Canada's women cricketers beat Argentina by 8 wickets on Tuesday in the ICC Americas Regional Championships. Argentina made 108 all out (32.3 overs), breaking the century mark for the second game in a row, which is commendable for an emerging team. The Argentine bowlers had some early success, but Yvette Singh, with 35 runs not out, and Joanna White, 34 runs not out, powered Canada to victory in the 17th over. Canada made 112 runs for 2 wickets.
In the Argentina innings, White bowled economically and successfully, taking 3 wickets for 14 runs in 7.1 overs. Helene Gaffney (2 wickets for 18 runs in 8 overs) and Meara Crawford (1 wicket for 19 runs in 8 overs) also bowled well. Marcela Rojas made 27 runs and Veronica Vasquez 18 runs for the South Americans.
Trinidad & Tobago registered its second win when defeating Bermuda by 64 runs. Trinidad scored 173 runs all out in 39.4 overs), lead by Whitney Cudjoe's 47 runs and Jerveena Pollicksingh's 28 runs. Britney Marshall was the most successful Bermudian bowler, taking 3 wickets for 20 runs in 6 overs.
Bermuda had a fits and starts innings, with only Marshall making it past the twenty run mark. She scored 25 runs. Chevonne Fubert was the next highest scorer but was one of three players to be run out in the later stages of the Bermudian innings. Six bowlers shared the other seven wickets. Alice Collins took the wickets of Marshall and Rickelle Smith, who made 10 runs.
Thunderstorms are predicted for Thursday and Friday, so team managers have opted to play the third and final round-robin games on Wednesday. Trinidad should account for Argentina, and thus go undefeated in the tournament. The battle for second place between Canada and Bermuda (both with a record of 1 win and 1 defeat) features the two leading Associate countries in the Americas region. The Canadians will hope to avenge a 2-1 series loss to Bermuda last year that put Canada out of the hunt for a place in the next Women's World Cricket Cup.