Warrican, Solozano shine but fail to deny Scorpions, Volcanoes


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West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.

(CMC) – Test spinner Jomel Warrican made an instant impact for Barbados Pride while rookie opener Jeremy Solozano struck his second first class hundred for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force but both their sides were outplayed on the second day of the second round of matches in the regional first class championship on Friday.

At the 3W’s Oval here, Warrican’s eight-wicket haul restricted Jamaica Scorpions to 248 all out in their first innings but could not prevent them from securing a sizeable 81-run lead.

The left-armer, playing in his first match of the season following his return from West Indies duty in Bangladesh, snatched eight for 89.

Scorpions, resuming from their overnight 102 without loss, got 78 from West Indies A left-hander John Campbell and 67 from captain Paul Palmer.

Campbell, unbeaten on 67 overnight, faced 128 balls in 171 minutes and counted 10 fours and six while Palmer’s innings required 121 deliveries, 142 minutes and included six fours and a six.

Once openers Campbell and Chadwick Walton (21) were separated in the third over of the morning on with the score on 107, Scorpions lost five wickets for 55 runs before Palmer and Dennis Bulli (25) added 50 for the sixth wicket.

Pride then looked to be asserting themselves when Shayne Moseley (46 not out) and Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite (37) posted 77 for the first wicket.

But left-arm spinner Nikita Miller (3-33) snatched three quick wickets inside the last half-hour to keep Scorpions on top, as Pride ended on 93 for three.

At the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, hosts Red Force got 104 from Solozano but lost wickets steadily to be dismissed for 225 – a lead of only 19 runs over Windward Islands Volcanoes.

Resuming on 46 with Red Force on 79 for one, the left-handed Solozano faced 178 balls in just over four hours at the crease and struck nine fours, before he was eighth out as one of the last three wickets to tumble for four runs.

Off-spinner Shane Shillingford snatched six for 74 while West Indies fast bowling recruit Sherman Lewis claimed three for 62.

Opener Roland Cato then hit an unbeaten 81 and Taryck Gabriel, 58, in a rousing opening stand of 148, as Volcanoes reached 167 for one at the close – a lead of 148 runs heading into Saturday’s day three.

Cato, 21, punched nine fours and two sixes in an innings spanning 157 balls and a shade over three hours while Gabriel, 23, notched eight fours off 121 balls.

At the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, four-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars ground out a 33-run first innings lead over Leeward Islands Hurricanes, behind an unbeaten 68 from Vishaul Singh.

Resuming the day in trouble on 36 for two, Jaguars batted all day to reach 215 for five.

Vishaul faced 157 deliveries in 240 minutes and hit seven fours, posting 58 with opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul (29) for the fourth wicket and a further 69 for the fifth with Chris Barnwell who struck 46.

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