Lower-order runs from Scorpions make Jaguars wait on day one

By February 07, 2019
Derval Green Derval Green

Defending champions of the West Indies Championship, the Guyana Jaguars must have thought they were in for an easy day, but a lower-order stand from the Jamaica Scorpions of 90 have meant they were made to wait. 

The Scorpions, sent into bat at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, ended the day on 320-8, but things had looked worse, as Sherfane Rutherford, 3-52, Gudakesh Motie, 2-70, Veerasammy Permaul, 2-52, and Romario Shepherd, 1-55, had put them on the ropes.

In truth, the Scoerpions batting has been suspect for the last two seasons, especially in Guyana where spin is king.

Chadwick Walton had struggled to 14 from 45 deliveries, a more circumspect innings than he’s used to, while Oraine Williams, his opening partner, had raced to 10 off 16 balls but was undone by Shepherd.

Brandon King, 51, and Jermaine Blackwood, 44, restored some pride to the Scorpions, stop-start innings.

The innings was stop-start because the middle order, outside of King’s and Blackwood’s stands, all got starts but failed to carry on.

Assad Fudadin, 23, skipper Paul Palmer Jr, Rovman Powell, 17, and Kenroy Williams, 33, all should have pushed on but never did.

Pace bowler Deval Green, batting at number nine, scored an unbeaten 59 from 62 deliveries and received ample support from Dennis Bulli, 30 not out.

Bulli has played the foil for the more aggressive Green, getting off strike 11 times while running for two just four times in his innings, so far. He has hit two boundaries.

Green, on the other hand, has hit five boundaries and two massive sixes in his near-run-a-ball knock.

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