Regional Women’s Super50 Cup bowls off today

first_img… Guyana aim for winning startIN WHAT is known as the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup, Barbados will launch the defence of their title when they clash with a star-studded Leeward Islands team in one of three matches today at Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground.In the other two matches, Guyana will take on Trinidad and Tobago at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, while Jamaica will go up against the Windward Islands at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground.Merissa AguilleiraDespite the low-key build-up, the March 17 to April 4 championship holds special significance for players as they will be bidding to impress the regional selectors.This year’s tournament, which will take the form of a double-format, featuring the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup and the Women’s T20 Blaze, will be played simultaneously.The Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Georgetown Cricket Club, Everest Cricket Club and Enmore grounds will host the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup with three matches, scheduled for each day for five rounds.Meanwhile, all five rounds of the T20 Blaze will be played at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.All four matches of the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the night match of each round of the T20 Blaze at the National Stadium will be streamed via www.windiescricket.com and on the WINDIES cricket YouTube channel.Hayley MatthewsBharat Mangru (coach) and Shemaine Campbelle (captain) of the host country expressed confidence of achieving a winning start, as Guyana seek their first title.Mangru told Chronicle Sport that the ladies were encamped since last Monday at the Chetram Singh Indoor Facility, located at LBI on the East Coast of Demerara. Their aim is to have adequate preparation leading up to the tournaments. They were engaged in various aspects of training – batting, bowling and fielding.Regarding the team’s progress, the coach stated that the team comprises players from different parts of the country and the players were “gelling as a unit”.The coach declared that the team is well-balanced with a number of match-winners. Mangru feels it is the best chance for the Guyanese to win both tournaments.In conclusion, Mangru, who is a qualified CWI Level-3 coach, said the clash against the Trinidadians will not be a walkover, adding that they are a well-oiled unit and play more cricket than any other team.On the other hand, T&T captain Merissa Aguilleria, said they are fully aware of Guyana’s home advantage. However, she is optimistic of a winning start to the tournament.Further, Barbados captain Hayley Matthews told Chronicle Sport that they too are confident of defending their title.Matches bowl off at 09:30hrs at each venue.Team Guyana squad reads: Shemaine Campbelle (captain), Akaze Thompson (vice-captain), Tremayne Smartt, Erva Giddings, Sheneta Grimmond, Plaffiana Millington, Lashuna Toussaint, Shebika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Frazer, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Melanie Henry, Lafona Gilgeous, and Afruica Gentle.Trinidad and Tobago team reads: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Reniece Boyce (vice-captain), Anisa Mohammed, Britney Cooper, Lee Ann Kirby, Felicia Walters, Stacy Ann King, Shania Abdool, Samantha Bissoon, Caneisha Isaac, Rachel Vincent, Karishma Ramharack, Mikaela Jodhan, and Leandra Ramdeen.last_img read more

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Soesdyke, St Pius and North Georgetown register huge wins

first_imgTHERE were huge wins for Soesdyke, St Pius and North Georgetown as the 2019 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament continued yesterday.In the day’s opening game, Mocha won via walkover from J.E. Burnham with Mae’s getting the better of Enterprise 2-1, thanks to a brace from Elijah Bynoe (38th, 40th) who cancelled out Kristin Semple’s 17th minute strike.Soesdyke, in the second set of matches for the day, steamrolled St Margaret’s 7-0 with goals from Jaden Tasher (13th, 15th, 23rd), Jermaine Mitchel (21st, 25th) and single strikes from Ezekiel Holder (36th) and Neil Persaud (38th). On the opposing pitch Craig beat South Ruimveldt via a 2-0 margin thanks to Timothy Mellvile (2nd, 31st).Redeemer were also winners on the day over Uitvlugt with Nickolas Watts (21th) scoring their goal while Timehri overcame Plaisance 4-0 thanks to Estavan Madina (10th, 27th), Tyrone Pereira (34th) and Jason Williams (37th).North Georgetown also produced a 7-0 score line this time thumping Ann’s Grove thanks to Garey Primo (11th, 12th, 33rd, 40th) with Martha Chance (10th), Dellon Wray (24th) and Maneshar Khan (14th). On the other pitch, it was St Agnes who were winners over St Ambrose, thanks to Shaquille Dalrymple (14th) and Kwason Chance (26th).Marian Academy beat off F.E Pollard after Emanuel Francois (16th) and Jeremy Ten-Pow (40th) goals overcame the early goal of Jaquan Armstrong (3rd). The opposing pitch had all the action, however, as St Pius continued their strong run, beating Smith Memorial 9-1. Jamal Fraser (1st, 19th, 22nd, 29th, 34th, 36th) was the chief destroyer. Jamal Jones (13th), Nickali Watson (25th) and Teon Macey (31st) scored also. Japheth Sampson (4th) scored Smith’s consolation goal.The St Stephens vs Tucville match was abandoned due to a power outage while West Ruimveldt overcame Genesis 1-0 thanks to Cleon La Rose (10th).Matches continue next Saturday.last_img read more

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Rio Indoor Championship concludes tonight

first_imgALL roads will lead to the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue this evening when the inaugural Rio Indoor Streetball Championship concludes with the semi-final and eventual grand finale.In the opening semi-final match, Bent Street will tackle newcomers Rio All-Stars from 20:00hrs. The seasoned Bent Street unit enter the match as the favourites.The aforementioned status is due to the proliferation of national players on their roster, inclusive of Daniel Wilson, Clive Nobrega, Akel Clarke, Pernell Schultz and William Europe.On the other hand, the debutants possess a high-profile contingent which comprises Jermin Junior, Andrew Murray, Joshua Browne, Job Caesar and Kelsey Benjamin, underpinning their status as the nation’s emerging powerhouse in the streetball format.In the second semi-final affair, Sparta Boss will lock horns with Gold is Money at 21:00hrs. The match will be another chapter in the storied rivalry of the two teams. Sparta Boss will enter as favourites, as they secured a 4-3 win over Gold is Money in the previous encounter.The likes of Sheldon Shepherd, Gregory Richardson, Eusi Phillips and Ryan Hackett will be required to secure another identical outcome come kick-off time.However, revenge will be on the mind of Gold is Money unit who will be led by the likes of Randolph Wagner, Phillip Rowley, Jamal Pedro and Keifer Brandt, as they aim for a place in the championship finale.The respective winners will battle in the grand finale, with the losers matching skills in the third-place playoff.According to an official release from the tournament coordinators Three Peat Promotions, “We are finally at the eve of the event’s conclusion.The battle lines have been drawn among the hard-core fans with regard to their support on the final night of the tournament. Every side have the requisite talents and abilities to progress to the championship so we are expecting a momentous evening of high-quality action which is expected to entertain the large spectatorship that will descend on the venue.”The correspondence further said, “The anticipation and excitement for the grand finale is almost indescribable. Both semi-final matches are essentially finals which highlight the overall quality of the tournament.“We are expecting a tremendous night of action which will captivate and thrill the large spectatorship as we aim to crown the inaugural Rio Indoor Streetball Champion.”The winning team will pocket $1M and the championship trophy, while the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will collect $400 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.last_img read more

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Black Caps back at full strength for Aussie retro ODI series

first_imgNEW ZEALAND will have their first-choice pace attack restored when they chase cricketing redemption on Australian soil in this month’s Gillette ODI Series.Spearheads Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry are included in the 15-man squad for the three-match series starting next week after injury forced all three to miss the 3-0 sweep of an ODI series against India.The trio all played little or no part in the Black Caps’ humiliating Test whitewash by Australia over the Christmas period due to a variety of ailments.Ferguson and Henry have only played domestic cricket since then but left-arm swing merchant Boult returned in a starring role in New Zealand’s just-completed 2-0 Test series thumping of India.Tim Southee and breakthrough rookie Kyle Jamieson have retained their ODI spots, meaning no room for Scott Kuggeleijn and Hamish Bennett.Kane Williamson will lead a familiar batting line-up while the all-rounder group comprises Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner, all key figures in the Black Caps’ run to last year’s World Cup final.The last time Australia and New Zealand met in ODI cricket was in the group stage of last year’s World Cup, where Usman Khawaja top-scored with 88 and Mitchell Starc claimed a five-wicket haul in a 86-run win for Australia.The only player missing from their World Cup squad is hard-hitting opening batsman Colin Munro, replaced by Jamieson.Coach Gary Stead was pleased to have a full-strength side available to chase a first New Zealand ODI series win in Australia.“Playing Australia in Australia is one of the great challenges in world cricket and you know you will be severely tested in all aspects of the game,” Stead said.“Our one-day unit is a pretty settled one with plenty of experience and I think that showed in the recent series against India.“It’s great to welcome back the class of Trent, Matt and Lockie who spearheaded our run to the Cricket World Cup final last year.“Kyle’s made every post a winner since his international debut this season and he’ll be a handy asset to have in Australia.”Tall seamer Jamieson was a revelation against India, taking nine wickets at 16.33 across the two Tests.The squad leaves on Monday ahead of a series which starts at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13.New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.First ODI: March 13 at SCG (D/N). 14:30hrs AEDT, Fox Cricket & KayoSecond ODI: March 15 at SCG. 10:30hrs AEDT, Fox Cricket & KayoThird ODI: March 20 at Blundstone Arena, Hobart (D/N). 14:30hrs AEDT, Foxlast_img read more

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BCB congratulates Trophy Stall U15, Female teams for winning inter-county titles

first_img– Board looking to add U17 title to collection next year THE president and executives of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)  have sent regards to the management and players of Berbice’s Trophy Stall Under-15 and Female teams for winning their respective inter-county tournament organised by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).The Boys U15 team played unbeaten on their way to the 2020 GCB/Dave’s West Indian Imports title while the senior ladies brought home the GCB/Superbet 50 overs title. Additionally, the Under 17 team finished as runner up to Demerara in the GCB/Rubis U17 inter county tournament.Special congrats were issued to team Managers Ameer Rahaman, Angela Haniff along with coaches Leslie Solomon and Winston Smith. Winning captains Rampertab Ramnauth and Shabika Gajnabi led by examples and were outstanding role models to their charges for the respective U15 and Senior Ladies team.Rampertab led as skipper and opener during the U15 tourney, ending as the leading run-scorer for his team and tournament. Gajnabi, who recently established herself as a full-fledged West Indies international women’s player, was amazing in her own right leading with the bat and as captain of the Berbice team.“The BCB is quite delighted at the success of our teams as it is just reward for the hard work, dedication and combined effort of every board executives, club officials and the coaching staff. Special mention must also be made of the Balram Samaroo led Selection Committee who worked as a collective unit to select the best Berbice teams”, read the release.Over the last two years, the BCB has organised numerous cricket tournaments at all levels and has made a great effort to invest heavily in junior and female cricket. The BCB also sent their thanks to tournament sponsors, Mr. Brian Ramphal and Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh of the United States, Mike’s Pharmacy, Lewison General Store, ex-Guyana/West Indies Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, Nand Persaud Co. Ltd and New York Business Group for their sponsorship of our junior and female tournaments.The executives further added that they will be aiming to win the U17 Inter- county title after falling short to their task this year. Lastly, the BCB recognised and hailed Trophy Stall boss Ramesh Sunich, the proud sponsor of all Berbice inter-county teams as well as other areas involving cricket in Berbice and Guyana overall.last_img read more

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Lewis fireworks land Patriots maiden win

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Evin Lewis dazzled with a 14th Caribbean Premier League  (CPL) half-century but it was Australian Ben Dunk who emerged the hero, slamming successive sixes off teenaged seamer Nyeem Young in the final over to earn St Kitts and Nevis Patriots their first points with a dramatic six-wicket victory over Barbados Tridents here yesterday.Chasing 152 in the first match of the tournament staged at Queen’s Park Oval, Patriots looked favourites throughout the run chase thanks to the left-handed Lewis’s superb 89 off 60 deliveries.When he holed out on the ropes at long off in the penultimate over, however, Patriots still required 20 from eight deliveries and the momentum instantly shifted back to Tridents.Dunk then scrambled seven runs from the last three balls of the over setting up a tense finish with Patriots now needing 13 from the last six balls of the match.Inexplicably saddled with the burden of the last over in his first match of the tournament, Young conceded a wide off the first ball and a dot ball off the next delivery but then watched as Dunk smashed back-to-back sixes on either side of the wicket, to get Patriots over the line with three balls to spare.The left-handed Dunk finished unbeaten on 22 off 11 balls with a four and two sixes, his innings helping to deal the reigning champions their third defeat in four matches in what has been a less than stellar start to their title defence.Tridents had only themselves to blame after being sent in, producing yet another haphazard batting effort to post 151 for seven off their 20 overs.They were going nowhere at 79 for four in the 14th over until New Zealander Corey Anderson stepped up to stroke a 19-ball 31 and galvanise the innings.Not for the first time, opener Shai Hope batted slowly and his 29 needed 30 deliveries while Ashley Nurse chipped in with 25 from 17 balls and opener Johnson Charles, a run-a-ball 24.For the second straight game, Johnson and Hope staged a half-century stand with exactly 50 off 45 balls for the first wicket.However, once Charles was hit in front, by off-spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar (2-17), Tridents declined quickly, losing four wickets for 29 runs in the space of 32 deliveries.The left-handed Anderson, with scores of 0, 2 and 2 in his previous innings, then clobbered three sixes in a 56-run, fifth-wicket stand with Nurse to ensure Tridents made a recovery of sorts.Patriots stumbled at the start of their run chase when Australian Chris Lynn (16) and Joshua DaSilva (1) both fell cheaply but Lewis then treated all to a masterclass that formed the foundation of a 78-run, third-wicket stand with Denesh Ramdin (20).Lewis belted two fours and nine sixes – three of which came in succession at the start of the ninth over from leg-spinner Hayden Walsh and raised his fifty of 28 balls.He lost Ramdin in the 17th over to a catch in the deep off medium pacer Kyle Mayers before perishing in Mayers’ next over, with the result still in the balance but Dunk arrived to put on the finishing touches.last_img read more

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Nigerian Sports Award Hails U-23 Team Eagles, Quadri

first_imgUnmissable Incentives Limited – organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award have hailed the heroics of the U-23 Eagles as they progressed to the quarter-finals at the Men’s OlympicFootball Tournament Rio 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Group B thanks to a header by Sadiq Umar at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.In congratulating the U-23 Eagles Team and Nigeria for the recent achievement in the RioOlympics, the Executive Director of Unmissable Incentives, Mr. Kayode Idowu, hailed theteams’ remarkable performances in its first two opening games which has now solidified itsplace in the next round and also further identified the Dream Team as one of the favourites for the competition.He noted that this achievement would further brighten the hope which sport loving Nigerians have placed in them and the entire athletic team representing Nigeria, as they all strive for gold in the 2016 Rio Olympic games.Furthermore, Mr. Kayode Idowu also seized the moment to congratulate Nigerian Table Tennis Star Player and two-time winner of the Prestigious Nigerian Sports Award, Aruna Quadri on his recent 4-1 victory against Slovakia’s Yang Wang in the table tennis event held on Sunday.Idowu afterward used the medium to restate the commencement of nominations for the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award. “The Rio Olympics competition has also provided another platform through which Nigerians can evaluate the performances of all the participants and nominate them for the upcoming Nigerian Sports Award. They can visit the official website of the award (www.nigeriansportsaward.com) or go through other social media platforms to nominate their sports personalities in the different categories” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Organisers Promise Exciting Time as Nigeria Cup Starts Today

first_imgThe organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup slated for the Ikoyi Club golf section has promised that golfers competing in this year’s tournament and fans alike would be treated to an thrilling action throughout the tourney.At a media briefing in Lagos on Wednesday to herald the tournament, Chairman of the committee Brigadier-General Musbau Amolegbe (retd.)  said there was always the need to celebrate the country despite  all the challenges it is facing.“It is true that the nation is facing lots of challenges, yet we have to celebrate because there is no nation that has not gone through these stages at some point in their life,” Amolegbe said.He  said this year’s competition would  tee off today with the children’s clinic, while the  caddies will be hitting  the course on Monday.The retired military officer said the ladies would be busy on the course on Tuesday with a special four-club kitty fixed for the next day, while the professionals would have their way on the course on September 28.He said N3m is staked in the pro-event with players selected based on their performances on the merit list.Amolegbe said   those who scaled through the pre-qualifiers on August  26  and those who because of their handicap automatically qualified would play on September 30.According to him, the Gala Night will take place on Sunday to round off the tournament aimed at celebrating Nigeria’s independence.Nigeria Cup is organised under the auspices of Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria AssociationShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Nigeria Bankers Games Begin with Funfair

first_imgIt was glitz and glamour as the 17th edition of Nigeria Bankers Games kickoff at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex at the weekend.In the opening match of the football event, defending champions, Fidelity Bankers were forced to a goalless draw by their First Bank counterparts.Dignitaries and top executives which include the Group head, Corporate Communication of BUA Group, Mr O’tega Ogra, COO of MediaVision Ltd, Mr Jimmy Sogbesan, Head Corporate Services of FCMB Mrs Felicia Obozuwa graced the encounter. In the second match, five-time champions of the football event, UBA defeated the 2008 football winners FCMB by 3-0.BUA Group defeated Konga by a lone goal in a novelty match that preceded the opener.EcoBank, FCMB, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA and Union Bank took part in the match past. Action continues this weekend at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex, Yaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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The Open 2019: Rory McIlroy’s Hopes in Tatters

first_imgRory McIlroy made a quadruple bogey on the first hole and triple bogey at the last as his bid for a golf’s home British Open victory at Royal Portrush was left in tatters.The 2014 winner, playing in his home country of Northern Ireland, sent his first tee shot out of bounds and ended his round ingloriously.McIlroy finished with a round of eight-over-par 79 – 12 strokes behind clubhouse leader Shane Lowry. Rory McIlroy World number one Brooks Koepka made a promising start to his opening round.The 29-year-old American, seeking his fifth major since 2017, made birdies on holes two and five in a group that includes 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen. His compatriot and 2017 champion, Jordan Spieth, also looked in good form, having moved to three under after six holes.Three-time winner Tiger Woods is playing alongside fellow American and 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and England’s Matt Wallace, while world number four Justin Rose, tied second in 2018, is with American Tony Finau and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard.Much of focus in the build-up to the championship was whether, come Sunday, Northern Ireland would be celebrating their greatest hope lifting the Claret Jug on the country’s premier course.But the chances of that happening have all but disappeared as the 30-year-old evoked memories of his final-round collapse at the 2011 Masters, with an inward nine that included a double bogey on the 16th and a triple bogey on the 18th. The quadruple was his first in a major since the 2013 US Open.“I would like to punch myself,” the four-time major winner told BBC Radio 5 Live.“I made a couple of stupid mistakes. I was pretty nervous on the first tee and hit a bad shot. I showed some resilience in the middle of the round and was trying to fight back into the championship but then I finished off poorly as well.“If I look back, I undid all my good work to recover on the last three holes.“At the end of the day, I play golf to fulfil my ambitions, not anyone else’s, but I wish I could have given the crowd something to cheer about.“I let myself down more than anyone else and need to pick myself back up.”Irishman Lowry set the early standard with five birdies, and one dropped shot, for a 67, while 22-year-old Scot Robert MacIntyre, playing in his first Open, produced an eagle at the fifth and finished his opening round a shot behind.Spanish two-time runner-up Sergio Garcia and 2012 US Open winner Webb Simpson also had strong days to join a group on three under.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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