KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies limited overs fast bowling all-rounder Andre Russell snatched four wickets to help title holders St. Catherine Saints to a 19-run win over Manchester on Saturday and a place in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association Twenty20 competition.
Russell, who recently returned home from the West Indies tour of India, took four for 20 as Manchester were bowled out for 92 in 19.4 overs in pursuit of 112 for victory in the second semi-final at the Ultimate Sports Complex, Discovery Bay, in St. Ann.
Jamaica leg-spinner Odean Brown also helped in the win by picking up three for nine.
Another national player, Tamar Lambert, topscored with 42 off 50 balls in St. Catherine’s 111 for eight.
Russell and Danza Hyatt, who also played for West Indies in the recent One-Day International series against India, both failed with the bat. Hyatt made nine while Russell fell for two.
In the other semi-final, St. Elizabeth Warriors beat Melbourne by 29 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Melbourne, minus West Indies players Marlon Samuels and Carlton Baugh for different reasons, were restricted to 79 for nine off 14 overs after they were set a revised target of 108 following two interruptions for rain.
St. Elizabeth had made 132 all out in 19.5 overs of which Damion Ebanks topscored with 56 off 49 balls, including five fours and three sixes. Jamaica left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took three for 16.