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Jamaica Scorpions Takes Bridesmaid Position In WICB Regional Super50 Series Final

Captain, this ship is sinking

Captain, these seas are rough [oh yes]

We gas tank almost empty

No electricity, we oil pressure reading low

Shall we abandon ship?

Or shall we stay on it, and perish slow?

We don’t know, we don’t know

Captain, you tell we what to do.” [Woh woh]

— Gypsy

The foregoing chorus ought to have weighed heavily on the Jamaica Scorpions’ players’ minds in the dying hours of the WICB Regional Super50 Series Final played at the Coolidge Ground in Antigua.

The Scorpions continued their losing ways as they failed to take home the Regional Super50 silverware, a feat not accomplished since 2012.

They last lifted the Regional 50-overs crown four years ago when they defeated Trinidad in the final of the tournament held in Guyana.

The Scorpions who were set a gettable total of 272 to win, made a mess of the chase with some reckless batting from their frontline batsmen and were easily put out to pasture by being bowled out for 212 in 44.3 overs.

Rovman Powell was the only batter for Scorpions to have shown any fight with a top score of 65. Andre McCarthy made 30; Damion Jacobs 28 and Chadwick Walton 26 were the other major contributors to the overall score.

In the bowling department for Barbados Pride, Sulieman Benn claimed 3-33; skipper Jason Holder 2-28; Carlos Brathwaite 2-43 and Kemar Roach 2-54, all showed up to the party.

Earlier, the Pride who elected to bat posted 271-9 off their 50 overs.

Man-of-the-Match Shai Hope led the way with 101, skipper Jason Holder 69 and Kevin Stoute 41.

Scorpions’ Rovman Powell who claimed 2-27 and John Campbell 2-35 helped to keep the Bajan batters at bay.

The curtain was drawn with the following players receiving top awards:

Kieron Powell of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes was named the tournament’s top batsman while Ashley Nurse of the Barbados Pride was the top wicket-taker with 26 wickets.

Shai Hope of the Barbados Pride was voted top all-rounder and top wicketkeeper of the tournament. Jamaica Scorpions’ Rovman Powell was named the most outstanding fielder.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

 Edited by Jesus Chan

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