CAPTAIN Shalini Samaroo starred with both bat and ball as Trinidad and Tobago humiliated the Leeward Islands by 138 runs on Tuesday, in the second of back-to-back matches at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.
Action was on the opening day of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Under-19 Rising Stars T20 Championship.
Trinidad and Tobago made 164 runs for two wickets, and then dismantled the Leewards for a meagre 27.
TT, who were sent in to bat, got an opening stand of 115, off 13.5 overs, between Samaroo (63 off 49 deliveries with 12 fours) and Shunelle Sawh (53 not out off 56 deliveries with six fours).
Djenaba Joseph contributed 21 (17 deliveries, four fours) for TT.
Samaroo, with her off-breaks, took four wickets without conceding a run as the Leewards slid from 12 without loss to be dismissed in 12.1 overs.
Opening batter Kimberly Anthony topscored with nine.
The United States, coached by former Guyana captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul, whipped Jamaica by seven wickets in the earlier game at Tarouba.
Jamaica, who were sent in to bat, were restricted to 49/5 in their allotted 20 overs, with Gabrielle Bryan the only batter to reach double figures, with an unbeaten 12, off 30 balls. Such was the lack of urgency of the Jamaica batters that they only struck three fours in their entire innings.
Anika Kolan made 11 not out as the Americans responded with 53/3 off 11.2 overs.
In a rain-affected encounter at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Guyana defeated Barbados by nine wickets.
Barbados, who were handed first strike, made 62/3 off 15 overs, with opener Zaliya Campbell hitting 17 and Asiba Callender 12 not out. Niveena Ramnauth got 2/3 for Guyana.
In their reply, Naomi Barkoye had an unbeaten 25 while Ashmini Munisar was at the other end on 14 as Guyana reached 63/1 off 10.4 overs.
Wednesday Fixtures –
Windward Islands vs USA at Diego Martin Sporting Complex - 9.30 am
Leeward Islands vs Guyana at Brian Lara Cricket Academy – 10 am
Trinidad and Tobago vs Barbados at Brian Lara Cricket Academy – 2.30 pm