Undefeated Kingston CC will seek to extend their successful season so far when they take on Kensington CC in semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-Island 50 Overs Tournament.To be contested at Kensington Park, the match-up is expected to be close. The other semi-final will be between defending champions St Catherine CC and Melbourne CC at Chedwin Park.”We have been playing some very good cricket from the start of the season, and we are looking to continue,” said top Kingston left-arm spin bowler, Paul Harrison.”Kensington are a very good team, but we are, too, and once we play our best game, I and confident that we can win.”COMFORTABLE WINKingston, who topped their preliminary round group, advanced to the semi-finals following a comfortable win over St Thomas in the semi-finals.That victory was spearheaded by a six-wicket haul from West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Odean Smith, who along with Harrison, fellow spinner Patrick Harty represent their best bowlers thus far.Captain Garth Garvey, in-form opener Aaron Johnson and Kirk Harris has been their standard-bearers in the batting department.Kensington, in the meantime, will look to veteran David Bernard Jr, Horace Miller and leg-spin all-rounder Akeeem Dewar to lead their batting alongside former Jamaica Under-19 representatives, Delbert Gayle and Leroy Lugg.Fast bowlers Jason Dawes and Nicholson Gordon, Bernard Jr and Dewar will lead their bowling.”It’s gong to be a tough game as it is a match up between two top tier teams,” expressed Kensington vice-captain, Ryan Francis.Kensington defeated Westmoreland in their quarter-final.
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk PBA IMAGESIn a finals series featuring two evenly-matched teams in Alaska and Magnolia, Aces head coach Alex Compton felt “effort” made the big difference in Game 1 on Wednesday night.Unfortunately for Compton, it was the Hotshots who wanted to win more.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Obviously, the horrible start didn’t help. I just can’t figure out how our energy can be that way. We tried to come back and fight but you dig yourself a hole and just a lot of fundamental breakdowns on our part,” Compton said.“We got to be so much better. I thought Romeo Travis and Jio Jalalon were awesome tonight. They killed us. Romeo dominated us and Jio dominated us,” added Compton, who also commended Mark Barroca’s play especially in the fourth quarter when Alaska made its run.Romeo Travis had 29 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, Jio Jalalon scattered seven points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four steals while Barroca added 16 points and five steals.“I thought their guards just took it at us. They handled us,” he said.Compton said the Aces looked “very rusty” but it was still not an excuse for how they played.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I thought we just got totally outworked,” a disappointed Compton told reporters after the Aces lost, 100-84.“Something I feel that’s been the trademark, the hallmark of our team has been effort. I just said in the locker room, I felt like we gave an 85 percent effort and Magnolia gave 100 percent effort and the score was a hundred to 84, I was about right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGames are won in the end but the story of Game 1 came in the opening minutes when the Hotshots raced to a 15-0 lead.The Aces didn’t score until the 5:42 mark on two free throws by Kevin Racal and made their first field goal with 5:16 left in the first quarter. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Some people told me, ‘you guys are just rusty’ but what about them (Magnolia)? They had a good game. I expect us to play at their level and for it to be a tight game. We don’t have any excuses,” he said.“We missed a ton of free throws and we missed a ton of threes and we turned the ball over,” he added. “The point is that it happens sometimes, but it can’t be that the other seems to be quicker to the ball, they get a few more extra rebounds. It’s just really frustrating.”Aces try to even the best-of-seven series on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scalpers turn to online after crackdown during UAAP Finals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments