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Regional Four-Day Championship Cricket: Scorpions lead by 129 at tea

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

The Jamaica Scorpions held the upper hand but the Windward Islands Volcanoes were fighting back at tea on day two of the Windies Regional Four-day Championship day/night match at Sabina Park on  Saturday.

  The Scorpions are 32 for two in their second innings, an overall lead of 129. The two batsmen dismissed for the Scorpions are John Campbell, who was out caught in the gully without scoring, driving loosely at  pacer Sherman Lewis and Chadwick Walton, out on the stroke of tea for 12, patting a short ball to cover off  left arm spinner Larry Edwards. 

  Jermaine Blackwood has been kept fairly subdued, except for one violent one bounce four down the ground, and will resume after tea on 14 from 43 balls. Assad Fudadin who top scored with 81 in the Scorpions first innings, is expected to resume after tea with him. 

  Earlier the Scorpions dismissed the Volcanoes for 113 for a 97-run lead on first innings, with Rovman Powell taking his best first class figures of  five for 23 from seven overs. He was bowling a nice length at a nippy pace and was getting the ball to do a bit off the seam. Oshane Thomas, who was bowling at frightening pace, grabbed  two for 37. The top scorer for the Volcanoes was Kirk Edwards the captain who made 29.