IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Braeton test for Cedar Grove
Returnees Cedar Grove will get an acid test as they face Braeton United in the third set of games in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League at 1 p.m. today. The game will be the first match of a double-header at the Cedar Grove playfield. Cedar Grove have won both of their matches and lead the division with with six points, while Braeton are on four.
In the second game at 3 p.m. Westport will try to get off the mark against Daytona.
There is another double-header at the Racing field as Bridgeport face Hellshire United at 1 p.m., while Racing United challenge Greater Portmore at 3 p.m. In last week's games, Cedar Grove beat Daytona 2-1; Greater Portmore blanked Bridgeport 3-0; Racing United outscored Westport 4-2; and Hellshire United and Braeton United drew 1-1.
Semi-final day in Rumbar Rum Football Sundayz
The semi-finals of the Rumbar Rum Football Sundayz tournament will be held tomorrow at Coal Ground in Spanish Town. In the opening game, Young Gunners take on Exceptional at 2 p.m. before House A Roots play unbeaten Spanish at 4 p.m. In last week's quarter-finals Spanish beat Swagg Thursdayz 2-0; Young Gunners stopped Correctional Services 1-0; House A Roots booted French United 3-1 on penalties; and Exceptional surprised D&P Fabrication & Maintenance 1-0.
Back-to-back titles for CFWO in church domino
Christian Fellowship World Outreach (CFWO) have won the Power of Faith Ministries Sports Department's Church Domino One-day competition two years in a row. CFWO beat Power of Faith Ministries 6-2 in the final at the Faith Temple New Testament grounds recently.
Porus are Manchester KO Champions
Porus won a major Manchester FA title in many years after landing the Brumalia House Knockout title with a 4-2 win over Alligator Pond at Kirkvine Sports Club last weekend.
Porus triumphed in a convincing second-half performance, which saw them overtaking a 2-1 half-time deficit. Porus actually scored first when their top player, Sanjay Whittingham, netted in the 10th minute. However, Alligator Pond stormed back to get the equaliser through Dane Seaton in the 28th minute and then the go-ahead strike from Melvin Bennett in the 33rd minute.
The second half was all Porus as they equalised in the 58th minute through Cedric Griffiths at 2-2, and then grabbed two goals in the last five minutes of the game courtesy of Paul Bogle and Kemar Nation.
Donald Buchanan Sports Tourism Centre opened
A new cricket facility meeting was opened last weekend at the south coast resort of Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth.
The facility has been named in honour of the deceased member of parliament from that region, Donald Buchanan. Former prime minister, and a fan of cricket, Percival J. Patterson, cut the ribbon. In attendance was the technology minister, Phillip Paulwell; St Elizabeth mayor, Everton Fisher; Senator Wentworth Skeffery; and national cricket coach Junior Bennett.
The facility adds to the established cricket facilities of Appleton Estate, Manley Horne Centre, and Alpart Sports Club in the western end of the island. However, Treasure Beach offers much more in terms of scenery and relaxation and is complete with a two-storey clubhouse and training nets using both concrete and turf pitches. In addition to hosting cricket, the complex has miniature football fields and tennis and basketball courts.
Henriques wins JRA's Christmas Hamper
The leading local-based practical pistol shooter, Orville Henriques, won the Jamaica Rifle Association's Christmas Hamper held at Mountain View last weekend.
It was his second straight win following his Standard Division victory at the Tod Jarrett Caribbean Classic hosted at the Negril Tactical Shooting range a fortnight ago.
In taking the top spot, Henriques fended off international Master's-ranked Jamaican Andy Yapp by a mere 12 points. Such was the dominance of these two among the 20-man field that the next best performer - Patrick Eveling - was third, 180 points back.
Henriques' Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club teammate, Thomas Jones, was fourth with Clayton Foster, fifth.
The Open Division was won by John Lee, followed by Woodleigh's Howie Brown (88%), and David McMorris (72%).
Ryan Bramwell continued his domination of the Production Division, winning by close to 200 points over Craig Hendrickson and Chris Hart.
Mandeville to host Christmas 'Rappa Pam Pam'
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will host Rappa Pam Pam, the final tournament on the 2014 Practical Pistol season, tomorrow at its Lincoln range.
The shooting, which involves eight stages, will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The day's activity will, however, involve more than just shooting. According to the organisers, Christmas Rappa Pam Pam is the MRPC's way of giving back for all the support it has received. Hence, there will be a children's village complete with bounce-a-bout play facilities. Lunch will be free for all.
Peter Bunting Football finals tomorrow
Porus and Settlement will square off in the final of the Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester Sports Development football competition tomorrow at the Hanbury Sports Complex, off the Winston Jones Highway.
Activities will begin at midday with the playing of a one hour celebrity match featuring Los Perfectos Masters and an Invitational squad featuring Mandeville's professional and sporting officials.
At 1 p.m., there will be a third-place play-off between beaten semi-finalists Old England and hosts Hanbury community team.
In the semi-finals, Porus left it late to outscore Hanbury 4-2 to advance, while Settlement booked their place following a 2-1 victory on penalties over Old England after the two had battled to a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.