NZ in firm control of second Test against Windies

(ESPN) Trent Boult and Tim Southee pillaged 61 runs together at the start of the day, then claimed two wickets apiece, and held one spectacular catch each, as they set off and then perpetuated West Indies’ dramatic decline on a rain-interrupted day.

Jaguars close in on another win despite spirited fightback from Windwards

-Smith misses out on ton 

A much-improved all-round performance from the Windward Islands Volcanoes which saw Devon Smith missing out on another regional first-class century  coupled with a few wickets in the second innings, prevented the Guyana Jaguars from rolling over the visitors on the penultimate day of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) regional four-day tournament at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

GFF moves to have greater control over tournaments

In an effort to regulate and control football the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has engaged the support of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to ensure permits for tournaments are only granted following the GFF’s approval.

Defending champs reach semis

Defending champions Agricola Red Triangle and Diamond Upsetters joined Samatta Point/Kaneville and Grove Hi-Tech in the semi-finals of the Ralph Green U11 football tournament following the final round of group matches on Friday.

Defending champs, South Ruimveldt to clash in Smalta final

Defending champions St. Angela’s and South Ruimveldt will face-off in the final of the Smalta Girls U11 Football tournament following semi-final wins yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Easy wins for Colts, VVR in Road to Mecca b/ball

Victory Valley Royals and Colts secured easy wins when the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) ‘Road to Mecca’ Club Championship continued Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Palmer, explosive Smith give Scorpions upper hand – 3rd day, 6th round

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica Scorpions captain Paul Palmer completed his maiden first-class hundred, but he was upstaged by newcomer Odean Smith, whose sensational, boundary-studded half-century put their side in an impregnable position against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday.

Windies fight back to keep tabs on Black Caps

HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies twice fought their way back into the second Test against New Zealand, to steal a share of the honours on the opening day at Seddon Park here yesterday.

Gabriel says Windies attack forced to reassess

HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – Speedster Shannon Gabriel says West Indies were forced to reassess their approach in order to make inroads into New Zealand’s batting on yesterday’s opening day of the second Test.

Pollard joins Renegades for back end of season

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard has signed on with Melbourne Renegades for their last three matches of the Big Bash League bowling off later this month.

Windies fast bowlers spoil NZ’s good start

(ESPN) A measured 84 from Jeet Raval, and a Colin de Grandhomme blitz bookended New Zealand’s day, but it was West Indies’ quicks who made the best of it, starting off slowly, then working themselves into a fine rhythm by stumps.

Chanderpaul spares Jaguars’ blushes with defiant half century

—before bowlers put Jaguars on the brink of another win 

Another invaluable innings from stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul and stellar bowling performance by the host, left the Windward Islands Volcanoes staring at another defeat at stumps on day two in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) regional four-day tournament at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Sparta Boss in dream clash with Leopold Street

— Gold is Money to play Leopold Street in the other titanic semi-final clash

Defending champion Sparta Boss will engage Leopold Street while Gold is Money tackles Bent Street in titanic semi-final showdowns today at the Albouystown Tarmac, following quarterfinal wins on Thursday in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone.

Lyon looks to continue flying start at WACA

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – For an Ashes series tipped to be decided by glowering pacemen the opening tests have instead served to highlight the supremacy of Australia’s spin bowling through the once criminally under-rated Nathan Lyon.

Windies seek aggressive intent against Black Caps

HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies will adopt an aggressive approach in their quest for a series-levelling victory over New Zealand, in the second Test which bowls off here today (6 pm yesterday, Eastern Caribbean time).

Amazing Gayle hundred inches Riders closer to final

HAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Superstar opener Chris Gayle chose the ideal opportunity to lash his 19th Twenty20 hundred as he fired Rangpur Riders to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Khula Titans, and one step closer to the final of the Bangladesh Premier League final yesterday.

Ronaldo is greatest player ever, says Zidane

MADRID, (Reuters) – After seeing Cristiano Ronaldo pick up a fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane described the Portuguese forward as the greatest player ever.

Level-headed” Brathwaite ready for the job: Law

HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies head coach, Stuart Law believes the “level-headed” nature of Kraigg Brathwaite will make the job of transitioning to Test captain much easier.