Solid half-centuries from Andre McCarthy and season debutant Brandon King highlighted the first day of the fourth-round WICB/Digicel First-Class Championship clash between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park yesterday. McCarthy, who recently returned from Sri Lanka with the West Indies ‘A’ team, scored a patient top-score of 82, while the attacking King, a former West Indies Under-19 representative, hit a boundary-filled 78, as the Scorpions, winning the toss and electing to bat, posted an improved 314 in their first innings. The Red Force, in their response, closed on 35 for two at the close of play. Heading into the match with scores of 36, two, one, one and 22, and one of several Scorpion batsmen who have been struggling to make their mark, the 29-year-old McCarthy struck five fours and six sixes off 137 balls. King, in the meantime, has been a consistent performer in local competitions but has also been struggling to make the first team. Yesterday, he found his best form and slammed 10 fours and three sixes off a mere 87 balls. The pair also put on a stand of 139 runs for the fourth wicket, the highest of the innings. The second highest was that of the second wicket between McCarthy and number three batter Jermaine Blackwood, who made 34. They put on 61 for the second wicket. The other specialist batsmen, openers John Campbell and Shacaya Thomas, made 33 and 11, respectively, while wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, batting at number six, got seven. The Red Force were led in the field by promising all-rounder Roshon Primus, who, bowling seamers, claimed three wickets for 32 runs off nine overs. He was supported by Jamaica-born left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, and another West Indies returnee, part-time off-spinner Jason Mohammed, who picked up two wickets each. The Red Force, in their turn at bat, and after facing 5.2 overs, were then jolted in late afternoon by leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who, after 1.2 overs has figures of two for seven. Emerging West Indies batsman Kyle Hope will resume today on 15 when play starts at 10 a.m. SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS 1st Innings J. Campbell c Hope b Primus 33 S. Thomas c wk Katwaroo b Primus 11 J. Blackwood c wk Katwaroo b Primus 34 A. McCarthy lbw b Mohammed 82 B. King c Cariah b Cottrell 78 +D. Thomas c Ottley b Cottrell 7 R. Powell b Mohammed 1 D. Jacobs lbw b Imran Khan 25 *N. Miller c wk Katwaroo b Imran Khan 11 D. Green c wk Katwaroo b Richards 9 R. Leveridge not out 0 Extras (b12, lb2, w2, nb7) 23 Total (all out, 78.4 overs) 314 Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-56, 3-117, 4-256, 5-265, 6-268, 7-269, 8-299, 9-310, 10-314. Bowling: Cottrell 13-4-42-2 (w1, nb1), Richards 11.4-2-47-1, Primus 9-3-32-3 (w1, nb3), Jagessar 9-0-64-0 (nb1), Imran Khan 22-5-74-2, Ottley 6-1-25-0, Mohammed 8-2-16-2. RED FORCE 1st innings K. Hope not out 15 I. Rajah c wkp Thomas b Jacobs 9 M. Richards lbw b Jacobs 0 Extras (b4, nb2, pen5) 11 Total (2 wkts, 5.2 overs) 35 To bat: J Mohammed, Y Cariah, *Y Ottley, +S Katwaroo, R Primus, Imran Khan, J Jagessar, S Cottrell. Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35. Bowling: Leveridge 2-0-4-0, Green 1-0-13-0, Jacobs 1.2-0-7-2, Miller 1-0-2-0. Toss: Scorpions. Position: Red Force trail by 279 runs with eight wickets intact. Umpires: V Smith, G Brathwaite. SPECIALIST BATSMEN
FOOTBALL THURSDAY’S RESULT NONLEAGUE Whittier Christian 65, Animo 20 Whittier Christian 14 22 23 6 65 Animo 6 6 8 0 20 WC: Scott Whittet 19 run (kick failed) WC: Esteban Camarillo 75 run (Whittet run) A: Darnell Harrison 28 pass from Michael Lyles (pass failed) A: Lyles 12 run (pass failed) WC: Whittet 24 run (kick blocked) WC: Camarillo 30 run (Whittet run) WC: Taylor Redmond 35 pass from Joe Villa (Whittet run) WC: Whittet 16 run (Camarillo run) A: Jamal Howard 65 pass from Lyles (Lyles run) WC: Villa 60 run (Camarillo run) WC: Camarillo 41 run (Robert Dominguez kick) WC: Derek Gersch 36 run (kick failed) Records: Whittier Christian 6-0; Animo 1-6. BOYS WATER POLO PREP LEAGUE Pasadena Poly 11, La Salle 9 Pasadena 1 1 2 7 11 La Salle 2 2 3 2 9 Pasadena scoring: Filip Svitek 4, Tommy Gilfillan 4, Rusty Morris 3. La Salle scoring: Mike Don 2, Ben David 2, Brian McSweeney 2, Colton Marikian 2, Alex Plumb. Shots: Pasadena 29; La Salle 27. Goalie saves: Brandon Rho (PP) 10; Hank Brady (LS) 10. Records (overall, league): Pasadena 10-5, 4-2; La Salle 4-3. RIO HONDO LEAGUE La Canada 23, Temple City 7 La Canada 7 4 9 3 23 Temple City 2 1 0 4 7 La Canada scoring: Gamal Rady 5, Jordan Thompson 4, Devin Borisoff 4, Cody Walker 2, Taylor Greig 2, Max Scott, Michael Scott, Nathaniel Vail, Jeff Boss, Dante Morley-Montes, Wes Lewis. Temple City scoring: Justin Coy 3, Jason Jen 3, Darren Sayphraraj. Shots: La Canada 35, Temple City 21. Goalie saves: Daniel Kwan (LC) 12; Darren Sayphraraj (TC) 8. Records (overall, league): La Canada 16-5, 3-0; Temple City 10-9, 3-2. GIRLS TENNIS MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Charter Oak 10, Los Altos 8 At Los Altos HS Singles: Charter Oak — Sara Napolitano 2-1, Olivia Graham 3-0, Kelsey Cooper 1-2. Los Altos — Amanda Alvarez 2-1, Diane Choi 1-2, Jomie Liu 0-3. Doubles: Charter Oak — Lindsay Vogel-Afrielle Fondevilla 2-1, Jamie Teragawa-Wendy Luong 2-1, Libby De La Pena-Ivy Xin 0-3. Los Altos –Altynai Fung-Nicole Tse 2-1, Diana Khuu-Ann Chong 2-1, Ashley Evans-Jennifer Liu 1-2. Records: Charter Oak 7-6, 4-3; Los Altos 4-7, 1-4. PREP LEAGUE Pasadena Poly 10, Westridge 8 At Pasadena Poly HS Singles: Pasadena Poly — Tshema Nash 3-0, Claire Lis 3-0, Jamie Morrison 0-3. Westridge — Mara Leong 1-2, Christie Kim 1-2, Alyson Kil 1-2. Doubles: Pasadena Poly — Jamie Quinn-Jessica Tsai 1-2, Amy Lifland-Jacqui Gurevitch 0-3, Breanna Bartley-Leslie Brian 3-0. Westridge — Sara Kingston-Tori Marsh 2-1, Shauna Mok-Rachel Miller 1-2, Shruti Modi-Gibson Banta 2-1. Records: Pasadena Poly 6-6, 5-2; Westridge 5-4, 2-4. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE At Gabrielino HS Gabrielino def. South El Monte 25-16, 25-23, 30-28. Records (overall, league): South El Monte 4-7, 2-4; Gabrielino 12-4, 6-0. Notes: Kelsey Duling (G) 10 kills, 14 aces. PREP LEAGUE At Westridge HS Westridge def. Webb 19-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-15. Records (overall, league): Westridge 16-2, 6-2. Notes: Kelly McCall (WR) 11 kills. At Rio Hondo HS Chadwick def. Rio Hondo 23-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-18. Records: Chadwick 7-0; Rio Hondo 2-7. RIO HONDO LEAGUE At La Canada HS La Canada def. South Pasadena 25-17, 25-5, 25-15. Records (overall, league): La Canada 10-8, 6-0. Notes: Morgan Anderson (LC) 10 kills. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!