Rovman Powell five-fer swings balance in favour of Scorpions

By January 05, 2019
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The Jamaica Scorpions are 226 runs ahead of the Windward Islands Volcanoes with four second innings wickets still in tact at Sabina Park. 

The West Indies Championship match is the lowest scoring of the three matches this round, with the Scorpions earning a 97-run advantage from the first innings despite only scoring 210.

Scores in the match so far, the Scorpions 210 and 129-6 against the Volcanoes, 113 all-out.

Electing to bat, the Scorpions scored their runs thanks to 52 from Chadwick Walton, a welcome return to form, and 81 from Assad Fudadin.

John Campbell, 21, and Rovman Powell, 22, were the only other batsmen into double figures against the bowling of kavem Hodge, 4-40, Larry Edward, 2-64, and Josh Thomas, 2-42. Ray Jordan ended with figures of 1-21, while Alick Athanaze took 1-9.

In response to what was a sub-par total, the Volcanoes were woeful, with Roland Cato, 23, and Kirk Edwards, 29, really imposing on the scorers.

In truth, the Volcanoes were wrecked by Powell, who picked up 5-23 and Oshane Thomas, who had 2-37. Nikita Miller, 1-31, Reynard Leveridge, 1-9 from 11 overs of miserly bowling, and Fabian Allen, 1-7 were the other wicket takers.

The Scorions haven’t been particularly good in their second innings either, getting to 129-6, with Fudadin on 30 not out, and Jermaine Blackwood, 35, the only scorers of note.

Three people, Lewis, 2-19, Thomas, 2-32, and Edward, 2-20, have been the wicket takers so far, with Fudadin and Aldaine Thomas trying to extend their lead as far as possible with all of two days of cricket left to play.

Paul-Andre Walker

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