Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 5th 2015 Contents The dismissal took Bishoo to 50 in
Test cricket and he became only the
second West Indian leg spinner after
David Holford to reach the mark.
Voges was intent in making the
most of his debut and he was able to
coax 140 runs from the next two bats-
men. The man who had waited 160
First Class matches to make his Test
debut marked a significant moment
in his life at 2.44pm yesterday when
he raised his bat as Australia's latest
centurion on debut.
Of the 20 men who had done it
for the Aussies before, four of them
were actually at the ground to witness
the feat. Captain Michael Clarke,
opener Shaun Marsh, selector Mark
Waugh and former middle order bats-
man Greg Blewett all had the feeling
The West Australian Voges took the
match away from the West Indies with
a last wicket partnership of 97 runs
with Josh Hazlewood. Voges ended
with an unbeaten 130 of 247 balls with
13 fours and a six, while Hazlewood
made 39, his first dismissal in Tests
off 87 balls with five fours and a six.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, June 5, 2015
Olympic gold medallist Keshorn
Walcott saved his best for last when
he threw a mammoth 86.20 metres,
nearly half-a-metre over his previ-
ous best, to rewrite the national
javelin record in a third-place finish
at the IAAF Diamond League, at
the Stadio Olympico, Rome, yes-
Walcott, who smashed the T&T
record twice in under a month last
August, set a high precedent for this
summer's World Championship, even
as he trailed the World Champion
and Diamond League leader, Czech
Vitezslav Vesely, who continued to
dominate the event.
Vesely topped the Italy leg with a
season best 88.14m, a mere one-fifth
of a metre off his personal best.
Third after four Diamond League
events, Kenya's Julius Yego also set
a new record for his country with a
87.71m throw on his fourth attempt.
The Trindadian, meanwhile,
moved up to fifth in the Diamond
League rankings with his solitary
point from the third place finish.
Walcott, 22, twice exceeded the 80m
mark prior to his record breaking
final attempt, reaching 80.59m and
81.62 on his second and fifth throws.
It was a considerable improvement
following his eighth place finish three
weeks ago in the Doha, Qatar Dia-
mond League opener, with 80.62m.
This is Walcott's third time breaking
his and the national record since his
84.58m London Olympic gold medal
winning hurl in 2012. Last August,
in a qualifying event for the Com-
monwealth Games, Walcott threw
85.28m for a new personal best, only
to better that mark at the end of the
same month with an effort of 85.77
in the Zurich, Switzerland penulti-
mate 2014 Diamond League meet.
He was among three T&T athletes
in Diamond League action. Jehue
Gordon visibly recovered from his
dramatic fall on the hurdles five days
prior in Eugene, as he set a season
best effort of 49.22 seconds in the
400m hurdles. Americans Johnny
Dutch and Michael Tinsley ran away
in first and second with a 48.13 and
48.34 seconds, both of which were
also their best runs so far this season.
Puerto Rico's Javier Culson placed
third in 48.65.
USA-born former junior world
record holder Wayne Davis II had a
disappointing outing in the men's
110 hurdles final. He finished in 13.84
to trail the top three finishers in Euro-
pean champion Sergey Shubenkov
(13.23), France's Garfield Darien (13.23)
and USA's Jeff Porter (13.32).
Walcott is expected to feature in
Birmingham, England, Diamond
League stop scheduled for Sunday,
along with another T&T field athlete,
Cleopatra Borel in the women's shot
put. Keston Bledman is the only entry
in the men's 100m.
Yesterday's highlight was Justin
Gatlin who came within 0.01 seconds
of his world-leading time in the 100
metres, clocking 9.75.
The American declared he could
approach Usain Bolt's world record
of 9.58 at the world championships
in Beijing in August.
"I feel confident running times
around 9.70,"" Gatlin said. "9.60
should be possible in summer."
With the wind in his favor, Gatlin
finished several strides ahead of the
rest of the field then flexed his biceps
for photographers in the finish area.
Running strong all the way to the
finish despite his lead, Gatlin took
one tick off the clock from Bolt's
meet record of 9.76 set in 2012.
European indoor champion Jimmy
Vicaut crossed second in 9.98, and
Gatlin's fellow American, Mike
Rodgers, was third with the same
Gatlin clocked 9.74 seconds in the
Diamond League opener on May 15
in the sweltering heat of Doha, Qatar.
Only four sprinters have ever run
faster, including Bolt, who set 9.58
"The key thing to keep winning
is to not think about it," Gatlin said.
"I do not think of beating Usain Bolt
now because the championship is
not tomorrow. We still have some
Also in the fourth stop of the Dia-
mond League, Olympic champion
Sally Pearson of Australia was injured
after hitting the fifth obstacle in the
100 hurdles. She was carried off on
a stretcher after getting attention to
her left wrist area.
Organisers said Pearson was taken
to the local Gemelli Hospital, but
results of exams were not yet known.
Jeneba Tarmoh of the United States
won the women's 200 in 22.77 after
Olympic 100-meter champion
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce withdrew.
Walcott grabs Diamond League bronze
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra
Bishoo will continue to play his role in
the current Test match against Australia
at Windsor Park in Dominica despite
a bruised finger.
The Guyanese player grabbed 6/80 to
stand out as the star player for the West
Indies on day two of the opening Test
of the Sir Frank Worrell series. Australia
replying to the West Indies first innings
score of 148 all out was under the gun
at 178 for eight before a debut Test cen-
tury from Adam Voges took them to an
eventual 318 all out. The West Indies,
batting a second time closed the day on
25 for two---still needing 145 run to make
the West Indies bat again.
Bishoo had to leave the field a couple
times for treatment but said he would
continue to fight for his team. "It is not
that bad what happened is that the skin
on my finger peeled away because of the
constant spinning of the ball but I got
it cleaned up and was back on the pitch.
We were able to stop the bleeding and
that was important. I will continue to
play here and even Jamaica as it is not
going to keep me away from bowling."
Bishoo, who continued his love affair
with Windsor Park, where he took ten
wickets for the Guyana Jaguars earlier
this year added: "We let it slip after being
in a good position and now we have to
bat to save this game. I think if somehow
we can get about 250 runs lead, we can
still win this Test match. The pitch as
usual is taking spin and it should assist
us."He warned that bowlers have to bowl
in the right areas despite the pitch giving
assistance. "You just can't say the pitch
is taking turn and you would get men
out. What you need to do is to put the
ball in the right areas and this is what
He was full of praise for Voges: "He
batted really well on that surface, he got
some good balls but was able to deal
with it and in the end he got a century
which was great for him."
No issue with
Queen s Park did not get the
opportunity to clinch the Shang-
hai Construction Group National
League title against Powergen at
the Queen s Park Oval, as only 31
overs were possible because of
rain when the last round of the
competition bowled off, yester-
The Parkites are three points
away from sealing the title but the
leaders did not get enough time to
grab any bonus points. Powergen
closed on 124/2 with captain Gre-
gory Mahabir slamming ten fours
in his unbeaten 53 off 41 balls. Adri-
an Paharry, 16, who was recently
selected on the national Under-17
cricket team, is unbeaten on 33 off
93 deliveries. The teenager has
struck two fours and one six.
At Diego Martin Recreational
Ground, spin bowler Kissoondath
Magram grabbed 6/49 to put Ale-
scon Comets in control over second
placed Merry Boys in another rain
Mario Belcon cracked 43 but at
stumps Merry Boys were struggling
on 130/9 after 47 overs. Caldrac
forfeited its match against Jailal
Enterprise Victoria as the former was not satisfied with the level of
umpiring in the competition. The last round of the league continues
tomorrow and Sunday.
Rain delays Queen's Park celebrations
At Queen's Park Oval: Powergen 124/2 (Gregory Mahabir 53
not out, Adrian Paharry 33 not out) vs Queen's Park
At Wilson Road: Jenexcon Tableland vs F.C Clarke Road -- No
At Diego Martin: Merry Boys 130/9 (Mario Belcon 43, Samuel
Felix 20, Kissoondath Magram 6/49) vs Alescon Comets
At Barrackpore West: Jailal Enterprise Victoria vs Caldrac --
Caldrac forfeited match
At Inshan Ali Park: Esmeralda 112/7 (Hakeem Mitchell 23,
Kristoff Andrews 31 not out, Bryan Charles 3/34, Yohan Boxhil
2/39) vs Preysal
raises his bat
second day of
a first cricket
Voges makes impressive debut
WI inns 148 all out
S Marsh c Bravo b Holder
D Warner c Blackwood b Taylor
S Smith st Ramdin b Bishoo
M Clarke c Ramdin b Bishoo
A Voges not out
S Watson c Samuels b Bishoo
B Haddin b Bishoo
M Johnson c Samuels b Bishoo
M Starc b Bishoo
N Lyon lbw Gabriel
J Hazlewood b Samuels
Extras nb5, b9, lb3, w1
Total all out
Fall of wkts: 13, 38, 61, 97,112,126, 178, 178, 221, 318.
Bowling: J Taylor 20-0-72-1, S Gabriel 15-3-38-1, J Holder
14-3-30-1, D Bishoo 33-10-80-6, M Samuels 22-2-71-1, J
WI vs Australia
From Page A56
WI 2nd inns
S Hope c Clarke b Johnson
K Brathwaite b Starc
D Bravo not out
S Dowrich not out
Total for 2 wkts
Fall of wkts: 21, 21.
Bowling: M Johnson 3-1-11-1, M Starc 3-1-6-1, J
Hazlewood 3-0-4-0, N Lyon 2-2-0-0.
Links Archive June 4th 2015 June 6th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page