Barbados Pride were scenting victory at the close of the third day of their first round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match against the Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval today.
At the close of play the Scorpions were in dire straits on 161 for 8, still 23 runs in arrears after following on with a deficit of 184. They had been dismissed in their first innings for 189. The not out batsmen were Damion Jacobs on 21 and Jason Dawes on eight.
Earlier today the Jamaica Scorpions had resumed their overnight innings on 114 for 2 but collapsed spectacularly, losing their last eight wickets for 75 runs.
Barbados and West Indies middle-order batsman Kirk Edwards, playing his first season for the Scorpions, top-scored with 58, adding only seven to his overnight score. The only other first innings scores of note were Andre McCarthy’s 30 and former West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr.’s 39.
The chief wrecker of the Jamaica innings was medium-pacer Kevin Stoute who captured 4 for 12 in 15 excellent overs. He was ably assisted by left-arm orthodox spinner Jomel Warrican who snared 3 for 74 in 27.4 overs. Fast bowler Miguel Cummins chipped in with 2 for 27.
Jamaica Scorpions fared just as dismally in their second turn at the wicket. After an opening stand of 42 between John Campbell and the almost stroke-less Paul Palmer was broken, wickets tumbled until the close with Cummins and off-spinner Ashley Nurse the main destroyers.
Campbell was caught at extra-cover by captain Kraigg Brathwaite essaying a loose drive off off-spinner Ashley Nurse for 35. Palmer, in a match he would possibly like to forget, pushed forward tentatively to Nurse, missed and was leg before wicket for six to leave the score at 47 for 2.
McCarthy was caught at long-off by Miguel Cummins off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican for two with the score on 52 in the 22nd over. Edwards, the mainstay of the first innings, was caught at long-on by Shamarh Brooks off Nurse for 18 in the 31st over to leave the Scorpions reeling on 83 for 4.
Stoute then got into the act when he had Baugh Jr. caught at mid-on by Kemar Roach for 27 and with Cummins accounting for both former Test player David Bernard Jr. (7) and Brandon King (30), both bowled, only the final rites were left to be performed.
Barring rain tomorrow, those should be completed sometime before lunch.
Cummins with 3 for 30 and Nurse 3 for 66 did the second innings damage. (WG)
Barbados Pride 1st innings 373
Jamaica Scorpions 1st innings (overnight 114-2)
J. Campbell c wk Dowrich b Stoute 49
*P. Palmer lbw b Cummins 0
K. Edwards c Hope b Cummins 58
A. McCarthy lbw b Warrican 30
+C. Baugh c Brathwaite b Stoute 29
B. King lbw Warrican 10
D. Bernard b Stoute 1
N. Miller c wk Dowrich b Warrican 6
S. Jacobs c wk Dowrich b Stoute 1
Dawes run out (Roach) 0
Mindley not out 0
Extras (b4, lb1) 5
TOTAL (all out, 71.4 overs) 189
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Palmer, 1.1 ov), 2-88 (Campbell, 30.4), 3-133 (Edwards, 46.1), 4-159 (McCarthy, 53.4), 5-181 (King, 61.5), 6-181 (Baugh, 62.1), 7-182 (Bernard, 64.4), 8-186 (Jacobs, 66.5), 9-186 (Dawes, 68), 10-189 (Miller, 71.4).
Bowling: Roach 13-0-57-0, Cummins 14-5-27-2, Nurse 2-0-14-0, Warrican 27.4-4-74-3, Stoute 15-5-12-4.
Jamaica Scorpions 2nd innings
J. Campbell c Brathwaite b Nurse 35
*P. Palmer lbw b Nurse 6
K. Edwards c Brooks b Nurse 18
A. McCarthy c Cummins b Warrican 2
+C. Baugh c Roach b Stoute 27
B. King b Cummins 30
D. Bernard b Cummins 7
N. Miller c wk Dowrich b Cummins 2
S. Jacobs not out 21
Dawes not out 8
Extras (b2, lb1, nb2) 5
TOTAL (8 wks, 57.3 overs) 161
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Campbell, 16.1 ov), 2-47 (Palmer, 20.2), 3-52 (McCarthy, 21.3), 4-83 (Edwards, 31), 5-107 (Baugh, 35.2), 6-127 (Bernard, 46), 7-132 (King, 47.2), 9-139 (Miller, 49.3).
Bowling: Cummins 13-6-20-3, Roach 4-1-5-0, Nurse 16-2-66-3 (nb2), Stoute 10-0-28-1, Warrican 12-1-34-1, Chase 2-0-5-0, Brathwaite 0.3-0-0-0.