Aug 16, 2010 Sports
West Demerara’s Young Achievers maintained their dominance in the Tradewind Tankers-sponsored Castrol Strikers / Guyana Volleyball Federation organised Tournament with another commanding display in Berbice on Saturday.
Playing at the GTM Hardcourts in New Amsterdam, Young Achievers remained unbeaten at the end of the day which matched their earlier feats in the previous two rounds and must be overwhelming favourites to cart off the top prize of $80,000.
Led by their inspirational Captain Randy Adams, who produced a marquee performance, they defeated Port Mourant 15-10, 14-15, 15-9 in a very competitive contest, before crushing Port Mourant ‘B’ 15-2, 15-2 and then followed up with another sweeping display against Berbice’s Rollers who they beat 15-8, 15-14 and closed the day with a convincing 15-11, 15-5 triumph over Castrol Strikers.
Rollers finished the day in second spot by virtue of scoring more points after they won two and lost a similar amount.
They produced a gritty come-from-behind performance to defeat Castrol Strikers 11-15, 15-10, 15-11 in their opening encounter, but lost to Young Achievers in their next game, before rebounding to beat Port Mourant ‘B’ 15-12, 15-6.
They lost their final clash against Port Mourant 13-15, 13-15 in an entertaining game.
Port Mourant occupies the third sport after wins against Rollers and their junior counterparts Port Mourant ‘B’, while they suffered losses to Castrol Strikers and Young Achievers.
Castrol Strikers lies in the fourth position with both Port Mourant units, while they fell to defeats against Young Achievers and Rollers.
The competition continues on August 28 with the final round of matches in Berbice, before the semi-finals and final set for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Adams guides Road Warriors to Krishna Persaud softball title
A fine half century by national U-19 player Ricardo Adams guided Road Warriors to a 3 wicket victory over All Star in the final of the Krishna Persaud and family sponsored 15 over softball cricket competition played recently at Sewram’s tarmac in Belle Plaine, Wakenaam.
Played in front of a fair size crowd, Road Warriors won the toss and asked All Star to bat first.
They made 115 all out off their allotted overs with Neal Ramalho leading the way with 31 (3×6,1×4) while Macksood Khatweeb contributed 29 (2×4,3×6). Imran Khan was Road Warriors main wicket taker with 4-17.
Adams then led the Road Warriors victory chase with an attractive 60 (5×6,7×4) while Abdool Salim supported with 20. Wazir Khan and Khatweeb grabbed two wickets each for All Star.
Road Warriors and All Star received the winning and runner trophies respectively while each member of both teams were also presented with a trophy.
Additionally every member of the third place team, Seashore, received a medal while Wazir Khan of All Star collected the most valuable player award. Tulsieram Ramadeen of Road Warriors and All Star’s Ansar Ali took the prizes for the best batsman and best bowler respectively in the competition.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Krishna Persaud, an overseas based Guyanese and a former Sans Souci School captain, thanked the teams for participating and promised to continue with the sponsorship saying it will be bigger next time. He also said he was pleased to be associated with cricket once again on the island.
Captain of the Road Warriors team Nazeer Mohamed said Persaud’s input will go a far way in developing cricket on Wakenaam while All Star skipper Mustak Mohamed thanked Persaud for coming on board.
Belle Plaine, Cavaliers and Daredevils were the other participating teams.
South E’bo Cricket Committee to hold spin bowling clinic
The South Essequibo Cricket Committee will hold a spin bowling clinic from August 16 – 20 at Johanna Cecelia Community High School ground.
The clinic will cater for U-19 cricketers and according to Coach Forbes Daniels they will be thought about batting and bowling spin.
Daniels also told Kaieteur sport that they are hoping to play at least three practice matches during the 5 day clinic and the committee are appealing to the Ministry to Sports to assist in cutting the grounds so that the cricketers can be better prepared for the next season.
He said that the grounds have been taken over with bushes and is calling on the business community to help in the development of these youngsters.
Among the players that will attend the clinic which will start from 13:00 hrs and ends at 16:00 hrs each day are Vijay Surujpaul, Raj Parbattie, Andy, Mark Gonsalves and Anthony Adams. Players are asked to walk with their gears.
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