In Your Neighbourhood
Record ton for Samuels
National Under-17 representative, 15-year-old, Dominik Samuels, made a record 186 not out to led his team, Ken's Wildflower, to a massive 287-run win over Waterford in a Portmore Cricket Association Milo-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Cricket League game at Waterford High School last Sunday. The teams are playing for the Milo Challenge Cup.
Scores: Ken's 338-2 (35 overs). Samuels 186 not out, Romane Donigal 79 not out; Waterford 51 all out, Keyon Edwards 18; Loren Green, 3-10; Shamoy Edwards 2-2; Shamar Ervin 2-13.
At Hamilton Gardens, Greater Portmore defeated the home team by 21 runs in a low-scoring game. Scores: Greater Portmore 126-7; Niko Jolly 29; Krishan Graham 23; Mark James 22; Danvil Wollaston 3-28; Hamilton Gardens 105 all out; Wollaston 22. Andre Jackson 3-15; Krishan Graham 2-38. The competition continues tomorrow.
Hope & Mercy
storm into semis
Hope & Mercy Ministries stormed into the semi-finals of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Football League, after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Faith Temple Pentecostal at the Passagefort playing field last Sunday.
Jason Williams (37th, 65th) and Jemarc Graham (71st) scored the goals. With the win, Hope & Mercy will play Fair View in one semi-final game on Saturday, August 8. Defending champions, 65 Waltham Park New Testament will take on Power of Faith Ministries in the second semi-final.
Meanwhile, 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament maintained their 100 percent win record, with a 2-0 win over Lighthouse Assembly. Scorers for 65 Waltham Park Road were Shaquille Weir (16th) and Kingsley Morgan (71st).
PFM 'A' hunt
another netball title
Former champions PFM 'A' will attempt to regain the crown they lost last year, as they take on Equator Faith Mission in the final of the PFM Church Netball League at the PFM Sports Complex on Saturday, August 8. Match time is 2:15 p.m.
In the play-off for third place, PFM 'B' will play Faith Temple New Testament at 1:30 p.m.
In semi-final games played last Saturday, PFM 'A' beat PFM 'B' 29-22. Debbie Ann Coghiel 15/18 shots and Melonie Bailey 14/18 attempts scored for PFM 'B'. Sophie March scored all of PFM 'B' goals from 32 attempts. Equator Faith Mission defeated Faith Temple 22-17. Equator's Nickeisha Duncan, 20 goals from 25 attempts, led her team, while the top shooter for Faith Temple's was Lorraine Miller, who shot 12/19.
Zone B leaders New Raiders (10 points) face third-place Tru-Juice (nine points) in the top clash of the round, in the opener of a double-header in the St Catherine Football Association Under-20 Football League at Lime Tree Oval today, match time is 2 p.m.
In the second game at the venue, at 4 p.m., hot Zone A team Royal Lakes (10 points), who are currently third, take on leaders Federal United (13 points) in another big clash, as the competition intensifies.
Zone A's second place team, Portmore United (12 points), could regain the lead if they get by Naggo Head and Federal draw or lose. The match will be played at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton at 4 p.m.
In other games, Portsmouth vs Dunbeholden at Portsmouth; Albion vs GC Foster at Albion Oval; Newland vs De la Vega City and Frasziers Whip vs Spanish Town Police Youth Club. All games begin at 4 p.m.
In matches last week, Royal Lakes beat GC Foster 2-0; De la Vega City blanked Albion 3-0; Newland tagged Naggo Head 2-0 and Tru-Juice edged Dunbeholden 1-0.
make winning start
Defending champions Passagefort United made a winning start to their campaign as they rushed past Westmeade Rising Sun 250-225 in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League last Sunday. In another game, Ken's Wildflower outlasted Cumberland 250-247 in a close encounter.
The competition continues tomorrow with three games - Garveymeade vs Passagefort United at Garveymeade Sports Club, Westmeade Rising Sun vs Waterford at Westmeade and Portsmouth vs Cumberland at the Portsmouth Community Centre.
Win and qualify for the semi-finals. That's the task facing the Portmore United camp, as they face out-of-contention Daytona in an east St Catherine Constituency-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League match today, at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton at 2 p.m.
Portmore are on 12 points and with the win they would cop a semi-final spot alongside already qualified Portsmouth (16 points). Braeton United (14 points) will be hoping that Portmore either lose or draw, to enable them to make the semi-finals instead.
In matches played last Thursday, Edgewater swamped Hellshire United 14-0, Braeton United clipped Watson Grove 2-1, Rodwood blanked Southborough 3-0 and Racing United and Cedar Grove drew 0-0.
Connection start well
in Porus Western Union youth league
Defending champion Connection opened their account in the 2015 edition of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Summer Youth Football League, defeating newcomers Sporting Academy 2-0 last weekend.
The league caters for invited teams in and around Manchester fielding youngsters no older than 16 years. Females are also included.
The competition kicked off last weekend at the Porus Community Centre, where it has been exclusively played for more than 15 years. Eleven teams will participate this year, with two games each on Sundays and Wednesdays. Games for this weekend have, however, been suspended due to the Emancipation holiday weekend activities.
Last weekend's opener saw the return of Trinity, which had been absent for years, going up against Rising Stars, last season's beaten finalists. That game ended with Rising Stars being the victors, winning 2-0.
On Tuesday, the first of a double-header featured Tuff Gong against Villa United, which ended with a 1-0 victory for Villa. The second encounter saw Galaxy also winning 1-0, against Settlement.
In the lone game played on Wednesday, Russia ran away 5-0 winners over Genius.
Mandeville-based shooters do well in Jamaica Cup
Shooters from the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) were among the top performers at last weekend's International pistol tournament dubbed the Jamaica Cup. The tournament was hosted over two days and jointly held by the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) headquarters on Mountain View Avenue and the Woodleigh range in Clarendon.
Heading MRPC's charge was club president Orville Henriques, who finished third behind top performer Ronald Brown Jr. and Andy Yapp, who was second.
Owen Campbell was fifth, but teammates Thomas Jones and Gary Foster occupied sixth and seventh, respectively. Evon Grant of MRPC was 10th.
Campbell, Jones, Foster and Grant improved their International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) world ranking.
Zones take shape in Jamalco Football League
All four preliminary zones of the Clarendon-based Jamalco Football League (JFL) are showing tangible signs of the teams positioned for second round qualification. Mocho, which completed a 5-0 demolition of Juventus last week, have already qualified from Zone One with six points from two games. With just one game to be completed, the trio of Raymonds (three points), Juventus (two) and Railroad (two) are on collision course to decide the second qualifier.
Invincible and Wembley lead the charge in Zone Two with four points each after two games. Savannah are next with three points, but only have one remaining encounter. Two other teams, Top Halse Hall and Harmons, have one point each, but they have two matches in hand.
New Bowens are clear leaders in Zone Three and are unbeaten with six points from two games. Next is Top Hill with three points, but they have only completed one of their three scheduled games. Napoli, which won their midweek encounter 2-0 against Hunts Pen, are already sure of qualification from Zone Four, having mined six points from two games. Port, with four points, can still advance if they avoid defeat in their final game.
Two matches will be hosted today at Wembley Excellence Centre. Savannah will be up against Invincible at 2 p.m., while Top Hill play Sunset at 4 p.m. Tomorrow's two games will be hosted at Harmons. Top Halse Hall will play Harmons at 2 p.m., while the final game sees South Manchester battling Hunts Pen.
Manchester teams receive kudos
Despite failing to reach the semi-finals of the Jamalco-dominated Clarendon Netball Association (CNA) Senior League for the first time in four years, invited Manchester netball teams in the just concluded Juici-Patties Senior and Junior League performed creditably.
Knox High produced their best finish in a major netball tournament after copping second in the Junior League. The Spalding based Knox led 15-13 in the junior final against experienced campaigners Denbigh High, but wilted in the hot conditions of the Clarendon Park hardcourts to eventually lose 32-24.
Earlier, Team R from Royal Flat won the day's rally featuring all the teams which had failed to reach the semi-finals. Team R also copped more glory for Manchester when they were declared the most disciplined team, for which they won $20,000. Another Manchester team, Ridgemount, were third in the final rally.
Old England advance in Top Notch Summer League
An Orane Richards second half strike gave the Manchester Division One champions, Old England FC, a 1-0 victory over Mandeville United to advance in the Top Notch Summer League. In other matches played last weekend, the star-studded Starliner FC team were held to a 0-0 draw by lesser fancied Broken Hurst, while Manchester All Stars recorded a 1-0 win over Central United.
In a top of the table clash, Richards scored from a free-kick in the 70th minute. With this win, Old England FC finished on top of the Group B on seven points. Despite the loss, Mandeville United advanced to the second round after finishing on six points. These results mean that new champions will be created as the defending champion Albion United have only one point, making their final game against Heathfield merely of academic interest.
The league continues with three games tomorrow:- Patrick Town FC vs Sinclair Avenue FC, Sunset Strikers vs Team STVET and Albion United vs Heathfield YC.