Bad start for Scorpions
The Jamaica Scorpions made a disastrous start to their 2016 NAGICO Super50 campaign at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.
Hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed the Scorpions by 84 runs in their Group B match.
Scores: Red Force 221 all out off 47.2 overs; Scorpions 137 all out in 42.5 overs.
The Scorpions' innings was undermined by fast-medium bowler Marlon Richards, who bagged five for 36 in his allotted 10 overs. He got good support from left-arm bowler Yannick Ottley, who took two for 16 in 4.5 overs.
Top batsman for Jamaica was Brandon King with 26.
Earlier Evin Lewis slammed 74 with six fours and three mighty sixes to lift the Red Force to their match winning score. Other useful contributions came from Rayad Emrit (43) and Richards 31.
Damion Jacobs (three for 40), Nikita Miller (two for 27) and Tamar Lambert (two for 34) were the leading bowlers for Jamaica.
In St Kitts, the Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Guyana Jaguars by one run under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in their rain-affected match.
Scores: Volcanoes 214 all out off 50 overs (Devon Smith 91, Sunil Ambris 47, Liam Sebastian 27; Gudakesh Motie 3-32, Steven Jacobs 3-40).
Jaguars 122 for four off 26 overs (Assad Fudadin 44 not out).
In St Augustine, Trinidad, Barbados Pride defeated ICC Americas by four wickets.
Scores: Americas 183 all out off 43.1 overs (Alex Amsterdam 73, Nitish Kumar 25; Sulieman Benn 4-40, Ashley Nurse 3-23).
Pride 184 for six off 42.5 overs (Jonathan Carter 51 not out, Kevin Stoute 40, Justin Greaves 22 not out; Timil Patel 2-30, Timroy Allen 2-36).