Scorpions defend 204 to beat CCC Marooners
JAMAICA Scorpions defended 204 against Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners in Bridgetown, courtesy of a spirited bowling effort led by Nikita Miller, who took 3 for 12 from nine overs.Miller’s haul saw CCC slip from 124 for 5 to 130 for 8, before they folded on 160 to give Jamaica a 44-run win that took them to second place in Group B.Jamaica reached 204 after fifties from Jermaine Blackwood (51) and Andre McCarthy (51), and a late surge from Jerome Taylor (41). Between these knocks, CCC took regular wickets to keep Jamaica in check. They lost their first two wickets for 26 and then slipped from 109 for 2 to be bowled out in the 46th over. Off-spinners Mark Deyal and Vikash Mohan took three wickets each.For CCC, their top score came from the extras conceded by Jamaica (30, of which 24 were wides). Cassius Burton (28), Amir Jangoo (24) and Mark Deyal (21) got starts but, with regular wickets falling, Jamaica completed a win in the 42nd over.SCORPIONS inningsC. Walton c Smith b Levy 4S. Taylor c wkp. Jangoo b Harding 21J. Blackwood c Hinds b Deyal 51A. McCarthy c Harding b Mohan 51D. Thomas c Jangoo b Mohan 1J. Campbell lbw b Mohan 4R. Powell c & b Deyal 5D. Jacobs c Hinds b Deyal 7N. Miller c Hinds b Harding 10J. Taylor c Deyal b Levy 41R. Leveridge not out 0Extras: (lb-3, w-4, nb-2) 9Total: (all out, 45.2 overs) 204Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-26, 3-109, 4-119, 5-125, 6-133, 7-150, 8-151, 9-187.Bowling: Harding 7-1-23-2 (w-2), Levy 6.2-1-34-2 (nb-1), Hinds 8-0-37-0, Edward 4-1-22-0, Mohan 10-0-42-3 (w-1), Deyal 10-0-43-3 (w-1).MAROONERS inningsA. Jangoo c wkp. Walton b Powell 24V. Mohan lbw b Taylor 4K. Corbin run-out 18C. Burton b Miller 28R. Hinds c Blackwood b Powell 7A. Jones run-out 6M. Deyal lbw b Miller 21J. Smith c McCarthy b Miller 0L. Edward c & b Campbell 17K. Harding c wkp. Walton b Jacobs 1J Levy not out 4Extras: (lb-4, w-24, nb-2) 30Total: (all out, 41.3 overs) 160Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-53, 3-58, 4-71, 5-81, 6-124, 7-124, 8-130, 9-147.Bowling: Taylor 7-3-24-1 (w-2), Leveridge 4-0-26-0 (w-6), Powell 7-1-32-2 (w-4), Jacobs 9-0-44-1 (w-6), Miller 9-2-12-3, Campbell 5.3-0-18-1 (w-6).Points: Scorpions 5, Marooners 0.