BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Lanky pacer Christopher Powell grabbed a five-wicket haul as defending champion Jamaica put the choke on Barbados on the first day of the third series of matches in the Regional Under-19 three-day Championship here yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A man was arrested for throwing a plastic bottle at Usain Bolt and the seven other competitors just before the start of the 100 metres final at the Olympics yesterday, London’s Metropolitan Police said.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Typically stoic batting from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and a career-best knock from Kemar Roach allowed West Indies to formalise a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test yesterday here.
BLACK ROCK, Barbados, CMC – Windward Islands enjoyed the better of the exchanges on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 three-day Championship clash with Leeward Islands here yesterday.
LEEDS, England, (Reuters) – England failed to make a breakthrough before rain forced the abandonment of play at 1715 (1615 GMT) on the fourth day of the second test at Headingley yesterday as South Africa reached 39 without loss in their second innings.
PINE BASIN, Barbados, CMC – Opening batsman Jeremy Solozano slammed an unbeaten century to lead a Trinidad and Tobago assault on Guyana’s bowling on the first day of their Regional Under-19 three-day Champion third round match here yesterday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Marlon Samuels defied a dropped chance and the “distraction” of the women’s Olympic 100 metres final being shown in the ground to score a pivotal 52 that fortified West Indies’ bid for a series-clinching victory over New Zealand in the second Test here yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Three athletics golds crowned host nation Britain’s best Olympic day for over a century after the greatest swimmer of all time bowed out on a high by winning yesterday’s last pool race of the Games.
With West Indian attention firmly set on London and our special stars at the Olympics on track and in pool, a breathtaking individual performance in the team discipline that first established the region’s sporting excellence passed on Friday at a hallowed Caribbean cricket venue without the acclaim it truly deserved.
By Yonalla Dalrymple
The Goodwill draughts series between Guyana and Suriname got underway on Friday evening with the opening ceremony at the Providence National Stadium with Guyana’s Director of Sports Neil Kumar declaring the tournament open.
— Caribbean Under-13 number-two ranked player Priscilla Greaves’ table tennis success could be attributed to genetics as much as it is due to talent, sacrifice and hard work
Says Iva Wharton
Mention the name Colin France and the image of a table tennis ball readily springs to mind.
That is because Colin France is a household name in Guyana and his name is synonymous with table tennis.
LONDON, CMC – St Kitts and Nevis’ most decorated athlete Kim Collins was yesterday barred from competing in the men’s Olympic 100 metres for breaching team rules and says his career for the tiny Caribbean country could now be over.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen led an England counter-attack with a scintillating unbeaten century to lift his side to 351 for five on the third day of the second test against South Africa yesterday.