Walton, King, guide Scorpions to first win of season

By January 20, 2019
Walton's 79 was crucial to the Scorpions first win of the season. Walton's 79 was crucial to the Scorpions first win of the season.

Half-centuries from Chadwick Walton and Brandon King and a mature lower-order unbeaten knock from Kenroy Williams spurred the Jamaica Scorpions to a four-wicket win over the Windwards Volcanoes Sunday at the Grenada National Stadium.

Needing 211 to secure their first win in what has so far been an abject season for the Jamaican outfit, Walton scored a patient 79 that helped lay the foundation for the winning effort.

Known for his power-hitting exploits in the T20 version of the game, Walton delivered a patient 135-ball performance as he featured in an opening stand of 37 with Oraine Williams, who contributed 18 before being dismissed by Larry Edwards for 18.

Even more importantly, Walton and King, who made 56, produced what turned out to be a match-winning stand of 102 for the third wicket. Following the dismissal of Assad Fudadin for 10, the first of Tyrone Theophile’s four victims, Walton and King carried the score from 53 for 2 to 155.

Walton was then trapped lbw by Kavem Hodge and triggered a wobble for the Scorpions, who then lost the wickets of Paul Palmer for 6, Jerome Taylor without scoring, and King for 56 to Theophile who threatened to take the match away from the Jamaicans.

However, Williams who made an unbeaten 36 and Aldaine Thomas 3, eased the Scorpions to victory. Deservedly, Williams struck Hodge for four to secure the victory.

Theophile ended with 4 for 44 from 18 overs but it was all in futility.

Scores: Windwards 285 and 198, Scorpions 272 and 212 for 6.

 

 

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