Veteran club Caribbean Classic warmed up for the semi-final of the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League with a comprehensive 300-247 win over Exceptional International last Sunday. It was Classic’s ninth win of the season. Caribbean Classic will clash tomorrow with arch-rivals, Spit Fyah – a team formed a couple of seasons ago – at Caymanas Park Limited. Spit Fyah will come out firing, but Classic have the ammunition to nullify any attack from their opponents. Spit Fyah also warmed up for the clash by beating Spring Village 300-281 in their matchup. In other games, Eradication cut down Small Axe 300-259; Ten To Ten outlasted Highlight Strikers 300-298 in a countdown; Memory Lane stopped Naggo Head 300-283; Giants surprised Waterhouse United 300-291; Right Stuff beat Tamarind Tree 300-261; and Feluchie stopped Sour Sop Tree 300-261. The JDCA had this to say: “We are appealing to all domino enthusiasts, players, spectators and supporters to come out and support this thrilling encounter as we strive to bring the sport of domino to a higher level.” Passagefort on a roll Defending champions Passagefort United reeled off their seventh consecutive win as they turned back the challenge of a spirited Westmeade Rising Stars 250-242 in the latest round of the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League – sponsored by Member of Parliament Colin Fagan, in Westmeade last Sunday. The win left Passagefort cruising at the top with maximum 28 points, 10 clear of Waterford (18), which beat Garveymeade 250-226; and Ken’s Wildflower (18), which defeated Cumberland 250-242. Garveymeade (17 points) have dropped to fourth place, while Cumberland lie fifth with 17 points, Westmeade sixth with 11 points and Portsmouth, in last position on two points. The competition takes a break tomorrow and returns on Sunday, September 27. INSPORTS Portmore Primary football, netball in October Schools in Portmore are gearing up for the 2015 season of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary football and netball leagues. The deadline for entries to be submitted for both competitions is September 30. The football League will commence on Thursday, October 8, at the Portsmouth Primary football field, with an opening ceremony and two matches. Defending champions Portsmouth will play Independence City at 10 a.m. and Waterford take on Bridgeport Primary at 12 p.m. Chubby will sponsor the League, to the tune of $100,000 and also donate products. The Netball League will commence at Kensington Primary School at 10 a.m., with an opening ceremony and two matches. Host school, Kensington Primary, will play Belmont Park at 10 a.m., while defending champions Portsmouth will tackle Waterford at noon. Member of Parliament for East Central St Catherine, Arnaldo Brown, will cover the expenses for the preliminary round of the league. Portsmouth Primary football rally Portsmouth Primary School, in association with the Institute of Sports, once again stage their one-day football rally on Friday, October 2, on the school grounds. Registration is at 9 a.m. and matches are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $3,000 and must be paid by Thursday, October 1. The main aim of the competition is to promote and develop football within the schools and build the confidence of young players while providing the experience needed for upcoming competitions. The competition is open to both primary and preparatory schools in Jamaica. The event was last contested in 2013, where McAuley Primary from Spanish Town won. They defeated the host school 3-2. JBA to host all-Island ‘Baseball Roll-out’ The Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA), headed by President Uel Gordon, will be embarking on an all-island project to spread the game of baseball through the length and breadth of Jamaica, through an initiative called ‘Baseball Roll-out’. Errol Matthias, the coordinator of the project, said this initiative will commence in Portmore on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m., tentatively set for the Urban Development Corporation playing field, which is located across from the Portmore Mall. There about 230 children – aged nine-12 – from primary and preparatory schools will be taught the dynamics of the game. The theme for the project is ‘pitch it, hit it, field it, catch it’. On a broader scale, the JBA will target players from nine years to 19 years in primary, prep, junior high and high schools across the island. BH football finals at Barbican today The divisional finals of the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House competition will be played at Barbican today, with KO champions Petrojam taking on the unbeaten GraceKennedy, starting at 3 p.m., and the unbeaten Peak Bottling vs Sagicor at 1 p.m. Last Saturday, the Lenworth Hyde-coached Petrojam clipped defending champions Metrodade 1-0 in the semi-final, courtesy of a late goal from captain Jothan Watson, to advance. Grace Kennedy defeated Scotiabank 2-0 in the other semi-final, with goals from Karat HoSang and Michael Spence in the 54th and 89th minutes, respectively. In division two semi-finals, Peak Bottling beat NCB 3-2 on penalty kicks after both played to a 4-4 tie in regulation and extra time, while Sagicor clipped ATL 2-1 in the other semi-final. Classic warm up for midseason
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):West Indies defied opener Azhar Ali’s 14th Test century and Pakistan’s attritional batting with sheer perseverance, to leave the decisive third Test at Windsor Park well poised on yesterday’s second day.The Caribbean side were forced to toil on a lifeless pitch but did so manfully to dismiss Pakistan in their first innings for 376, an hour before the close.Azhar, starting the day unbeaten on 85, carved out 127 – his second successive hundred following his 105 in the first innings of the Barbados Test last week.Captain Misbah-ul-Haq struck 59 playing in his final Test while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed produced a breezy 51 down the order.Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase was the best bowler with four for 103 while captain and seamer Jason Holder claimed three for 71 and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, two for 61.Left to navigate eleven tricky overs at the end, West Indies openers Kieran Powell (9 not out) and Kraigg Brathwaite (5 not out) endured little horrors to reach the close unscathed on 14 without loss.The Caribbean side trail Pakistan by 362 runs heading into the pivotal day three of the match.INCHED WAY THROUGHResuming the day on 169 for two, the visitors inched their way painfully through an extended opening session, adding a mere 58 runs from 30 overs sent down.The lone casualty of the morning was veteran outstanding right-hander Younis Khan, like Misbah in his final Test of a glittering career, fell leg before wicket to Holder 45 minutes into the day after adding just eight to his overnight 10.Azhar, however, reached his century an hour before lunch when he turned Holder to fine leg for a couple of and was unbeaten on 122 at the interval with Pakistan crawling to 227 for three.