West Indies PCL Team of Round 3

John Campbell

John Campbell single-handedly delivered win number two for Jamaica Scorpions over T&T Red Force

As the West Indies PCL season completed its third round there were three centurions the most for a round this season. Four players retained their places from the team of the second round, with no West Indian internationals making the cut. In the first round there were six Test players in the team of the round and only one in the second round.

Winwards Volcanoes took care of the Leewards Hurricanes within two days after an early first inning declaration of 24/7 by the later. Controversy over the preparation of the pitch has lead to an investigation into the matter. With the declaration being the only highlight of the first innings it took the second innings before the players could come into action. Tryone Theophille top-scored with 62 to counteract Alzarri Joseph’s 7/46. Nkrumer Bonner led the Hurricanes batting again a mantle that he has taken up this season, scoring 64. Liam Sebastien scalped 5/76 assisted by Alston Bobb 4/48 as the Volcanoes complete a pedestrian eight wicket victory.

Guyana Jaguars had the largest margin of victory, by nine wickets over Barbados Pride. Vishaul Singh added 121 to his 150 from the previous round with 74 from captain Leon Johnson, Assad Fudadin got a start with 42. After being routed in the first innings Pride were forced to follow-on. There was more impetus on the second time of asking with half-centuries by Jonathan Carter (89), Sharmarh Brooks (53), and Roston Chase (50). Gudesh Moti-Kanhai grabbed six wickets in the second innings for a match haul of 9/98 supported by Steven Jacobs 4/123 and Veerasammy Permaul 4/103 leading the reigning champions to their third consecutive win on the season.

Jamaica Scorpions rebounded from their first round lost to Barbados Pride, making it two in two over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.  Red Force posted a competitive total of the back on a maiden First Class hundred by Jeremy Solozano (110), with only the in-form Steven Katwaroo (45) offering real support. The Scorpions replied with a maiden First Class century of their own, Andre Mc Carthy (121) following up his near miss 92 in the second round. Tamar Lambert returning to the line up supported with 45. Imran Khan was the main operator for the Red Force with the ball with 7/90. The Red Force second innings went pear-shaped to the spin of John Campbell, who claimed 7/73. As if that was not enough Campbell returned with the bat scoring an unbeaten 83 to sting the Red from the Force leading the Scorpions to an impressive six wicket brace.

Team of Round 3: Jeremy Solozano, John Campbell, Leon Johnson (c), Vishaul Singh, Andre Mc Carthy, Jonathan Carter, Tyrone Theophille (wk), Liam Sebastien, Imram Khan, Alzarri Joseph and Gudesh Motie-Kanhai

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