Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 23rd 2016 Contents A54
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, February 23, 2016
KINGSTON---Evin Lewis s
maiden first class 100 headlined
a convincing T&T Red Force
win as they predictably
trounced Jamaica Scorpions by
eight wickets yesterday.
The visitors needed just 55
minutes on the final day of the
seventh round encounter at Sabi-
na Park, to complete a successful
run chase, overhauling the 175
required for victory to finish on
178 for two.
Left-hander Lewis, unbeaten
on 66 overnight, made 104 while
Barbadian right-hander Kyle
Hope steered his side home with
an unbeaten 27.
The 24-year-old Lewis faced
167 balls and struck nine fours
and a six in an innings spanning
three hours while Hope batted
102 balls and in nearly two hours
and struck a single six.
Resuming the day on 113 for
one, Red Force benefitted from
the enterprise of Lewis and Hope
as they extended their second
wicket partnership to 102 before
Lewis brought up his hundred
off 160 deliveries but lasted just
seven more before he was bowled
by part-time off-spinner Andre
McCarthy, with Red Force on the
verge of victory at 168 for two.
Lewis, who top-scored with
87 in the first innings, was voted
The defeat was the second for
Scorpions following a similar dis-
appointing result against Leeward
Islands Hurricanes last week in
For Red Force, the win marked
only their second in seven
matches this season. (CMC)
KINGSTON---One of the
region s foremost cricket stu-
dents, PJ Patterson, said the
success of the Under-19 team
at the recent World Cup offers
hope for a revival in West Indies
"It is the sign that there could
be a new beginning. What has
to happen is that the talents have
to be harnessed. They ought to
be properly handled and pro-
moted," Patterson told The
Three Jamaicans, Michael
Frew, Shahid Crooks and Odean
Smith, were a part of the squad
that defeated India by five wickets
in Bangladesh two Sundays ago
to win the title.
The former Jamaican prime
minister, who led a team which
proposed far-reaching changes
to the structure of cricket in the
region, said it is important the
Under-19s are properly managed.
"They are under 19, so you
can t be exposing them to the
hazards of constant competition
without ensuring that the body
structure is properly developed,"
"I wish that they will be taken
in hand as we could see a restora-
tion in the near future of West
Indies cricket fortunes," he added.
Patterson, in his 2007 report
prepared for the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) for the
development of West Indies
cricket, said "a strong foundation
is an absolute necessity if West
Indies cricket is to have a solid
and permanent superstructure".
"School cricket is this foun-
dation or base and needs to be
greatly strengthened," he recom-
Meanwhile, the success of the
Under-19s comes as the senior
men s team prepares to travel to
India to defend their T20 world
title. "It is going to be very com-
petitive. We have selected the
team that is going to represent
us and I think it is the best that
is available in the circumstances,"
Batsman Darren Bravo, spinner
Sunil Narine, and all-rounder
Kieron Pollard have withdrawn
from the West Indies squad.
The Darren Sammy-captained
squad includes Dwayne Bravo,
Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Carlos
Brathwaite, Denesh Ramdin,
Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels,
and Lendl Simmons, some of the
world s best T20 players.
However, Patterson said it
won t be a walk in the park for
the West Indies. "If you have
been watching international
cricket, all the other sides are
going to turn up and we can t
afford to do anything but play
constantly at our best. All mem-
bers of the team are going to have
to contribute---batting, bowling,
and fielding," he said. (CMC)
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BRADFORD---England soccer international
Adam Johnson told a court yesterday of his
"stupidity" in kissing a 15-year-old girl, but
denied allegations of sexual contact with her.
Johnson, who is accused of sexual activity
with a child, gave evidence in his trial. The for-
mer Sunderland winger has admitted to kissing
her.Johnson told the jury he knew kissing the girl
was an offense, but didn t realize that commu-
nicating with her with the intention of kissing
her was also an offense.
Prosecutor Daniel Thomas read a statement
that Johnson made for police. He said Johnson
admitted to kissing the girl "fully on the lips"
during a meeting in his car on January 30 last
"I accept the stupidity of my actions," Thomas
read from Johnson s statement.
He said Johnson described his actions as
"wholly unacceptable," and said he withdrew
from any further contact with the girl because
of her age and his own personal situation.
"She s a child and ought to have been safe
in my company," the statement said.
Johnson later described his online messages
to the girl as "flirty" and "inappropriate."
"I m ashamed that I did that and I know I
shouldn t have been doing that," he said.
When asked how he felt now about the mes-
sages, he said: "Embarrassed. Awful. I shouldn t
have ever done it."
The trial was adjourned until today.
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ST JOHN'S---Former West Indies leg-spinner
Rawl Lewis has been appointed interim West
Indies team manager for next month s Twenty20
World Cup in India.
The 41-year-old, currently a West Indies Cricket
Board project officer, played five Tests and 28
One-Day Internationals between 1997 and 2009.
"He brings to the job a wealth of administrative
experience, having worked in the WICB Oper-
ations Department for six years, since retiring
from regional cricket," a WICB release said yes-
Lewis fills the role left vacant by former West
Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson who left in
January to take up a post as match referee with
the International Cricket Council.
The WICB since advertised the post of team
West Indies will do battle at the March 8 to
April 3 T20 World Cup in Group 1 alongside the
likes of England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and a
The regional side will undergo a pre-tournament
preparation camp in Dubai before heading onto
Kolkata for official warm-up games there against
India and Australia.
West Indies players left the region in two batch-
es, with the first departing last Saturday and the
second yesterday. (CMC)
Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel
Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos
Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson
Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle,
Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh
Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels,
Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.
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BRIDGETOWN---Barbados Pride played to a draw
with Guyana Jaguars on the final day of their sev-
enth round match in the Regional four-day cham-
pionship at Kensington Oval yesterday
Lewis maiden hundred
powers Red Force C B A
SCORPIONS 1st Inns 225
RED FORCE 1st Inns 206
SCORPIONS 2nd Inns 155
RED FORCE 2nd Inns (o/n 113-
E Lewis b McCarthy
J Solozano c Miller
K Hope not out
Y Cariah not out
t ((b1, lb18, w1, nb2) 22
A (2 wkts, 56 overs) 178
t 1-66, 2-168.
B Cottrell 5-0-19-0
(nb1), Mindley 3-0-15-0 (w2),
Miller 19-4-39-0, Campbell 14-3-
41-1, Jacobs 10-3-25-0, D
Thomas 2-0-9-0, McCarthy 3-0-
t Red Force beat
Scorpions by eight wickets.
t Red Force 16, Scorpions
- -t -m t Evin Lewis.
2 (Kevin Stoute 56 not out, Shamarh Brooks
56, Kraigg Brathwaite 40, Jonathan Carter 38, Shai
Hope 27; Keon Joseph 3-49, Veerasammy Permaul 2-43,
Ramon Reifer 2-49, Devendra Bishoo 2-72) and 320 for
four decl. (Shai Hope 114 not out, Jonathan Carter 100,
Kraigg Brathwaite 33, Kyle Corbin 37, Shamarh Brooks
26; Keon Joseph 2-35, Veerasammy Permaul 2-108)
JAGUARS 190 (Leon Johnson 40, Shiv Chanderpaul 31,
Veerasammy Permaul 30, Raymon Reifer 26, Anthony
Bramble 26; Roston Chase 5-27, Miguel Cummins 2-51)
and 252 for seven (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 69, Leon
Johnson 50, Rajindra Chandrika 49; Roston Chase 5-77)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE---Leeward Islands Hurricanes drew with Windward
Islands Volcanoes on the final day of their seventh round match in the
Regional four-day championship against at the at Addelita Cancryn Junior
High School Ground yesterday.
(Rahkeem Cornwall 97, Orlando
Peters 47, Jahmar Hamilton 46,
Nkrumah Bonner 41, Montcin
Hodge 31; Kyle Mayers 5-83,
Kevin McClean 3-56) and 171
for eight (Nkrumah Bonner 46,
Jahmar Hamilton 40, Montcin
Hodge 36; Liam Sebastien 4-
49, Liam Sebastien 2-51)
(Kavem Hodge 105, Devon
Smith 89, Kyle Mayers 58,
Sunil Ambris 56, Jerlani
Robinson 47; Rahkeem
Cornwall 3-122, Sherwin Peters
2-36, Jacques Taylor 2-52)
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