Campbell stars in Scorpions win
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC:
Man of the Match John Campbell snatched a five-wicket haul and then smashed a cameo, unbeaten half-century as Jamaica Scorpions broke their four-game losing slump in the regional four-day championship with a convincing nine-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes yesterday.
Playing on the final day of the ninth-round contest at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the 22-year-old claimed five for 106 with his part-time off-spin to send the hosts tumbling for 350 in their second innings.
They resumed on 245 for four, but lost their last six wickets for 105 runs with Campbell picking up four of the wickets to fall.
Veteran left-arm spinner Nikita Miller provided support, taking four for 90.
Set 139 for victory, Scorpions raced to their target off 34.4 overs, with the left-handed Campbell pummelling a stroke-filled 83 and fellow opener Shacaya Thomas scoring 52.
The victory, which brought Scorpions to 19 points, was their first since the first week of December last year, when they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes.
In two other matches, Leeward Islands Hurricanes (430) drew with Guyana Jaguars (190 and 222 for eight), while Barbados Pride (396 and 74 for three) defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (226 and 240) by seven wickets.