JOEL Spooner returned with a match-haul of 11 wickets to give Demerara a thumping nine-wicket win over Essequibo in round one of the Hand-in-Hand Under-19 Inter-county three-day encounter yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground.The off-spinner, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match, had claimed 5-10 in the first innings, grabbed 6-54 in the second to finish with a match-haul of 11-64, as Essequibo, after resuming the final day on 155-9, added just one run before they were bowled out.Latchman YadramFellow off-spinner Pradesh Ballkishun took the final wicket of Mervyn Benjamin, to finish with figures of 4-22 off 10.1 overs.Scores in the match: Essequibo 75 and 156; Demerara 207 and 25-1.Set 24 for victory, Demerara lost Adrian Hinds leg-before-wicket to off-spinner Amit Persaud for two, but Robin Williams, who struck four fours in his unbeaten 18, and Sachin Singh (5 not out), sealed the formality in just 4.3 overs.After the game, Spooner told Chronicle Sport that he was very pleased with his performance, adding that it’s always nice to contribute to the team.Coach Latchman Yadram expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, adding that his players played some good cricket.He, however, reminded his boys not to be over-confident or complacent as the tournament progresses.Meanwhile, the second round bowls off tomorrow with Demerara playing the Select Under-17 team at GCC while Berbice, the defending champions, come up against Essequibo at Lusignan.This year’s tournament is run by Cricket Guyana Inc. who is tasked with handling the logistical and financial responsibilities.
During a distinguished career, Kyle became the first Irish captain to win a Grand Slam in 1948.He also won Five Nations titles in 1949 and 1951. The Belfast man won 46 Ireland caps, and was also a member of the 1950 Lions, playing in all six tests on the tour of Australia and New Zealand.
B&H will host the European Championship B Division 2014 for basketball players up to 20 years old, announced FIBA.After having organized the European Championship for players up to 16 and 18 years old, B&H has earned the confidence of FIBA to host the competition of players up to 20 years old. B&H in this competition will try to win the placement for A division. Greece is the host of Championship A Division.The basketball championship 2014 for juniors will be held in Turkey and for cadets in Latvia.The FIBA European Board adopted some changes in regard to the competition system of European Championships starting from 2017. The second group stage of competition is abolished, thus after the first phase the elimination matches will be played.(Source: Fena)
Officials in Indiantown are reporting that a mother of four who was shot multiple times by her ex-boyfriend in front of 6 children has died at the hospital.The incident was reported Tuesday around 9:00 am at a home on the 14000 block of SW 173rd Avenue.According to the report, 27-year-old Donald Williams who was just released from jail on domestic battery charges went to the home of his ex girlfriend 32-year-old Maribel Rosado Morales and opened fire.6 children between the ages of 10 to 17 where present in the home at the time and witnessed the shooting.At least of one the children was involved in a virtual class when the shooting began. The teacher on the other end of the class told authorities that she heard the commotion and then muted the scene when she saw the young girl put her hands over her ears.One of the bullets was said to have hit the child’s computer screen.Williams then fled the scene and went to a nearby laundromat before attempting to get onto a bus.The bus driver told authorities that Williams asked if the bus would take him to Stuart and that’s when the bus driver became suspicious. The driver then exited the bus and called the police.SWAT Team who was in the area at the time, heard the call and responded to the scene.Williams then confessed to the shooting and was taken into custody.Morales was taken to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.Williams is now facing several charges including first-degree murder, armed burglary, and armed home invasion.Authorities say Morales and Williams had a history of domestic violence, however, they had been estranged for about year.