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CCC aim to change fortunes against Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Members of the Combined Campuses and Colleges cricket team gather outside the terminal upon arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. The CCC are here for a regional 50-over match against Jamaica, which will be played tomorrow. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer

The Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) cricket team arrived in the island yesterday in a confident mood ahead of their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Super50 tournament match against Jamaica at Sabina Park tomorrow, starting at 9:30 p.m.

"We lost the game (against Windward Islands), we didn't get beaten. Now we are looking forward to the clash against Jamaica," Horton Dolphin, manager of the CCC team, told The Gleaner on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport.

"We are always looking forward to play against Jamaica as they are the only team since CCC became a factor in these regional competitions that we are yet to beat in a four-day game. We have beaten Jamaica at Twenty20, not at 50 overs, and not outright in the four-day tournament," Dolphin reasoned.

He added: "We are here, naturally, to win for obvious reasons. We want to win as Jamaica are the defending champions in the 50-over competition and it would be good to get off the mark by beating the defending champions."

Jamaica were also scheduled to host CCC in a four-day game, but that has been postponed until further notice.

"We will only be playing in the one-day as we should have been here from last week, but there was some sort of hitch, which would be better explained by the WICB," Dolphin noted.

The full party reads: Officials - Horton Dolphin (manager), Curtly Ambrose (bowling coach), Floyd Reifer (player/coach). Players - Kyle Corbin (captain), Chadwick Walton, Shacoya Thomas, Nicholas Harris, Raymon Reifer, Nekoli Parris, Kevin McLean, Marcus Clarke, Jason Dawes, Ryan Austin, Akeem Dewar and Derone Davis.