Leewards 187 all out, Guyana 67-0

Off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine ripped through the Leeward Islands middle-order to end with 4-24 as the Leewards were dismissed for 187 in their first innings of the fourth round Carib Beer series match against Guyana at the Albion Community Development Centre ground yesterday.

Goodwood Under-19 cricket final

Central Essequibo defeated East Bank Essequibo by four wickets in the final of the Goodwood under-19 competition played at the Cotton-Field ground on Saturday.

GNIC rolls over Third Class

The Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) beat Third Class by 76 runs in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-19 40-over cricket competition at the GNIC ground on Saturday.

GCA U-19 40-over cricket competition

A century from Vishal Singh led Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a 262-run win over the Gandhi Youth Organi-zation (GYO) in the George-town Cricket Association (GCA) under-19 40-over cric-ket competition at the GYO ground on Saturday.

GCA Under-19 40-over cricket competition

A fine all-round performance by Stephen Jacobs led St Stanislaus College to a resounding 100-run victory over Police Sport Club in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-10 cricket competition at the Eve Leary ground yesterday.

GCA shortlists 22 for Inter-County competition

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has short listed 22 players to continue training with a view to making the final 14-man squad to represent the association at the upcoming Under-15 Inter-Association tournament.

NCN to broadcast “Cricket Countdown”

With the countdown underway to the opening ceremony of the mega cricket event, Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007, National Communications Network (NCN) will be broadcasting a series of programmes entitled “Cricket Countdown”.

Samuels, Lara guide Windies to victory

THE rationale for Brian Lara’s decision to bowl first on winning the toss in warm, sultry weather on a flat, hard pitch in the Pepsi Cup match against India here yesterday was not immediately evident.

Forde, Fernandes cop top NSC Sports Awards

Cleveland Forde and Nicolette Fernandes landed the prestigious Sportsman and Sportswoman-of-the-Year titles respectively when the National Sports Commission (NSC) panel met yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Windies unlikely to tinker much with team

THE West Indies and India have taken contrasting courses in the final rehearsal for the World Cup that is the primary purpose of the Pepsi Cup series.

NSC panel faces tough task

A tough task awaits the National Sports Commission panel which will deliberate today to select the winners for the 2006 National Sports Awards.

Level One coaching programme underway

Thirty coaches from Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice are currently participating in the Guyana Cricket Board’s Level One, four-day coaching programme which began yesterday at the National Gymnasium.

GASA inter-club meet switched to Colgrain Pool

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Associ-ation’s (GASA) inter-club meet which was scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday at Castellani Pool, will now be staged at Colgrain Pool as Castellani Pool is unavailable.

Republic Bank Under-15 50 National semi-final

A splendid all-round performance by Shameer Fazal propelled Diamond to a seven-wicket victory over defending champions Tucber Park in the second national semi-final of the Republic Bank under-15 national semi-final at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, yesterday.

Eight GCA U-19 matches on this week-end

Eight matches are scheduled to be contested this week-end in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-19 40-over competition to be played today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Agard eyes AIBA badge

New holder of the Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association Association (CABA) referee/judge badge Ramona Agard has set her sights on becoming the first female Guyanese International Box-ing Association (AIBA) referee/judge.

No clear policy seen with VAT on sports gear – store proprietor

There seems to be no clear policy by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with regards to the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sports equipment and sports accessories, according to the owner of the West Indian Sports Complex, Feroze Mohammed.

Guyana looking to resurrect title hopes

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Defending champions Guyana aim to snap Jamaica’s winning streak while resurrecting their own title hopes in the KFC Cup limited overs competition when the two teams clash today at the Alpart Sports Club.

GFF in negotiations for renewal of Shabazz’s contract

Negotiations are underway between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and its counterparts in Trinidad to have Technical Director of the national football team, Trinidadian Jamal Shabazz’s contract renewed.

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The decision has been taken. There will be no regional cricket matches at the Providence Stadium.

Republic Bank U-15 50-Over National Semi-Final

Albion, aided by ten dropped catches, beat South Essequibo by five wickets in one national semi-final of the Republic Bank U-15 50-overs-a-side cricket competition at Blairmont yesterday.

Lara out, Gayle to make debut as captain

What team physiotherapist Stephen Partridge calls “a longstanding chronic knee problem” has ruled Brian Lara out of the West Indies second Pepsi Cup One-Day International against India in Cuttack today.

2007 cycling programme at National Park speeds off Saturday

The heat will be on at the National Park Circuit on Saturday when national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed in collaboration with the Ricks and Saric Argo Industries Ltd commence their annual cycling programme for 2007 from 09:00 hrs.

Trinidad horses due for Rising Sun Turf Club meet

Seven exciting horse races are billed for this Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club ground, West Berbice, when that body stages its first race meet for the year, co-ordinator Fazal Habibulla says.

Anandjit returned as President

President Davteerth Anandjit was unanimously re-elected at the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scores Association (DCU&SA) Annual General Meeting held at the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union hall on Sunday.

Fruta Conquerors AGM billed for Sunday

The Fruta Conquerors Football Club (FCFC) will be holding their Annual General Meeting and elections this Sunday from 10:00 hrs at the Ruimveldt Lions Club at Blue Mountain Road, Festival City.

Netball President will not seek re-election

President of the Guyana Netball Association Dr Maxine Parris Aaron has decided not to seek re-election when the association holds its elections on Sunday bringing to an end five years of leadership.

Sport Letter

Dear Editor, I’m reading your sports section, dated the 13th January, 2007. I must somewhat agree with the sentiments expressed in the article headlined “Race for Sports Coach of the Year heading for photo-finish.” However, I must disagree with the absence of Mr Leslie Black, whose name I did not see mentioned in the article along with the other coaches.

Staglon misses the cut

Four Guyanese have been included in the West Indies 12-member rugby team that will contest the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series tournament billed for San Diego, California, February 10 and 11.

Selection quandary

THE narrow defeat in Sunday’s run-fest in the first of their Pepsi Cup series of four ODIs against India has left the West Indies in a quandary over selection.

GCB executive returned en bloc

The entire Guyana Cricket Board Executive was returned en bloc at the board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Georgetown Cricket Club yesterday.

Chanderpaul just fails to pull off miracle win

Shivnarine Chanderpaul fashioned an innings of quite exceptional quality in this central Indian city yesterday but it was not enough to prevent defeat for the West Indies by 14 runs in the first of their four ODIs against India in the Pepsi Cup series.

RHT-FM U-15 team gain tense victory

The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes (RHT-FM) under-15 team was led to a tense victory over Port Mourant through an exciting unbroken eight wicket partnership worth 18 runs between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall off 23 balls on Sunday at the area “H” ground.

Troy Jeffrey Memorial cricket/football

The Gunners Sports Club defeated the Ravens by two wickets in the third annual Troy Jeffery Memorial 30-over cricket match played last Sunday while the Henrietta United juniors beat the seniors in the football match.

Volunteer programme going well

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony yesterday said government is pleased with the results of the volunteer programme, speaking during the third press briefing hosted at the office of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

VAT means rise in cost of sports gear/equipment

Managing Director of Woodpecker Products, Trophies and Sports, Luana Fernandes said that before the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on January 1 this year, all sports items were subject to a 10 percent duty tax but no consumption tax.