Sunday, February 25, 2018

Lambert wants solid batting

 Jamaica captain Tamar Lambert is hoping that Friday’s solid start to their first innings against Guyana will be an indication of how their batting will come on this season in the WICB four-day tournament.

The Jamaicans, after winning the toss and inserting Guyana, blew away the opposition for 117 and in response were 89 for one when stumps were drawn.

“Our batting is off to a good start and hopefully it is a sign of how things will manifest not only in this match, but for the rest of the season,” said Lambert.

“It was good to see young John Campbell and Horace Miller applying themselves and making good shot selections.

Campbell ended unbeaten on 32, while Miller made 46 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Veerasammy Permaul. Nkrumah Bonner, nine, was the other not out batsman.

Summarised scores

Guyana 117 all out (Jamie Merchant 4-29, Russell 4-38), Jamaica 89 for one (Horace Miller 46, John Campbell 32 not out)

—Jamaica Star