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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, August 12, 2015
National cricketer Jeremy Solozano
slammed 106 to lead Queen s Park Cricket
Club (QPCC) to a 16-run win over the
Leicestershire Second XI in a 50-over
contest, as QPCC continued its tour
of the United Kingdom at the Lut-
terworth Cricket Club ground on
Batting first, left-handed Solozano
cracked 16 fours and one six in his
132-ball knock to guide the Parkites
to a massive 311 all out in 49.3 overs.
Kevon Cooper, who was part of the
T&T Red Steel which recently won the
third edition of the Caribbean Premier
League, slammed an aggressive 75. Cooper's
innings came off 48 balls, which included
eight fours and one six.
National cricketer Yannic Cariah, who shared
in a second wicket partnership of 92 with
Solozano, contributed 36. The top bowlers for
Leicestershire were Tom Wells (3/39) and Dan
Leicestershire fought hard, but fell 16 runs
short as it was dismissed for 295 in 50 overs.
Tion Webster grabbed 3/48 in eight overs, while
national left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein picked
up 3/54 in ten overs.
Alex Kent belted eight fours and two sixes in
his knock of 74 from 59 balls. Michael Burgess
also showed some form contributing 60.
After a rest day yesterday, Queen's Park will
be back in action today against Kibworth CC in
a 50-over match.
Two young Venezuelan athletes, 25-year-old
Alexis Peña and 22-year-old Mirena Goncalves,
have registered for the inaugural Bankers Insurance
Half-Marathon which will run off at 5.30 am on
Independence Day, August 31, starting at Atlantic
Plaza in Point Lisas and finishing at Bankers Insur-
ance Head Office at 2 Mulchan Seuchan Rd,
Peña had the distinction of winning three road
races on three consecutive weekends recently in
Caracas and is the South American 3,000 metres
steeplechase champion. Goncalves made the 10,000
metres qualifying time for
the Pan Am Games last
month in Toronto but did
not go to the games.
They will join the cast of
local, Caribbean and region-
al athletes who have con-
firmed their partici-
pation. T&T will be
led by Caribbean dis-
tance running queen
Tonya Nero and local
stalwart Curtis Cox.
From the Dominican Republic comes 22-
year-old Soranyi Rodriguez who was the
2015 Miami International Half-Marathon
female champion in January clocking 1 hour
19 minutes. Livan Luque Reyes of Cuba has been
in splendid form on the local circuit this year and
Rupert Green always flies the Jamaican colours
with distinction and another good race is expected
from the 5-time Reggae Marathon champion.
Seven-time T&T Marathon champion Pamenos
Ballantyne of St Vincent placed third at the Cari-
com 10K in Barbados a month ago and is coming
back to top form.
Representing the French island of Guadeloupe
are the 26-year-old twin sisters Christelle and
Christina Laurent. Also entered are 68-year-old
Hafiza Farooqi of Toronto, who has run the Boston
It will be former Miss T&T/Universe Lorca
Gatcliffe-Farah's first half-marathon, but she
is no stranger to endurance events, having placed
third among the females at the Rainbow Cup Sprint
Triathlon in Tobago in May.
Over $130,000 in cash prizes are at stake, with
the male and female champion each taking home
$12,000. The male and female prizes are all equal.
The 2nd prize is $6,000, 3rd prize---$4,500, 4th
prize---$3,000, 5th---$1,800, and 6th---$1,200. The
top four in the eight age-groups will win: $1,000,
$700, $500 and $300 respectively.
for Bankers run
National cricketer Jeremy Solozano scored 106 for
Queen's Park on Monday.
At Lutterworth CC: Queen's Park 311 (49.3
overs) (Jeremy Solozano 106, Kevon Cooper
75, Yannic Cariah 36, Tom Wells 3/39, Dan
Redfern 3/56) vs Leicestershire 2nd XI 295
(Alex Kent 74, Michael Burgess 60, Tion
Webster 3/48, Akeal Hosein 3/54, Cariah 2/48)
Queen's Park won by 16 runs
Caribbean Under-19 junior champion Mandela
Patrick is among 17 players wrapping up their final
preparations for the Senior Caribbean Area Squash
Association Championships (CASA), which begin
at the Cayman Island Squash Courts in Cayman
Islands, on Sunday.
Patrick won the U-19 individual title at the Junior
Caribbean Area Squash Association Championships
in Barbados last month. The team will be without
former top national player Colin Ramasra, who
announced his retirement earlier this year. Some of
the best squash players in the Caribbean will be
competing in the week-long tournament from Sun-
Similar to the Junior CASA, players will begin
with an individual tournament, followed by the team
event with representative countries such as T&T,
Barbados, Guyana, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
States (OECS), Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Bermu-
da. T&T is being coached by Ryan Jagessar.
The team leaves on Saturday for Cayman Islands.
Senior squash team
heading to CASA
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