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win T20 title
Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) International easily retained the Church Twenty20 cricket title as they defeated Faith Temple New Testament by nine wickets at Bridgeport last Saturday.
Scores: Faith Temple 101 off 19.5 overs. Captain Carl Nembhard (39), Dishane Patterson (26); AndrÈ Francis 2-19, Glenn Wellington 3-10. PFM Int'l 122 for one. Lloyd Gould (60 off 32 balls) and Glenn Wellington (36 not out). It was PFM International's seventh hold on the title in the past 10 years.
In the third-place game between 65 Waltham Park New Testament and PFM Development, PFM Development won by 75 runs.
Scores: PFM Development 170 for 5 (game reduced to 15 overs per side). Aaron Graham (54) and Loren Thomas (46) made the most runs for PFM Development, while Edward Brown, with 2-39, was 65 Waltham Park's best bowler. In reply, 65 Waltham Park were restricted to 95 for six. David Smith (34); Jerome Heroine 2-22; Craig Dawkins 2-9.
Spit Fyah lead
Spit Fyah (58 points) took advantage of Caribbean Classic's (56 points) absence and took over the lead in the City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union's Portmore Domino Major League, with a 300-270 win over Eagle View last Sunday.
Spit Fyah's tally was accumulated over 16 matches, while unbeaten Classic have two games in hand and are expected to top the preliminary round. The big two are followed by Spring Village (46), Fort International (44), Eagle View (43), Right Stuff (42), Masterpiece (40), Eradication (38), Exceptional International (36), and Passagefort United (33), who round off the top 10. Eight teams will progress to the quarter-finals.
In other results last Sunday, Exceptional International 300 vs Spring Village 299 (match went to count down); Right Stuff 300 vs Correctional Services 286, Eradication 300 vs Memory Lane 282, Fort International 300 vs Naggo Head 280, Masterpiece 300 vs Cookies International 256, Felluchi Strikers 300 vs Ken's Wildflower 295
Stephens tops Gas
Pro Junior Tennis
Michaela Stephens was truly impressive as she held off a spirited Jenna Harris to capture the girls' Under-16 crown 6-3, 6-1 at the fourth staging of the Gas Pro Open Junior Tennis Championships at the Liguanea Club on the weekend.
Stephens defeated Hayley McNair 6-0, 6-3, while Harrison defeated Onika Shaw 6-0, 6-0 in semi-final action.
Daniel Hill defeated John Chin 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the boys' Under-18 title. In semi-final action, Hill defeated Ruben Pinchas 6-1, 6-2.
In other games, John Chin 4-0 (32-12) defeated Karan Chatani 3-1 (28-26) in a round-robin format, while Daniel Azar defeated Cole McNair 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the boys' 12-and-under category.
In girls' action, Moesha Fox got by Alyssa James 3-0 (34-10), 2-1 (21-16) in the girls 12 and under, while Kailey Chin beat Marli Rowe 6-4, 6-1 in the girls under-14 category.
Johnson Hill, Hellshire Park square off
It should be a good contest between Hellshire rivals Johnson Hill and Hellshire Park in a final preliminary-round match in the Hellshire Division 7-a-side football tournament in Hellshire today, match time 2: 30 p.m.
It may go down to goal difference if Johnson Hill and Hellshire Park finish with identical points. Hellshire Park have 14 points, while Johnson Hill have 11 points. A win for the latter will put both teams equal on points.
On the other hand, 2 West Strikers, who are second in Zone One with 13 points, could have a battle on their hands as they face the challenge of Zion United at 5 West playing field.
In other games, semi-final-bound 2 West United tackle Hellshire Beach at 2 West, while at Hellshire, Hellshire Heights entertain Uppa City.
South Central play-offs begin Wednesday
The South Central Confederation play-offs, which guarantee a spot in the four-team all-island challenge to find two qualifiers to next season's Red Stripe Premier League, will begin on Wednesday. In the opening round, Jamalco host Hillstars at Wembley, while Portmore United travel to Appleton.
Hillstars of Manchester and Portmore United of St Catherine booked their spots early, but Clarendon's Jamalco and Appleton of St Elizabeth were decided last weekend. Appleton FC won the St Elizabeth Charley's Overproof Rum Major League when they completed a 4-1 aggregate win over Black Star at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in Santa Cruz. Appleton comprehensively won the first leg 3-0, but the second ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jamalco defeated Comfort 2-0 for their second straight Major League title.
Jamalco win Clarendon Major League
Defending champions Jamalco won the 2015 Captain's Bakery & Grill Major League final at the Toll Gate Community Centre last weekend with a 2-0 win over Comfort. The win enabled Jamalco to qualify for the South Central Confederation play-offs for the second year running.
Victory was secured from the first half when Akeem Henry scored in the 30th minute and Rohane Sharpe doubled the lead in the 35th.
Winning the final proved an important tonic for Jamalco as three days later, on Wednesday, they defeated Premier League team Sporting Central Academy 4-3 on penalties in the semi-finals of the Noel Arscott-sponsored Clarendon Football Association's knockout competition. They will meet another Premier League team, Humble Lion, in the final at a date to be announced. Humble Lion had brushed aside Treadlight FC 5-1 in the other semi-final.
Cable Pro, Hayes unbeaten
Last year's beaten finalists, Hayes Contenders and Cable Pro, continued their good start to the 2015 Clarendon Netball Association's Jamalco Open League after romping to four straight wins last weekend. Their latest wins came against schoolgirl teams.
Cable Pro took care of Fogo High 19-14, while Hayes toppled rural area champions Holmwood Technical A 28-20.
In other significant results from last weekend's round, Team R of Manchester defeated Holmwood B 27-18; Optimist outscored Knox 17-13; while another Manchester-based team, Ridgemount, topped Portland Cottage 17-8.
The league resumes tomorrow at Mineral Heights Sports Complex, starting at 3 p.m. Matches (in order) are: Holmwood A vs Ridgemount, Portland Cottage vs Denbigh B, Unlimited Girls vs Fogo A, Waltham vs Holmwood B, Denbigh vs Knox, Optimist vs Cable Pro, Denbigh Alumni vs Jamalco.
Old England, Land Settlement final
Old England and Land Settlement will contest the final of the Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Football Association Sports Division One football competition tomorrow at Kirkvine Sports Club.
Old England walloped Plouden 6-1, while Land Settlement came from behind to outscore Northern Caribbean University (NCU) 4-2. The game was marked by the scoring of three penalties.