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CHAMPIONS: Gleaner tops NADB KO

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 6:00 AMArthur Hall
The Gleaner's human resources and administration manager, Anthony O'Gilvie (left), accepts the NADB KO trophy from Humbert Davis, vice-president of the NADB.
Members of The Gleaner's team are joined by supporters as they lift the title after winning the NADB Knockout title at the National Housing Trust Sports Club last Friday.
MVPs, The Gleaner's Gary Mowatt (standing left) and Bernard Blackwood winning one of the several games which ensure their team's victory.
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An inspirING performance from the pair of Bernard Blackwood and Gary Mowatt carried The Gleaner to a 76-59 victory over favourites, Campari, in the final of the National Association of Domino Bodies Kingston and St Andrew region Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Knockout Championship yesterday.

close victory

Campari entered the final on the back of a record 12 consecutive victories in all competitions (league and knockout) and after easily getting by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company in the semi-finals, was installed as clear favourites to beat The Gleaner which had laboured to a close victory over National Baking Company in the other semi-final.

But pushed by Mowatt and Blackwood, who were voted MVP of the final, and match winning changes from captain Michael Brown, The Gleaner quickly assumed the lead and strolled home comfortably.

"We have gone without a title for a long, long time after the years when we ruled domino in the Corporate Area so this victory is very special," said Brown.

"Now that we have this out of the way, our next target is to win the league and I am confident that we have the players to do it. To defeat an unbeaten team by 17 points in a final shows that this Gleaner team is very special," added Brown.