ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A five-star performance with both the bat and the ball carried Jamaica Scorpions to a commanding 292-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the first semi-final of the Regional Super50 at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Sent in to bat first after losing the toss, Scorpions used a dominating start to pile up 434 for four off 50 overs, with two batsmen scoring hundreds and two others collected big half-centuries.
Chadwick Walton hammered his way to 117 off 96 balls and hit nine 4s and seven 6s.
Walton put on a tournament best 174 with Steven Taylor for the first wicket. Taylor made 88 off 77 deliveries and smashed eight 4s and five 6s.
Jermaine Blackwood blasted 108 not out for Jamaica and he hit six 4s and six 6s in his knock.
Rovman Powell hit 95 runs before he was bowled trying to get to his hundred in the final over.
In reply, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were skittled out for just 141 off 26.3 overs.
Only all-rounder Jason Mohammed, who made an undefeated 62, offer any resistance to the Scorpions’ bowling attack.
Powell, who was named Player of the Match, returned to take 5 for 36 with the ball, while Jerome Taylor finished with 3 for 27 and Renard Leveridge took two wickets for 31 runs.
Regional Super50 Semi-final Scores:
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 434 for four off 50 overs (Chadwick Walton 117, Jermaine Blackwood 108 not out, Rovman Powell 95, Steven Taylor 88; Ravi Rampaul 2-83)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO RED FORCE 141 off 26.3 overs (Jason Mohammed 62 not out, Denesh Ramdin 27; Rovman Powell 5-36, Jerome Taylor 3-27, Renard Leveridge 2-31)