WICB U-19 training camp beneficial, says Yadram

first_imgOPENING batsman Bhaskar Yadram has described the West Indies Cricket Board’s 12-day training camp as “beneficial”, adding that the experience gained will definitely boost his cricketing career.Yadram and his Guyanese counterpart Joshua Persaud were among a 20-member preliminary squad. The camp was held from December 9 to 20 in Grenada.“Yes, definitely the camp was good, it was indeed beneficial, and the experience gained will definitely boost my cricketing career,” said the 17-year-old.He added, “I have leant different tactics of the game, different techniques both batting and bowling, so overall the camp was indeed beneficial – the coaches were receptive, and that made it more interesting.”The national youth player divulged that now the camp is done and dusted, he is now focused on being selected in the final squad for next month’s Regional Super50 tournament.The former Bladen Hall Multilateral School student said playing among the region’s best players will be another major step in his career if he makes the final squad.The Under-19s will do battle in Group A of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, along with Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes and visiting English County, Kent Spitfires, have also been installed in Group A.Group B, meanwhile, comprises last year losing finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas.The tournament will serve as part of the build-up for the Under-19s as they ready themselves for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup title captured earlier this year in Bangladesh.A management team, led by head coach Graeme West and comprising Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas, overlooked the camp.The 20-man training squad were – Keagan Simmonds, Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Navin Bidaisee, Matthew Patrick, Te-Shawn Alleyne, Johann Jeremiah, Emmanuel Stewart, Johnnel Eugene, Daneal Dupigny, Alick Athanaze, Jerellius Louis, Javier Spence, Kian Pemberton, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram and Jeavor Royal.last_img read more

Scott Shafer hopes to have Eric Dungey back this week

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Scott Shafer hopes to get freshman quarterback Eric Dungey back in the beginning or middle of the upcoming week, the head coach said following Syracuse’s 34-24 loss to No. 8 LSU (3-0, 2-0 Southeastern) on Saturday.In Dungey’s place, sophomore walk-on Zack Mahoney went 16-of-38 for 154 yards passing and three touchdowns. He did throw an interception and fumbled on the first drive after being sacked, but his second-half performance allowed SU (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) to stay within striking distance until late in the fourth.The freshman, who suffered an upper-body injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Central Michigan defensive lineman Mitch Stanitzek, will be evaluated again tomorrow.“I can tell you he’s doing well,” Shafer said. “Hopefully we get Eric back here pretty quick, we’ll follow the whole protocol and make sure he’s in good shape.”Shafer added it’s going to take a few days to be sure Dungey is ready to return, but Syracuse’s bye week certainly doesn’t hurt. The Orange returns to action against South Florida on Oct. 10 in Tampa, Florida.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Rasmussen fans 15 to lead Poly

first_img“Rob amazes you every time he goes out there,” Panthers coach Wayne Ellis said. “This is the first time I can remember our school being able to compete with teams of this caliber.” Brian Dearth went the first four innings for the Rams (4-1) and struck out five, but gave up three third-inning runs. Rasmussen walked and scored on an RBI single by James Wiley. Tim Feess doubled and scored on a single by Michael Defazio and Simmons Borchert drove in Wiley with a sacrifice fly. Michael Mendoza doubled and scored on a double by William Do for the Rams’ lone run. “Winning this tournament was a goal of ours, but we weren’t sure how realistic it was for a small school like ours,” Rasmussen said. “I’m happy with how well we played this tournament, but Rasmussen was just better than us today,” Rams coach Barry Bacon said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At one point, Rasmussen struck out eight consecutive and 10 of 11 batters between the second and fifth innings. “This is probably the best high school game I’ve played in against this kind of competition,” Rasmussen said. center_img TEMPLE CITY – Rob Rasmussen’s 15th strikeout of the game helped lift Pasadena Poly’s baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Temple City in the championship game of the Monrovia-Temple City Tournament on Saturday. The UCLA-bound left-hander gave up two doubles in the first inning and then dominated the rest of the game. He went the distance, giving up three hits and a walk. last_img read more

SCOIL CHOLMCILLE, NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgThe huge crowd at the school pageant. All pics by Shane Wallace.SCOIL CHOLMCILLE, NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img