Campbell boosts Scorpions ahead of tough clash

first_img It also put Jamaica to within a point of qualification of the semi-finals, with two return-leg group matches to go. Their next matchup will be today against the Pride, who defeated them in their first meeting with their final group game being against ICC Americas. Campbell, who at the start of the tournament was struggling with the bat while opening, the innings, but after three matches was pushed down the order to number six, in identifying where the team came up well, pointed to their efforts in the field. “We just stuck with our plans as we weren’t necessarily getting quick wickets, and it turned around the game.” Campbell, who is also vice-captain of the team, in the meanwhile, was happy with his returns and said that he was looking forward to their next match. “I am very happy with my performance. It has been going well as this is my third innings at number six, and I have got two good scores. I even wanted to be at the end, but unfortunately, that did not happen. But the contribution was good enough.” He added: “I also thought we bowled really well. Jerome Taylor and all the guys. It was a very good effort. We have Barbados next, and definitely, that will be a tough game. We just need to continue to stick to our plans.” SCOREBOARD JAGUARS A Fudadin run out 57 R Chandrika run out 13 R Reifer c Taylor b Campbell 54 *L Johnson c Powell b McCarthy 3 S Chanderpaul c Taylor b Campbell 17 C Barnwell lbw b Campbell 0 S Jacobs st Walton b Campbell 4 +A Bramble c Miller b Powell 39 V Permaul c wkp Walton b Taylor 30 D Bishoo run out 0 R Beaton not out 1 Extras: (lb6, w11) 17 TOTAL: (all out, 49.4 overs) 235 Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-124, 3-129, 4-147, 5-147, 6-164, 7-165, 8-224, 9-226, 10-235. Bowling: Taylor 10-1-44-1 (w3), Leveridge 6-2-26-0 (w2), Powell 6-0-32-1 (w2), Jacobs 2-0-14-0 (w1), Miller 10-0-55-0, Campbell 10-0-43-4 (w3), McCarthy 5-0-15-1. Result: Scorpions won by 20 runs. Man-of-the-Match: John Campbell. Extras: (lb4, w13) 17 TOTAL: (all out, 49.4 overs) 255 Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-39, 3-129, 4-154, 5-182, 6-229, 7-239, 8-245, 9-254, 10-255. Bowling: Reifer 8.4-1-38-4 (w4), Beaton 8-1-33-2 (w5), Jacobs 8-0-54-0, Permaul 8-0-44-0, Bishoo 7-0-37-0, Barnwell 10-0-45-2 (w4). Man-of-the-Match, batsman John Campbell, has described Jamaica Scorpions’ victory over Guyana Jaguars in return-leg action of the WICB Regional Super50 as a major boost in their quest to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. Jamaica led by 42, and a four-wicket haul from Campbell defeated Guyana by 20 runs in the contest, which was played at Kensington Oval. Electing to bat, the Scorpions first posted 255, with Campbell playing second fiddle to United States-native, opener Steven Taylor, who got 86, and AndrÈ McCarthy, who made 45. The Robert Samuels-coached unit then returned to limit Guyana to 235, with Campbell, bowling part-time off-spin, getting good support from fellow part-timer, McCarthy, one for 15 off five overs, and all-rounder Rovman Powell, one for 32 off 6.4. “It’s a big boost for us beating Guyana twice,” stated Campbell. “It was a crucial win as basically, it could be described as a final whereby we knew that if we had won, we would have all but knocked them out of the semi-finals.” The victory, which was Jamaica’s fourth in six outings with the other two ending in defeats, also maintained their position of second in Group B behind tournament co-hosts Barbados Pride. CLOSE TO QUALIFICATION SCORPIONS +C Walton c Jacobs b Reifer 6 S Taylor run out 86 J Blackwood c Jacobs b Reifer 5 A McCarthy c Beaton b Barnwell 45 D Thomas c Bishoo b Barnwell 17 J Campbell run out 42 R Powell c Jacobs b Beaton 24 D Jacobs c (sub) Hetmyer b Beaton 3 J Taylor b Reifer 8 *N Miller c and b Reifer 1 R Leveridge not out 1last_img read more

Improved power supply for Mabaruma residents

first_imgResidents of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) are expected to benefit very soon from improved power supply after the new solar farm is added to the power generation mix.The solar farm in Mabaruma, Region OneThe Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported that the $264 million solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, is now complete as it relates to its construction and installation. Additionally, swift works to finalise automatic switching from the generator to the solar farm are still being undertaken by the contractor.Meanwhile, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, in a statement, has said that the automatic switching from solar power to the generator during cloudy days or during the rainy season was not yet ready. He noted that there were half-hour storage batteries in place for when it was overcast for more than half an hour, so that the generator will automatically switch on.“The system is a hybrid system whereby during the day when the sun is up, the whole town would be powered by the solar farm. Solar is intermittent, so, therefore, you may be having a 100 per cent solar, then a cloud passes over and you drop from 100 to 80 per cent. On a cloudy or overcast day, the difference between what the solar power is producing and what the town needs will have to be augmented by the generator … it [the solar farm] produces 400 kilowatts, so we have batteries for 400 kilowatts for half an hour if there is no sun,” Minister Patterson said.The initiative is part of the Government’s plan to move Guyana towards becoming a ‘Green State’, and will act as a medium to reduce the fossil fuel bill within the country as well as to prevent carbon emissions.Other solar farms at Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo); Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) are also expected to be established.last_img read more