Royals, Kings face off for inaugural Jamaica T10 title
Middlesex Titans claim third place, United Stars, Risers round out top five
Champions of the inaugural Dream XI Jamaica T10 competition will be decided today when the Surrey Royals take on the Surrey Kings at 1:30 p.m. at Sabina Park.
The Jermaine Blackwood-led Surrey Kings will be banking on their big-hitting opener Kennar Lewis, who has scored 166 runs in the competition so far.
But the Royals also have a big-hitting opener to bank on in the form of Leroy Lugg.
Lugg has so far scored the fourth-most runs in the tournament, 216.
Both teams pose formidable bowling attacks with the Kings having in-form fast bowler Nicholson Gordon in their line-up. Gordon leads the wicket-taking table with 18 scalps. Right behind Gordon is teammate, left-arm spinner Ryan Francis, who has taken 13 wickets.
The Kings have left-arm seamer Shalom Parnell with eight wickets in their line-up but also boast the services of left-arm spinner, Jeavor Royal.
Yesterday, the Middlesex Titans ended the competition in third place following a 13-run win over the Middlesex United Stars in the third-place play-off at Sabina Park on Wednesday.
The Titans, asked to take the first strike, posted 88 for two in their 10 overs with Errol Thomas top-scoring with an unbeaten 37 from 29 balls with five fours and one six.
Wicket-keeper Oshane Walters chipped in with 29, against one wicket for nine runs from Alwyn Williams.
Williams returned to hit an unbeaten 20 from 16 balls, however, it wasn’t enough as the United Stars only managed to inch to 75 for one in reply. Damani Sewell made 27, and Daren Small 19 not out as Chevonie Grant picked up one wicket for nine runs.
In the play-off for fifth place, the Surrey Risers defeated the Cornwall Warriors by 38 runs. The Risers batted first, scoring 122 for three with Ricardo McIntosh, 48 from 28 balls, leading the way, striking three fours and two sixes. Delbert Gayle chipped in with 37.
In reply, the Warriors only managed 84 for three with Damion Bryce getting an unbeaten 42 against one wicket for six runs from Warren Campbell.