T20 Blaze: Henry, Waisome spur Jamaica to big win over T&T
Chinelle Henry turned in an excellent all-round performance and Neisha-Ann Waisome was outstanding with the ball as Jamaica trounced Trinidad and Tobago by 79 runs on Tuesday evening when the Cricket West Indies CG United Women’s T20 Blaze continued at the National Stadium, Providence.
The tall Henry smashed the first half-century of the tournament – 52 off 38 balls with seven boundaries- as Jamaica made the day’s highest score 133-6 off 20 overs.
Natasha McLean got the Jamaicans off to a flying start with 30 off 27 balls, which included five boundaries.
Together with Rashada Williams, they posted an opening stand of 29 before Williams fell for 10. Skipper Stafanie Taylor added 14, which included two boundaries. Caniesha Isaac was the best bowler for Trinidad and Tobago with figures of 2-21 from four overs.
Waisome, a veteran right-handed medium-pacer, bulldozed the Trinidad and Tobago batting line-up.
Known as “Gabi”, Waisome tore through the middle-order to finish with career-best figures of 5-8 from four overs.
Only Kirbyina Alexander managed to reach double figures; she was the last T&T wicket to fall for 15 as they were all out for 55 in 13.3 overs. Henry completed a good match with figures of 3-1-20-2.
In the earlier games on Tuesday at the same venue, defending champions Barbados and Windward Islands recorded tense wins in two low-scoring affairs.
Guyana, aiming for a maiden Regional Women’s title, suffered a massive collapse to lose to Barbados by seven runs, while in the opening match of the tournament, Windward Islands had to dig deep to beat Leewards Islands by four wickets.
Second round games
Thursday June 9, National Stadium, Providence
10:00h- Guyana vs Trinidad and Tobago
14:30h- Leeward Islands vs Barbados
19:00h- Jamaica vs Windward Islands