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Scorpions Romp To Fourth Straight Win

Campbell, Blackwood follow up Green’s best to keep them unbeaten, Springer’s all-round prowess give Pride their first win

 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Half-centuries from John Campbell and WINDIES batsman Jermaine Blackwood drove Jamaica Scorpions to a seven-wicket victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes and maintained their unbeaten record in the 2018-19 WINDIES Super50 Cup on Friday here.

All but 29 of Campbell’s 81 off 73 balls were in boundaries and Blackwood hit four fours and two sixes in 65 not out off 64 balls, as the Scorpions clinched their fourth straight victory and collected their third bonus point in the Group “B” match.

In the other Group “B” contest: Hosts Barbados Pride collected their first victory of the Tournament, when former WINDIES Under-19 World Cup winner Shamar Springer produced a tidy all-round performance to take them past the United States by three wickets.

View full scorecard here: https://www.windiescricket.com/livepage/

 

At the Three Ws Oval: Campbell and Blackwood allowed the Scorpions to make light work of a victory target of 197 with a stand of 73 for the second wicket.

This followed Campbell’s dominance of an opening stand of 87 with Chadwick Walton inside the first 11 overs.

When Campbell departed in the 23rd over, the Scorpions needed another 55 and Blackwood made sure they chased down the remaining runs with little trouble, though they lost Andre McCarthy in the 30th over.

Earlier, Derval Green grabbed a career-best 4-44 from his allotted 10 overs – three of the batsmen bowled – as the Hurricanes, sent in to bat, were restricted to 214 for nine from their allocation of 50 overs.

Devon Thomas played the clichéd captain’s innings, hitting three fours and two sixes in the top score of 71 from 99 balls, as the Hurricanes batting again failed to click with a handful of batsmen getting starts without carrying on and no significant partnerships.

 

At Kensington Oval: Springer was the difference-maker in a low-scoring contest, following up his spell of 3-21 from 10 overs with 29 not out to take last season’s beaten finalists over the finish line for the first time.

He snared the scalps of the American top-scorer Steven Taylor and fellow left-hander Alex Amsterdam in the space of eight balls to transform the complexion of the visitors’ innings, after the pair shared 94 for the second wicket to take their side to 98 for one in the 28th over.

Taylor cracked seven fours and one six in 64 from 88 balls and Amsterdam supported with 32 from 78 balls.

After their removal, there was little stability from rest of the batting, except Elmore Hutchinson, whose 36 from 31 balls, batting at eight, included two fours and three sixes, and the United States were held to 196 for nine from their allocation of 50 overs.

When Springer came to the crease in the Pride chase, they were 133 for five and there was tension around.

But he, fellow all-rounder Justin Greaves and Dominic Drakes, son of former Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Vasbert Drakes, inched the home team closer to the target and eased their team-mates’ nerves.

Springer ended the match in grand style with 48 balls remaining, hitting consecutive fours – to wide long-on and lofted straight – off Taylor’s uncomplicated off-spin.

-ENDS-

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 5 Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sun, Oct 7 Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Tue, Oct 9 Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Thu, Oct 11 Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sat, Oct 13 Red Force vs Jaguars Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Volcanoes vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Wed, Oct 17 Red Force vs Volcanoes Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 19 Red Force vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Guyana vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 5 Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sun, Oct 7 Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets Queen’s Park Oval
Tue, Oct 9 WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result Queen’s Park Oval
Thu, Oct 11 Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sat, Oct 13 Volcanoes vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Jaguars vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval
Wed, Oct 17 Canada vs WINDIES “B” Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 19 Volcanoes vs Jaguars Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Red Force vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Marooners beat United States by 59 runs Three Ws Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs Three Ws Oval
Wed, Oct 10 Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Scoripons beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Marooners vs Scorpions Three Ws Oval
Tue, Oct 16 Pride vs United States Three Ws Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Hurricanes vs United States Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Marooners vs United States Windward Cricket Ground
Mon, Oct 22 Scorpions vs United States Three Ws Oval

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Pride vs Hurricanes, no result Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs Kensington Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets Kensington Oval
Wed, Oct 10 United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Pride beat United States by 3 wickets Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Pride vs Hurricanes Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Tue, Oct 16 Hurricanes vs Scorpions Kensington Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Pride vs Marooners Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Pride vs Scorpions Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 22 Hurricanes vs Marooners Kensington Oval

 

THE FINALS

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 25 SEMI-FINAL #1 – 1st Group “A” vs 2nd Group “B” Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 26 SEMI-FINAL #2 – 1st Group “B” vs 2nd Group “A” Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 28 GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2 Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)

 

NOTES

  • Visit the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, for series and ticket information, “live” scoring and video highlights of matches

 

-CWI

 

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