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Junior Golf Clinic
All children between the ages of 5 to 17 are invited for this exciting
opportunity. Come and learn the game of GOLF by joining the
Beginners class or continue to develop your skills in the
Intermediate and Advanced classes. Classes are scheduled to start
on Saturday February 27th 2016.
Saturday 20th February 2016
Sunday 21st February 2016
Chaguaramas Golf Course
Intermediate & Advance
• Registration fee includes a polo, cap and tuition for 7 training
sessions and one tournament session.
• Limited spaces open for Beginners class.
• Coaches for the clinic: Stephen Bishop ,Clyde Yearwood,
Robert Mc Kenna, Scott Anderson,
Assistant putting coach: Curtis Moses
• Youth Coordinator: Vinod Balbirsingh (685-9802)
President: Noel Elias (755-9282)
only a session and a half yesterday to
complete victory over New Zealand
by an innings and 52 runs in the first
cricket test which was built on a dou-
ble century by Adam Voges and gave
it a 1-0 lead in the two-test series.
An Australian win had been all but
inevitable when, thanks to Voges 239,
it scored 562 in its first innings in reply
to New Zealand s 183 for a 379-run lead.
New Zealand started the fourth day
still 201 runs behind at 178-4, having
been stung by the loss of its captain
Brendon McCullum in the last over
before stumps Sunday, and its innings
continued a steady deterioration until
it was all out for 327.
Henry Nicholls, who made 59 in his
test debut, was the last recognised bats-
man to display any sort of resistance
but his was one of three wickets to fall
before lunch when New Zealand was
241-7 and staring at defeat.
Mark Craig and Tim Southee then
shared a 59-run partnership for the
ninth wicket. Southee made 48 from
23 balls with five fours and three sixes
but tried once too often to go over the
top off Nathan Lyon and was caught
on the boundary.
Craig, who top-scored in the first
innings with 41 not out, was left 33 not
out. Lyon took 4-91 and Mitch Marsh
Australia owed its impregnable posi-
tion at the end of the first innings to
Adam Voges 239 and Usman Khawaja s
140 which provided the basis of their
massive total. It was also favoured by
winning the toss and bowling first on
a green pitch.
"We exploited the conditions well on
that first morning," Australian captain
Steve Smith said. "We hit good areas
and then I think we battled quite hard
with the bat.
"We were under a little bit of pressure
early and I thought the partnership
between Khawaja and Voges was spot
on and they played out of their skins
to get a hundred and two hundred
Voges scored his second double cen-
tury in tests and his third century in
consecutive test innings to build his
batting average in his 14th test to 97.46.
Only Don Bradman who retired with a
test average of 99.94, has a higher aver-
age than Voges whose innings at the
Basin Reserve followed his 269 not out
and 106 not out against the West Indies
The West Australian, who made his
test debut last year aged 35, now has
five test centuries since June. When he
was the last man out in Australia s
innings, Voges had scored 614 runs and
gone more than 1,100 minutes since his
last test dismissal.
New Zealand began its second innings
just before lunch on Sunday, facing a
mountainous 379 run deficit and nearly
three more days of play remaining.
An 81-run opening partnership
between Tom Latham (63) and Martin
Guptill (45)---its best against Australia
in 23 years---gave New Zealand a solid
start but New Zealand s batsmen
couldn t sustain the long innings nec-
essary to save the game.
Kane Williamson was out for 22 and
when McCullum fell for 10 to the last ball
of the third day the only conceivable out-
come was an Australian win.
Nicholls battled for 3 hours, 5 minutes
for his 59 before he was bowled by Jackson
Bird, giving the lanky paceman---playing
his first test in almost three years---his
first wicket of the match.
Southee and Trent Boult (12) resorted
to some big hitting at the end but they
did little to reduce the magnitude of Aus-
tralia s win or the confidence the tourists
will take into the second test which starts
in Christchurch on Thursday.
McCullum, who played his 100th con-
secutive test in Wellington and will retire
after his 101st in Christchurch, said New
Zealand struggled to recover after slumping
to 51-5 in the game s opening session.
"I thought the guys fought pretty hard
throughout but we were outplayed by a
better team and we weren t able to get
back into the match after that first morn-
ing," he said. "I thought the way that
Usman and Adam both played on a wicket
that still had a little bit in it batted us out
of the game."
Australia wraps up first Test for big win
back at his
wicket as he
is bowled out
for 10 by
in front of
on the fourth
day of the
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