Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
Montego Bay Sixers earned the right to face the University Dynamites in the final of the Jamaica Premier League T20, following a six-wicket win over preseason favourites Spanish Town Titans in play-off action at Manley Horne Park, St Elizabeth, yesterday.
Spanish Town, sent to bat, made 97 off 18.4 overs, with former national youth opener Pete Salmon scoring 23 and Tamar Lambert 18. The in-form André Russell and captain Danza Hyatt were dismissed for two runs each, while Wayne Morgan fell for nine. Pacer Adrian Thompson took two for 13 to emerge as the Sixers' leading bowler.
Montego Bay, in reply, achieved their target at 99 for four off 16.3 overs with national batsman, captain Jermaine Blackwood, leading the way with 35 not out. Wilson, 22 and opener Lewis, 17, also got among the runs. Salmon took two for 11.
"It feels good to reach the final," said Blackwood. "We really worked hard and played a good match today and deserve to be in the final.
"Our bowlers, headed by Dawes (Jason - who got one wicket), bowled in the right areas and chasing what was a small total our batsmen showed application."
lack of thought
Spanish Town Titans coach, Ephraim Mcloud, said like they did in their final first-round match against the Dynamites, they again showed lack of thought in their batting.
"Again, we played careless cricket," he said. "After a fairly decent start where we were 42 for two at one stage, our middle and lower order batsmen again let us down."
The Dynamites, who beat the Titans by four runs on Saturday to top the preliminary round and book an automatic spot into the final, and the Sixers, will meet in the final on Sunday at Ultimate Oval, St Ann.