Sunday 29 March, 2020

Permaul takes seven as Scorpions bowled out for 216 on day one

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored for Jamaica Scorpions with 59 from 132 balls.

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored for Jamaica Scorpions with 59 from 132 balls.

Jamaica Scorpions were bowled out for 216 on day one of their sixth-round fixture of the 2020 regional four-day championship against five-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on Thursday.

Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, appearing in his 100th match in the championship, wrecked the Scorpions innings with seven for 59 from 30.4 overs after Jaguars had won the toss and asked the home team to bat.

Discarded West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood top-scored for the Scorpions with 59 from 132 balls. During his stay at the crease, Blackwood hammered seven fours.

Denis Smith (23 from 82 balls) and opener John Campbell (20 from 41 balls) were the next best run-getters for the Scorpions.

In response, the Jaguars were zero without loss after two overs before play was called off for the day. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Chanderpaul Hemraj are the batsmen at the crease.

Scorpions entered the round in third place in the championship table following two straight wins, including a seven-wicket victory over the Jaguars on the road in the fourth round.

Over at Kensington Oval in Barbados: Kyle Mayers hammered a century to put Barbados Pride in control against fourth-place Windward Islands Volcanoes.

 At stumps, Barbados Pride were 357 for seven with Mayers scoring 121 from 135 balls.

At Warner Park in St Kitts: Fifth-place Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were 161 for seven at stumps against sixth-place Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a bottom-of-the-table fixture.

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