Jamaica Scorpions return home ended in defeat after they were humbled by nine wickets by the Windward Islands Volcanoes in their opening West Indies 4-day Championship match at Sabina Park on Friday.
The defeat marks a 13th across various formats for the franchise in two years. The Scorpions resuming the day on 76 for 4 in their second innings and facing a deficit of 182 were dismissed for 234 just before tea.
Romaine Morris topscored for the second time with 68 after the Scorpions limped to 161-8.
The left hander hit 7 fours and 2 sixes and shared in a 52 run eighth wicket stand with Derval Green who made only 7.
Nkrumah Bonner who resumed on 36, went on to make 45, while night watchman Gordon Bryan carried on from 1, to 31.
Darius Martin was the pick of the bowlers with 4-85, while Shamar Springer and Kenneth Dember picked up two wickets each.
Set 53 for victory, the Volcanoes eased to 55-1 with Jeremy Solozano 29 and Johann Jeremiah 22, the leading lights. Marquino Mindley claimed the lone wicket to fall.
Scores in the match: Jamaica Scorpions 159 & 234, the Volcanoes 341 & 55-1. The Scorpions will take on the Barbados Pride in the second round at Sabina Park starting on Wednesday, while the Volcanoes oppose the CCC at the Kensington Cricket Club.