Former champions LIME defeated Sagicor by 108 runs in the first semi-final of the Business House Reggae Jammin 50-over Cricket League at Chalmers Avenue last Sunday to advance to the final.
Batting first, LIME, with a number of national players in their line-up, made 213 all out in exactly 50 overs - André McCarthy 59, Ryan Francis 42, Yannick Elliott 32; Oneil Weir 3-33, Paul Harrison 2-34, Dwayne Ewart 2-40.
Sagicor, in reply, were bowled out for 105 off 33.2 overs - Kemar Marshall getting 37, Harrison 16, Weir 15, Francis 4-30, Carlos Green 2-17, Elliott 2-32.
LIME now await the winner of of the second semi-final between Jamalco and former champions Jamaica Broilers.
Meanwhile, the final of the Best Dressed Chicken KO 30-over competition takes place tomorrow with Jamalco vs LIME at Jamalco, starting at 10 a.m.
The Gleaner ended their preliminary-round fixture in Division Two of the 3-on-3 Business House Basketball Competition at the Stadium Courts on Wednesday with a 29-8 drubbing of Aerotel.
The Gleaner, who will now advance to the playoffs, are unbeaten in 19 matches this season. Despite playing without one of their top players, Keneil Allen, who was out with a groin injury, The Gleaner made short work of their opponents, with last season's MVP, Omar Wolfe, scoring a game-high 10 points.
He was supported by Brent Gordon and Theo Johnson with seven and five points, respectively.
On Monday, Wolfe and Allen dominated the boards in their penultimate match against ICD. The Gleaner defeated their opponents 37-30.
Defending champions Scotiabank Group crushed PanCaribbean/Sagicor 7-1 in their opening-round match in the Norman Goodison Inter-Bank Football League at the Old Men's Hockey feld, Mona, last Sunday.
Scotia's win was spearheaded by a hat-trick from Anthony Greenland and a brace from Jermaine Gardener.
In the second match at the Old Men's Hockey field, CIDC/FCID clipped JMMB 2-1.
Meanwhile, at the NWC playing field in Mona, Richard Forest scored twice as JNBS defeated RBC Royal Bank 2-0. And NCB blanked BOJ 3-0 in the second match, thanks to goals from Dellon Dixon, George Clarke and Dwayne Salmon.
The competition continues tomorrow with three matches, two at Emmet Park and the other at the NWC playing field. Scotia are up against JMMB at Emmet Park, starting at 4 p.m.
Teams from the Jamaica Skittles Federation will journey to Lluidas Vale in St Catherine tomorrow for a fun day of skittles, among other things.
The action starts at 2 p.m. with a five-a-side competition involving all teams, including the recent Wray & Nephew White Overproof champions, Rowe's Strikers.
Many-time champions Scotiabank Group notched their seventh win from as many matches in the Business House Netball Association's Senior League on Tuesday at Stadium Courts, whipping Jamaica Broilers 78-37.
Goal shooter and former national player Marsha Murphy scored 53 points for Scotia, supported by another former national player, Naudia Brown, with 21 points.
On the same afternoon, former champions General Accident easily got by GraceKennedy for their sixth win from seven matches, thanks to Margaret Byfield-Lawrence's 29 points.
General Accident's only defeat came against arch-rivals Scotiabank. Both will meet for the second time on Tuesday at the Stadium Courts, but with 21 and 18 points, respectively, they are assured of reaching the final.
Colours International made it two straight wins in Zone B as they defeated Greater Portmore by six wickets during the second week of the Wray & Nephew-sponsored T20 Club Cricket Championship last Sunday.
Greater Portmore first made 161/5 (20) as Aaron Daley hit 47 and Oneil Wright made 35 against the bowling of Shane Brooks, who took 3-26. Colours International replied with 162/4 (19.1). Aaron Johnson top-scored with 73 (42 balls, two fours, five sixes), Shane Brooks hit 56, Adrian Morris bagged 3-21 for Greater Portmore.
G.C. Foster, who are tied at the top of Zone B on points with Colours, defeated Belmont by two wickets. Colours, however, have a superior net run rate.
Scores: Belmont 120 all out (17); Oshane Wilson 52, Dwayne Guthrie 32; Wayne Morgan 3-24, Shawn Headlam 2-16. G.C. Foster 121/8 (17.5), Wayne Morgan 52, Gavin Wallace 25; Marklon Guy 2-17.
André Bryce was the star player for Portmore Pines. Bryce, with a shot-filled 97 runs off 53 balls, including nine fours and six sixes, led Portmore Pines to a massive 161-run win over Gregory Park in the first match of a double-header at the Portsmouth ground. Bryce then came back to help bowl out Gregory Park for a paltry 46, with figures of 7-3.
Meanwhile, the home team didn't fare well as Portsmouth CC were beaten by two wickets by Washington CC in one of the upsets of the early-season action.
Scores: Portsmouth 92 all out (18); Delbert Gayle 23, Rushane Green 3-12, Shane Campbell 2-14, Doran McLeod 2-1). Washington 93/8 (14.2) Adrian Bartley 26, Deneil Griffiths 5-11.
In other games, Bridgeview clobbered Christian Pen by 179 runs, as Nkrumah Bonner smashed 81 (30 balls) and Lionel Morant pelted 80 in a total that yielded 242-5 (20). Christian Pen were mowed down for 63. Ken's Wildflower had an easy nine-wicket win over Hamilton Gardens. Junior Stewart 5-9, (including a hat-trick), Myron Chin 2-18, Maynard Whyte 2-18 combined to bowl out Hamilton Gardens for 88. Stewart hit 56 as Ken's made 91/1 (7.2).
Defending champs Passagefort United will be high on confidence as they take on semi-final hopefuls Ken's Wildflower in one of four games this afternoon in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League.
In other games, Waterford United, coming off a rest week, take on Cumberland at Waterford Parkway; Westchester Rudiz should have things easy against Portsmouth United at Westchester Drive; while Rising Sun, who have made an improvement in their sophomore season, are expected to get the better of bottom-club Garveymeade. All games begin at 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, seventh-place Cumberland upset fourth-place Ken's Wildflower 250-237 last Sunday. It was Cumberland's second win in five tries and they jumped to nine points, while Ken's remained on 13 points from five matches.
In other games, Westchester Rudiz (20 points) reclaimed top spot as they defeated bottom-club Garveymeade 250-219, while defending champs Passagefort United (17 points) are in second spot after they whipped Portsmouth 250-195. Rising Sun (12 points), in this their second season in the tournament, lie fifth as they got past Portmore Gardens All Stars 250-235.
Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) scored a narrow 25-24 win over Waltham Park New Testament to take the first hold on the Power of Faith Ministries Church Netball League title at PFM Sports Complex, 10C Portmore Town Centre, last Saturday.
The league's Most Valuable Player (MVP), Debbie-Ann Coghiel, led PFM with 14 goals from 22 attempts, while Alecia Dean notched 11 goals from 16 tries.
Incidentally, Janel Green, who scored a game-high 20 goals from 28 shots, was named final MVP. She got support from Regina Murray, who scored four goals from 11 tries.
Cedar Grove Baptist copped third spot as they defeated Lighthouse Assembly 25-9. Goal shoot Kelia Burke shot 19/24 to lead Cedar Grove, while goal attack Marva Wright scored 6/11.
President of the six-team league, Mark Williamson, noted that the players for the most parts performed well. He commended
Group A winners Oneity take on Group B runners-up Wigton in one of two semi-finals in a double-header in the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League football competition. Match time 2 p.m., while at 4 p.m. Group B winners Cool Runnings play Group A runners-up Duncans.
Meanwhile, Duncans took the fourth and final semi-final spot after they defeated Little America 3-1 in the team's final group match at Waterford playing field last Sunday. Kemar Hall struck a hat-trick of goals for Duncans, while Jaihal Willis netted Little America's consolation goal.
Oneity, a former champion, topped group A with maximum nine points as they blanked Harmons 3-0 at the venue via goals from Okenie Senior, Jermaine McKoy and Ian Davis.
The Portmore Municipal Council will stage the popular 'Gully League' football tournament on Heroes Day, Monday, October 15, at the place it had its genesis some seven
Entry fee is $1,000 cash, first prize is $20,000 and action kicks off at 8 a.m. Deadline for payment is Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m.
Established in 1998 by its founder and chief organiser, Orville 'Chippy' Irons, a man who grew up in Braeton Phase 3, the league was conceptualised to ease hostilities between the communities around Braeton. It evolved into the highlight of the summer for the community and has gained overwhelming support from civic and business leaders.
Portmore's Marine Park Dolphins crushed Greater Portmore High School 41-2 and Spanish Town-based Friendship whipped Westchester A 47-15 to keep their perfect records in the St Catherine Netball Association League, following matches at Ascot High School last Sunday. Both teams ended the first round with eight victories apiece.
In other games, Rivoli beat Duncan Strikers 19-18, Cedar Grove defeated Spanish Town High School 17- 9, while Genesis and Westchester B played to a 20-all tie. Also, Homestead and Spartans were tied at 17-all and Job Lane walloped Flames B 36-4.