Jamalco defeated newly crowned KO champions Continental Baking Company by two wickets to win the Business House (BH) T20 cricket final at Mico recently.
In a low-scoring match, Continental made 62 for nine off their allotted overs - Oneil Weir 17, Roland Henry 12; Devon Gordon 3-7, Peat Salmon and Sherwain Dixon taking two wickets each.
Jamalco, in reply, secured victory at 63 for eight with four balls to spare, thanks to Errol Thomas Jr 26 and Dwayne Bennett 18. Lascelles Davis, Peter Colquhoun, and Miguel Gordon took two wickets each.
Prior to this match, Peat Salmon, the former Jamaica Under-19 player, and Marcel Parchment, representing Jamalco 'A', teamed up to win the annual Hermon Spoerri double-wicket competition for Business House teams.
They defeated Jamalco 'B' (Lewis Graham, Peter-Ray Aaron) by 22 runs in the final to capture the $10,000 prize and trophy. Scores: Jamalco 'A' 49, Jamalco 'B' 27.
The semi-finals of the Reggae Jammin 50-over league take place tomorrow with National Housing Trust opposing Jamaica Broilers at Mico and Jamalco vs Continental Baking Company at Jamalco, both starting at 10 a.m. The winners will meet in the October 6 final.
Rowe's Strikers clipEastern in skittles
Defending champions Rowe's Strikers defeated zone winners Eastern All-Stars 6-5 in the ninth and penultimate round of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof skittles competition (premier league) last Sunday at The Dip in Gregory Park.
With this victory, Rowe's Strikers have qualified for the semi-finals, even with the last of the preliminary-round games scheduled for tomorrow.
Despite losing, Eastern All-Stars have so far amassed 21 points, representing seven wins and two losses, while Rowe's are joint second with Starliner on 17 points. The fourth semi-final spot will be decided tomorrow among the trio of Mister C 'B', Starliner, and former champions Eagles, who have lost their last four matches.
In other matches played last Sunday, Starliner clipped Eagles 6-5, Waltham Strikers beat Mister C 'B' 7-4, The Dip crushed Olympic Strikers 6-0, and Mister C 'A' beat Mercury 6-3 to top the major league standings with 21 points, ahead of The Dip on 15.
Matches in tomorrow's final round are as follows: Olympic vs Mercury and Rowe's vs Eagles in a crucial match at Rowe's Strikers; Waltham vs Starliner at Waltham starting at 3 p.m., The Dip vs Mystix and Mister C 'B' vs Eastern All Stars at Mister C in Spanish Town, starting at 5 p.m.
Scotia win Inter-Bankfive-a-side rally
Defending champions Scotiabank won both the dress parade and one-day five-a-side rally at the launch of the 2013 Western Sports/Norman Goodison Inter-Bank football competition last Sunday at the National Water Commission (NWC) playing field, Mona.
Scotia won the dress parade ahead of RBC Royal Bank and Bank of Jamaica. And in a hard-fought contest, they defeated BoJ 2-1 on penalty kicks in the one-day five-a-side rally after both teams played to a 0-0 regulation and extra, time stalemate. Scotia were crowned champions for the fifth consecutive year.
Tomorrow's opening-round matches will see Scotiabank vs BoJ in a repeat of last year's final, at Emmett Park starting at 4 p.m., FCID/CIBS vs RBC Royal Bank in the first match at Emmett Park, at 2 p.m, and Jamaica National vs Sagicor at the NWC playing field, Mona, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Petrojam, San Souciin all-island BH clash
Corporate Area Business House Division One champions Petrojam will oppose their St Ann counterparts, Couples San Souci, in the Champion of Champions play-off match this afternoon at the NWC playing field, Mona, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Petrojam, the defending champions, made a clean sweep of all trophies last year and, having won the Division One title, KO and Raymond Quallo Memorial Cup against Division Two champions Jamaica Fire Brigade, will seek to close out another successful season today.
Petrojam are unbeaten in all competitions for the past two seasons.
Couples San Souci blanked Breezes 3-0 in the rural final at Drax Hall on Tuesday.
PFM favoured for crown
Defending champs Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) are the overwhelming favourites going into their clash with
The PFM team trumped Lighthouse 32-17 in a final preliminary-round game recently. Their goal attack, Debbie-ann Coghiel, is the league's top shooter with 61 goals and will present a real threat to Lighthouse defenders. She will get support from Melonie Bailey, who has scored 48 goals thus far. Lighthouse will counter through their best shooter, Brittany Thompson, who has netted 42 goals thus far, and Keisha Osbourne, who has scored 23 goals. The third-place play-off will take place an hour earlier, with
In the lone game played last Saturday, Faith Temple New Testament narrowly missed their first win of the season as they were edged 15-14 by Christian Fellowship. Abigail Baugh scored 10 goals from 16 attempts, while Peta-gaye Hardy shot five goals from 12 tries. For Faith Temple, Sabrena Long-Reid shot 8/13, while Mellisha Harley netted 6/16 attempts.
Fourth win in a row for Ken's
Ken's Wildflower ticked off their fourth win in a row after they defeated Rising Sun 250-212 in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge last Sunday. With the win, Ken's jumped to maximum 16 points. Waterford United moved into second place on 13 points from four games, as they beat Portsmouth 250-227. In other games, joint third-place team, Westchester Rudiz (12 points), whipped Westchester United 250-207 and Portmore Lane Tigers (12 points) defeated Cumberland 250-231. All games scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. The league will resume on Sunday, September 29.
YPG Champions League on today
Portmore One, based in Passagefort, and Portmore Two, based in Portmore Pines, will contest one of two semi-final games in the Youth Power Group (YPG) Champions League today at 2 p.m. at the Waterford Community football field. The next semi-final pits Mandeville YPG vs Montego Bay YPG (time and venue not confirmed). The competition attracted 27 YPGs from across the island. The final is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, at a venue to be announced.
Special moment for Hamilton Gardens cricketers
Hamilton Gardens Cricket Club's Under-17 players beamed with pride as they were honoured by the Gregory Park Baptist Church family last Sunday. The tribute follows their outstanding performance in the recently concluded Milo-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) U-17 League, in which they won the title.
William White, coach/manager of Hamilton Gardens, was in high spirits after the special function. He said that the players deserved their "special moment" because they put in the work over the duration of the season. He also gave kudos to his management team and those who offered assistance, and thanked the Gregory Park Baptist Church for their kind gesture.
"Rev Karl Henlin, (the head clergyman at Gregory Park Baptist) spoke highly of the team. He also congratulated the team for a job well done," White said.
In the final at Bridgeport sports ground, Hamilton Gardens defeated Ken's Wildflower by four wickets.
Alligator Pond gobble up Manchester 2013 Awards
Alligator Pond were the toast of the 2013 Manchester Football Association Awards ceremony after they were rewarded with $195,000 from sponsor Captain Bakery & Grill. It was their first hold on the Major League trophy, which automatically promotes them to the new season of the South Central Confed Super League.
Alligator Pond also featured in two sectional awards. Their goalkeeper, Kerrol Parchment was adjudged the top exponent, while striker Dane Seaton shared the Top Goalscorer award with Gary McDonald of Downs.
McDonald also won the award as the Top Midfielder, with Mile Gully's Blake Thompson as top defender and Alex Cummings, also of Mile Gully, receiving the youth player award.
Oniel Watson was again voted Referee of the Year, with Most improved Player going to Lance Copeland.
In the female category, Kendall's Shadae Reid won the two sectional awards - Top Goalscorer and Most Valuable Player.
New Peter Bunting football season
Defending champions Porus started with a bang, knocking over Content 7-0 as the first renewal of the Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester constituency football league kicked off.
Georges Valley received the first monetary incentive of the new season after walking away with $5,000 for being adjudged best dressed at the parade. They also started the competiton well, with a 4-2 win over hosts Hanbury. Other winners in the first round were Inverness, with a 3-0 shutout of Broken Hurst, New Vision edging Ryde 1-0, Top Bellefield clipping Davyton 3-2, Blue Mountain getting the better of Hope Village 2-0, and Settlement whipping New Hall 5-0.
The second round of matches will be played next Thursday.
Wint still president
Dalton Wint was returned for another two-year stint as president of the Manchester Football Association, following the completion of a voting exercise at the annual general meeting last Sunday at RADA's Conference Cente in Mandeville.
Wint, who took over from Dale Spencer four years ago without a challenge, was again formally endorsed as there were no competing candidates.
Rumours of a leadership challenge by Spencer in preceding weeks were actually quashed on the night of the FA's 2012-13 annual awards ceremony, as Spencer endorsed Wint's candidacy. Spencer, who is the current JFF first vice-president, was elected to the executive committee.
All other previous central executive positions were returned: Nyron Goodhall, first vice-president, Barry Watson, second VP, Janice Grant, treasurer, and Dudley Powell, secretary. Spencer joins Cranston Kelly, Brian Sterling, Howard Rowe, and Karen Powell on the executive commitee.