Shemaine Campbelle played a captain’s knock of 50 not out to lead Guyana to an eight-wicket win against defending champions Jamaica in round four of the Regional Women’s T20 Blaze.
Playing at Warner Park St Kitts, Jamaica posted 109-6 in their allotted 20 overs. Fast bowler Cherry-Ann Fraser, who is returning to bowling after an injury, was the best bowler on show, claiming 3-18 from three overs. Off-spinner Plaffianna Millington and Ashmini Muniar had one wicket each. Captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored for Jamaica with a run-a-ball 48 which had five fours and one six. She was supported by the explosive Natasha McLean, who scored 27 from 21 balls, and Keneshia Ferron, who made 20.
Guyana had a rocky start to their chase, with Sheneta Grimmond (06) and Katana Mentore (02) falling cheaply. At 10-2, Jamaica were looking firm to win, but captain Campbelle and vice-captain Shabika Gajnabi took the Guyanese team to a crushing victory, ending on 110-2 in 18 overs. The unbroken century-run stand ensured Guyana their third victory in four matches in the T20 Blaze tournament.
Campbelle’s even 50 came off 49 balls and had five fours. Gajnabi, played supporting role with her 46-ball 37, which had three fours. Celina Whyte was the lone wicket-taker for Jamaica, with 2-11 in four overs. Guyana’s final match will be against Trinidad and Tobago on May 27 from 8:00h Eastern Caribbean Time. (GTimes)