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Scorpions lift first title in 10 years

The Jamaica Scorpions have broken their 10 year trophy drought after beating the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by three wickets at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday night to win the regional Super50 title.

Chasing 218 to win, the Scorpions got home despite a late wobble which saw them losing three wickets for 10 runs.

They eventually ended on 218-7 in 47 overs. 

The Scorpions innings has so far been built on a 124 run second wicket stand between Chadwick Walton and Andre McCarthy. Walton made 80 and McCarthy 55.

Skipper Rovman Powell weighed in with 25 against Terrance Hinds 2-31 and Khary Pierre 2-42.

Earlier, led by disciplined bowling from Nicholson Gordon 3-51, Jeavor Royal 2-22 and Odean Smith 2-29, the Scorpions dismissed the Red Force for 217.

Yanic Cariah led the way for the Red Force with 43. Akeal Hosein made 37 along with 33 from Kjorn Ottley.

The Scorpions were winning their first title since 2012. 

 

 



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