With Super50 and CPL titles under his belt, Rovman Powell hopes long-suffering fans enjoy success

By November 20, 2022

Jamaica Scorpions Captain Rovman Powell said he hoped fans of the team enjoyed their winning the 2022 CG Insurance Super50 title on Saturday night which ended a decade-long wait for the Jamaicans, who had not won a regional title since 2012.

The decade-long wait finally ended following a nail-biting three-wicket victory over the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Set 218 for victory, half centuries from Chadwick Walton and Andrew McCarthy laid the foundation for victory with a second-wicket partnership of 126 after inform batsman and opener Brandon King was dismissed by Shannon Gabriel for just 12.

Powell scored 25 before he lost his wicket late but those runs were enough for him to be the leading run scorer of the tournament with 346 runs at an average of 69.20. It was the achievement of a goal that he set himself prior to the start of the competition in October.

“Just spending time at the crease. Over the past year or so I have spent a lot of time, especially batting spin so it is good to see it bearing fruit now,” said Powell, who scored a match-winning unbeaten 105 in the semi-final against Guyana Harpy Eagles on Thursday.

“I came in wanting to top the competition, wanting to spend a lot of time at the crease and I think I did that.”

The 2022 CG Insurance Super50 title is the second trophy Jamaica has won under Powell’s leadership. Earlier this year, he led the Jamaica Tallawahs to their third CPL title. The Jamaican T20 franchise won the inaugural title in 2012 and then again in 2016.

However, their fans had to endure watching the Barbados Royals and Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate triumphs over the next six years before they were finally able to celebrate once more. Powell said that he hopes that this is the start of a brighter future for both franchises.

“During the journey, they have become a little frustrated. They cussed us on social media but I guess that is part of the sport,” Powell said.

“It’s just good that we have finally delivered the CPL title and the CG Insurance Super 50 after a decade. It is a very good feeling. I hope they enjoyed it and hope that it is the start of something successful.”

 

 

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