In Your Neighbourhood
- Jamalco retain Business House T20 cricket trophy
Defending champions Jamalco of Clarendon retained the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers-sponsored T20 cricket title last Sunday when they defeated National Housing Trust by 63 runs at Red Stripe Oval.
Jamalco will go for the Business House cricket double tomorrow when they take on Jamaica Broilers in the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers 50-over league final at Red Stripe Oval (D&G), Spanish Town Road, starting at 1:00 p.m.
In the T20 final, Jamalco 186 for six off 18 overs - Errol Thomas Jr. 44, Demar Duncan 37, Travis Spencer 27, Dwayne Bennett 25; Frederick Hermitt 3-24, former Jamaica player Bevan Brown 2-25. National Housing Trust in 113 for nine - Michael Bedward 34, Chad Hylton 30, West Indies player Nkrumah Bonner 10; Tino Osbourne 2-13.
- Business House 50-over cricket final tomorrow
The curtain comes down on the 2014 Business House cricket season tomorrow at the Red Stripe Oval with defending champions Jamalco opposing old rivals and former champions Jamaica Broilers in the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers sponsored 50-over league final starting at 10 a.m.
It promises to be an intriguing contest between the top two teams in the league, especially with Broilers having handed Jamalco their only defeat of the season in the preliminary round of the competition.
The Clarendon-based Jamalco are in line for the double following their 63-run win over National Housing Trust in the T20 final last Sunday.
Boasting a well-balanced team with a good blend of youth and experience, Jamalco will look to their captain Kirk Gordon, former Jamaica Under-19 player Pete Salmon, Errol Thomas Jr, Dwayne Bennett, Marcel Parchment, Sherwain Dixon, Demar Duncan and Tino Osbourne to pave the way for victory.
Jamaica Broilers, on the other hand, will counter with national player John Ross Campbell, skipper Peter Caballero, David Morgan, Andrew Davis, Orane Williams, Miguel Henry and Odean Vassell.
Spanish Grain Store beat Metrodade 2-0 in BH Challenge Cup
Division Two champions Spanish Grain Store won the Raymond Quallo Memorial Challenge Cup when they blanked newly crowned Division One champions Metrodade Security 2-0 in the final at Red Stripe Oval on Thursday.
Goals from Premier League players Hughan Gray (15th minute) and Ranique Muir (67th minute) sealed the issue for Spanish Grain Store in this their first season in Business House football. Metrodade will now await the conclusion of the St Ann Division One Business House competition to meet the winners in their annual Champion of Champions clash in October.
- Kingston Bookshop win KO title
Kingston Bookshop won the Cable Pro sponsored five-a-side Business House football KO final on Thursday, clipping Restaurants of Jamaica 1-0 at the NWC playing field, Mona.
The all important goal was scored by Dorovian McCarthy in the 22nd minute.
Meanwhile, the Western Sports five-a-side division one and two finals will be played this afternoon at NWC playing field, Mona. In the first match at 2:30, Seprod will oppose Jamaica Producers, followed by the Division One final between Kingston Bookshop (who seek the double) and UDC at 4 p.m.
- Scotia crush JMMB 10-0 in Interbank football
Defending champions Scotiabank made a winning start in the Western Sports/Norman Goodison Interbank football competition last Sunday, when they crushed JMMB 10-0 at the NWC playing field.
Double strikes by Jamoy Sibbles, Donovan Hibbert and Anthony Greenland paved the way for victory in a one-sided affair. In another first round match, BoJ clipped Sagicor 2-1 thanks to a brace from Dasen Meeks, while Jamaica National beat NCB 5-2.
The competition continues tomorrow with Scotia vs BoJ in the feature match at Emmet Park starting at 4:00 p.m. Jamaica National and NCB will meet in the first match at 2:00 p.m.
- Braeton Phase 3 'Gully League' to target the youths
This year's staging of the popular Braeton Phase 3, 'Gully League' will target the youths of Braeton, as there is an Under-15 category to go with the usual Senior League. One of the main aims this year is to return Braeton Phase 3, to the Portmore Division Two football League
and a requirement is to register an Under-17 team for next Summer. The competition will be on Heroes Day, Monday, October 20, at the Gully adjacent to the Texaco Gas Station and the Hellshire main road.
- Portmore blank Linstead 3-0 in church league
Twaine Davis, Davion Thompson, and Denoado Thomas all scored as Portmore turned back the challenge of Linstead 3-0 in the latest round of the Young Power Group (YPG), Champions League recently.
Other results: Windward Road 4 Cross Road 0; St. Thomas
3 New Kingston 0; Hagley Park 3 Down Town 0; Half-Way-Tree 1 Red Hills 1; Montego Bay 2 Brown's Town 2; Ocho Rios 2 Annotto Bay 2; Mandeville 2 Santa Cruz 0; Spanish Town 1 Old Harbour 1.
- All set for George Lee 5K Road race tomorrow
All is set for the George Lee Foundation 5K Run/Walk Road Race which will take place at the Portmore College of Construction Services (HEART) tomorrow.
The race begins at 7 a.m, and competitors are expected to be at the venue at 6:15 a.m. for pre-race activities and a warm-up session courtesy of Fitness Express. The organisers said that they are targeting about 300 athletes from schools, businesses, and clubs. Arnaldo Brown of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has committed $100,000 towards the event, endorsements also came from Jamaica National's Troy
Bygrave and WIHCON's Judith Bruce. The late George Lee, the first directly elected Mayor of Portmore, died one year ago and the event is geared to celebrate his legacy and raise funds for a Senior Citizens Recreational Centre.
- Portmore Lane Tigers solidify lead
Former champions Portmore Lane Tigers (28 points), have solidified their lead in the Jamaica Domino Federation's Portmore 'Mental' Domino League following an impressive win last Sunday.
Portmore Lane Tigers, the favourites to win this season's competition, defeated Ken's Wildflower 250-217, at Portmore Avenue, second place Passagefort United (21 points), eased past third place Garveymeade (17 points), 250-242, at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort while, the game between
Portsmouth and Waterford at the Portsmouth Community Centre ended prematurely. The disciplinary committee of the League will meet to decide the outcome of that match. The competition takes a break, and will return on Sunday, October 5.
- Ken's Wildflower to host pairs competition
The Jamaica Domino Federation and Ken's Wildflower will host a pairs domino competition at the Ken's Wildflower Sports
Bar and Lounge located on Port Henderson Road, on Sunday, September 28. First prize is $25,000, second $15,000 and third $10,000 and fourth $5000. Entry fee is $1000 per pair. Entries will close at 11:30 a.m. on match day, and matches are set to commence at noon.
- Woodleigh benefit shoot
A special benefit tournament for three members of Jamaica's team to the upcoming International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) world shoot will be held tomorrow at the Woodleigh shooting range in May Pen, Clarendon.
The three - Lenny Moulton, Andy Yapp and Anthony Johnson - are members of the Jamaica Rifle Association Club. The fourth member of the team, Orville Henriques, will have his benefit tourney on October 6 but this will be hosted in Mandeville at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club. Henriques is scheduled to compete at the Woodleigh match.
The Woodleigh tournament is being organised by Harry Chin-Ying. Six stages are on offer, two of which will mirror those being advertised for the World Shoot which will be held at the Universal Shooting Academy in Florida in mid October. There is an overall 100-round count. Tomorrow's tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m.
- Peter Bunting Netball starts today
The netball component of the Central Manchester Constituency Development Sports programme will start today at the May Day High School playing field.
This year's competition is being scaled down due to the late start. It will be held over two weeks. The finals will be played next Sunday just before the start of the football competition. Unlike netball, the footballers will have a full league and will feature for the first time, games under lights. Comfort community centre will host the start of the football competition.
- All set for Howie Chin Prep football
The Manchester FA secretariat has confirmed that most all is in place for next Friday's kick-off of the annual Howie Chin Memorial football tournament.
The opening ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. at Belair High school grounds on deCarteret Road. The first game for boys will involve defending champions and hosts Belair and will begin at 10 a.m.
The competition caters for private preparatory schools in the parish of Manchester, and organised in honour of outstanding former football executive and sponsor Howie Chin who passed away four years ago. It is divided into two sections, one for boys and the other for girls. This year's competition will see six schools contesting the female and ten contesting the boys' division. Belair are the defending champions in the boys' section and Carigape in the girls.
- Manchester FA AGM September 29
The annual general meeting of the Manchester Football Association will be held on Monday, September 29, starting 6 p.m., at the RADA office on Caledonia Road, Mandeville.
This year's AGM is not a voting one. Key item on the agenda, according to current president Dalton Wint, is a full discussion on the Jamaica Football Federation's proposed restructuring move.
There will also be a presentation on "Building a payment culture in Manchester" which is geared at addressing ways clubs can increase their revenues from gate receipts.