Matthews stars as Barbados trump Guyana by 27 runs

first_img2018 CWI Women’s T20 ChampionshipAkaze ThompsonWindies’ star all-rounder Hayley Matthews smacked a brutal fifty as Barbados took their winning streak to four following their 27-run win over Guyana in the CWI Regional T20 Women’s Championship played at Sabina Park Ground in Jamaica.The opener hit seven fours and four sixes in her36-ball blitz, which produced Barbados’s top-score of 61. Support came from her opening partner Danielle Small, who scored 21 off 18; with Kycia Knight, the wicket-keeper, adding a useful 23 to help their side post 134-6 in 20 overs.Guyana again had another good outing with the ball, as their star for the night, Akaze Thompson, grabbing 2-22, and a wicket each came from Plaffiana Millington, Shenita Grimmond and Subrena Munroe.Looking for the second win, the Guyanese ladies produced a mixed batting effort in the chase, but fell short despite Thompson returning to blast 47 and Shabika Gajnabi chipping in with 31. Guyana was restricted to 107-3 when 20 overs expired.Hayley MathewsSkipper Shemaine Campbell was the next bet scorer with 16, as spells from the Bajan duo of Shanika Bruce (2-17) and Shamilia Connell (1-17) were enough to contain the Guyanese.In other matches played in the 4th round, Windward Islands defeated the Leeward Islands by 62 runs, while Trinidad and Tobago got the better of hosts Jamaica to win by 43 runs.Meanwhile, the final round of the T20s will bowl off on Monday, with Guyana opening the day with a match versus the Leewards. The red hot Barbados will tackle hosts Jamaica in the afternoon match, while Trinidad and Tobago lock horns with Windward Islands in the night.Following the end of the T20s, the women will shift formats as they prepare for the Super50 leg of the championships, which bowl off on Thursday June 21. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more