Melbourne win Senior Cup

first_imgMelbourne are the 2016 champions of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup.The Nikita Miller-captained outfit, whose last hold on the two-day crown was in 2012, won the tournament after defeating first-time finalists St Thomas CA by 75 runs at Sabina Park yesterday.Resuming on 38 for two in their second innings and with an overall lead of 108 runs – after scoring 181 in their first time at bat – Melbourne were dismissed for 159, despite 59 from former national youth representative Omar Allison.Batting at number seven, stroke-playing Allison was best supported by opening batsman, Guyanese Trevon Griffith, who, after being not out 15 overnight, went on to post 37, and Andre McCarthy, who added seven to his overnight 11.MULTIPLE WICKETSLeading the way for St Thomas was off-spin all-rounder Marvin Darlington, who snared five for 41, and Jamaica left-arm fast bowler Gavan Brown, who, after picking up two for 22 on day one, went on to end with four for 47.St Thomas, who scored 111 in their first innings, were then set an outright victory target of 231. However, courtesy of the ever-reliable and in-form Miller, they were bowled out for 156.Bowling his usual tight lines and mixing variations, Miller was seconded by his left-arm counterpart and seasonal sidekick Christopher Lamont, who gathered three for 61 and standout teenage fast bowler Oshane Thomas, who started the demise with two for 23.Carlton Baugh Jr, captain of St Thomas, was the pick of the batsmen for the losers with 48, while former Jamaica youth captain Jamie Trenchfield, with whom Baugh put on a threatening 67 for the fifth wicket, made 25.The victory was sweet delight for Melbourne, who, during the preliminaries, went down to St Thomas on first-innings points.Also as well, last season, Melbourne had their win against the men from the east in the national one-day championship overturned by the JCA, due to the use of inadequate sightscreens. The JCA ruling eliminated Melbourne from the tournament.”It’s a pleasing win,” said Miller, whose team, in addition to the trophy, took home $500,000. “It’s also good to know that after losing to St Thomas in the group stages, we turned up and won when it mattered most.”last_img read more

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Teen slapped with robbery, 2 other charges

first_imgAn 18-year-old was on Tuesday slapped with three charges and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Shamar Sears appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse and pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that on September 27, 2019’ at Robb Street, Georgetown, while being in company of others, he robbed Alfredo Rodrigues of a phone valued $30,000.He was further accused of unlawfully and maliciously damaging one shirt valued $3000, property of Trevor Clement while the third charge stated that he also resisted arrest from Police Constable Clement.According to information, on the day in question, Rodrigues was walking along Robb Street, when Sears and others approached him and robbed him of his phone.Rodrigues reported the matter and a city Police Officer, who was on Cornhill Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, saw one of the suspects, Sears, and approached him.The court was told that the officer attempted to arrest the defendant; however, the two men got into a scuffle and Sears held on to the City Police Officer’s shirt, damaging it in the process.Hence, Sears was arrested and taken into custody where he was positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed him and charges were instituted.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Thomas on $75,000 bail and instructed him to report to the City Constabulary every Monday and Friday until the determination of the trial.Sears is slated to make his next court appearance on December 17, 2019.Alast_img read more

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