Dindyal, Bissu spur GCA U17 to victory over QC

A half century from West Indies Under-16 batsman, Mavindra Dindyal and a five wicket haul from Guyana Under-17 spinner, Niran Bissu propelled Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Select Under-17 to a 50-run thrashing of Queen’s College on Thursday at the Malteenoes Sports Club.

Ramnarine pleased with SECC year

-focuses on School cricket, more grounds in 2019

Chairman of the South Essequibo Cricket Committee (SECC), Andy Ramnarine appraised 2018 as a successful year despite facing a number of difficulties but plans to march on with new initiatives in 2019.

Dharry looking for a banner 2019

The nation’s most exciting bantamweight fighter, the entertaining Elton ‘The Guyanese Gladiator’ Dharry (23-5-1) is looking forward to another successful year inside the ring as he continues to punch towards a world title crack.

Hodge hundred helps Hurricanes resist pacy Gabriel

TAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Opener Montcin Hodge hit his third first class century and anchored a string of partnerships, as Leeward Islands Hurricanes rallied to take honours on yesterday’s opening day of their third round fixture against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.

Pujara, Pant put Australia to the sword in Sydney

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Cheteshwar Pujara grounded out a masterful 193 and Rishabh Pant smashed a magnificent unbeaten 159 as Australia’s hopes of winning the match and saving the series were washed away by a torrent of Indian runs on day two of the fourth test yesterday.

Du Plessis ton puts South Africa in commanding position

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis led from the front with a hard-earned century to give the hosts a commanding 205-run advantage at the end of the second day of the second test against Pakistan at Newlands yesterday.

Enoch Lewis slams Pybus appointment, says due process not followed

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB) president, Enoch Lewis, has called for Richard Pybus’s appointment as interim West Indies men’s coach to be rescinded, after accusing Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, of “hand-picking” the Englishman and ignoring the best practices of “transparency, fairness and due process”.

Pujara hits masterful 193

-as Australia toil

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Cheteshwar Pujara fell for an exquisite 193 on the second day of the fourth and final test against Australia yesterday, as the tourists reached an imposing 486-6 at press time in day two.

Shillingford suspended again over bowling action in Jaguars match

ROSEAU, Dominica,  CMC – Media reports here say former Test off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been suspended by Cricket West Indies for an illegal action, ruling him out of the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship which starts Friday.

South Africa on top after Pakistan bowled out easily

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Opener Aiden Markram made a return to form as he scored 78 to help South Africa into a strong position on the opening day of the second test against Pakistan at Newlands yesterday.

Neesham pushes World Cup claims in NZ win over Sri Lanka

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – James Neesham did his World Cup chances no harm after 18 months out of the New Zealand side as he produced an all-around performance in their 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international yesterday.

Jaguars unfazed by star-studded Pride

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Four-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars will not be intimidated by star-studded archrivals Barbados Pride, when the two teams meet in the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship here today.

It’s DeRozan’s night as Leonard revisits San Antonio

(Field Level Media) DeMar DeRozan finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his record career triple-double as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 125-107 win over the visiting Toronto Raptors yesterday to win their third straight game and fourth in their past five.

Man City end Liverpool’s unbeaten run, cut lead to four

MANCHESTER, England,  (Reuters) – Leroy Sane struck the winner as Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1 in a gripping Premier League clash yesterday, inflicting the first loss of the season on Juergen Klopp’s side and cutting their lead at the top to four points.

Powell to lead Hurricanes against Red Force

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – West Indies opener Kieran Powell has returned to lead Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their third round match of the Regional Four-Day Championship starting today.

Federer beats Tsitsipas to send Switzerland into Hopman Cup final

(Reuters) – Roger Federer said beating Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas in yesterday’s Hopman Cup clash felt like a win over his son but the joke may well serve as a reminder of his powers as the Swiss prepares to defend his Australian Open crown this month.

Den Amstel crowned GFF Super 16 champs

Den Amstel was crowned the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] ‘Stag Beer’ Super-16 Champions, defeating home side Buxton United 2-0 yesterday at the Buxton Community Centre ground.

Eagles fly past Net Rockers to clinch UDFA c/ships

Eagles United clinched their maiden Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA]/‘GT-Beer’ Championship, downing Net-Rockers 2-1 on Monday at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden.

PMTC Volleyball Club hosts annual awards 

—Ross, Mentore capture male, female volleyball player of the year awards 

The Port Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) Volleyball Club on Saturday last held its annual awards ceremony where the club recognised some of its 2018 standout performers.

National U-19 hockey team wings out for T&T tour today 

—Fernandes eye early preparations for Pan Am U-21, senior C/Ship 

The executives of the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) have kick-started 2019 with a bold initiative by sending a National male under-19 Hockey Team to participate in two championships in Trinidad and Tobago. 

GVF to stage beach volleyball tournament 

The newly-installed Levi Nedd-led Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) is set to swing into action on Sunday as they host the federation’s inaugural Diamond Mineral Water male and female Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Marriott Beach Front.   

Bravo helps Stars win Melbourne derby

MELBOURNE, Australia, MC – Ex-West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo starred as Melbourne Stars thrashed Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets in a high profile clash in the Big Bash League here New Year’s Day.

NBA roundup: Leonard scores 45 as Raptors top Jazz

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-best 45 points — including 19 in the third quarter — and gathered six rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the visiting Utah Jazz 122-116 Tuesday night.

Holder headlines strong Pride squad for Jaguars fixture

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fit-again West Indies Test captain, Jason Holder, is one of seven current West Indies players named in a full-strength 13-man squad for the high-profile third round clash in the Regional Four-Day Championship against four-time reigning champions, Guyana Jaguars, starting tomorrow.

Galacticos wins ExxonMobil Futsal Festival

Roraima Galacticos were crowned the Inaugural ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival Champion, defeating Caledonia AIA of Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.  

One of Guyana cricket’s better years – Rayon Griffith

-World class LBI facility, wrist spinners, seamers, more players in WI teams, the focus for 2019

With 2018 done and dusted, Chairman of the Senior Selection panel of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Rayon `Gummy’ Griffith has described 2018 as one of the better years for the country’s cricket.

Two title wins for Van Lange

-Sahadeo also performs impressively on US circuit

National Cadet player Jonathan Van Lange ended his US tour with sensational wins at the Westchester Table Tennis Tournament.

Scottsburg United, Number 72 Cut and Load in the lead

—Port Mourant Trophy Stall/UCCA U19 one-day tournament

Scottsburg United, No. 66 Cricket Club and Radha Krishna Foundation Academy secured wins following Saturday’s fourth round of the Port Mourant Trophy Stall-sponsored/Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) Under 19 -50 overs round robin tournament.

Assured India sniff maiden series win in Sydney

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Overflowing with confidence and buoyed by the blossoming of a rare pace talent, India can sniff a first-ever series win on Australian soil ahead of the fourth and final test in Sydney.

Familiar demons to follow Australia into New Year’s test

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – A troubled Australia side will head to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the fourth test against India hoping to turn over a new leaf in 2019 but still plagued by the fall-out of their annus horribilis.

All-rounder Labuschagne added to Australia squad for Sydney

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Queensland all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne has been added to Australia’s squad for the fourth and final test in Sydney in the wake of the 137-run thrashing in the third match against India in Melbourne.

New dad Rohit to miss India’s final test in Sydney

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – India batsman Rohit Sharma left Australia on Sunday after his wife had a baby girl and will miss the fourth and final test starting on Thursday in Sydney, the country’s cricket board said.

Team Guyana through to semis despite loss

Roraima Galacticos dismissed Team Guyana 5-3 while Caledonia AIA downed Georgetown All-Stars 6-3 when the ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival continued Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Massiah says “Challenging year for GCA”

-outlines ways to improve the association

Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Chairman of Competitions Committee, Shaun Massiah, said that 2018 has been a challenging year for the GCA but that he was pleased at the association’s accomplishments while listing a few areas to improve heading into 2019.

Rocky year for GRFU, players

Like the surface of rugby field at the National Park, the year 2018 was a rocky one for the Guyana Rugby Football Union and its players.

Pogba doubles again as Solskjaer extends perfect start

MANCHESTER, England,  (Reuters) – MANCHESTER UNITED 4 BOURNEMOUTH 1 The re-born Paul Pogba scored twice, for the second time since Jose Mourinho’s departure from the club, as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 4-1 to make it three wins in a row for caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

NZ seal series with victory in 2nd Sri Lanka test

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Trent Boult and Neil Wagner quickly wrapped up Sri Lanka’s second innings yesterday as New Zealand clinched the series 1-0 with a dominant 423-run victory in the second test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Buoyant India thrash Australia by 137 runs in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – India captured Australia’s last two wickets after a rain-delayed start to day five of the third test yesterday to complete an emphatic 137-run win and take a 2-1 series lead into the Sydney finale.

Bancroft flops on return from ball-tampering ban

(Reuters) – Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft’s return from a ball-tampering ban proved to be short lived after he was dismissed for two runs for the Perth Scorchers in the domestic ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 competition at Launceston yesterday.