Taylor powers Ja to second T20 win
CAPTAIN Stafanie Taylor powered Jamaica to their second win in as many matches after a 27-run beating of Barbados in the low-scoring Regional Women's Twenty20 contest at Kensington Park yesterday.
Chasing a modest target of 99 to defeat Jamaica, the Barbados outfit crumbled for 71 all out against a disciplined bowling effort from the home team.
Scores: Jamaica 98-7 (20 overs); Barbados 71 (20 overs)
The West Indies stand-out Taylor, who opened the Jamaica innings, batted through for an unbeaten 49-ball 48 in the total of 98-7 off 20 overs. No other Jamaican batter reached 10.
Danielle Small was the main destroyer for Barbados with figures of 3-6 off two overs, while Pamela Lavine and Keila Elliott claimed one wicket each.
In the visitors' reply, captain Shakera Selman (24) and Lavine (10) were the only batters to offer any form of resistance.
Taylor, the former world number one-ranked all-rounder grabbed 3-13 off four overs with her off-spin bowling. Karla Cohen and Roshana Outar supported with 1-6 and 1-8, respectively.
In the rain-affected afternoon game at Kensington, Trinidad & Tobago edged Guyana by eight runs courtesy of the Duckworth & Lewis (D/L) method.
Scores: Guyana 76-6 (20 overs); Trinidad & Tobago 33-2 (7 overs)
Melaine Henry, who made 18 not out, and Shamaine Campbell (18) were the top scorers for Guyana. Felicia Walters hauled in 2-9 off four overs to be the top wicket-taker for Trinidad & Tobago, while Anisa Mohammed and Lee Ann Kirby grabbed 1-8 and 1-15, respectively.
Amanda Samaroo top scored in the T&T team's 33-2 before rain curtailed proceedings, a mere eight runs ahead of the D/L par score.
At the Chedwin Park ground, St Vincent and the Grenadines beat Grenada by 18 runs in the morning fixture.
Scores: St Vincent and the Grenadines 104-3 (20 overs); Grenada 86-8 (20 overs).
In the afternoon game at the same venue, St Lucia's Teadie Crawford snared a remarkable 7-7 in a 37-run win over Dominica.
Scores: St Lucia 116-5 (20 overs); Dominica 79 (19.5 overs)
After today's rest day, the competition will resume with a full slate of matches at the Chedwin and Kensington Park venues tomorrow.