So easy for Scorpions

February 16, 2017
File Walton

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC:

Scintillating maiden hundreds by Chadwick Walton and Jermaine Blackwood lifted Jamaica Scorpions into the Regional Super50 final with a crushing 292-run win over reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force last night.

Walton belted 117 from 96 deliveries and Blackwood, an unbeaten 108 from 88 balls as Scorpions, sent in at Coolidge Cricket Ground, amassed a record 434 for four off their 50 overs.

All-rounder Rovman Powell smashed an astonishing 45-ball 95, while opener Steven Taylor blasted 88 from 71 deliveries, which helped propel Scorpions to the highest-ever total in regional 50 overs cricket - eclipsing the 409 by Trinidad against North Windwards 16 years ago.

The total was also the ninth highest in the history of List A and represented only the second time a team had passed 400 in regional competition.

In reply, Red Force were bundled out for an embarrassing 142 off 26.3 overs, slumping to the fourth heaviest defeat ever in List A cricket.

Jason Mohammed made an unbeaten 62 and captain Denesh Ramdin 27.

Powell took five for 36 to claim the Man-of-the-Match award, while Jerome Taylor (3-27), and Renard Leveridge (2-31) provided excellent support.

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