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Campbell falls short of century as Scorpions falter at tea

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 2:30 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Scorpions openers Leroy Lugg (left) and captain John Campbell peruse the scene at the Diego Martin Sports Complex during their West Indies Championship game against the Guyana Harpy Eagles on Saturday.
Jamaica Scorpions openers Leroy Lugg (left) and captain John Campbell peruse the scene at the Diego Martin Sports Complex during their West Indies Championship game against the Guyana Harpy Eagles on Saturday.

Captain John Campbell fell two runs short of what would have been a deserved century, as the Jamaica Scorpions go to tea at 216 for four, a lead of just 25 runs against the Guyana Harpy Eagles on day four of their West Indies Championship match at the Diego Martin Sport Complex.

Campbell, who resumed after a lunch on 36, went on to add 62 runs before he was trapped in front to a low delivery from Veerasammy Permaul. He had hit 11 fours and a six in his 155-ball knock.

Before that, the Scorpions lost Jermaine Blackwood who added 24 runs to his four after lunch. He went caught at mid-on off Gudakesh Motie. Blackwood and Campbell had shared in a 64-run second wicket stand.

Oraine Williams’ miserable match with the bat continued, as he was trapped in front by Motie for one, to leave the Scorpions in a spot of bother at 175 for three.

When the teams left the field for tea, Paul Palmer was not out on nine and Alwyn Williams, eight, as the Scorpions hold a slender 25-run lead with six wickets in hand.