King, Lugg and Salmon hit fifties as Scorpions secure first innings lead against Academy on day two at Sabina Park

By March 14, 2024
West Indies Academy bowler Kadeem Alleyne (left) looks on as Brandon King (centre) and Leroy Lugg (right) celebrate Lugg's fifty. West Indies Academy bowler Kadeem Alleyne (left) looks on as Brandon King (centre) and Leroy Lugg (right) celebrate Lugg's fifty.

The Jamaica Scorpions produced a spirited batting display to secure first innings honors against the West Indies Academy on day two of their fourth round 2024 West Indies Championship fixture at Sabina Park on Thursday.

King, who is captaining Jamaica for the first time in this match, led the way with 77, his 15th first-class fifty, off 132 balls including 10 fours and one six.

Leroy Lugg also showed good form for the hosts with his fourth first-class half century, 64 off 80 balls including nine fours and a six.

All-rounder Peat Salmon, who got promoted from his usual batting position of eight to six in this innings, repaid that faith with an unbeaten 60* off 157 balls including five fours and a six. Derval Green was the other not out batsman at stumps on 25* as Jamaica reached 326-7 off 82 overs, leading by two runs.

Earlier, openers Carlos Brown and Kirk McKenzie made 33 and 29, respectively.

Joshua Bishop was the most successful academy bowler on the day with 3-85 off 27 overs while Kadeem Alleyne took 2-29 from eight overs.

Full Scores: West Indies Academy 324 all out off 82 overs (Joshua Dorne 83, Jordan Johnson 61, Kadeem Alleyne 52, Joshua James 36, Ojay Shields 3-28, Derval Green 3-38)

Jamaica Scorpions 326-7 off 82 overs (Brandon king 77, Leroy Lugg 64, Peat Salmon 60*, Carlos Brown 33, Kirk McKenzie 29)

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