Campbell, Fudadin shine but Jaguars hit back strongly

Opener John Campbell … top-scored with 62

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Half-centuries from left-handed openers John Campbell and Assad Fudadin led a Jamaica Scorpions fightback but a clatter of wickets late in the day left leaders Guyana Jaguars firmly in control of their eighth round contest in the Regional Four-Day Championship here yesterday.

Trailing by 77 runs on first innings, Scorpions ended the second day at Sabina Park on 167 for five – just 90 runs ahead.

They made an excellent start to their second innings as Campbell stroked 62 and Fudadin, 61 not out, in a fine first wicket stand of 112.

Campbell was his usual aggressive self, stroking nine boundaries in a 68-ball innings while Guyanese Fudadin proved the anchor for Scorpions against his old team, and has so far faced 155 balls and counted six fours.

However, once Campbell became the first of left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie’s two wickets, the innings fell apart with five wickets tumbling for 41 runs.

Motie has been the best bowler with two for 21.

Earlier, veteran former West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul completed his 142nd first class half-century as Jaguars, resuming from their overnight 75 for three, were dismissed in their first innings for 183.

The left-hander Chanderpaul made exactly 50 off 129 balls with three fours but received little support. He extended his overnight fourth wicket stand with Vishaul Singh (19) to 39 before the last seven wickets tumbled for 81 runs.

Left-arm spinner and captain Nikita Miller picked up four for 30 while seamer Derval Green ended with three for 39.

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