Guyana Jaguars excitedly poised for greater honours in 2017

first_imgSports Analysis and Records with BRIJ PARASNATHTHE Guyana Jaguars team proved their overall strength, tenacity, temperament and exceptional fighting spirit as they created history with back-to-back WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional 4-Day crowns in 2016. At the end of the first round of the 2016-17 PCL Regional 4-Day season, they are excitedly poised for greater honours.The Jaguars franchise team topped the 2015-16 Regional First Class competition with 149 points from eight victories and two drawn fixtures from the 10-match fixtures. Barbados Pride placed second with 142 points from seven wins, one defeat and two drawn matches while Jamaica were third with 85 points (4 wins and 6 defeats). Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were fourth with 81 points (three wins, 5 defeats and 1 draw); Windwards Volcanoes fifth with 61 (2 wins, 6 defeats, 2 draws) and Leewards Hurricanes 50 (1 win, 7 defeats, 2 draws).The Jaguars’ players have made all Guyanese proud of their wonderful achievements and they are strongly poised to make it a unique regional hat-trick of titles in the double round-robin competition.At this time of the year, all the Jaguars players, team officials, Guyana Cricket Board officials and supporters should be in very good festive spirit.For the 2015-16 PCL season, Guyana’s skipper Leon Johnson led the way with the most runs and topped the overall regional season’s batting aggregate with 807 runs (57.64), including two centuries, from ten matches and 17 innings. His teammate Vishaul Singh also impressed with the bat for the Jaguars and his appetite for big scores saw him finish third on 712 runs (5-.75), including three centuries; from ten matches and 16 innings. Windwards’ Devon Smith was second with 719 runs (47.93), including two centuries; from eight matches and 15 innings.Regional First Class aggregate wicket record-holder Veerasammy Permaul, who was the main bowling catalyst for Guyana’s historic triumph in the inaugural 2014-15 Professional Cricket League season with a record haul of 67 wickets; emerged once again as the team’s leading bowler.Together with his Albion SC teammate Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, they collected 40 wickets each and were fourth overall in the wickets aggregate list.While the Guyanese players have surprised everyone and registered back-to-back triumphs in the PCL Regional 4-Day competition, much attention has been focused on whether they can create further history and achieve a unique hat-trick of title wins.It is good to note that at the end of the first round matches for the 2016-17 PCL First Class Regional 4-Day competition; the Guyana Jaguars are currently in second position on 64.6 points and are within striking distance of frontrunner Jamaica Scorpions who jumped to the top of the points table with two convincing victories in the fourth- and fifth-round matches.As defending champions, Guyana Jaguars who held the lead initially, lost their topmost position after they suffered a shock third-round defeat to Leewards at the St Kitts’ Warner Park, the venue with the shortest boundary markers in the region.Despite the major setback in which their unbeaten record streak of 18 matches was broken, the fighting Guyanese unit, under the brilliant leadership of West Indies Test player Leon Johnson, rebounded in grand fashion and registered a convincing ten-wicket victory over an uninspiring Trinidad and Tobago outfit in their fifth-round encounter at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, on December 19 last year.The Jamaica Scorpions maintained their slim lead with 67.6 points after they secured three outright wins over Windwards, Trinidad and Tobago and Leewards. It is good to note that they had lost their first round encounter to the Guyana Jaguars who would be seeking to regain the upperhand during the second round of matches.Barbados Pride are in third spot with 47.2 points; followed by Windwards Volcanoes on 41.6 and Leewards Hurricanes 39.4. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force occupy cellar position on 35.6 points.Altogether, there have been six centurions in the first-round matches, with Guyanese veteran star performer Shivnarine Chanderpaul leading the way with two individual centuries that were crucial to keep the Jaguars in contention for the 2016-17 season top honours.Leewards wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton also recorded two centuries and is the overall leading run-scorer with 485 runs from five matches and eight innings.Barbados Pride’s opener Anthony Alleyne is second with 451 runs from five matches and eight innings while Chanderpaul is third with 447 runs from five matches and seven innings. Alleyne notched one century, 186 versus Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park Oval in the second round.Leewards’ Montcin Hodge registered a triple-figure mark, a heroic 114 against Guyana Jaguars in their successful fourth innings record-breaking run-chase at Warner Park in the fourth round when they halted the Guyanese 18-match unbeaten streak.Trinidad and Tobago’s Barbadian-born franchise player Kyle Hope is fourth on the aggregate list with 410 runs from nine innings (four fifties, 86 the highest). He is followed by Jamaican John Campbell with 408 (5 matches, 8 innings), including four fifties with 88 as his highest.WI Test player Jermaine Blackwood occupies sixth spot with 327 runs from five matches and nine innings.West Indies triumphant West Indies youth captain and Guyana Jaguars’ promising opener Shimron Hetmyer is seventh with 292 runs from five matches and nine innings while Leewards’ Montcin Hodge with 289 runs (5 matches, eight innings, HS 114); Jamaica Scorpions’ Brendon King with 286 runs (2 matches, 3 innings) and Windwards’ Sunil Ambris with 274 runs (5 matches, 7 innings) makes up the top ten spots in the overall aggregate table at the halfway stage.Among the other leading Guyanese players, WI Test opener Rajendra Chandrika and Barbadian-born Jaguars’ franchise player Raymon Reifer are in fourteenth and fifteenth positions with 251 (5 matches, 9 innings) and 244 runs (5 matches, 8 innings) respectively.Skipper Leon Johnson is 17th with 232 (5 matches, 8 innings) while West Indies ‘A’ team member Vishaul Singh has 175 runs (5 matches, 8 innings) and Anthony Bramble 167 (5 matches, 8 innings). Singh and Bramble are 27th and 28th respectively.Jamaica Scorpions’ left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, who enshrined his name in Regional First Class records with the best individual bowling figures of 9 wickets for 41 versus Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park, Kingston; heads the bowling aggregate with 30 wickets.The spinners once again dominated the proceedings and are positioned in the top five slots. Miller is followed by left-armer Permaul (27 wickets), Leewards’ off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall (24 wkts), Scorpions’ leg-spinner Damion Jacobs (24 wkts) and Red Force’s leg-spinner Imran Khan (21).Guyana’s exciting fast bowling prospect Keon Joseph and new-ball partner Raymon Reifer head the fast bowlers list with 16 wickets each alongside Windwards’ Shane Shillingford in the sixth, seventh and eighth positions respectively.Motie-Kanhai, who made a big impression in his debut season last year also has 16 wickets. He, like all the other players; have played an important role in helping the Jaguars to be competitive and to regain their winning ways.The Guyana Jaguars team members, including manager Rayon Griffith and coach Esaun Crandon were happy to end 2016 on a winning note. They will now switch their focus to the 50-overs format of the game and will prepare to re-establish themselves as a major force to be reckoned with.Preparation, teamwork and fighting spirit have been some of the key factors that have contributed to the Jaguars’ Regional 4-Day double crown achievements.The players got a much-needed break from the action on the cricket field.However, while everyone enjoyed the festivities of the season and shared in the merriment, I am sure that the players and technical staff were also mindful of the challenges and demands for more success in 2017, especially the Super50 competition and to continue their drive to make it a unique hat-trick of PCL 4-Day crowns, emblem of Regional First Class supremacy.The Guyana Jaguars have already demonstrated their resilience and fighting qualities in the two-innings competition.They now need to redouble their efforts through strategic preparation and sustained intensity which will definitely help them to be ready to wage a serious battle in their quest for top honours in the Super50 tourney.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan: When and where to watch match no. 17

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket and Score Updates, Australia vs Pakistan at Hotstar and Star Sports: The 17th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will feature Australia and Pakistan locking horns with each other at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday. Pakistan has chosen to bowl against Australia and Aaron Finch’s side have roped in Kane Richardson and Shaun Marsh in place of Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi comes into the side. Australia last played Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final at Lord’s in England and they won the title which set them on the path to world domination.World Cup 2019, 17th match: Australia vs PakistanWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Pakistan start?The ICC World Cup 2019 match between Australia vs Pakistan at Bristol will start at 03:00 PM IST. The toss will take place at 2:30 PM ISTWhere will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Pakistan be played?The clash between Australia vs Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Australia vs Pakistan?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Pakistan on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between Australia vs Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Australia vs Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Wednesday, June 12.  Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Pakistan?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Pakistan?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia vs Pakistan will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Department to get $689,338 increase in 2014

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Sheriff’s Department will be receiving a sizable financial increase in 2014 – $689,338 worth according to the commissioner approved 2014 county budget. Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said it will be money well spent for Sumner County taxpayers.Darren ChambersThe 2013 Sheriff budget is $2.69 million. His 2014 budget is set for $3.56 million.The Sheriff’s Department plans to increase its department with 12 full time employees — to be phased in by December, 2014 —  including six patrolmen and six prison guards at the Sumner County Jail. Three of the added deputies will be starting soon straight out of the police academy funded through the 2013 budget instead of 2014.The influx of employees will address two concerns with the Sheriff’s office:1) More patrolmen will give up to four deputies and a sergeant covering the county at one time.2) More guards allows Sumner County to handle more Sedgwick County prisoners — a money maker for the county in that Sedgwick pays Sumner for every prisoner housed there.Chambers said of the $689,338 budget increase, around $200,000 will be for new employees. The other monies will be to used to build a guard yard, expenses indirectly accumulated due to the increase prison population and general rising operating costs.“Yes, this will be an increase in our budget,” Chambers said. “But we feel we can make as much as $1.2 million annually back into the county budget. We are the one department that has the ability to generate extra revenue for the county.”Sumner County Commissioners recently passed a $23.5 million budget for 2014, up from the $20.2 million budget in 2013. Sumner County taxpayers, though, will see a county mill levy decrease of 2.18 mills. An increased county valuation and one percent reimbursement from the Kansas Star Casino for every dollar made are reasons for the influx of money to county coffers (see story here). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (35) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Ann · 363 weeks ago That is great we do need more. Thanks commissioners Report Reply 3 replies · active 362 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down C.J. · 363 weeks ago now if we could just get the guys that have been there for awhile some raises so they will stick around. A dinky little 30 cent raise after multiple years of being there is ridiculous. Report Reply 1 reply · active 363 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Concerned taxpayer · 363 weeks ago I want to know what happened to the Casino being responcible for increase to the increased protection needed in that area? It was part of the bidding process. Are we now making the taxpayers responcible for it? Tracy you need to investigate that. They are making more than enough money to cover the cost of protection in their area on both sides of the county lines. Report Reply 0 replies · active 363 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Concerned taxpayer · 363 weeks ago I still do not think it is right that the City of Wellington increased taxes then gave their employee’s a 3% raise and the county went and cut taxes and only gave their employee’s a 1% raise. It just does not make any sense at all why the county didn’t just go ahead and keep the taxes high and give their own employee’s a decent raise. Their employee’s work just as hard as the City does. Report Reply 0 replies · active 363 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Guest · 363 weeks ago After reading the police notes in the sumner news cow I can not believe there are so many people that have a drug problem in wellington and surrounding areas of sumner county. There should be no problem in getting them beds filled up if the cops would just get them off the streets. I am glad to hear that Kerwin is doing a much better job, that needed to happen a LONG time ago. The other one should have been named KING CONTINUE. That was all that he did in court was CONTINUE CONTINUE CONTINUE. Good job to the new peps in office. Report Reply 5 replies · active 363 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down City Resident · 363 weeks ago So they are using casino money to hire more people. You can never have enough cops I agree. But this would mean six more patrol vehicles (avg cost 30,000 equipped so 180,000) uniforms and so on. Again you can never have enough officers on the street but this would mean that the commissoners will have to use this money every year otherwise taxes will have to be raised to make up that shortfall. SO 685,000 of casino money is going to the Sheriff from here on out…I guess I would like to have seen them take the approach Wellington was going to take and share. All the schools in the County need computers and equipment would like to see an investment in the children Report Reply 2 replies · active 363 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down I-Found-Thumpkin · 363 weeks ago Correct you get paid to house other counties residents. The question isnt that we need more police presence because I agree if meth users are running rampid in Wellington (which they are) there needs to be something done about that but we need to make sure the money is spent on priority items. I don’t want to see officers slacking off or harassing low priority individuals. Find the distributor(s)/producers cripple the game. To be quite frank that is all that it is. Police bust a dealer somebody new comes out of the woodworks and takes over. Maybe a few more police officers would be able to free up some management to spend some time on this matter. Report Reply 0 replies · active 363 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CrazyTimes · 363 weeks ago As a resident of my community, I hope I am not paying county taxes for this since they wont even patrol in my town. Do the math take away all the cities in SU County and you have a small population, then look at the number of county calls….simple math doesn’t add up. Commissioners might do a little homework and ask for an issued radio. There is no need to hire more, how many office staff must you have?….. Report Reply 3 replies · active 363 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down REMOVE MULVANE SUCO · 363 weeks ago Bottom line is Mulvane was already paid the money that was SUPOSE to build the EMS/FIRE/Police substation but spent it elsewhere and will have to come up with the money later on to put in the SUBSTATION. For now WE THE SUMNER COUNTY TAXPAYERS are once again having to fix a problem they have created. The county commissioners need to make them 100% responsible for protection around the Casino area of SUMNER COUNTY. I am absolutely against the sheriff dept. doing anything patrolling around the Kansas Star with the exception of ordinary patrolling. It is not their job to do the City of Mulvane’s JOB. They wanted the Casino and used the SUBSTATION as a bait and switch to get it. I also agree with Crazy Times Sumner County is way to small to over employee the Sheriff Department just to get more prisoners out of Sedgwick County. If it is such a MONEY MAKING IDEA, WHY THE HELL HAS IT NOT BEEN CARRYING ITS OWN LOAD. And WE the taxpayers are now having to foot it? Report Reply 1 reply · active 363 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Live near Star · 363 weeks ago If you want to know who is dealing out the drugs in Sumner and Sedgwick Counties just go up to the Kansas Star. While I was up there last weekend I thought I was at a drugfest with all the main dealers up there laundering their money through the machines and having clean money when leaving. As long as the Kansas Star is there for them to turn their funny money into clean money there will be drugs in our counties. Maybe the Kansas Lottery could help out by not allowing drug dealers in the state casinos. Report Reply 2 replies · active 363 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments More patrolmenThe Sheriff hopes to increase its patrol force that will allow for four deputies and a sergeant covering the county simultaneously — up from the two to three currently patrolling the county. The plan is to have a deputy in the northwest, southwest, southeast, northeast quadrant of the county and a sergeant to roam or administrate.The six patrolmen will cover three eight-hour shifts a day.In December many Peck area residents complained to the commissioners about the lack of sheriff patrol coverage after a slew of burglaries occurred in the area, some that were Kansas Star casino related (see story here More guards Chambers said six guards will better handle the higher influx of prisoners coming out of Wichita. On average, Sumner County houses anywhere from 70-90 Sedgwick prisoners a week during peak performances he said. The average is 50-70 prisoners.County guard duty is a complicated logistical process for Chambers. Guards are needed to handle the prison population, the transfer of prisoners to the Sumner County Courthouse in downtown Wellington, and security at the court house. Also, there are state and federal guidelines to the number of guards per prisoners. Having more guards will address these issues, Chambers said.The Sumner County jail, built less than a decade ago, has been a financial windfall for the county. The sales tax paid to build the facility was paid off by 2010 and the tax was transferred to various countywide healthcare services by county voters.“Sedgwick County likes our facility because of the convenience,” Chambers said.Chambers said he has been more aggressive in pursing Sedgwick County prisoners than the previous administration. Former Sheriff Gerald Gilkey would keep the jail half full, while he likes to keep the detention center around 80-85 percent capacity, Chambers said. He likes to keep about 20-beds open in case of an emergency situation.“We also now have a county attorney that is more aggressive and providing us with more prisoners than the one we had a year ago,” Chambers said of the changeover of county attorney in January from Evan Watson to Kerwin Spencer. “All of these costs add up – not only do we need more guards, but we have to house and feed them.”The budget will also allow a prison yard in which county prisoners can roam outside without having to be walked by a prison guard on a one-on-one basis. That will free up a guard to do other things, Chambers said.According to the latest weekly bookings, the Sheriff booked 54 prisoners from Sedgwick County, seven from Sumner , seven from Wellington, five from Caldwell, five from the Kansas Highway Patrol, three from Mulvane and two from Belle Plaine.last_img read more

Airfare increases may be on hold

first_imgAmerican Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier, had matched Continental’s increase but also retreated on most routes. US Airways Group Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. did the same, and Southwest Airlines Co. never started increases, officials who track airfares said. Neil Bainton of predicted that the fare increases would all be rolled back. Jamie Baker, an analyst for J.P. Morgan, said the refusal of discounters such as Southwest to match even the smaller increases suggested that fares might quickly fall back to last week’s levels. The sputtering attempts to raise prices come just before the peak summer travel season but also as carriers are battling slower growth in demand for travel and a larger supply of available airline seats. United, a unit of UAL Corp., needed to raise fares to cover the high cost of fuel, a spokeswoman said. A spokesman for AMR Corp.’s American Airlines said the same thing. DALLAS – Major airlines Monday were at risk of losing ground on fare hikes they just initiated last week, caught between twin pressures of rising fuel costs and weakening demand. United Airlines was sticking by its increase of up to $100 per round trip for tickets often bought by business travelers and increases of up to $20 per round trip for tickets on other routes, a spokeswoman said. But other airlines were mostly declining to match the increases, putting pressure on United to retreat. Continental Airlines Inc. started separate increases of $10 per round trip last week, but by Monday it had pulled back on many routes, especially where it competes with low-cost carriers. United last week raised prices on walk-up and fully refundable tickets by $100 per round trip and bumped discounted first-class fares by $50 per round trip. Those tickets are typically bought by business travelers. Most other carriers declined to go along, preferring instead to test smaller increases. U.S. carriers have raised fares about 20 times over the past two years, but strong demand for air travel kept occupancy rates high. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more