Melbourne win Senior Cup

first_imgMelbourne are the 2016 champions of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup.The Nikita Miller-captained outfit, whose last hold on the two-day crown was in 2012, won the tournament after defeating first-time finalists St Thomas CA by 75 runs at Sabina Park yesterday.Resuming on 38 for two in their second innings and with an overall lead of 108 runs – after scoring 181 in their first time at bat – Melbourne were dismissed for 159, despite 59 from former national youth representative Omar Allison.Batting at number seven, stroke-playing Allison was best supported by opening batsman, Guyanese Trevon Griffith, who, after being not out 15 overnight, went on to post 37, and Andre McCarthy, who added seven to his overnight 11.MULTIPLE WICKETSLeading the way for St Thomas was off-spin all-rounder Marvin Darlington, who snared five for 41, and Jamaica left-arm fast bowler Gavan Brown, who, after picking up two for 22 on day one, went on to end with four for 47.St Thomas, who scored 111 in their first innings, were then set an outright victory target of 231. However, courtesy of the ever-reliable and in-form Miller, they were bowled out for 156.Bowling his usual tight lines and mixing variations, Miller was seconded by his left-arm counterpart and seasonal sidekick Christopher Lamont, who gathered three for 61 and standout teenage fast bowler Oshane Thomas, who started the demise with two for 23.Carlton Baugh Jr, captain of St Thomas, was the pick of the batsmen for the losers with 48, while former Jamaica youth captain Jamie Trenchfield, with whom Baugh put on a threatening 67 for the fifth wicket, made 25.The victory was sweet delight for Melbourne, who, during the preliminaries, went down to St Thomas on first-innings points.Also as well, last season, Melbourne had their win against the men from the east in the national one-day championship overturned by the JCA, due to the use of inadequate sightscreens. The JCA ruling eliminated Melbourne from the tournament.”It’s a pleasing win,” said Miller, whose team, in addition to the trophy, took home $500,000. “It’s also good to know that after losing to St Thomas in the group stages, we turned up and won when it mattered most.”last_img read more

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Women’s meet shines light on self-sufficiency

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“There is no job security in corporate America,” said Judi Finneran, director of Team Women, a women-only networking chapter. “Employers don’t want people to retire from their companies anymore, because it costs them too much.” With her in-home wine tasting business, Finneran calls herself the equivalent of the Tupperware lady from the 1970s. She’s also among the more than 2 million self-employed residents of California, a population that grew more than 7.6 percent in 2004, according to the U.S. Small Business Association. Although the thought of opening a business may seem risky to some, the speakers on Tuesday said working for somebody else these days is even riskier. So like the farmers of days gone by, they’re taking care of themselves. After more than 15 years in sales, John Klymshyn walked away from the corporate life to start his own business. He now crisscrosses the country giving speeches and motivating others on ways to sell and cultivate more clients. He said the job change gives him more family time and encourages others to take the same chance. VALENCIA – They once sported power suits in the office, but in the era of downsizing, outsourcing and disappearing pensions, these folks have tossed those getups aside to work for themselves. They are a growing number of people who’ve left the cubicles of corporate America to stake out claims on their own, in search of dependable futures, financial security and freedom from nagging bosses. They’re finding it in home-based businesses – some have become personal chefs or formed their own companies, such as financial planning and one-stop attorney offices. Entrepreneurs, financial wizards and consultants congregated on Tuesday at College of the Canyons for its Women’s Leadership Conference. They shared their struggles and triumphs about making it on their own and explained the reasons that drove them to it. “About eight years ago, I went out on my own, thank God,” he said. Debra Vanatta also found a new life when she left court reporting and opened up a Curves workout center in Newhall in 2001. Today she owns four of them in Santa Clarita. Running the centers came easy to her, because she’s already into fitness. But she found that the concept of Curves connected well with women because the franchises fit their needs. The facilities are women-only and promote 30-minute workouts. “It reached out to benefit others,” she told the room full of women considering opening their own businesses. Sitting in the audience, 50-year-old Irene Dugais listened closely to Vanatta and others on the panel. The Rancho Cucamonga woman is a project accountant in construction, but plans to go out on her own next year and buy rental property and then refinance it to purchase more property in Arizona. She said it’s the answer to having a secure future. “What if in a year they say, `We don’t need you anymore?”‘ she said. “My goal is to be self-sufficient.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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