GDF in strong position against GYO

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) closed the first day of their Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods two day second division match against Vikings in a strong position.

Bakewell Softball fixtures for today

Following are today’s fixtures in the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association’s Blackwell sponsored competition.

Smith relishing new opening role in T20s

LONDON, England, CMC – Dwayne Smith says he relishes continuing at the top of the order, after opening for the first time in an international match in West Indies’ 10-wicket loss to England here Friday.

Windies trying to avoid clean sweep

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies will hope to salvage something from their short Twenty20 campaign here when they face England in the last encounter of the two-match series today.

Pollard’s Mumbai get the best of Bravo’s Chennai

CHENNAI, India,  CMC – Big-hitting West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard played a minor role as his Mumbai Indians scored a thrilling three-wicket win over fellow Trinidadian Dwayne Bravo’s Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday.

Cricket IMC talks ‘quite productive’ -ministry

Sport Minister Dr. Frank Anthony yesterday chaired the first meeting of cricket’s top brass with the aim of setting up an Interim Management Committee for the game and in a statement the ministry said that the deliberations were “quite productive”.

Tame batting sends Windies to three-wicket loss

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – A tame batting effort saw West Indies Women plunge to their first defeat in their four-match One-Day International against Pakistan Women, going down by three wickets at Arnos Vale here yesterday.

Debutant Lyon’s five wickets put Australia in control

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Off spinner Nathan Lyon  dazzled on his international debut by capturing five wickets as  Australia bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 105 runs in their  first innings of the opening test yesterday.

Omesh score 72-run victory over Bel Air

Bakewell Softball Tournament

The Bakewell Softball Tournament organized by the Guyana Softball League continued last Sunday with matches in the open and over-40 categories at various grounds.

BCB names strong Berbice Under-21 team

The Berbice Cricket Board in order to  expose younger players to a higher level of cricket has organized a series of 40-overs cricket matches between the Berbice Under-21 team and their counterparts from Georgetown and the East Coast.

Lloyd tipped to head IMC

-Body to be formed today

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) to goveren cricket in Guyana for the next few month will be formed today after a meeting is held at the office of Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Dr Frank Anthony.

Roach helps Worcestershire peg back leaders

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies speedster Kemar Roach made crucial strikes as Worcestershire put Division One leaders Lancashire on the back foot on the opening day of their County Championship game here yesterday.

No word on Jagdeo/ Hunte meeting

- But Clive Lloyd sees bright future for Guyana’s cricket

Legendary West Indies captain Clive Lloyd is optimistic that a bright future awaits Guyana’s cricket following yesterday’s meeting with President Bharrat Jagdeo, Dr.

Bravo half-century not enough to save Notts

LONDON, England, CMC – Rookie West Indies stroke-maker Darren Bravo hit a run-a-ball 62 for Nottinghamshire but failed to prevent them from a two-run loss to Lancashire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 on Monday.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for desert dust-up

KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play a three Test series, five one-day  internationals and a T20 match in the United Arab Emirates from  Oct.

Barbados crush Development XI to celebrate title

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Barbados defended their St Kitts Under-13 Festival in style, crushing the St Kitts Development XI by a whopping 198 runs in their final match here Monday.

Mohammed spins Windies to victory again – 2nd ODI

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Another spectacular bowling spell from Anisa Mohammed swept West Indies Women to an 89-run victory over Pakistan Women in the second One-day International  yesterday.

BCB releases schedule for remainder of 2011

The Berbice Cricket Board for the remainder of this year would be involved in over 30 off-the-field activities  and would also be  hosting numerous cricket tournaments at all levels.

BCCI worried by “government interference”

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian Cricket Board  (BCCI) has thrown its weight behind a protest against sweeping  government reforms intended to make the country’s sports  federations more transparent.

Barbados win again in low-scoring contest

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Unbeaten Barbados were poised to formally clinch the St Kitts Under-13 Festival title yesterday after chalking up their fifth straight win in the sixth round of the tournament on Sunday.

Sri Lanka aim to put Aussies in a spin

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will bank on  its spinners in the first test match against Australia starting tomorrow in Galle, a pitch historically favouring turn, but the visitors’ debutant bowlers may cause trouble to the host  nation’s batsmen.

Malteenoes clobber Third-class

Queensway Cup…

In a truly one-sided contest, Malteenoes hammered second division side Third-class by 241 runs, in the final first round match of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Queensway Cup limited-overs cricket competition at the Everest ground yesterday.

Albion thrash Leguan’s Young Warriors

Kares Engineering /Bushy Park Sawmills 10/10 cricket….

Albion Community Centre yesterday defeated Leguan’s Young Warriors by eight wickets in the Kares Engineering/Bushy Park Sawmills 10/10 Tapeball tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda.

No runs for Pollard as Somerset go down in final

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Itinerant West Indies Twenty20 batsman Kieron Pollard failed twice for Somerset as Leicestershire clinched the Friends Life T20 Championship here yesterday.

Barbados reel off second straight win in St Kitts

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Barbados eased even closer to a successful title defence at the St Kitts Under-13 Cricket Festival when they trounced hosts St Kitts by 102 runs Friday, to record their second straight win.

Simmons helps Carlton reach One-day Final

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Lendl Simmons made a small contribution, helping Carlton reach the Final of the Super Cup One-day competition with three-wicket victory over highly-favoured Empire in the semi-finals  yesterday.

India win another World Cup

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – In a repeat of the official World Cup staged earlier this year in their homeland, India overturned Sri Lanka to win the Lawyers’ World Cup by 22 runs on Saturday here.

Khan positive despite loss of Pollard, Bravo

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Omar Khan is confident that Trinidad & Tobago can represent the Caribbean’s interest in a major way at the Champions League Twenty20 in India.

Heroic Dravid delays England charge towards whitewash

- carries bat throughout innings

LONDON, (Reuters) – Another monumental performance  from Rahul Dravid on the fourth day of the fourth test at the  Oval yesterday delayed England’s progress towards a series  whitewash over India.

Tigers win but Zimbabwe take series

Captain Shakib Al-Hasan and Mahmudullah starred with bat and ball as Bangladesh finished their tour of Zimbabwe with a 93-run win in the final One Day International in Bulawayo yesterday.

“Duck” for Shiv as miserable start for Warwickshire continues

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul completed a wretched County Championship debut for Warwickshire, falling for a “duck” as his side plunged to a 209-run loss to Hampshire inside three days on Saturday.

Bell and Pietersen share record England stand

LONDON, (Reuters) – Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen  shared a record partnership of 350 yesterday as England  ruthlessly dissected an inadequate India attack on the second  day of the fourth and final test at the Oval.

India bowling prospect on fast-track to success

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – As India cries out for a pace  bowler to add some much-needed bite to its depleted attack, one  man in the frame to become a future new ball spearhead believes  speed alone cannot guarantee success.

Pakistan board clears Malik in integrity case

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Former Pakistan captain Shoaib  Malik has been cleared of wrongdoing in an integrity  investigation and can be considered for international selection  again, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said yesterday.

Queensway Cup launched

- Special emphasis being placed on development of fast-bowlers

The Queensway-sponsored 2011 Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Open 50 overs Knockout Cricket competition was launched yesterday during a small ceremony at Value Maxx office on Regent Road and Oronoque Street, Bourda.

Youth coach calls for limited overs lift after Jamaica failure

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Jamaica Under-19 coach Robert Samuels wants more limited overs cricket played in the country, if the side is to improve from their dismal showing in the WICB Regional Under-19 One-Day Championship in Guyana last week.