In the latest fixtures of the Women’s Super 50 tournament, the cricketing action was not only defined by the prowess of the players but also influenced by the unpredictable whims of the weather. Both games, on opposite sides of the island, saw a reduction in overs in response to the inclement conditions.  Fortunately, both matches were played and we were able to witness some truly remarkable cricket. Join us as we dive into what went down in the 2nd Round of the Women’s Super 50 Championship.

 

Match 3: St. Vincent and the Grenadines vs St. Lucia


In the 3rd Match of the Super 50 Women’s tournament, St Lucia delivered a commanding performance against St Vincent and the Grenadines, securing a resounding victory by 116 runs.

Winning the toss, St Lucia elected to bat and posted a formidable total of 188/5 in 37 overs. Malika Edward, Namiah Marcellin, and Zaida James contributed significantly to the innings with scores of 24, 37, and 42, respectively. Qiana Joseph also chipped in with a quick 26. St Vincent and the Grenadines’ bowler Shannel Mackie claimed three wickets, but St Lucia managed to set a challenging target.

In response, St Vincent and the Grenadines faced a formidable bowling attack from St Lucia. Selena Ross was the standout performer, taking three crucial wickets. Natalia Philip and Qiana Joseph also made impactful contributions with the ball, each securing two wickets. Denella Creese was the top scorer for St Vincent and the Grenadines with 13 runs, but the Vincentians struggled against the disciplined bowling of St Lucia.

St Vincent and the Grenadines were eventually bowled out for a mere 72 runs in 17.5 overs. Apart from Kimone Homer and Denella Creese, none of the batters managed to reach double figures. St Lucia showcased a well-rounded performance in both batting and bowling, earning a comprehensive victory by 116 runs and remaining unbeaten in the tournament.


Match 4: Dominica vs Grenada at La Sageese

In what was certainly the match you didn’t want to miss, the thrilling encounter between Grenada and Dominica in the 4th Match of the tournament saw Grenada emerge victorious in a remarkable turnaround. The match, reduced to 31 overs per side due to rain, witnessed an extraordinary comeback by Grenada, who chased down the target of 150 against all odds.

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Grenada’s bowlers initially struggled as Dominica’s Pearl Etienne led from the front with an unbeaten 60. Despite the efforts of Carena Noel and Brittney Pascal, Dominica posted a competitive total of 149/7 in their allotted 31 overs. The innings featured notable contributions from Ronette Sanford and Rianne Prevost.

In response, Grenada faced early setbacks, courtesy of an outstanding bowling performance by Dominica’s captain, Pearl Etienne. Etienne removed top-order batsmen Tyrell, Fletcher, and Thomas within the first three overs, reducing Grenada to a precarious 49 for 7. The situation seemed dire, but Grenada’s lower order, including Aria Fortune, Cassie Williams, and Holly Charles, showcased remarkable resilience.

Against all expectations, this trio orchestrated a stunning recovery, steering Grenada from 49 for 7 to 152 for 9. Aria Fortune’s 25, Cassie Williams’ 36, and Holly Charles’ unbeaten 20 played crucial roles in the comeback. Despite Pearl Etienne’s early heroics, Dominica’s bowlers couldn’t prevent Grenada from pulling off a miraculous win.

Ultimately, Grenada won the match by 1 wicket, completing a sensational turnaround and leaving Dominica heartbroken. The match highlighted the unpredictable nature of cricket, emphasizing the importance of perseverance, determination, and a ‘never say die’ attitude in the face of adversity.