In your neighbourhood Captain's Bakery St Mary Major League
The first leg semi-finals of the St Mary FA Captain's Bakery Major League will be played tomorrow at Clembhard's Park Sports Complex in Port Maria tomorrow afternoon. Four Five Eleven topped the preliminary rounds with 31 points. They were followed by Galina (25), Axum (25) and Albany (21). 1:30: Galina vs Axum; 3:30: Four Five Eleven vs Albany.
Coore, Chai Chong emerge winners
Monday night's leg of the Horace Payne, Trophy turned out to be a Jamaica farewell for Tony and Nanette Roberts and a full house turned out to make it a special night. For many years Tony was a Jamaica Bridge Association tournament director, and his distinctive voice and style ensured discipline was the watchword in every event he controlled. The tournament winners Dr Michael Coore and Wayne Chai Chong helped to distinguish the evening with an outstanding round (63.78%), comfortably breaking the coveted 60% barrier. Raymond Knight and Norma Tavares (58.73%) was second with the vintage pairing of Herbie Gauntlett and Maurice Clarke (53.85%) third.
But, incredibly, this was eclipsed in Wednesday night's leg of the David Levy Trophy by the first two home. The in form Michael Coore (two wins and a second in his last three events) and Valerie Marshall posted a brilliant 66.67%, but it was only good enough for second place behind veterans Calvin Wong and Charles Williams' ultra brilliant 69.44%.
Meanwhile, Saturday's monthly handicap tournament was won by Winston Chin You and Audley Astwood (56.77%) from Carol and Michael Coore (53.75%) with Rex James and Judy Ziadie (51.56%) third.
Eagle View on top in Portmore domino
Leaders Eagle View all but topped the Division I fixture in the Portmore/St. Catherine domino league last Sunday when they clipped Caribbean Classic 300-298 in a thrilling top-of-the-table 20th round clash at Portmore Lane.
Despite playing away, Eagle View found themselves in the lead for most of the way, but Caribbean Classic rallied strongly in the second half, forcing the match into an exciting countdown.
In other Division I matches, defending champions Fort International beat ISCF 300-291, Ackee Pod whipped Eradication 300-261, Masterpiece clipped Right Stuff 300-297 in a countdown, Hurricane stopped Village Link 300-289 and Prozz and Conzz pipped North Street United 300-299 in an exciting countdown.
In Division II, Ken's Wildflower defeated Black Rooster 300-291, and Seamaster stopped home team Marlie Mount 300-283 in two rescheduled matches.
The Division II quarter-finals will be played tomorrow at neutral venues.
Colours Sports Club, runaway winners of the preliminary round, will oppose Caymanas Track Domino Club at Portmore Lane, Ken's Wildflower vs Marlie Mount at McCook's Pen, Black Rooster vs Triple X Old Harbour at Lime Tree and Seamaster vs Lime Tree at Marlie Mount.
Morgan, Bonner score BH centuries
Wayne Morgan (135) and national player Nkrumah Bonner (117 not out) scored centuries for opposing teams in the opening round of the Business House Reggae Jammin 50-over cricket league at Jacisera Park last Sunday.
Bonner's team, newcomers OCS Electrical, defeated Morgan's team, many-time champions Jamaica Broilers by seven wickets. Jamaica Broilers 235 for eight off 45 overs - Morgan who also plays for St. Catherine in the Super league competition, cracked 135 against Oneil Dunn 2-33 and former Jamaica youth player Wayne Billings 2-48. OCS Electrical 241 for four off 44.2 overs - Bonner 117 not out, Damion Foster 61, Kemar Cox 33.
AT CHALMERS AVENUE: Defending champions LIME 284 for nine (Damion Jacobs 67, Delbert Gayle 52 not out, Omar Allison 52; Chris Senior 4-52) defeated NWC 140 for nine (Durant Whyte 45, Senior 43; Chris Lamont 3-18, Yannick Elliott 2-8) by 144 runs.
AT JAMALCO: Newcomers National Housing Trust beat Jamalco by 42 runs. NHT 156 for from 28 overs - Okeeno Haughton 44, Ryan Campbell 41; Devon Gordon 3-31, Collis Johnson 3-40. Jamalco 144 for nine (Calvert Whittick 30, national player Bevan Brown 3-47, Campbell 4 for 19.
AT KENSINGTON PARK: Digicel 271 for nine (Sadique Bolt 70, Jowayne Robinson 68, Raymond Francis 2-40) beat JUTC 150 (Owen Cross 39; Hanif Palmer 4-29) by 121 runs.
AT JAMAICA COLLEGE: Continental Baking Company 191 (Roland Henry 84; Ainsworth Clacken 3-57) defeated Sagicor Life 180 (Ian Dewar 63; Kenny Isaacs 4-26) by 11 runs.
Matches for tomorrow's second round are Jamaica Broilers vs Continental Baking Company at Spring Village, Sagicor vs Digicel at Chalmers Avenue, JUTC vs LIME at Jose Marti and NWC vs Jamalco at Mona. All matches start at 10 a.m.
Wanderers qualify for Major League
Portmore's Wanderers qualified for the St Catherine FA Major League next season after defeating sunshine city rivals, Waterford 2-0 on Thursday, at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.
St Catherine Division one finalists, McCook's Pen and Royal Lakes by virtue of reaching the trophy game automatically qualify for the Major League.
The extra spot became available, after one of the Major League teams, Arlington, withdrew from the competition, during the early part of the season.
Portmore bow into action
Newcomers Portmore United bow into action against Watson Grove this afternoon, in the Senator Arthur Williams-sponsored Portmore Under 15 League, at 1:00 o'clock in the opening game of a scheduled double-header, at Passagefort football field. In the second game at the venue, at 3 p.m., Clifton and Hellshire United square off. In games played last Saturday, defending champions Cumberland dismissed Passagefort United 3-0 while Westport clipped Greater Portmore 1-0.
Interesting battles on in church cricket
Two interesting battles are scheduled today in the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty/20 Church cricket league, as Power of Faith International (formerly Power of Faith Development team), battle Zone Two early leaders Old Harbour New Testament in a match-up at 9:30 a.m. Old Harbour are full of confidence after easily dismissing Miracle Open Bible by nine wickets last Sunday. In the feature match at 1:30 p.m. defending champions Power of Faith Seniors, take on old rivals, Braeton New Testament. Braeton have never beaten Power of Faith Seniors in the three years the league has been in existence.
Christian Pen, Racing on collision course
If the form book holds, then Christian Pen and Racing United should be playing in next Sunday's first leg final of the E-Services sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League.
Both teams hold advantages heading into the second leg semi-final games which will be played at the Ferdie Neita Park, in Braeton. Christian Pen will take a 2-0 lead over rivals Watson Grove in the 1 p.m. game, before top ranked Racing United will try to maintain their 2-1 advantage over Westport in the second match at 3 p.m. The games were scheduled for last Sunday, but postponed due to the unavailability of the Ferdie Neita Park.
Pattex Cup skittles quarter-finals for St Ann
The Pattex Cup skittles quarter-final matches, along with the last eight in the singles will be played at the Zorro Skittles Club in St Ann's Bay tomorrow starting at noon.
Last Sunday, Eagles topped Zone I of the competition following a 7-4 win over the high-riding Eastern All-Stars in their top-of-the-table clash at Bejon's Sports Bar, Hughenden Plaza.
Eagles finished the preliminary round fixture with 128 points, followed by Eastern 124, Starliner 84 and Mystix 63.
In Zone B, Mister C from Spanish Town topped the standings with 98 points, followed by Willies Strikers 82, Portmore's The Dip and House Of Peace, 73 each.
Tomorrow's quarter final matches are Eagles vs The Dip and Starliner vs Willies Strikers, both at noon, followed by Eastern All-Stars vs House of Peace and Mister C vs Mystix, both at 4:00 p.m. All semi-finals will be played at Eastern All-Stars Skittles Club, next Sunday, May 9.