Barbados Under-19 women’s cricket team recorded their first win of the West Indies Under-19 women’s 30-over championship when they defeated Leeward Islands by eight wickets yesterday at Gilbert Park, California, Trinidad and Tobago.
In their final preliminary match, Barbados successfully reached 99-2 in 19 overs, chasing 98-7 set by Leeward Islands in their 30 overs.
Bowling first, all-rounder Naijanni Cumberbatch decimated the opponents with a four-wicket haul, 4-14, in six overs.
Later, the young Barbadian women eased to victory with a top-score of 32 from 40 deliveries from opener Asabi Callender who found a partner in the number three batter NaiJanni Cumberbatch, a right-hander, who hit 24 not out in 29 deliveries.
Theanny Herbert-Mayers was the other unbeaten batter on six not out.
Barbados lost to Windwards, Guyana and Jamaica and played to a no-result in a rain-affected match against Trinidad and Tobago.
Windward Islands Under-19 Women will meet Trinidad and Tobago in tomorrow’s 30-over final.
Leeward Islands Under-19 Women 98-7 in 30 overs (K. Anthony 21; N. Cumberbatch 4-14, K. Howell 2-10). Barbados Under-19 Women 99-2 in 19 overs (A. Callender 32, N. Cumberbatch 24 n.o., T. Holder 13). Barbados Under-19 Women won by eight wickets.