IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
- Bridgeview top Milo Portmore U-17 cricket
Bridgeview are still celebrating their first lien on the Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) Milo-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Cricket League trophy, after their hard-fought five-wicket victory over Portsmouth Cricket Club at Portsmouth Cricket ground last Sunday.
Portsmouth batted first and could only make 102-8 in 25 overs. Mikayle Riley hit 43 runs and was the only batsman in double figures. Jordan Thompson, 2-18, George Smith 2-25, and Duke Reid 2-18 shared six wickets.
Bridgeview replied with 106-5 in 21.4 overs. Warren Campbell scored 26 runs to lead his team to victory. He hit a six to finish off the match in fine style, as the ball travelled out of the ground and into the street. Campbell, a Clarendon College, scored more than 200 runs for the season, with a top score of 62, which he made in his first match. Jamaine Spencer made 25. Bowling for Portsmouth Mikayle Riley took 2-20.
Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine, Colin Fagan, who gave more than $50,000 worth of cricket gear to the PCA, said that he'll be a winner any way as both teams in the final are from his constituency.
The gear was handed over to first vice-president of the PCA, Lester 'Father Ken' Crooks.
- Racing out, Edgewater in
Zone C team Edgewater FC got back into contention in the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 football league, following the disqualification of Racing United, which used an ineligible player in a number of games this season.
Racing lost all their points and goals, so Edgewater were handed the top spot and a semi-final place, while Portsmouth, the other Zone C team, finished as the best second-place team.
The semi-final will be played tomorrow at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton. At 1 p.m., Zone B winners Christian Pen take on Edgewater, while at 3 p.m., Zone A winners Watson Grove play Portsmouth. The final is scheduled for Sunday, August 24.
- South Trelawny Football Fiesta
The semi-finals of the South Trelawny Football Fiesta will be played tomorrow afternoon at Stettin playing field.
At 3 p.m., Maestros tackle New Road, while at 5:30 p.m., Hillside take on Lime Tree. An exhibition game between Police and Taxi Men will play at 4:30 p.m.
In quarter-final matches last week, Lime Tree defeated Wilson Valley 4-2 on penalties, after a 0-0 full and extra-time scoreline, while Maestro of Stettin eliminated Mendez Town 2-0.
Last Sunday, Lime Tree defeated Stettin Strikers 2-1 on penalties after a 1-1 scoreline at the end of full and extra time, while Hill Side swamped Litchfield 8-0.
- Rivoli, New Raiders final
Rivoli United and New Raiders will contest the final of the St Catherine FA Central St Catherine Under-17 football league at Spanish Town Prison Oval today, starting at 3 p.m.
In semi-final action last Sunday, Rivoli United clipped Black Lions 1-0 through a Ryan Smart 80th-minute strike.
- PFM sports awards for August 23
The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) sports department will have its awards presentation for church sports for football, cricket and netball. It has been titled 'Positioned for greatness: poised for Promise' and will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the PFM multi-purpose complex, Portmore Town Centre, at 5 p.m. The guest speaker is Minister Michael Maragh, PFM.
- Unbeaten Metrodade draw 1-1 with The Gleaner
The unbeaten Metrodade Security were held to a 1-1 draw by The Gleaner in their eighth-round KSAFA/Western Sports Business House division one football match at Winchester Park, St. George's College, on Monday.
The Gleaner drew first blood in the opening minute when Kieron Brock intercepted a Fabian Nethersole pass on the right flank and scored from an acute angle. But the scores were level in the fifth minute after Rivoli's Premier League player, Corey 'Buju' Burke, beat goalkeeper Kenroy Picknight from close range.
There were no further goals in the match, even though both teams created scoring chances. Metrodade pressured hard for the winner in the second half with Burke, Paul 'Pit Bull' Francis, Kemar Beckford and Jermaine Nelson creating numerous attacks from midfield, but their efforts were thwarted by some outstanding goalkeeping by Picknight.
At the other end, The Gleaner countered with Brock, Nethersole, Locksley Thompson and Cavalier Premier League player, Claudius Backburn. But Nethersole's perfect square across the goal in the 75th minute was missed from close in by several players lurking in the box, and they had to settle for a draw.
The Gleaner's centre half, Bernard Blackwood, was shown the red card in the 73rd minute for obstructing an opposing player when he was about to race clear towards goal, while fellow defender Rudolph Speid Speid was shown the yellow card for a dangerous tackle.
- Kingston Wharves take BH domino double
Kingston Wharves completed the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Business House domino double on Friday, August 8, thanks to an exciting 99-96 win over Seprod in the division one league final at the National Housing Trust car park, Oxford Road.
On the same night, National Commercial Bank (NCB) captured the division two title with a 137-120 victory over Bank of Jamaica (BoJ).
The division one final between knockout champions Kingston Wharves and former champions Seprod was closely contested from early with both teams swapping the lead in the first half. Kingston Wharves, however, led 55-50 at half-time, but Seprod fought back strongly midway the second half to lead 81-75.
With the minutes ticking away, Kingston Wharves seemed more determined and soon regained the lead to win all out by three points. Their MVP pair was Fred Thomas and Rohan Dixon.
For their efforts, Kingston Wharves received $30,000 and the championship trophy, while Seprod picked up $20,000 for second. En route to the final, Kingston Wharves defeated many-time champions The Gleaner in one semi-final, while Seprod got by another former league champion, Berger Paints. In the play-off for third, Berger clipped The Gleaner 87-86.
National Commercial Bank received $25,000 and a trophy for having emerged division two champions, while BoJ secured $15,000. Ministry of Finance defeated Pepsi 83-52 in the third place play-off.
Kingston Wharves were captained by Everton Thomas and NCB by Sasha Gay Johnson.
The competition was run by the National Association of Domino Bodies.
- The Gleaner record another close win
The Gleaner won yet another close match in division one of the Business House three-on-three competition on Monday at the Stadium Courts, clipping Jamaica Infrastructure Operator (JIO) 27-26 in seventh-round action.
Although playing without the talented Keneil Allen, The Gleaner had to come from behind to secure the win, their fourth from seven matches.
The Gleaner's Omar Wolfe led his team with 10 goals, followed by Theo Johnson, seven, Andre Johnson, six, and the veteran Ludloo Barker, three. For the losers, national player Kemar McLeish scored a game-high 18 points.
In other division one matches, National Housing Trust clipped high-riding Sagicor 'A' 40-39, Bank of Jamaica beat Police 26-24, MegaMart stopped Wray & Nephew and defending champions Grace Canning defeated JIO 34-21.