Super50 Cup semifinals - Leon Johnson & Nikita Miller audio

Jamaica Scorpions
Jamaica Scorpions
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Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson and Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller spoke to CWI Media on the eve of the first semi-final between their two sides in the Super50 Cup on Thursday at Kensington Oval here.

The match looks like it could be a showdown between the bowling strength of the Jaguars and the batting depth of the Scorpions.

Two of the Jaguars bowlers – Jamaica-born off-spinner Ramaal Lewis with 12 wickets at 15.16 apiece and fast-medium bowler Clinton Pestano with 11 wickets at 16.90 each – are in the top 10 bowlers in the tournament following the group stage, with only Christopher Barnwell featuring among the top 10 batsmen.

Three of the Scorpions’ batsmen – led by WINDIES Test cap Jermaine Blackwood with 315 runs at an average of 45 flat – are in the top 10 batsmen in the tournament following the group stage, with only Miller featuring among the top 10 bowlers with 11 wickets at 21.18 apiece.

This will be the 25th meeting of the two sides in this format in regional competition with the Scorpions holding the edge, having won 12 of the previous matches to the Jaguars’ 11.

 LEON JOHNSON AUDIO

NIKITA MILLER AUDIO


 

MATCH RESULTS

 

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Wed, Oct 3

WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Fri, Oct 5

Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sun, Oct 7

Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Tue, Oct 9

Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Thu, Oct 11

Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sat, Oct 13

Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Mon, Oct 15

WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Wed, Oct 17

Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Fri, Oct 19

Red Force vs WINDIES “B”, no result

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sun, Oct 21

Guyana vs WINDIES “B”

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Wed, Oct 3

Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Fri, Oct 5

Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Sun, Oct 7

Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets

Queen’s Park Oval

Tue, Oct 9

WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Thu, Oct 11

Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Sat, Oct 13

Canada beat Volcanoes by 18 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Mon, Oct 15

Jaguars beat Canada by 4 wickets

Queen’s Park Oval

Wed, Oct 17

Canada vs WINDIES “B”, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Fri, Oct 19

Volcanoes vs Jaguars, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Sun, Oct 21

Red Force vs Canada

Queen’s Park Oval

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 4

Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Sat, Oct 6

Marooners beat United States by 59 runs

Three Ws Oval

Mon, Oct 8

Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs

Three Ws Oval

Wed, Oct 10

Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Fri, Oct 12

Scorpions beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Sun, Oct 14

Marooners beat Scorpions by six wickets

Three Ws Oval

Tue, Oct 16

Pride beat United States by 4 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Thu, Oct 18

Hurricanes beat United States by 47 runs (D/L/S)

Three Ws Oval

Sat, Oct 20

Marooners vs United States, no result

Windward Cricket Ground

Mon, Oct 22

United States beat Scorpions by 74 runs

Three Ws Oval

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 4

Pride vs Hurricanes, no result

Kensington Oval

Sat, Oct 6

Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs

Kensington Oval

Mon, Oct 8

Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets

Kensington Oval

Wed, Oct 10

United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs

Kensington Oval

Fri, Oct 12

Pride beat United States by 3 wickets

Kensington Oval

Sun, Oct 14

Pride beat Hurricanes by 3 wickets

Kensington Oval

Tue, Oct 16

Hurricanes vs Scorpions, no result

Kensington Oval

Thu, Oct 18

Marooners beat Pride by 125 runs

Kensington Oval

Sat, Oct 20

Pride beat Scorpions by 39 runs

Kensington Oval

Mon, Oct 22

Marooners beat Hurricanes by 8 wickets

Kensington Oval

 

REMAINING MATCHES

 

THE FINALS

(in Barbados)

 

• Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 25

SEMI-FINAL #1 – Jaguars vs Scorpions

Kensington Oval

Fri, Oct 26

SEMI-FINAL #2 – Marooners vs Red Force

Kensington Oval

Sun, Oct 28

GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2

Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)