Centuries for Dhanraj, Persaud, Jaikarran as ECO Champs, QC match ends in draw 

Centuries from Mitra Dhanraj, Saeed Persaud and Brandon Jaikarran highlighted the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), Noble House Seafoods Generation Next 100-over U-19 tournament in a contest between ECO Champs and Queen’s College at Gandhi Youth Organisation ground on Saturday last. 

Persaud wins Guyana NRA Record shoot

Peter Persaud got his aim spot on during the Guyana National Rifle Association (NRA) recent first Record Shoot at the Timehri Rifle Ranges at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.  

JCA says hosting Skerritt ‘fair and proper’ thing to do

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – The Jamaica Cricket Association has distanced itself from the stance taken by three territorial cricket boards, and will host Cricket West Indies presidential hopeful Ricky Skerritt and running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, in a meeting here today.

Windies success not solely down to Cameron, argues Skerritt

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies presidential candidate, Ricky Skerritt, has debunked the idea that West Indies’ recent success against England can be credited solely to president Dave Cameron’s leadership.

Sammy, Pollard thrill but come up short

KARACHI, Pakistan, CMC – Whirlwind knocks from captain Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard both went in vain as Peshawar Zalmi crashed to a 10-run loss to Quetta Gladiators, in the first eliminator of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.

Band Room, `A’ Division A reach final

Band Room and A-Division-A will face-off in the final of the Guyana Police Force [GPF] Inter-Division/Branch 5-Aside Football Championship, following semi-final wins on Tuesday.

Ronaldo `tricks’ Atletico thrice

As Juventus surge into Champions League quarter finals

TURIN, Italy, (Reuters) – Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick against his favourite opponents Atletico Madrid as the Italians overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to win 3-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals yesterday.

City hits `Magnificent Seven’ in rout of Schalke

(Reuters) – Rampant Manchester City demolished a woeful Schalke 7-0 to complete a 10-2 aggregate win and become the third English side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League yesterday.

Jazz ban fan, Westbrook fined $25K over exchange

The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday that they have permanently banned a fan who engaged in “inappropriate interaction” with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during Monday’s game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

Golden Jaguars set to depart Friday for Suriname clash

With less than 11 days remaining before their must-win clash with Belize in the CONCACAF Nations League, the Golden Jaguars will depart local shores on Friday for Suriname to battle the host in an international friendly on Saturday.

Team a mixture of youth and experience

—says coach Mangru

Head Coach of the Guyana Senior Women’s team, Bharat Mangru, believes the team has a mixture of youthful and experienced players as they hunt their maiden Cricket West Indies Regional 50-overs and T20 Blaze titles.

Rohit’s ton leads Rising Stars to 170-run victory

-United Warriors beat Top Shatter

The South Essequibo Cricket Committee Round Robin T20 competition continued over the weekend with Rising Stars’ captain Latchman Rohit smashing a century to lead his side to a 170-run victory over Jaguars Over 40 while United Warriors defeated Top Shatter by four wickets in another fixture.

East Bank crushes West Demerara

East Bank crushed West Demerara by 191 runs while East Coast coasted past Georgetown by 42 runs as the first round of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Under-17 Inter-Association tournament got underway yesterday.

GPF five-a-side football reaches semi-final stage

Presidential Guard will face-off with Band-Room, while F-Division will tackle A-Division-A in the semi-final round of the Guyana Police Force [GPF] Inter-Division/Branch 5-Aside Football Championship, following quarterfinal wins on Monday.

Holder likes Windies growth with World Cup looming

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Captain Jason Holder says he is pleased with the development shown by West Indies ahead of the World Cup and hopes to use the Tri-Nations Series in Ireland to put the finishing touches on preparations for the showpiece.

India count Shankar gain ahead of World Cup

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – Regardless of the outcome of today’s series decider against Australia, India are already counting Vijay Shankar’s rise as a handy, nerveless all-rounder as one of their gains from the five-match series against the world champions.

CARICOM hopeful of governance reform after ICC meeting —Gonsalves

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A productive recent meeting with the International Cricket Council’s chief executive, Dave Richardson, has left chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, hopeful that Cricket West Indies governance reform can he pushed through in the near future.

BCB bashes GCB for non selection of Munroe

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has called out the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) for their “non-selection” of Subrina Munroe for the Guyana Senior Female team.

South Africa’s Amla to miss ODIs on compassionate grounds

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, (Reuters) – Veteran batsman Hashim Amla has pulled out of the South African One-Day International squad to play Sri Lanka for family reasons, granting a reprieve for opener Reeza Hendricks who had been dropped for the final two matches of the series.

Hurricanes hard-pressed to dethrone Jags

The Guyana Jaguars find themselves in an unfamiliar position of having to wait on the outcome of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes against a strengthened Barbados Pride side in the final match of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Four-Day Championships next week to know whether they will be five-time champions.

Taylor surpasses Crowe with 200 as New Zealand look to force win

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Ross Taylor achieved a long-held ambition by surpassing mentor Martin Crowe on the all-time century list when he scored 200 as New Zealand remained on course to force a result in the rain-affected second test against Bangladesh yesterday.

Australia batsman Handscomb inches closer to World Cup spot

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – After a roller-coaster summer when he was dropped from the Australian test side and ignored in the limited-overs formats, Peter Handscomb is inching closer to cementing a spot for this year’s 50-over World Cup.

Experienced trio back for South Africa remaining ODI games

CAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Aiden Markram all return to South Africa’s squad for the last two One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka as Cricket South Africa make changes with an eye on World Cup selection.

Conflict hurting CWI’s focus on cricket, says Skerritt

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Cricket West Indies presidential hopeful, Ricky Skerritt, believes the current administration has immersed itself in unnecessary conflict to the detriment of cricket development across the region.

No shame despite T20 whitewash: Holder

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Skipper Jason Holder says while West Indies’ batting was a huge disappointment in the Twenty20 series, it could not overshadow the massive strides made by the Caribbean side during the overall tour against England.

Charles helps Sultans end disappointing campaign on high note

KARACHI, Pakistan, CMC – West Indies batsman Johnson Charles extended his decent form to help Multan Sultans thrash Lahore Qalanders by seven wickets in their final preliminary round match of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.

Four venues to host Senior Female Regional tournament

A total of four venues will be used when Guyana hosts the 2019 Cricket West Indies Senior Regional Female 50-overs tournament while the National Stadium, Providence will be the lone venue for the T20 Blaze.

Second batting shocker sends Windies to series whitewash

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – England needed just two hours and 23-½ overs to dispose of West Indies by eight wickets in the third Twenty20 International at Warner Park, and complete a ruthless whitewash of the World champions here yesterday.

Pride survive late slump to hold off Scorpions

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Barbados Pride’s Jamaican import, Marquino Mindley, smashed rookie off-spinner Akim Fraser for six to ease the tension and hand the visitors a nerve-jangling two-wicket victory over Jamaica Scorpions, on the final day of their 10th round match here yesterday.

DCC, GYO, register wins

Defending champions, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), along with the Gandhi Youth Organisation registered first-round wins in the 2019 GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division two-day competition.   

Independence takes Agape T20 title

Independence defeated Mc Gill Super Stars by three wickets at the Joe Vieira Park yesterday to secure the inaugural West Demerara Cricket Association/Agape Lumber Yard T20 knockout title.

Trafalgar advances to semis after topping Group A’

Defending champion Trafalgar will oppose Litchfield, while East Bank Gunners will oppose New Amsterdam [NA] Kings in the semi-final round of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Berbice Championship, following group wins on Saturday.  

Ramdhani cops Gold at CCAA Championships

Top local badminton player Narayan Ramdhani continued his excellent season, copping a gold in the team event and a bronze medal in singles at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA National Badminton Championships at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Nova Scotia, Canada last week.

Hikers, Bounty GCC dominate Super Sunday 

The penultimate weekend of this year’s Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) first-division outdoor league saw defending champions Pepsi Hikers and Bounty GCC recording convincing wins at the St Stanislaus College ground yesterday.

Easy wins for St Mary’s, Bishops’ High

—Milo football

St. Mary’s and the Bishops’ High Schools secured easy wins when the Milo Secondary Schools football championship continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.  

Within grasp!

—Jaguars have one hand on title after defeating Red Force by six wickets

Guyana Jaguars yesterday duly recorded a six-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the third day of their 10th round match in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championships at Providence to inch closer to a fifth consecutive title triumph.