In Your Neighbourhood
- Group selected to revive netball in Trelawny
Plans are in place to revive netball in Trelawny, as a group of resourceful persons was selected as an interim body to form the Trelawny Netball Association (TNA).
Clint Parkins (sales supervisor, Facey Commodity) will preside over the group, with fellow executives first vice-president, Georgette Gardener (constable, JCF); second vice-president, Ronald McLean (teacher, Albert Town High); secretary, Ronald Beckford (teacher, William Knibb Memorial High); assistant secretary, Cassandra Morgan (security officer); public relations officer, Charles Wilson (farmer); assistant public relations officer, Vaughn Smith (welder); and treasurer, Jermain Cunningham (teacher, Muschett High).
There will be a concentrated effort, with the assistance of Member of Parliament Patrick Atkinson, to reach the communities in rural Trelawny. The committee will start by having the Patrick Atkinson Trelawny Open Netball League, which is due to begin with an opening rally on Saturday, July 14.
Entry forms can be had at the Falmouth Social Development Commission (SDC) office, Patrick Atkinson's office, the Wakefield Police Station, the Trelawny Football Association office and the Albert Town SDC office. Interested teams must confirm their participation by calling 572-9921 or 582-5132 no later than Saturday, June 16. The closing date for entry is Saturday, June 30.
The committee is also seeking assistance, in cash or kind, from the business community of Trelawny, to sustain this venture.
- Wray & Nephew skittles starts tomorrow
The 2012 Wray & Nephew White Overproof skittles competition will be launched tomorrow with the dress parade and opening matches at Bourbon House, 135 Windward Road, starting at noon.
The competition has attracted 12 teams, including defending champions Eagles, one of six teams classified to play in the Premier League section of the competition.
In addition to Eagles, the other elite teams in the Premier League are Eastern All-Stars, Starliner, Rowe's Strikers, Waltham Strikers and Mister C from Spanish Town.
The Major League will also have six teams, including an all-female team - Lady Strikers - who will play out of Willies, Three Miles.
The remaining teams down to contest the Major League are Olympic Strikers, Dragon, Mystix, Mister C 'B' and The Dip from Gregory Park.
Following the dress parade, Eagles will oppose Starliner in the opening Premier League match at 1 p.m., followed by Mystix vs Olympic in the Major League, Lady Strikers vs Mister C 'B', Mr C vs Waltham and Eastern vs Rowe's Strikers.
Significantly, Eastern All-Stars will play from a new home at 135 Windward Road (Bourbon House), a few doors from their old location in east Kingston.
The competition is organised by the Jamaica Skittles Federation, for which Sam Allen is president.
- LIME beat NHT in BH cricket match
The 2009 champions LIME beat defending champions National Housing Trust (NHT) by 43 runs in their feature Reggae Jammin Business House 50-over cricket match at Chalmers Avenue last Sunday.
Batting first on their home ground, LIME raced to 229 for nine - Shane Lodge Jr, 59; Ryan Francis 56; Dave Johnson 32; national player Nkrumah Bonner 3-20, Lawaune Smalling 2-43; and skipper Quennue McKinson 2-49.
NHT were 185 all out off 38.4 overs. With opening batsman Bonner going cheaply, Errol Downer tried his best by making 63, with support coming from Antwain Stephens, 43, and Smalling, 25, but they fell well short of the target. Fitzroy Peterkin took 4-33, while Johnson and Francis took two wickets each.
AT RED STRIPE OVAL: Jamalco from Clarendon defeated Red Stripe by seven wickets. Red Stripe got 147 off 39 overs - former national player Wayne Cuff made 46 and Cleon Thompson made 18; as Collis Johnson, Devon Gordon, Derrick Spence, Sherwayne Dixon and former Jamaica youth player, Peat Salmon, took two wickets each. Jamalco 148 for three off 26.4 overs - former national player Maurice Kepple 44 not out, Salmon 40.
AT NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION (NWC) playing field, Mona: JNBS beat home team NWC by 104 runs. JNBS got 233 from 46 overs - former Jamaica player Delroy Morgan 74, Kerry Scott 25, Richard Johnson 22, Domain Wilson 4-38, Garwain Johnson 4-42. NWC made 129 off 33.4 overs - Duran Whyte 19; Carlington Johnson 18; Johnson 4-35, Travelle Williams 2-25.
In other matches, Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) beat Sagicor at José Marti, while Digicel failed to honour their fixture against Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) at the University of the West Indies and the points were awarded to BOJ.
The action switches to the opening round of the Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO competition tomorrow for which Jamalco are champions. The matches on are BOJ vs JNBS at Mona Bowl, Sagicor vs Digicel at Emmett Park, and Red Stripe vs JUTC at Red Stripe Oval. Matches commence at 10 a.m.
- TV beat Radio in RJR cricket
Television defeated Radio by 11 runs in the annual RJR Communications Group cricket match at the company's fun day last Sunday at Jamaica College.
Batting first, TV, with female reporter Nadine McLeod in their team, made 131 for nine off 17.3 overs - Carl Watson 28; Damion Gordon 22; skipper Richardo Chambers 10; while Jermaine Brown, Jeffrey Brown and Rohan Powell took two wickets each.
Radio, with managing director Gary Allen and female player Peta-Gay Plummer in the line-up, replied with 120 off 15.2 overs - Clinton McGregor 27; Jermaine Brown 20; Chambers took six wickets for four runs and Carlton 'Chicken' McCarthy 3-8.
- Cup holders Petrojamcrush Cement 3-0
Defending champions Petrojam made a winning start in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Western Sports Division I Business House football competition on Wednesday when they defeated former champions Carib Cement 3-0 at Tinson Pen.
Andrew Palmer with a brace and David Stultz with a third goal sunk Cement. In other Division I matches earlier this week, NWC blanked last year's Division II champions Jamaica Customs 3-0 at Chalmers Avenue on Thursday, thanks to goals from Marlon Henry, David Laylor and Kenniel Bennett.
Former champions The Gleaner beat NHT 2-0 at Alpha Boys' School, also on Thursday, with goals from Cavalier player Locksley Thompson and Dwayne Thompson.
Last Saturday, Gleaner and Scotia, both former champions, played to a goalless draw in their opening-round feature match at NWC field, Mona.
- Area 8 are Police Champs
Many-time champions Area 8 won the two-day National Police Championships for the umpteenth time last weekend at the Elletson Road Police Sports Complex. Area 8 totalled a massive 305 points to beat Area 5 (190) by a wide margin. Nine divisions contested the annual track and field championships, which marked its 39th staging.
- The Gleaner whip Berger in domino
The Gleaner made it three wins from four matches in Division I of the White Overproof Business House domino competition on May 25, with a 144-130 win over home team Berger Paints in the fourth round of the competition.
In other Division I matches on the afternoon, defending champions Social Development Commission (SDC) rebounded from their recent loss with a 156-136 home win over NCB, National Baking Company defeated Seprod 130-121, Jamaica Brandy clipped Fire Brigade 130-129 and promoted Division II champions Kingston Wharves beat Wray & Nephew 134-130.
In Division II, newcomers Churches Credit Union pipped UWI 141-140, Courts beat NHT 147-144, Tastee cooled Cement 151-135, while newcomers Jamaica Observer won their first match of the season, whipping Tropical Battery 160-119. Unbeaten leaders Pepsi drew a bye.
- Daytona, Cumberland in top-of-the-table clash
Leaders Daytona (nine points) will be involved in a top-of-the table clash with second-place Cumberland (seven points) in the LIME/Leander Marshall Portmore U-13 Football League, in the opening game of a triple-header this afternoon at Cumberland High School at 1:00.
In the day's other games, Wanderers face East Portmore Portals at 2:30, while at 4:00, Portmore United are set to chalk up their second straight victory as they take on minnows Westchester.
In last week's round of matches, Nichell Allen, Paul McNamee and an own-goal gave Daytona a 3-0 victory over Westchester, who are yet to score a point. Cumberland were held 0-0 by defending champs Wanderers (four points), while Portmore United tasted victory for the first time in three tries, as a double strike from Raewin Senior gave them a 2-0 victory over East Portmore Portals.
- Right Stuff cop domino crown
Right Stuff capped off a memorable season as they copped the Impulse-sponsored Portmore/St Catherine Domino League title, after they defeating Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) 300-272 points in last Sunday's final at Caymanas Park. Right Stuff, who played consistently well through the knockout stage of the competition, led by 15 points (152-137) at half-time and gradually pulled away from the cops to secure their first hold on the title.
Colours Sports Club snatched third place as they defeated Eradication 300-249. Right Stuff, from Cedar Grove, will collect $120,000 for the victory, second place will receive $70,000; third $48,000 and fourth $30,000.
The official presentation ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 24.
- Gregory Park, Bridgeport final
Gregory Park Primary and Bridgeport earned the right to meet each other in the final of the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (Insports)/LIME All-Island Primary Football competition, after contrasting semi-final victories at Portsmouth Primary School's playing field last Tuesday.
Gregory Park eliminated defending champs Portsmouth with a 2-1 win in the feature semi-final match. Gregory Park led 1-0 at half-time after Shemar Earle converted a penalty, which was awarded after Kymani Gibbons was brought down in the penalty box by Portsmouth goalie Devonte Bancroft. Bancraft equalised for Portsmouth with a kick from his 18-yard box. However, Rohan Beadle scored moments later as they made their second final in a row.
Bridgeport squeezed past Independence City 3-2 on penalties after both teams were locked 0-0 after regulation and extra time. Garis Morales, Deandre Gray and Shaquille Johnson scored penalty kicks for Bridgeport, while Shawn Thompson and Daniel Anderson netted for Independence City.
- Old Harbour, PFM Int'l dominate church cricket awards
Champions Old Harbour New Testament and runners-up Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) International dominated the special awards presentation for the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Church Cricket League, at the Portmore Multi-Purpose Centre recently.
Old Harbour's opener, Andre Henry, prevailed as the top batsman, with an aggregate of 283 runs in five matches, including the highest individual score ever in the competition, 109. He was also awarded best all-rounder.
PFM International's Junior Stewart got the Bowler of the Year award, as he bagged 12 wickets at an average of 4.56.
PFM International's Marlon Hoilett received three awards, including player with five wickets or more in a match, best bowling performance (8-11) in a match and player taking a hat-trick in a match. Another PFM player, Glen Wellington, snatched the best wicketkeeper award. PFM International also got the award for most runs (709).
Guest speaker, Winston Scott, said that the league has the potential to get bigger.
"The league is Twenty20. It's exciting. This is what you have to use to sell the game.
"It's very difficult to sell sports in the church, but it can be done," he said.
Bishop Dr Delford Davis, in whose honour the competition is named, personally gave $20,000 to three category winners.
Meanwhile, Ricardo 'Ricky' Martin of sponsors Hi-Lyte Sports drink is confident his company will back on board next year.
- Juniors shoot for Sporting Clay title
Some of the best junior shooters in the island will compete in tomorrow's NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clay Shotgun tournament at the Jamaica Skeet Club, Portmore, St Catherine.
Among the participants is Nicholas Chen, the overwhelming favourite to take the main title. Chen has even dominated a strong senior field to top a tournament this year. He also won overseas at the prestigious Seminole Cup tournament in the USA earlier this year. Chad Zaidie is expected to give Chen his stiffest competition in the main event.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with action slated to start at 10 a.m.
CAPTION: Clive 'Busy' Campbell (centre), who spearheaded the drive, gestures as community members participate in a Labour Day project to transform the broken-down community centre into a basic school in Malvern, St Elizabeth. Scores of persons turned out to help the charity, which was also facilitated by a Master & Celebrities and Entertainers football match in the community. Councillor Daren Powell (fourth right), the former West Indies pace bowler, speaks with the head mason. - Contributed by Devon Chin
CAPTION: St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) players celebrate their victory over Innswood High School after receiving the Spaulding Cup from Rohan Scarlett (right), finance manager, Jamaica International Insurance Company, which sponsors the competition. STETHS beat Innswood by seven wickets in the final at STETHS recently. Innswood made 217 and 139, respectively, while STETHS registered 227 and 131-3. STETHS have won the title 21 times in the history of the competition. In keeping with his promise at the launch of the schoolboy cricket competitions this year, Scarlett said a bonus of $100,000 will be presented to STETHS, in recognition of their outstanding performance in 2012. - Contributed