Jamaica will face improving talent

The bookmakers were spot on as Cayman Islands and Jamaica produced emphatic victories in securing a place in the 2012 Challenge Trophy final.

It is on Sunday 25 November and should be another pulsating final.

Coming out with the sound of Soca pounding away from Marc’s Sound Machine, the youthful Cayman Islands team proved too strong for a game World Stars.

The innings of the tournament to this point was played by Omar Willis who hit 5 sixes in 71 runs not out and propelled the Cayman Islands team to 140 for 5.

Clive ‘Runs’ Kelly decided to take up the challenge by himself for World Stars with a couple of sixes which excited the Sunday afternoon crowd.

Providing the master stroke Cayman Islands captain Ronald Ebanks moved to plan B and Nicholas Roberts did the damage earning 4 wickets for 25 runs. Cayman Islands won by 50 runs

Jamaica outclassed a battling India in the second match. Batting first Jamaica made 132 for 9 wickets with Wayne Cato Snr 25 and Victor Campbell 24 being the main contributors. A combination of pace and spin from Corey Cato, two wickets, and Anthony Higgins, three wickets, removed India for 56 runs. Jamaica won by 76 runs.

In Division 2 T20 Garth Bryan made an exciting 66 runs which contained 6 sixes and 4 fours as JJ’S piled up 152 for 7 wickets against ESSO Cubs. Excellent controlled bowling by Devon Williams and Omar Bryan reduced ESSO Cubs to 124 for 5. JJ’S won by 28 runs.

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