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Kingston seeking to extend good run in JCA 50 Overs

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 1:00 AMJermaine Lannaman
Odean Smith

Undefeated Kingston CC will seek to extend their successful season so far when they take on Kensington CC in semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-Island 50 Overs Tournament.

To be contested at Kensington Park, the match-up is expected to be close. The other semi-final will be between defending champions St Catherine CC and Melbourne CC at Chedwin Park.

"We have been playing some very good cricket from the start of the season, and we are looking to continue," said top Kingston left-arm spin bowler, Paul Harrison.

"Kensington are a very good team, but we are, too, and once we play our best game, I and confident that we can win."

COMFORTABLE WIN

Kingston, who topped their preliminary round group, advanced to the semi-finals following a comfortable win over St Thomas in the semi-finals.

That victory was spearheaded by a six-wicket haul from West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Odean Smith, who along with Harrison, fellow spinner Patrick Harty represent their best bowlers thus far.

Captain Garth Garvey, in-form opener Aaron Johnson and Kirk Harris has been their standard-bearers in the batting department.

Kensington, in the meantime, will look to veteran David Bernard Jr, Horace Miller and leg-spin all-rounder Akeeem Dewar to lead their batting alongside former Jamaica Under-19 representatives, Delbert Gayle and Leroy Lugg.

Fast bowlers Jason Dawes and Nicholson Gordon, Bernard Jr and Dewar will lead their bowling.

"It's gong to be a tough game as it is a match up between two top tier teams," expressed Kensington vice-captain, Ryan Francis.

Kensington defeated Westmoreland in their quarter-final.