Women’s Super50 Cup: Windward Islands thump Guyana by nine wickets

SUMMARY: Guyana 79 all out from 27.1 overs (Realeanna Grimmond 20, Mandy Mangru 18; Qiana Joseph 4-18, Afy Fletcher 2-10) vs Windward Islands 80-1 from 21.2 overs (Afy Fletcher 44*, Namiah Marcellin 29*; Plaffiana Millington 1-24)


Experienced international Afy Fletcher turned in an excellent all-round performance to lead Windward Islands to a commanding nine-wicket win over Guyana in the opening round of the Cricket West Indies’ CG Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup in St. Kitts on Monday.

After Guyana collapsed from a solid start to be dismissed for just 79 in 27.1 overs, Windward Islands coasted to victory in 21.2 overs, losing their only wicket off the very first ball of the innings.

SCOREBOARD: https://www.windiescricket.com/matches/216147/#scorecard

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY7BkIBpz5U&list=PL0t5GfF7jXLkzYUdqaCwOJrUMeeFF4ZXX&index=1

Afy Fletcher (File photo)

Captain Fletcher, 36, who has played in 63 One-Day Internationals for West Indies Women, led the run-chase with an unbeaten 44 off 52 balls (6x4s), while opener Namiah Marcellin was not out on 29 off 76 (2x4s).

Opener Malika Edwards was dismissed for a first ball duck by spinner Plaffiana Millington.

Earlier, openers Realeanna Grimmond (20) and Mandy Mangru (18) gave Guyana a start of 24 in 5.3 overs and they were cruising at 41-1 by the ninth over.

However, the innings went downhill as the last nine wickets were plucked out cheaply.

No other player got into double-figures, as left-arm spinner Qiana Joseph took 4-18 off 10 overs and leg-spinner Fletcher 2-10 off 5.1.

Nerissa Crafton (1-8) and Pearl Etienne (1-13) were also among the wickets.

Updates on other round one games will be added as they are completed


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