Rain wrecks opening day but Scorpions thrive

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Rain allowed just 14 overs on the opening day of the third round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship between Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride here Thursday night.

The day/night affair started an hour late because of wet conditions at Sabina Park, and Scorpions then made the most of choosing to bat first by racing to 77 without loss.

However, the rains returned after an hour’s play and kept players of the field before match

Reserve umpire Athol Hamilton supervises the covers coming on during a rain stoppage on the final day of the fifth round match between Jamaica and Barbados in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Monday at Sabina Park. Photos by WICB Media

officials were forced to abandon play without another ball bowled. Left-handed opener John Campbell was unbeaten on 42 while Garth Garvey was on 31, a partnership that saw the hosts scoring at a fair clip.

Campbell has so far struck eight fours in an enterprising 49-ball knock while Garvey, in his third first class match, was unbeaten on 31 off 35 balls with five boundaries.

Play will begin at 1:30 pm for the remaining days.

SCORPIONS 1st innings

J Campbell not out 42

G Garvey not out 31

Extras (lb4) 4

TOTAL (without loss, 14 overs) 77

To bat: A Fudadin, B King, *P Palmer Jr, +S Taylor, R Leveridge, O Thomas, D Jacobs, D Green, D Bulli.

Bowling: Greaves 5-0-27-0, Clarke 4-0-25-0, Stoute 3-0-14-0, Nurse 2-0-7-0.

PRIDE – *S Brooks, +M Rampersaud, A Alleyne, J Carter, S Clarke, J Greaves, S Moseley, A Nurse, K Stoute, J Warrican, K Williams.

Toss: Scorpions.

Umpires: C Wright, N Dugid.

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