Domtar, Mico face off in Masters League T20 final

Jamaica Star article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Reigning champions Domtar Sports Club will attempt to make it two from two when they face Mico in the final of the Wray and Nephew Masters League Twenty20 at Kensington Park tomorrow.

The encounter, which is set for a 2 p.m. start, will see Domtar starting as favourites despite going down to Mico in the group stages earlier this season.

Domtar, to be captained by former Jamaica batsman Delroy Morgan, also have in their line-up Wayne Cuff and the tournament's leading run-scorer, Marlon Keating.

Morgan scored an unbeaten 100 in Domtar's semi-final win over Wray All Stars, while Keating has so far hit 231 runs.

Also among the title holder's batting line-up is the hard-hitting Winston Myers, Mark English, and wicketkeeper Junior Stewart.

As for their bowling, much will be expected of captain Owen Lewin, English, Myers, Dave Harris, and Ossie Hope.

"Our chances are good and will come down to who plays the best cricket on the day," said Cuff.

"We are batting well as we are batting out our overs and losing few wickets. Our bowling, if anything, is our concern, but once our bowlers come and put the ball in the right areas, we should do well."

Mico, in the meantime, have been the form team of the tournament, and after getting the better of St Thomas Eagles in their semi-final, they will be looking to push on to the title.

The Miconians, who captured the first staging of the competition, will look to former national players Carl Brissett, who leads the bowling chart, and Orville Pennant to lead their charge.

This is in addition to captain Michael Donegal, wicketkeeper Cecil Lewis, Solomon Darby, Calvin McGregor, Anthony Meikle, Christopher Flemmings, Alfred Thompson, and medium pacer Jubert LLewellyn.

"We have been playing well throughout the tournament, and we hope to carry this into the final," said Pennant.

"The team has been batting well, especially when we chase, and the bowlers and fielders have been doing a good back-up job," he added.

The game will be preceded by a play-off for the third place between Wray All Stars and St Thomas Eagles at 10 a.m.

The finals will be followed by a presentation ceremony.

First Published In The Jamaica Star.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:12