The Jamaica Scorpions returned home on Monday after their drawn encounter with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the opening round of the regional 4-day competition at the weekend. Paul Palmer Jr's second first-class century provided the foundation for the Scorpions’ second innings score of 300-8 which saw the franchise earning a draw after being asked to follow-on. The Scorpions had been dismissed for 278 in their first innings after the Red Force made a massive 460-4 declared.
Palmer's game-saving knock of 116 not out, however came only because of injury to Nkrumah Bonner as the former captain was not originally named to the squad. Coach Coley explained that Palmer Jr was given the nod as he was the most suitable replacement who could have come in and play the top order batting role Bonner was chosen to perform.
Meanwhile, Coley is unsure spinner Dennis Bulli and opening batsman Alwyn Williams will be fit for this week's game after both picked up injuries against the Red Force. The Scorpions will next play the Windward Islands Volcanoes in their first home game at Sabina Park starting on Thursday.