In your neighbourhood: Business House cricket presentation
The 72nd annual awards banquet of the Business House cricket board will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Ruthven Road tonight, starting at 8:00.
LIME won the board's major competition, the Reggae Jammin 50-over league, beating Jamaica Broilers in the final at Kensington Park some weeks ago, thanks to an attacking innings of 121 not out by national player Horace Miller.
Jamaica Broilers, however, won the remaining competitions - the Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO, the Digicel 20/20 final and the St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Partners 35-over KO final, while National Water Commission won the Hermon Spoerri double wicket competition for the second straight year.
Action bowls off tomorrow in the Clarendon Cricket Association's, '40 overs for $40,000' competition with six matches.
The competition will be played in two zones with seven teams each. The semi-finals are set for April 18 and the final for April 25.
The matches on are, Campden vs Ebony Park at Campden, Longville Park vs Fairburn at Longville; Treadlight vs Sevens Heights at Treadlight; Bring Back The Love vs Bushy Park at Bushy Park; Portland Cottage vs Wood Hall at Portland Cottage and Four Paths vs Mineral Heights at Four Paths. Twin Palms and Sandy Bay received byes.
Wolmer's in front
Many-time national schools' volleyball champions, Wolmer's Girls, wasted little time in getting by the previously unbeaten Camperdown High in straight sets,recently.
Wolmer's Girls won 30-10 and 30-20 to maintain their unbeaten run in the competition. Wolmer's captain Kayan Farr had 10 service aces while outside hitters Sheneile Grant and Samantha Currier had 10 kills each, along with middle blocker Kareena Pinnock who had four blocks.
Wolmer's are now on 21 points, and are in pursuit of a 16th national title.
Meanwhile, Meadowbrook High lost to St Andrew High in three sets - 29-31, 30-15, 15-11.
High school table tennis
Five matches were decided on Wednesday as the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association's Table Tennis competition continued. In two under-19 boys' matches Wolmer's blanked Cumberland 5-0 and St Jago drubbed Hillel 4-1; Hillel, however, edged St Jago 3-2 in the boys' under-16 game. In two girls' under-16 matches, Ardenne blanked Hillel 3-0 and Wolmer's won by default from Gaynstead.
St Jago, coached by Konata Beluchi, moved to joint first-place in Group 1 under-19 boys with their victory, and are tied on eight points with reigning urban champions, Calabar. They are followed by Hillel with five points and Gaynstead on three.
Former national champions, Wolmer's Boys, who are coached by Fuarnado Roberts, extended their lead atop Group 2. They are now on 10 points, two ahead of Ardenne. Kingston College are next on seven and Cumberland five.
The top two finishers from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.
In boys under-16 Group 1, Hillel (coached by Peter Daley) and St Jago lead the standings with nine points each, ahead of last year's beaten finalists, Campion, on eight points, Calabar are on seven and Gaynstead three. The top three finishers will advance to semi-finals.
Ardenne, coached by Sandra Riettie, widened their lead in the standings in girls' under-16 with this win, moving to 13 points and are followed by Campion on nine, Wolmer's eight, Hillel six and Gaynstead, two. The top four finishers will contest the semi-finals.
It is a case of top versus bottom, as mid-season champs and leaders Racing United (22) challenge last place Hellshire United (five), in the opening game of a double-header in the 10th round of the E-Services-sponsored Portmore Division Two football League, at the Hellshire football field, tomorrow, match time is 1 p.m.
Racing, with a league-leading seven wins this season, are highly favoured to beat Hellshire who have struggled in this year's league. In the feature at the venue at 3 p.m., fifth-place Hamilton Gardens (10) take on sixth-place, Daytona (seven). In other games, second-place, Christian Pen (19), tackle second from bottom Braeton (seven), in the opener, at the Watson Grove football field, while at 3 p.m. third-place Watson Grove (16) square off with fourth-place Westport (12), at the same venue.
Cumberland, Wanderers in super clash
Joint leaders on points Cumberland (13) and third-place Wanderers (12) meet in today's super clash of the sixth round of the Colin Fagan-sponsored Leander Marshall/Portmore U-13 Football League triple header at the Passagefort playing field. Match time is 4 p.m. In the first game at the venue, Daytona (six) tackle Waterford (seven), while the second match pit co-leaders Passagefort United (13) against Arlington (four).
Last Saturday's fifth round was thrown into turmoil, as only two of the four matches were played. Passagefort defeated Waterford 2-0, and Arlington won 3-2 to register their first victory of the season. Portsmouth who were down to face Wanderers and Ascot, scheduled to oppose Cumberland, were no shows.
There were two notable upsets in the 12th round of the Portmore/St Catherine Domino League (Division One) last Sunday, as defending champions Fort International went under to North Street United and joint leaders Eagle View were beaten by Village Link.
North Street United defeated Fort International 300-284 in a home match in Old Harbour, while Village Link beat Eagle View by the same scoreline at Garveymeade Sports Club.
In other Division I matches played last Sunday, Caribbean Classic regained sole leadership after putting away ISCF 300-261 in a home match at Portmore Lane; home team Hurricane stopped Masterpiece 300-293 in a countdown at Dunbeholden; while Ackee Pod defeated Prozz and Conzz 300-275, in Old Harbour.
The match between Eradication and Right Stuff was postponed due to a funeral.
Caribbean Classic lead the standings with 41 points from 12 matches, followed by Eagle View with 38 from 12, Fort International 34 from 12 and Eradication 29 from 12.
In Division II, the competition's only unbeaten team, Colours Sports Club, from Port Henderson Plaza, made it eleven in a row with a 300-266 win over Seamaster, in Old Harbour Bay.
Colours lead with maximum 44 points from 11 matches, followed by Black Rooster with 34 from 11 matches and Ken's Wildflower with 30 points from 11.
Black Rooster defeated Marlie Mount 300-264, Ken's Wildflower beat Lime Tree Grove 300-290 in a countdown at Portmore Plaza, Caymanas Track Limited beat Westchester 300-264, while Triple X Old Harbour got by Correctional Services 300-284, in Old Harbour.
Portsmouth, Dunbeholden clash
Leaders Portsmouth (30) will entertain rivals and joint second place team, Dunbeholden (22), in the feature match in the Captain's Bakery St Catherine Major football League today, at the Portsmouth football field at 3 p.m.
With three games left, Portsmouth only need a point from this game to advance to the semi-finals. Portsmouth, the mid-season champions, are expected to chalk up their 10th win of the season.
In other games, Black Lions (22) should be alone in second place as they are favoured to get the better of relegation-bound Rodwood. Meanwhile, Cumberland (20) tackle desperate DB Basovak, which have lost two games in a row.