England head coach praises Bermudian left-hander Rawlins

first_imgNAGPUR, India, (CMC) – England Under-19s head coach Andy Hurry has praised Bermudian left-hander Delray Rawlins for his role in helping his side force a draw on the last day of the second and final Youth Test against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here Friday.Rawlins, who is on the books of English county side Sussex, followed up his 140 in the first innings with 49 in the second, holding India at bay in a crucial third-wicket stand of 121 with George Bartlett, who made 76.Rawlins, on his England Under-19s debut, fell one short of 550 runs in total on the month-long tour.Both four-day Tests were drawn after India won the earlier five-match one-day series 3-1.“Rawlins and Bartlett were outstanding in closing out that (final) morning session,” said Hurry after the second Test was drawn.“The ball was turning and there was some uneven bounce as well. But they both showed great maturity as well as skill.“Like everyone else in our squad, they will go back home for the 2017 season and the rest of their careers having learnt so much from the experiences we have all enjoyed out here in India.”Rawlins, who is hoping his form in India will help him break into Sussex’s first team this season, ended the Tests with a superb average of 91.3 after accumulating 274 runs.This came after he finished the ODI series with a batting average of 68.7, having compiled 275 runs, which included an unbeaten 107 and 96.last_img read more

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Victory keeps Jonathan Grant on course

first_imgJonathan Grant High continued their impressive run when they tagged Ardenne High 3-1 in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup Group D football match at Barbican Complex yesterday. The winners won courtesy of goals by Isaac Scott in the 15th minute, Tyrone Small (37th) and Jermaine Shorter (56th). Ardenne pulled a goal back through substitute Rushawn Smith in the 89th minute. Ardenne ended the game with 10 players after John-Christoff Pringle was issued a red card for violent conduct in the 86th minute. Jonathan Grant was the better team and Shorter was instrumental in his team’s victory that pushed them onto 13 points, while Ardenne remain on seven points. “The performance today was very good. We came out as a team and fought hard for the win,” Shorter told The Gleaner. “It was an important win for us as the goings is tight in the group. Our aim is to finish on top in the group and move onto the other stage. We are also eyeing the Super Cup spot,” the 18-year-old fifth-form student said. Oneil Thomas, Jonathan Grant’s head coach, praised his team for their performance. “It was more of a spirited performance than the last couple games. The mental part of the game was better. We have two home games coming up, so we will be working on getting maximum points,” Thomas said. Ardenne’s head coach, Harold Thomas, says his team will continue fighting in the remaining four games. “We will continue to fight. The loss is a serious setback to our ambition of advancing from the group. We gave up three soft goals,” Harold Thomas said. KTHS 1 Dunoon 0 Camperdown 1 Jose Marti 1 Wolmer’s 6 Edith Dalton James 0 Ardenne 1 Jonathan Grant 3 Bridgeport 0 Calabar 2 Kingston College 5 St Mary’s College 0 Pembroke Hall 0 Haile Selassie 2 Meadowbrook 0 St Catherine 2 Yesterday’s Resultslast_img read more

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