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opener Trevon Griffith believes playing
for the Jamaica Scorpions franchise can
help to improve his first-class career.
The 24-year-old, who was drafted by
the Scorpions earlier this year, has scored
only two 50s in seven first-class matches
for an average of 13.06.
"I have not had the start to my first-
class career that I would have hoped, but
I am confident I can turn things around,"
"This, particularly, given that I am
playing with a good team in Jamaica, and
my game keeps on improving from day
Griffith, one of three overseas-based
players training with the Scorpions,
has had a slightly better start to his
regional limited overs career than first-
A typically fleet-footed, attack-
minded, left-handed batsman, he has
an average of 19.05, including two
half-centuries, and, highest score of
62.This is to add to a strike rate of
99.04 in 14 Twenty20s whereby he
has an average of 16.
"I consider myself a good striker of
the ball. However, I believe, I can play
either formats of the game well," said
Griffith who in 2009 was the leading
runs-scorer in the regional Under-19
"It's just for me, if given the oppor-
tunity, to go out there and show the
Jamaica selectors what I am capable
of, and then take it from there."
Griffith made 28 in the first innings
of the sixth and final Jamaica Scor-
pions Trial match at Sabina Park.
Yannick Ottley XI beat Rayad Emrit
XI by 195 runs on the final day of the
Red Force practice match in preparation
for the WICB Professional Cricket
League (PCL) at the National Cricket
Centre in Balmain, Couva Sunday.
Set a formidable victory target of 350,
the Emrit XI were never likely to get
even close, and were bowled out for 154.
For the fourth successive day, spin proved
the weapon of choice, with Brian Charles
and Kavesh Kantasingh taking the hon-
ours this time.
Off-spinner Charles claimed five
wickets for 42 runs and Kantasingh,
the experienced left-armer, grabbed
four for 33.
National team all-rounder Imran Khan
(41) and Adrian Ali (39) were the only
Emrit XI batsmen to offer any resistance.
Earlier, resuming their second innings
yesterday morning on 176 for eight, the
last two Ottley XI wickets added a fur-
ther 45 runs, effectively putting the game
out of reach of their opponents.
The TT Red Force finished one off
the bottom of the PCL points standings
when its inaugural season ended earlier
this year. Next month, the Red Force
will open their campaign against the
Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner
Park in St Kitts.
West Indies batsmen Jermaine
Blackwood who showed his mettle
in making a back-to-the-wall half-
century in the first Test match against
Sri Lanka at the Galle International
Cricket Stadium, is anxious to go
against them again when the second
Test of the Sobers/Tissera series
bowls off on Thursday in Colombo.
The 23-year-old was last man out
for 92--his sixth half century in his
11th Tests. He faced 135 balls in just
under three hours and hit with ten
fours and three straight sixes.
Blackwood said he would look to
continue with the same tempo.
"In the first innings I played at a
wide ball and got out. It was a mistake.
In the second innings I wanted to make
sure I did not make that mistake again,
"I buckled down and decided I had
to get a score for the team. I know
how I have to play in these pitches. I
know what is required to get runs and
help the team.
"Playing on the A' team in Sri Lanka
last year, I played a lot of cricket, did
not get runs then but I gained the expe-
rience. I am looking forward to the
second Test. It is all about being patient
I am sure I am going to get runs.
"Once I bat four or three session I
know I will make good runs. I know
how to go about my game in this part
of the subcontinent and I am just trying
to do my part to get the team over the
"The bowlers have been working
pretty hard, it all comes down to our
batting unit, although we are not the
most experienced batting unit, there
are guys in there who are senior and
we can get the runs. I am looking for-
ward to a better performance in the
ahead of second Test
Griffith ready to deliver for Scorpions
Spinners shine in Red Force trial
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