Women’s T20 Blaze: Guyana defeats Windward Islands by four runs

SUMMARY: Guyana Women 88-7 from 20 overs (Katana Mentore 32, Sheneta Grimmond 19, Shemaine Campbelle 12; Afy Fletcher 4-10, Zaida James 1-7, Carena Noel 1-11) vs Windward Islands Women 84-8 from 20 overs (Qiana Joseph 19, Pearl Etienne 15, Fletcher 10; Ashmini Munisar 1-7, Nyia Latchman 1-10, Grimmond 1-17)


Guyana opened their campaign in the Women’s T20 Blaze with a four-run victory over the Windward Islands in St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday.

After posting 88-7 from their 20 overs, Guyana restricted the Windward Islands to 84-8 from a combined effort in the field where all of the five bowlers got wickets.

West Indies Under-19 captain Ashmini Munisar (1-7 from four overs) was the most economical followed by Nyia Latchman (1-10), Sheneta Grimmond (1-17), Kayscia Schultz (1-21) and Plafianna Millington (1-27).

Apart from a 35-run stand between Pearl Etienne (15) and Qiana Joseph (19) for the six-wicket and 15 runs for the second wicket between Afy Fletcher (10) and Malika Edward (8), the Islanders struggled to find to final stable stand.

Earlier, Fletcher brought the magic with the ball, bagging 4-10 from four overs while Zaida James had 1-7 in her spell.

Katana Mentore (32) and Grimmond (19) added 42 for the opening while Shemaine Campbelle (12) added 20 for the second with Mentore.

Mentore’s top score came from 33 balls in which she struck five fours.

Up next for Guyana is a clash against the Super50 champions, Barbados, on Sunday from 14:30h.

Guyana finished fifth in the Super50 tournament with two wins and three losses.

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