Pride clear must-win hurdle against Scorpions

By October 21, 2018
The Barbados Pride celebrate a wicket  during their Group “B” WINDIES Super50 Cup match against the Jamaica Scorpions on Saturday, October 20, at Kensington Oval, Barbados. The Barbados Pride celebrate a wicket during their Group “B” WINDIES Super50 Cup match against the Jamaica Scorpions on Saturday, October 20, at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

The Barbados Pride were up against it after a recent loss to the Combined Colleges and Campuses left them in a fight for a semi-final place in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival but found a way to win against a Jamaica Scorpions that have been very good on occasion. 

The Pride, who have not batted well all season, managed 246-5, not the most imposing score ever, but defendable, and they did defend it, bowling out the Scorpions for 207 for a 39-run win.

The Barbados-based franchise and defending champions went onto the front foot at Kensington Oval, choosing to bat first.

The runs came by way of two half centuries, one by skipper Shamarh Brooks, who scored 60 before Jerome Taylor had him caught by Andre McCarthy.

Jonathan Carter, who has looked in good touch all season, scored a well-played 82 but was run out before he could turn his hard work into three figures.

Leniko Boucher, batting at number three, scored 46 for the Pride, the three scores making for a respectable target.

For the Scorpions, Nikita Miller, 0-39 from 10 overs, and Christopher Lamont, 1-36, created some pressure, but lost out as they were not able to take advantage of some difficult but very presentable opportunities to take wickets.

That hurt them.

Jerome Taylor ended with 1-54, Reynard Leveridge, 1-61, and Derval Green, 1-52 were all too expensive.

When the Scorpions replied, Nkrumah Bonner, 41, and Andre McCarthy, 83, were the only batsmen to really provide any resistance in the face of Shamar Springer’s 5-30.

Keon Harding also bowled with real pace and although a little expensive, his 3-58 was instrumental in the victory.

Sulieman Benn, 1-40 from seven overs was important as well, while Jomel Warrican’s 0-34 from 10 created the kind of pressure that caused mistakes.

Paul-Andre Walker

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