Jamaica win Regional Women’s T20 Final

Kingston, Jamaica – Hosts Jamaica were crowned champions of the inaugural Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament on Saturday here.

–Hosts Jamaica were crowned champions of the inaugural Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament on Saturday here.


This followed a 16-run victory over main rivals Trinidad & Tobago in the Grand Final at Sabina Park in the Jamaica capital.

Another outstanding all-round performance from World Player-of-the-Year nominee Stafanie Taylor helped the Jamaicans clinch the title.

The Jamaica captain grabbed 4-9 from her allotted four overs and fellow West Indies Women’s player Shanel Daley captured 3-13 from 3.2 overs, as T&T failed in their bid to overhaul a victory target of 102.

Taylor had paved the way with a typically composed, unbeaten 57 from 63 balls that included just five fours, as Jamaica reached 101 for five from their 20 overs.

It was second major women’s final in which the Jamaicans had toppled T&T, following their capture of the Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament last year in Barbados.

Taylor earned the Player-of-the-Match award and was also voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Earlier, Barbados had captured third place, when they prevailed over Guyana by seven wickets in the Consolation Final at the same venue.

Pamela Lavine also put in a tidy all-round performance for Barbados.

She was the most successful Barbados bowler with 3-13 from four overs, as Guyana made 88 for seven off 20 overs, and she returned to gather the top score of 21 in the successful Barbados chase.

A few kilometers away, St. Vincent & the Grenadines took fifth place, following a 20-run win over Grenada in the Consolation Playoff at Kensington Park.

SVG captain Cordel Jack too, had a solid all-round effort, leading the way with 49 not out in her side’s 116 for four off 20 overs, and taking 2-20 from four overs, as Grenada replied with 96 for three in their turn at the crease.

Prior to this, St. Lucia had grabbed seventh place ahead of Dominica with a nine-run win in the Minor Playoff at the same ground.

St. Lucia posted 97 for seven from their 20 overs, despite Annica Benjamin taking 4-22 from four overs, and Dominica were left to finish the tournament without a single win, when they could only muster 88 for eight in response.

Saturday’s results were:

Grand Final

At Sabina Park: Jamaica beat Trinidad & Tobago by 16 runs

JAMAICA 101 for five off 20 overs (Stafanie Taylor 57 not out, Jodiann Morgan 27; Stacy Ann King 2-12)

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 85 off 18.2 overs (Britney Cooper 18, Deandra Dottin 16, Amanda Samaroo 15, Felicia Walters 13, Anisa Mohammed 13; Stafanie Taylor 4-9, Shanel Daley 3-13, Vanessa Watts 2-14)

Consolation Final

At Sabina Park: Barbados beat Guyana by seven wickets

GUYANA 88 for seven off 20 overs (June Ogle 30, Shemaine Campbelle 15, Prudence Williams 12; Pamela Lavine 3-13, Shaquana Quintyne 2-13)

BARBADOS 89 for three off 17.3 overs (Pamela Lavine 21, Kycia Knight 18, Shaquana Quintyne 17 not out, Shakera Selman 13 not out, Kyshona Knight 11)

Consolation Playoff

At Kensington Park: St. Vincent & the Grenadines beat Grenada by 20 runs

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 116 for four off 20 overs (Cordel Jack 49 not out, Juliana Nero 14, Clea Hoyte 14; Afy Fletcher 2-23)

GRENADA 96 for three off 20 overs (Debbie Ann Lewis 36 not out, Anisha Thomas 32, Afy Fletcher 18; Cordel Jack 2-20)

Minor Playoff

At Kensington Park: St. Lucia beat Dominica by nine runs

ST. LUCIA 97 for seven off 20 overs (Paulina Francis 31, Yasmine St. Ange 22, Verena Felicien 11 not out, Roylin Cooper 11; Annica Benjamin 4-22)

DOMINICA 88 for eight off 20 overs (Tiffany Graham 21, Rosilia Registe 14, Annica Andrew 12, Kimara Sabroche 10; Chemeka Abraham 2-10, Yasmine St. Ange 2-13, Verena Felicien 2-20)