Sun | Dec 17, 2017

Solid start for Scorpions

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):

Half-centuries from Paul Palmer, Assad Fudadin and John Campbell highlighted consistent batting down the order from Jamaica Scorpions, giving them a strong start to their Regional Four-Day Championship match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes yesterday.

The trio were all involved in a slew of solid partnerships that propped up the unpredictable Scorpions batting, as they reached 315 for seven in their first innings at the close, after they chose to bat on the first day of their fourth-round match at Warner Park.

Palmer, freed of the burden of captaincy with the return of champion left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, was unbeaten on 78, and left-handers Fudadin and Campbell made 58 and 57 respectively, as the Scorpions used this well-known Caribbean batting paradise to restore confidence, after it took a hit in the previous match against Barbados Pride.

Scorpions plundered the Hurricanes' attack to their hearts' delight before losing a cluster of wickets in the final session.