Match 6 CG United Super50 Cup
Barbados Pride vs Jamaica Scorpions
Venue: UWI SPEC
Result: Barbados won by 47 runs
Player of the Match: Javed Leacock
Scorecard: Live Match Center
A career-best spell from leg-spinner Javed Leacock topped a blistering 94 from Chadwick Walton, and Barbados Pride made an impressive start as they beat last year’s champions Jamaica Scorpions on Friday.
Leacock, playing only his sixth List “A” match, grabbed 4-43 from eight overs, and the Scorpions, chasing 259 to win, were bowled out for 211 in 44.3 overs in the sixth match at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Field.
Walton smashed six fours and six sixes from 112 balls to lead the Scorpions batting, Jeavor Royal had a late flourish of 44 from 34 balls, and Jermaine Blackwood made a resilient 30, but no other batsman reached double figures.
Left-arm pacer Dominic Drakes took 2-14 from 3.3 overs, and off-spinner Roston Chase supported with 2-37 from eight overs to keep things steady in the middle of the Scorpions chase.
Earlier, half-centuries from Shamarh Brooks, and captain Shai Hope helped their side reach 258-6 after they were sent in to bat. Brooks struck three fours and one six in a 69 from 89 balls, and Hope supported with 65 from 76 balls that included four fours and 1 six. When Hope was caught behind off pacer Nicholson Gordon in the 45th over, Pride was 202-4. The left-handed Drakes came to the crease and beefed up the total with two fours and three sixes in 40 not out off only 18 balls.
The result gave the Pride the ideal start to the tournament, but it left the Scorpions in trouble as they slid to their second defeat in their first two matches after Leeward Islands Hurricanes humbled them by eight wickets in a low-scoring contest two days earlier at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
The tournament continues with a doubleheader on Saturday when Leeward Islands face West Indies Academy at Queen’s Park Oval in a contest starting at 9am and Guyana Harpy Eagles meet hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in a day-night contest starting at 1pm.