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Guyana have Leewards on the ropes

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – Leeward Islands were slipping to an innings defeat against a rampant Guyana at the end of the second day of the opening round of matches in the WICB Regional Under-19 Championship on Tuesday.

At the close on a rain-hit day at the National Stadium, the Leewards were struggling on 112 for six in their second innings, still 98 runs away from avoiding a heavy defeat.

Guyana take lead over Leewards

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – Guyana’s bowlers, led by Anthony Adams, set things up, and their batting, starring newcomer Chanderpaul Hemraj, helped the hosts claim first innings points over Leeward Islands in the WICB Regional Under-19 Championship on Monday.

Adams collected four wickets for 16 runs from 7.2 overs, and Amir Khan snared three for 39 from eight overs, as Leewards, choosing to bat, were dismissed for 107 in their first innings inside the first hour after lunch on the opening day of their first round match.

Hughes hits career-best for Derbyshire

Derby, England, CMC – Chesney Hughes stroked a career-best century to haul Derbyshire out of trouble on the third day of their County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan.

The 20-year-old left-hander who plays for Anguilla and Leewrad Isalnds, hit an attractive 167 as the hosts finished the day on 380 for eight in their second innings, a lead of 295. Hughes, who got 38 in the first innings on the opening day, carved out 17 fours and four sixes to restore balance to the innings after Derbyshire had slipped to 22 for four.

Kieran Powell replaces Sarwan for 3rd Digicel Test

Bridgetown, Barbados– Nevisian opener Kieran Powell has been named in the West Indies squad for the Third Digicel Test at Windsor Park in Dominica.

The 21 year old left hander, a student of the Sagicor High Performance Centre replaces out-of-form right handed Guyanese middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan.

There are no other changes to the 13 man squad from the Second Digicel Test which resulted in a draw. India hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match rubber.

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Digicel Grassroots cricket uncovering talent

St George’s, Grenada– Two Cricket Development Officers are convinced that the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Programme is playing a critical role in uncovering junior talent around the region.

Dwain Gill, the Development Officer in Grenada has said that the programme has been unearthing talent in unexpected places in the Spice Isle.

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