Greater discipline yielded first Scorpion win - Walton

By January 21, 2019
Walton had his best match of the season scoring 125 and 79 as the Jamaica Scorpions defeated the Windwards Volcanoes to seal their first win of the season. Walton had his best match of the season scoring 125 and 79 as the Jamaica Scorpions defeated the Windwards Volcanoes to seal their first win of the season.

Jamaica Scorpions opener Chadwick Walton believes a more disciplined approach enabled them to get their first win the West Indies Championships season following Sunday’s four-wicket victory over the Windwards Volcanoes.

The 33-year-old right-hander scored his first century of the season, 125 and his second half-century, 79, in respective innings as the Scorpions managed ‘sweet revenge’ on the Volcanoes who beat them at Sabina Park in early January.

He wasn’t the only Scorpion who had success in the game. Middle-order batsman Brandon King had a pair of half-centuries (52 and 56) and medium pacer Dennis Bulli had a pair of five-wicket hauls that helped set up the Scorpions first win of the season.

Walton said the team arrived back in Jamaica on Monday in good spirits.

“We are feeling very good. It’s a nice feeling to come off the plane and have a win under our belts,” he said, acknowledging that the team played with greater sense of purpose than it had in its previous three matches, all losses.

“I think we exercised a little more discipline in this game. I think we should (also) give credit to the teams in the first three games. They exercised a little more discipline than us.”

The performance, he said, was made even more significant because the wicket they played on at the Grenada National Stadium, was not of the best quality.

The wicket was inconsistent with the bounce. It was not conducive to stroke play,” he said.

That said, he praised Bulli for his 10-wicket haul in that match – (5-94 and 5-54) in the Volcanoes’ totals of 285 and 198 respectively.

“When you have someone like Dennis Bulli in your team it’s always a plus. It’s good to see him getting some wickets under his belt.”

 

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