Palmer to lead Ja Scorpions
Paul Palmer Jr has been named to lead the Jamaica Scorpions in this year's WICB Four-Day Professional League.
The 23-year-old former Under-19 skipper replaces long-time captain Tamar Lambert.
Palmer Jr a left-hand opening batsman, who is yet to represent Jamaica at the senior regional level, has represented the Combined Campuses and Colleges and the UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI in two first-class and two one-day matches.
There was no place for the 34-year-old Lambert in the
13-man squad for their opening fixture against Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval on November 6.
The squad, which was announced yesterday at the end of the sixth and final trial match at Sabina Park, also includes Barbados batsman Kirk Edwards, who was drafted earlier this
Meanwhile, rain brought a premature end to the sixth trial match yesterday.
Resuming on six without loss in chase of 310 for victory, John Campbell's XI closed on 168 for six against Palmer's XI. Opener Campbell made 31 while leg-spinner, Damion Jacobs claimed three for 19 for Palmer's XI.
Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell, Brandon King, Kirk Edwards, Chadwick Walton, Andre McCarthy, Carlton Baugh Jr, David Bernard Jr, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Marquino Mindley, Jason Dawes and Nicholson Gordon.