Ottley four-for leads CCC to crushing win over Jamaica Scorpions

By October 14, 2018

A devastating four-for 11 from left-arm leg-spinner Yannick Ottley helped restrict the Jamaica Scorpions to under 100 runs and handed the CCC Marooners a resounding 6-wicket triumph in the CWI Super 50 Cup, at UWI on Sunday.

Sent in to bat, the Scorpions were bundled out for 82 and in response, the CCC raced to 84 for 4 in 17.5 overs. 

On a surface that seemed to offer plenty of assistance to the slower bowlers, the Scorpions found themselves in early trouble after opener Chadwick Walton was sent back to the pavilion after five deliveries.  Walton (1) was caught by Amir Jangoo off the bowling of Akeem Jordan. 

John Campbell (34) and Jermaine Blackwood (16), who put on 51 for the second wicket, seemed to have staged a brief recovery of sorts but the innings fell apart following the dismissal of Campbell, who was caught by Ottley off the bowling of Carlos Brathwaite.  Blackwood followed just three overs after, becoming one of Ottley’s victims.  Brandon King added 20 off 31 but the last six batsmen after him were dismissed for a total of five runs.  Kerron Cottoy was also a wizard with the ball for CCC as he ended with figures of 3 for 3.

In response, CCC opener Kjorn Ottley (1) was sent packing after facing just six deliveries from Jerome Taylor.  Kyle Corbin’s 43 from 53, however, put the Marooners well on their way to the target with the further dismissal of Jangoo (17) and Jonathan Drakes (14) doing very little damage.

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