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Kingston, St Catherine in Senior Cup feature

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 4:00 AMJermaine Lannaman
Kingston's captain Brandon King.

Kingston Cricket Club's captain, Brandon King, believes his team has what it takes to beat St Catherine CC at Chedwin Park, and with it maintain their winning run in the JCA Senior Cup.

Kingston, beaten finalists last season, are currently two wins from as many matches, while St Catherine, who are usually hard to beat at home, have so far recorded a win and a draw.

"It is one of the biggest games in the group, as St Catherine are one of the better teams in the competition," said King.

"However, we believe we are in good form, and come on the day we intend to give it our best shot."

King, a standout for Jamaica during the latter part of the West Indies Professional League, is set to lead his team's batting along with opener Aaron Johnson.

Johnson has so far scored three half-centuries.

Last season's leading wicket-taker, left-arm spinner Paul Harrison, is expected to lead their bowling attack.

St Catherine are expected to rely on national representatives, Odean Brown, Shacaya Thomas and Brian Buchanan.

They will also be hoping for the good form of spin all-rounders, Wayne Morgan and Peat Salmon, to continue.

"It should be an evenly contested match, as we have a relatively strong team," remarked St Catherine manager, Garwaine Johnson.

"We also expect Kingston to come at us. But with the players we have I expect us deliver."

Other top matchups on in the fourth round are St Elizabeth vs St Catherine CA at Manley Horne Park, University of the West Indies vs Kensington at Sir Frank Worrell Oval, and defending champions JDF against Portland at Up Park Camp.