Regal make it two in two!

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img…cart off PM T20 Softball Cup Legends and Masters titlesBy Frederick HalleyIT was billed as a grudge match and the battle of the two top teams in the Over-45 category of this year’s Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. In the end, it turned out to be a damp squib as defending champions Regal Masters made light work of Mike’s Wellman in yesterday’s final, played at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, Georgetown.Watched by hundreds of spectators on a brilliant day for cricket, Mike’s Wellman were skittled for a disappointing 83 in 19.5 overs. Regal Masters, through a fine 51 from the consistent Ramesh Deonarine, raced to the required target off 13.1 overs, winning their third consecutive title in the process. Yesterday’s victory followed a similar win over Wellman last year in a much closer final.Regal Masters with acting Prime Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.Regal Masters lost opener Yuniss Usuff for one in the second over with only eight runs on the board. However, any hopes Wellman had of defending a small total were dashed by Deonarine and Khemchandra Dindial who added 74 for the second wicket before the former departed with just eight needed for victory.The left-handed Deonarine’s knock included four fours and two sixes while Dindial was undefeated on 22 (two fours) when victory was achieved. Clyde Canterbury took one for 12 from three overs and Greg DeFranka one for 22 from four.Asked to take first strike, Mike’s Wellman’s innings never got going as wickets fell at regular intervals while the run rate was also stagnant. Opener Lloyd Ruplall (23), Nandram Samlall 19) and skipper Wayne Jones (14) were the only players to reach double figures as Lawrie Singh bowled brilliantly to finish with three for 11. He received great support from Bobby Parasnauth (three for 12) and Dindial three for 17.Deonarine was adjudged man-of-the-match and also copped the Most Valuable Player award for the Over-45 category. His winnings included a 32-inch television, a trophy and $10,000.Regal Masters took home the grand prize of $500,000 and the winner’s trophy while runners-up Wellman received $100 000 and a trophy. Players from both teams were also recipients of medals.In the Legends Over-50 final, played earlier in the morning, an emphatic opening partnership of 126 by Veerapen Moonsammy (63) and Mahesh Chunlall (61 not out) enabled Regal Legends to register an emphatic nine-wicket victory over New York President’s XI to cart off the inaugural title.Chasing the visitors 139 for six, Regal Legends achieved the required target with five overs to spare in the 20-over affair with left-handed man-of-the-match Moonsammy slamming seven fours and a six before he was dismissed with just 14 needed for a commanding win.The experienced Chunilall, who was accompanied by Lynden Lyght (five not out) at the end, struck three fours and a six as the President’s XI bowlers toiled in sunny conditions without success. The lone wicket went to Dharam “Wadekar” Persaud who’s lone over cost nine runs.Earlier, President’s XI were given a positive start of 55 in eight overs by openers Dennis Mangroo (33) and Mohamed Rafeek (30) after being asked to take first strike.The middle-order however failed to maintain the momentum with only Roger Mattar bolstering the innings with a well-played 50 with five fours and a six. In the end, the 139 proved inadequate. Eon “Rapper” Abel took two for 20 and Parsram Persaud one for 19. Two run outs also didn’t help their cause.The win guaranteed Regal Legends $300,000 while New York President’s XI received $100,000 for their efforts. Man-of-the-match Moonsammy collected $10,000 and a trophy while players from both teams were adorned with medals.Up to press time, the main feature of the day’s exciting programme, the Open final, between Regal All Stars and SVC Grill Masters was in progress following a female’s exhibition game which saw Wonderwoman’s XI and Factory Price Divas battling for supremacy.A win by Regal All Stars would guarantee them all three titles in the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. Two-time defending champions Speedboat were eliminated yesterday after failing to reach the semi-finals via net run rate.last_img read more


Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jone

Posted On Aug 11 2019 by

first_imgArizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) So, this is what happens when you beat a good team?The Arizona Cardinals scored their most impressive win of 2017 by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium last Sunday. Jacksonville came into the game riding a four-game winning streak powered by the league’s best defense and running game. The Cardinals were able to move the ball against the Jags while bottling up Leonard Fournette, who managed only 25 yards on the ground. Ultimately, Arizona is an average team that is going to struggle to maintain consistency down the stretch. That stretch is tough, and I don’t see the Cardinals getting back in the playoff hunt this season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact As you’d expect, the pundits noticed the Cardinals’ win.Here’s a look at where Arizona lands in NFL Power Rankings from around the country. NFL Power Rankings: Chargers are in mix for AFC West crown after 0-4 startCardinals rank: #22 (▲5) Like Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said: They are still alive. But they face a must-win against the Rams this week. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 13?Cardinals rank: #23 (▲4)This was the perfect matchup for the Arizona Cardinals to steal a win. When the Cardinals can run the ball with some consistency, they can be tough to stop. Bruce Arians is going to find creative ways to throw the ball downfield. The problem is they haven’t been able to run consistently this season.Fortunately, the Jaguars’ biggest defensive weakness is against the run. This helped open the passing game up for Blaine Gabbert, who does have some arm talent and who can make some nice throws.It also helped that the Jaguars have a one-dimensional offense. Arizona was able to sell out against the run and put Jacksonville in a lot of unfavorable situations. Cardinals rank: #22 (▲4)Beat the Rams on Sunday, and the Cardinals could be on to something. 4 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img NFL Power Rankings Poll: Chargers Making Their RunCardinals rank: #22 (▲4)Boy, it was nice to see the Cardinals win a game on special teams play rather than lose one. Though, as they surely know, Blaine Gabbert as a quarterback means they are prohibited from a top-20 spot in the Power Rankings Poll. Top Stories NFL Power Rankings: Mike Tomlin’s Super Bowl proclamation wasn’t wrongCardinals rank: #21 (▲1)Have the Cardinals unearthed a gem in Ricky Seals-Jones? Seals-Jones was a big-time wide receiver recruit to Texas A&M but didn’t do much there. He never had more than 560 yards in a season. As a senior he had 333 yards and one touchdown. But he switched to tight end with the Cardinals after not being drafted, and after starting the season on the practice squad and not catching a pass before Week 11, Seals-Jones has 128 yards and three touchdowns the last two weeks. He has a great size-speed combination (6-foot-5, 243 pounds, ran a 4.69-second 40-yard dash at the combine) and we might be seeing the start of a really fun breakout.USA Today Power Rankings – Week 13Cardinals rank: #20 (▲9)Dare we ask if Bruce Arians is making a legit quarterback out of Blaine Gabbert, who’s looked un-Gabbert-like against two quality defenses? Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles keep soaring; Falcons, Ravens rise upCardinals rank: #22 (▲1)Blaine Gabbert got some type of revenge on the Jaguars and earned more opportunities to be the Cards’ starting quarterback. The team still needs to look at a QB early in the 2018 draft, but it’s good for Bruce Arians to get a long look at what the 2011 first-rounder can still do. – / 51 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Week 12 power rankings Arizona Sports Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Top two the sameCardinals rank: #19 (▲6) Gabbert should start the rest of the season. He has shown great upside. — Mike JureckiWeek 13 NFL Power Rankings: Where every team ranks No. 1 (well, almost)Cardinals rank: #18 (▲3) Punters need love, too. Cardinals punter Andy Lee continues to be one of the best in the league. He has pinned opponents inside the 5-yard line five times this season, most in the NFL.NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Chargers hit top 10; Chiefs dropCardinals rank: #21 (▲6)Gotta hand it to Blaine Gabbert, who spread clutch passes around in the fourth quarter as easily as he purportedly spread blame around while in Jacksonville. While myriad factors played into the former No. 10 overall pick’s failures with the Jags, Gabbert is a different player now. Despite seemingly never getting any credit, Gabbert always competed in San Francisco — and had a few moments of glory — before eventually being overshadowed by the Colin Kaepernick question (pre-kneeling). Gabbert clearly outplayed Kap in 2015, before giving way last season. When I saw him perform in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton this past August, I thought some folks might have bailed on him too early. Gabbert was 9 years old when Phil Dawson started launching field goals in 1999. What a kick.last_img read more