Caribbean

Sat
09
Dec

Olivier Shield: Rusea's-JC expected to be close affair

Olivier Shield preview JC vs Rusea's

Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will, on Saturday, go in search of their third football title this season when they face daCosta Cup winners Rusea's High for the Olivier Shield at the National Stadium.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 6:00 pm with a pre-game show at 5:30pm on SportsMax 2.

Both schools, last week, earned the right to contest the Olivier Shield, the symbol of schoolboy supremacy.

The Olivier Shield is a contest between the Urban Area Manning Cup champions and the Rural Area daCosta Cup winners.

JC qualified for the Olivier Shield last Friday by defeating St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 5-3 on penalties in the Manning Cup final at the National Stadium.

Rusea's, on the other hand, booked their spot the following day by defeating highly-fancied Clarendon College 2-1 in the daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Sat
09
Dec

New Zealand scored 30 or 40 too many – Gabriel

Shannon Gabriel

Windies frontline pacer, Shannon Gabriel is happy with the first day of the second Test between his side and New Zealand in Hamilton but believes it could have been better.

According to Gabriel, who bagged 3-79 on Day One to help the Windies peg back New Zealand to leave them 286-7 at stumps, the hosts scored too many, despite a mini collapse that saw five wickets fall in the final session of the day.

"I think they scored 30 or 40 runs too much, but it was a good day of Test cricket," said Gabriel.

"I think if we told ourselves this morning we'd win the toss and have them seven down by the end of the day's play, we'd have taken that,” he said.

According to Gabriel, bowling first on a green wicket, looked like a good decision, however, the pitch was not the same as in Wellington on the first morning.

Sat
09
Dec

Estwick expected good captaincy from Brathwaite

Kraigg Brathwaite

Before a ball was bowled in the second Test between New Zealand and the Windies, the Caribbean side’s bowling coach, Roddy Estwick, said he expected opener, Kraigg Brathwaite to do a good job as captain.

Brathwaite oversaw a Windies fightback on the first day after New Zealand cruised to 154-2, to leave the hosts seven down at stumps on 275.

Shannon Gabriel has been the main destroyer for the Windies, bagging 3-79 so far, while Miguel Cummins has 2-37.

Brathwaite also showed some faith in debutant, Raymon Reifer, who replaced suspended captain Jason Holder. The all-rounder has, so far, taken 1-36 from 17 miserly overs.

There was also a wicket for Kemar Roach, who so far has figures of 1-45 from 19 overs.

Sat
09
Dec

Raval relaxed as Windies force another wait for century

Shannon Gabriel removed New Zealand's Jeet Raval on 84, the sixth time he has been unable to reach three figures after a fifty.

New Zealand opener Jeet Raval is staying relaxed despite seeing his wait for a maiden Test century extended on Saturday.

Raval made 84 as the Black Caps finished the first day of the second Test against West Indies in Hamilton 286-7, failing to turn a fifty into a hundred for the sixth time in nine appearances in the longest format.

The left-hander was pleased to help the team with an 89-run partnership alongside captain Kane Williamson, meaning any individual shortcomings did not rankle too much.

Asked if missing out on a century again frustrated him, Raval said: ''I wouldn't say that.

''For me, it's about making a solid contribution to the team target. If I can do that consistently I know I'm giving myself a good chance.

Sat
09
Dec

Windies impress against Black Caps in Hamilton

New Zealand reached 286-7 at stumps on day one of the second Test in Hamilton Saturday after West Indies showed signs of life.

Shannon Gabriel impressed as West Indies bounced back from their Wellington humiliation to make things difficult for New Zealand on day one of the second Test.

The Windies were put to the sword by the Black Caps Monday, humbled by an innings and 67 runs inside four days as the hosts scored at will.

But the Windies showed signs of life in Hamilton Saturday, restricting New Zealand to 286-7 at stumps thanks to Gabriel's three-wicket haul (3-83), while Miguel Cummins (2-33), Kemar Roach (1-45) and debutant Raymon Reifer (1-36) also impressed.

Jeet Raval (84) fell 16 runs short of a Test ton as the Kiwis lost 35-4, having been 154-1, however Colin de Grandhomme (58) and Mitchell Santner (24) managed to steady the ship, though the Windies toiled well to ensure day-one honours were relatively even at Seddon Park.

Fri
08
Dec

WPCL:Moseley scores a ton but Pride and Hurricanes share second-day honours

Shayne Moseley

A century from Shane Moseley and a half-century from Justin Greaves steered the Barbados Pride to 394 all out on day two of their WPCL match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts on Friday.

At the close, the Hurricanes were mounting a strong reply at 61 for 1 from 21 overs to leave the match interestingly poised.

The Pride resumed from their overnight 174 for 2 with Moseley unbeaten on 70 and Johnathan Carter 2, having carried the score from 168 for 2.

On Friday, they extended their partnership to 53 runs before Carter went for 18 off the bowling Jeremiah Louis (3 for 80).

Carter’s dismissal triggered a middle-order collapse that saw the Pride losing four wickets for just 36 runs.

Louis claimed his second wicket when he had Kevin Stoute out lbw for 1, Kenroy Williams fell for seven to Devon Thomas and Mario Rampersaud went for 2 off the bowling of Rahkeem Cornwall.

Fri
08
Dec

Jamaica Open: USA's Herman Borja shoots course record 63 to take sole lead at Half Moon

Hernan Borja

American Hernan Borja shot a course record 63 to lead the 2017 Jamaica Open by three shots over compatriot Tarik Can after 36 holes at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay on Friday.

Borja who had an opening round of 71, shot nine birdies en route the new course record which put him nine under for the day and 10-under for the tournament.

The 63 erased the 65 set by Ross Cockran in 2012.  Cockran went on to win the English Open that same year.

Tarik shot a 67 on Friday that included five birdies for a 36-hole score of 137. He bogeyed the 209-yard par-3 third and finds himself trailing by three shots going into Saturday’s final 18 holes.

A further two shots back is Michael Maguire, who had the second-best score of the day, a six under par 66 for a 36-hole score of 139 that leaves him five shots adrift of the leader.

Brad Adamonis and Jordan Gumberg both also of the USA, shot scores of 69 and 67 respectively to be tied on 140.

Fri
08
Dec

Iron man Kim Collins down for PSD Bank 60m dash

Kim Collins

Caribbean track and field iron man Kim Collins is set to make his seventh appearance at the PSD Bank Meeting when he lines up for the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Dusseldorf on February 6, 2018.

“Kim Collins is an extraordinary character, on and off the track, and has a close connection with the meet and the city,” said meeting director Marc Osenberg.

The 41-year-old Collins from St Kitts and Nevis first competed in the German city in 2011, winning with a national record of 6.52.

That mark also stood as a meeting record until it was broken in 2014. Collins went on to achieve two more victories in Dusseldorf, winning in 2015 and 2016.

Collins, the 2003 world 100m champion who set a PB of 9.93 in 2016 at the age of 40, finished a close second in Dusseldorf earlier this year in 6.56, the same time as winner Yunier Perez of Cuba.

Fri
08
Dec

WPCL: John Campbell ton gives Scorpions big advantage over Red Force

John Campbell

After bowling out the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force for 243 yesterday, the Jamaica Scorpions pushed home their advantage in the Windies Professional Cricket League 4-Day game at Sabina Park thanks to a big hundred from opener John Campbell on day two.

The Scorpions closed the day, which ended a little early because of evening showers, on 318-4, already with a healthy lead of 75.

Resuming on 16 without loss, the Scorpions were stung early by the loss of Trevon Griffith for four, and Assad Fudadin for a duck, but recovered when Campbell, 156, and Brandon King, 63, came together in the 10th over of the innings with the side struggling at 36-2.

King and Campbell put on 157 for the third wicket before the former was caught by Denesh Ramdin off the bowling of Khary Pierre.

The wicket, which left the Scorpions on 193-3 did not slow the hosts too much though, as skipper Paul Palmer Jr, scored 68.

Fri
08
Dec

Windies opener Brathwaite climbs into top 20 of ICC Test rankings

Kraigg Brathwaite

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite goes into Saturday’s second Test against New Zealand buoyed by being named stand-in captain but also because of news that he has moved up one place in the recently released ICC batting rankings.

The 25-year-old Barbadian is now ranked 17th up from 18 at the last ranking released. In the West Indies last series against Zimbabwe, Brathwaite scored 121 runs at an average of 40.33. His highest score of the series was 86.

Meanwhile, Braithwaite’s compatriot Shai Hope has moved up from 31 to 28 in the rankings. Hope was the leading run scorer for the Windies in Zimbabwe, amassing 174 runs at an average of 87 for the series during which his best score was 90.

Kemar Roach moved into the top 20 of the bowlers’ rankings climbing from 26 to 20 in the ICC bowler rankings. During the recent series against Zimbabwe, Roach claimed 11 wickets at an average of 20.27.

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