Skipper Campbell still seeking answers

January 23, 2016
file John Campbell (left) celebrates after bagging a Barbados wicket during the Super50 tournament.

First-time captain John Campbell is still searching for words to explain Jamaica Scorpions' early exit from the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament after the preliminary round.

Considered by some as one of the favourites to take the title from hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Jamaica failed to amass enough points to finish among the top two teams in Group A.

The top two, Trinidad and Barbados Pride, progressed to the semi-finals, and following wins, are down to contest the final today.

"I think it is a matter of getting it right on the day, and batting-wise we did not," Campbell, who was leading Jamaica for the first time in any format, said.

"All of our batsmen are talented players, most of whom have come through the ranks at Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 levels.

"It, therefore, can't be a matter of talent. It is more a matter of being consistent," he said.

Campbell, 22, who ended second in runs scored in the Scorpions team, behind AndrE McCarty, and who was the top all-rounder with 169 runs and six wickets, also expressed hope for the team going forward.

They will now turn their attention to the second half of the WICB First-Class Championship, where they currently occupy third position.

Jamaica, under the leadership of another first-time captain, Paul Palmer Jr, trail defending champions Guyana Jaguars and second-place Barbados Pride.

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