Latest News

Scorpions breeze to 8-wicket win over Jaguars

Friday, February 22, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions breezed to a target of 158 runs on Friday to beat four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars by eight wickets in the West Indies four-day cricket match at Sabina Park.

Jermaine Blackwood hit 72 not out from 86 balls, while Brandon King added an unbeaten, 92-ball 66.

The two shared in an unbroken stand of 143 runs that ensured the Scorpions' third victory of the season was wrapped up inside two days.

The win was all the more outstanding given that the grass-covered pitch offered sideways movement for the quicker bowlers, and grip and bounce for spinners over the previous three innings.

Before that, the Scorpions' bowling kept the hosts in the game after they had conceded a 19-run first-innings lead.

Led by pacer Jerome Taylor and debutant off-spinner Akim Fraser they dismissed the visiting Jaguars for 138, giving them a lead of 157 runs.

Scores: Jaguars 158 (55.4 overs) & 138 (40 overs); Scorpions 139 (35.4 overs) & 158-2 (31.2 overs)

Taylor, bowling with guile and deceptive pace from a relatively short run-up, captured 4-26 to end with seven wickets in the match. Fraser took 4-65 to back up his four-wicket haul in the first innings.

In their run-chase, the Scorpions lost openers Paul Palmer and Chadwick Walton cheaply, but Blackwood and King delivered counter-attacking punches to ease the hosts over the line.

Sanjay Myers

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon