Record turnout for Noranda sports competitions in St. Ann


August 25, 2016
CSS Strikers goal-keep player (left) tries to ward off an attack from St. Ann Development's wing attack (right) in the semi-finals of the Noranda sponsored St. Ann netball competition August 21 at Port Rhoades Sports Club, Discovery Bay. Contributed

A record 700 footballers, cricketers and netballers have been participating this summer in Noranda Bauxite's community sports competitions across the company's operating areas in north and south-east St Ann.

The Eltham Police Youth Club emerged the winner of the St Ann Seniors Netball Competition when they defeated Bamboo Police Youth Club 33-22 in the finals played on Sunday at Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay.

The Intermediate zone was won by St Ann Development Squad, which beat CSS Strikers 16-13.

Sixteen clubs entered the competition this year, an increase of four teams over 2015.

The St Ann Cricket Premiere League will continue into next month with Chalky Hill and Content Gardens lining up for the final at Port Rhoades on Sunday, September 4.

Chalky Hill narrowly beat PRT Traders in the semi-finals played at Port Rhoades On August 21, the victors scoring 99 in their 40-overs match and bowling out PRT for 99.

The other finalist, Content Gardens, after scoring a massive 223 runs, bowled out Humble Lions for a mere 43.

Doran White top scored with 56 for Content, while their destroyer Canute Fagan took six Lions wickets for 15 runs in 5.1 overs.

The League provided keen competition among 28 communities including St. Ann powerhouse teams Links, Beverly, Dumbarton, and Old Folly.

The football competition has also attracted 33 teams with Alexandria Wilson Shop, Friendship, Aboukir, Meadows and Happy News leading their respective zones.

The finals will be played in late September.

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