Ja Scorpions trio among top performers in NAGICO Super50
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB):
Andre McCarthy of Jamaica Scorpions topped the batting table, while his teammate, Damion Jacobs, and Delorn Johnson of Windward Islands Volcanoes were the leading bowlers at the end of the group stage of the NAGICO Super50 Tournament.
The 28-year-old McCarthy, playing his fourth season at the senior regional level, scored 251 runs in six innings at an average of 41.83 in Group 'A' in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). His best score was a match-winning 118 against ICC Americas - his maiden century.
Close behind him is Assad Fudadin of Guyana Jaguars. He has scored 250 runs at an impressive average of 62.50 runs an innings. The left-hander's best knock was a match-winning 103 not out against Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners in the sixth match at Warner Park, which helped his side secure their semi-final spot.
Johnson, the tall left-arm pacer from St Vincent, took 14 wickets in just 41.5 overs in five group matches at a cost of 15.21 as the Volcanoes topped Group 'B' in St Kitts. He had career-best figures of 6-37 against Marooners.
Jacobs, the attacking leg-spinner, took his 14 wickets in six matches in T&T. He was consistent throughout and had best figures for 5-22 against the ICC Americas.
As the tournament heads into the final phase from Wednesday, Jonathan Carter of Barbados Pride and John Campbell of Scorpions lead the chase for Best All-rounder.
Carter, who bats left-handed, has so far made 156 runs and captured seven wickets with his right-arm medium-pace in six matches. His economy rate of 3.16 runs per over is one of the best in the tournament.
Campbell, who is also ambidextrous, has made 169 runs at the top of the order as a left-handed opener and captured six wickets with his off-spin.
AndrÈ McCarthy (JAM) - 251 runs
Assad Fudadin (GUY) - 250 runs
Nkrumah Bonner (LWD) - 223 runs
Delorn Johnson (WWD) - 14 wickets
Damion Jacobs (JAM) - 14 wickets
Mervin Mathew (WWD) - 12 wickets
Jonathan Carter (BAR) - 159 runs, 7 wickets
John Campbell (JAM) - 169 runs, 6 wickets
AndrÈ McCarthy (JAM) - 251 runs, 4 wickets