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In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica Scorpions’ Renaud Leverage is bowled by Kemar Roach (out of picture) of Barbados Pride during the Regional Four-day match against Barbados Pride at Sabina Park last Sunday. The match ended in a draw.
Roxanne Brown (left), brand manager, Charles Chocolates, greets KSAFA president, Ambassador A.B. ‘Stewart’ Stephenson, ahead of the press launch for the Magnum/KSAFA 2016/17 Super and Major League on Tuesday. Looking on is Dalkeith Dawkins, sales and distribution manager, Confectionery & Snacks (Ja) Ltd. Charles Chocolates, through its ‘Bobbie’ brand, has signed on as an associate sponsor of the Magnum/KSAFA 2016/17 Super and Major League, after being a part of last year’s season with its promotional team.


Richards shines



in Street Gun Championship


The previously unranked Darren Richards produced the most surprising result, finishing an amazing second at the third and final leg of the National Street Gun Championship at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club's Lincoln Range last weekend.

Club president and its highest ranked shooter, Orville Henriques predictably won the tournament, making a complete sweep of the series which began in April.

Richards shot 81 per cent, three better than female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who secured third place.

Evan Grant continued his good showing at Street Gun matches, copping fourth at 68 per cent, a performance which relegated more established teammates like Thomas Jones, Ellsworth Dixon and Owen Campbell.

The Street Gun Championship forces shooters to use their regular carry-on firearms without the usual rigs which come with international competition.


Ricam, Hillstars in Manchester KO final


Defending champions Ricam Academy and Hillstars earned the right to contest the 2016 final of the Brumalia House/MFA knockout competition, following similar wins in the semi-finals at Kirkvine Sports Complex earlier this week.

Ricam Academy were 2-1 winners over Mile Gully FC while Hillstars defeated Downs by the identical score.

Ricam's win was set up by Romario Rochester's brace in the third and 94th minutes. The lone scorer for Mile Gully FC was Alex Cummings in the 13th minute.

The final will be contested next weekend.


Manchester shooters dominate 'Fast



and Furious'


Shooters from the Mandeville-based Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club dominated last weekend's Woodleigh Range Fast and Furious match in Clarendon.

The Manchester shooters secured five places in the top 10. In the absence of Jamaica's top local-based shooter Ronald Brown Jr, Orville 'Reds' Henriques shot his way to the top spot in the marquee Standard Division ahead of Greg Henry and David Lazarus.

Henriques' teammate at the MRPC, Owen Campbell, was a creditable fourth place ahead of internationally ranked Master Class shooter Patrick Evelyn.

Mandeville-based shooters then claimed spots six to eight. Ellsworth Dixon was sixth, Thomas Jones (seventh) and Evan Grant eighth.

Fast and Furious tournament is held annually at Woodleigh and is the premier local competition where speed takes the spotlight.


Mt St Joseph,



Belair top Howie



Chin Prep leagues


New champions were crowned in both the male and female divisions of the Brumalia House-sponsored Howie Chin/MFA Prep School League.

In the female category, Belair turned the tables on defending champions Mount Saint Joseph, with a single goal from the boots of Anniyah Fullerton in the 21st minute of play.

The male category also crowned new champions when Mount Saint Joseph defeated Belair 3-1. Brian Barnes scored twice for the new champions in the 17th and 35th minutes. Tarique Whitely had earlier scored in the 22nd minute for a 2-0 half-time lead.

Belair's consolation goal was scored by Domonic Murray in the 38th minute, which cut the deficit to 2-1.


Peter Bunting Football semis tomorrow


The semi-finals of the Peter Bunting Football league will be hosted tomorrow at the Hanbury Community Field, which is situated along Winston Jones Highway.

In the first set of quarter-finals played at the Blue Mountain community centre, Georges Valley defeated Royal Flat 2-1 while Hanbury blew out neighbours Kendal 3-0.

In the second set of quarterfinals hosted at Hanbury, Inverness outscored Blue Mountain 3-2 on penalties after both had finished 0-0 after regulation and extra time. The final game saw Porus edging Old England 1-0.

Tomorrow's semi-finals begin at 12:30 with Georges Valley facing Porus. The second game is scheduled for 2:30 featuring the hosts against Inverness.


Holmwood lead Manchester's charge in ISSA Netball


Manchester-based teams had mixed results on the final day of competition in the ISSA netball competition on Thursday at G.C. Foster College.

Holmwood salvaged the only title, gaining the Junior competition 28-18 over Denbigh.

Manchester, who upstaged Holmwood in the semi-finals of the senior competition earlier in the week, lost 37-35 to new champions Denbigh High in the rural final.

However, both Holmwood and Manchester won the third places in the respective play-offs against Knox and St Thomas.





Naggo Head final


Bridgeport and Naggo Head overcame tough semi-final games to book their spots in the final of the INSPORT Portmore Primary Football League scheduled for Tuesday, December 6. Both games went into extra time. In the first game, Naggo Head knocked off defending champions Waterford 2-1 in extra time after both teams were locked 1-1 after full time.

Denardo Golding scored a penalty and Jamarli Brivette got the other goal to seal Naggo Head's win.

Bridgeport beat Portsmouth 4-2 on penalties to seal their place after a 2-2 scoreline after regulation and extra time. Jahlani Williams and Omario Thompson scored in regulation time for Bridgeport, while Jahiem Wray, Shakeem Wilson, Jahiem Mclean and Jordanne McDowell netted Bridgeport kicks in the penalty shoot-out. The final will be played at the Portsmouth playing field.


MP Colin Fagan Domino League semis on tomorrow


Defending champions Passagefort United will start favourites to beat Garveymeade in one of two semi-final games tomorrow in the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament at Gems Bar, Waterford.

Top seeds Passagefort have a psychological edge as they beat Garveymeade 250-234 in the last preliminary-round game.

In the other semi-final, Cumberland take on Ken's Wildflower at Garveymeade Sports Club ground.


COK sponsors Portmore/



St Catherine



Domino League


The City of Kingston (COK) Cooperative Credit Union has been confirmed as part sponsors of the upcoming Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/ St Catherine Domino League.

Registration for the competition will close on Monday, December 12, and the league will be launched on Sunday, December 18 at Garveymeade Sports Club. Registration is $6,500 per team and $350 per player.


Waterford Primary squeeze into





Waterford Primary squeezed out a 9-8 win over Gregory Park in the final preliminary-round games to clinch the fourth and final semi-final spot for the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Friday.

Waterford will, however, face an uphill task as they face two-time defending champions Portsmouth in the feature semi-final game at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5. Portsmouth warmed up for their semi-final game by whipping Belmont Park Primary 22-4.

Naggo Head will face Ascot Primary in the opening semi-final match at 10 a.m. Both games will be played at Waterford Primary School.