Scorpions take control in St Lucia; Hurricanes 276-8 against Jaguars
Jamaica Scorpions will be looking overtake Windward Islands Volcanoes' first innings total of 226 for nine declared when play resumes in their day/night seventh round match in the Digicel Regional Four-Day Championship, at Warner Park in St Kitts on Friday.
The Scorpions will enter the second day on 33 without loss, trailing by 193 runs, with John Campbell on 29 from 30 ball and Trevon Griffiths on three from 12 deliveries.
The opening day on Thursday belonged to veteran opener Devon Smith, who scored his 32nd first class century after Scorpions won the toss and elected to field.
The 36-year-old Smith hit an undefeated 107 from 247 balls. He hammered six fours and a six.
Kirk Edwards supported with 57 from 98 balls. Lower order batsman Kenneth Dember got the third best score of 12.
Christopher Lamont was the most successful bowler for Scorpions with four for 52 from 30 overs, while John Campbell chipped in with two for 35 from 17 overs. Derval Green and Odean Smith secured a wicket each.
SCORES: Windward Islands Volcanoes 226 for nine decl. (Devon Smith 107 not out, Kirk Edwards 57; Christopher Lamont 4-52, John Campbell 2-35).
Jamaica Scorpions 33 without loss (John Campbell 29 not out).
OVER AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Three-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars, choosing to bat first against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, were 276 for eight in their first innings at the close on the opening day of their day/night match.
SCORES: Guyana Jaguars 276 for eight (Anthony Bramble 116 not out, Shiv Chanderpaul 51, Chandrapaul Hemraj 25, Sherfane Rutherford 23; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-80).
OVER AT THE BRIAN LARA CRICKET ACADEMY: Barbados Pride, electing to bat, reached 267 for five against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at close of play on the opening day.
SCORES: Barbados Pride 267-5 (Shamarh Brooks 96, Jonathan Carter 72; Bryan Charles 2-50).
This is the final set of matches before the long break for the Christmas/New Year's holiday.
Guyana Jaguars are well ahead of the pack with 97.2 points. Jamaica Scorpions are in second place with 67.8 points closely followed by T&T Red Force on 67.6 points. The top three are followed by Leeward Islands Hurricanes (57), Barbados Pride (56.8) and Windward Islands Volcanoes (32.8).