| 6th May 2010
Great fun at CSS 60th Anniversary Sports Festival-but
disappointing turn out
The CSS 60th anniversary sports festival was held on
Monday May 3rd at the Elquemedo Willet Park, shortly
after the annual Church Ground marathon was completed.
There was a disappointing turn out by past and present
students of the illustrious institution. Indications
are that this was due to the many competing events being
held on the same day. However, those who showed up,
enjoyed themselves tremendously.
The first event was a six a side cricket match between
the current players of the Charlestown Secondary School
cricket team. This came down to an exciting last over
The small number of participants caused the committee
to abort plan A which was to have participants categorized
according to the houses.
The ladies present then challenged the youthful, skillful
footballers to a match. Later, much excitement was generated
from the Fun Events. These involved past and present
students, Teachers and Primary school children. The
winners received complimentary prizes from Digicel.
The event continued with a 10/10 cricket match between
the females and the males. Despite a solid partnership
between Rosie Dunrod and Lydia Claxton, the males reached
the target of 67 with 1.4 overs remaining, losing 3
wickets in their chase (Manners, Lawrence and Jackson
each took a wicket).
The day climaxed with the athletics. Pickup loads of
the members of the A-1 Technology Titans Athletic Club
rolled into the Elquemedo Willet Park to a warm welcome
to celebrate their outstanding performance in Antigua.
The Club President, Mr Timothy Caines, announced the
accomplishments of the team. A few relay races preceded
the 50m and 100m.
The appreciative crowd was entertained by the sounds
of DJ Mad Links; general commentary was done by Pat
Claxton and cricket commentary by 'Wise' and Eddy. A
number of domino boards were occupied and a few persons
engaged in some other board games.
The Winners for the day were:
Balloon Toss Relay: Curleane Parris, Earla Dyer, Shoya
Lawrence & Tasha Parris-Forrester
Sack Race Relay Teachers: Khadou, Stuart and Clarke
Lime & Spoon Iona Powell (f), Tewan (m) and Junique
Needle & Thread Iona Powell and Lydia Claxton (f)
Javian & Tewan (children)
Three legged Teachers: Jackson & Stuart , Tangela
& Deandre (children)
Wheel barrow Teachers: Jackson & Stuart, Tewan &
U11 (females) Afiaya Caines 1st, Tangela Dunrod 2nd
, Orlesia Tyson 3rd
U11 boys Tajarie Arthurton, Jaquan Bartlette 2nd
Open females Fayola Tross 1st, Lavanda Forbes 2nd,
Bethia Pogson 3rd
U20 males Mervin Jones 1st, Jason Wallen 2nd, Javid
U30 males Dendy Fahie(DJ Mad Links 1st, Clive Walters
2nd, Jermaine Bartlette 3rd
U12 females: Afiya Caines 1st, Orlesia Tyson 2nd,
Tangela Dunrod 3rd
U12 males Tajarie Arthurton 1st, Jaquan Bartlette
2nd, Kaden 3rd
Over 12 Sadiki Tyson 1st, Kevraun Ellis 2nd, Lorenzo
Females Britney Morton 1st, Chloe Williams 2nd, Lavande
Males Javid Stapleton 1st, Mervin Jones 2nd, DJ Dendy
The organizers would like to use this medium to thank
all of those persons who attended and especially those
who participated. A special thank you is also extended
to Digicel-the bigger, better network for their kind
sponsorship of the many top up cards and other prizes.
TITANS FORGE OVERSEAS LINKS
President of the Titans Track and field club, Timothy
Caines, yesterday revealed that his club has forged
crucial links with at least one overseas based track
and field club, which could reap huge dividends in
the future. Due to the outstanding performance of
the Titans in the recently concluded Sir Reginald
Samuels classics held in Antigua, he was approached
by officials of the 'TOP NOTCH' track and field club
based in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, to
forge a link between the two clubs. Out of the discussions
it was agreed that for starters, the Top Notch club
would be travelling to Nevis to participate in the
upcoming annual Titans grand prix event, slated towards
the end of June and in return, the Titans will participate
in similar events to be held by the Top Notch club.
Caines is very enthused about the idea because of
the friendly rivalry already created between the two
clubs, the friendship opportunities provided for athletes
in both clubs and possible links to scholarship opportunities
that may result from the link.
Caines also revealed that his club was already back
in training after the intense weekend in Antigua and
the club members are looking forward to several upcoming
events which include: The Leewards Islands youth championships
which will be held in about three weeks time; the
Titans grand prix slated for June 27th and an upcoming
meet in Tortola with the Top Notch club. He was high
in praise for team sponsor Mr. Mackey Tross and his
wife Fayola Tross of A 1 Office Technology and other
sponsors who made his club's trip to Antigua possible.
He also thanked all those persons who supported the
fund raisers hosted by his club.
Assistant PRO of the club, Orvis Tyson was high in
praise for the leadership qualities of Mr. Caines.
"He would not boast about himself and the hard
work he has put in, so I will talk about him",
Tyson said. He was also high in praise of the Coaching
qualities of Sherman Caines, the younger brother of
Some of the athletes also expressed thanks for the
opportunities that they are being provided through
FOUR SKABA PLAYERS SLAPPED WITH SUSPENSIONS
Basseterre, St.Kitts (May 1st 2010):-Four players
from the SKABA League have been handed suspensions
as a result of incidents over the last week.
Guard Ansel "Bonzi" Revan has been slapped
with a 2 year, 2 game suspension while his team has
been fined $1000 for two recent incidents involving
confrontations with SKABA officials. The young very
talented guard received the automatic penalties for
his actions which took place a Basketball City as
well as at a SKABA sanctioned Challengers Community
League game where according to reports, Revan hit
and shoved referee Rawlston Richardson. The confrontation
resulted in the forced stoppage of the game with minutes
remaining. Details of the report from SKABA's Games
Committee on the incidents which resulted in the unprecedented
penalties were that:
1. On Monday 26 April 2010 during the game Hitters
vs Blue Devils, Ansel Revan verbally abused referee
Mr. Grason Richards. Although he was spoken to by
the said referee he made no attempt to cease with
According to the SKABA rules and regulations article
#3 subsection (i) clearly states that verbal abuse
of any official would result in an automatic two (2)
game suspension which goes into effect on receipt
of this letter.
2. On Wednesday 28 April 2010 during a Basketball
Championship matchup in the SKABA sanctioned Challengers
Community League Fig Tree "Behive" vs Rebels
in challengers Ansel Revan was a player in said game
and competition. Mr. Revan physically abused the Referee
Mr. Rawlston Richardson by shoving/ chucking him in
His action caused the game to be blown off by the
said referee and as such a report was submitted. The
Games Committee will not tolerate any such behavior
from players and as such we are adamant in upholding
the rules and regulations.
In keeping with the rules and regulations Article
#3 subsection (vi) Mr. Revan is hereby suspended for
two (2) years from SKABA League or any other SKABA
The SKABA Games Committee report also went on to state
that in accordance with SKABA's rules and regulations
Revan's SKABA team the Rams Hitters has been charged
a fine of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be paid
no later than Friday 07 May 2010.
The suspension will no doubt affect the fortunes of
the Rams Hitters who opened the season with a first
time loss to the Joseph Parry Cotton Ground Rebels.
Revan has been a critical component of the team's
success over the last few years.
In 2009 Horsford's Ghetto Roots player Berlie Francis
was slapped with an almost similar penalty when he
was suspended for one year for verbally abusing Chief
Referee Ian Liburd also at a Challengers Community
League match-up early in 2009. Francis was forced
to sit out the entire season.
"SKABA is striving to raise the standard of the
game through a number of initiatives and chief among
these is to raise the standard of the behavior of
players and the safety and security of our officials,"
said SKABA General Secretary Wallis Wilkin. "Players
must at ALL times exhibit self-control and at all
times act in a manner that reflects positively on
the SKABA, as all players are ambassadors of SKABA
and must act accordingly at all times," Wilkin
continued. "The SKABA just recently implemented
stiffer penalties for this sort of behavior and Hopefully
this suspension will send a clear message to all players
that their behavior in and around all SKABA and SKABA
sanctioned events will be closely monitored to ensure
a high level and standard ."
In 2006 Revan led the SK Richards Chappurtin to a
successful season which resulted in the team's promotion
to the Premier Division. He returned to the Hitters
the following year where he became the teams and arguably
the league's best defensive player and one of the
league's top all around players.
In his last game against the Joseph Parry CG Rebels
Revan was the 2nd leading scorer for Hitters with
13 pts, 5 rebs, and 5 steals.
St.Pauls Tuff Knots player Clevon Douglas was handed
an automatic 2 game suspension for involvement in
the incident that resulted in the 2 year suspension
of "Bonzi" Revan. According to the SKABA
Games committee report Douglas was given the automatic
2 game suspension as a result of his verbal abuse
of referee Rolston Richardson. According to the SKABA
rules and regulations article #3 subsection (i) clearly
states that verbal abuse of any official would result
in an automatic two (2) game suspension.
It was also revealed that Village Tickers player Darren
Richards and Trinity Exodus' Alvin Nias were both
hit with immediate suspensions pending further action
by the SKABA disciplinary committee. Both players
were suspended for the alleged use of on an illegal
substance namely marijuana while in team uniform and
on the SKABA grounds.
According to a SKABA Executive member the suspensions
were in line with the SKABA's rules and regulations
and the association new and strict zero tolerance
policy for players who commit infractions of the rules
and regulations. Especially those infractions that
can negatively impact the standard and image of the
league and as a result its development.
It is not yet clear whether the 3 players will appeal
Dottin hurricane gets Windies off the mark
Deandra Dottin became the first woman
to score a Twenty20 century, as her whirlwind unbeaten
112 off 45 balls helped West Indies open their account
in the ICC World Twenty20 at Warner Park. The most
incredible feature of Dottin's innings was that she
came in to bat in the tenth over, and yet managed
to reach three figures off just 38 balls; her second
fifty came off just 13. The record for the fastest
century in men's cricket is 50 balls - Chris Gayle
and Brendon McCullum are joint-best - but Dottin was
even more ruthless. She smashed nine sixes and seven
fours in her knock, which was a match-turning one
because West Indies were scratchy at 52 for 4 when
she walked in.
South Africa held the early advantage after winning
the toss, dismissing the openers within the first
two overs. Charlize van der Westhuizen and Chloe Tyron
got the early wickets and restricted West Indies to
a run rate of not more than six within the first ten
overs on the small ground.
But Dottin changed the complexion of the game once
she came in at the fall of Britney Cooper's wicket.
She hit three sixes and four fours to get to a half-century,
off 25 balls. She needed just 13 balls to score her
second fifty, which featured an additional six sixes.
Coincidentally, she matched the feat of West Indian
Chris Gayle, who opened the 2007 World T20 with the
first ever international T20 century, also against
South Africa. Only this time, the South Africans didn't
"It feels really good to be the first woman to
make a century in Twenty20 cricket and this record
and win mean a lot," Dottin said of her achievement.
"I am happy I did it for the team when we needed
it most. People have been telling us that teams like
Pakistan and Australia are two of the favourites to
win. However, today we proved that we are here to
win the cup in the Caribbean".
As a demonstration of Dottin's dominance, she shared
in a crucial 5th wicket partnership with Daley of
118 runs and Daley scored just 10 runs out of that.
West Indies Women 175 for 5 (Dottin 112*) beat South
Africa Women 158 for 4 (Fritz 58, Britz 43) by 17
Australia win after Super Over
Australia beat England in the Super
Over courtesy of their greater number of sixes hit
after a dramatic final-over run-out sealed a tie in
In a low-scoring encounter England were rolled over
for 104 but fought back to take the match into the
eliminator over which earned Australia the two points
in Group A. Time and again in a fluctuating contest,
it looked as though Australia would stretch clear
of England only for the defending champions to surge
back and it was fitting that, ultimately, the teams
could not be separated.
Australia 104 tied with England 104 (Australia won
the one-over eliminator)
Other matches played yesterday:
1. Australia 141 for 7 (M Hussey 47*, Smith 27) beat
Bangladesh 114 all out (Shakib 28, Nannes 4-18) by
2. South Africa 139 for 7 (Kallis 34, Hamid 3-21)
beat Afghanistan 80 (M Morkel 4-20, Langeveldt 3-12)
by 59 runs
Matches for Thursday 6th May:
Men: 13th Match, Group E: England v Pakistan at Bridgetown
May 6, 2010 (09:30 local, 13:30 GMT)
14th Match, Group E: New Zealand v South Africa at
May 6, 2010 (13:30 local, 17:30 GMT)
Women: 3rd Match, Group B: Pak Women v SL Women at
May 6, 2010 (10:00 local, 14:00 GMT)
4th Match, Group B: India Women v NZ Women at Basseterre
May 6, 2010 (14:00 local, 18:00 GMT)
5th May 2010
Titans make huge impression in Antigua
The 2nd Annual Sir Reginald Samuel Track and Field Classic,
held at the YASCO Stadium in St. Johns Antigua, concluded
on Sunday May 2 with one overwhelming consensus: Everyone-spectators
and competitors alike, will remember the Titans. Already
featured in the radio ads promoting the event in Antigua,
the Titans Athletics Club did not disappoint. Such was
the impression made, that by the second day, other athletes
showed up to compete in the now trade mark black &
grey Titans colors.
With 30 competitors, Titans was the largest contingent
among 17 clubs from 6 countries: (Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat,
Anguilla, Tortola BVI, and Nevis). The meet became a
de facto Leeward Island Championship and featured some
Carifta medalists from the region, with high level performances
especially in the Under 17 and Under 20 categories.
So much so, that had it not been for the automatic electronic
timing and photo finish, the judges would not have been
able to award correct positions, for being caught up
in the excitement of the races. Notwithstanding, the
Titans athletes were up to the challenge. Titans won
a total of 29 medals comprising of: 11 gold, 8 silver
and 10 bronze. The Titans athletes set 9 new records
and won 3 most outstanding athlete awards
Willet for the Under 13 Girls, Tajarie Arthurton for
the Under 11 Boys and Shyan Stanley for the Under 15
Girls) Most athletes recorded personal best performances
but there were some exceptional performances worthy
of special mention:
· Uniqueko Willet set 3 new records in the 100,
200 and 400 meters Under 13 Girls (13:59 / 27:78 / 1:03:91)
· Tajarie Arthurton set 2 new records in the
100 and 200 meters Under 11 Boys (13:68 / 27:78)
· Shyan Stanley set 2 new records in the 800
and 1500 meters Under 15 Girls (2:36 / 5:26)
· Jamal Jean-Jacques set a new record in the
Open Male High Jump at 1.80 meters
· Senaldo Willet, Nicola Fraser, Shaniqua Tyrell
and Britney Morton set a new record in the Under 20
Female 4X100 meters at 51:81
· Lawvinton Forbes' 11:28, a personal best, won
bronze in the Under 20 Male 100 meters; and is qualifying
time for the 1st Youth Olympics to be held this year
· Sadiki Tyson destroyed the competition to win
the Under 15 Boys 200 meters in 24:87 seconds
Complete results are available under "Meet Results"
on the club's website at titansathletics.com
The Titans use this opportunity to express sincerest
thanks to its team sponsor A-1 Office Technology Ltd.
and Owner/Manager Mr. Mackie Tross, for the tremendous
support and assistance given to Titans Athletics Club;
without whom the club's successes thus far would not
have been possible. Mr. and Mrs. Tross travelled with
the team, lending a hand whenever needed to ensure that
all went as smoothly as possible. The Titans also express
a very special thank you to Mr. Glen Jeffers and the
St. Kitts/Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, whose
efforts and support played a great part in the club
being able to travel to Antigua. The club is even more
grateful for the continued assistance of the SKNAAA
considering the misconception of non-support for Nevisian
athletes by the Association.
The club also extends thanks to the following businesses
and individuals for their part in the success of club
in Antigua: The Iris Foundation Ltd., Ms Myrna Liburd,
Dr. Simeon Daniel, Marcel Structural Metal Works, Mobile
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, TDC Home and Building
Depot, Island Moldings Ltd, The Ministry of Sports (NIA),
Nevis Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., Beyond Homes Appliances
and Hardware, Caribbean Development & Environmental
Consultants Inc. (CANDENCO), Mr. Phil Jones and all
who supported our luncheon, bar-be-que and bake sales
and those who contributed to specific parents/athletes.
The club looks forward to the continued support of all
in its attempt to make well rounded scholars and world
class athletes of our youngsters.
Titans just prior to Antigua
Timothy Caines--Titans President
Nevis Masters getting busy
After several weeks of obvious inaction, the Nevis
Masters have been finally motivated to get busy and
commence earnest preparation for the upcoming Leeward
Islands Masters' tournament which is slated for Friday
May 21st to Sunday May 23rd in Antigua.
With two of the obvious team leaders unavailable in
Lewis Newton and Stuart Williams, the current championship
holders seemed totally at a loss as to the way forward
in the defense of their title. Despite the fact that
a squad was released only a few persons have shown
up for practice sessions thus far.
However, yesterday afternoon, Ronald Powell, President
of the Nevis Cricket Association, literally took the
bull by the horns in an effort to motivate the players
towards a meaningful defence of their title, when
he chaired a meeting with interested persons at the
Elquemedo Willet Park.
Powell was ably assisted by veteran Masters Players,
Glen Herbert and Eustace Johnson and certain critical
decisions were made which will map the way forward
for the Nevis Masters team.
· Two trial matches will be played next week:
One on Tuesday 11th and the other on Thursday 13th
· Resulting from the two matches, a squad for
the Antigua trip will be finalized
· Players selected will be expected to pay
for travel, accommodation and meals
· Team uniform will be finalized as a matter
· The Nevis Cricket Association will pay for
the preparation of pitches for the two trial games
and provide the balls. According to Powell: 'All the
players have to do-is just show up'.
· Both matches will be played at the Elquemedo
Willet Park commencing at 5pm on both days.
· Matches will be in accordance with tournament
rules-twenty overs per innings.
· A team captain will be selected after the
· The three selectors are: Glen Herbert, Eustace
Johnson and Errol Somersall
· Players will be assessed on current form,
regularity and punctuality at practice sessions and
the trial matches and general attitude.
· Players were encouraged to commence serious
training sessions immediately in order to be competitive.
Based on the discussions, the Nevis Masters are fully
aware that the defense of their title will not be
easy. The Antiguan team is still smarting from their
defeat in the finals last year and will be going all
out to ensure that they are not defeated on home turf.
Additionally, Nevis will be missing some key players
who contributed significantly to the team's success
last year: Captain Stuart Williams is off to Bangladesh
on tour with the West Indies A team as Asst. Coach
and chief selector on tour; Winston Sutton has made
himself unavailable and former team Captain Lewis
Newton is currently off island.
A lot will depend on the skills of some of the newly
qualified members of the team to add to the experience
of the past players. The players at the meeting however
appeared very 'upbeat' and are promising to ensure
that Nevis indeed returns with the coveted title.
The following players are kindly asked to show up
for the two scheduled trial matches next week:
Vance Amory, Eustace Johnson, Colin Mills-Archibald,
Tony Grant, Wendell Wallace, Charles Hendrickson,
Phil Hobson, Gerard Charles, Teddy Liburd, Curtis
Morton, Earl Rawlins, Wilson Liburd, Oneil Walters,
Franklyn Daniel, Alexis Browne, Sterling Marshall,
Frank Monzac, Deryck Parry, Merlin Liburd, Carl Tuckett,
Mickey Mills, Juniour Mills, Ray Phillip, Malcolm
Ramsey, Ralph Allen, Alexis Browne, Joseph Eddy, Earl
David, Elroy David, Ellison Smithen, Curtis Dore,
Bernette Thompson, Ronald Powell, Rudy Browne and
Windies girls confident as they
start World T20 Tournament
The West Indies Women's team will
start their pursuit for the ICC World T20 title when
they face South Africa at Warner Park in St Kitts
today. First ball is 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).
The Windies girls have been on the island for over
two weeks. They had an intense training camp and were
successful in their preparations matches. Now, according
to Coach Sherwin Campbell, it's time to put all the
hard work into action. He said the players had renewed
self belief when they made over 150 to beat world
Number 2 New Zealand in their last T20 warm-up match
Speaking on Tuesday after the team's training session,
Campbell said: "We have played several matches
over the last two weeks and I am pleased with the
improvements I have seen, especially our batting.
Although, most of our previous games against Pakistan
and Sri Lanka were low scoring, we played really well
against one of the top teams in the world and scored
over 150 runs. I am also pleased with our bowling.
We are aware that in a T20 spin will play a major
role, as they will take the pace off the ball in the
middle overs. Our win over New Zealand was just what
we needed - the girls played with the kind of intensity
they will need to win this tournament."
The Windies will be banking on the special talents
of allrounder Stafanie Taylor, who will open the batting
and also bowl her off-spin. The other main batters
are veteran Pam Lavine at the top of the order; as
well as the reliable Cordel Jack and the power-hitter
Deandra Dottin in the middle. The bowling is led by
Vice Captain Anisa Mohammed, with her clever off-spin;
teenaged leg-spinner Shemaine Campbelle, and the seamers
Lavine, Dottin and Shakera Selman.
Campbell is predicting high scoring matches at Warner
"It's normally a very good batting strip and
we were very happy with it when we played here last
year. I am expecting some very good scores. The women's
game is progressing really quickly and I believe all
the matches will be competitive
with T20 anything
can happen, its how a team plays on the day that will
determine who wins."
Dr Julian Hunte, President of the West Indies Cricket
Board is in St Kitts to see the Windies girls perform.
The second match will be England on Friday and then
the Australians on Sunday.
West Indies: Merissa Aguilleira (Captain), Anisa Mohammed
(Vice Captain), Kirbyina Alexander, Shemaine Campbelle,
Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Cordel
Jack, Stacy-Ann King, Pamela Lavine, Juliana Nero,
Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor;
Sherwin Campbell (Coach)
South Africa: Cri-Zelda Brits (Captain), Dane van
Niekerk, Chloe Tryon, Marcia Letsola, Shabnim Ismail,
Mognon duPreez, Sunette Loubser, Charlize van der
Westhuizen, Angelique Taai, Ashlyn Kilowan, Trisha
Chetty, Shandre Frtiz, Susan Benade, Alicia Smith;
Noor Rhode (Coach)
Rain saves England in tense washout
England inched their way into the Super Eights after
a tense washed-out contest at Providence, as the same
Guyana weather that had contributed to their downfall
against West Indies came to their aid in a fraught
and low-scoring contest against the underdogs of Ireland.
After being limited to a mediocre 120 for 8 following
a superb bowling display led by Trent Johnston, England
had restricted Ireland to 14 for 1 after 3.3 overs
of their reply, but persistent bad weather denied
them the chance to complete their run-chase, and so
England went through by virtue of a superior run-rate.
England 120 for 8 (Morgan 45) v Ireland 14 for 1 -
New Zealand in Super Eights after easy rain-hit win
Zimbabwe came into the tournament as one of the form
teams after shocking Pakistan and Australia in the
warm-ups, but they subsided to one of the lowest Twenty20
totals against New Zealand to become the first team
to bow out of the competition. After making a sprightly
start, they collapsed spectacularly - losing eight
wickets for sixteen runs - to ease New Zealand's path
to the Super Eights.
New Zealand 36 for 1 beat Zimbabwe 84 (McCullum 3-16,
Styris 3-5) by seven runs by D/L method
4th May 2010
Kaska Rules the Waves
If ever there is a recommendation for male athlete of
the year for Nevis in 2010, the name Kashka Forbes would
be high on the list of nominees. The long distance super
star from the Charlestown Secondary School added another
feather to his already colourful cap when he completely
outran his competitors to take the coveted first spot
in the illustrious Church Ground marathon. Kashka, a
first timer in the event, was almost misled at the junction
of the Federal office at Government Road, when the Police
lead vehicle took the wrong route but managed to stay
on course even though he wasted a few precious moments
before the confusion was cleared. Earlier in the year,
Kasha demolished the 35 year old record of Andy Liburd
in the 1500 meters and went on to set another record
in the Carifta trials held in St.Kitts.
Champion runner and winner for the previous three years,
Tazzie Bartlette was on hand to congratulate the new
winner. Tazzie was unable to compete due to the fact
that he had twisted an ankle recently and had also suffered
a dog bite from one of his own dogs.
Asked if he thought that he could have 'handled' Kashka,
the three -peat champion confidently responded: "
I heard that the man walk so much---nobody can beat
me walking so much!"
In the female category, veteran athlete, Vernice Wattley
shook off a stout challenge from first timer Vanessa
Williams to take the coveted first spot in the absence
of the winner for the previous year, Miranda Fellows
who was away in Grenada competing in another meet.
A total of thirty-nine athletes started the race and
all of thirty -seven made it to the tape. There was
one minor casualty as 10th placer Carl Tyson had to
be rushed to the Alexandra Hospital due to apparent
Among those completing the course was Minister of Agriculture,
the Hon. Robelto Hector. Minister of Health and Sports,
Hon Hensley Daniel who was conspicuous at the starting
line, never commenced the race. Two Nevisian cricketers
were also in the top twenty finishers in Tonito Willet
in 7th place and Curtis Morton Jr in 19th. Veteran Nevis
Footballer, Colin Stapleton also represented well in
All of the participants received a $10.00 top up compliments
of LIME and a T-shirt.
The overall top placements were as
1st place-Kashka Forbes in 43.30-He received a magnificent
trophy, compliments of Clinton Weekes of Miami; $200.00
compliments of the Nevis Bakery; one night stay for
two at the Hermitage Inn; an $80.00 phone card compliments
of LIME and a Toaster from SL Horsfords Ltd
2nd Place-Delvon Clarke in 43.35-He received a trophy
compliments Clinton Weekes; one night stay for two
at Golden Rock Hotel; a $40.00 phone card from LIME
and a pair of binoculars from TDC
3rd place- Reece Walters in 43.46-He received a trophy
from Clinton Weekes; lunch for two at Sunshine's and
a $40.00 phone card from LIME
4th place-Phil Jones in 50.43-He received a toaster
oven from SL Horsfords Ltd
5th place-Carlton Davis in 52.44-He received a Toaster
6th place-William Wilkinson in 53.21-He received lunch
for two compliments of the Patio Restaurant
7th place -Tonito Willet in 54.15-He received a LIME
8th place-Colin Stapleton in 54.53-He received a LIME
9th place-Elroy Kelly in 55.13-He received a LIME
10th place-Carl Tyson in 56.42- He received a LIME
13th place and 1st in the females-Vernice Wattley
in 58.00-She received a magnificent trophy compliments
of Clinton Weekes of Miami; $200.00 compliments of
Nevis Bakery; one night stay for two at Nisbett's
Plantation Inn; an $80.00 phone card and a clock from
SL Horsfords Ltd
16th place and 2nd in the females-Vanessa Williams
in I hour and 2 minutes-She received a trophy from
Clinton Weekes; lunch for two at Mt Nevis Hotel; $40.00
phone card from LIME and a heater/iron from SL Horsfords
22nd place and 3rd in the females-Stevee Jones in
1 hour 8 minutes and 12 seconds-She received a trophy
from Clinton Weekes; lunch for two at MT Nevis Hotel
and a $40.00 phone card from LIME.
On hand to deliver the prizes to the winners was the
Federation's supreme athlete. Mr. Kim Collins in his
capacity as patron of the event. He was accompanied
by his wife and child. He also received a warm reception
from the fair sized gathering.
President of the Church Ground Sports Club (the race
organizers), Mr. Spencer Hanley, was thrilled with
the outcome of the event and lauded the sponsors who
still gave generously to the athletes, despite the
present economic turmoil.
Church Ground Marathon runners
Three top placers: Center-Kashka
Forbes-winnere; left Delvon Clarke-second and
right-Reece Walters -third
Vernice Wattley -1st female
Patron Kim Collins meets Minister
Trophies donated by Clinton
Minister Hector completed
Curtis Morton Jr-19th spot
Curtis Morton Sr meets with
A1 Technology Finalists declared
CG Rebels fresh from another win in St.Kitts on Saturday
night, stormed into the finals of the A1 Technology
sponsored Basketball league, on the evening of Sunday
2nd May. The Cotton Ground team handcuffed the Police
with a score line of 62 to 24.
Brown Hill Crisis on the other hand, barely averted
a crisis when they waltzed into the final two with
a score line of 36 to 32 over a competitive Church
Ground Massives team.
This now sets up what is expected to be a very exciting
weekend upcoming when on Saturday 8th May the Police
will engage Church Ground Massives to determine 3rd
and 4th spots and then on Sunday 9th May, CG Rebels
will take on Brown Hill Crisis, as was the case in
the Church Ground league last year, to determine the
champions of the league. Both games are scheduled
to commence at the Old Manor hard court at 7.00 pm.
The closing ceremony and prize giving will follow
immediately after the match on Sunday night.
Church Ground Massives in
time out mode
Brown Hill Crisis plans strategy
Highlights Continues Dominant run
The Highlights Int team continued their dominant run
in this year's Digicel sponsored Nevis Cricket Association
1st division league when they totally outclassed a
powerful SL Horsfords Empire line up to seize first
innings honours and threatened to take the match outright.
Highlights batted first and chalked up an impregnable
389 all out with Carlon Smithen slamming 114; Ian
Byron 76; Kittitian guest player Jaques Taylor 76;
Ardie Liburd 35 and Duan Phillip 31.
Wasim Mintos for the Empire team continued his impressive
run of form this year with a five wicket haul.
The Empire men in response were bundled out for 174
with West Indies player Kieran Powell top scoring
with 73; Kejel Tyson got 42 and Andre Browne scored
29. Dennis Browne was virtually unplayable with his
7 for 28 from 9 overs.
Empire sent in to bat a second time, struggled to
eventually save the game. When the umpires called
it a day, they were on 198 for 5. Andre Browne led
the way with 72; Kieran Powell 62 and Captain Joel
Simmonds scored 24.
For Highlights, Wendell 'Micey' Wallace got 2 for
28; Ardie Liburd 1 for 9 and Dennison Browne 1 for
44. Highlights taking away six points from the encounter.
Meanwhile, in another game played
at the Elquemedo Willet Park, Jessups winning the
toss and batting first versus Brown Hill, found the
going rather difficult and were bowled out for 169.
Captain Craig Johnson top scored with 38; Loren Daniel
37 and Kirt Grant 31.
For the Bronx men, veteran spinner and Leeward Islands
record holder, Harvey Stapleton bagged 4 for 25; his
son, Tesson Stapleton got 2 for 40 and Shaheed Tyson
got 2 for 52.
The Brown Hill team in response batted their way to
an impressive 276 for 7 declared. Tesson Stapleton
scored an impressive 97; Shaheed Tyson 57; Shane 'Murphy'
Parry blazed his way to 42 and Blair chipped in merrily
Left arm seamer Rakesh for the Jessups team bagged
5 for 75 and Gaston Eddy picked up for 29.
Nevisian left arm leg spinner Jurnel Turner went wicketless
for 86 runs from his 20 overs.
Jessups sent in to bat a second time managed to save
the game when the stumps were eventually drawn-152
Craig Johnson again top scored with 41 and Loren Daniel
Harvey Stapleton was again their main tormentor with
4 for 43.
The Brown Hill team coming away with 6 points from
The third scheduled game between Pennyless
All Stars and Cotton Ground Pioneers was not played.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that by the time the
umpires called 'play', the home team Cotton Ground
did not have enough players to take the field.
England fall victim to rain rules
West Indies booked their place in the Super Eights
with a controversial rain-assisted victory over England
at Providence, as Chris Gayle justified his decision
to bowl first with a fiery but short-lived 25 from
12 balls - an innings that proved sufficient, under
the provisions of Duckworth-Lewis, to carry West Indies
to a revised target of 60 in six overs, after England
had produced arguably their finest batting display
in the format's history to post an imposing 191 for
England's defeat should not prove costly in the long
run, so long as they overcome Ireland in their second
group match on Tuesday, but it was nevertheless an
unfortunate way for a beautifully poised contest to
unravel - and for England it was a case of history
repeating itself, after West Indies eliminated them
from the last World Twenty20 in a similar scenario
at The Oval in June.
The result was more or less a foregone conclusion
from the moment that the D/L calculators were brought
into play. While the method is unrivalled as a means
of resolving rain interruptions in 50-over cricket,
it is not so well suited to the hustle and bustle
of the 20-over format. It just so happened that the
match did come down to the wire - Andre Fletcher eventually
sealed it with a pulled four through midwicket with
one ball to spare.
West Indies 60 for 2 (Gayle 25) beat England 191 for
5 (Morgan 55, Wright 45*) Sammy 2 for 22 - D/L method
In other matches played over the weekend:
1. NewZealand 139 for 8: Ryder 42 Muralitharan 2 for
25 beat Sri Lanka 135 for 6: Jayawardene 81 Bond 2
2. West Indies 138 for 9: Sammy 30; Dockrell 3 for
16 beat Ireland 68 all out: Wilson 17; Sammy 3 for
3. India 116 for 3: Vijay 48; Hassan 1 for 8 beat
Afghanistan 115 for 8: Noor Ali 50; Nehra 3 for 19
4. Pakistan 172 for 3: Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt
73 each; Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 27 beat Bangladesh
151 for 7: Mohammad Ashraful 65; Mohammad Sami 3 for
5. India 186 for 5: Raina 101; Kleinveldt 2 for 48
beat South Africa 172 for 5: Kallis 73; Pathan 2 for
6. Sri Lanka 173 for 7 (Jayawardene 100) beat Zimbabwe
29 for 1 in five overs by 14 runs (D/L method)
7. Australia 191 (Watson 81, D Hussey 53, Aamer 3-23)
beat Pakistan 157 (Misbah 41, Tait 3-20, Nannes 3-41)
by 34 runs
8. India 186 for 5 (Raina 101, Yuvraj 37) beat South
Africa 172 for 5 (Kallis 73) by 14 runs
The following players are kindly asked to note that
they have been selected to a Nevis Female squad which
will engage a touring Antigua team on the Whit weekend.
Players are kindly asked to show up at the Elquemedo
Willet Park for practice sessions from Monday to Friday
until match day, commencing Tuesday 4th May 2010.
Celsa Jn Lewis-Jones
30th April 2010
Female Squad selected for Friendly
A Nevis Female Cricket team squad has been selected
for a friendly match versus an Antiguan female team
which is due in Nevis on the Whit-sun weekend from
the 22nd to the 24th May,
It has been revealed that the Antiguan club team will
comprise of thirty players which involves male and
female cricketers. The original information suggested
that they wanted to play at least four female cricket
matches but updated information indicates that they
are seeking to play two male teams and two female
The Nevis Cricket Association is presently assisting
with the arrangements for the tour.
In light of this the Nevis Cricket Association has
released a squad which will go into training from
next week in preparation for at least one of the matches
versus the touring team. The full squad reads:
Celsa Jn Lewis-Jones
Head Coach, Wendell 'Micey' Wallace has indicated
that practice sessions will be held from Mondays to
Fridays until the match day but due to the fact that
Monday May 3rd May is a public holiday, the sessions
will commence at the Elquemedo Willet Park on Tuesday
4th May -starting at 4.30 pm
ST KITTS IS READY TO BRING IT
With only five days left before the ICC WT20 female
matches in St Kitts ,the local venue office is all
but ready to stage a successful and historic event.
So far West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and England
have arrived in St Kitts and are hard at work practicing
and playing warm up games. The West Indies girls have
won all but one of their matches so far. This is a
hopeful sign for fans in St Kitts who are ready to
"Bring It" in a big way.
The final week of activities leading up to this exciting
tournament was highlighted by the Bring It Bus Tour
to Nevis on April 28 with stops at the DR Walwyn Plaza,
Gingerland High, and Charlestown Secondary. Prior
to these stops the bus pulled up at the Charlestown
Primary to a huge cheer from the student body who
on the same day was celebrating their 18th anniversary.
Local hero Elquemedo Willett, who is the first player
from the Leeward Islands to play test cricket for
the West Indies senior male team, was on hand to receive
the first Bring It T-shirt presented. He spoke convincingly
and passionately to both boys and girls who want to
walk in his footsteps. Principle Kevin Barrett also
accepted tickets and a Bring It t-shirt in recognition
of the significant achievement of the school.
Back in St Kitts, tickets were been distributed at
a very brisk rate for the series of matches starting
on May 5 which will see four teams emerge to compete
in the semis. The Warner Park stadium has also taken
on a new life as the Twenty20 dug-outs have been put
in place along with brand new boundary boards and
Meanwhile, the communities of St Pauls, Molineaux
and Cayon are waiting patiently for their opportunity
to impress with warm-up matches on Sunday May 2 and
Monday May 3.
St Kitts Event Manager Val Henry has promised an impactful
event with far reaching benefits to St Kitts. He also
had high praise for all the workers and volunteers
who are ready this time to bring the fun of Caribbean
cricket to St Kitts once again.
Bring it bus at Charlestown
Primary with Headmaster Kevin Barrett and children
ALL Set for CSS Sports Fes'
The committee responsible for the grand sports festival
which is a part of the CSS 60th anniversary celebrations,
is indicating that all is in place for the sports
fes' which is due to take place on Monday May 3rd
at the Elquemedo Willet Park.
According to Chairperson of the sports committee,
Ms Hazel Manners the response for the cricket games
which will be played between houses, has been tremendous.
The response for the fun sports and the athletic aspect
of the meet has not been as good. She is however hoping
that once persons arrive at the Park, they would be
influenced to participate. She has also indicated
that some prizes will be available for some of the
top performers in the form of Digicel top up cards
and there is a real possibility that top up cards
may also be available from LIME and CHIPPIE.
She indicated that the sports festival will commence
immediately after the prize giving ceremony for the
Church Ground marathon which will be held on that
same day and culminate at the Park.
The meet will commence with the Cricket matches between
the four house teams. These will be in the 10/10 format.
These will be followed by the fun races and will climax
with the 100 meters to 800 meters.
Ms Manners is inviting the general public to show
up in their numbers as she promises that it will be
a day of real fun and excitement.
From : The St. Christopher-Nevis Taekwondo Federation
Re: Reminder registration for member Clubs & prospective
member Clubs is ST. Kitts & Nevis now opened and
closes today Fri 30th April, 2010.
The St. Christopher-Nevis Taekwondo Federation (SCNTF)
wishes to advise all member Clubs and prospective
members Clubs in both St. Kitts & Nevis, that
registration that has been opened earlier this month,
will close today Friday 30th April, at 6.00 pm.
All member Clubs of the SCNTF and those wishing to
become members are reminded that registration must
be done on the forms provided by the SCNTF, and interested
parties are asked to contact the President Mr Andy
Otto at 669-1333 or 2nd Vice President Troy Bif Mills
at 668-2055 to collect registration forms.
Clubs and prospective Clubs are reminded that the
Annual General Meeting of, and Elections of Officers
for, the SCNTF will be held shortly, and only registered
members will be able to participate in the AGM and
For any clarification and/or further information please
contact the above persons.