Jamaica Scorpions cruise to seven-wicket win over Hurricanes

By October 12, 2018
Greene took four wickets as Scorpions eased to seven-wicket win over Hurricanes. Greene took four wickets as Scorpions eased to seven-wicket win over Hurricanes.

John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood scored half-centuries as Jamaica Scorpions cruised to an easy seven-wicket win in their Super50 match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the 3 W’s Oval in Barbados on Friday.

Chasing a target of 215, John Campbell top-scored with and featured in two half-century stands that set the platform for the successful Scorpions chase.

He and Chadwick Walton, who scored 18, put on an opening stand of 87 before Walton was caught behind by Devon Thomas off the bowling Damion Jacobs, who proved expensive having figures of 1 for 35 off his four overs.

Blackwood joined Campbell at the crease and together put on 73 for the second wicket when Campbell was dismissed off the bowling of Orlando Peters for well-made 81 that came off just 73 balls included seven fours and four sixes.

Blackwood carried his bat for the remainder the chase remaining unbeaten on 65 that came off just 64 balls and included four fours and two sixes.

He featured in a third-wicket stand of 36 with Andre McCarthy who made 14 before he became Sheldon Cottrell’s only wicket of the match, but by then with Jamaica at 195 for 3, the match was as good as won.

Brandon King (7*) and Blackwood then secured the win with 16.2 overs to spare.

Earlier, Devon Thomas’ 71 from 99 balls was the only innings of note as the Leewards could only muster 214 for 9 after being invited to bat by the Scorpions who won the toss.

Derval Green removed both openers – Kaecy Carty (7)and Montcin Hodge (6) with only 19 runs on the board. He ended with figures of 4 for 44 from his 10 overs.

Rahkeem Cornwall (28), Terrance Warde (25) and Damion Jacobs (28) all got decent starts but none managed to carry on and establish any meaningful partnerships.

Besides Green, there was a wicket each for Jerome Taylor, Christopher Lamont, Nikita Miller and Jamie Merchant as the Scorpions maintained their unbeaten run this season.

 

 

 

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