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CRICKET: JDF, Kingston to contest Senior Cup final

Published:Monday | August 11, 2014 | 7:50 AM

Kingston and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have earned the right to contest the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup.

The JDF booked their spot in the final following an impressive nine-wicket victory over Melbourne at Up Park Camp yesterday.

The army men, who resumed the day on 204 for five in chase of 269 made by Melbourne in their first innings, went on to post 337.

Night watchman, pacer Iva Johnson, who started the day on one, went on to make 48 and in the process lead the soldiers past their target.

Left-arm spinner Christopher Lamont, who was belatedly introduced into the bowling attack by captain André McCarthy, claimed seven for 67.

Batting a second time, Melbourne, 68 runs behind, were then blown away for 122, with veteran Joseph Palmer taking five for 25.

Set 55 for victory, the JDF then coasted to 57 for one.

Kingston turned back the challenge of Manchester on first innings points, at Chedwin Park to advance to the final.

Kingston were led by off-spinner Akeem Frazer, four for 55, and left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli, four for 66.

Their tally helped to restrict Manchester to 201 after they had resumed the day at 34 for four in chase of 332.

Kingston, batting a second time and enjoying a lead of 131, then closed on 226 for four.


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