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Kingston, St Catherine Crickey Association hunt last eight berths

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 9:00 AMJermaine Lannaman

Undefeated Kingston and the St Catherine Cricket Association team will look to cement berths in the quarterfinals of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship when they play away to Kensington and GC Foster College, respectively, today.

The Brandon King-led Kingston currently lead Zone D with maximum 18 points after recording three wins from as many games, while it is a similar record for the Nkrumah Bonner-captained St Catherine CA in Zone B.

"The plan is to continue to play each game on its merit and up our winning streak to four," said Bonner, who last weekend spearheaded his team to a nine-run win over title holders St Catherine CC.

"GC Foster have a decent team and are not a team to be taken lightly, but I am confident if we play to our abilities, we will do well."

St Catherine CA, in addition to Bonner, are likely to count on national four-day trials invitees, batsman Kemar Marshall and left-arm spinner, Coi Thompson.

GC Foster, who have so far recorded a win and two losses, will look to former national youth batsman Oshane Walters and spin all-rounder Odane Vassell.

Kingston will come up against a rejuvenated Kensington, who last week rebounded to beat title-favourites, Melbourne, at Kensington Park.

"Another win will put us in the quarter-finals and that is what we will be going for," said lead spinner Paul Harrison.

 

BANKING ON KING

 

Kingston will bank on King, Harrison, fellow left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, the big-hitting Aaron Johnson, and pacer Fabian Forbes, while Kensington will look to batsmen Horace Miller, Cassius Burton, and pacer Jason Dawes.

In other matches, Lucas will host St Thomas at Nelson Oval and Melbourne will travel to Boys' Town while St Catherine CC will visit Kingston and St Andrew CA, and Manchester entertain Clarendon.

Zone A will see Hanover welcoming Westmoreland and St James travelling to Trelawny, while over in Zone C, Police will host Portland, Jamaica Defence Force play away to St Ann at Noranda Sports Club, and the University of the West Indies host St Mary at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval.