PROVIDENCE, Guyana – Hayley Matthews was at her all-around best with three wickets and 23 not out to Barbados to a big win over the Leeward Islands in the second match of Round 2 of the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze tournament, on Thursday. The Leewards were on the back foot from the first over at the Guyana National Stadium, as new balls bowler Shanika Bruce ran through the top order while Matthews cleaned up the lower half. Leewards managed to reach 60 all out in 18.2 overs, thanks to 18 extras.
Rosalie Dolabaille finished on 14 not out and Tiffany Thorpe with 10 off 12 balls were the only two Leewards batters to reach double figures. Bruce finished with figures of 4-2-15-3, while Matthews had 4-1-9-3. Kycia Knight’s stroke play of three boundaries took her to 12 off nine balls before she was caught going for another drive. Her twin Kyshona joined Matthews at the crease, and they knocked off the remaining 38 runs as the defending champs reached the target in 6.4 overs.
Jamaica beat Windward Islands by 25 runs
Jamaica maintained their unbeaten start to the tournament in a low-scoring victory over the Windward Islands in the last match of the day under the lights. Playing in her first CWI T20 Blaze tournament, 18-year-old Jannillea Glasgow was brilliant with the new ball and grabbed 4-21 off 3.3 overs as Jamaica was bowled out for 91 within the allotted 20 overs.
Experience seamer Pearl Etienne was also excellent with 3-0-10-2. For the Jamaicans Rashada Williams (25) and Stafanie Taylor (18) shared in a 26-run partnership then Williams and Chadean Nation (10), shared in a 28-run stand.
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