Pride crush hapless Scorpions
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
A shocking batting collapse, inspired by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, sent Jamaica Scorpions to a stunning 41-run defeat inside three days, in their opening match of the Regional Four-Day Championship here yesterday.
Set a paltry 107 for victory after bowling Barbados Pride out for 187 in their second innings at lunch, Scorpions were bundled out spectacularly for 65 off just 18 overs at 3W's Oval, UWI Cave Hill Campus.
They were tottering on 54 for four at tea before losing their last six wickets for 11 runs.
Warrican claimed four for 27 to end the match with 12 for 116 while Test fast bowler Miguel Cummins captured four for 19.
Opener John Campbell with 11 and Andre McCarthy, 14, were the only two batsmen to reach double figures.
Veteran Nikita Miller had earlier picked up six for 76 to finish with match figures of 10 for 129, while fellow left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli supported with three for 41, as the hosts lost their last seven wickets for 94 runs.
Scores: Barbados Pride 167 (Jonathan Carter 51, Aaron Jones 28; Nikita Miller 4-53, Derval Green 3-10) and 187 (Shayne Moseley 48, Kraigg Brathwaite 37; Nikita Miller 6-76, Dennis Bulli 3-41).
Jamaica Scorpians 248 (John Campbell 78, Paul Palmer 67; Jomel Warrican 8-89) and 65 (Miguel Cummins 4-19, Jomel Warrican 4-27).