Kingston and St Andrew's Richmond Park and St Elizabeth's Junction/Bull Savannah advanced to the final of the 2013 Social Development Commission (SDC) National Twenty20 Community Cricket League, following contrasting semi-final wins last Sunday at Ultimate Oval in Discovery Bay, St Ann.
Both will meet in the grand final on Sunday, August 25, at Alpart Sports Club in St Elizabeth, for a top prize of $1 million.
The losing finalists will receive $500,000. The losing semi-finalists, Jacks River from St Mary and Petersfield out of Westmoreland, will meet in the play-off for third place. The third-place team will receive $250,000, while $150,000 will go to the team finishing fourth.
In the first match last Sunday, Junction/Bull Savannah defeated Jacks River by seven wickets. Jacks River, batting first, made 130 for four off their 20 overs - Keno Campbell getting 51, Hanchard Hamilton 26. Junction-Bull Savannah replied strongly with 136 for three off 17.3 overs, with national Under-19 player, Brian Gayle, top-scoring with 57 and skipper Troy Powell supporting with a typically aggressive 36.
Richmond Park defeated Petersfield by four runs in an exciting second match. Richmond Park batted first and scored 173 for nine off their allotted 20 overs, thanks to a 94-run opening stand between skipper Ralston Nelson (58) and former national Under-19 player, John-Ross Campbell (52).
Petersfield, who also received a solid start, replied with 169 for eight, needing 17 runs to win off the last over and a six to win off the last ball. Kennar Lewis led the way with a solid 48, while Desmond Jones chipped in with 31 and Orane Linton 27.