Carlton Baugh Jr stroked an unbeaten 54 on yesterday’s second and final day of the Jamaica Scorpians fourth WICB Professional League trial match at Kensington Park.The diminutive wicketkeeper, who was dropped towards the latter part of last season after a series of poor scores, was the top scorer for Paul Palmer’s XI who played to a draw with Brandon King’s XI.Palmer’s XI ended on 183 for seven in their second innings after dismissing King’s XI for 238 in their first innings early yesterday.Palmer’s XI made 169 in their first innings.Other leading scorers for Palmer’s XI were Andre McCarthy, 37, pacer Sheldon Cottrell, 20, and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, 17.Recent West Indies Under-19 captain, Ramaal Lewis, four for 35, led the way for King’s XI with fast bowlers Nicholson Gordon, Brian Buchanan and John Campbell claiming a wicket each.Earlier, Palmer’s XI, who resumed on 125 for three, were restricted by young pacer Rovman Powell, who finished with four for 40.Fast bowlers Marquino Mindley and Keno Wallace ended with two wickets apiece.The fifth and penultimate trial match, a three-day encounter, is set for Sabina Park starting next Wednesday.
What a difference a few weeks make!Finn Harps were struggling to even get one positive result not so long ago.But tonight they convincingly beat league leaders Longford Town and climbed to fourth place in the league. The Ballybofey side were full value for their 3-1 win and are now just four points off the pacemakers.Longford took the lead after just fourteen minutes through Alan Kirby at what was a poorly-attended game at Flancare Park.But Harps buckled down but got no reward before the break.Longford lost their keeper Craig Hyland after he took down Paul Tracey on the edge of the area. From the resulting move, Tracey curled home the free kick to make it 1-1.Kirby continued to threaten for Longford but Harps kept their cool at the back.They were rewarded again in the 79th minutes when McBride nipped in to make it 2-1.Not even he yellow card for taking off his shirt to celebrate could ruin McBride’s night.It looked like it was going to stay that way until the final whistle but there was time for Harps to put even more gloss on the scoreline. Blain Curtis keeps his strength and composure as he beats Noel Haverty in a one on one to make it 3-1.Who said the league is over yet?Cmon the Harps!HARPS BEAT LEAGUE LEADERS TO PUT THEMSELVES IN FOURTH PLACE was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsLongford Town