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In Your Neighbourhood

Published: Saturday | December 21, 2013 Comments 0
Member of Parliament Peter Bunting hands over the winning trophy and medals to Gary Graham, captain of Comfort. - Photo by Richard Bryan
Member of Parliament Peter Bunting hands over the winning trophy and medals to Gary Graham, captain of Comfort. - Photo by Richard Bryan
Portsmouth's Ralston Nelson prepares to make a shot during his top score of 75 against Ken's Wildflower, in last week's round of games in the Wray & Nephew-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association Club Championship, at Bridgeport Sports Ground. - Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer
Portsmouth's Ralston Nelson prepares to make a shot during his top score of 75 against Ken's Wildflower, in last week's round of games in the Wray & Nephew-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association Club Championship, at Bridgeport Sports Ground. - Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer

  • Comfort top Peter Bunting T20

Comfort emerged champions of the Peter Bunting Central Manchester T20 cricket league, after defeating Central Strikers by nine wickets in the final at Hanbury Community Centre last weekend.

In the semi-finals the previous day, Comfort had gotten the better of Bombay in a game reduced to 10 overs. Central Strikers defeated Brokenhurst in a seven-over per-team semi-final.

Central Strikers took first strike, but were left reeling at 10 for three. Through the efforts of captain Kadian Mills (35) and Odayne Thomas (37), they rallied to 72 for three at the10-over mark, but collapsed to be all out for 105 in 19.4 overs.

Comfort lost a wicket early. However, an unbroken partnership between opener Gary Graham (44) and Janoi Martin (48) carried them to an easy victory.

Comfort, who were beaten by Broadleaf in the final last year, pocketed $100,000. Earlier in the third place play-off, surprise package Bombay defeated Brokenhurst.

  • MRPC hosts Rappa Pam Pam tomorrow

The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will attempt to close its 2013 calendar on a high when it hosts 'Rappa Pam Pam' tomorrow at its Lincoln Range. Club chairman Orville Henriques said the occasion will be more than a tournament for shooters to showcase their skills.

"Rappa Pam Pam is our way of saying thanks and giving back to our members, their families, the communities around the range, the media, our sponsors, and members of the firearm industry who have supported us throughout the year," said Henriques.

He noted that MRPC had experienced "probably its best year" in terms of the operations of the club, and pointed to increased exposure in the media, a rise in membership, and the use of the facility and the prominence of MRPC shooters in local tournaments.

The gates will be open to the public at 10 a.m., with shooting expected to start at 11:00. Several notable public officials, including the national security minister, Peter Bunting, the mayor of Mandeville, Brenda Ramsay, as well as the custos of Mandeville, Sally Porteous, will be in attendance. Children will also be accommodated, with a myriad of fun activities and food will be free to all.

Following the tournament, there will be a special awards ceremony to recognise the performance and achievements of members throughout the year.

  • Happy Sutherland KO on tomorrow

Two quarter-final games are on in the LIME St Catherine FA Happy Sutherland Knockout Football Competition tomorrow.

At Dunbeholden playing field, the home team welcomes DB Basovak, while Tru-Juice will host Old Harbour Bay United at Bybrook, Bog Walk. Both games are set to begin at 3 p.m.

In recent matches, Meadows ousted Bodles 2-0 through goals by Donomar Clarke (seventh) and Linton Lambert (70th); Rodwood booted Dunbeholden 2-1, courtesy of a double by Dwayne Peters (88th, 89th); Andrae Austin (44th), Christopher Salmon (28th) and Mark Walters (63rd) scored to hand Frazsier's Whip a 2-1 win over De La Vega; while Old Harbour Bay United, through goals by Jevaughn Smith (25th) and David Lewis (36th), eliminated Christian Pen 2-1.

  • Braeton, Greater Portmore in KO clash

Braeton United and Greater Portmore renew their early-season rivalry in the feature match of a double-header in the Colin Fagan-sponsored Portmore Division Two Knock-out Football Competition, at Ferdie Neita Park, Braeton, tomorrow. Braeton defeated Greater Portmore 1-0 two weeks ago in league play.

In the opening game at 1 p.m., Hellshire United and East Portmore Portals will square off.

Meanwhile, in-form Westchester are poised to reach the semi-finals, in a 3 p.m. game at Westchester tomorrow. Westchester have chalked up two wins from as many starts in the league and are expected to transfer their rich vein of form to the knockout. Moreover, Bridgeport are struggling early in the season with only a point and should not give Westchester too many problems.

  • G.C. Foster hunt fifth win

Zone 'A' leaders G.C. Foster, with maximum 16 points from four games, should wrap up their fifth straight victory as they play minnows Braeton Red Caps in the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) T20 Club Championship, in the opening game of a double-header at 9:30 a.m., at Portsmouth. Red Caps lie fifth in the zone on four points.

In the second game at the venue, at 2:30 p.m., the talented Waterford battle Passagefort. Four matches will be played in Zone B today. Ken's Wildflower, the joint Zone B leaders on 12 points, face Washington CC in the opening game of a double-header at G.C. Foster College, at 9:30 a.m., while at 2:30 p.m., Portsmouth take on defending champions Bridgeview.

There is another double-header at Bridgeport, as Colours International (12 points) face Belmont at 9:30 a.m. in the opener, while Silverstone and Gregory Park lock horns at 2:30 p.m. Two Zone A matches are also on today - Greater Portmore vs Portmore Pines at 9:30 a.m. and Hamilton Gardens vs Reid's Pen at 2:30 p.m.. Both games are at Bridgeport.

  • Big win for Tru-Juice in Major League

Tru-Juice registered the biggest margin of victory in the LIME St Catherine FA Major League, with a 5-1 drubbing of Frazsier's Whip at Spanish Town Prison Oval recently.

Tru-Juice's top marksman, Gawain Smith, struck a hat-trick while there was a goal apiece for Keenel Butler and Milton Griffiths. Tru-Juice seem to have Fraszier's Whip's ticket as last season they registered a pair of 3-0 wins over the former Major League kingpins. The win saw Tru-Juice progressing to seven points and seventh in the league.

Meanwhile, Portmore United's Under-21s continued their rich form as they tagged Newland 2-0 to remain on top with maximum 15 points from five games. In other games, DB Basovak drew 2-2 with Royal Lakes, Old Harbour Bay United defeated Dela Vega City 2-0; Christian Pen thumped Portsmouth 3-1, Black Lion edged Meadows 2-1, while Flamingo and Naggo Head drew 1-1.

  • St Elizabeth President's Cup final tomorrow

Black Stars FC (formerly Black River) and Holland PYC will clash in tomorrow's final of the St Elizabeth President's Cup at Appleton Estate, starting at 3 p.m.

Black Stars have been in waiting for two weeks since defeating Appleton 3-2 on penalties in their semi-final encounter. Holland secured their berth to the final following a dramatic 3-0 victory over Parrottee last weekend.

All three goals came in extra time, after the two had battled to a 0-0 draw. Holland owe a lot to Shawn Genius, who produced two strikes in two minutes to break the deadlock in the first half of extra time.

The winner will represent the parish in next year's national Flow Champions Cup knockout competition.

  • New Green win Manchester KO

Defending champions New Green defeated Kendal 4-3 on penalties to retain the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester Knockout Cup, in the final at Kirkvine Sports Club last weekend.

The two teams had earlier battled to a 0-0 scoreline in regulation and extra time. However, New Green were handicapped from as early as the 21st minute when Leroy Palmer was red-carded.

Following tense moments and the sway of fortunes, Andre Salmon kept his cool to score the final spot kick as New Green earned a third hold on the title.

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