Superb Roach sends message to Windies selectors

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test pacer Kemar Roach sent a strong signal to regional selectors ahead of the Pakistan series as his four-wicket haul trumped Devon Smith’s 28th first class hundred on the opening day of their seventh round clash in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, Volcanoes were lifted to 283 all out by Smith’s enterprising 103, with Keddy Lesporis getting 59 and Tyrone Theophile, 44.The visitors had cruised to 116 without loss at lunch and then 200 for two in the second session but the innings fell away badly thereafter as they lost their last eight wickets for 93 runs.Roach, who has not played for West Indies in 14 months, led the rout with a brilliant spell of four for 22 from 15 overs, a performance unlikely to go unnoticed with Pakistan arriving in the Caribbean shortly.He was supported by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican with four for 69 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up two for 71.At the close, Pride were 22 without loss, still 271 runs behind their target.FULL CONTROLVolcanoes appeared in full control during the first session, thanks mainly to Smith who combined with Theophile to put on 121 for the first wicket.The left-handed Smith struck 16 fours in an innings spanning 196 balls and just under 4-1/2 hours while Theophile’s knock comprised eight fours off 108 deliveries in 2-1/2 hours.Roach stuck a double blow after lunch, trapping Theophile leg before wicket in the fourth over before removing Taryck Gabriel for a first ball ‘duck’ to a catch at the wicket off the very next delivery.The 35-year-old Smith repaired the innings, however, in a solid 78-run third wicket stand with Lesporis whose eighth first class half-century was an attacking one, including eight fours and two sixes and coming from a mere 62 deliveries.last_img read more

Annual Maurice Solomon Golf Tourney tees off September 1

first_imgAction at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) greens continues this Saturday, September 1 when the annual Maurice Solomon and Company 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament tees off at 12:30h.LGC President Aleem Hussain receives the sponsorship check from a representative of Maurice Solomon & Company; in the presence of Solomon (sitting) and other staff membersTons of prizes will be at stake when some of Guyana’s best golfers assemble in support of Solomon, an avid golfer and perhaps the LGC’s longest active member. His company has provided auditing services for the club for many years and Solomon himself has been an active member, winning several times in his category in 2018.The tournament will be played in three categories and special prizes will be awarded for longest drive, nearest to the pin, Best Gross and Best Net overall and is open to players of all handicaps. A special invitation is extended to clients and friends of the Company, members of the ex-pat community and visitors in Guyana especially those who have never visited the magnificent grounds at the Lusignan Golf Club.The LGC has been transformed in 2018 having hosted more than 25 tournaments so far and the next few months will see an increase in activity at the club as almost every major company in Guyana is set to host a golf tournament leading up to the 2018 Guyana Open set for November 3 to 4.A massive marketing campaign will be launched next week and players from more than 12 countries have registered to participate in an effort to wrest the Men’s and Women’s title from Guyanese reigning champs.Meanwhile, fans will be able to obtain free tickets that will allow them an opportunity to win one of more than $500,000 in prizes during the Guyana Open tournament by participating in putting contests at the Giftland Mall, Pegasus, Marriott, Princess and Grand Coastal hotels.last_img read more