Narine stars for Devonshire Castle in T20 competition

first_imgFORMER national T20 all-rounder Ramesh Narine exhibited a fine display with both bat and ball in the first round of the Motie Lall, Jai Lall and Praboo Lall T/20 cricket competition played on Sunday for teams in North Essequibo.Despite initial poor weather conditions,two matches were played at the Walton Hall ground.In the first encounter which had to be reduced to a 12-over affair,Devonshire Castle humbled Sparwin by 72 runs .Batting first,Devonshire Castle amassed 135-4 from their 12 overs with Narine stroking an unbeaten 87 including 8×6 and 5×4,to pulverise his opponents.In reply,Sparwin were reduced to 63-7 when their overs expired. Narine was again destructive,this time with the ball,claiming 3-12 from 2 overs of leg-spin to enjoy an excellent match.In the second game, Police ‘arrested’ Walton Hall to claim an emphatic 10 wicket victory.In a game also reduced to 12 overs, Walton Hall was scuttled out for a meagre 40 in the eleventh over as Delon Parris was impressive,claiming 5-14 from three overs of controlled off-spin.In response,Police raced to 42 without loss in five overs with Ravindra Ramnarine scoring a brisk unbeaten 32 containing 2×6 and 3x4s to lead the Officer’s discharge of duties on the field.Meanwhile, the competition will resume this weekend with several matches to be played at various grounds across the Essequibo Coast. The competition is being coordinated by the North Essequibo Cricket Committee and it is being played in memory of the Lall Brothers of Walton Hall.It is the second year of the competition with Devonshire Castle being the defending champions. Monetary incentives, trophies and other memorabilia will be presented at the completion of the tournament. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

WAJA Boss Donates Computer to Journalism School

first_imgThe President of the West African Journalists Association-(WAJA), Mr. Peter Quaqua, has presented a new laptop computer to the ‘Peter Quaqua School of Journalism’-PQSJ as his initial contribution to the institution.The laptop, according to MediaAid Foundation’s Program Assistant Abersau G. Baker, will enhance the ongoing journalism training, particularly the Adobe Audition and Cool Edit session.A MediaAid release quoted Ms. Baker as saying that the WAJA president’s donation is in fulfillment of a pledge he made to trainees of the ‘Peter Quaqua School of Journalism’-PQSJ, during his first visit to the training session on August 10.The ‘Peter Quaqua School of Journalism’ is a private and media training program of MediaAid Foundation named in honor of Mr. Peter Quaqua, past president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL).MediaAid Foundation’s release also announced that the journalism school will formally be launched November later this year at an elaborate ceremony, where Mr. Quaqua will get an official recognition for his struggle as an advocate for free press and social justice in Africa.Meanwhile, about forty-five trainees of the ‘Peter Quaqua School of Journalism’ were scheduled for a field trip Friday, August 21.The field trip, according to MediaAid Foundation, would allow the student journalists write and tell the stories of orphans at the ‘Child Survival Children Welfare Center at Bernard Farm Community and Margibi County local administration in Kakata City.The field trip is a requirement by the ‘Peter Quaqua School of Journalism to further expose and test the student journalists’ news gathering skills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more