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Kingston, Melbourne through to 50-Overs semis

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 1:00 AMJermaine Lannaman

A double century from Guyanese-born opener Trevor Griffith powered Melbourne CC into the semi-final of the Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-Overs Tournament.

The previously out-of-form Jamaica Scorpions stroke-maker, slammed 237 to lead his team to a 182 runs win over the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) at Up Park Camp yesterday.

Batting first, after being asked to take first strike, Melbourne posted a challenging 407 for seven off their allotted overs with Sadiki Bolt, 62, best assisting Griffith.

MOST WICKETS

Part-time off-spinner Rasheed Outar, two for 65, and Rayan Bennett, two for 71, ended with most wickets.

The army men, despite a quick-fire 55 from Jermaine Harrison, and 39 from Rasheed Outar, could only total 225 in their response.

This was against part-time off-spinner Bolt, who claimed five for 43, and fast bowler Oshane Thomas, two for 51.

In another quarter-final result, West Indies Under-19 bowling all-rounder Odean Smith took six for 61 to guide Kingston to a 85 runs win over St Thomas CA at Kensington Park.

Electing to bat, Kingston scored 265 off 44.3 overs with Kirk Harris, 82, and Aaron Johnson, 74, making most runs against Omar Brooks, four for 60.

St Thomas, in reply, were then bowled out for 180 with 5.1 overs remaining. Andre Bryce and Kenroy Williams with 39 each, were the top runs scorers for the losers.

Left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, two for 36, best supported Smith.

The other semi-finalists are defending champions St Catherine CC and Kensington, who defeated Lucas and Westmoreland, respectively, in their quarter-final matchups on Saturday.