Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates romped into the Quarter-Finals of the Vitality Blast for the first time since 2015 with a 31-run win over Middlesex in front of a packed The 1st Central County Ground.
Skipper Luke Wright, returning after missing two games with a back injury, made 74 and fellow opener Phil Salt hit 66 from just 25 balls in their 215 for 5 after they had been put in, unfortunately for a second game in a row Rawlins was out without scoring.
Rapid half-centuries by Paul Stirling and John Simpson, who shared 122 in 8.1 overs for the second wicket, had Middlesex on course for victory halfway through their reply, but leg-spinner Will Beer removed both in successive overs and Middlesex’s hopes of claiming only their second win of the season effectively ended when Eoin Morgan was run out in the 15th over. They lost their last seven wickets for 26 in 5.4 overs and were bowled out for 184 in 19.4 overs.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rawlins & Sussex Defeat Gloucestershire
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Teammates picked up their second consecutive Vitality Blast win, when they defeated Gloucestershire at Bristol by 4 Wickets.
Batting first Gloucestershire would score 159/9 in their allotted 20 overs, Michael Klinger was their top scorer with 59 before he was caught by Rawlins off the bowling of Chris Jordan, Rashid Arman was the pick of the Sussex bowlers with figures of 4-0-24-3.
In reply Sussex would score 160/6 after 19 overs, Phil Salt and Harry Finch opened the inning with a 85 run partnership in 9 overs, Salt was the top scorer with 60, unfortunately Rawlins fell on the first ball he faced bowled. Benny Howell was the pick of the Gloucestershire bowlers with figures of 4-0-37-3.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Bermuda Boccia Coach Reflects
Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward have concluded competing in the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Bermuda’s coach noting that the “athletes have shown tremendous dedication to training” and “have shown they can certainly compete with the world’s best.”
It was yesterday that www.islandstats.com reported DeSilva-Andrade played her final game yesterday narrowly losing 3-2 to World Number 9 Nelson Fernandez from Portugal.
Bermuda Boccia Coach Troy Farnsworth said, “Yushae played some great Boccia and was unlucky not to come away with the win. Unfortunately none of our players progressed to round of 16. However our players have shown they can certainly compete with the world’s best.”
“Many of the games they played were close and other countries are now taking note of Bermuda. I am very proud of our performance as the athletes have shown tremendous dedication to training in the lead up to this competition - training 15 hours a week - and the hard work is paying off,” continued Farnsworth.
Farnsworth concluded, “I am also extremely grateful to all volunteers who help train our athletes on a weekly basis and those who work behind the scenes to coordinate getting our athletes to competitions. I would also like the thank the Bermuda Paralympic Association for their support in assisting our team compete at this major competition.”
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Bermuda's U14 Girls CONCACAF Champions Return
The Bermuda Under 15 Women’s National Football team returned home after winning an the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under 15 Division Two Championships in Florida.
Bermuda defeated Grenada 2-1 in the Final, this after they recorded a 3-1 win over Antigua & Barbuda, a 1-0 victory over Barbados, and a 2-1 victory over Curaçao during the Group Stages.
They advanced to the Finals after a 1-0 victory over St. Lucia in the Semi-Final.
Bermuda scored 9 goals on their way to claiming the title with seven different scorers, Emily Cabral and Adia Gibbons both found the back of the net twice, while Katelyn Medeiros, Satia Burchall, Jahni Simmons, Che Chulae Dowling and Marli Butterfield all got a goal each.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Bermuda Boccia Players Back in Action
Three Bermuda athletes continued competing it out for at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships.
Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward went back to battle on Day Two of the World Championships at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, England.
Competing in the Individual BC2 Division DeSilva-Andrade went down 6 – 2 to Abílio Valente from Mexico.
In his third Individual BC4 Division match of the tournament Wilson went down 10 – 0 to Niko Vasili from Greece. Wilson would then fall 6 – 1 to Davor Komar from Croatia.
Hayward went down in his first match of the day and his second of the tournament 8 – 5 to Sungjoon Jung from Japan in their Individual BC1 Division battle. Hayward would then fall 4 – 0 to world number 1 David Smith from Great Britain.