Trinidad & Tobago Red Force vs Jamaica Scorpions|
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval
Result: No Result – due to rain
Nkrumah Bonner struck his second half-century of this year’s tournament but rain had the final say, as this fixture ended a no-result on Thursday. Sent in, the winless Scorpions posted 213-9 in the contest reduced to 48 overs per side, after rain halted the game at 197-9 after 46 overs.
The experienced Bonner top-scored with 74 from 104 balls, counting seven fours to hold the innings together. It was his 14th half century in his 76th innings at this level and followed up the 72 he made against Windward Volcanoes in the last match. Captain Rovman Powell struck 48 from 69 balls while opener Chadwick Walton chipped in with a run-a-ball 23.
Bonner batted at number three to anchor the best stand of the innings, adding 88 for the fourth wicket with Powell who struck two fours and a six. The captain was looking at his second half-century of the tournament when he perished in the 34th over, edging an uncertain forward defensive prod at leg-spinner Yannnic Cariah to be taken by keeper Nicholas Pooran.
Scorpions were well placed for perhaps their best total of the campaign at 148-3 in the 34th over but off-spinner Sunil Narine (3-30) and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (3-34) snatched three-wicket hauls to derail the innings.
The run chase before unbeaten Red Force never even got started, however, as the adverse weather returned during the break, forcing the abandonment of the contest.
Friday, 3 November: West Indies Academy vs Windward Islands Volcanoes at UWI SPEC – 9am
Saturday, 4 November: CCC vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes at UWI SPEC – 9am
Saturday, 4 November: Jamaica Scorpions vs Guyana Harpy Eagles at Brian Lara Cricket Academy – 1pm
Sunday, 5 November: T&T Red Force vs Barbados Pride at Brian Lara Cricket Academy – 1pm