Jamaican victory pleases skipper Bernard

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Dave Bernard was pleased with the six-wicket victory attained by his team Jamaica against Ireland in their Zone A meeting of the NAGICO Super50 Cricket Tournament at the Queen’s Park Oval on Monday evening.

“We played well as a team,” said the Jamaican captain. “We bowled well and restricted Ireland to 161 which I think was a very good effort, and then we did the job batting-wise. “John Campbell (who top-scored with 71) played well and we got home comfortably. 

The two fast bowlers (Jerome Taylor and Andre Russell) did the job.” Bernard continued, “it was good to see Jerome back playing again. 

He was a little bit rusty in the first spell but in the second spell he came back and show his class. All the bowlers did well.” Talking about the batting, Bernard mentioned, “there are lots of players in the top order so, if they have a good tournament, then it augurs well for the team. 

We have a few new faces in the lineup so, once they come to the party, it means that we are performing and it stands a good distance of going forward in the tournament.” 

Jamaica will tackle Guyana on Saturday and Bernard said, “our aim is to win every game that we play so we treat Guyana with the same importance as we did with the first game. 

We’ll look to keep improving as we go along.” Campbell commented, “it feels pretty great. My second match for Jamaica in the 50-over (format) and a half-century is a wonderful feeling. 

I’m feeling really good.” He added, “the plan was just to get a start because this wicket is not easy. I took a really long time to get going.” 

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:57