Scorpions off the mark with big victory over CCC

By October 04, 2018
Rovman Powell Rovman Powell

Half centuries from Andre McCarthy and Windies all-rounder, Rovman Powell, helped the Jamaica Scorpions to an easy enough seven-wicket victory over the Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in their first outing in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival. 

Batting first, the Marooners posted 219-8, after skipper Nikita Miller, 3-35, and fellow spinner, Christopher Lamont, 1-31, wrecked the innings.

Young Oshane Thomas, an exciting fastbowler, who earned much respect during the recently concluded Hero Caribbean Premier League, bagged 2-41, while his opening partner in the pace attack, Gordon Bryan had 1-20.

McCarthy also got into the action with the ball, snaring the wicket of Nicholas Sookdeosingh to end with figures of 1-21.

Kyle Corbin scored 28 at the top of the innings after Kijorn Ottley had gone for a duck, while Amir Jangoo scored 30.

Marooners skipper Carlos Brathwaite was bowled by his opposite number for 26, before some food lower order batting made the score a little more respectable than it was shaping up to be.

Yannick Ottley scored a responsible 43, aided by 40 not out from Keron Cottoy.

In reply, the Scorpions got off to a poor start, with opener Chadwick Walton falling for just five, while Chris Gayle, batting in his first Super50 in years, could only manage 21, albeit from just 17 deliveries.

Jermaine Blackwood, looking to regain his place with the Windies wasn’t terrible in getting to an unusually sedate 36 from 51 deliveries, before McCarthy, 72 not out and Powell, unbeaten on 79, took the game away from the Marooners, earning five points for the now, table leaders.

McCarthy was savage, striking four fours and three sixes in his innings, but Powell was absolutely devastating, clearing the ropes six times, and going through them just twice in an innings that lasted just 64 deliveries.

The Jamaicans would get to the total in just 34.5 overs, making what could have been a tricky run chase look easy.

It certainly didn’t look easy at 1-8 when Walton got out, or 2-31 when Gayle got out, or even 3-85 when Blackwood departed in the 17th over.

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