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Jun 11, 2012

James Adderley’s weekend sports wrap up

Good evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to this serving of Sports Monday.

 

The stage was set for a monster showdown inside Bermudian Landing on Saturday where Berlan hoped to force a decisive Game III in its battle with Western Eagles to make it to the Championship series. We pick up the action with Berlan fielding on the pitch having battled in a total of 76 runs for all out in which Sherman Smith led the way with 31 runs. However, it’s the tandem of Norman Pool and Joseph Tillett who would lead the charge for Western Eagles as Pook smashes for a 4. Norman Pook not only plays the long ball, but certainly demonstrates right here against Kevin Flowers who struck for 4 wickets. Nevertheless, Pook does pop up here and is forced to retire with 19 points batted in. On the very next reset, the other half of the deadly duo succumbs also after elbowing this ball in the safe hands of the bowler, Flowers.

With 6 outs in the book, Berlan knows it sits precariously with only a 3 point lead when Dean Perez crunches this fast ball for a 6 and the Eagles know they’ve clinched a spot in the 2012 Smart Harrison Parks Championship Road. For certain, Dean Perez will remember this particular outing after being carried by the excited fans. Western Eagles of Rancho is headed to the big dance people. In the other semifinal series, Excellent of Double Head Cabbage was able to grab Game I in a scorching 228-225 score that saw the victory boil down to the very last bat. Thus Game II comes this Saturday to Crooked Tree and the home team expects to tie the series and force a decisive Game III.

Changing in gears folks, we must compliment the Hattieville United Youth Sporting Club for its unceasing efforts to assist the community through sports. This Saturday, June 16th, they will present King of the Park Vol. II—a basketball tournament that will run through the summer until school re-opens. 8 Junior teams and 6 Senior teams will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 14th. Contact numbers are 669-4330 and 631-2212. On June 23rd, the Club will present an U-15 Football Marathon at the Hattieville Field for 8 onlt elite teams. Contact numbers are 669-4330 and 624-5790.

In football news, the Stann Creek Easter Cup Football Playoffs kicked off its playoff round inside the Carl Ramos Stadium on Friday night. Southside bombed Ghans 5-2 while Hopkins hurt Rivas Strikers 4-2 after 2-2 deadlock in overtime play. At the U-9 level, Umadagu blanked Hope Creek Pumas 3-zip and Benguche beat DYAF U-19 two to one. On Friday, June 15th, Benguche battles Umadagu and Southside will face Hopkins.

Turning to the cycling scene, we’re all waiting for the BCA’s National Road Championship, but in the meantime, we turn over attention to Weekend Warrior Championships which was staged yesterday. 12 of the best in the A Class are suited up and they’re off on a 65 mile journey that starts at Caves Branch Bridge and would finish at M&M Engineering on the Northern Highway. At Cottom Tree, a 7 man lead has been firmly established with Luigi Urbina on the pace followed by Ray Hyde, Shalini Zabaneh, Orrin Jones, Stephen Bisset, Robert Cassasola and James Frampton. Around the Hattieville roundabout, the big 7 remains intact but have been joined by 2 more riders as they head on to the Boom Road. At the Old Airport Road in Ladyville, it’s back to 7 with Orrin Jones on the pace, followed by Ray Hyde, Luigi Urbina, James Frmpton, Robert Cassasola, Stephen Bisset and Shalini Zabaneh. Here’s a final look at the magnificent center dismounting the Hawkesworth Bridge as it becomes obvious there will be a big sprint for the big W. Now here’s money time; Luigi Urbina of C-Ray jumps on the pace and won’t be caught. James Frampton of Santino’s works his way into 2nd and behold, Shalini Zabaneh of Cayo Rentals as she takes 3rd. Robert Cassasola is 4th, Stephen Bisset is 5th, Ray Hyde 6th and Orrin Jones rounds out the top 7.

Meanwhile, here’s the sprint for the Big Win in the B Class 55 mile race. And we take out hats off to the mighty Santino Castillo as the 56 year old grab the win in imitable fashion. Leroy Vargas of BWS is 2nd, Rigoberto Rivas is 3rd, Kaya Cattouse hangs on for 4th while Eduardo Villanueva rounds out the top 5.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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