Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 1st 2015 Contents A45
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(Ext: 2069, 2071,
has been recalled to
the West Indies ODI
team four years after
playing his first and
only match against
"We are the
and we knew that in
the second half we
had to show it."
LUIS SUAREZ after
scoring the winning
goal in a 2-1 win over
Bayer Leverkusen in
League, on Tuesday.
LONDON---English County Hampshire
have rewarded former Barbados and West
Indies fast bowler, Fidel Edwards, for
helping them to stay in Division One, by
penning a new one-year contract with the
Edwards snatched a ten-wicket haul last
week as Hampshire beat Nottinghamshire
by eight wickets at Trent Bridge on the
final day of the season, to survive the drop
to Division Two. Sussex's 100-run defeat
to champions Yorkshire at Headingley
finalised Hampshire's top-tier status.
"He's been fantastic for us this year.
He's bowled with a lot of pace and
knowhow in varying conditions and
we're delighted to have him with us
again," said Hampshire's director of
cricket, Giles White. "Fidel has always
expressed his enjoyment at playing for
Hampshire. He was thankful we showed
faith in him to start with.And he adds a
different dimension to our bowling
attack. This will give the changing room
a huge boost going into next season."
Edwards, a late replacement for the
injured Australian speedster Jackson Bird,
finished the season with 45 wickets from
eight games at a brilliant average of 20.
He saved his best performance for the
crucial must-win contest against Notts,
with Hampshire needing to win and for
Sussex to lose, in order to stay up. The
right-armer has taken 165 wickets in 55
Tests but has not played for West Indies in
three years. (CMC)
Edwards rewarded with one-year contract
Haile Beckles got the lone goal with
two minutes left on the clock as St
Anthony's College ended defending
champions Naparima College unbeaten
run at six matches to start the 2015
BGTT/First Citizens Secondary
Schools Football League Premier Divi-
sion campaign, with a 1-0 triumph.
Going into the match at its Lewis
Street Ground, San Fernando, the Angus
Eve-coached Naparima, which pipped
the "Westmooring Tigers" to both the
Premier Division and "Big-Four" crowns
last year, led the table with 16 points
from six matches, one more than South
rivals, Presentation College.
However, in an evenly contested
match, the "Tigers", in the midst of one
of their toughest campaigns in over a
decade, stunned the table-leaders when
Beckles conjured up the 88th minute to
hand coach Nigel "Grovey" Grosvenor
and his team three valuable points.
Despite the loss, Naparima stilled
stayed top of the table as closest rival,
Presentation College had to come from
behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Shiva
Boys' at David Williams Recreation
Shiva Boys, which started the day as
one of three two on 12 points, took the
lead in the 49th minute via a strike from
Shaquille John, but Kyle Moodie earned
the visitors a share of the spoils with
his 77th minute effort.
Presentation also has 16 points, but
Naps' has a superior goal-difference of
plus-seven to its plus-six while San Juan
North is next with 15 points, followed
by Shiva and St Mary's College on 13.
San Juan North, third placed last sea-
son, continued its climb up the standings
with a 3-0 away win over Carapichaima
East and St Mary's won 2-0 at Fyzabad.
In another St Augustine edged Trinity
Moka 2-1 to join St Anthony's on ten
points; Queen's Royal College blanked
host Speyside 2-0 and Fatima College
remained without win after a 1-1 draw
at home with St Benedict's College.
...QRC, Fyzabad brawl set for Friday
Meanwhile the Secondary Schools
Football League Disciplinary Committee
is expected to meet on Friday to deter-
mine the outcome of last Saturday's
Premier Division match between QRC
and Fyzabad which ended in a brawl 15
minute from full-time.
Contacted yesterday, SSFL Assistant
Secretary Administration Gerald Elliot,
said that the league will meet on Friday
to determine the sanctions, if any to
impose on the respective teams and
players if needed. However, Elliot was
still not able to confirm if match referee
Larry Lalchan had submitted his report
on the match.
On Saturday, the Royalians were ahead
3-2 before the match was called off by
Larry Lalchan in the 75th minute as
players and technical staff members
from both teams engaged in a physical
It allegedly began when Fyzabad's
Ronalldo London struck QRC midfielder
Janos Lashley which resulted in Jahrique
Stewart leaving the QRC bench and
entering the field of play to confront
Fyzabad players responded by leaving
their technical area as well causing a
mini-fracas after which Lalchan showed
both London and Stewart, red cards for
Lalchan was then forced to blow off
the contest as Fyzabad failed to return
to the field of play leaving the matter
to be decided by the Disciplinary Com-
mittee of the SSFL.
Tigers ends Naps unbeaten run
...Pres joins two-way lead
CURRENT SSFL PREMIER DIVISION STANDINGS
T&T senior women's volleyballers
will be hoping to end a three-match
losing skid when they compete in the
fifth to eight place semifinal play-off
of the 24th NORCECA Continental
Championship Olympic Qualifiers in
Michoacana, Mexico, today from 5pm.
This after the local women, reigning
five-time Caribbean champions ended
with a 0-3 record in Pool B play to miss
out on advancing to the main draw quar-
terfinals, and with it a chance at qual-
ification to next year's Rio de Janeiro
In their final pool match on Tuesday,
the Renele Forde-led "Calypso Spikers'
fell 14-25, 14-25, 21-25
at Bicentenario Auditorium of Morelia,
It followed defeats against host Mexico
(16-25, 12-25, 23-25) and Dominican
Republic (16-25, 14-25, 17-25).
The victory guaranteed Puerto Rico
to reach the quarterfinals with 2-1 record
and 10 points and a spot in the quar-
terfinals against Group A third placed
finisher, Cuba (seven points) while T&T
finished its preliminary round without
In today's fifth to eighth placed semi-
final, T&T will come up against one of
the losers of the two quarterfinals con-
tested last night between Puerto Rico
and Cuba, and Canada and Mexico.
Speaking after Tuesday's loss both
Forde and Krystle Esdelle gave their
impressions on the T&T team's progress.
Renele said "I believe we could have
done better, we are obviously improving,
and it has been a challenge. Now we
must focus on the next match".
Esdelle added, "It's been a difficult
transition, mostly because of government
funds that have affected sports in general
back home; we had little practice before
T&T is making its sixth appearance
at the Continental Championship since
debuting in 2005 at home with an eight
This was followed by a sixth place
showing in 2007 (Mexico), eighth in
Puerto Rico (2009) and seventh in
Caguas, Puerto Rico in 2011 after out-
playing Costa Rica, 26-24, 25-21, 25-12
and sixth again in 2013.
Dominican Republic, winners in 2009
and reigning two-time runner-up
defeated Mexico 25-16, 25-18, 25-23 to
book one of the four tickets to the
NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tour-
nament as Pool B winners as they
advanced to the semifinals with 3-0
record and 13 points. Mexico took third
place with 2-1 record and seven points.
Seven-time winner and two-time
reigning champions USA became the
first to qualify as they beat 13-time
champions Cuba 25-16, 25-18, 30-28.
The Americans topped Pool A with
perfect record 3-0 with 15 points and
advanced directly into the semifinals.
Canada outdueled Costa Rica 25-15,
25-12, 25-10 to conclude the preliminary
round with 2-1 record and eight points.
Costa Rica ended with a 0-3 record.
The main draw semifinals will also
take place tonight, with USA and
Dominican Republic coming up against
the main draw quarterfinal winners.
Calypso Spikers in Continental fifth place semis
Puerto Rico players celebrate a point won against T&T in their Pool B match of
the 24th NORCECA Women's Continental Championship Olympic Qualifier at
Bicentenario Auditorium in Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico, on Tuesday. Puerto
Rico won 25-14, 25-14, 25-21.
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