The Star (Jamaica)

Royals, Kings battle for T10 supremacy today


The champions of the Dream11 Jamaica T10 cricket competitio­n will be decided when the Surrey Royals take on the Surrey Kings at Sabina Park today at 1:30 p.m.

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. The Royals also have their big-hitting opener, Leroy Lugg, to bank on. Lugg is so far the fourth highest run scorer in the tournament with 216.

Both teams pose formidable bowling attacks with the Risers having in-form fast bowler Nicholson Gordon in their line-up. Nicholson leads the wicket-taking table with 18 scalps. Right behind Gordon is teammate, left-arm spinner Ryan Francis, who has taken 13 wickets so far.

Left-arm seamer Shalom Parnell, with eight wickets, will be one of the trump cards for the Surrey Kings who also have left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal in their line-up.

The Middlesex Titans finished the tournament third with a 13-run win over the Middlesex United Stars yesterday.

The Titans, asked to take the first strike, posted 88 for two in their 10 overs with Errol Thomas topscoring with an unbeaten 37 from 29 balls, with five fours and one six. Wicketkeep­er 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 inched 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 and made 122 for three with Ricardo McIntosh leading the way with 48 from 28 balls, with three fours and two sixes. Delbert Gayle chipped in with 37 runs.

In reply, the Warriors totalled 84 for three with Damion Bryce getting an unbeaten 42 against one wicket for six runs from Warren Campbell.

 ?? FILE ?? Surrey Royals’ left-arm spinner Ryan Francis.
FILE Surrey Royals’ left-arm spinner Ryan Francis.

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