Local Regional International

 
 
Local

South City Tremors emerge champions
By Midian Pacquette- Tuesday 28th April 2009

The South City Tremors Domino Team from the village of Grand bay is the 2009 Mackeson Stout island wide domino champions. Coordinator of the league Mr. Delvin Esprit explained that it was a very close match between South City and Matrix at the finish line in Jimmit. South City won the game with 4000 points with Matrix from Bath Estate scoring 3920. In the first place match Dolphins scored 4011defeating Diamonds 3151.

 

 


 

Football
By Midian Pacquette-  Tuesday 28th April 2009

Public relations officer of the DFA Mr. Gerald George says over the weekend in the national leagues of the Dominica football association defending champions 4D Bath Estate won 2 from 2 while title contenders Sagicor south east dropped 2 crucial points. In the DFA all island league on Friday Grandfond over powered Good San united 7-2 at the Bath Estate playing field, on Saturday Nemisis defeated Walsh UNT 3-1. Mean time there was no play in the Dominica womens league. Defending champions Ghetto mix were scheduled to take on Star lights at the Benjamin park in Portsmouth.

 

 

 

Dominica will host first ODI
By Midian Pacquette-  Friday 24th April 2009  

 

According to windies cricket the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Dominica will host its first One-Day International Match for the upcoming Digicel Series 2009. Dominica’s renovated Windsor Park Stadium will become the region’s newest international venue when it stages a pair of One-Day International (ODI) matches against Bangladesh in July. The Windsor Park ODIs will be played on Sunday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 28.

Back to top


 

Results of secondary School  cricket
By Midian Pacquette-  Friday 24th April 2009
In the under 15 cricket games held on 22nd CBSS sent in to bat 86 all out with Chad Phillip scoring 32, Kyle Cabey 15 top scoring. ITSS in reply were bold out for 42 with A Paul top scoring with 11 runs. Games in the secondary under 15 league will continue next week with the Quarter finals. Sports Teachers and coaches of the different schools involved in the matches says that less young people are taking part in the sport and are doing their out most to bring more programs to the schools in order to get the students attention for cricket.  

Back to top


 

Delvin Esprit Satisfied with Domino League
By Midian Pacquette- Friday 24th April 2009

 

 

In an interview with Q95 Sports, Coordinator of the Dominica Mackeson Stout island wide Domino Competition Mr. Delvin Esprit emphasized how pleased he is with the Domino fans, players and the overall Matches and support the games have been receiving for the year. He says it is about time to put Dominica on the map seeing that Domino is a world wide sport and in addition to make this possible a Domino Association in process. The heads of the organization will be voted by all teams form around the island. Mr. Esprit also says that more young people need to be involved in the sport to keep it alive seeing that the older people wont be here for ever.

 

                                                                                     Back to top


 

Fixtures for the D.F.A Division one league and Domlec women’s league
By Midian Pacquette- Friday 24th April 2009
In a double header carded for today Walton Insurance will take on Mahout Soca Strikers at the Newtown Playing field and Wacky Rollers will battle Fond Cole Port Authority at the Bath Estate Playing Field. Both of these Matches begin at 6pm. Mean while in the only match Scheduled to take place in the DOMLEC women’s league Defending Champions First Caribbean Bank Ghetto Mix will take on Portsmouth Star lights at the Benjamin Park at 3:30pm after being held to a draw last weekend.

Back to top

Regional
 

Cricket
Friday 28th April 2009 
 

Andrew Symonds guided Australia to a series-levelling victory courtesy of a six-wicket win over Pakistan in Dubai. The all-rounder hit 58, putting on a 90-run stand with Michael Clarke (39 not out) as well as taking two wickets, to take Australia past the 208 target. Opener Salman Butt (57) top-scored for Pakistan, while late hitting from Shahid Afridi (41) and Shoaib Akhtar (25) pushed them over the 200 mark. Off-spinner Nathan Hauritz (3-41) was the pick of the Australian bowlers. "Full credit to our bowlers who did well to restrict the Pakistan batsmen despite a bit of sloppy fielding," said stand-in captain Michael Clarke. Pakistan captain Younus Khan, buoyant after his side's four-wicket win on Wednesday, won the toss and opted to bat first.


Back to top


 

Cricket
Friday 24th April 2009
 
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has returned to England from playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa to undergo surgery on his right knee. The England and Wales Cricket Board expects Flintoff to be out of action for three to five weeks. It means the 31-year-old will miss the two-Test series against West Indies, which starts at Lord's on 6 May. But he should be fit for the ICC World Twenty20 in June and the Ashes series against Australia which follows. England managing director Hugh Morris said: "Andrew has been extremely unlucky with injuries but if there is one saving grace it is that the injury has occurred now rather than on the eve of either the ICC World Twenty20 or the Ashes.


Back to top


 

Cricket
By www.caribbeannetnews.com - Friday 24th April 2009
 

England opener Alastair Cook will kick off his preparations ahead of the West Indies series when Essex face the tourists in a tour match from Saturday. The left-hander has not turned out yet this season because of a broken finger, but is expected to play in the three-day game at Chelmsford. Fellow England hopeful James Foster will also be hoping to impress. West Indies will be looking to build on their impressive batting display in the tour match against Leicestershire. Lendl Simmons scored a century and Brendan Nash also impressed as the Windies racked up 315-6 in the draw.

 

Back to top


 
International
 

Football
Friday 28th April 2009  
 

Manchester United defender Gary Neville will be out for two weeks because of a foot injury but John O'Shea could be fit to face Tottenham on Saturday. Rafael could start at right-back against Spurs with Rio Ferdinand also set to start after being rested for the 2-0 midweek win over Portsmouth. Tottenham, who are unbeaten in six games against the top four this season, look set to be without Michael Dawson. The defender picked up an ankle injury in Sunday's 1-0 win over Newcastle.

Back to top


 

Cricket
Friday 28th April 2009
 

England's Alastair Cook has declared himself fit for the first Test against West Indies after hitting an unbeaten 74 for Essex against the tourists. Cook suffered a fractured left index finger three weeks ago and struggled at times during Saturday's first innings, although he went on to make 46. But he fared much better in his second innings at Chelmsford on Sunday. Cook, who suffered the injury during a nets session, needed to test himself out this week with time running out before the start of the Lord's contest against the West Indians on 6 May. The England opener has one County Championship contest between now and meeting up with his England colleagues next Sunday but is confident of being fit for the start of the international summer.

 

 

 


Back to top


 

Tennis
Friday 24th April 2009
 

Nikolay Davydenko fought back from a set down to defeat Radek Stepanek 6-7 6-2 6-2 and set up a semi-final against Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open. The third seed wasted three set points in the first as Stepanek forced a tie-break, which the Czech player won courtesy of his seventh ace. But Davydenko responded by taking the second set before breaking twice in the third to clinch the victory. Nadal was handed a bye into the semis after an injury to David Nalbandian. The Argentine withdrew from the quarter-finals after sustaining a right hip injury after beating Nicolas Almagro.

 

Back to top