GEORGETOWN, Guyana- Fireworks from Deandra Dottin’s bat and bowling saw Barbados inch closer to winning the Cricket West Indies Women’s T20 Blaze tournament. Barbados secured a 7-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago to hand T&T their first defeat of the tournament.
a match that saw the top two teams clash for an extended points lead, Trinidad and Tobago would have felt they posted thirty runs short of a defendable total against Barbados, finishing on 136/6 from 20 overs. Thanks to some hard-hitting by Dottin and a 41-run partnership between Kycia Knight and Danielle Small, saw Barbados chase down the target in 15.3 overs.
In the second match of the day, Jamaica were comfortable winners over the Leeward Islands by 10 wickets. Electing to bat first, the Leewards were bowled out for 61 in 18.4 overs. Neisha Ann Waisome taking her first wickets ever for Jamaica, finishing with 3/10 from her 4 overs. The opening batting pair of Natasha McLean and Jodian Morgan cruised to the target in 6.4 overs.
The final match in Round 4 saw the Windward Islands scare host Guyana in their nighttime encounter. The Windwards restricted Guyana to 105/8 in 20 overs. The Windwards were cruising, losing their first wicket with 34 on the board, but a major capitulation happened which brought a halt to their scoring. They could only muster 87/8 when their 20 overs were finished.