Scorpions face Red Force


February 19, 2016
Jamaica Scorpions captain John Campbell (left) celebrates with bowler Nicholson Gordon (centre) and Brandon King during the Group “A” match between Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride.

The Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, two teams that started the season promising much, will be looking to deliver as the seventh round of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament, starts today.

Scorpions will be going all out to keep the top two within reach, if at all possible, and Red Force will look to shut the gap between themselves and the top three.

Both teams suffered setbacks in the previous round, when they were beaten by the Hurricanes and Jaguars respectively, but the home team won the contest between the two sides earlier in the season on the road.

strike twice

They will hope familiar conditions will breed success, but the Red Force, whose squad is unchanged, will want the clichEd lightning to strike twice and last year's result in the corresponding fixture will repeat itself - and they could walk away with victory.

In a significant move ahead of the match, the Scorpions have relieved Paul Palmer Jr of the captaincy and his place due to poor form, with fellow opener John Campbell taking over and Barbadian import Kirk Edwards elevated position of vice-captain.

Also, the experienced duo of Carlton Baugh Jr and Dave Bernard Jr has made way for Chadwick Walton and rookie Nicholson Gordon in other changes to the Scorpions' squad

Meanwhile, the two matches featuring the top and bottom two teams will hold extra-special second-placed Barbados Pride face unbeaten leaders and reigning champions Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval in the oldest rivalry of the regional first-class game in the feature match of the round.

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