The 2019 Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup was a successful one for the Barbados team – Deandra Dottin was the leading run-scorer with 299 runs while Hayley Matthews topped the bowling charts with 17 wickets. After the fifth and final round, Barbados retained the Super50 title, finishing with a maximum 24 points after winning all of their five matches.
Trinidad and Tobago finished second with 19 points while Jamaica came third with 14 points. Hosts Guyana attained 10 points while Windward Islands gathered five points. Leeward Islands lost all four matches and remained without a point on the board.
The tournament’s most destructive batter scored 299 runs in five innings, where she was dismissed only once, that was in the 49th over of the fifth and final round against Trinidad and Tobago. Dottin, who goes by the name World Boss, had the most sixes in scores of 23*, 94*, 34*, 75*, and 73 in the five innings she batted and was awarded three Player-of-the-Match prizes.
In second position on the tournament’s batting chart, Barbados wicket-keeper/batter, Kycia Knight scored 264 runs; she had scores of 81, 59*, 2*, 45 and 77, averaging 88. Stafanie Taylor, Jamaica’s captain, who was awarded two Player-of-the-Match prizes, accumulated 263 runs in five innings. In fourth position, Barbados Captain Matthews scored 233 runs in five innings, retaining the reputation of the best opener.
Rounding off the top five, Guyana’s Shemaine Campbelle scored 211 runs in five innings. There were three centuries scored in the tournament: Taylor scored 119, Campbelle scored 111 and Matthews scored 108.
In the bowling department, Matthews with her off-spin topped the charts with 17 wickets, picking up the best bowling figures of the tournament when she grabbed 7-27 in 8.4 overs against Leeward Islands at Everest. Trinidad’s Karishma Ramharack had 13 wickets with best bowling figures of 4-38 while Leandra Ramdeen grabbed 10 wickets in the four matches she played. Guyana’s Erva Giddings was the most successful fast bowler in the tournament with 10 wickets.
Windies spin queen Anisa Mohammed had nine wickets along with Jamaican speedster Chinelle Henry and Sheneta Grimond, who also finished with nine wickets. Taylor and Dottin finished with eight wickets each.
There were two five-wicket hauls in the tournament: Matthews had 7-27 and Dottin had 6-43. The outstanding players were awarded on Tuesday last at the Regency Hotel. The teams will now focus on the T20 Blaze tournament that will see three matches played at the National Stadium Providence on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Brandon Corlette)