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Palmer Jr back in charge

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:00 AMJermaine Lannaman
Palmer Jr

Paul Palmer Jr will lead the Jamaica Scorpions four-day team for the final two matches of the WICB Professional League.

The 24-year-old opener was dropped during the Scorpions? last two matches against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride at Sabina Park following a poor run of form with the bat.

No official reason has been given for Palmer?s return. In his absence, the team was led by John Campbell, who is now the vice-captain. In 12 outings this season, Palmer has only passed 50 on one occasion.

The recalled skipper is one of three new faces to the Scorpions 13-man squad for matches away to the Windward Islands Volcanoes and title-contenders Guyana Jaguars.

The others are Jermaine Blackwood, who missed the last fixture against Barbados due to a minor shoulder injury, and uncapped wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas.

REPLACEMENTS

The trio has replaced young batsmen Brandon King; Trevon Griffith, who was 12th man in the last match; and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton.

Jamaica, boasting a record of five losses and three wins, are fourth in the six-team tournament on 63 points.

Guyana, 125, lead the standings, with Barbados, 106, and Trinidad, 74, rounding off the top three.

Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell (vice-captain), Shacaya Thomas, Kirk Edwards, André McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Jermaine Blackwood, Aldaine Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Jason Dawes, Nicholson Gordon, Gavon Brown.