The Jamaica Scorpions are among the top three scorers in the 2022 CG Insurance Super 50 competition, which ended Saturday night as the Jamaican franchise beat Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by three wickets in a tense match at Antigua’s Sa Vivian Richards Stadium. Won two of the kings. .
Captain Robman Powell finished the tournament with a best total of 346 runs. This is Red his Force four runs more than his captain Nicolas Poulean (342) and only nine more than teammate Brandon King (337 runs). But since his 2012 when Tamar Lambert led Jamaica to victory, it was his bowler’s success that led the Scorpions to his title in his 50 overs in the region.
Jamaica’s four Scorpion bowlers are among the tournament’s top ten wicket takers. Odeen Smith and Nicholson Gordon took 15 wickets each, sharing the wicket taker’s prize with Red Force and former West Indies paceman Shannon Gabriel. Spinner Dennis Bulli with 14 wickets and Jeavor Royal with 12 wickets followed suit.
Asked about the impact of Smith and Gordon, Powell said the two pace bowlers were key to the team’s success this season.
“They were very important in the sense that every time I gave them the ball, they delivered it through the tournament,” he said.
“As a captain it was very good to find a bowler to give us wickets at a crucial time in the game and they were both great throughout the tournament. Not the fastest bowling friendly wickets to be honest is very good.”
Smith took 15 wickets at an average of 19.26 wickets and 5.25 economy while Gordon was slightly higher with 21.26 wickets and 5.94 economy.
Bulli took wickets at an average of 18.64 and 4.75 in economy while Royal took 12 wickets at an average of 21.91 and 3.92 in economy.
Meanwhile, the team has been praised by the Jamaica Cricket Association for their winning season.
The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) congratulates the national senior men’s team ‘Jamaica Scorpions’ on winning the regional CG United Super 50 Championship. This achievement is the ultimate result of teamwork, meticulous preparation and exemplary leadership,” President Billy Haven said in a statement issued on Sunday.
“Under the astute leadership of Captain Robman Powell and under the guidance of head coach Andrew Richardson and assistant coach Nikita Miller, the world saw the Jamaica Scorpions win five straight games. ‘s overall performance makes Jamaica proud.”
According to Haven, strategic planning by the JCA with an emphasis on a player-centric approach has built an “exceptional team” that won the trophy in the year Jamaica turned 60.th year of independence.
“Cricket is known as a gentleman’s sport and on 19th November 2022, as the world celebrated International Men’s Day, the Jamaican Scorpions were the perfect celebration of the day as they won the CG United Super 50 Championship in spectacular cricket style. provided.
“This year Jamaica celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence and cricket has always been a rich part of our history and heritage. Therefore, the JCA would like to thank our senior men’s team for making this gift to the proud nation of the Diamond Jubilee. We are very proud to have provided you, gentlemen, with a bat.”