Dr Leslie Ramsammy installed as Patron of Albion CCCC

Dr Leslie Ramsammy installed as Patron of Albion CCCC

— Hetmyer to play for Albion in Speaker’s T20— Permaul’s Trading, K.P Jagdeo General Contractors sponsor Albion for Speaker’s T20 CupBy Brandon Corlette It was one of the most significant days in the history of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCC) when Dr Leslie Ramsammy, Advisor to the Ministry of Health, was installed as Patron of the club on Tuesday last. In addition to that historic installation, a ground-breaking announcement was made that, once available, West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer would suit up for ACCCC in the Speaker’s T20 championship, which commences on April 3.Permaul’s Trading and K.P General...

Nissanka’s century on debut puts Sri Lanka in driver’s seat

Nissanka’s century on debut puts Sri Lanka in driver’s seat

Courtesy of a century on debut from Pathum Nissanka (103) and an entertaining 96 from Niroshan Dickwella, Sri Lanka were bowled out for an impressive 476 in their second innings, setting the West Indies a target of 375 to win. By stumps the West Indies were in trouble but far from out of the contest at 34/1. The West Indies had begun the day on a positive note when Alzarri Joseph (2/83) knocked over Dhananjaya de Silva’s stumps in the first over of the day for 50 with a ruthless in-swinger soon after the batsman had raised his half-century. The...

England schedule for Caribbean tour from January 2022

England schedule for Caribbean tour from January 2022

Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the scheduled match dates for England’s next tour of the Caribbean in 2022. It represents an expanded schedule to the original International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tours Programme (FTP). The January 2022 Tour will now feature five T20 Internationals (T20Is) – increased from three matches – to be followed by England returning to the Caribbean for three Test matches in March – increased from the original two Test matches. The Test series will be the first in which the two teams compete for the newly commissioned...

Keemo Paul joins Everest Cricket Club

Keemo Paul joins Everest Cricket Club

V-Net Communications Brand Ambassador and West Indies all-rounder, Keemo Paul, has made a move to the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and will be suiting up for the Camp Road unit in the upcoming Speaker’s T20 Club Championship. The official announcement was made Tuesday at the club in the presence of V-Net Communications Chief Executive Officer, Safraz Sheriffudeen, and ECC President and Speaker of the National Assembly, Manzoor Nadir. While the club’s management is ecstatic about recruiting the services of one of Guyana’s blossoming talents, for Paul, it is a precursor for him on the ‘return to play’ policy after being...

Sri Lanka fightback on attritional day 3

Sri Lanka fightback on attritional day 3

Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne stitched a record 162-run stand for the second wicket after the hosts were bowled out for 271 in the first innings Three wickets in the final session of the day – including a pivotal Kyle Mayers double-strike – ensured that the first Test remained finely poised going into the fourth day, after a 162-run stand between Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando had at one point looked like putting Sri Lanka clear. While Sri Lanka’s lead of 153 with six wickets in hand looks promising on paper, their relatively long tail means a lot depends on...

Cornwall, Da Silva stretch West Indies’ lead to 99 after Lakmal 5-fer

Cornwall, Da Silva stretch West Indies’ lead to 99 after Lakmal 5-fer

Until Rahkeem Cornwall joined Joshua Da Silva at the crease, Sri Lanka were in the game, with serious hopes of restricting West Indies to a lead of less than fifty. Suranga Lakmal had already claimed a five-wicket haul, all the specialist batsmen had been dismissed, and the second new ball was around the corner, with West Indies leading by just two runs. But Cornwall, intent on proving he is a better batsman than his Test stats suggested, began to free his arms midway through the third session, hitting thumping blows down the ground, cracking seamers on the up, pulling ferociously,...

Rose Hall Canje clinical, Port Mourant trounce Rose Hall Town

Rose Hall Canje clinical, Port Mourant trounce Rose Hall Town

BCB/Kevin Sinclair U-17 countywide tournament…By Brandon Corlette Rose Hall Canje continued to announce themselves impressively in Berbice cricket, registering back-to- back wins in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Kevin Sinclair Under-17 tournament.Port Mourant also defeated rivals Rose Hall Town on Saturday. Rose Hall Town v Port Mourant In the match reduced to 47 overs and played at the Area H Ground, Port Mourant recorded a 59-run win on the back of solid performances from Mark Ramaleo and Salim Khan. Batting first, Port Mourant racked up 252-7 in 47 overs after the first ball was bowled off at 10:00h. The lads...

Baldeo’s century, Hicks’ heroics seal victory for RHT Tigers

Baldeo’s century, Hicks’ heroics seal victory for RHT Tigers

BCB/Premium Asphalt/T&R Construction T20…Story and photos by Brandon Corlette It was some clean ball striking from Balchand Baldeo and Delbert Hicks as the Rose Hall Town (RHT) Tigers won their first Second-Division title. Playing at Area H Ground against Chesney on Sunday, it was the Tigers who clinched the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Premium Asphalt T&R Construction 2019 T20 championship in a 10-wicket win. Player of the match, Baldeo struck a scintillating unbeaten 116 while the veteran Hicks slammed an undefeated 77 in pursuit of 196 in 20 overs. Earlier, Chesney were asked to bat first and posted 195-2 in...

Holder’s five-for gives West Indies control

Holder’s five-for gives West Indies control

Kemar Roach chips in with three as Sri Lanka collapse around Lahiru Thirimanne’s battling 70 Kemar Roach and Jason Holder combined for eight wickets between them as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 169 on the opening day of the first Test in Antigua. Lahiru Thirimanne top scored for the visitors with a hard-fought 70 off 180 balls, but only three other Sri Lankan batsman would get to double digits, as they crumbled against a disciplined bowling performance from the hosts. While it was Roach that was arguably the more impressive of the two, with his impeccable lines and lengths,...

West Indies hold edge over struggling Sri Lanka as Brathwaite era begins

West Indies hold edge over struggling Sri Lanka as Brathwaite era begins

For the first time in 18 months, Test cricket returns to the Caribbean. Even aside from this whole pandemic thing, plenty has happened in the interim. Sri Lanka have switched coaches (as is annual tradition). Kyle Mayers has become a sensation on the back of his 210 in Bangladesh. And, most recently, Kraigg Brathwaite has replaced Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain. Brathwaite’s rise to leadership, and the demotion for Holder that that move had to entail, has been among the less disruptive captaincy switches in recent years. No one was dropped from the team, nor maligned in the...