Cayman Islands attain their first victory of the Tournament

Sat, Apr 28, 2012 9:55 AM

Cayman Islands attain their first victory of the Tournament
Host Cayman Islands took on Brazil at the Jimmy Powell oval in a shortened game reduced to 13 overs per side, due to a late start as a result of wet spots on the pitch caused by heavy overnight rain here in Grand Cayman.

Brazil won the toss and decided to bat first but soon found themselves at 28/4 inside the 8th over. The Cayman Islands were in a more positive mood today and it showed as they restricted Brazil to 57/8 with only Juliene Melo making double figures (10) from the allotted 13 overs.

This was going to be Cayman?s best opportunity this week to gain full points and with a vocal local crowd behind them, the openers raced to 30 from the first 4 overs. Wyvonne Forbes played some delightful shots with one off drive for 4 that had the JPO rocking.

Captain Molly Ann Moore joined Forbes at the fall of the 1st wicket, but Forbes was runout on (20) when she played a ball to point and the captain sent her back after a mixup in the calling. This left the host on 41/2, one more wicket fell as Cayman recorded its first victory for the tournament.

At Smith Road Oval the game was reduced to 5 overs per side due to a soggy outfield from the overnight rain. Argentina won the toss and elected field and with the second ball of the game claimed the wicket Joanna White for a duck. In reply, Argentina got off to the worst possible start with the wicket of Sofia Retamales without scoring, and Dirce Yuil caught at midon for one all within the first over of the innings.

Argentina gave a good account but the target was just beyond them. Tomorrow, the Canadians go on to meet the USA in the tournament decider for the championship and a place at next year?s ICC Women?s T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

In the only full game of the day, played in the afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Oval, USA continued their form and completed a comfortable 85 run victory over Bermuda.

Bermuda won the toss and elected to field and the USA compiled 152/3 from their allotted 20 overs with Nadia Gruny (54), Candacy Atkins (31) and the hard hitting Karen Bayles (29*). Bermuda?s best bowler was Reuna Richardson with 2/32 for her 4 overs.

In reply Bermuda could only muster 67 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, with Terry Lynn Paynter (20), Maryellen Jackson (14), and Precious Smith (10). The USA bowlers were lead by Samantha Ramautar, 2/10 from 4 overs kept the tight line throughout.

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