Captain Hayley Matthews produced another dominant performance with both bat and ball to lead Barbados to a crushing victory over defending T20 Blaze champions Jamaica in the second round of the competition here Friday.
After winning the toss and sending Jamaica into bat, Matthews and Shanika Bruce both snared four wickets apiece to limit their opponents to just 95 in 17. 2 overs.
The skipper then returned to blast an unbeaten, boundary studded 58 from 42 balls, as Barbados romped to an easy victory to finish on 96 for one off 11.3 overs.
Matthews belted eight boundaries and two sixes during her aggressive stay at the crease. She posted a 58-run opening stand with Danielle Small who made 13 and then combined with Deandra Dottin who scored an unbeaten 22 in a 38-run partnership.
Earlier, Henry showcased deadly accuracy during an opening spell which crippled Jamaica.
She bowled Natasha McClean for six and then accounted for the wicket of Jodian Morgan who made just two, before returning to clean bowl Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry in consecutive deliveries to leave Jamaica 24 for four.
Matthews then got in on the action, dismissing captain Stafanie Taylor, Karla Cohen and Jerona Walcott as Jamaica slipped further into trouble at 63 for seven.
It took a fighting, unbeaten 28 from Rashada Williams to get Jamaica up to their eventual total.
Bruce ended with 4-16 from her four overs while Matthews took 4-25.
Barbados then scored at over eight runs an over on their way to registering their second straight victory.
Guyana copped their first win of the competition by defeating the Leeward Islands by 23 runs.
Batting first they made 146 for seven off their 20 overs with captain Shemaine Campbelle topscoring with 31.
However, a poor effort by the Leeward Islands in the field led to them gifting Guyana 26 extras, which was the next highest contributor to the total.
Saneldo Willett and Davanna Claxton both snagged two wickets.
The Leeward Island’s chase never got off the ground as Erva Giddings, Plaffiana Millington and Sheneta Grimmond each took three wickets to hamper their efforts.
Within the first eight overs, they had crumbled to 39 for eight and were staring down the barrel of an embarrassing defeat.
But Rozel Liburd rescued them with 41 and together with Terez Parker who made 26 and Claxton who scored an unbeaten 18, got them up to a respectable total.
In the third and final match, Trinidad and Tobago recorded an exciting seven-wicket victory over the Windward Islands via the Duckworth/Lewis, with one ball to spare in a contest which was affected by rain.
With the match reduced to 14 overs per side after heavy showers, the Windwards’ innings was disrupted by rain after only 9.4 overs with the score on 59 for three.
Trinidad and Tobago were then set a revised target of 58 runs from eight overs, which they got to thanks to knocks of 25 from Stacy Ann King and an unbeaten 23 from Britney Cooper, finishing on 61 for three off 7.5 overs.