NORTH Georgetown and Parika Salem Secondary Schools won their respective Zone final when play in the 2017/2018 Guyana Cricket Board/Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/National Sport Commission/National Secondary Schools Cricket League (GCB/DMLAS/NSC/NSSCL) continued last Friday.North Georgetown completed an eight-wicket win over Mae’s at Everest ground while Parika Salem whipped Vergenoegen by 169 runs in the East Bank Essequibo Zone final.North Georgetown’s decision to bowl first paid off, as they restricted Mae’s for just 74 in 23.3 overs. Michael Pooran was the most destructive bowler for North Georgetown, grabbing 4-12 from 5.3 overs, while Trevor Rovan and Marvin Permaul picked up 2-9 and 2-6 respectively.Ushandra Balgobin top-scored with 35 and was the only batsman to get into double figures. In reply, North Georgetown raced to 75-2 from 10.5 overs. Shivanad Gossain top-scored with 41. Balgobin picked up the two wickets for 24 runs. Asked to bat, Parika Salem made good use of the apparent favourable batting track, by amassing 229-8 off their allotted 30 overs. All-rounder Travis Christian stroked an unbeaten 89, while all-rounder Wazim Mohamed contributed a composed 61. Bowling for Vergenoegen, Avinash Persaud took 3-42.In reply, Vergenoegen were bowled out for a meagre 60 off 13.3 overs. Amos Baird made 18. Off-spinner Wazim Mohamed grabbed 7-16 including a helmet-trick. Fast bowler Travis Christian took 2-22.Meanwhile, Parika Salem will meet Leguan Secondary at the Tuschen ground and Chase Academy will challenge Christ Church at the GNIC ground, to determine the North Georgetown Zone champions tomorrow.
RONSON Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with the New Mexican Promotions, returned to New York on Friday night, taking a loaded roster of action fights to Club Amazura in Jamaica, Queens, NY.In the main event, local bantamweight and Guyana’s Elton Dharry (23-5-1, 14 KOs) got past a very game Oscar Mojica (11-5, 1 KO) of Dallas, Texas, for a ten-round unanimous decision.Dharry used movement and attacked with volume when he found his openings, but Mojica stood strong in the pocket and was getting through with shots of his own throughout the contest.The New York crowd were fully behind their native son, ready to erupt anytime Dharry started to mount his attack. Things did get interesting in the 5th round when Mojica unloaded a left hook that buckled Dharry, but he showed true grit to persevere and recovered by the latter part of the frame.Over the second half of the fight, Dharry really started to turn up the heat and engaged a more focused attack on the body.One of his best moments came at the end of the 7th round when he had Mojica hurt in the corner, peppering him with a flurry as the bell rang to bring the frame to a close. The following round, Dharry found himself at a disadvantage when a point was deducted for low blows, but the infraction seemed to ignite him for the remainder of the way.Both fighters continued to give and take in a back-and-forth manner over the final two frames. In the end, Dharry impressed the ringside judges to secure a unanimous decision win, earning tallies of 98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.In the co-main event, Ariel Lopez (9-0, 6 KOs) and Rudolph Hedge (10-7-3, 4 KOs) put on another exciting bout, stepping into a phone booth in the first frame and staying there for the entire six-round scrap in the bantamweight division.Both men refused to back down on the inside, and the fight was rarely outside of the range of each fighter. Lopez landed the crisper of the shots with the heavier volume, but Hedge also found openings to get through punches of his own.In a cruiserweight attraction, Armin Mrkanovic (8-3, 3 KOs) was able to outpoint Nicholas Lavin (5-9, 4 KOs) over six rounds. When all was said and done, Mrkanovic controlled the action, with the judges awarding him a unanimous decision victory by flush counts of 60-54.Washington, D.C. resident Marquis Moore (7-0, 4 KOs) was able to maintain his unblemished record on Friday night, but it was not without heavy resistance from Bronx veteran Troy Artis (5-8-1, 3 KOs).When the scorecards were read, Moore saw his perfect record remain intact with tallies of 59-55 from the three judges.In the opening bout of the evening, Brooklyn welterweight Paul Anthony (1-0, 0 KOs) made a successful, professional debut, dealing good body blows and switching up his angles on Tyryen Hamilton (0-2,) in a four-round affair. (Fightnews.com)
… Gonsalves optimistic of victory todayHAVING suffered heavy defeats in their two previous games, Guyana’s 15s rugby team will look to close out their campaign at the Americas Rugby Challenge to against Mexico on a winning note. Team captain Ryan Gonsalves believes that the results against Colombia (71-7) and Paraguay (86-7) are being used as building blocks for the Green Machine, as they’re more popularly known. They will be looking to correct their mistakes against familiar foes, Mexico.Gonsalves labels the team’s showing in Colombia as ‘tough’ and ‘disappointing’, but added, “Basically our error is in the defence, we gave away too many penalties and we just didn’t play our pattern in the first, second or third phase in defence.”Richard Staglon (L) about to make a pass to Claudius Butts during the Guyana vs Paraguay encounter.Asked about the factors that contributed to the team’s lacklustre performances, the scrum-half pointed out, “It comes back to individual discipline, because at this level, if you make a slight mistake, you’ll pay for it. We are not far away in these games, the scoreline is different from what actually happens in these games but we have to show what we are worth and have to bring our game against Mexico on Saturday (today).”Not since losing 19-23 to the USA (South) last year in the final of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s title at the National Park, have the Green Machine played the game’s longer format.Gonsalves was clear in pointing out that “the South American standards are high, but in the games played we are not far away. The scoreline is not far away. We just have to play more games at this level.“The game plan (today) is to get our acts together, reduce the errors we’ve made in the last two games, get our structure right and put points on the board.”
HOBART, Australia, (CMC) – Barbadian fast bowling sensation Jofra Archer starred yet again as he helped power Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket win over Dwayne Bravo’s Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash here Monday.The 23-year-old, currently eyeing selection for England’s World Cup campaign, snatched three wickets which restricted Stars to 155 for five off their 20 overs at Bellerive Oval.Sent in, Stars were set back early when Archer removed both openers inside the first six overs, with Travis Dean (11) and Ben Dunk (10) both departing cheaply with 32 on the board.Captain Glenn Maxwell then stroked 47 from 31 balls with five sixes, reviving the innings in an 87-run, third wicket stand with Nick Larkin whose 45 required 33 deliveries.When both fell in successive overs to leave the Stars on 123 for four in the 16th over, Marcus Stoinis chipped in with a 15-ball unbeaten 22 to keep the innings going.However, there was no such enterprise from Bravo who laboured for a run-a-ball 12 before holing out to square on the leg-side.Archer finished with three for 25 from his four overs.In reply, captain Matthew Wade hit 52 off 37 balls, putting on 55 for the first wicket with D’Arcy Short who made 34.Ben McDermott (28) and George Bailey (27) added 52 for the third wicket to keep Hobart on course for victory.Bravo’s first over leaked 20 runs and overall conceded 38 runs from three overs.
GUWAHATI, India (CMC) – Legendary former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards has held out little hope of the Caribbean side winning next year’s ICC World Cup in England.He identified the hosts, along with five-time winners and reigning champions, Australia, as among his favourites but overlooked the struggling Windies.“England have played well (in the past) but always they have fallen short at the last moment. It is a good team always,” Sir Viv told reporters.“Pakistan and India are two teams that can defeat anyone. Australia are another great team. So, I think there are four, five teams that have the potential to win 2019 World Cup.”West Indies are ranked ninth in the ICC one-day rankings, a position that forced them to play a qualifying tournament last March in order to reach the May 30 to July 14 tournament.However, they are to improve on their ODI form, winning just three of 11 games this year in bilateral series. More glaringly, West Indies have not won an ODI series in four years.Sir Viv, a member of the World Cup-winning sides of 1975 and 1979, said he was hopeful the Windies would improve their fortunes.“In the limited overs game, it all depends on how you play on that particular day. If it is a bad day, even a bad team can defeat you,” Sir Viv pointed out. “I hope to see the team where it belongs.”Sir Viv starred in the 1975 final with three run-outs just months following his international debut, and also headlined the 1979 final with a memorable unbeaten 138.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The Texas A&M Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping the game stokes a rivalry between the teams.The Aggies faced their more than century-old rival Texas on the holiday for years in one of the most beloved football traditions in the state. That annual meeting ended in 2011 when Texas A&M left for the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.Now they’ll play on Thanksgiving again with a team they figure is their most natural rival in their new conference.”I was told when I came to school here that it was absolutely a rivalry game, and I understand that,” LSU coach Les Miles said.LSU has won the last three games in the series that dates to 1899. The Tigers are the only SEC West team A&M hasn’t beaten since joining the league and the Aggies’ last win in the series came in 1995.”LSU is has been a team that we’ve been trying to beat since we’ve entered the SEC, so it’s a replacement game,” Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett said. “We look at LSU as our new rivals now.”Coach Kevin Sumlin said playing on Thanksgiving brings back many good memories for Texas A&M fans eager to get a win on the holiday after falling to the Longhorns in the series’ final game in 2011.”I think it’s a great honor,” Sumlin said. “Somebody’s got to play, why not us? And in a great venue in front of 100,000-plus at night. It’s something to be excited about and proud of, and I know our guys are excited to be playing.”It’s the first time the Tigers will play on Thanksgiving since 1983. But LSU is no stranger to playing on the holiday in its history, having played 25 times before with the first one coming in a 29-0 loss to Texas in 1899.Texas A&M and LSU have met once before on Thanksgiving, playing to a 7-7 tie in Houston way back in 1913.Some of the Tigers have mixed emotions about playing on Thanksgiving. Sumlin said that the game will likely be played on Friday next season when it’s at LSU.”Playing on Thanksgiving is a good deal, but it’s a bad deal,” LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White said. “You miss that home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day. When you come home Friday, there will be leftovers. That’s not the same.”Some things to know about the LSU-Texas A&M game:GOING FOR 15: The Tigers are a win away from reaching eight wins for the 15th straight season, which is the longest streak in school history.WILL GARRETT PLAY?: Texas A&M freshman defensive end Myles Garrett missed A&M’s game against Missouri with an undisclosed injury. Sumlin said he’s doing better and he expects him to return on Thursday night. He broke former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman sack record earlier this season and is second in the SEC with 11 sacks. He has 12 ½ tackles for losses, nine quarterback hurries and has 46 tackles.ENDING THE SKID: LSU has lost two games in a row for just the second time under coach Les Miles. The Tigers have never lost three in a row in his 10 years as coach.”We are not really desperate for a win,” linebacker Deion Jones. “We don’t like to lose and we have a bad taste in our mouths. We need a win to get that morale in the locker room back.”LOUISIANA TIGERS: The Aggies have eight players on the roster from Louisiana. It’s the most of any state behind Texas. Everett, who is from DeRidder, Louisiana, is a senior who will play his last regular-season game for the Aggies on Thursday.”It definitely adds to it for me,” he said. “I really want to beat the team from my home state so I can go home with bragging rights.”REYNOLDS ROLLING: Texas A&M sophomore receiver Josh Reynolds has 746 yards receiving and leads the SEC with 12 receiving touchdowns, which ties a single-season school record. “What he’s doing is pretty amazing, to come in his first year, a junior college kid, overlooked,” offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said. “We got a steal out of that one … he’s a comfort zone for our quarterbacks because we know he’s going to get open, we know where he’s going to be and we know he’ll make the play.”
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