Jamalco retain Best Dressed KO Trophy
Defending champions Jamalco retained the Best Dressed Chicken Business House 30-over cricket KO trophy last Sunday, when they defeated high-riding LIME by seven wickets in the final at Jamalco ground in Clarendon.
Despite a strong batting line-up which included several past and present national players, LIME were bowled out for only 74 runs in 27.1 overs. Former Jamaica and West Indies under-19 player, André McCarthy, and Marvin Lobban made 16 each. Veteran spinners Collis Johnson and Derrick Spence, along with former Jamaica youth player Peat Salmon, claimed two wickets each.
LIME replied with 75 for three of 25.4 overs - Salmon, 32, Tino Osbourne, 14, Errol Thomas, 12; Damion Jacobs took 2-19.
Three-on-three basketballsemis start Monday
The semi-finalists in the Business House Basketball Association's three-on-three competition have been decided.
On Wednesday at the Stadium Courts, MegaMart defeated Seprod 37-28 in game three of the Division One quarter-final to join JTA Co-op Credit Union, Sagicor and Grace Canning in Monday's semis, which will also be played at the Stadium Courts. The draw pits JTA Co-op against Sagicor at 6 p.m. and MegaMart vs Grace Canning at 7 p.m.
In the remaining Division Two quarter-final match on Wednesday, Wray & Nephew beat First Global 26-16 in game three to advance. The semi-final draw pits the only unbeaten team in the competition, The Gleaner, against VMBS on Monday at 7 p.m. This will be preceded by the BOJ vs Wray & Nephew match at 6 p.m.
Game two in both divisions will be played next Wednesday, October 24, at the Stadium Courts.
BH netball finals at National Arena today
The curtain comes down on the Business House Netball Association's competition at the National Area today with five finals, including the big Senior League matchup between former champions General Accident and Scotiabank at 7 p.m.
The action gets under way at 2 p.m. with the Junior League final between Aerotel and Stewart's Auto, followed by the Intermediate 'B' final between Flow and JNBS at 3 p.m.
This will be followed by the Intermediate 'A' final between VMBS and Wray & Nephew at 4 p.m., and at 5 p.m., the Senior 'B' final between JIO and Transport Authority.
The Senior League final between General Accident and Scotia will see a number of past and present national players taking the court for both teams. The teams hold a victory over each other in recent months and this, their third meeting, should be a humdinger.
Teams - General Accident: Coach/player Oberon Pitterson-Nattie, Nadine Bryan (captain), Margaret Byfield-Lawrence, Samantha Munde, Tamara Hylton, Peta-Gaye Thomas and Sabrina Spence.
Scotiabank: Naudia Brown (captain), Marsha Murphy, Kemieka Sherwood, Sateva Taylor, Nicole Farquharson, Andrea Markland and Trecia Stewart.
Constant Spring in Masters League final
Constant Spring put themselves in line to sweep all trophies in the JNBS-sponsored Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Masters League football competition for the second straight year, with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Barbican, on penalties, in the league semis at Winchester Park recently.
They will meet Nautica in tomorrow's final at Winchester Park, St George's College, starting at 4 p.m. Nautica blanked Santos 4-0 in the second semi-final on Thursday at Winchester Park, thanks to goals from Desmond Wright, Courtney Smith, Donna Losers and Lighten Tracy.
Constant Spring, meanwhile, clipped Santos 1-0 in the KO final at Winchester Park last Sunday, courtesy of a late strike from Craig 'Warlord' White in extra time. Constant Spring also won the mid-season final earlier this season.
Pines, Washington in crucial clash
Fourth-place Portmore Pines (10 points) will have a glorious chance to peg back Zone A leaders Washington CC (14 points) in the sixth round of the Wray & Nephew-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) Twenty20 Club Championships match at the Bridgeport sports ground tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Pines rely heavily on brothers Damion and André Bryce and captain Terrence Brown, while Washington will hope that the likes of Ranville Brown and Adrian Bartley will see them home. In the second game at the venue at 2 p.m., joint second place Bridgeview (11 points) should win easily over Braeton Red Caps.
At Portsmouth, Reid's Pen have an easy task against minnows Gregory Park at 10 a.m, while at 2 p.m. Portsmouth (nine points), currently fifth, should win their second straight game as they face Christian Pen.
In Zone B, leaders G.C. Foster (17 points) host Greater Portmore (10 points) at their grounds in Angels, with a win appearing to be a sure thing for the home side. In the afternoon matchup, Ken's Wildflower (nine points) are desperate for maximum four points as they forfeited their points against Greater Portmore last Sunday by using too many Senior Cup players.
The other two matches in the zone pit second-place Colours International (13 points) against Hamilton Gardens (seven points) in a morning game at Hamilton Gardens ground, while in the afternoon game struggling teams Belmont and Silverstone will do battle. Both have only five points.
LIME, Jamalco in Reggae Jammin 50-over final
Former champions LIME and Jamalco will meet in the Reggae Jammin 50-over final tomorrow at Kensington Park, starting at 10 a.m.
Both teams have enjoyed notable successes this season, LIME having won the Twenty20 competition and Jamalco beating LIME by seven wickets in the Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO final last Sunday at Jamalco.
Both are pretty strong on paper, with LIME given the edge in this the longer version of the game (league). The LIME team will come from Noel Clarke (captain), Horace Miller, André McCarthy, Yanique Elliott, Damion Jacobs, Ryan Francis, Dave Johnson, Omar Allison, Fitzroy Peterkin, Marvin Lobban, Carlos Green and Jason Russell.
Jamalco's team will come from Winston 'Sala' Osbourne, his son Tino Osbourne, Maurice Kepple, Peat Salmon, Kirk Gordon, Errol Thomas, Collis Johnson, Devon Gordon, Derrick Spence, Sherwayne Dixon and Dwayne Bennett.
The Business House cricket season will come to a close on the following Sunday, October 28, with the completion of the Hermon Spoerri double-wicket competition, which was curtailed by rain some weeks ago. It will continue at Chalmers Avenue with Jamaica Broilers 'A' and Sagicor slated to meet in the semi-final. The winner will oppose JUTC 'A' in the final.
Passagefort set for final berth
Unless something unexpected happens, Passagefort United are set to reach the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League, as they face bruised Rising Sun in one of two semi-final games tomorrow at Cumberland Community Centre.
Last Sunday, Rising Sun were humiliated 250-162 by Passagefort and could come under more pressure as the defending champs seek their third hold on the title. In the second semi-final, last year's beaten finalists Waterford United take on Westchester Rudiz in a match expected to be keenly contested at Garveymeade sports ground, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oneity favourites for Corner League crown
Former champs Oneity are the favourites for the crown as they face first-time finalists Duncans in tomorrow's final of the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League football competition at Waterford playing field, at 3 p.m.
Oneity is the only team with a 100 per cent win record, as they easily disposed of Wigton 3-1 in semi-final action two weeks ago. On the other hand, Duncans have been on a three-week break since they eliminated Cool Runnings 1-0 in a semi-final game under wet conditions. The key players for Oneity's victory bid will be on top striker Xavier Harvey, Omar Washington and Dale Dixon, while Duncans will depend heavily on Kemar Hall, their leading goalscorer.
Friendship win netball League
Friendship Sports Club proved too much for Flames 'A' as they defeated the Top Mountain side 29-14 in the final of the St Catherine Netball Association league at the Ascot High School court last Sunday.
The majority of the match was played in fading light due to inclement weather that forced a late start to the grand final. The cheerleading contest between the fans of both teams was fierce, but on the court it was a one-sided affair as Friendship goalshooter, Ladonna Lamount, scored at will, much to the delight of their supporters, as Flames buckled under the pressure.
Earlier in the day, rain brought an abrupt end to the play-off for third place. Job Lane 'A' led Marine Park 19-15 when