AN unbroken 158-run second-wicket stand between Ramesh Deonarine and Troy Kippins, ensured Regal Masters made light work over their counterparts Wellman Masters, to win the final of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Independence Cup by nine wickets last Sunday, at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Regal Masters chasing 165 for victory, lost Eon Abel without scoring, but thereafter it was a Deonarine and Kippins show.Deonarine clobbered one four and 10 sixes to finish on 95 which came off 54 balls, while the right-handed Kippins slammed five fours and four sixes in scoring 60 off 43 balls.Earlier, Wellman Masters posted 164-7 from their allocation of 20 overs. Openers Mahase Chunilall and Greg De Franca added 56 before De Franca was dismissed for 25.Chunilall struck one four and three maximums before he departed for 35 off 31 balls. There were also small contributions from Nandram Samlall, Eon Lovell and Wayne Jones.Deonarine was named man-of-the-match while Regal Masters collected a trophy and $53 000 and Wellman Masters received a trophy. The competition was sponsored by Regal Stationery and Computer Centre and Trophy Stall Bourda Market.The tournament forms part of preparation for the upcoming New York Softball Cricket League tournament, which bowls off on June 28.
Photo © @TippLadiesFB Gillian O’ Brien, Maria Curley and Aishling Moloney all saw yellow cards in the closing stages of the second half to leave Tipp just 12 players for a time.The game finished up on a scoreline of Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 1-10.They can now continue their unbeaten run into the championship season.Tipp captain Samantha Lambert spoke to Tipp FM’s Sarah O’ Dwyer following the win. The Tipperary ladies footballers have claimed the Division 3 League title.Shane Roynane’s team went up against Wexford in Birr, and following a slow start the girls went in 5 points down at half time.However, they rallied in the second half, clawing back Wexford’s lead, and holding them scoreless for almost 20 minutes of the second half.
By Femi SolajaThe dream of Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, to play for FC Barcelona has vanished following the absence of his name in the final three short list of strikers the club aims to sign this winter transfer.Although Ighalo had hoped to return to English Premiership or any other top league in Europe, it was the interest shown by the Catalan side 10 days ago that ignite his ambition of becoming Nigeria’s highest profiled player in the current Super Eagles make-up. Odion Ighalo The Catalan club is desperately in need of a back up striker since the exit of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla.But last night, the former UEFA Champions League champion, according to Diaro Sports, have narrowed their shortlist to three players with DR Congo international striker, Cedric Bakambu who previously played for Villarreal FC as the main target with ‘out of favour FC Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata and Calos Vela as the other choices in reckoning.Bakambu is currently a player of Beijing Sinobo Guoan in the Chinese Super League. He was signed on for €40 million. The striker is one of the best paid foreign players in China.Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, is said to be interested in the player because his skills sooth the team’s style of play.With 10 days to the end of the transfer window, the Spanish giants are reported to be pressurizing the player to hand over transfer request to his present employer to facilitate smooth switch to Camp Nou.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram