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Strong fightback by Scorpions

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:15 AMOrville Higgins - Sunday Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Scorpions batsman John Campbell on the go during his 101 against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday.
Jamaica Scorpions batsman John Campbell on the go during his 101 against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday.

All three results are still possible on today’s final day of the West Indies Regional Four-day Championship game between the Jamaica Scorpions and the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park. The home team will resume on 291 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 124.

The Scorpions resumed yesterday this morning on 203 for seven in reply to 387 scored by the Volcanoes. The final three wickets fell for a mere 17 runs as the home team was dismissed for 220. Derval Green, who resumed on an even 50, was the last man out for 62. Sherman Lewis, three for 62, and Preston McSween three for 41, were the best of the Volcanoes bowlers.

The Scorpions were then asked to follow on for the second game in a row 167 runs behind on first innings.

Captain John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood shared an enterprising but responsible second-wicket stand of 155 to ensure that the Scorpions stayed in the game. Campbell hit a mature 101, with nine fours and two sixes, while Blackwood fell for 76. Nkruma Bonner, 40 not out, and Paul Palmer Jr, 37, have so far shared in a free-flowing unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 80 that has set the game up for what could be an interesting final day, with both teams confident they could still win. Josh Thomas has so far claimed two for 37 while Shane Shillingford has one for 99.

At Kensington Oval: Guyana Jaguars 209 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 66 not out; Kemar Roach, 4-28; Jomel Warrican, 2-17;) and 141 for three (Vishal Singh, 56 not out; Chris Barnwell, 26).

Barbados Pride 389 (Kyle Mayers, 75; Jonathan Carter, 73; Shayne Moseley, 46; Keon Joseph, 4-75; Nial Smith, 2-84).

At Brian Lara Stadium: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 186 (Jahmar Hamilton, 55; Alzarri Joseph, 35; Odeam Smith, 4-50) and 162 for seven (Montcin Hodge, 42; Kieran Powell, 40; Akeal Hosein, 4-56)

T&T RED FORCE 552 for nine declared (Darren Bravo, 133; Terrance Hinds, 102 not out; Joshua DaSilva, 80; Jason Mohammed, 66; Bryan Charles, 43; Sheeno Berridge, 3-93).