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Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica Tallawahs player Rovman Powell (centre), engages with Rainforest representatives at a recent Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) partnership meeting. Listening keenly, are (from left): Ben Jardim, Rainforest Seafoods business development manager; Jerome Miles, Rainforest Seafoods general manager; Michael Hall, Hero CPL’s cricket operations directors and Roger Lyn, Rainforest Seafoods director of marketing and corporate affairs. Hero Caribbean Premier League has welcomed back Rainforest Seafoods as an official partner for the 2017 season of the Caribbean T20 cricket tournament.
Jon Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie the respective male and female walk champions at the recent Grace Kennedy 5K Education Road Race.


St Elizabeth surprise in Juici Patties Confed league


St Elizabeth have changed the pattern of results in recent years in the contest for the South Central Confed Juici Patties Youth league by a resounding display this year.

After running last for the past five years, St Elizabeth currently lead the challenge for the Under 15 title on goal difference from defending champions St Catherine. They are on nine points with a plus two goal advantage after blanking Clarendon 3-0 earlier this week. With just two rounds to go, they will travel to Manchester today at Brooks Park and only need to avoid defeat to achieve at least the runners-up spot.

Manchester who are third on six points, can, however, improve, but they must beat or avoid a loss against St Elizabeth and hope St Catherine defeat St Elizabeth in the final round next week. Clarendon have been unusually dismal this season losing all their Under-15 matches.


St Catherine poised to win Confed U-13


St Catherine are firm favourites to dethrone Manchester and become champions of the 2017 Juici Patties-sponsored South Central Confed Under 13 league. They stayed on course after drawing 1-1 with the champions at Brooks Park earlier this week.

With two rounds to go, St Catherine lead on ten points, three ahead of Clarendon whom they meet today at 1 p.m. at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. A draw will be enough for them to claim the championship. Clarendon would be keen to achieve a positive result and salvage something from what has been a dismal challenge in the Under-15s, where they have failed to earn a single point. They have also scored only three goals in four matches while conceding ten.

Manchester, who have three points, still have a mathematical chance of finishing runners-up, but they must beat St Elizabeth at Brooks Park today and hope Clarendon falter badly against St Catherine.


Generations rebound in Top Notch Summer league


Generation have rebounded to win their second match and revive hopes of making it to the quarter-finals of the Top Notch Blocks Summer Football league. Matches are played each Sunday at the Sunset playfield in Knock Patrick, Mandeville.

Generation won 2-0 against Albion courtesy of goals from Tevin Wright and Ivanhoe Smith, to move to six points from three games. In other results from last week's round, Madrid won 2-1 against Central United, Old England edged Epping Forrest 1-0 and Belair Boys and United All stars drew 0-0.

The Pro Hardware line-up as well as Belair are the early zone leaders of the competition. Pro Hardware have nine points and are unbeaten after three games, while Belair have seven points from three games.


Mandeville to host Street Gun championship


Pistol competition fans will turn their attention to the second leg of the National Street Gun championship series to be hosted at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club. The range is located in Lincoln, five miles south-west of Mandeville and overlooking Spur Tree.

The competition seeks to target regular firearm holders as it focuses on mounting stages which mimic typical Jamaican shooting scenarios. Stages likely to be featured are domino table, inside a car, bedroom, washing area. They are also spectator friendly, safe and exciting. Only regular carry-on weapons are allowed, and no additional rigs can be worn. Hence, both the professional and regular licensed firearm holder are paired into competition.

The competition starts at 10:30 a.m but the range will be opened from 8:30 a.m. to facilitate practice. There is an admission fee for patrons.


Mandeville walkers top Grace 5K walk


The 2016-17 road race and walk season ended recently in downtown Kingston with the ninth GraceKennedy 5K Education Road Race. Mandeville-based circuit walkers, Jon Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie, were the respective male and female champions.

In absence of Northern Caribbean University representative Duwell Allen, who is the fastest over a 5K walk this year, Oliphant topped a good field in landing the event in 29 minutes flat ahead of Damion Henry and Lenworth Hunter.

McKenzie, a physical education teacher at Holmwood Technical, walked home in fifth place overall in 32 minutes and first among females. In the second place was Sandra Aiken in 32:07. She edged Paula Sinclair at the finish line by a second. This was McKenzie's fourth win in major walk events across the island this year.

She won both the Kingston and Montego Bay legs of the Guardian Life Keep It Alive 5K series and also topped the field again in the Father's Day Everyone's a winner/Best Dressed Chicken 5K walk at Hope Gardens in Kingston.


Portsmouth to launch youth club tomorrow


Portsmouth, a community in Portmore, will launch their youth club tomorrow. The launch will be held at the Portsmouth community centre and starts at 6 p.m. Apart from sports, the clubbites will be engaged in arts and culture, education and security.

"Our main focus will be on sports, recreation, education, arts and culture and security," said Kevin Reid a member of the club's executive body. He added that the club's launch is a big buzz in the community and all stakeholders gave given their blessings to the initiative. He said that the club will have a solid base as the executive is made up of a number of skilled individuals.

The club is targeting two age groups from six to 12, and 13 to 45 years. He continued: "We don't want to leave everybody out, the core will be teenagers and early 20s.


Powell's ton puts Old Harbour into SDC T20 quarter-finals


Jamaica's T20 player Rovman Powell hit a 100 as his team Old Harbour crushed Melrose by 106 runs at Port Esquivel to reach the quarter-finals of the Social Development Commission community T20 cricket competition recently.

Scores: Old Harbour 219-4, from 20 overs (Powell 100, Erron Downer, 51; Devon Smith 38); Melrose 113-9 in 20 overs (Krischon Givans 4-9).

Heartease of St Thomas also joined Old Harbour into the last eight from Group A after beating St Andrew parish winners Richmond by five wickets in the early game at the same venue.

The other teams through to the quarter-finals are defending champions Junction of St Elizabeth, Clarendon's Racecourse; Greater Portmore and St Ann champions Summer Hill.


Links United crowned champions


Links United recently copped the Jamaica Domino Federation-City of Kingston Cooperative Portmore St Catherine title 300-242 over first-time finalists Spring Village in a lopsided final.





Red Blazer Charity Golf


The Liguanea Lodge 1479, in association with the University Hospital of the West Indies' Tony Thwaites Wing will host the Red Blazer Charity Golf Classic at the Constant Spring Gold Club on July 29. Start time is 7 a.m.

The tournament is open to men, women and juniors. Entrance fees are $4,000 for adults and $2,000 for Constant Spring Golf Club members and juniors.

Main sponsors for the Jamaica Golf Association endorsed tournament are JN Bank and Knutsford Express.