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Prize giving ceremony for Mackeson Stout league
By Midian Pacquette- Tuesday 28th April 2009

 

Prizes were given out to the most outstanding teams in the Mackeson Stout all island league at the official prize giving ceremony on Sunday. The event was held right after the final match. The Awards for the most pints went to Alsem and Lenard St. Bernard from Tremors and the most disciplined award went to the Jimmit team. Representative of the league sponsor Jeoff Astaphan expressed the companie’s commitment to continue sponsoring the league next year. The league coordinator Mr. Delvin Esprit says that the sports division needs to rightfully award persons who have directly contributed to the development of sports in Dominica.

 


 
Cricket
By Midian Pacquette- Tuesday 28th April 2009
 

Survivors and Conquerors will receive 4 points each as they played to a no results match on Sunday in the Maximum Building Supplies southern cricket league on the Poray Playing field. After a late start due to over night and early morning showers Survivors batted first scoring 177 all out after being asked to take first knock. Glen Etienne top scored with 56 and Bert Kasimir with 33. Boling for Conquerors filix Etienne, Din Bellot, Julian Alexander and Bernard Andrew took two wickets each. In reply Conquerors struggled to a 131 for 8 at the end of play with Julian Alexander with 23 runs and Filix Etienne 22 runs were the main contributors.

 

 

 

Football
By Midian Pacquette- Friday 24th April 2009

 

Eleven matches are scheduled between Wednesday and Sunday in the National League of the Dominica Football Association. Games will be held at various different playing fields throughout the island. There is only one match scheduled in the Dominica Woman’s league; however, Public Relations Officer, Mr. Gerald George says “it will be a busy week for Dominican football players and fans alike”.

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Special Meeting for Official Match officials
By Midian Pacquette- Friday 24th April 2009

 

The Executive body of the Dominica Football Association and the National Referees Committee will be holding a special meeting with match officials/referees in Dominica. The meeting is carded for Saturday 25th April at the Bath Estate Football House from 10am. Topics to be discussed include the status of ongoing and upcoming matches along with other important issues. A few of the referees will also receive certificates for being successful at the recently held FIFA MA referee scores.

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Domino                                                                                                                           By Midian Pacquette- Tuesday 21st April 2009
 

The Grand finals of the Mackeson Stout Domino Competition is carded for Sunday 27th April 2009 at the finish line bar in Jimmit. South City Tremors from the southern community of Grandbay will come up against Matrix of Bath Estate. The prize giving Ceremony for the league will be held immediately after the game which is supposed to end at 5pm Eastern Caribbean time. League Coordinator Mr. Delvin Esprit emphasized that the Domino game were picking up very well and is looking forward to another great match on the said date.

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Domino
By Midian Pacquette- Friday 21st April 2009

 

The Grand finals of the Mackeson Stout Domino Competition is carded for Sunday 27th April 2009 at the finish line bar in Jimmit. South City Tremors from the southern community of Grandbay will come up against Matrix of Bath Estate. The prize giving Ceremony for the league will be held immediately after the game which is supposed to end at 5pm Eastern Caribbean time. League Coordinator Mr. Delvin Esprit emphasized that the Domino game were picking up very well and is looking forward to another great match on the said date. 

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Cricket
By Caribbeannews- Tuesday 28th April 2009
 

The West Indies bowlers were accurate and penetrative on Saturday restricting Essex County Club to 263 on the opening day of the three-day match on Saturday. The West Indies reached 24-1 in reply at the close. In front of a sizeable crowd on a cold afternoon at the County Ground, the West Indies bowlers maintained good control as they prepare for the two-match Test series against England. The main wicket-taker was off-spinner Deonarine, who took 3-32 off 12.1 overs and proved an excellent replacement for specialist spinner Sulieman Benn, who was rested for the match. The faster bowlers were also impressive with pacer Andrew Richardson working hard to end with 2-51 and seamer Lionel Baker collecting 2-39. Dave Bernard and Darren Sammy were steady collecting one wicket each. Deonarine said he was pleased with his work.

 

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

West Indies batsman Simmons got his tour of England off to a brilliant start with a polished century against Leicestershire (Lester shear) County Club on the second day of their three-day first-class match at Grace Road. The stylish right-hander made 102 before he retired as the West Indies made 320-6 declared in reply to the home side’s 182. Leicestershire (Lester Shear) will start the final day on Wednesday on 51 for 1. According to Windies Cricket the 24-year-old Simmons, who made his Test debut against England in March, hit 11 fours and a six off 195 balls in four hours, to register his seventh first-class century. He reached triple figures with an exquisite drive which rocketed into the cover boundary. The knock was extra special as it was made at the ground where his uncle Phil Simmons, the former West Indies opener, played for five seasons and helped Leicestershire (Lester Shear) to two County Championships. It was his second century at the ground. In 2006 he made a ton for West Indies ‘A’ Team. He added a partnership of 154 with left-hander Brendan Nash, who also looked in fine touch making 78 with 11 boundaries as they dominated the bowlers in the morning session. Later in the innings Denesh Ramdin played well hitting four boundaries in a fluent 36 while Sulieman Benn made 23 not out with a six and three fours. The 1st Test at Lord’s is on May 6-10. The 2nd Test will be at Riverside Ground at Chester-le-Street, starting May 14.

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

Manager Rafael Benitez says Liverpool made "massive mistakes" in the 4-4 draw with Arsenal but insists his side will not give up in the fight for the title. The Reds are top of the table on goal difference from Manchester United, who has two games in hand. United play Portsmouth on Wednesday and Benitez said: "United are in the driving seat.

 

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International

Football bbccaribbean.com
Friday 28th April 2009
 

Manchester United defender Rafael has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2013. The 18-year-old right-back has impressed in his debut season, scoring one goal in 13 league appearances. A highly-rated Brazil youth international, Rafael moved from hometown side Fluminense to United along with twin brother Fabio in January 2008. Injuries to Wes Brown and Gary Neville afforded him a chance to impress in the first team and he was named on a six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year award, which was won by Aston Villa's Ashley Young on Sunday night.  

 

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Froch dismisses Taylor prediction- BBC
Thursday 24th April 2009
 

Carl Froch has laughed off Jermain Taylor's prediction that he will be "put to sleep" by the American in their WBC super-middleweight title fight. The Nottingham boxer defends the title he won in December, after Joe Calzaghe had vacated it, in the USA on Saturday. Taylor, who lost his middleweight crown to Kelly Pavlik in 2007, said: "If I catch him he's going to sleep." But Froch countered: "The only time he has put me to sleep was when I watched a couple of his middleweight defences." t. 

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Cricket- BBC
Friday 24th April 2009
 

Ian Bell's hopes of returning to the England Test squad have been boosted after he was named in the Lions team to play against the West Indies next week. The Warwickshire batsman, 27, was dropped during the winter tour of the Caribbean but has responded with two centuries in two games for his county. In an interview with BBC Sports Selector Geoff Miller said: "The Lions matches are excellent opportunities for players to push for England places." Kent's Rob Key will skipper the side, which includes seven internationals. Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose, who toured the West Indies with England this winter, Lancashire seamer Sajid Mahmood, Durham's Liam Plunkett, Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright will all play in the four-day game against the tourists which starts on Thursday morning at Derby.

 

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