SPORTS PAGE –MONDAY 20TH MARCH 2017
SPORTS PAGE –MONDAY 20TH MARCH 2017
RED WINS AT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
The Montessori Primary school, held its annual sports day, on the morning of Friday 17th March.
The event was held at the Bath village playing field and a good representation of parents, other family members and friends of the school, were on hand to see the young athletes perform.
There was stiff completion between the three houses, as they competed in flat races; horse races; stilts races; lime and spoon; relay races and more.
There was even a parents and teachers race, which also added to the excitement.
At the end of the meet, Red house had taken a clear lead, with Blue and Green engaged in a close battle for second spot. All of the participating athletes were presented with medals.
Final point standings
Red -375 points
KIDDIES CRICKET PROGRAM LAUNCHED WITH NEW INITIATIVES
Thursday 16th March was a significant day for the primary school cricketers on Nevis. On that day, at the ET Willet Park, the Kiddies cricket program for 2017 was launched.
All of the primary schools on the island were represented, along with their respective coaches.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr. Stascius Wallace who pointed out in his opening remarks that the program, which is sponsored by Scotia Bank, is beneficial to the young cricketers on the island.
Leeward Islands Territorial Development officer, Mr. Junie Mitchum, in his opening remarks thanked Scotia Bank for its sterling sponsorship for all of 17 years. He stated that the participants are able to develop basic skills, in terms of the fundamentals of the game and pointed to the fact that some have gone on to represent Nevis and Leewards youth teams. He also congratulated Leewards under 19 player Keon Pemberton on his achievements so far.
He stated that this year, the Bank has introduced some new initiatives:
All participants will be given medals and the program will climax with an interisland championship, featuring two teams from each island.
He beseeched the youngsters to pay keen attention to their academics as well.
Denrick Liburd, President of the Nevis Cricket Association, in his remarks, pointed out the significance of the program to Nevis, Leewards and West Indies cricket.
He indicated that the Skills, attitudes and discipline of the players, will hold them in good stead.
He also applauded the coaches for their efforts and said that the NCA fully endorses and supports the program, as it is the breeding ground for future stars.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Mr. Keith Glasgow, Glasgow, noted in his remarks, that the program is geared towards making Cricket more sustainable.
‘There is lot of money in the game but don’t play the game at all cost,’ he said. ‘Exhibit sportsmanship.’
He thanked Scotia Bank for its dedicated sponsorship for the program.
Ms. Ebony Harp, Manager at the Scotia Branch in Nevis, stated that the program aims to help primary school students gain and maintain an appreciation for the game of cricket and also serves to develop positive values such as team work and good sportsmanship.
‘It also enhances the appeal of their education and provides equipment and training for teachers to coach the basics of the game and the children will also acquire interest and passion for the game and develop self-confidence and self-discipline,’ she stated.
She also noted that she is encouraged to see the number of students who chose to participate in the program.
She wished everyone well and declared the program officially open.
LEEWARDS PULL OFF AMAZING VICTORY
It must be considered a regional cricketing record of sorts as the Leewards Hurricanes completed an amazing victory over Jamaica Scorpions right in their backyard, within three days, with the first of which was entirely rained out!
Leewards opting to bat first on the second day of the match, were bowled out for a paltry 71. Shockingly, Jamaica was bowled out for a mere 56 on that same day.
Even more shockingly, the Leewards closed the day precariously placed on 31 for 5 with a slim lead of 46 runs.
The action continued on day three with the Leewards managing to get to 133 all out, led by a determined 45 by wicket keeper Jahmar Hamilton.
It meant that Jamaica only needed 149 runs to claim victory and amazingly were bowled out on that same day for 114, with the Leewards winning by an incredible 34 runs!
Jeremiah Louis of St. Kitts bagged 8 wickets in the match; Alzarri Joseph 7 and Gavin Tonge 5.
Summarized scores: Leewards 71 all out: Cornwall 29; Carty 26
Taylor 5; Mindley 2; Miller 2; Powell 1
Jamaica 56 all out
Mc Carty 13; Walton 12
Louis 4; Tonge 4; Joseph 2
Leewards 133: Jahmar Hamilton 45
Taylor 2; Powell 2; Miller 2; Jacobs 2 and Mindley 1
Jamaica 114 all out: Blackwood 48; King 17
Jeremiah Louis 4; Alzarri Joseph 5; Gavin Tonge 1
WICB NAMES SQUAD FOR TWENTY20s FOR PAKISTAN SERIES
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a 16-man squad for the Four Twenty20 Internationals for the upcoming West Indies versus Pakistan series in the Caribbean.
The series opens in Barbados, where the first Twenty20 will be played at the Kensington Oval on Sunday, March 26; then the squads move over to Trinidad and Tobago for three additional Twenty20 matches. Those matches are scheduled for Thursday, March 30, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 respectively, at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The squad reads:
- Samuel Badree
- Carlos Brathwaite – Captain
- Jonathan Carter
- André Fletcher
- Jason Holder
- Evin Lewis
- Jason Mohammed
- Sunil Narine
- Veerasammy Permaul
- Kieron Pollard
- Rovman Powell
- Marlon Samuels
- Lendl Simmons
- Jerome Taylor
- Chadwick Walton
- Keswick Williams
- Sunday, March 26 1st T20 Kensington Oval, Barbados
- Thursday, March 30 2nd T20 Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad & Tobago
- Saturday, April 1 3rd T20 Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad & Tobago
- Sunday, April 2 4th T20 Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad & Tobago
All matches are scheduled to start at 12:30 pm
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