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Richards takes golf lead after opening day
Chris Richards led the way
amongst the professionals
with a score of 74 after day one
of the T&T Open Golf Tourna-
ment at the St Andrews Golf
Course on Moka, Maraval on
Richards, a winner of nu-
merous local and international
tournaments, finished the day
well ahead of Canadian Dus-
tin Risdon who ended the day
with 76 in second position. Ben
Martin shot 77 for third while
Matthew Marquez and Barba-
dian Bobby Edgehill both shot
78 to conclude the day.
From the tournament, the
top three players will earn the
opportunity to play at the Ja-
maican Classic, a Latin Amer-
ican Tour event which starts
In the Championship divi-
sion, three players shared the
first day lead, national stand-
out Sam Avey, national junior
Ryan Peters and Gabriel Vano-
soste from the USA, all shoot-
ing 76. Jonathan Millen follows
with 78 and former national
footballer Russel Latapy on 79.
Meanwhile the best junior
player will also have a chance
to contest the 16-19 age group
in the Championship division.
Ryan Peters took the early lead
among the juniors with 76.
In the first flight, Omesh Di-
nanath, the Blue tees player,
led the way on the fresh
greens by shooting a 78 with
last years’ runner up Junior
Charles in the hunt with a 79.
In the second flight, play-
ing from the white tees Eddie
Fernandes hit an 84 to take
the advantage from Nandlal
Ramlakhan, Richard Lutch-
man and Eun Dae Lee. But
in the Seniors division Dave
Rajkumar jumped out front,
shooting a fine 75 to lead by
one stroke over defending
champion Adrian Sampson,
who had 76.
In the Super Seniors how-
ever, three players were tied
for the lead after day one,
defending champion Fabien
Lee Foon, John Hale and Bar-
badian Richie Alleyne, who is
making his 48th appearance at
the tournament, all shot 81.
The Presidents Cup category
was led by the T&T pair of Sam
Avey 76 and Richard “Pecos”
Camacho 80 for a 156 total.
Barbados is in second place
with Iz Hustler 79 and Xzavier
Wiggins 85 producing a total
Secondary Schools champ
Hillview College repeated as
champion of the PowerGen
Secondary Schools Cricket
Council league when it in-
flicted a massive 211-run vic-
tory over Barrackpore West
Secondary at Barrackpore
Trailing second place Napa-
rima College by three points
going into this final match,
Hillview batted first and
scored 272 for five 35 overs,
with centuries from West In-
dies Under-19 players Kirstan
Kallicharan and Keagan Sim-
Kallicharan who has been
in very good form this season
smacked a rapid 118, while
Simmons, who scored a cen-
tury for the Windies at the
U-19 World Cup in New Zea-
land earlier this year, made
The two found the Barrack-
pore bowling to their liking
and got runs to all parts of the
ground in their rapid century
partnership. Knowing fully
well that batting points would
give them the title, at the end
of their innings, they were
already crowned champi-
ons, even if Barrackpore had
chased down the title.
Barrackpore had little joy
during their bowling effort
and the only thing they had to
celebrate was a hat-trick taken
by Ravindra Ramkissoon, who
ended with figures of three
wickets for nine runs.
Being the champion team,
Hillview was hell bent on going
for a big time and this its did
by bowling out Barrackpore
West for a paltry 61. Kareem
Muradali grabbed three wick-
ets for three runs while Jean
Phillip Barrie claimed 3/17.
Hillview got 20 points from
the win to end the tournament
with 127 points, 17 more than
Naparima College who fin-
ished on 110.
Keagan Simmons scored 110.
Kirstan Kallicharan scored 118.
Real Madrid faces
Juventus in quarters
NYON, Switzerland — In a rematch of last
season’s Champions League final, title holder
Real Madrid was paired with Juventus in the
quarterfinals draw on Friday.
Madrid will travel to Turin for the first leg on
April 3 against the Italian champion it beat 4-1
in the 2017 final at Cardiff.
Liverpool was drawn to host Manchester
City first on April 4 in an all-English clash. After
all five English clubs advanced from the group
stage to the round of 16, only one will now be
in the semifinals.
“It’s always common in a draw that you’ll get
your neighbour, more or less, but to be honest
I don’t mind,” Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp
said in comments to the club’s website.
Also, five-time champions Barcelona and
Bayern Munich were paired with teams who
have never won the tournament.
Barcelona is at home first against Roma on
April 4, and Bayern faces Sevilla in the first
leg in Spain on April 3. All return games are
pursuit of a record-extending 13th European
title and a first hat trick since Bayern won its
third title in a row in 1976.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 12 goals in the
competition this season is more than the entire
Juventus team, which has scored just 11 times
in eight games.
Still, Juventus did in the round of 16 what
Madrid could not do in the group stage
— beat Tottenham. It advanced with an
impressive 2-1 second-leg win at Wembley
The draw set up both English clubs for an
intense week, with city derbies in the Premier
League sandwiched between the quarterfinal
Man City travels for the first leg to Anfield
where it has won only once in its last 30 visits.
Pep Guardiola’s team lost 4-3 at Liverpool two
months ago for its only league loss this season,
though it won 5-0 at home in September.
Barcelona will be expected to advance
from its 11th straight appearance in the
quarterfinals, with Lionel Messi in attack and
the competition’s best defensive record of just
two goals conceded.
The final is on May 26 at the Olympic
Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP)
Arsenal to play
NYON — Arsenal has been drawn to
play CSKA Moscow in a Europa League
quarterfinal likely to have political overtones.
UEFA made the draw Friday two days after
the British government said it would not
send officials to the World Cup in Russia to
protest the poisoning of a Russian former spy
in England this month. The World Cup starts
In other quarterfinals, Atletico Madrid was
drawn to play at home first against Sporting
Leipzig and Salzburg, two clubs which had
shared ownership links until UEFA intervened
in the offseason, avoided each other in the
Leipzig was paired with Marseille, while
Salzburg will travel first to face Lazio.
First-leg games are played April 5. Return
games are on April 12.
The final is on May 16 in Lyon, France. (AP)
Barcelona vs Roma
Sevilla vs Bayern Munich
Juventus vs Real Madrid
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Hillview College 272/5 (35)
(Kirstan Kallicharan 118,
Keagan Simmons 110, Ravindra
Ramkissoon 3/9) vs Barrackpore
West Secondary 61 all out (N
Seepersad 18, S Mohammed 15,
Kareem Muradali 3/3, JP Barrie
3/17). Hillview won by 211 runs.
Holder: Personal milestone ‘bittersweet’
HARARE – West Indies skipper
Jason Holder reached a per-
sonal milestone on Thursday in
Zimbabwe when he became the
fifth West Indies player to score
1 000 runs and take 100 wickets
in One-Day Internationals.
The 26-year-old joined the
legendary Sir Vivian Richards,
Carl Hooper, Chris Gayle and
Dwayne Bravo on the list of
those to achieve the feat, after
claiming a three-wicket haul in
the defeat to Afghanistan.
Holder described the achieve-
ment as “bittersweet” especially
with it coming during the Carib-
bean side’s first defeat of the on-
going ICC World Cup qualifiers
in their opening match of the
“I feel pretty good with my
personal form. I’m trying to
lead from the front,” Holder
“I’ve been getting some runs
and also getting some wickets.
Unfortunately we couldn’t get
across the line [on Thursday] so
it’s a bittersweet feeling know-
ing that I’ve got a hundred wick-
ets and a thousand runs.”
Holder has scored 201 runs
and grabbed 10 wickets in the
tournament, in helping to put
his side into the Super Sixes sec-
ond stage, and closer to qualifi-
cation for next year’s World Cup
He narrowly missed out on
a hundred against Papua New
Guinea when he ended un-
beaten on 99, and claimed his
second five-wicket haul in ODIs
in the outing against United
The Barbadian, who made his
ODI debut five years ago and
was installed as captain two
years later, has scored 1 211 runs
and claimed 101 wickets from 74
Holder said his main focus,
however, was ensuring West In-
dies qualified for the World Cup
and was disappointed by the de-
feat to Afghanistan.
“At the end of the day, our
main focus is to win this tour-
nament and we fell short [on
Thursday],” he lamented.
West Indies ODI captain Jason Holder.
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