John Campbell half-century tops off dominant Scorpions win over USA Cricket

By October 08, 2018
Oshane Thomas and Rovman Powell celebrate the dismissal Monank Patel  during the Group “B” match of the WINDIES Super50 Cup between Jamaica Scorpions and United States of America on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Kensington Oval. Oshane Thomas and Rovman Powell celebrate the dismissal Monank Patel during the Group “B” match of the WINDIES Super50 Cup between Jamaica Scorpions and United States of America on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Kensington Oval. CWI Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks LaTouche Photography

Jamaica Scorpions batsman, John Campbell, scored a classy half century on his way to helping his side complete a dominant win over USA Cricket in their Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival game at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday. 

The Scorpions would end seven-wicket winners after USA Cricket chose to bat and struggled to 144 all out in 42.1 overs. The Scorpions would have no trouble overhauling the total, getting to 145-3 in 26.1 overs to earn maximum points from the encounter.

For USA Cricket, Timil Patel, 37, Roy Silva, 27, Alex Amsterdam, 25, and David Wakefield, also 25, got good starts but never went on, as an all-round bowling performance from the Scorpions kept them in check.

Oshane Thomas, 2-22 and Gordon Bryan, 1-23, got the ball rolling for the Scorpions before Jerome Taylor, 1-21, Nikita Miller, 3-41, and Fabian Allen, 2-18, wrapped things up nicely.

In truth though, the best bowler of the day went wicketless, as Christopher Lamont, who along with Miller, were the only bowlers to complete 10 overs, was remarkable.

Lamont bowled his 10 overs for a miserly 15 runs and may have been the reason everybody else enjoyed breakthroughs, as the batsmen looked to cash in on what could have been a release from his stifling spell.

The Scorpions responded positively to the low total, with the out-of-form Chadwick Walton scoring a run-a-ball 28 to be the major player in a 51-run opening partnership with Campbell.

When Walton got out, Campbell upped the scoring rate and became the dominant partner in a combination with Jermaine Blackwood worth 55.

Campbell would go playing a cut shot to a delivery from Saurabh Netravalkar for 56 with the score on 106-2 and the damage already done.

Blackwood, who made 22, was then bowled with a Netravalkar delivery, that while not a rank short delivery, certainly kept low, giving the number three batsman, no chance.

There were to be no further issues as Andre McCarthy, a brisk 17, and Rovmon Powell, an even more brisk 17, steered the innings past its deficit.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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