Sunday 18 March, 2018

Honours even between Scorpions and Hurricanes at Sabina Park

The ninth and penultimate round contest of the 2017-2018 Digicel 4-Day Championship between fifth-place Jamaica Scorpions and  third-place Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park, is evenly poised following the opening day on Thursday.

Sent in to bat Jamaica Scorpions were bowled out for 197 off 59.1 overs and in their reply Leeward Islands Hurricanes reached 60 for four off 30 overs at close of play.

The Hurricanes will enter Friday's second day trailing by 137 runs with six wickets in hand.

Keacy Carty (20 from 81 balls) and Jahmah Hamilton (17 from 63 balls) are the batsmen at the crease.

Damion Jacobs ended the day as the top bowler for Scorpions with three for 41 from 10 overs.

Earlier, West Indies player Jermaine Blackwood hit a big half century to lead the batting for the Scorpions.

The 26-year-old Blackwood scored 81 from 98 balls during which he hit 10 fours and two sixes.

Three batsmen, including both openers, got into the 20s but failed to push on.  John Campbell scored a run-a-ball 28 and his opening partner Assad Fudadin hit 24 from 63 balls, while Brandon King contributed 20 from 30 balls.

Sheno Berridge was the best bowler for Hurricanes with four for 46 from 13 overs; while Jeremiah Louis (three for 62) and Chaim Holder (three for 50) supported with three wickets each.

OVER AT KENSINGTON OVAL: Already crowned champions Guyana Jaguars, sent in to bat, were 184 for five at stumps against second place Barbados Pride.

OVER AT GRENADA NATIONAL STADIUM: Bottom-place Windward Islands Volcanoes, sent in to bat, were 270 for four at stumps against fourth-pace Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.

Guyana Jaguars, which entered the round with an unassailable135 points, won the Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of West Indies first-class surpremacy for a fourth straight time in the previous round.