Women’s Super50 tournament: Guyana stumble to second nine-wicket defeat
Guyana suffered another nine-wicket defeat in their second match of the 2023 Regional Women’s Super50 tournament at Conaree, St Kitts and Nevis.
Asked to bat first, Guyana posted 121 all out in 33.5 overs. Barbados replied with 122-1 in 17.1 overs, with Hayley Matthews hitting an unbeaten 72.
Earlier, Guyana openers Mandy Mangru (11) and Realanna Grimmond (05) posted 24 runs for the first wicket. West Indies fast-bowler Shamilia Connell made early inroads, but Katana Mentore and her captain Shemaine Campbelle (21) added 32 runs together.
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, until Shenata Grimmond and Kaysia Schultz added 36 runs for the seventh wicket, taking Guyana to 101-7 in 27.4 overs.
That partnership was all she wrote for Guyana, as the Bajan bowlers shared the wickets. Shakera Selman had 2-16 from five overs while Connell added 2-21 in eight overs. Matthews had figures of 2-25 in 6.5 overs in a collective effort.
In reply, Barbados raced to the target with a 109-run opening stand between Matthews and Kaycia Knight. Matthews struck eight fours and four sixes in her 42-ball knock, while Knight made 40 from 54 balls in a dominant effort. Kyshona Knight was unbeaten on six as Barbados recorded their second win in as many matches in their title defence.
Sheneta Grimmond, with 1-22 in 3.1 overs, was the lone wicket-taker for Guyana. The Guyanese will be in action again on May 12 against Leeward Islands at Warner Park in St Kitts.