Scorpions aim for Super50 finals

February 15, 2017
Nikita Miller

The Jamaica Scorpions will attempt to move one step closer to landing their first regional one-day title in six years when they take on defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in semi-final action at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, in Antigua today.

Set for a 12:30 p.m. start Jamaica time, the match-up will pit together two teams, which have been experiencing good form in the tournament.

Jamaica have six wins and two defeats, and finished second in Group B to co-hosts Barbados Pride.


Seven victories


Trinidad and Tobago, who topped Group A ahead of co-hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes, have a record of seven victories and one loss.

Barbados and the Leewards are set to do battle in semi-final two tomorrow at the same venue, starting at the same time.

"The team entered the tournament with a purpose and mission and we are two matches away. We are focused and determined going into the semi-finals, and at the end of the day, once we stick to our plan, I am confident we can come out on top,'' said Miller.

The Scorpions, coached for the first time at the tournament by Robert Samuels, started poorly by losing their first encounter against minnows Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.

However solid performances from the tournament's third highest wicket taker, Damion Jacobs, and fast bowlers Jerome Taylor and Reynard Leveridge, helped them find form.

"What I would like the in the semis is for these people, who get battings start to go on and score centuries or big half-centuries, and if that can be achieved we can't be beat,'' Miller added.

Trinidad, in the meanwhile, will enter the showdown knowing that they only lost one game, their second game against invited team Kent Spitfires of England.

Since then they have gone on to chalk up six successive wins, including completing the double over Leewards.

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