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Campbell inserts lethal sting for Jamaica Scorpions

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
John Campbell bowls his off-spin during the final day of the third round match between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Jamaica Scorpions in the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, yesterday.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

John Campbell stroked an unbeaten half-century to complete an extraordinary day and a Man-of-the-Match performance as Jamaica Scorpions easily beat Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by six wickets here yesterday to go second in the WICB Regional First Class Championship standings.

Set 156 for victory on the final day of the third-round match at Queen's Park Oval, Scorpions were safely guided to their target by opener Campbell, who hit 83 in a mature innings.

The 22-year-old had earlier added three more wickets to his overnight four as Red Force, beginning the day on 87 for four, were dismissed for 175.

Campbell, a part-time off-spinner, finished with career-best figures of seven for 73 to ensure the hosts lost their remaining six wickets for just 88 runs.

Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo struck 29, tail-ender Daniel St Clair got 26, while captain Yannick Ottley chipped in with 24.

Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller picked up three for 64.

Campbell then ensured there would be no hiccups by anchoring a series of small partnerships throughout the Scorpions' run chase.

The left-hander, who faced 150 balls in 2 3/4 hours at the crease and gathered seven fours, put on 41 for the first wicket with captain Paul Palmer, who scored 17, and then added a further 45 for the second wicket with Barbadian Kirk Edwards, who hit 20 off 43 balls.

Campbell posted 39 for the third wicket with first-innings century-maker Andre McCarthy, who made 17, a partnership which pushed Scorpions past

the 100-run mark and closer to victory.

Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh finished with three for 51.

With the victory, Scorpions moved into second spot with

34 points, 19 behind leaders Guyana Jaguars (53).

Red Force, meanwhile, are joint third with Barbados Pride on 28 points.

AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie picked up his third five-wicket haul in four innings to hurt Barbados Pride and send them crashing to a nine-wicket defeat on the final day yesterday.

Scores: JAGUARS 337 (Vishaul Singh 121, Leon Johnson 74, Assad Fudadin 42, Raymon Reifer 32, Shimron Hetmyer 24) and 43 for one (Leon Johnson 20 not out). PRIDE 104 (Gudakesh Motie 3-19, Veerasammy Permaul 3-41, Steven Jacobs 2-18) and 272 (Jonathan Carter 89, Shamarh Brooks 53, Roston Chase 50, Kyle Corbin 24; Gudakesh Motie 6-79, Steven Jacobs 2-105).