McGarrell leads Merryboys to Sunday League title

Guyana’s Neil McGarrell had a fine all-round performance Saturday night as he led Trinidad Ceramic MerryBoys to the Carib Sunday League cricket crown in the twin-island republic.

‘Young Sri Lankans’ more experienced than appears

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Upon his arrival in the Caribbean, when asked about his team’s batting relying heavily on himself and senior team mate Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene agreed but said that his team includes “some exciting youngsters who have come through the system”.

Western Tigers, GDF score easy wins – annual Mayor’s Cup kicks off

City sides Western Tigers and the Guyana Defence Force, led by a double strike each from Edmonson Gomes and Jerome Richardson, easily disposed of West Demerara’s Pouderoyen and Uitvlugt by 3-1 margins respectively as the annual Mayor’s Cup football tournament kicked off on Sunday with a double header at the Tucville Playfield.

One million dollars for pools champ

The Palmville Sports Promotions Group national pools championships will commence tomorrow with the winner of the Open male category set to receive a first prize of a whopping one million dollars.

Brooks, Haynes fight back after Dilshan’s ton, Herath’s ‘five for’

A century from Tillakartne Dilshan and a five-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Rangan Herath added to the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) President’s XI misery as the touring Sri Lankan cricketers continued their build-up ahead of Saturday’s first test against the West Indies.

Four GASA swimmers sponsored for Carifta 2008

Linden Wickham, Ronaldo Rodrigues, Niall Roberts and Jessica Stephenson will all be participating in the 2008 Junior Carifta Games from March 27-31 in Aruba, thanks to the generosity of Cara Lodge and Scotia Bank.

Carifta selectees dominate at GASA Mashramani swim meet

Three of the four swimmers who have been selected to represent the country at the 2008 Carifta Games which are to be held in Aruba at month-end, were in full throttle on Sunday at the Guyana Amateur Swimming Associa-tion’s Mashramani swim meet which concluded yesterday at the Colgrain swimming pool.

Warnapura scores ton; Jayawardene misses one

O pener Malinda Warnapura scored a century while Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene narrowly missed one as the touring Sri Lankan cricketers ended the first day of their three-day match against a Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) President’s XI (and not a West Indies Select XI as was previously reported) on 343-5 at the National Stadium at Providence yesterday.

Young Achievers, Stewartville victorious in West Side Cup

Young Achievers and Stewartville recorded identical 2-0 wins over Beavers and Meten-Meer-Zorg respectively when the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) West Side Cup Easter round robin competition continued at the Den Amstel ground on Friday evening.

Holder holds onto his title

Christopher Holder outsprinted John Charles of Linden to win the feature event of the sixth annual Diamond Mineral Water cycle programme organized by national cycle coach Hassan Mohammed and held at the inner circuit of the National Park on Saturday.

Haniff, Cush Nagamootoo strike form in T/dad

Former Guyana left-handed opening batsman Azeemul Haniff struck form over the weekend to lead Clico Preysal to a draw against Alescon Comets in the Eastern Credit Union league in Trinidad .

Squires, Daly-Ramdyhan capture singles titles

Philip Squires proved too strong for Anthony Downes in the men’s singles final while Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan secured victory over an injured Carol Humphrey to win the ladies’ singles title when the curtains came down on the Banks DIH sponsored `Plus Energy’ Lawn Tennis championships Saturday evening at the Le Meridien Pegasus Courts.

Two major tournaments set for Lusignan Golf Club

The Lusignan Golf Club will come alive with two major tournaments this week, the first is set for Thursday (Youman Nabi) while the other is set for Easter Saturday (Phagwah).

The Sri Lankans are here!

Jayawardene feels test series is too short The Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in Guyana late Friday evening for the start of their Caribbean tour of two test and three one-day internationals.

Nicolette braces herself for return to squash courts

Guyana’s world-renowned squash player Nicolette Fernandes returned to the squash courts last Monday for light training after being sidelined from competitive play for close to a year due to an injury to her left knee.

‘B’ Division holds taped ball Twenty20 fund raiser

On March 22 at the All Saints Scots Church ground, Princess Elizabeth Road, New Amsterdam, the police Berbice Division will be holding a four- team Tape Ball Twenty20 competition as a fund-raising raising effort for the Police Cricket Club in Berbice.

Venue switched for Sri Lanka warm-up match

The much anticipated West Indies vs. Sri Lanka tour that is to be hosted in the Caribbean from the March 22 to April 15, will see the two teams clashing in two Test matches, three One Day Internationals and one Twenty20 match.

Pouderoyen and Den Amstel record wins

Pouderoyen and West Demrara recorded wins in the West Demerara Football Association’s, West Side Cup Round Robin/Knockout Tournament held last weekend.

GFF calls 20 players for U20 FIFA/CFU WC qualifiers

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday invited 20 players to begin an intensive training clinic for possible selection on the Guyana team to contest the Caribbean Football Union/FIFA World Cup qualifiers to be played in Grenada from May 1-13.

Adonis re-elected GRFU President

Current General Secretary of the Guyana Football Federation Noel Adonis has been re-elected to serve yet another term as president of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) following the Annual General meeting held last Sunday.

GT names 15 stars on All-Star team

A star-studded cast of 15 players was yesterday selected by the coaches and coordinator of the Guyana Secondary Schools Basket-ball Association (GSSBA) on the Georgetown Schools’ All-Star team which will compete against a Linden All-Stars team on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Mahabir to rumble with ‘big boys’ at Easter Sunday Drag Race meet

– will let his car do the talking Shailendra Mahabir has tossed out all expectations of a successful title defence in the Group `B’ category of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) annual Drag Racing meet on Easter Sunday, as he will make his debut in the `A’ category.

Big Truck driving towards another title

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Cruiserweight champion Wayne `Big Truck’ Braithwaite is back on the road and looking to drive all the way to the top of the cruiserweight mountain.

GASA Mashramani Swim Meet carded for this weekend

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will be staging the 2008 Mashramani Swim Meet this weekend at Colgrain pool beginning on Saturday at 9am, after it had been planned for earlier this month.

Cummings Lodge to face Central in the GSSBA GT final

Cummings Lodge Secondary extended their unbeaten streak to 15 straight games when they slaughtered a fierce Queen’s College side 71-64 to advance to the Georgetown conference finals of the Guyana Secondary School Basketball Associa-tion’s (GSSBA) ‘March Madness’ play-offs.

Banks Premium Beer Cup winners to receive prizes today

The top performers of the 2007 Banks Premium Beer Cup 16-team knockout football tournament will be presented with their prizes today at a Presentation Ceremony at head office of the sponsors,beverage giants Banks DIH, Thirst Park.

WICB to resist Test demotion

Any plans for the West Indies to be demoted to a second tier of Test cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) would be strenuously resisted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), president Julian Hunte said yesterday.

Jaggernauth, Benn find favour with selectors

Selectors generally unconvinced about the value of spin bowlers in their deliberations yesterday included two new to Test cricket in their squad of 15 for the first match of the home season against Sri Lanka, starting at the National Stadium in Guyana on Easter Saturday.

GSSBA: GT final four to battle today

The Guyana Secondary Schools Basketball Associa-tion will stage the two semifinal matches in the George-town conference today, starting at 11pm at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

GTM Under-19 competition launched

The 30th Annual Guyana and Trinidad Mutual, Fire and Life (GTM) Insurance Company Under-19 Inter-county three-day and limited overs competition was launched at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office to the tune of $3m yesterday.

Holder continues dominance

Christopher Holder continued his dominance on the local cycling scene when he outrode his more illustrious opponents to win the feature event of the 15th Annual R&R International Schoolboys and Novices’ cycle meet at the Inner circuit of the National Park on Saturday.

Pistons, Patriots set to clash in NCN 2nd div C/ships

The Wismar Pistons and the Patriots are the last two teams standing after an eventful season in the National Communications Network (NCN) Second Division basketball league and will meet in the finals this Saturday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court in Linden.

Trophy Stall advances to quarterfinals

Trophy Stall has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Trophy Stall-sponsored 15 overs softball cricket competition after defeating Regal XI on Sunday at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Rain, no play

Rain had the final say on the final day of the 2008 Carib Beer fifth round match between Guyana and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) at the National Stadium, Providence, forcing the umpires to call off the game just after the tea break yesterday.

Burnett gets to World’s Indoor semis

Guyana’s middle-distance star and records holder, Marian Burnett was knocked from her chance to get to the Women’s 800m final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the meet which ended yesterday in Valencia, Spain.

Nets defeat Maccabees in double overtime thriller

The Maccabees basketball team’s 2-0 record was blemished by the Nets first loss in a 65-62 double overtime game during Sunday evening’s Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s Brydens second division league at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Rain, no play

Rain had the final say on the final day of the 2008 Carib Beer fifth round match between Guyana and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) at the National Stadium, Providence, forcing the umpires to call off the game just after the tea break yesterday.

Burnett gets to World’s Indoor semis

Guyana’s middle-distance star and records holder, Marian Burnett was knocked from her chance to get to the Women’s 800m final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the meet which ended yesterday in Valencia, Spain.

Grant gains revenge on David-Longe

Anthony Downes completed an outstanding victory in the semifinals of the Banks DIH Plus Energy Open tennis tournament when he defeated Ezra Sue-Ho on Saturday to advance to the finals of the men’s open singles at Le Meridien Lawn tennis courts.

Nets defeat Maccabees in double overtime thriller

The Maccabees basketball team’s 2-0 record was blemished by the Nets first loss in a 65-62 double overtime game during Sunday evening’s Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s Brydens second division league at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Bishoo bowls Guyana to first points of season

A five-wicket haul by debutant Devendra Bishoo (5-29) enabled Guyana to claim first innings points from the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC)team in their 2008 Carib Beer fifth round match at the National Stadium, Providence yesterday.

Collins shines at Carifta trials

Carlwyn Collins of the Progressive Youth Club (Police) completed an oustanding sprint double in the 200 and 400m under-17 category yesterday at the Athletics Association of Guyana’s Carifta Trials held at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.