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November 29, 2016 at 6:30 am #134725JahknoKeymaster
Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride played to a dull draw in their rain-affected third round fixture of the Digicel Regional Four-Day Cricket Championship at Sabina Park on Monday.
Resuming the day on 153 for four, Pride failed to muster anything spectacular enough to turn the tide, and were dismissed for 273 nearly an hour after lunch.
Wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud struck 36 and captain Kevin Stoute, 31, while Justin Greaves finished on 22 not out.
Debutant left-arm spinner Fabian Allen claimed three for 34 while fast bowler Reynard Leveridge (2-28), captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller (2-65) and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs (2-69) all picked up two wickets each.
Trailing by 49 on first innings, Scorpions confidently reached the close on 112 for two, with opener John Campbell missing out on his second half-century of the game with 49 and opening partner Shacaya Thomas getting 43.
Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican claimed two for 29.
Pride walked away from the rain-ravaged outing with nine points while Scorpions picked up 7.6.
The visitors made a safe start to the day as Stoute and Rampersaud stretched their overnight fifth wicket stand to 67.
Left-hander Rampersaud was ultra-patient in a knock requiring 133 deliveries and 144 minutes while Stoute, a right-hander, struck two fours and two sixes off 87 balls.
Once the partnership was broken, Pride lost their last six wickets for 53 runs, after going to lunch at 237 for seven.
Faced with a tricky period before tea, Scorpions’ fears were eased by Campbell and Thomas who put on 92 for the first wicket.
The left-handed Campbell, unbeaten on 45 at the interval with Scorpions on 81, faced 66 balls and struck nine fours while Thomas hit six fours in a 60-ball knock.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 224 (John Campbell 60, Derval Green 40, Damion Jacobs 30, Nikita Miller 24, Andre McCarthy 22; Kemar Roach 3-27, Kenroy Williams 2-16, Justin Greaves 2-49) and 112 for two (John Campbell 49, Shacaya Thomas 43; Jomel Warrican 2-29)
BARBADOS PRIDE 273 (Anthony Alleyne 66, Shamarh Brooks 44, Roston Chase 23, Mario Rampersad 36, Kevin Stoute 31; Fabian Allen 3-34, Reynard Leveridge 2-28).
Over at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia, rain forced the abandonment of the penultimate day of the day/night third round contest between Windward Islands Volcanoes and two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars.
Rain in the morning left the outfield saturated, making the 3 pm start impossible.
Match officials carried out three inspections, the last of which came at 5 pm when it was determined that play would not be possible for the day.
On Tuesday’s final day, Volcanoes will resume on 90 for four in their second innings – a lead of 63 runs overall.
WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES 192 (Kyle Mayers 51, Liam Sebastien 44, Delorn Johnson 30; Raymon Reifer 6-82) and 90 for four (Tyrone Theophile 39, Sunil Ambris 28 not out; Keon Joseph 3-26)
GUYANA JAGUARS 219 (Anthony Bramble 58, Raymon Reifer 52, Chris Barnwell 33, Leon Johnson 30; Mervin Matthew 4-43, Delorn Johnson 4-53).
Over at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, rain also forced the abandonment of play, this on the fourth and final day of play between Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.
Umpires carried out a number of inspections but any hopes of action at Queen’s Park Oval were dashed as the outfield remained unfit for play, and officials eventually called time on the encounter about an hour into the final session.
All told, only 92 overs were possible in the game. Friday’s opening day was completely abandoned, only 57 overs were sent down on the second day while Sunday’s penultimate day saw only 35 overs bowled.
Red Force, sent in by Hurricanes, were set to resume on 287 for eight, in an innings where opener Kyle Hope stroked 86 and debutant left-hander Isaiah Rajah got 69.
Captain and part-time slow bowler Kieran Powell finished with three for 29 while off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed two for 73 to move to 19 wickets for the season.
For their efforts, Hurricanes picked up 5.2 points while Red Force ended with five points.
T&T RED FORCE 287 for eight (Kyle Hope 86, Isaiah Rajah 69, Roshon Primus 42 not out, Jyd Goolie 23; Kieran Powell 3-29, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-73) vs LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES.
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