An­other weak batting ef­fort by Scor­pi­ons

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Jermaine Lan­na­man Gleaner Writer

BAD WEATHER again played a ma­jor part in the sec­ond-round WICB/Dig­i­cel Re­gional Four­day clash be­tween Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons and Wind­ward is­lands Vol­ca­noes at Sabina Park yes­ter­day.

Af­ter los­ing close to two ses­sions on the open­ing day, it was much of the same on the sec­ond day, with Ja­maica not tak­ing the field un­til late into the sec­ond ses­sion be­cause of a com­bi­na­tion of a damp out­field and in­ter­mit­tent rain.

Re­sum­ing on 83 for six, the Nikita Miller-led unit was then bowled out for a pal­try 151, twenty min­utes be­fore the sched­uled 5 p.m. close of play.

The Vol­ca­noes, af­ter fac­ing one over, closed the day on one with­out loss.

Opener Devon Smith and Ty­rone Theophille, who are both yet to score, will re­sume batting to­day at 9 30 a.m.

Ja­maica, who scored 208 and 147 in their opener last week against ti­tle-hold­ers Guyana Jaguars, put in an­other weak batting ef­fort. Only wick­et­keeper-bats­man Devon Thomas (51) got among the runs yes­ter­day. An­tiguan Thomas, who was un­beaten on 18 overnight, was the ninth man out.

He was caught at bat pad off the bowl­ing of off-spin­ner Shane Shilling­ford.

Thomas hit three fours off 137 balls. He was also the only bats­man who ap­peared ca­pa­ble of stand­ing up to Shilling­ford, who claimed five for 32 off 15 overs.

Thomas was one of three Scor­pi­ons bats­men to get into dou­ble fig­ures. The oth­ers were opener John Camp­bell, with 32, on the open­ing day and his overnight part­ner, Damion Ja­cobs, who got 23. At Queen’s Park Oval: Pride lead Red Force by 94 runs over­all. Bar­ba­dos Pride 242 (An­thony Al­leyne 88, Ken­roy Wil­liams 46; Shel­don Cot­trell 3-27) and 20 with­out loss. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 168 (Roshon Primus 65, Im­ran Khan 35; Ken­roy Wil­liams 321) At Warner Park: Hur­ri­canes trail Jaguars by 136 runs, with one first-in­nings wicket in­tact.

Guyana Jaguars 293 (Shiv Chan­der­paul 81 not out, Ra­jen­dra Chan­rika 64; Rah­keem Corn­wall 6-87)

Lee­ward Is­lands Hur­ri­canes 157 for nine (Kieran Pow­ell 79; Gu­dakesh Motie 3-43).

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