Eleven teams will vie for supremacy in the 2007 Windalco Primary and Junior High Netball and Cricket competition that runs from April 27 to June 29. All matches are slated for the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited playfield at Litford on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The competing teams are Village all age, Watsonville Primary, Clapham All Age, Turnberry All Age, Walkerswood All Age, Monague Primary and Junior High from group A and Mount Waddy All Age, Bensonton All Age, Alderton All Age, Camperdown All Age, Jeffreyville from group b.
The competition, which is being staged for the eighth year in a row and in addition to the sporting aspect Windalco, has been assisting students with tuition fees for their high school education.
According to community relations officer at Windalco, Michael Harris "talent and discipline has been discovered in some of the students and the company hopes to continue the valuable relationship with the school for many more years to come".
He revealed that Windalco was providing sponsorship to the tune of some $500,000 for the competition and in addition, scholarships are provided to outstanding students in cricket and netball to attend High and Technical schools and if they finish in the top ten in their classes the sponsorship goes all the way up to 5th form. Prior to the opening games, Jeffreyville was adjudged the best-dressed team with Watsonville deemed first runner up and Clapham and Village tying for second runner up.
In the cricket match Village All Age was bundled out for 38 off 15.2 overs, with extras leading the way with 20. Opener Dwayne Harrison top scored with 5.
Kevin Brown 3/10 for 3.2 overs and Kevin Wollaston 2/3 off 3 overs were the leading Turnberry bowlers.
Costlee Harrison 11 not out, Jake Walters 6 not out and opener Jamar Dish 9 run out, quickly erased the paltry target as Turnberry raced to 40/2 off 6 overs.
In Netball action Mount Waddy 16- Janeila Walker (GA) 7, Jessica Green (GS) 5, and Shanique Bell (GS) 4, toped Bensonton 9 - Tamara Reid (GS) 6 and Moysha Smith (GA) 3.