Nikita Miller looks to poor club competition for answers to woeful Scorpions

By March 22, 2019
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Former Jamaica Scorpions skipper, the recently retired Nikita Miller, believes the Scorpions’ woes in the West Indies Championship stem from poor club seasons. 

Miller retired from national duty on the occasion of his 100th first-class match, a two-wicket loss to the Barbados Pride.

The Scorpions would not win another game, finishing the six-team Championship second from bottom with seven losses and three wins.

In fact, the only reason they were able to finish higher than the Windward Islands Volcanoes, who also won three and lost seven, was because of the number of fast-bowling points they got along the way.

Miller played 100 matches, taking 538 wickets at an average of 16.31, the incredible economy rate of 1.99 and a strikerate of 48.9.

The left-arm orthodox has taken four wickets in a match 36 times, and taken five on 35 occasions. Twelve times now, including this season, Miller has taken 10 wickets in a match.

According to Miller the national team reflects the state of the game at the club level. Miller believes the Senior Cup, Jamaica’s top-flight cricketing competition is just not good enough.

Miller explained that without a good club cricket structure, the national team will always struggle.

Guyana ended the Championship in the top spot, winning the competition for the fifth consecutive time.

That win put them equal on number of consecutive wins with the Scorpions. The Barbados Pride finished second on the table after a miscalculated declaration from the Leeward Islands Hurricanes handed them a win.

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