WPCL: Scorpions start fightback after another poor batting performance

Jermaine Blackwood

The Jamaica Scorpions have been plagued with poor batting performances throughout the Windies Professional Cricket League 4-Day Tournament and the first day of their game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park was no different.

Sent into bat the Scorpions were skittled out for 197 but rallied to leave the Hurricanes teetering on 60-4 at stumps.

The Scorpions got into trouble with some kamikaze batting as John Campbell scored 28 from 28 deliveries before he became the first wicket down, going caught by Keacy Carty off the bowling of Jeremiah Louis.

Although Jermaine Blackwood scored 81, he was also guilty of being careless, the Windies batsman scoring his runs from 98 deliveries.

To be fair though, Blackwood was running out of partners and he may have felt the need to score as much as possible before that happens.

Outside of Blackwood and Campbell, only Assad Fudadin, 24, and Brandon King, 20, contributed more than 10 to the score.

The Scorpions were hurt by Sheno Berridge's 4-46, Chaim Holder’s 3-50, and Jeremiah St Louis’ 3-62.

In reply, the Hurricanes have not done themselves any favours, after Damion Jacobs ripped through the top order to end the day with figures of 3-41.

Derval Green is the only other wicket-taker, with figures of 1-10.

Montcin Hodge, 3, Kieran Powell, 13, Devon Thomas, 2, and Akeem Saunders, 3, are all back in the hutch, as the Hurricanes return tomorrow with Carty not out on 20, and Jahmar Hamilton, unbeaten on 17.

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