Super50 Cup: Bishop, Julien among the runs as West Indies Academy beat Jamaica

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Half-centuries from Teddy Bishop and Leonardo Julien led West Indies Academy to a six-wicket victory (D/L) over Jamaica Scorpions in the CG United Insurance Super 50 Competition at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Wednesday.

Set a winning target of 264 after the Scorpions made 263-9 from their 50 overs, West Indies Academy scored 227-4 from 37.3 overs when rain interrupted play. It was the third straight loss for the Jamaicans, who remain at the bottom of the table.

When rain stopped play Bishop was unbeaten on 67 from 67 balls. He hit three fours and two sixes in a knock that swung the match heavily in favour of the West Indies Academy. Julien also played a crucial role in the win with his 52 from 48 balls, while Kevin Wickham contributed a useful 37.

Pace bowler Shalome Parnell was the best of the Scorpions’ bowlers with 2-43.

Earlier, Kirk McKenzie scored a match-high 84 and captain Rovman Powell 53 as the Jamaica Scorpions put together an under-par score of 263-7.

Opener Chadwick Walton (17), Andre McCarthy (15) and Jeavor Royal (27) all got starts, but failed to capitalise against the bowling of Nyeem Young, who was the standout bowler with 5-49.

McKenny Clarke took 2-27. (Sportsmax)

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