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The 2014 Civil Service Entrance (Supplemental)
Examination to the office of Audit Examiner Assistant I
will be held on Monday 17th February, 2014.
Persons who are scheduled to sit this examination and
have not yet received their Notification Letters, should
contact the Human Resource Officer II, Examinations
and Assessment Unit, Service Commissions
Department at 623-2745 or visit us at 52-58 Woodford
Street, Port-of-Spain, no later than Monday 10th
South Africa may end up
looking neither to Wayne Par-
nell nor Ryan McLaren as their
all-round solution in the future
because Vernon Philander
could provide the selectors with
Philander top-scored with 58
on the first of the three-day tour
match in preparation for the
upcoming Australia series in
which the South African shadow
Test team, sans AB de Villiers,
experienced top-order strug-
De Villiers was not included
in either XI because he is yet to
fully recover from hand surgery,
but he was at the Wanderers.
He was put through some
fielding drills and is expected to
be fit for the first Test next week.
His absence, nonetheless, was
obvious in the batting depart-
ment as the top order struggled
in tricky conditions.
With overcloud and the left-
arm angle of Beuran Hendricks,
South Africa would have relished
the challenge, but not the out-
come. Graeme Smith would
have been the first man out
when he edged McLaren to sec-
ond slip, but the bowler had
The pressure did not ease
there though as Hendricks was
replaced by fellow southpaw
The angle eventually had the
better of the top order with the
first four wickets all falling to
the left-handers. Alviro Petersen
played on to his stumps, Smith
was caught at backward point
and Hashim Amla snaffled
behind. The South African XI
were 51 for 3 shortly after the
first hour was complete, and
things looked very shaky.
Faf du Plessis was stationed
at No 4, an indication he will
bat there in the Tests, and
opened his scoring with a couple
of crisp drives.
Du Plessis and JP Duminy put
on the first partnership of sub-
stance as their 59-run stand saw
them take advantage of an
inconsistent Parnell, who despite
his pace, was wayward. How-
ever, Duminy eventually top-
edged to Dean Elgar at third slip
when on 36.
Thami Tsolekile, playing in
de Villiers place, became the first
victim of offspinner Simon
Harmer, who found substantial
turn throughout the day. Tsolek-
ile was bowled by a delivery that
turned into him, to put the
South African XI back into a
tricky position at 122 for 5.
Robin Peterson scored quick
runs, reverse-sweeping Harmer
for three boundaries in the same
over, including two sixes, but
the bowler had the last laugh.
Peterson was enjoying his hit
out so much, he ended up
scooping one straight to Harmer
at mid-on to give the tireless
McLaren some reward.
Du Plessis also fell to a silly
shot, smashing Harmer straight
to be caught by the bowler and
it was up to the lower order to
paper over any concerns that
may have grown. Dale Steyn and
Philander, who last batted
together at this ground in the
Test against India, made batting
look simple as the clouds cleared
and the sun peeped through.
The pair played with relative
freedom and punished Parnell
and Harmer for anything too
full or wide.
After Steyn was dismissed,
Philander and Rory Kleinveldt
put on the highest partnership
of the innings.
Their 62-run stand was care-
free and showed their potential
to become lower-order all-
rounders in the Test side.
With neither Parnell nor
McLaren making themselves a
clear candidate for that role, the
batting of Philander and Klein-
veldt would have been an aspect
the selectors have made note of.
NEW DELHI---Tiger Woods made ten birdies at
Delhi Golf Club but failed to win a skins game,
according to a golf Web site.
Golfingindian.com reports yesterday that Woods
and Hero Motors chairman Pawan Munjal lost the
charity skins game to Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri.
Kapur played college golf at Purdue and once com-
peted at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.
Woods made his first visit to India as a guest of
India newspapers reported Woods received about
$2 million for the appearance. The event was closed
to the public.
In a video posted on the Web site, Woods says
Delhi Golf Club was the narrowest course he has
ever played and that he was nervous on some of the
tee shots. Woods says he hopes the exhibition helps
junior golf in India. (AP)
MONTPELLIER---Marc Gicquel of France advanced
to the second round of the Open Sud de France
after beating countryman Michael Llodra 6-4, 7-
6 (4) yesterday.
Llodra had won their only previous meeting, five
years ago in Lyon, but this time Gicquel was more
clinical, converting two of his five break-point oppor-
tunities, whereas Llodra took only one of eight
chances. Both players had six aces.
Gicquel next plays countryman Gilles Simon, who
is seeded second.
In other first-round matches, Uzbekistan s Denis
Istomin also advanced, winning 6-4, 7-5 against
qualifier Marsel Ilhan of Turkey and next plays fourth-
seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia.
Adrian Mannarino beat Vincent Millot 6-4, 6-4
in another all-French match. (AP)
shines for South Africa
Woods goes to India,
loses Skins game
Gicquel beats Llodra
at Open Sud de France
South Africa 300 (Philander
58*, Hendricks 3-52) lead
South African Composite XI
24 for 3 (de Kock 21*,
Peterson 2-0) by 276 runs.
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