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Junction Bull Savannah retain SDC National T20 title

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Members of the Junction Bull Savannah team celebrate while collecting a cheque for $1.2 million from Danielle Drysdale (centre), senior marketing communications executive at LASCO Financial Services Limited, following the team’s five-wicket victory over Old Harbour in the final of the Social Development Commission's (SDC) National Twenty20 Community Cricket Competition on Sunday, August 27 at Port Rhoades in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. At left is SDC's executive director, Dr Dwayne Vernon.

Junction Bull Savannah defeated Old Harbour by five wickets to retain their SDC National Twenty20 Community Cricket title on Sunday at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay.

Old Harbour ended on 221 for three (Devoy Smith 116 not out with 10 sixes), while Junction Bull Savannah reached 224 for five (David Powell 59).

The winners, who were lifting the title for a fifth time, walked away with a $1.2-million cash prize, courtesy of main sponsor LASCO Money, while Old Harbour pocketed $600,000. Greater Portmore defeated Heartease by 40 runs to claim third place and $300,000.

The St Elizabeth-based Junction Bull Savannah were led to victory by a fine all-round performance by Man of the Match Powell who also took one wicket for 33. His 59 included three fours and five sixes.

"The game plan was to put the Old Harbour team in to bat and try to restrict them to around 180 as we know what our team can do in the batting department. However, Old Harbour came out firing and Powell and Smith gave them a big lift and they were able to post a very competitive total, but we did not panic. we came out knowing the target and we went about it in an aggressive but controlled manner," said captain Troy Powell.