Thomas hits 95 in Jamaica Scorpions practice match
Batsman Shacaya Thomas, who is not part of the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their opening fixture away to Barbados Pride, reminded the selectors of his ability yesterday by almost scoring a hundred in the team's first and only practice match at Kensington Park. The hard-hitting opener scored 95 as David Bernard Jr XI made 234.
Thomas, regional four-day tournament second-most prolific batsman two seasons ago, and one of the most consistent batsmen throughout Jamaica's six-match trial series, was best supported by leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who made 50, while former captain Tamar Lambert hit 34.
Nicholson Gordon claimed four for 58, while fellow pacer Leighton Leslie took two for 32 and left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli had two for 48.
Paul Palmer XI, which features the core of the team's batting line-up for the Barbados clash, then closed on 42 for one. Scorpions' vice-captain, opener John Campbell, 18, and Barbadian Kirk Edwards, nine, will resume batting today.