IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Winston Lyew wins Skittles championship
Winston 'Wimpy' Lyew from Eastern All-Stars won the Wray & Nephew/Jamaica Skittles Federation singles championship for the second time in four years last Sunday when he clipped former champion and teammate Keith Barrett 4-3 in the best of seven final at Bourbon House, 133 Windward Road.
In an epic final which saw both players giving their all to be locked 3-3 going into the seventh and final game, Lyew, who was meeting his old rival for the third time in a final in the last 25 years, looked the more focused in the decider and, after racing into a clear lead, beat his opponent 2180-0640.
He thus won the Wray and Nephew championship trophy and first prize of $40,000, while Barrett received $20,000 for second.
Lyew advanced to the final after putting away the veteran Errol Wright, while Barrett followed suit by dispatching former champion Carlton Blake of Mystix in the semis.
In the third place play-off, the veteran Errol Wright from Rowe's Strikers stopped Blake 4-1.
The competition attracted 50 players, including two females in Rosie Hill and Paulette Barrett. Barrett created an upset in the second round by beating the veteran Winston Jordon of Eastern All-Stars.
Defending champion Dane Jones of Eagles Strikers was knocked out in the early stages of the competition.
Business House T20 semis tomorrow
The semi-finals of the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers Business House T20 cricket competition will be played tomorrow at Red Stripe Oval, Spanish Town Road.
In the first match at 10 a.m., defending champions Jamalco will oppose Continental Baking Company and this will be followed by the other semi-final between Jamaica Broilers and National Housing Trust (NHT) at 2 p.m.
Last Sunday, the four teams won their quarter- final matches. Jamaica Broilers with 128 for nine off 20 overs (Oraine Williams 26, David Morgan 19) defeated Red Stripe - 75 all out (Lorenzo Thomas 19, Richard Allen 15, Odean Vassel 4-41) by 54 runs at Spring Village.
Jamalco defeated Sagicor by nine wickets, skittling out their opponents for 69, Marcel Parchment taking 3-22, and replying with 72-1 off 6-2 overs, Travis Spence 26, Dwayne Bennett 24.
At Mico, Continental Baking Company beat National Water Commission (NWC) by 83 runs, rattling up 134 for four, Odane Hartley 55, Craeion Malcolm 47, and dismissing NWC at 51 for six, Javel Glenn getting 25 and Damion Foster taking 3-20.
In the second match at Mico, National Housing Trust beat Jamaica National by 18 runs. NHT was 125 all out of 19.2 overs - Michael Bedward 32, Lionel Morant 25, Kerry Scott taking 4-8, and Jamaica National replying with 107 from 18.3 overs; Brian Latore 30, Horace Miller 21, Quennue McKinson 2-21.
Meanwhile, the league semi-finalists are Jamalco, Jamaica Broilers, National Housing Trust and Continental Baking Company.
Petrojam are BH knockout champions
Petrojam, unbeaten in Business House football competitions for the past three years, defeated high-riding Spanish Grain Store 2-1 in the Scotiabank-sponsored Business House KO final at Red Stripe Oval last Sunday.
In a match featuring a number of Premier League players on both sides, Spanish Grain Store grabbed the lead in the 30th minute when Ranique Muir was brought down in the box. Hughan Grey made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Kirk Ransey got the equaliser for defending champions Petrojam via a header six minutes later, while Andrew Christie sealed the issue for Petrojam from the penalty spot after teammate Renae Lloyd was brought down in the 78th minute.
BH football finals today at UWI
Meanwhile, defending champions Petrojam will meet Metrodade Security in the Western Sports Division One football final at the UWI today, starting at 3:30 p.m. Unbeaten Spanish Grain Store will meet UWI in the Division Two final at 1:30 p.m.
Fenley Douglas Corner League
Defending champions and Group A standouts, 21-Strong, will start as favourites when they take on Group B team, Cool Runnin, at 2 p.m. in one of two semi-final matches in the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Corner League football tournament tomorrow at the Waterford field.
21-Strong are the only team in the competition with a 100 per cent win record, and that is expected to continue. In the other semi-final, Group A runners-up, Wigton, tackle Cascade at 4 p.m.
Douglas is the councillor for Waterford Division and his aim since the inception of the competition three years ago, is to unify the youth living in the Waterford community. The final will take place on Sunday, September 14.
Edgewater complete the treble
Edgewater captured their third title of the season without 'kicking a ball' after Portmore United failed to prepare their field for the Colin Fagan-sponsored Portmore Under-15 football league final last Sunday.
Portmore United were scheduled to play Edgewater in the league final at the Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton, St Catherine. At a disciplinary meeting of the Portmore Football League (PFL) last Thursday, the decision was made to hand the title to Edgewater FC. Edgewater had previously won the Under-13 and the Under-17 titles. They also bagged the champion of champions title for St Catherine in the Under-13 category, making it the most successful season for the club run by Peter 'Uncle' Beckford.
Portmore Domino League
The fifth round of the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore 'Mental' Domino League will be held tomorrow with four matches. The big clash of the day will be between home team Garveymeade and Portmore Lane Tigers. Both clubs have won four matches from as many matches and have 16 points apiece. In other games, Waterford plays Cumberland at Gem Bar, across from Waterford Parkway, Passagefort United welcome Memory Lane at Myrtle Way and Naggo Head hosts Ken's Wildflower at the Naggo Head Bus Park. All games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
INSPORTS All-Island Football League
The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has invited all community teams in Portmore to register for that St Catherine municipality's leg of the INSPORTS All-Island Community Football League which is scheduled to start in November. Andrea Hanson, the sports officer for Portmore said that her organisation is targeting 24 teams. Communities may register by contacting Miss Hanson at 843-6851 or 313-9460.