Campbell leads strong Jamaica reply

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – An unbeaten half-century from John Campbell led a strong Jamaica reply against Leeward Islands on the opening day of the third round match in the TCL West Indies Under-19 Challenge yesterday. The aggressive left-handed Campbell slammed a typically aggressive 51 to guide Jamaica to 94 for one at the close, in response to the Leewards’ disappointing 156 all out at the Beausejour Stadium.

Campbell, who played for the West Indies Under-19 team during the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand this year, has added an unbroken 76 for the second wicket with Paul Palmer who was not out on 24.

The stand was needed after Peat Salmon fell cheaply for 11 with the score on 18 to give the Windwards an early look in.

Earlier, Raheem Cornwall top-scored with 48 to rescue the Leewards who slipped to 45 for three, after winning the toss and batting first.

Akeem Saunders hit 26 and Haydn Walsh 25, to give support but leg-spinner Donovan Nelson captured five for 42 to wreck the innings.

Pacer Brian Gayle finished with two for seven.

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