Melbourne, St Thomas on top in Senior Cup semis
Melbourne and St Thomas are in pole position at the end of day one of their two-day Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup semi-final clashes against the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club, respectively.
The Melbourne versus UWI clash, which is being played at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI, has the former in command at 145 for one, 103 runs behind UWI first-innings score of 242. Steven Taylor and Trevon Griffith, both on 63 not out, will resume batting today for the visitors.
Playing in his fourth match for the club, Taylor has hit five fours and a six, with Griffith also scoring an identical amount of boundaries.
Earlier, the UWI were led by an entertaining 88 from national all-rounder Rovman Powell.
The 22-year-old, who is set to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, struck nine sixes and three fours and took UWI from a testing position of 15 for four.
Jevaughn Buchanan, 53, also provided support, with national captain Paul Palmer Jr falling for zero.
Left-arm spinner Chris Lamont, eight for 87, including a hat-trick, was Melbourne's top bowler, with captain Nikita Miller, two for 49, as next best.
Over at the Goodyear Oval, St Thomas are 178 for eight in response to the 163 posted by Kingston Cricket Club.
Captain Carlton Baugh Jr, with an unbeaten 53, has led the way so far for St Thomas, with Jamie Trenchfield, 33, providing support.
In-form left-arm spinner Paul Harrison, five for 33, has claimed most wickets for Kingston.
Earlier, fast bowler Keno Wallace, three for 35, did most damage for St Thomas against Dennis McGarvey, 49, and Garth Garvey, 40.