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March 21, 2014
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Campbell pleased with start to regional four-day career
Jermaine Lannaman, Star Writer

John Campbell

Emerging opener John Campbell is happy with the way he has started his regional first-class career.

The recent West Indies Under-19 representative, who made his debut for Jamaica WICB Four-Day Championship recently, has so far made positive contributions in three of his four innings to date.

The first was an even 50 in his maiden innings against Guyana at Sabina Park, with the other two coming against the Leeward Islands at Warner Park, St Kitts two weeks ago.

He made 110 in the first innings before following up with 43, in what was a man-of-the-match performance that helped Jamaica secure a nail-biting three wicket win.

"I did not imagine that things would be as good as it had been so far," said 20-year-old Campbell.

"It is my first season, and I was more looking to again experience more than anything else."

"However, based on the start that I have had, I am now being forced to reset my goals."

The St Mary native, who, in capturing the man-of-the-match award, also claimed four for 15 with his part-time off-spin, in the meanwhile, has put his achievements thus far down to hard work.

"It's just the hard work that I have been putting in that is paying off," he said.

"I have been doing a lot of training and work on my game in the nets, and have been getting starts and not carrying through.

"I think with each passing game I am understanding my game, more and more, and have been making the adjustments."

Jamaica, leaders of the championship, will today square-off with third place Windward Islands at Sabina Park, starting at 10 a.m.

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