Another weak batting effort by Scorpions
Bad weather again played a major part in the second-round WICB/Digicel Regional Four-day clash between Jamaica Scorpions and Windward islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday.After losing close to two sessions on the opening day, it was much of the same on the second day, with Jamaica not taking the field until late into the second session because of a combination of a damp outfield and intermittent rain.Resuming on 83 for six, the Nikita Miller-led unit was then bowled out for a paltry 151, twenty minutes before the scheduled 5 p.m. close of play.The Volcanoes, after facing one over, closed the day on one without loss.Opener Devon Smith and Tyrone Theophille, who are both yet to score, will resume batting today at 9 30 a.m.Jamaica, who scored 208 and 147 in their opener last week against title-holders Guyana Jaguars, put in another weak batting effort. Only wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas (51) got among the runs yesterday. Antiguan Thomas, who was unbeaten on 18 overnight, was the ninth man out.He was caught at bat pad off the bowling of off-spinner Shane Shillingford.Thomas hit three fours off 137 balls. He was also the only batsman who appeared capable of standing up to Shillingford, who claimed five for 32 off 15 overs.Thomas was one of three Scorpions batsmen to get into double figures. The others were opener John Campbell, with 32, on the opening day and his overnight partner, Damion Jacobs, who got 23.At Queen’s Park Oval: Pride lead Red Force by 94 runs overall.Barbados Pride 242 (Anthony Alleyne 88, Kenroy Williams 46; Sheldon Cottrell 3-27) and 20 without loss.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 168 (Roshon Primus 65, Imran Khan 35; Kenroy Williams 3-21)At Warner Park: Hurricanes trail Jaguars by 136 runs, with one first-innings wicket intact.Guyana Jaguars 293 (Shiv Chanderpaul 81 not out, Rajendra Chanrika 64; Rahkeem Cornwall 6-87)Leeward Islands Hurricanes 157 for nine (Kieran Powell 79; Gudakesh Motie 3-43).