In Your Neighbourhood
Westchester wins Fenley Douglas Netball Rally
Pre-tournament favourites, Westchester, won the inaugural Fenley Douglas Netball Rally at the Boston Court in Waterford on Easter Monday.
Westchester defeated Southborough 13-9 in the final. MegaMart took third spot as they defeated Waterford 10-3.
Douglas, who is the councillor for the Waterford division, said the main purpose of this competition is to unearth new talent in the area, because there are plans to create a Waterford netball team.
Douglas, an avid sports fan, has sponsored the Waterford Community Football Corner League football competition over the years. At the end of the game, Douglas handed over the championship trophy, plus a cash award to the Westchester team.
Big domino clash
Bayside in Portmore will be bubbling with excitement tomorrow as leaders Spyt Fire (53 points) host undefeated Caribbean Classic (52 points) in a top-of-the-table clash in the 15th round of the City of Kingston (COK) Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino Major League.
Spyt Fire, newcomers to the league, are strengthened by a number of former Classic players, and their former captain, Javlin James, was the man in charge of many memorable titles for Caribbean Classic. He is now the driving force behind Spyt Fire.
This will add some fuel to the rivalry. Classic's new captain, Rupert Pryce, is a man on a mission and his team could prove equal to the task. The game is a repeat of the mid-season final, which was won by Classic.
Tomorrow's games are (home teams named first); Eagle View vs Right Stuff; Passagefort United vs Cookie's Int'l; Memory Lane vs Ken's Wildflower; Correctional Services vs Ken's Wildflower; Masterpiece vs Spring Village; Chedwin Strikers vs Felluchi Strikers.
Selected results for last week: Caribbean Classic 300 vs Garveymeade 220; Spyt Fire 300 vs Eradication 261; Spring Village 300 vs Eagle View 289; Right Stuff 300 vs Naggo Head 289.
PFM Int'l top
Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) International ended the group stage of the PFM Twenty20 Church Cricket League with 18 points and top of the standings.
In their latest match, played at the Bridgeport sport ground last Saturday, they easily defeated second place Faith Temple New Testament (13 points) by 57 runs. Scores: PFM Int'l 143 (20 0vers) all out Pete Salmon 31, Lloyd Gould 26; Cobeth Thompson 3-40; and Carl Nembhard 3-27. Faith Temple 86 (18.2 overs); Thompson 25. Glenn Wellington 3-11 and Salmon 3-13.
In the second game between PFM Development and 65 Waltham Park New Testament Church of God, the contest was reduced to 15 overs because of a late start. Despite this, 65 Waltham Park won by five wickets. Scores: PFM Dev 69 (8.2 overs); Craig Dawkins 27. Jermaine Hewitt 4-17; Tevon Campbell 2-4. 65 Waltham Park in reply made 65, in 11.4 overs. Brandon Phillips 19, Jermaine Hewitt 16.
The final and third-place matches will be held on Saturday, April 18.
West Fest shoot
Top-ranked local-based pistol shooter, Orville Henriques, won the inaugural West Fest Shooting Tournament hosted at the newly developed Westmoreland Shooting Club last weekend.
Henriques was returning to winning ways, having lost or been disqualified from the last three major tournaments he contested, both home and abroad.
He mined 347 points from six stages, 35 more than second place Owen Campbell, who was having his best finish at a tournament other than those hosted by the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club, of which he is a member.
Third was Westmoreland's best shooter, Raniel Mendez, while fourth was Thomas Jones, with Lennox Moulton and Evan Grant rounding off the top six.
Henriques won just two of the stages and, though he zeroed a small stage, with just 30 points, he was fastest on all, which significantly boosted his overall scoring.
In tough underfoot conditions from previous days of rain, no other shooter managed to win more than one stage.
7-A-Side football competition
Two East Warriors and Three West United played out an interesting 1-1 draw as action continued in the Prevancer Protection & Security Services-sponsored Hellshire Division 7-A-Side football game at Two East playing field recently. Nikkon Roberts gave Three West a 46th-minute lead. However, Two East Warriors equalised eight minutes later through Kemar Wright to earn a share of the points.
In other games, Two West Strikers defeated Two East Strikers 2-0, Uppa City clipped Hellshire Beach 1-0, while Hellshire Park and Zion United drew 1-1.
poised to win
Port Maria are favoured to win their semi-final game against Sandals/Beaches Ocho Rios in the St Mary T20 Big Bash tomorrow morning at Mango Walk Oval, beginning at 9:30. In the second game at the venue, Boscobel and Jack's River will square off at 1:30 p.m.
In quarter-final action, Jack's River sent Wilderness packing through an eight-wicket win; Boscobel slammed Mango Valley by 64 runs after they tallied an imposing 213-4 (Alwyn Williams 85 runs) in their allotted 20 overs; Sandals/Beaches Ocho Rios routed Police by six wickets; and Port Maria defeated Top Pen to take the final quarter-final spot.
Meeting called for church sport teams
Churches desirous of participating in this year's PFM church football and netball competitions are asked to report to a very important meeting at the PFM Multi-Purpose Complex.
The meeting will be presided over by Mark Williamson, chairperson of the PFM sport department, and his executive members. 65 Waltham Park New Testament won both the football and netball competitions last year.
Jamalco Open Netball resumes tomorrow
The Clarendon Netball Association's Jamalco Open League resumes tomorrow at its regular spot - Mineral Heights Sports Complex - after a one-week break for the Easter holidays.
Tomorrow's schedule begins at 3 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m.
Matches on are: Portland Cottage vs Holmwood A; Denbigh B vs Hayes; Fogo High vs Optimist; Denbigh Alumni vs Holmwood B; Knox vs Cable Pro; Denbigh A vs Unlimited Strikers; and Waltham vs Team R.
After two rounds, Jamalco and Team R lead Zone A with four points each, Cable Pro lead Zone B with six points, followed by Denbigh A with three, while in Zone C Hayes Contenders are the early leaders with six points over Holmwood A, which have three.
Central Manchester promises more Twenty20 cricket
The Central Manchester Sports Development Committee, which organises the Peter Bunting Twenty20 Cricket League, announced its plans to fund another such edition later this year, after distributing some of the best incentives in Manchester cricket last weekend.
Comfort, which defeated Central Strikers by 86 runs in the final two weeks ago, collected $130,000 as champions, while Central Strikers pocketed $80,000 as runners-up. Third placed New Hall collected $40,000, while fourth-place Belitiro got $20,000.
Central Strikers, who were adjudged the most disciplined team, got a cash award as well as a trophy. All members of the two teams in the final got individual medals.
Gary Graham, who was the top run-getter, with 212 runs, was handed a new bat, while top bowler Hannif Martin got a Slazenger brand bowling shoes.
honours Pat Anderson
The Jamaica InterCollegiate Sports Association honoured retired sports administration icon, Patrick 'Bunny' Anderson, during its annual athletic championship at the National Stadium earlier this week.
In a release by Dr Paula Daley-Morris, secretary of the association, Anderson was acknowledged for having "selflessly helped many student-athletes to gain scholarships to both local and international universities, where they have been able to pursue their life dreams."
It also noted Anderson's efforts to ensure that InterCol Jamaica fielded a team at the World University Games during his tenure as president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and his years of long service to sports in general.
Anderson, who resides in Walderston, Manchester, still serves as president of the Manchester Cricket Association. He is also a former president of the Jamaica Football Federation.
Jamalco, Comfort to contest Clarendon Major League final
Jamalco and Comfort FC will contest the final of the Captain's Bakery & Grill Major League football final following contrasting semi-final wins on Thursday.
Jamalco, the defending champions and who failed by just a point to qualify for the Red Stripe Premier League last season, walloped Woodhall 5-0, while Comfort were made to work hard, pipping Moore's 1-0, courtesy of an extra-time goal.
Jamalco's easy win was set up through double strikes by Andrew Isaacs and Roshane Sharpe, while Larston Reid scored one. They led 3-0 at half-time.
The Comfort/Moores clash finished 0-0 after regulation time and was settled in the 103rd minute by Rodriques Johnson's goal.