Scorpions wobbling against Volcanoes in regional 4-day contest

The Jamaica Scorpions batting woes in their opening regional 4-day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes continued with the hosts precariously placed at 76-4 at stumps in their second innings on day 2 at Sabina Park.

 They trail by 106 runs.  Nkrumah Bonner 36 and Gordon Bryan 1, were the batsmen at the crease at the close.

Chadwick Walton also made 20, while captain Jermaine Blackwood fell for 16. Pacer Darius Martin has so far taken 3-29.

Earlier, the Windward Volcanoes posted 341 all out in their first innings reply after resuming on 157-2.

Johann Jeremiah carried on to 80 from his overnight 66, while fellow overnight batsman Sunil Ambris made 45 after resuming on 30.

Former West Indies U19 World Cup winner Shamar Springer contributed 71. He also shared a 118 run 7th wicket partnership with Ryan John who made 57.

Bryan was the pick of the Scorpion bowlers with 4-64, while Peat Salmon took 3-78 and Marquino Mindley 2-60. 
Play resumes at 10:00 am on Friday.

Elsewhere, the game between the Barbados Pride and the Combined Campuses and Colleges finally got underway at Chedwin Park after Wednesday’s opening day was abandoned due to a poor outfield.

The Pride rattled up an imposing 344-8 declared on the back of Kevin Wickham's century of 139; 84 from Jonathan Drakes and 41 from Shane Dowrich.

Bowling for the CCC, Romario Greaves had 2-54; Jediah Blades 2-64 and Zishan Motara 2-68. The CCC in reply, closed on 10-1.

Meanwhile, there was no play in the two matches being contested in St Kitts due to rain.

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were set to resume on 215-4 against Guyana Harpy Eagles at Conaree, while the West Indies Academy were to pick up from their overnight 60-2 in reply to 137 made by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

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