GFSCA bow out of Toronto Cup II

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTORONTO, Canada – The Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), who were seeking to become the first masters team to win a major international tournament in all of the traditional playing venues, will have to wait even longer for that elusive title on Canadian soil.The Rickey Deonarine-led Guyana outfit, which entered yesterday’s semi-finals of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Toronto Cup II, which ended its penultimate day at the Ashtonbee ground here, bowed out by eight runs to the Ontario Masters Softball International (OMSI) in a closely-fought entertaining encounter.Set a challenging 165 for victory, after OMSI had reached 164 for five, thanks to a brilliant 71 from former Guyana and Canadian player Sunil Dhaniram, GFSCA were bowled out for 156 in 19.5 overs before a bumper Caribana holiday crowd.Opener Yunus Usuf (30) once again gave GFSCA a rollicking start, smashing three sixes and two fours, but apart from Jagdesh Persaud (28), the much-touted middle-order failed to get going as Shazam Baksh (two for 18), Patrick Shivrattan (two for 16) and Lal Singh (two for 28) led the OMSI bowling.Earlier, OMSI suffered an immediate setback, losing skipper Shivnauth Seeram (0ne) with two runs on the board before Dhaniram and Jaimini Singh (25) steadied the innings with a fine 92-run second wicket partnership.Dhaniram, who started cautiously, exploded towards the end of the innings, blasting six sixes and four fours as OMSI recovered handsomely to post what was eventually a winning total. Ramo Malone took two for 33 and Jagdesh Persaud two for 34.Meanwhile, New York Hustlers earned the right to meet OMSI after defeating Better Hope Legacy by 47 runs in a one-sided affair.Taking first strike, Better Hope Legacy reached 130 all out in 20 overs with Troy Gobin (26) and Desmond Cholmondely (25) being the principle scorers. Harry Rajpaul took two for 27.Better Hope Legacy were restricted to 83 for six in their 20 overs with Paul Dass hitting a top-score of 28. Satrohan Balkarran (three for nine) and Ronald Evelyn (three for 16) were the destroyers.Today’s Open final will be an all New York affair with NYSCL All-Stars coming up against SVC/Mafia Cricket Club.The action switches to the University of Toronto ground with masters final set to bowl off at 9.30 am and the Open at 2.30 pm. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

England Golf squads receive 2015 fleet from official trolley supplier PowaKaddy

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_img14 Apr 2015 England Golf squads receive 2015 fleet from official trolley supplier PowaKaddy PowaKaddy today backed England’s leading amateur golfers with the presentation of a fleet of cutting edge  FW7 electric trolleys to the England Golf Men’s Squad at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The new Freeway Series from PowaKaddy, of which the FW7 is the flagship model, has been improved and upgraded for 2015 with new larger 11” wheels and a reshaped PowaFrame® to raise handle height for enhanced use among taller golfers. The fleet, gifted for use throughout the 2015 golfing calendar as part of PowaKaddy’s long-standing status as England Golf’s Official Trolley Supplier, features all-white frames complete with the England Golf logo. The presentation took place at the Open Championship venue, as the nation’s future stars prepared for the busy season ahead with a warm-up for the prestigious Lytham Trophy, competed for annually over the renowned Lancashire layout. Each of England Golf’s leading women amateurs will also benefit from the innovative PowaKaddy FW7, which will be presented to the Women’s Squad ahead of the international match against Spain at Burnham & Berrow from May 9-10. Commenting on the performance benefits that the England squads will draw from using the industry-leading FW7, PowaKaddy Marketing Manager, Mei Tierney, said: “The FW7 is beyond doubt the best-performing electric trolley that we have ever created and we have seen remarkable success for this model in 2015 already. “From a recent study we have conducted with one of golf’s most prominent specialist physiotherapists, we have conclusive evidence that electric trolleys can help golfers to play better. “We are delighted that, through our role as Official Trolley Supplier, we will be able to bring these benefits to some of the best young players in the country as they represent England while competing at the highest level worldwide.” Nigel Edwards, the England Golf Performance Director, said: “Playing up to 36 holes a day on some of the world’s most challenging courses and under immense pressure places great physical and mental stresses on our leading amateurs. “Using an electric trolley has been proven to allow our squads to better deal with these demands while on the golf course, helping them to play their best when it matters most. “I’m delighted that PowaKaddy is continuing to support England Golf in the provision of this essential equipment.” For more information about PowaKaddy’s comprehensive range of electric trolleys and accessories, visit or follow the brand on Twitter at @PowaKaddy_Golf. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more