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Hydel cut down high-riding Denham Town

first_imgHydel High halted their recent losing skid and surged into sole leadership of Group I courtesy of a 3-0 whipping of red-hot Denham Town, in second-round action of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football competition at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday.The Ferry-based school put an end to Denham Town’s seven-match unbeaten run following consecutive losses from the Walker Cup and FLOW Super Cup knockout competitions.Hydel’s charge was led by Nicholas Nelson, who scored in the sixth and 44th minutes. Nelson’s tally is now at 11. Stephen Barnett scored the third goal, finishing off a rebound from a 29th-minute penalty. Barnett has netted 10 times this campaign.Besides them, Rodario Edwards put in a Man of the Match performance, bolstered with two assists.Hydel’s coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, praised their output.”We did what we had to do to win. The competition is wide open. Playing in the second round of the Manning Cup, the most important thing for us to do is try and qualify, then we take it round by round. Our intention is to always try and win and play tactically,” Maxwell said.Denham Town’s Omar Edwards called it a tough loss.”To see us lose like this was really bad, after winning seven games. Actually, we have two games to go, and who knows what will happen? That’s six points we have to play for and it still can allow us to advance,” he reasoned.Meanwhile, former champions Camperdown High continued to have a less-than-stellar season in the competition, with a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Innswood High School in the day’s curtain-raiser, played at 1 p.m. at the same venue. Sanjai Nelson scored for Innswood in the 31st minute, while Camperdown pulled one back from a 49th-minute own goal.last_img read more

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Australia thump West Indies to secure spot in tri-series final

first_imgMitchell Marsh hit an unbeaten 79 and captain Steve Smith scored 78 in a 122-run stand on Tuesday to lead Australia to a six-wicket victory over the West Indies and a spot in the final of the limited-overs tri-series. (Scorecard)Australia reached 283/4 with eight balls to spare, surpassing the West Indies 282/8.Marsh hit six fours off 85 deliveries during a fourth-wicket stand with his skipper, who occupied 107 balls and struck five boundaries.Glenn Maxwell supplied a typically innovative 46 not out off 26 balls to help Marsh reach the victory target in the next-to-last over.The West Indies’ total was built on a fine 125 off 134 balls from Marlon Samuels and his record fourth-wicket stand of 192 with Denesh Ramdin, who compiled 91 off 92 deliveries.Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc took 3/51 for Australia, who are guaranteed a spot in the final on Sunday against the winner of Friday’s match between the West Indies and South Africa.Australia’s run chase stuttered early when they lost both openers with the score at 35.Aaron Finch (16) spooned a catch to mid-on off Carlos Brathwaite, while rookie Shannon Gabriel had Usman Khawaja (17) caught behind.Smith and George Bailey added 64 for the third wicket to turn the momentum, while Marsh and Smith further consolidated Australia’s advantage.When Smith was run out, there were still 62 needed from 8.2 overs.Maxwell played some thrilling strokes, including a switch-hit six off Sunil Narine as the run chase was completed in style.Earlier, the 35-year-old Samuels struck 14 fours and two sixes in compiling his 10th ODI century.He and Ramdin revived the West Indies from 31/3 after Starc had claimed both openers and skipper Smith pulled of a stunning one-hander at slip off Josh Hazlewood to send Darren Bravo packing.advertisementBut Samuels and Ramdin rebuilt in an assured stand. Their partnership was a fourth-wicket record at the venue and also a best for the West Indies against Australia.Both batsmen also notched personal milestones during their knocks, with Samuels crossing 5,000 runs and Ramdin passing 2,000 runs at this level.last_img read more