Rain-affected match ends in tame draw
Man of the Match John Campbell and Shacaya Thomas fell short of deserved second innings half-centuries on the final day of the rain-affected Digicel WICB Four-day Championship clash between Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride at Sabina Park yesterday.
Campbell, the team's most in-form batsman, was dismissed for 49, while Thomas got 43 in his first match of the season.
Final scores in the drawn match were: Scorpions 224 and 112 for two. Pride 273. Play was called off at 4 p.m.
Barbados, who resumed yesterday on 153 for four, got most of their runs from young wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud, who, resuming on zero not out, went on to get 36.
Former West Indies Under-19 left-arm spin all-rounder Fabian Allen, playing in his maiden first-class fixture, claimed three for 34 while fast bowler Reynard Leveridge and spinners Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs also supported with two wickets apiece.
"We lost a lot of time and as such we could not force a result from the game," Jamaica captain Miller said.
"But what I can say is that our second innings batting was encouraging. The approach by the openers was good, each batter was patient, watched what was happening, and expressed themselves the way I know they can."
With no traditional first innings points on offer, both teams collected three points for the drawn result. Barbados collected nine bonus points and Jamaica 7.6 batting.
Jamaica will next play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park next weekend.
SCORPIONS 1st Innings 224
PRIDE 1st Innings
(overnight 153 for four)
*K. Stoute c Leveridge b Miller 31
+M. Rampersaud c Campbell b Leveridge 36
K. Williams b Allen 2
J. Greaves not out 22
K. Roach c wkp Thomas b Leveridge 0
J. Warrican lbw b Jacobs 19
N. Charles c Thomas b Allen 2
Extras (b10, lb11, w3) 24
Total (all out, 103.5 overs) 273
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-116, 3-153, 4-153, 5-220, 6-233, 7-236, 8-238, 9-268, 10-273.
Bowling: Leveridge 11-2-28-2, Green 14-4-32-1, Blackwood 1-0-1-0, Jacobs 22-3-68-2, Miller 35-11-65-2, Allen 12.5-2-34-3, McCarthy 5-1-10-0, Campbell 3-0-14-0.
SCORPIONS 2nd Innings
J. Campbell c Stoute b Warrican 49
S. Thomas lbw b Warrican 43
J. Blackwood not out 13
+D Thomas not out 4
Extras (lb2, nb1) 3
Total (2 wkts, 33 overs) 112
Fall of wickets: 1-92, 2-101.
Bowling: Roach 4-0-32-0, Greaves 3-0-19-0, Warrican 13-3-29-2, Charles 13-1-30-0.
Result: Match drawn.
Points: Pride 9, Scorpions 7.6.
Umpires: J. Williams, N. Duguid.