John Campbell lead Scorpions fight back with timely ton against Volcanoes

By January 19, 2020

West Indies opener John Campbell showed signs of form with his fourth first-class hundred of 101 to lead a fight-back for hosts Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park after they were forced to follow on against Windward Islands Volcanoes, 167 behind on first innings.

Campbell and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood shared 155 for the second wicket to bring Scorpions back into the match in their second innings.

Blackwood made 76 before he was caught behind off pacer Josh Thomas, who had earlier bowled Campbell to end the day with 2-37 from 17 overs.

Nkrumah Bonner, not out on 40, and Paul Palmer Jr, not out on 36, batted through the final 90 minutes before the close to put the Scorpions ahead by 123 to set up an intriguing final day on Sunday.

Resuming from their overnight total of 203 for seven in their first innings, the Scorpions were bowled out inside the first hour with left-arm pacer Preston McSween taking two of the last three scalps to end with 3-41 from 15.2 overs.

Derval Green added 12 to his overnight score for the Scorpions top score of 62 before  Preston McSween dismissed him to bring the innings to a close.

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