Chase five-fer helps Pride close in on victory against woeful Scorpions

By March 09, 2019
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The Jamaica Scorpions have highlighted why they are at the bottom of the West Indies Championship standings after poor batting displays have left them with just 157 runs to defend against the Barbados Pride at Sabina Park. 

Sent into bat, the Scorpions scored 250 thanks to Paul Palmer, 66, and Nkrumah Bonner, 97. That partnership had brought them back from 27-5 after just 13 overs of cricket had been played.

The recovery came against the bowling of Miguel Cummins, 3-37, and Marquino Mindley, 3-36. Keon Harding ended with figures of 1-32, Shamar Springer, 1-24, Roston Chase, 1-77, and Jonathan Carter, 1-37.

The Pride would would give themselves a 61 run lead when they batted, with Jomel Warrican unable to pad up because of an injury.

The Pride’s 311 was accumulated through half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite, 57, and Carter, 91. Shayne Moseley also contributed with 40, while Tevyn Scott put in a useful 35. There were also starts for Shamarh Brooks, 20, and Keon Harding, 23.

When the Scorpions, responded with the bat, they did not find answers, as has been the case all season long.

There were enough opportunities for those answers though, as Garth Garvey, 37, Brandon King, 46, Jermaine Blackwood, 31, and Paul Palmer, 22, all got starts.

The four succumbed to the bowling of Harding, 4-80, and Chase, 5-63, while Miguel Cummins, with 1-32, topped off the 10 wickets.

The Pride go into tomorrow on 5-0, but it may be a case where they only have nine wickets for the second time in this game.

Paul-Andre Walker

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