LIME and Sagicor will contest the Business House Cricket Board's Twenty20 cricket final following easy wins last Sunday in semi-final action at Chalmers Avenue.
In the first match LIME, with a number of national players at their disposal, defeated defending league champions National Housing Trust (NHT) by 21 runs.
Batting first, LIME made 138 for seven off their 20 overs - Marvin Lobban 57, Omar Allison 28, national player Yannick Elliott 16; with Frederick Hermitt claiming 2-28.
In reply, NHT struggled to 117 for seven off their 20 overs. West Indies all-rounder Nkrumah Bonner led the way with a half-century (51), while Lowayne Smalling chipped in with 22; Elliott took 2-17 and Damion Jacobs 2-22.
In the second match later in the afternoon, Sagicor defeated National Water Commission (NWC) by five wickets.
NWC 111 all out in exactly 20 overs - Fabian Forbes 23, Duran Whyte and Chris Senior 20 each; Pail Harrison and Ralston Nelson taking three wickets each. Sagicor replied with 114 for six off 18 overs - Kemar Marshall 57, Oneil Weir 15, Harrison 14; Senior 3-11.
The final will be played at Chalmers Avenue on Sunday, October 7.
The annual Hemon Spoerri double wicket cricket competition for Business House teams will be played tomorrow at Red Stripe Oval, Spanish Town Road, starting at 10 a.m.
Eleven teams will be vying for top honours, including defending champions Jamalco, for a first prize of $10,000.
Cash incentives will be offered for highest score, most sixes, best batting performance, best bowling performance, most catches, etc. The day's activities will be sponsored by Red Stripe.
The Hermon Spoerri double wicket competition, in honour of the late president of the Henriques Cup Cricket Board, has been running for close to 40 years.
Defending champions Petrojam won Division One of the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition at Emmet Park - for the third consecutive year - last Saturday when they defeated 2009 champions Scotiabank 4-2 on penalty kicks in the final.
In the Division Two final, NCB defeated GraceKennedy 3-1 with goals from Dellon Dixon (2) and George Clarke.
Both teams went goalless in regulation and extra time in the Division One final before it came down to the penalty shootout. Petrojam, with this victory, completed the double.
Petrojam, coached by Raymond Quallo, duly completed the triple, having won the KO final against Wisynco a week earlier, then swamping NCB 7-2 in the Challenge Cup at Barbican on Thursday afternoon, thanks to a hat-trick from Kimarlea Brissett.
PFM, Waltham Park on collision course
Fans are already predicting a Power of Faith, Waltham Park New Testament final for the Power of Faith Ministry church netball league.
However, the two top teams will have to wait for that matchup as both have semi-final games they have to win for that to happen.
The semi-final action today at the PFM Sports Complex at Lot 10C, Portmore Town Centre, pits Power of Faith against Cedar Grove Baptist at 1 p.m., while at 2:30 p.m. Waltham Park New Testament battle Lighthouse Assembly.
Lighthouse claimed the fourth and final semi-final spot last Saturday, as they edged Holiness Apostolic 21-19 in a keenly contested match. But Lighthouse are up against a formidable opponent in Waltham Park in their semi-final encounter and any slip-up could see them suffer defeat.
Marine Park's netball team chalked up their sixth win in as many matches, after they defeated Hellshire 29-26 in a St Catherine Netball Association League match at Ascot High School last Sunday.
Hellshire had a dreadful start to the game and trailed 1-7 after the first quarter and struggled to keep pace with the more consistent Marine Park. Hellshire tried desperately to cut the gap, but fell short at the end.
The win saw Marine Park progress to 18 points from six matches and to top their group. In other games, Friendship won their seventh game in a row after they dismissed Homestead 28-19; Job Lane 'A' stopped Genesis 22-8, while Queens Park edged Westchester 'B' 24-21. The competition continues tomorrow with a full slate of games.
Defending champions Parkway, currently third in Zone B on three points, will not be in a pleasant mood as they face off against newcomers and bottom club Mashway (one point) in the feature match of a double-header, in the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League football match at the Waterford playing field tomorrow, starting at 4 p.m.
Parkway suffered an upset 1-0 defeat by Wigton last Sunday, via a goal by Adrian Evans, and will come with a no-nonsense attitude against their opponents, as a loss would surely place them out of the semi-finals.
In another game, Zone A strugglers Little America and Harmons will be gunning for their first points of the season when they play the opening game at the venue at 2 p.m.
The Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League is wide open after former unbeaten team, Westchester Rudiz, tasted defeat for the first time in five matches, when they went down 250-221 to defending champs Passagefort United at Westchester last Sunday.
Despite the loss, Westchester clung on to the lead jointly with Waterford United on 16 points each from five matches. The leaders are trailed by Passagefort (13) and Ken's Wildflower (12).
In other games last Sunday, Waterford defeated Portmore Gardens All Stars 250-218, Rising Sun clipped Portsmouth United 250-243, and Ken's Wildflower rushed past Garveymeade 250-216. The competition takes a one-week break and resumes on Sunday, September 23.
Host Manchester High landed both the senior and junior titles at the ISSA All-Schools' rural one-day netball rally in Mandeville on Thursday.
In games played for a duration of six minutes and typifying the newly developed FastNet style of the world game, Manchester won both finals against parishioners Holmwood Technical. In the seniors they won 5-4 and in the juniors prevailed 6-4.
Earlier, Manchester won their senior group, defeating Knox College, Bellefield and Cross Keys. In the juniors they won against Edwin Allen, Winston Jones High, Knox College and Bellefield.
En route to the final in both categories, they secured knockout wins against Foga Road High and St Catherine.
Three hat-tricks were scored in last weekend's quarter-finals of the Peter Bunting Central Manchester Constituency football competition.
Irwin Elliott scored three goals in Porus' big 6-1 demolition of Heartease. They have now stretched their unbeaten run to six matches while scoring 27 goals and conceding four.
Two hat-tricks were scored in the exciting contest between Hanbury and Old England. Trackeel Wilson scored his hat-trick to lead Hanbury to a 4-3 win. Julain Bell scored all three of Old England's goals.
Blue Mountain got the better of Settlement 2-1, while Mandeville Police secured the final semi-final spot with a 2-1 extra-time win over Inverness. All three goals came in extra time after a 0-0 regulation scoreline.
The semi-finals will be hosted tomorrow at Hanbury. At 1:30, Mandeville Police tackle Blue Mountain, while in the feature at 3:30 host Hanbury take on favourites Porus.
The semi-finals of the Tait's Pharmacy-sponsored Clarendon Business House league will be played tomorrow morning at Mineral Heights Sports Complex. Kick-off time is 7 a.m.
Zone A winners Farmers are pitted against Zone B runners-up Chef's Restaurant, while Young's Sports, the Zone B winners, take on Zone A's second-place qualifier Epic Hardware.
In last week's final set of preliminary matches Chef's brushed aside Parkview 3-0 to secure the final semi-final spot. Their victory also means that a new champion will be crowned this season as Juici Patties were displaced as the second-place qualifier from Zone B.
All four semi-finalists are unbeaten so far.
Legendary and G-Strikers earned the right to contest the inaugural final of the Peter Bunting Central Manchester netball league.
These finals are scheduled for September 30 at the Comfort Community Centre to coincide with the playing of the finals for cricket and football competitions.
In the first semi-final hosted at Blue Mountain Community Centre, G-Strikers, winners of the Mandeville Division, easily won against Purple Strikers 31-9.
Legendary secured their spot with a 30-15 win against Mandeville Police team. They led 13-9 at half-time.