2023 Regional Women’s T20 Blaze tournament: Guyana beat Windwards by four runs
Guyana’s senior women’s team started the 2023 Regional Women’s T20 Blaze tournament on a positive note with a four-run win against Winward Islands in the opening game at Warner Park in St Kitts.
Winwards won the toss earlier, and opted to field first. Guyana posted 88-7 in 20 overs, while Windwards managed only 84-8 in their allotted 20 overs. Guyana had a new-look opening pair in Sheneta Grimmond and Katana Mentore, who contributed 42 runs to the score. Mentore scored a 33-ball 32, which had five fours, while Grimmond made 19 from 21 balls.
Bowling for Windwards was skipper Afy Fletcher, who claimed 4-10 in four overs with her leg-spin. She was supported by Pearl Etienne and Carena Noel, who each had one wicket.
In response, Qiana Joseph top-scored with 19 from 28 balls, being run out with the first ball of the last over bowled by Plafianna Millington. With 13 runs required off the final over, Windwards fell, and a misfield off the final ball, which went for four, saw them finish on 84-8, four runs short.
Five Guyanese bowlers featured in an all-spin attack which had a collective effort of each bowler claiming one wicket. Ashmini Munisar had 1-7 from four overs, as she displayed good control.
Guyana will be in action again today, May 21, against Barbados from 14:30h at Warner Park in St Kitts.