Miller: Scorpions needed to avenge shock defeat
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC:
Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller says Sunday's victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners was revenge for their shock loss earlier in the Regional Super50.
Scorpions defeated Marooners by 44 runs in a day/night affair at Kensington Oval to assume second spot in Group B on 14 points.
Marooners, however, had pulled off a stunning 75-run win over Scorpions on the opening day of the tournament two weeks ago, and Miller said avenging that defeat had been his side's driving force on Sunday.
"Coming into this game, I spoke to my team and told them it was very important ... we [needed] to get some wins under our belt and the fact that it was a grudge match really, because this is a team I don't really like losing to," Miller added.
Opting to bat first, Scorpions produced an average batting performance, dismissed for 204 off 45.2 overs, despite 51 each from Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood and Andre McCarthy, and a cameo 41 from tail-ender Jerome Taylor.
In reply, Marooners could only muster 160 off 41.3 overs, as Miller crippled the innings with an excellent spell of three for 12 from nine overs.
Scorpions clash with the Guyana Jaguars in a decisive encounter at Kensington Oval today.