Uitvlugt, Eagles battle to 1-1 draw

first_imgFierce rivals Uitvlugt and Eagles battled to a 1-1 draw in a bruising affair when the West Demerara Football Association [WDFA] Senior League resumed on Monday at the Uitvlugt ground. Eagles took the lead in the clash which featured several crunching tackles in the 15th minute through Adrian Adolph. Awarded a penalty kick following a hand-ball infraction, Adolph made no mistake from distance, firing his effort past the goalkeeper into the right corner.                                               However, Shamol Smith would equalise for the home side, earning a share of the spoils with a 39th minute conversion.It was a fortuitous conversion for the home side, as the cross into the box from a free-kick was missed by the advancing goalkeeper, allowing an opposing player to play the ball into the path of the onrushing Smith, who simply slotted home unchallenged. Meanwhile, Western Pumas mauled Hurry ATE 4-1. Darrel Alexis commenced the rout with an 11th minute conversion. This was quickly followed by a Kelvin Kujal effort in the 17th minute to make it 2-0.Hurry ATE reduced the deficit in the 30th minute through Nashua Lavin to enter the halftime interval trailing 2-1. However, two unanswered goals in the second stanza completed the lopsided result.   Akeem Hopkinson etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 50th minute to restore his side’s two-goal cushion, before Stephon Coleman sealed the eventual scoreline with a 62nd strike. Presently, Pouderoyen lead the league after four games with a perfect 12 points, while Crane sit in second place on nine points. In third is Uitvlugt with seven points while Western Pumas complete the top four on six points.On the other hand, Eagles sit in fifth position on five points while Golden Warriors occupy the sixth place on four points. The seventh position is occupied by Wales [three points] due to a superior goal differential over Beavers who are also on three points.Bringing up the rear and yet to come off the mark is Hurry ATE. The tournament continues on Saturday at the Goed Fortuin ground with a doubleheader. The opening match will be a top-of-the-table clash when Pouderoyen battle Crane. In the second match, Golden Warriors will tackle Beavers. On Sunday at the Uitvlugt ground, Eagles will lock horns with Wales, while the second match will pit Uitvlugt against Hurry ATE.Complete ResultsGame-1 Western Pumas-4 vs Hurry ATE-1Western ScorersDarrel Alexis-11thKelvin Kujal-17th Akeem Hopkinson-50thStephon Coleman-62nd   Hurry ATE Scorer Nashua Lavin-30thGame-2Uitvlugt-1 vs Eagles-1 Eagles ScorerAdrian Adolph-15thUitvlugt Scorer Shamol Smith-39thlast_img read more

Defending champs Shiva Boys remain unbeaten

first_imgDefending champion Shiva Boys of Trinidad and Tobago maintained their unbeaten record in the 2nd Annual KFC Goodwill Series, dismissing Annandale 6-2 yesterday at the National Training Centre, Providence. Shiva Boys dismantled Annandale 6-2. Adica Ash tallied a hat-trick in the 24th, 49th and 83rd minute. Adding goals were Nigel Carraby, Flex Lewis and Jamaal Lewis in the 26th, 55th and 60th minute respectively. For the loser, Jerome Harrigon and Omari Glasgow scored in the 13th and 75th minute each.With the win, Shiva Boys stormed their way into the semi-final round.Desrey Fox scorers from left to right- Carlito Joseph, Yasir Abraham, Melee George and Ovid AndrewsMeanwhile Desrey Fox, formerly Waramadong Secondary, crushed Marian Academy 4-0 to also earn their place in the final four section. Carlito Joseph, Yasir Abraham, Melee George and Ovid Andrews scored in the 15th, 51st, 57th and 85th minute respectively. The event concludes on December 22nd. All matches will be staged at the GFF National Training Center, Providence.               Complete ResultsGame-1 Shiva Boys-6 vs Annandale-2 Shiva Scorers Adica Ash-24th, 49th and 83rdNigel Carraby-26thFlex Lewis-55th Jamaal Lewis-60th Annandale ScorersJerome Harrigon-13th Omari Glasgow-75th Game-2 Desrey Fox-4 vs Marian Academy-0Carlito Joseph-15thYasir Abraham-51st Melee George-57thOvid Andrews-85thlast_img read more

Campbell hundred turns tables on Volcanoes

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Captain John Campbell’s fourth first class century headlined an admirable Jamaica Scorpions batting display as they set up an intriguing final day of their second round match against Windward Islands Volcanoes today. Under the cosh at the start of yesterday’s penultimate day on 203 for seven – still 184 runs adrift of Volcanoes’ first innings total of 387, Scorpions were bowled out for 220 to find themselves in even more difficulty.However Campbell, in his first season as skipper, punched a typically fluent 101 while fellow Test star Jermaine Blackwood stroked an enterprising 76 as Scorpions ended the day on 291 for three.Nkrumah Bonner was unbeaten on 40 and the in-form Paul Palmer, on 37, knocks that helped Scorpions turn the momentum of the game their way. Heading into the final day at Sabina Park, Scorpions lead by 124 runs.With little margin for error after losing their last three second innings wickets cheaply and being asked to bat again, Scorpions lost Assad Fudadin for nine after he had added 31 with Campbell for the first wicket, driving off-spinner Shane Shillingford to the diving Sunil Ambris at cover.Campbell then paired with Blackwood in an authoritative stand of 155 which turned the tide and carried Scorpions to lunch on 46 for one. Unbeaten on 18 at the break, Campbell hit nine fours and two sixes in an innings needing 157 balls and just over 3-¼ hours while Blackwood, on nine at the interval, faced 141 balls in just under 3-½ hours and counted eight fours and a six.Campbell brought up three figures by lifting Shillingford over mid-wicket for four in the final over before tea but perished in the third over after the break, bowled by Josh fast bowler Josh Thomas (2-37) missing a clip into the leg side.Palmer, with a first innings half-century, then put on 25 with Blackwood for the third wicket before uniting with Bonner in an unbroken 80-run, fourth wicket partnership, to ensure there were no further missteps. Palmer has faced 84 balls and counted a four and a six while Bonner has struck four fours in a 79-ball innings.last_img read more

Second string side out!

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, has ruled out sending a second string team to England, if the region’s leading Test players are hesitant to tour because of COVID-19 fears. But with discussions over how and when the rescheduled series can be staged still “taking place on both sides of the Atlantic”, Skerritt said speculation over player availability was misplaced.West Indies were scheduled to tour England for three Tests next month but the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement.The England and Wales Cricket Board said it hoped to press ahead with the tour between July and September, and recent media reports have touted July as the date identified by administrators to host the series. “We don’t have any benefit to gain by sending a weakened team to the UK,” Skerritt told i95FM Sports in a wide-ranging interview here.“However, if the majority of our decision-makers are in compliance or in agreement with what the ECB is proposing and if all concerned come to an understanding that this is the best that we can do and this is what we want to do, and then if one or two players decide this is too onerous for them, then that is their prerogative. “We’re not going to force anybody to go anywhere to play cricket if they don’t want to play. Fortunately, we don’t expect that. I don’t see any reason to believe that anybody will be less safe in the UK than they will be at home under the circumstances.” The United Kingdom has been one of the hardest hit regions by the pandemic, with 223 000 confirmed infections and 32 000 deaths. As a result, the ECB postponed the start of its domestic itinerary until May 28.West Indies were due to four between June 4-29 with Tests carded for the Oval, Birmingham and historic Lord’s in London.Under the new proposals, the series would instead utilise “bio-secure” venues at Manchester, Southampton and Leeds which would also allow for strict quarantine and social distancing protocols to be observed. However, Skerritt said while CWI remained opened to having the tour played, the burden to come up with workable solutions rested with the ECB.“This is a couple of months down the road … we have a date somewhere in July which is a proposed date for the tour to begin,” Skerritt said.“It’s a planning process that’s taking place on both sides of the Atlantic but especially in the ECB. It’s the ECB’s tour, their home series and the onus is on them to invite us and then say how, when, where and we’re not at that point yet.”last_img read more

S/Africa Women tour of West Indies postponed

first_imgST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies (CWI) officials are still hopeful South Africa’s tour of the West Indies will come off later this year, even as they announced yesterday the Proteas’ upcoming Women’s and ‘A’ Team series have been put on hold. CWI said agreement had been reached with Cricket South Africa (CSA) to postpone the Women’s Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International (ODI) Series, scheduled to begin at the end of the month in Jamaica and Trinidad, as well as the Men’s ‘A’ Team Series scheduled to commence here in June.The uncertainty of international travel and quarantine requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the health and safety of both teams influenced the postponements.“The health and safety of the players and coaching staff is of paramount importance to both CWI and CSA and with the current COVID-19 travel restrictions it is impossible for us to consider both tours taking place as we had originally planned,” said CWI’s CEO Johnny Grave, adding that further discussions will be held on new dates for the tours. No changes to the schedule of the senior men’s five-match T20I and two-Test tour, due to start in the Caribbean on July, were announced in Wednesday’s statement.But Grave gave an indication it was still on the cards.“We are continuing our discussions with CSA on the feasibility of hosting the Men’s tour later this summer,” he said. West Indies Women were scheduled to play South Africa in five ODIs, prior to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in July. However, CWI and CSA agreed to hold off on that series in light of the fact that South Africa finished third in the ICC Women’s Championship and earned automatic qualification, and in response to the ICC’s announcement on Tuesday of the postponement of the Women’s Qualifier Tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Cricket and other major sporting events across the globe have been either postponed or cancelled due to the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 that has infected more than 4.3 million people and resulted in more than 295,000 deaths.“It is a frustrating state of affairs in which cricket finds itself around the world but there are more important issues that have to be confronted and the wellbeing of our players and support staff must always come first,” said CSA’s acting CEO, Dr. Jacques Faul said. “Both our men’s and women’s national teams are keen to get back on the playing field as soon as possible. They want to build on their recent good results with the men achieving a 3-0 victory over Australia in their recent Momentum ODI series against Australia and our Momentum Proteas women coming so close to reaching the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final.”Last month it was announced that South Africa’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled for the first half of June, had been postponed.last_img read more

Amaya launches BetStars Italian beta product

first_img StumbleUpon Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles Today sees the launch of BetStars in Italy, as Amaya Inc moves ahead with expanding its subsidiary sports betting product services within Europe.Italy represents the second European market opening for the BetStars brand, which was launched in the UK in January of this year.Following the conclusion of its AGM, Amaya governance announced that the company would move to launch its brands in Italy and France before the start of Euro 2016 (10 June).BetStars management announced that it will launch an initial beta version for the Italy featuring various popular markets. In time, Italian betting customers will be serviced with a full BetStars product fully complainant with Italian betting regulations.Announcing the launch Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Amaya Inc. commented,“There’s huge crossover between poker consumers and sports betting fans and BetStars provides a safe, secure, convenient and trusted environment for placing sports bets. Italian sports fans find betting enhances their love of the game as they put their wits, strategy and judgment to the test.”last_img read more

Tom Seymour – Durham CCC – Working with a Winner

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Tom Seymour is the Commercial Director at Durham County Cricket Club (CCC), a former home for many greats of the sport including Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shoaib Akhtar. Current stars include England internationals Ben Stokes and Mark Wood.Just last week, the club announced that they had made a deal with Winner Sports to become its official betting partner. To correspond with this announcement, SBC News caught up with Tom to discuss the terms of the deal and Durham’s plans for maximising the potential of the partnership._________________________SBC: Hi Tom. Late last year you mentioned that finding a new betting partner for Durham CCC was a big part of your strategy for 2016; how happy are you to tie up this deal with Winner Sports?TS: We are delighted to welcome Winner Sports on board at Durham CCC. Though it is only on an initial one-year deal, we anticipate a mutually beneficial partnership and are already looking forward towards a more long-term deal. We have been looking to recruit an official betting partner for many years, and so we were delighted to get this deal done with Winner.SBC: Despite this new deal, we understand that the Aussie lager Foster’s will continue as shirt sponsor; how much exposure will Winner Sports get around the Emirates Riverside?TS: Our shirt sponsorship deal with Fosters is a five-year deal that began at the start of this season and has proven a success so far. The Winner Sports advertising boards will be visible around Emirates Riverside for all domestic and international fixtures.This includes TV coverage on Sky Sports for two home fixtures in the 2016 domestic season alongside England international fixtures in 2017/18 and the 2019 Cricket World Cup, when a number of fixtures will come to the North East.SBC: Do you have any examples of the exclusive offers and markets that Winner Sports will be able to create around Durham CCC matches? And what will be the primary means of promotion for these offers?TS: Winner Sports will provide exclusive in-play specials for markets involving Durham in all competitions, which will encourage our fans and members to bet with our official betting partners for the best priced odds. Our social media following is large and our promotions will largely be via these platforms, allowing us to reach as many cricket fans as possible.SBC: Things are really looking up for Durham, with an unbeaten start to the County Championship and the successful hosting of England’s Test Match win over Sri Lanka; what’s next on the agenda for you? Maybe a Fantasy Betting Partner?TS: The team have made an excellent start and are looking for our fourth Specsavers County Championship title, while the club continues to promote a line of exciting, home grown talents from the academy. We enjoyed another successful Test match and also hosted a Simply Red concert with another in the pipeline in August, so the club is making great strides both on and off the pitch.As a business, we are always looking to explore new and exciting avenues and so a Fantasy Betting Partner may be something we have in the pipeline in the coming few months.SBC: And finally, after a pretty one-sided Test series with Sri Lanka, how do you see things going for England during the upcoming series with Pakistan? Can we get a score prediction?TS: If England beat Pakistan, they will hold a Test series victory over every side simultaneously and so the motivation is definitely there. From our perspective, it is unfortunate that Ben Stokes and Mark Wood have been injured after representing us at international level over recent years, so we hope they can force their way back into the side upon returning to fitness.As far as a score prediction, I think England will win comfortably 3-0, allowing for one game to fall victim to the English summer weather!last_img read more

Sky Bet’s charity cycling challenge gets double entrants

first_img PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon 73 cyclists took on challenging conditions in the Yorkshire Dales to complete a 60-mile ride in aid of Sky Betting & Gaming’s charity of the year, Teenage Cancer Trust. The final amount raised during a full year of support will be announced at a charity ball in October.Organised by a six-strong team from Ride 25, including masseuse Catilin Hampson, the race kicked off from Bolton Abbey’s Strid Wood tearooms, passing through Ilkley, Addingham, Otley, Denton, Askwith, Grassington, Greenhow Hill and Norwood.Heather Bowen, Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Over the past few months it has amazed and stunned me just how Sky Betting & Gaming employees have really got stuck in with their support of Teenage Cancer Trust.“This cycle ride was not for the faint hearted and Yorkshire, although the prettiest of all counties, is by no means a flat route, so the endurance and sheer grit to get to the end really has to be applauded. How anyone taking part in the cycle challenge reported into work today the next day is beyond me!“Sky Betting & Gaming staff are simply the best, we love their humour and their ‘get stuck in’ attitude, there are some interesting and quite gruelling sporting challenges coming up in the next few months and we just want to say… hats off to everyone and thank you so much for supporting our work here in Yorkshire for teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer. Fabulous efforts all round!”John Readman of Ride 25, said: “Myself and the Ride 25 crew were super happy to support the annual Sky Betting & Gaming Cycling Challenge once again this year.“The number of riders had doubled since last year’s, and there was a fabulous sense of camaraderie and team spirit throughout the day. The route took in some of the glorious Yorkshire countryside and was quite hilly at times, but everyone tackled it with steely determination and a smile on their face.”last_img read more

Inspired launches its virtual sports in Italy with Isibet

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Romano Biondi, IsibetInspired, a provider of virtual sports, mobile games and SBG Video Lottery, has announced that its virtual sports will go live in Italy with Isibet later this month.Isibet will launch Inspired’s full suite of Virtual Sports, including Rush Football 2, Rush Horses and Rush Cycling, across mobile and retail channels during September 2016.Rush Football 2 offers between 7-15 markets across retail and online, and features both HD graphics and motion capture animations.Isibet is one of few companies in Italy to own an AAMS approved system which enables it to offer services online, on mobile, and in retail to over 25 concessionaires managing shops and websites.Vitaliano Casalone, Presidente of Inspired Italia, commented: “I’m delighted to announce that Inspired’s premium Virtual Sports will be available to Isibet customers from the end of September, and I’m confident that players will be amazed by the quality and variety of offerings. Isibet is a valued customer and I’m thrilled that they are now able to offer our revenue-driving Virtual Sports products to more Italian consumers.”Romano Biondi, CEO Isibet, added: “At Isibet we have been aware of the revenue driving potential of Virtual Sports for some time, and I’m delighted that we are now able to offer them live to our customers this month. We can always rely on Inspired to deliver cutting-edge entertainment that we know players will love, and this new suite of products is no exception.”last_img read more

Bordick joining Orioles television broadcast team

first_imgPRESS RELEASEMASN announced Thursday that they have added Mike Bordick as a color analyst on their Baltimore Orioles broadcast team. Bordick will join Jim Palmer as the network’s analysts for Orioles games and will be paired with play-by-play announcers Gary Thorne or Jim Hunter for approximately 80 games during the 2012 season.A 2011 inductee into the Orioles Hall of Fame, Bordick played for the Orioles for six seasons from 1997-2002. One of the best defensive players in club history, Bordick has the third-highest fielding percentage (.982) among shortstops with at least 1,000 games played in major league history, trailing only Omar Vizquel (.985) and Jimmy Rollins (.984).In his 2002 season with the Orioles, Bordick had the best defensive season for a shortstop in major league history, setting a record for highest fielding percentage (.998), fewest errors (1), consecutive errorless games (110), fielding chances per game (4.9) and consecutive errorless chances (543). Bordick led AL shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage and 797 total chances in 1999 with the Orioles, a year in which he also led the AL in batting average against left-handed pitching (.406). Bordick’s 14-year major league career also included time with the Oakland A’s (1990-96), New York Mets (2000) and Toronto Blue Jays (2003). He batted .260 with 1,500 hits in his career, including .260 (674-2592) in 739 games with the Orioles.Originally signed by the A’s as a non-drafted free agent after playing in the Cape Cod League in 1986, Bordick was on Oakland’s active roster for the 1990 World Series but did not appear in a game. He also played in the 2000 World Series with the New York Mets after being traded from the Orioles that July and was named to the American League All-Star team that year as well.Bordick played three years at the University of Maine, where he led the Bears to College World Series berths in 1984 and 1986. He spent the past two seasons as Coordinator of Offensive Fundamentals for the Orioles’ minor league system. Bordick and his wife, Monica, reside in Ruxton, Maryland with their six children.last_img read more