Jamaica Scorpions make strong reply in WICB First Class Championship

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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were propelled by Jeremy Solozano’s maiden first-class hundred, but Jamaica Scorpions were making a strong reply on the second day of their Regional First Class Championship here yesterday.Solozano, in his first outing of the championship, hit 110 to help lift Red Force to 271 in their first innings, after the hosts resumed on 145 for five at Queen’s Park Oval. Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo struck 45, while tail-ender Marlon Richards chimed in with 26.Seamer David Bernard Jr picked up three for 25 to spearhead the Scorpions attack.Scorpions then lost John Campbell for two to the eighth ball of the innings with the score on three, but recovered to reach 119 for three at the close.Andre McCarthy was leading the fightback on 49 and was partnered by former skipper Tamar Lambert on 12.Captain Paul Palmer made 35, his first double figure score in five innings this season.Rookie seamer Daniel St Clair struck a crucial blow before tea when he had the left-handed Campbell caught at the wicket.Palmer and Barbadian Kirk Edwards, who scored 19, then repaired the innings in a 43-run, second-wicket stand, taking the visitors to the break at 36 for one.The right-handed Edwards perished in the sixth over after tea, lbw to off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine, but Palmer combined with McCarthy to add 27 for the third wicket.Palmer, whose previous innings yielded nine runs, faced 70 balls in nearly 1-3/4 hours at the crease and stroked five fours before going bowled by leg-spinner Imran Khan.Any thoughts Red Force had of making further inroads were quickly dashed as McCarthy and Lambert, in his 97th first-class match, came together to see Scorpions safely to the close in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership worth 46.The right-handed McCarthy has struck seven fours in a breezy 66-ball knock, while Lambert has batted just over an hour and counted two boundaries.Volcanoes beat HurricanesAT WINDSOR PARK: Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by eight wickets on the second day of their third-round game here yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 24 for seven declared. (Kevin McCLean 2-2, Mervin Matthews 2-6, Kenroy Peters 2-12) and 170 (Nkrumah Bonner 64, Shane Jeffers 30; Liam Sebastien 5-75, Alston Bobb 4-48). VOLCANOES 140 (Tyrone Theophile 62, Andre Fletcher 31; Alzarri Joseph 7-48, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-28) and 56 for two (Johnson Charles 21 not out).AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Barbados Pride, replying to Guyana Jaguars’ first innings of 337 all out, were 60 for four at the close on the second day of their third-round match here yesterday.Scores: JAGUARS 337 (Vishaul Singh 121, Leon Johnson 74, Assad Fudadin 42, Raymon Reifer 32, Shimron Hetmyer 24; Kevin Stoute 3-40, Roston Chase 2-28). PRIDE 60 for four (Veerasammy Permaul 2-24).last_img read more


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first_imgMarko Arnautovic struck twice as Stoke City stunned Manchester City to claim a deserved victory at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.The Potters began the day ten points behind the Premier League leaders but were superior from the start against their esteemed opponents and could have won by an even greater margin.Both goals came inside the opening 15 minutes, with City simply unable to cope with Stoke’s front three of Arnautovic, Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri.Shaqiri was arguably the pick of the home side’s performers as he gave Aleksandar Kolarov a torrid afternoon and made his £12million fee look a real bargain.The tricky Swiss winger provided the opener on seven minutes, leaving four City players in his wake before crossing for Arnautovic to score.And Shaqiri was again the architect as Stoke doubled their lead with only 15 minutes on the clock.Finding space deep in City’s half, he played a delightful pass into the path of Arnautovic, who slide home his – and Stoke’s – second of the afternoon.It was a stunning start to the game by Mark Hughes’ men and they could have extended their lead before the half-time whistle blew.Arnautovic’s movement was too much for Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi and the Austrian missed a glorious chance to grab his hat-trick, beating Hart with a well-struck drive but unable to beat the post.Otamendi and Wilfried Bony exchanged angry words as City, missing Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero through injury, searched for a route back into the game.But City hadn’t come from two goals down to win in a decade and they never looked like doing so at the Britannia as Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and the fit-again David Silva all struggled to exert any influence on proceedings.It almost got worse for City after the break as Shaqiri just failed to get a touch on Arnautovic’s centre after a great flick from Bojan had cut open the City defence.But it mattered little for the home side, as they closed out a comfortable victory to move up to ninth in the table and deal City’s title ambitions a severe blow. 1last_img read more