Scor­pi­ons strug­gling at Sabina Park

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Jer­maine Lan­na­man Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER (Omar Walker) win­ning the 10th run­ning of the Pick-3 Su­per Chal­lenge Tro­phy at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day. THE LACK of an ad­e­quate drainage sys­tem that forced play to be aban­doned on day one was again in fo­cus on day two of the third round at the Dig­i­cel WICB Four-day Cham­pi­onship clash be­tween Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons and front run­ners Bar­ba­dos Pride at Sabina Park yes­ter­day.

The um­pires were to forced aban­don play at 4:15 p.m., shortly af­ter tea, fol­low­ing a brief shower dur­ing the in­ter­val.

The Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons, sent into bat, were strug­gling at 157 for eight when play was called off, with cap­tain Nikita Miller un­beaten on five, and Rey­nard Lev­eridge yet to get off the mark.

Ear­lier, opener John Campbell top-scored with a stroke-filled 60, for his third half-cen­tury in five in­nings, with Damion Ja­cobs get­ting 30.

“The weather has been kind of af­fect­ing us a bit,”’ stated Ja­cobs. “The out­field, the de­lays, and the gen­eral con­di­tions, but we have to keep our heads up.We have been bowl­ing well since the start of the sea­son, and the mind­set is to just come and see how many more runs we can get,’’ he added.

The Scor­pi­ons were 52 for five at one stage and ap­peared likely to fall for un­der 150. They were, how­ever, kept afloat by Campbell, who struck five fours in his 142 balls in­nings, which lasted three hours and 24 min­utes.

Ken­roy Wil­liams (2-16), Ke­mar Roach (2-24) and Justin Greaves (2-40) were the lead­ing bowlers for the Pride.

“It is a good po­si­tion to be in,” as­sessed Bar­ba­dos coach Emer­son Trot­man.’’ I would have liked to be in a bet­ter po­si­tion, of course, and would be a lit­tle bit out of our plans. But we have got to be thank­ful as Ja­maica are still a good side.

Play is sched­uled to re­sume at 9:30 a.m. to­day.


John Campbell

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