29th April 2010 CRICKET Nurses set to make comeback in female Crciket league The news is that the Nurses are back and rearing to go. This was established yesterday at a meeting held By the Nevis Crciket Association with representatives of the female cricket teams on the island of Nevis. As a matter of fact, the Nurses made a strong statement in having the highest number of representatives at the meeting. The meeting was held in order to finalize matters pertaining to the league. President Ronald Powell who chaired the meeting congratulated the ladies present on a very exciting and competitive league last year and stated that it is his belief that this year’s league will also be of a very high standard. The teams represented at the meeting were: Champions St.James’, Highlights Int; Brown Hill; St.George’s; St.Paul’s; St.Thomas’ and the Nurses. Certain matters were discussed and one or two issues were voted on and the following decisions were made and or ratified: · The league will commence on the evening of Saturday 29th May starting at 6.30 pm with a brief opening ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, the ladies will have their first experience in playing a six -a side competition which will be in a knock out format. · The registration fee per team is $25.00 · The registration deadline is May 15th 2010 · Matches will be played mainly on Saturday and Sunday evenings commencing at 6.30 pm. Thursday will be used as a ‘back up’ day · Two matches will be played on each game night · Depending on the number of teams registered, the teams may be placed into two zones · Matches will be played at the Elquemedo Willet Park · Spectator charges remain the same as last year: $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children · Each team is permitted to show up on game night with a list of no more than 15 players and officials. Persons listed for teams on game night will not be charged at the gate · The NCA will make a final decision on the prizes to be competed for after several suggestions were given during the discussions. Meanwhile, a visting female Cricket team is due in from Antigua on the weekend of the 22nd to 24th May. It was finalized that the team will play against the top three placers from last year’s league: St.James’; St.George’s and Highlights Int and culminate with a match versus a Nevis X1. The Nevis X1 is due to be finalized By Friday 30th April with practice sessions due to commence sometime next week. ‘Bring it’ Bus comes to Nevis After weeks of speculation as to whether or not some of the T20 promotions will be done on Nevis, the ‘Bring it’ bus crew arrived on Nevis yesterday with much fanfare. The crew and bus travelled via the 1pm Seabridge and made several stops on Nevis. The first stop at the Charlestown Primary School was especially exciting as the children were very involved in the answering of cricket related questions and receiving T-shirts and other gifts. The crew also made similar stops at the Charlestown Secondary School, The Gingerland Secondary School and the sessions culminated with a major stop in the center of Charlestown, at the DR Walwyn Plaza. The ever energetic Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Clement O’Garro and his team interacted with members of the general public who were travelling from work. They even boarded passenger buses and interacted with the passengers. Cricket related questions were asked and T-shirts and a limited number of tickets were given away. O’Garro indicated that the trip to Nevis was a very exciting and meaningful one and is convinced that quite a number of Nevisians will make the trip to St.kitts to see the females in action. The ICC T-20 world cup bowls off tomorrow Friday 30th April with the West Indies taking on Ireland in Guyana. The preliminary female rounds will be played in St.Kitts form Wednesday May 5th until Monday May 10th. Tow matches will be played on game days: The first match begins at 10.00 am and the second begins at 2.00 pm. All of these preliminary matches are free but spectators must acquire tickets that are already available. T20 comes to a TV near you as millions will see mega-event in West Indies Windiescricket.com The ICC World Twenty20 2010 about to get underway in the West Indies will be broadcast in more than 181 territories across six continents, it was confirmed today. The 17-day tournament will feature 12 men’s and eight women’s teams with all the top international players in the world taking part and with tickets for the big event fast disappearing, fans who are unable to support their teams at the grounds will be afforded the best possible coverage courtesy of the ICC host broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports. All 27 matches in the men’s event will be covered live By ESPN STAR Sports while both women’s semi-finals and the final will also be beamed around the globe giving similar exposure to women’s Twenty20 cricket as it so successfully received at last year’s event in England. In addition, live streaming of the broadcast will be available free of cost in 76 territories including India, China and Argentina on espnstar.com. The Commentary team includes some of the most insightful voices in the game including Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Harsha Bhogle, Alan Wilkins, Ramiz Raja, Ian Bishop, Simon Doull, Ian Chappell, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Pommie Mbangwa. Also, following her highly successful stints commentating during the ICC Women’s World Cup and ICC World Twenty20 last year, former Australia captain Melanie Jones will join the team for the women’s matches. ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “We expect the ICC World Twenty20 2010 to be another huge success and one of the more widely viewed cricket events in the history of the game as we enjoy the unique passion and enthusiasm for our great sport in the Caribbean. Weekend Matches in the St.Kitts Cricket Association League: On Saturday – At Newton Ground Second Division St.Pauls vs Fire & Rescue Umpires: Abraham Richardson & Oneil Thomas Overs: 35 Overs per side Match Starts at 1:00pm On Sunday also at Newton Ground First Division Newtown vs Police Umpires: Troy Mills & Moolchand Mangra Overs: 50 Overs per side Match Start at 10:00am Basketball Matches in the A1 Technology basketball league will resume at the Old manor Chard court on Sunday May 2nd at 6.30 pm. Game 1: Cotton Ground Rebels v Polstars Game 2 Church Ground Massive v Brown hill Crisis These matches will determine the two finalists for the league. 28th April 2010 ATHLETICS All set for 8th Annual Marathon Chief Coordinator of the annual Church Ground marathon, Spencer Hanley expressed in an interview yesterday that all is set for the prestigious event which will take place on Monday May 3rd which is recognized as a public holiday in the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. The 8th annual event will commence at 8 am at the top of Church Ground Hill, close to the home of Mrs. Myrtle Guishard and the athletes will journey north through Hamilton, down to Club Temin, make a right turn, head down the By pass road, make a left turn towards TDC, run through Charlestown, make a left at the bottom of Government Road, make a right turn just above the Federal office, head towards the Elquemedo Willet Park, make a left turn towards the Cultural Complex, then make a right turn towards the tennis court, turn left towards Crown Bakery, head to the top of the road and make a right turn next to the home of the Dyers family, make a right turn on entering the main road, make a left turn at the foot of the cemetery heading into Bath Plain, make a left turn at the bottom of the road heading into Bath Village, make a right turn at the famous tamarind tree, down Jericho Road, make a right turn at the foot of that road and head towards Reliable Motors. The closing moments of the race this year however, will be slightly different from previous years. The athletes will head up the CSS Road but instead of climaxing the event in the Villa as has been the case in previous years, this time around the athletes will make a left turn through the small gate into the Elquemedo Willet Park and
complete the course with a half lap in the park and ending in front of the main pavilion. Hanley explained that the reason for the change was due to the fact that on that same day the CSS 60th anniversary committee will be hosting their sporting festival at the Elquemedo Willet Park and his committee from the Church Ground Sports and Cultural club is working along with the CSS committee to ensure that both events will not have a conflict. As soon as the marathon is completed, the prize giving ceremony will be held and immediately after the prize giving ceremony, the CSS 60th anniversary sports meet will commence. Hanley indicated that the emphasis will be placed on giving prizes to the most outstanding athletes. The usual prizes will be available. These include: cash prizes, appliances, top up cards, dinners for two, one night stays at local hotels etc. Commemorative T shirts would also be given to all of the participants. Hanley is reminding all of the athletes to drink non alcoholic fluids starting at least 48 hours prior to race day. Registration forms are available at the Nevis Tourism Authority and registration prior to race day will be $20.00 EC while registration on race day will be $25.00 EC. Hanley also noted that some of the top athletes to look out for would be three times consecutive champion Alphonso ‘Tazzi’ Bartlette in the males and Miranda Fellows and Vernice Wattley in the females. He however indicated that champion athlete Shirvon Greene is indicating an interest in flying in for the meet from the US in order to give ‘Tazzi’ ‘a run for his money’. There is also the exciting prospect of a match up between ‘Tazzi’, Shirvon and the latest CSS long distance sensation, Kashka Forbes. Up to this point a patron for the meet is yet to be determined but Hanley indicated that he is exploring the possibility of getting a former local champion athlete to feature on the big day. Titans Ready for Antigua Mr. Timothy Caines, President of the Titans track and field club on Nevis, indicated yesterday that his club is ready for an upcoming big event in Antigua. The team will journey to Antigua on Saturday May 1st in order to participate in the ‘Sir Robert Samuels Classics”. This is a track and field meet that will feature clubs from Antigua and around the region. Caines indicated that he will be travelling with a full contingent of 26 athletes and 10 other individuals on the management team which will include a few parents. The team was originally set to travel on Friday 30th April but this was delayed By one day in order to minimize accommodation cost in Antigua. The Titans is expected to be represented in all of the track events from the 100 meters right through to the long distance races and the relays. There is not that kind of certainty for the field events but Caines expects at least one competitor for the javelin throw and one for the high jump. He is confident that his club will perform well and indicated that the athletes are keen and ready to represent Nevis. He used the opportunity to thank the general Public and sponsors for their kind support and assistance and was especially pleased with the support given for the Titans luncheon and barbeque night out which were held recently. The club will continue intense preparations at the Elquemedo Willet Park during the course of this week. CRICKET “Just another Opportunity” Former West Indies opening batsman, Stuart Clayton Williams in an interview yesterday, referred to his appointment as Assistant Coach for the West Indies A team’s tour to Bangladesh, as ‘Just another opportunity to serve”. The exciting stroke player further indicated that he has a duo role on tour. Apart from being the Assistant Coach, Williams will also serve as the main selector on tour. He referred to the squad as a ‘really good bunch of guys’ and noted that although he had no part in the initial selection of the squad, he felt that the selectors had done a good job. He also noted that the Windies A team would have ‘to hit the ground running’ as they would be competing against two very competitive teams in Bangladesh A and South Africa A. The other two teams are already in Bangladesh while the Windies team is set to leave this weekend for their first appointment versus South Africa A on May 5th. Williams however noted that due to his new appointment he will miss out on this year’s Masters tournament in Antigua which is set to start in late around the 22nd of May. Williams successfully led the Nevis Masters to a comprehensive series victory last year. He is not happy with the preparation of the Nevis Masters squad so far for this year, but is hoping that when the final squad is selected, the defending champions will give a good account of themselves. Meanwhile, President of the Nevis Cricket Association, Ronald Powell, has expressed congratulations to Williams on his recent appointment as Asst Coach for the West indies A team on his own behalf and on behalf of his Association. Powell referred to Williams’ success as ‘hard work paying off’ and hopes that the young cricketers on Nevis would seek to model the former West Indies player. WICB announces changes for Digicel Series 2010 (West Indies v South Africa) The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the new schedule for the upcoming Digicel Series between West Indies and South Africa. The changes show the two Digicel T20 Internationals and the first two Digicel One-Day Internationals switched from Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. This became necessary after the announcement of General Elections in Trinidad and Tobago, slated for May 24. The Digicel Series bowls off on May 19 and ends on June 30. The WICB also outlined that a full inspection of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was conducted By the International Cricket Council and the venue has been given full clearance to host international cricket again. The Digicel Series 2010 will see the Windies and the Proteas playing two T20 Internationals, five ODIs and three Test matches. FULL SCHEDULE Wednesday, May 19 1st Digicel T20 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Thursday, May 20 2nd Digicel T20 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Saturday, May 22 1st Digicel ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Monday, May 24 2nd Digicel ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Friday, May 28 3rd Digicel ODI at Windsor Park, Dominica Sunday, May 30 4th Digicel ODI at Windsor Park, Dominica Thursday, June 3 5th Digicel ODI at Sabina Park, Jamaica Sunday, June 6 to Monday June 7 South Africa warm-up at Chedwin Park Thursday, June 10 to Monday June 14 1st Digicel Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica Friday June 18 to Tuesday, June 22 2nd Digicel Test at Warner Park, St Kitts Saturday, June 26 to Wednesday, June 30 3rd Digicel Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados BASKETBALL Cotton Ground outlasts Hitters The 2010 LIME SKABA league has started the way the 2009 season ended for Rams Hitters. The season has not come off to a very good start for the winningest team in SKABA the Hitters as they have followed their season ending 2 straight losses in the 2009 finals with a lack-luster opening night performance against the Antigua Warriors which saw them being down some 30 points when rain forced an abrupt end to the match. The multi-time champions continued their rough stretch on Saturday when they were humbled By the always dangerous Joseph Parry Cotton Ground Rebels. Hitters played with the usual swagger and confidence that we have been accustomed to. However it was obvious that the absence of forward Shawn “Shabba” Forbes left a huge void in the Hitters offense and defense. At the end of the first half Cotton Ground held a very slim 23-22 lead over the Hitters. Things remained the same for the 2nd half as 30 year veteran Trevor “Marty” Huggins once again led a consistent Hitters offense. The multi-time champions were however matched By the younger, bigger, more athletic Cotton Ground. At the final whistle Hitters found themselves falling to the Rebels 80-79 in what can only be described as a huge upset. This was Hitters 3rd straight SKABA league loss dating back to the finals last s
eason where they were swept By the Horsford’s Ghetto Roots. This is maybe the first time in the clubs History that they have lost 3 straight SKABA matches. This was the first time Cotton Ground has defeated the Hitters. Hitters’ Trevor “Marty” Huggins led all scorers with 22 points while Jenerson “Buju” France and Royden Browne led Cotton Ground with 20 points each. Hitters next scheduled game will be on Sunday versus former Champions St.Pauls Hard Wine Tuff Knots while Cotton Ground is expected to take on 2009 “A” Division Champions Ghaut Bucks on Saturday. Game Report Cotton Ground NAME POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS Royden Browne 20 06 01 04 02 Jennerson France 20 10 03 03 01 Kurt Herbert 16 06 02 05 00 Ronald Nisbett 09 07 00 02 00 Hitters NAME POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS Trevor Huggins 22 00 02 02 00 Ansel Revan 13 05 02 05 02 David Dowell 10 06 01 02 02 Jermaine Gumbs 09 05 02 01 00 GHETTO ROOTS AND ROOTSIE OFF TO GOOD START The Horsford’s Ghetto Roots Basketball Club is off to a good start for the LIME SKABA 2010 season as both of their teams, the SKABA Champions Ghetto Roots and the “A” division contenders Rootsie, recorded opening game victories. The Rootsie came up against the formidable Monkey Hill Rockers XI in a keenly contested encounter. Both teams traded baskets for most of the game and ended the first half at an even 39-39. Things remained the same for the 2nd half as Jason “Shaggy” Norford for Rootsie and Calvin “Butters” Wallace for Rockers led their teams in a very exciting up tempo game. At the end of regulation the game was tied forcing an overtime period. The overtime period was all Rootsie as they outscored the Rockers to win the game 83-77. Jason “Shaggy” Norford led Rootsie with 24 pts while Calvin Wallace had 27 Points for Rockers. Defending SKABA Champions Ghetto Roots had similar fortunes as they easily disposed of the Shawn K. Richards Sandy Point Chappurtin. The Chappurtin brother duo of Taslyn Belboda and Javal Hodge played exceptionally as they were able to match the Ghetto Roots dynamic backcourt of Rymal “Bally” Browne and Levi ” – By By” Fyfield. Belboda and Hodge gave the Ghetto Roots all they could handle however the Ghetto Roots simply had to much weapons and too much talent for the Chappurtin to be of any real threat. Despite losing SKABA MVP Browne early in the game and a lack-luster night from the exciting Fyfield Ghetto Roots still managed to make relatively easy work of Chappurtin with a 97-92 victory. Taslyn “Tazzy” Belboda led all scorers with 27 points and 5 assists for Chappurtin while Carlos “Mucho Caliente” Monzac led Ghetto Roots with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Ghetto Roots next game will be on Sunday May 2nd versus Fig Tree while Chappurtin will take on Cayon on Saturday May 1st. SCOREOARD WINNING TEAM GHETTO ROOTS W L F X Sponsor: S.L HORSFORDS Team: GHETTO ROOTS NAME POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS Carlos Monzac 21 09 02 01 01 Levi Fyfield 19 06 03 03 00 Keithley Hicks 15 05 02 00 01 Quincy Taylor 14 01 04 00 00 W L F X Sponsor: Hon. Shawn .K. Richards Team: CHAPPURTIN WINNING TEAM ROOTSIE W L F X Sponsor: S L HORSFORD Team: ROOTSIE NAME POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS Jason Norford 24 03 00 02 01 Montraville Pemberton 18 15 02 02 01 Ketneal Browne 15 08 06 05 00 Elroy Richards 09 05 00 00 00 CYCLING Team Time Trial April 24th 2010 The second time trial of the year was a team effort, each two person team raced against the clock to cover 30/20/ or 5kms depending on the category the team rode in. 9 teams competed in total and the course was set from Oualie beach up to St James, back down to TDC, then finishing back at Oualie (30km) the shorter distances turned at the airport. The No 1 ranked team was of course James & Reggie who had returned from Training in Tucson, Arizona just the day before; the trick for everyone else was to see how close they could get to the dynamic duo. In Time Trials the slower riders begin first, with the other teams being sent off at one-minute intervals, and in the Team event the idea is for the riders to share the work load By swapping the lead, giving the rider behind a chance to take a little rest before coming forward again, the finish time is taken from the 2nd rider passing the line. Despite Reggie suffering with jet lag, they still managed to win with a two minute margin, completing the 30km course in 49:28 followed By Winston & Greg, in third was the team from St Kitts Laura Talaga and Royston Stevens. The Junior 30 km teams were led in By the Father/Daughter team of Matt & Sasha Lloyd in a time of 54:02, followed By the team of Prince Leader /Stalone Baker. For the 20km (Jrs) first place was taken By the combined team of Richard Leader and Ray Hubbe in 45:29 with Adjua Lloyd / Jessica Amory in 2nd place. Special mention to Andrea Berridge, who at 9 yrs old teamed up with her uncle Greg for her first TT, completing the 5km Cadet course in 18:38. Many thanks to our wonderful timing crew of Collette and Marecia, the next event on the TNCTC calendar will be the annual ‘RIDE OF SILENCE’ on the 21st May, for more details of this and any other events see the club website www.neviscycleclub.com or ask any member for information. Cadets 5km Finish Times Place Andrea Berridge /Phillip 18:38 1st Juniors 20 km Ray Hubbe / Richard Leader 45:29 1st Adjua Lloyd / Jessica Amory 55:18 2nd 30 km Seniors James Weekes / Reggie Douglas 49:28 1st Greg Phillip / Winston Crooke 52:00 2nd Laura Talaga / Royston Stevens (SK) 53:18 3rd 30 km Juniors Matt / Sasha Lloyd 54:02 1st Prince Leader / Stalone Baker 1:05:34 2nd Assim Chapman / Curtis Huggins DNF DNF Notices 1. CRICKET: The Nevis Cricket Association invites representatives of all Female cricket teams on the island who are interested in participating in the 2010 female league, to a very important meeting today Wednesday 28th April at 4.30 pm at the Elquemedo Willet Park pavilion. Plans for the league will be finalized at this meeting. 2. The St.James’ female cricket team will be holding a very important meeting at the St.James’ School grounds tomorrow Thursday 29th April commencing at 4.30 pm. Matters pertaining to the upcoming female cricket league will be discussed. 3. All children taking part in the Anthem Ceremony during the ICC WT20 matches in St Kitts from May 5-10 are asked to attend a rehearsal at 4.30pm on Thursday April 29 at Warner Park. All are asked to be on time and prepare for a 90 minute session. 4. NETBALL: All Netball Clubs or Teams are cordially invited to a General Meeting of the Nevis Netball Association to be held at the Netball Secretariat situated at the Grell Hull -Stevens Netball complex on Wednesday May 05th, 2010 at 5 p.m. All clubs/Teams are asked to send 2 representatives to this meeting. Please make a special effort to attend and be punctual. 5. The ‘Bring it’ bus is due to be in Nevis today as part of the T20 world cup promotions. The bus is due to arrive in Nevis at 1.15 pm via the Seabridge and is expected to make stops at the St.Thomas’ Primary school; Charlestown Secondary School, Ivor Walters Primary School and Gingerland Secondary school, before culminating with music and giveaways at the DR Walwyn plaza, sometime after 4pm. Al, re invited. 6. 2nd Annual ‘Round Boo By Island Sail Oualie Bay, Nevis Date: Sunday 2 May 2010 Time: Registration 11 A.M. Noon start Course: The narrows – 1.5 – 2 hour course Details given at Registration Fete: Nevis Yacht Club, Oualie Bay 3 PM – 7 PM Music and a cash bar/BBQ Space may be available for passengers on participating boats Sign up at Registration Caona will be running as a spectator yacht Contact Lennox directly at 765 8677 Oualie Beach Resort is offering US$85 all taxes and service charge included for double occupancy Call 469 9735 for reservations Course Details contact Miles 664 9171 Fete Details contact De By 662 9403 27th April 2010 CRICKET ‘Bring it’ bus comes to Nevis Since it is an already established fact that Nevis will not be hosting any of the T20 world cup games-not even from the preliminary rounds, the natural question has been-‘so what about the ‘bring it’ bus?” Mr. Clement ‘Monarch’ O’Garr
o who is the Corporate Communications Manager for the ICC hosted event and who is based in St.Kitts, has confirmed that the ‘bring it’ bus which has been used as a marketing strategy for the upcoming games, throughout the region, will indeed be passing through Nevis. The bus will leave St.Kitts along with its advertising entourage on the 1pm Seabridge Ferry service tomorrow Wednesday 28th April and should be in Nevis By 1.15 pm. O’Garro further indicated that en route to Charlestown, the bus will make several stops along the way and T-shirts and other paraphernalia will be given out to the cricket fans. It is planned that the bus should make its grand entry into Charlestown at around 4 pm to coincide with the end of the work day and will park in the vicinity of the DR Walwyn Plaza pumping musical entertainment for the fans and again there will be questions which when answered would fetch the lucky winners some fabulous prizes. Apart from the T-shirts and other customized items, O’Garro is hopeful that By then, everything would be sorted out with the tickets for the matches scheduled for St.Kitts and these will be given away as well. The general public in Nevis is cordially invited to be a part of this super affair. ATHLETICS Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association to host Nationals & Invitational Championships ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – April 27, 2010………The Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association is gearing up for its biggest Track & Field Championships to be held on 12th & 13th of June at the YASCO Grounds. “The National and Invitational Championships will be the biggest track event seen in Antigua for the past few years as it will include some of our top local and overseas based athletes who will be returning home to compete. These athletes will include national stars such as Ambassador Daniel Bailey, Brendon Christian, Richard Richardson, James Grayman, Tahir Walsh and Ayata Joseph.” The association at this point is seeking the support of cooperate Antigua to come on-board to sponsor this event, All Potential Sponsors are kindly asked to make their donation to the Olympic office on Market and Redcliffe Streets between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Deadline for donations is May 20th 2010. (Ends) For further information contact: Cleofoster Harris at 1-268-728-9190 or Mr. Leslie Williams at 168-729-1270 FOOTBALL (Please note-corrected story-Delvon Clarke only scored one goal-final score 2 goals to nil-Please ignore story sent yesterday) Non Nationals Swamp Locals The much anticipated Nationals versus Non Nationals Football show down took place last evening at the Bath Village Sporting Complex. One of the organizers indicated that the organizing of the match was a very frustrating process, as the unavailability of the Elquemedo Willet Park proved to be a critical issue. Another of the organizers indicated that the match was due to be played on Saturday 24th April but due to the fact that the Nevis Cricket Association was in the process of hosting a first division fixture, the match was postponed to Sunday 25th instead. On Sunday, Director of Sports, Lincoln Barry indicated that the use of the Park could not be permitted in order to protect the cricket pitch and the general grounds. The organizer indicated that it was only fair as the Park has been handed over for use By the Cricket Association. “We should have done this a long time ago”, he added. The match was hastily changed to the Bath Village facility and at the end of half time; the score was 1-0 in favour of the non nationals who were inspired By the golden boot of Delvon Clarke. Jamaican born Stewart then sunk the final nail into the coffin to make it a final score line of 2 goals to nil, in favour of the non nationals. NOTICES 1. CRICKET: The Nevis Cricket Association invites representatives of all Female cricket teams on the island who are interested in participating in the 2010 female league, to a very important meeting tomorrow Wednesday 28th April at 4.30 pm at the Elquemedo Willet Park pavilion. Plans for the league will be finalized at this meeting. 2. The St.James’ female cricket team will be holding a very important meeting at the St.James’ School grounds on Thursday 29th April commencing at 4.30 pm. Matters pertaining to the upcoming female cricket league will be discussed. 3. All children taking part in the Anthem Ceremony during the ICC WT20 matches in St Kitts from May 5-10 are asked to attend a rehearsal at 4.30pm on Thursday April 29 at Warner Park. All are asked to be on time and prepare for a 90 minute session. 4. NETBALL: All Netball Clubs or Teams are cordially invited to a General Meeting of the Nevis Netball Association to be held at the Netball Secretariat situated at the Grell Hull -Stevens Netball complex on Wednesday May 05th, 2010 at 5 p.m. All clubs/Teams are asked to send 2 representatives to this meeting. Please make a special effort to attend and be punctual. 26th April 2010 ATHLETICS Responses Coming In for Lydia On Friday 23rd April, a special appeal for financial assistance was launched on behalf of former Nevisian sprint queen, Lydia Jacobs-Pemberton. It was revealed that the former champion athlete is presently suffering from kidney complications and is due to head off to Cuba for an urgent operation in the near future. Due to the costs involved in the proposed operation the general public is being asked to assist her in her recovery efforts, as far as possible. Contributions can now be placed on the bank account #21223512 in care of Lydia and Lester Pemberton at National Bank. Contact can also be made with the following persons: Eli James at 664-9734 or Imelda Grant at 665-0218. NAAA chief, Lester Balckett has also indicated that his Association is one hundred percent behind the efforts to assist Lydia and will make a tangible contribution to the cause. He is also appealing to the general public ‘to give generously’ as ‘today could be Lydia-and tomorrow, it could be another one of us’. Reports received indicate, that since the appeal was launched, family members have received numerous calls from persons pledging their assistance and wishing the past athlete a speedy recovery. CRICKET Rain Curtails First division Fixtures The scheduled first round of matches in the Digicel sponsored first division league was rained out and after a sunshiny start on Saturday, heavy rains on Sunday, put an end to a few intriguing contests last weekend. At the Elquemedo Willet Park, Pioneers showed up with ten players, won the toss and elected to bat versus SL Horsfords Empire. They were soon in trouble as the pace duo of West indies under 19 speedster, Nelson Boland and Nevisian senior team quickie, Adelvin Phillip, teamed up to rip out the heart of the Pioneers’ batting. Wasim Mintos and Charles ‘Yellow man’ Hendrickson then quickly wrapped up the innings. Pioneers all out for a disappointing 71. Nevis senior team players Jamoy Pemberton with 22 not out and Garfield Jeffers 18 were the only two players to show any form of resistance. Boland bagged 4 wickets for 27 runs from his 11 overs; Phillip 2 for 19; Mintos 2 for 13 and Hendrickson 1 for none from his lone maiden over. At the end of day one, SL Horsfords Empire was comfortably placed on 106 for 3 with West Indies opener, Kieron Powell on 54 not out and Nevisian all rounder Trevier Smithen on 24 not out. Laughton Herbert with his off spinners was the lone wicket taker for the Pioneers team with his 3 for 54 from 10 overs. When the umpires officially called off the match on Sunday, due to the torrential rain, SL Horsfords Empire walked away with 6 points. Rain also washed out the two other matches being played over the weekend: OMP Brown Hill engaged Pennyless All Stars at the Gingerland Recreation Grounds and Highlights Int took on Jessups at Cotton Ground. Scores were not easily forthcoming from the other games. The next round of matches slated for May 1st and 2nd will see: Jessups v OMP Brown Hill at The Elquemedo Willet Park SLH Empire v Highlights Int at the GRG Pioneers v Pennyless All Stars at Cotton Ground West Indies A Team for Bangladesh Tour? The West Indies Cricket Board’s s
election panel has named the following players to represent the West Indies A Team on t