–GCA, Berbice looking to host champion-of-championsTHE New Building Society has promised to continue their support of the second-division competition in the capital city owing to the excellent organisational structure by the Georgetown Cricket Association over the last seven years of the NBS second-division 40-over competition.On Friday evening, director of the bank, Dr. Nanda Gopaul, expressed his appreciation to the GCA for the work that they have done. He said that the GCA has demonstrated leadership and foresight in the running of the NBS competition.“[Roger] Harper, president of the GCA, has demonstrated leadership in cricket and we have recognised that.”The former Minister of Labour added that the tournament “could not have been better”. Due to the “excellent” work by the officials, Dr. Gopaul indicated that the NBS would continue the sponsorship.The director added that the game has transcended the on-field battle. “We believe that the game must not just be seen as a sport, but as a unifying tool.”BERBICE VS GTAdditionally, NBS will look to have a champion-of-champions contest between the top teams in Berbice (in the bank-sponsored competition) against the best teams in the GCA/NBS competition.Although the contest is still in the planning stage, Dr. Gopaul did announce that it will be a T20 format.GCA president Roger Harper said that the upcoming battle would give the youngsters, both in Georgetown and Berbice, more exposure.To the NBS he said, “We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership, we look forward to your support.”GEORGETOWN FINALOn Friday evening, GCC defeated Everest by 162 runs in the final of the GCA/NBS 40-over Second-Division Competition.Winston Forrester, who spanked nine fours for a 68-ball 62, was named man-of-the-match, while Ronaldo Alimohamed, who sent back the middle order with 3-26 from six overs, collected the best bowling performance trophy. Saheed Mohamed, who had16 stiches due to an injury to one of his fingers during the semi-final, kept Everest in the game with three outstanding catches, and he was duly rewarded.Meanwhile, Police’s spinner Jason Heyliger finished the tournament with the best bowling figures (5-11 versus Transport). Also picking up trophies were Transport’s Azeem Azeez (who finished with a tournament-high 23 wickets), DCC’s Sachin Singh, who finished with the highest runs in the tournament (171) against Diplomats and the most runs in the tournament, and UG’s Melroy Stephenson, who finished with eight catches.Singh, a national U-19 cricketer, also finished as the MVP of Zone A after tallying 436 runs at an average of 72.67 runs per innings. He also took one wicket and two catches.Meanwhile, Transport’s batsman Sunil Singh finished as Zone B’s MVP after tallying 230 runs at an average of 59, to go with four catches.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus CHESTER, Pa. — As the entire Maryland bench emptied onto the field, Syracuse defender Brenna Rainone crouched away from the rest of her teammates, staring at the ground.The Terrapins fans erupted into cheers and Orange defender Mallory Vehar slowly walked over to Rainone, wrapping her arms around her.On one end of the field, UMD players were jumping up and down in a huddle. On the other, SU’s slowly walked into a group, some wiping their eyes.“It sucks,” Syracuse goalie Kelsey Richardson said, her voice wavering. “I really didn’t want to go home today.”For the third time in as many seasons, Syracuse’s postseason run ended with Maryland, this time in the final four. The fourth-seeded Orange (16-8, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to top-seeded Maryland (20-1, 5-0 Big Ten), 10-8, in front of a crowd of 5,994 at PPL Park on Friday. Reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings starred in the draw circle for the Terrapins, helping her team win 14 out of 20 draws, and also added six points, which was too much for SU to overcome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a season where the Orange had enacted revenge on four teams to win the ACC championship and advance in the NCAA tournament, it failed to get that revenge against the team that’s had its number the most.“It’s an incredibly good Maryland team and everybody knows that,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “We came up a little bit short on the draw controls. I think that was the biggest difference in the game.”Syracuse draw specialist Kailah Kempney and Cummings stepped into the circle for the opening draw. The ball flung out to the side and was picked up by Zoe Stukenberg. The Terrapins went on offense before Cummings found a cutting Kristen Lamon for a goal.Back in the circle again, Cummings popped the ball straight into the air, jumped and grabbed it cleanly with her stick. After two wasted possessions by Maryland and SU, Cummings found Lamon backdoor again.The large contingent of Maryland fans in the stands erupted into cheers of, “When I say red, you say white.”Just two draws and two Maryland goals into the game, Syracuse replaced Kempney, third in NCAA history in draw controls, with attack Kayla Treanor in the draw circle, but the results didn’t change.Cummings won the third draw to Maryland midfielder Erin Collins. On the ensuing possession, Terrapins attack Brooke Griffin stood behind the net, waiting, until Cummings ran toward the cage past her defender for an open pass and goal.“It’s four seconds of focus and we knew the draws were going to be huge,” Cummings said. “Once we were able to get the draw I think we could settle down a little and play our way on the offensive end.”The Orange altered its usual backer defense, electing to face guard Terrapins attack and leading goal scorer Megan Whittle with Rainone, but it left players open in front of the net.At the end of the half, UMD led Syracuse, 7-5, and 10-3 in draw controls. The Orange constantly switched between Kempney and Treanor in the circle and multiple other players around it. At one point, SU attack Halle Majorana, who hasn’t been on the draw team all year, nearly ran to the outside of the circle before Gait waved her off.Syracuse opened the second half with a quick goal that had fans in the stands waving signs spelling out “Cuse” and another with a hand drawn Orange, but Cummings countered with a draw win and an assist, starting a three-goal run for the Terrapins that spanned the next 10 minutes.“If you don’t go to her she’s just going to the net and score some goals,” Gait said of Cummings’ assists.With seven minutes left in the game, Treanor scored her second straight goal to cut Maryland’s lead to 10-8 with plenty of time to muster two goals, provided SU won the draw.But it didn’t. For the 14th time in the game Maryland won the draw and it was Cummings who helped snag it.Maryland began running out the clock and eventually time ran out on Syracuse’s season. Once again, Maryland was the team celebrating on the other end of the field.“Tough game,” Gait said. “It seems like it’s always Maryland and once again, today so …” Comments
MORE: Watch the Toyota Owners 400 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)It would be hard to say Busch isn’t favored to win again as he is coming off of his third victory of the season in Bristol last week, and he already has a victory at ISM Raceway, which is a very similar run to the one in Virginia.But with men like Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin, nothing is decided.Both guys ran well last season and Hamlin has two wins already this year, so Busch won’t have it easy at this event even though he makes a run there look easy.What time does the Toyota Owners 400 start?The Toyota Owners 400 will take place Saturday, April 13. Live coverage begins on Fox at 7:30 p.m. ET.What channel is the Toyota Owners 400 on?The Food City will be broadcast nationally on Fox. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.Toyota Owners 400 schedule, how to watchAll of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Truck Series, can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1. Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Toyota Owners 400.(All times Eastern)Friday, April 12TimeEventChannel8:05 a.m.Xfinity Final PracticeNASCAR.com11:05 a.m.Cup Series First PracticeNASCAR.com1:05 p.m.Cup Series Final PracticeNASCAR.com3:40 p.m.Xfinity Series QualifyingFS1/fuboTV5:40 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingFS1/fuboTV7 p.m.Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250FS1/fuboTVSaturday, April 13TimeEventChannel7:30 p.m.Cup Series Toyota Owners 400Fox/fuboTVToyota Owners 400 starting lineupBelow is the full entry list for the Toyota Owners 400. The starting lineup will be updated after qualifying.StartingDriverNumberTBDLandon Cassill00TBDKurt Busch1TBDBrad Keselowski2TBDAustin Dillon3TBDKevin Harvick4TBDRyan Newman6TBDDaniel Hemric8TBDChase Elliott9TBDAric Almirola10TBDDenny Hamlin11TBDRyan Blaney12TBDTy Dillon13TBDClint Bowyer14TBDRoss Chastain15TBDRicky Stenhouse Jr.17TBDKyle Busch18TBDMartin Truex Jr.19TBDErik Jones20TBDPaul Menard21TBDJoey Logano22TBDWilliam Byron24TBDCorey Lajoie32TBDMichael McDowell34TBDMatt Tifft36TBDChris Buescher37TBDDavid Ragan38TBDDaniel Suarez41TBDKyle Larson42TBDDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43TBDRyan Preece47TBDJimmie Johnson48TBDCody Ware51TBDBayley Currey52TBDJoey Gase66TBDQuin Houff77TBDAlex Bowman88TBDMatt DiBenedetto95 The NASCAR Cup Series schedule heads back to the short flat track this week as this event will be held at Richmond Raceway in Virginia.This 0.75-mile event is known as American’s premier short track, and it certainly produced some exciting races last season as Kyle Busch came from far behind to win in the spring and then did it in a more conventional way out of the 11th spot in the fall.