Scorpions go in hunt of second win on the trot, but Hurricanes battle awaits

By February 01, 2019
Jerome Taylor's bowling has given the Jamaica Scorpions a big opportunity for a West Indies Championship victory against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes. Jerome Taylor's bowling has given the Jamaica Scorpions a big opportunity for a West Indies Championship victory against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

The Jamaica Scorpions are 65 runs away from their second win on the trot in their West Indies Championship match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes being played at Warner Park in St Kitts. 

Sent into bat on yesterday’s first day, the Leewards had scored a paltry 204 all out on the back of Jahmar Hamilton’s 65. That score came against the bowling of Jerome Taylor’s 5-28, Derval Green’s 2-25, amd Rovman Powell’s 2-37. Kenroy Williams was the other wickettaker, bagging 1-59 from 18 overs of bowling.

The Scorpions, through a half century from Jermaine Blackwood (69), got close to the total, scoring 190, before asking their bowlers to restrict the number of runs they would have to chase for victory.

Blackwood’s half century came against the bowling of Jacobs, who bagged 5-42, and Rahkeem Cornwall’s 2-55. There was also a wicket apiece for Sheno Berridge, 1-32, < nelson Bolan, 1-25, and Orlando Peters, 1-32.  

Batting a second time with a lead of just 14, the Hurricanes knew they had work to do to gain any kind of advantage in a low-scoring game, but failed to impress with just Hamilton, 41, and Cornwall, an unbeaten 44, managing to really give the scorers some work.

The two scored their runs against Taylor, who was again in fine form, baggin 4-31 and Powell, who ended with figures of 3-43. Green ended with figures of 2-31.

Chasing 157 for victory, the Scorpions have faltered quite badly but should still be considered favourites to pull out a victory on tomorrow’s day three.

Despite losing four second-inninga wickets, the Scoprions at 92-4 are odds-on favourites to claim their second win on the trot.

At the crease are Fudadin, who is on four, and Paul Palmer Jr, six, with Chadwick Walton, 27, Oraine Williams, 21, Brandon King, six, and Blackwood, 19, all back in the pavilion.

Jacobs has been the danger man for the Hurricanes, grabbing all four wickets to end day two with figures of 4-29.

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