ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – A quick, unbeaten 20 from Shaquana Quintyne sealed a nervy Round 3 four-wicket win for Barbados over St. Vincent & the Grenadines, booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Regional Women’s Twenty20 today.
Playing at Tanteen, St. Vincent & the Grenadines won the toss and elected to bat first but struggled to put an innings together. From 17 for 1, they lost further wickets at regular intervals,slumping to 51 for 6. It took a 30-run partnership at the end between Sheree Ann John (15) and Stacy Ann Adams (7) to get St. Vincent & the Grenadines to 81 for 6 in their 20 overs.
Barbados did themselves few favours in the last five overs as they contributed eight runs in extras to the partnership.
In their chase, Barbados also had a similar stumble. After reaching 29 for 1 Barbados lost five wickets for 21 runs to limp to 50 for 6. But Quintyne rescued her team with her timely knock from just 25 balls. She ran well between the wickets for her runs, which included no boundaries. Quintyne found a good partner in Kyann Maynard who patiently batted at the other end, striking nine runs from 21 balls as Barbados reached 82 for 6. John picked up 3 for 13 and Adams had 2 for 20 but their effort wasn’t enough to stave off defeat. Kyshona Knight and Hayley Matthews chipped in with 16 and 12 runs respectively in the Barbados innings.
Yesterday also at Tanteen, Deandra Dottin produced another aggressive innings to ensure Barbados remained unbeaten in the tournament.
Dottin found the boundary five times in an unbeaten knock of 47 while Pamela Levine scored 30 runs including four fours as they pushed Barbados to 124 for 4 in 20 overs.
St.Lucia’s main strike bowlers were Nicole St.Prix and Teadie Crowford with two wickets each.
St. Lucia were struggling on 43 for 7 after 15 overs when the rain stopped play and Barbados took the game via the Duckwork/Lewis system. (windiescricket)