MoBay Sixers are national Twenty20 champs
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
Led by national batsman Jermaine Blackwood, and all-rounder Myron Wilson, Montego Bay Sixers were crowned Jamaica Premier League T20 champions after dethroning University Dynamites by four wickets at Ultimate Oval, St Ann, yesterday.
Blackwood, better known for his batting, first claimed 3-30 with his part-time off-spin to help restrict University Dynamites to 144 for nine. Also among the wickets was left-arm spinner Damion Distin, who took three for 15.
University Dynamites captain and opener Jon-Ross Campbell made 49, Delbert Gayle, 22, Andrew Richardson, 16, and David Bernard Jr, 10.
The veteran attacking batsman, Wilson, then made an unbeaten knock of 46 to lead Montego Bay to 146 for six off 17.4 overs. National Super50 opener, Kennar Lewis, made 21, while in-form Blackwood made four.
Bernard Jr, two for 23, and left-arm spinner, Coi Thompson, two for 23, were the leading bowlers for the Dynamites.
"I think we bowled fairly well and that won us the match," said Blackwood.
"We started slowly in the field and were a bit sloppy in the first six overs. However, as the game progressed, we got better and better.
"Lewis and myself, who have been getting most of the runs all season then failed. However, the middle and lower order came today and played their role."
University Dynamites coach, Gibbs Williams, put the defeat down to disappointing batting and the knock of Wilson.
"We did not approach the batting as we had planned," he said.
"We soaked up some 58 dot balls, which accounts to close to 10 overs, which means that we did not bat close to half of our innings.
"We then gave it as good a shot as possible in the field, but Wilson batted brilliantly to take the game away from us."
Montego pocketed $1 million and the Jamaica Tourist Board/Tourism Enhancement Fund trophy, while the Dynamites took home $300,000.