James flops but Bahamians, Carter shine

Kirani James

ISTANBUL, Turkey,  CMC – Teenaged Grenadian sensation Kirani James failed to produce the anticipated fireworks, finishing last in the men’s 400 metres final as Bahamians Demetrius Pinder and Chris Brown stepped up to capture silver bronze at the World Indoor Championships here  yesterday.

Confident Aussies arrive for battle

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Australia arrived here Saturday bubbling with confidence and champing at the bit to face West Indies in the five-match One-Day International series bowling off next Friday.

Tucville, Campbellville battle to 1-1 draw

Action in the schools’ game between Tucville and New Campbellville Secondary Schools.

Defending boys champions Tucville Secondary School fought their way back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with newcomers New Campbellville Secondary in the opening match of the Scotia Bank-Pepsi schools football tournament yesterday at Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.

Peters, Sebastien help Windwards snatch early points

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A five-wicket haul by Vincentian fast bowler Kenroy Peters and a determined unbeaten 68 from captain Liam Sebastien secured first innings points for the Windward Islands against the Leeward Islands on the opening day of their fifth round clash in the Regional Four-Day Championship here late Friday.

Dravid calls time on international career

Rahul Dravid

MUMBAI,  – India batting great and former skipper Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday, saying it was the right time to “move on” and make way for the next generation of players.

B/dos make steady progress against Guyana

Veerasammy Permaul

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Spurred by half-centuries from openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Omar Phillips, as well as Jonathan Carter, Barbados reached 227 for five in their first innings at the close against Guyana on the opening day of their fifth round regional first-class match at Kensington Oval here yesterday.

Baugh century rescues J/ca

Carlton Baugh

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,   CMC – West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh stroked his 12th first class century to haul Jamaica out of trouble on the opening day of their fifth round clash against Trinidad and Tobago here yesterday.

Taylor claims top spot in batting rankings

Stafanie Taylor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Prolific West Indies opener Stafanie Taylor is now the world’s top ranked women’s batsman. In the latest release of the rankings yesterday, the 20-year-old right-hander rose one place to overtake India’s Mithali Raj, and assume the top spot in the rankings.