In Your Neighbourhood
The Gleaner clip Carib Cement in BH domino
Last year's knockout champions, The Gleaner, made a winning start in Division One of the 2016 Wray & Nephew Business House domino league, clipping Carib Cement 94-92 in a closely contested match at The Gleaner Sports Club, 7 North Street, on Friday, April 29.
It was a ding-dong affair between both teams in the first half, but The Gleaner pulled away towards the end to lead 51-45 at half-time.
After the interval, The Gleaner maintained their lead for a while, but Cement Company fought back strongly to lead 76-75. Thereafter, it was anybody's game, but The Gleaner players were more determined and squeezed home by two points in the closing stages. The top pair for the winners was Earl 'Maro' Morrison and Omar McCurdy.
The Gleaner will next play defending league champions Kingston Wharves at The Gleaner Sports Club.
Church cricket final showdown today
The curtains will come down on the 2016 season of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 church cricket league with its final showdown between Power of Faith Development and Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) at the Bridgeport Sports ground in Portmore, St Catherine, today at 2 p.m. The teams are vying for the Dr Delford Davis Trophy.
Meanwhile, today's activities should pull a fair-sized crowd as there will also be an over-50 cricket match for veteran players.
Meanwhile, PFM Development won the eliminator match two against Faith Temple New Testament at Bridgeport. PFM Development, which won the toss and batted first, made 207-5, with a top score of 105 from Demar Johnson, while Aaron Daley hit 28. The leading wicket-taker, Simon Clarke, took 2-14 from four overs. In reply, Faith Temple were blown away for 47 in 12.3 overs, with the top score being nine from Burford Sangster. Jerome Heroin ripped through the Faith Temple batting, claiming 5 -13 in four overs and Aaron Daley 3-8 in 3.3 overs, thus giving PFM Development victory by 160 runs.
Big one-day domino tournament on today at JC
The Wulin Domino Kings one-day pairs tournament is on today at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, starting at 9 a.m.
The high-tech tourney offers a first prize of $350,000 and championship ring; $150,000 to the pair finishing second; and $75,000 for third. Entry fee is $4,000. It will run until 9 p.m. and many of the top players in town and the country are expected to participate.
Edgewater win third game
Defending champions Edgewater FC won their third game of the season in the St Catherine FA Under-13 football league last Sunday when they easily defeated Westchester 4-0.
They now have 10 points from four games, the same as Portmore United, who outshot East Portmore Portals 3-2. The latter have a superior goal difference.
In other games, Royal Lakes were held 0-0 by Daytona; Central Linx flexed their muscles as they hammered minnows Tredegar Park 6-0; Windsor Lion defeated Angels United 3-1; and De La Vega City beat Rivoli United 2-0. Action in the league continues today.
Business House football rally today
The Business House five-a-side one-day football rally takes place today at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona, starting at 8 a.m.
There are 25 participating teams, including defending champions Carib Cement. The teams will vie for the Butterkist Trophy in the Seprod-sponsored rally.
St George's top Holy Trinity in exciting lacrosse final
St George's College won their second lacrosse title of the season as they topped arch-rivals Holy Trinity 9-8 in a pulsating high school final for the North Street Cup at St George's College recently.
Kingston College turned the tables on Wolmer's Boys in the North Street Cup third-place game, taking home the bronze medal.
The game of lacrosse comes with a frenetic pace and the youngsters have accepted the sport as their own.
Spit Fyah regain lead
Favourites Spit Fyah regained their slim lead over Spring Village as they beat Felluchie Strikers 300-288 in the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/St Catherine City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union League last Sunday.
Spit Fyah amassed 53 points from 14 games, one point ahead of Spring Village (52 points), who were idle last week.
In other games, seventh-place Eradication (33 points) went down 300-289 to Passagefort United; fifth-place Right Stuff defeated Fort International (46 points) 300-297 in a countdown; and Correctional Services beat Highlight Strikers 300-203.
Games on tomorrow (home teams named first): Masterpiece vs Waterhouse United, Naggo Head vs Highlight Strikers, Correctional Services vs Felluchie Strikers, Soursop Tree vs Garveymeade, Eradication vs Chedwin Strikers, Spit Fyah vs Ken's Wildflower, Spring Village vs Right Stuff, Fort International vs Passagefort United, and Unity Strikers vs Memory Lane.