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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Bermuda Digicel Sports Show

On the next edition of the Digicel Sports Show host Earl Basden brings you all the latest in Sports.

Today’s programme he will update you on sports in Bermuda and Bermudians competing globally, we will bring the latest news and video of sports like Football, Track and Field, plus much more.

Digicel and www.islandstats.com combine to give you our viewers the best Sports Coverage of Bermuda talent during the show.

Monday, May 21, 2018
Bermuda Boccia Players Rankings Released

Desilva-Andrade, Farnsworth and Wilson
The latest Boccia World Rankings have just been released by the Boccia International Sport Federation (BISFed) and Boccia Bermuda are pleased to report that our local players have moved up the rankings.

Omar Hayward is now ranked 20th in the world out of 109 ranked athletes in the BC1 Class, Yushae Desilva-Andrade is ranked 28th out of 133 ranked athletes in the BC2 Class and Steve Wilson is ranked 33rd out of 118 athletes in the BC4 Class and Jamal Bean is ranked 104th in the BC4 Class.

Troy Farnsworth said, “To see our players climbing the rankings is a credit to the players hard work and commitment as well as to the numerous volunteers who help train the athletes every week.”

Hayward, Wilson and Desilva-Andrade will be representing Bermuda at the Boccia World Championships which will be held in Liverpool from August 12th – 18th.

The competition is set to attract 190 athletes from 33 countries and athletes will battle it out for world titles as well as crucially important ranking points ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.

For more information on Boccia and visit our website at www.bocciabermuda.com.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Bermuda Inside Sports Talk Radio Live 12:15

Inside Sports Talk Radio will air on www.islandstats.com today Monday May 21st at 12:15pm.

This Live Radio Sports Talk Show is hosted weekly by Ian Rawlins and co-hosted by Earl Basden will be in studio.

The show is for a 90 minute period that includes interviews and members of the public calling in.

Joining us today is Middle Distance Runner Lamont Marshall, Terry Westley from West Ham United and others.

The public is encouraged to call in @ 292-5959 and discuss sporting issues as it relates to Sports in general.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Rawlins & Sussex Fall to Hampshire

Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates were denied consecutive victories in the Royal London One-Day Cup by Hampshire all-rounder Gareth Berg’s match-winning performance that saw the visitors sneak a thrilling encounter by two-wickets with four balls to spare at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Sussex looked favorites when Hashim Amla was sixth out for 63 to leave Hampshire needing 118 from 15.5 overs to overhaul Sussex’s 250.

But Lewis McManus and Berg thrashed 59 from 37 balls for the seventh wicket and although McManus was caught behind in the 41st over with 57 still needed Berg unleashed some powerful shots and farmed the strike effectively, although he could have been run out on 47 when he slipped backing up too far only for David Wiese to miss with his throw at the stumps.

There was another twist when Berg, who had earlier taken 3 for 51, was caught at deep mid-wicket in the 47th over off Ollie Robinson for 65, made from 37 deliveries with eight fours and two sixes, to leave his side needing 15 off 20 balls.

But Mason Crane and Reece Topley kept their nerve and when Mason drilled Robinson back down the ground for a precious boundary, it meant three were needed off the final over.

Topley scrambled a leg bye off the first ball from Ishant Sharma then Crane crashed the next to the cover rope to seal victory.

Amla had set things up with 63 from 83 balls. The South African could only hit three boundaries but he held the innings together and allowed McManus and Berg to take the initiative.

Rawlins bowled 4-0-26-0.

Earlier, Sussex batsman Harry Finch had made his maiden one-day hundred a fortnight after scoring his first Championship century on the same ground.

In a well-paced knock, Finch hit eight fours and two sixes as he provided the glue for the Sussex innings. He was eventually bowled by Berg for 108 off 142 balls.

Topley, playing his first one-day game for more than a year after a succession of injuries, picked up Wells in his first over but Finch and Luke Wright, who was playing his 200th List A game, added 105 in 22 overs before Wright (56) top edged a sweep at Crane.

David Wiese, with 29 off 20 balls, hit out towards the end of the innings to take Sussex to a total that always looked competitive on a pitch on which it became increasingly difficult to time the ball.

Robinson picked Rilee Rossouw (0) and James Vince (9) in an excellent new-ball spell and Sussex seemed to be in control before McManus and Berg turned the tables.

Robinson’s 3-57 means he has six wickets from his two matches in this year’s tournament so far.

Rawlins also went without scoring, he got an edge that was taken low down by 'keeper McManus.

Sussex’s next match in the competition is against Somerset at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Tuesday.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
BSSF Senior Girls Badminton Round Up

Saltus Grammar School won Three of the Four Divisions at the Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Senior School Girls Badminton Tournament inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium.

Emily Hartwig got things started for Saltus with a straight game win over Warwick Academy’s top seed G-zai Dyer. Hartwig avenged her pool stage loss to Dyer with an 11-8 11-7 victory. Hartwig defeated Kayla Raymond from Mount Saint Agnes 14-12 in their Semi-Final while Dyer overcame Saltus top seed Sanna Volger 11-7 to advance to the final.

In the Quarter-Finals, Hartwig defeated Warwick’s Grace Arrowsmith 11-8, while Dyer knocked off teammate Amber Simmons 11-8. The other Quarter-Finals saw Raymond defeat Saltus’ Kara Dallas 11-7 and Volger got past Ahziah Hunt 13-11.

Dyer and Simmons teamed up to capture Gold in the Under 16 Doubles competition in an all Warwick Academy final. Dyer and Simmons edged past Hunt and Arrowsmith 11-8, 12-10. Dyer and Simmons defeated the Saltus pair of Dallas and Morgan Rossiter 11-5 in their Semi-Final while Hunt and Arrowsmith joined forces to defeat the Saltus pair of Volger and Hartwig.

Saltus senior Kelly Simmons dug deep to win the Over 16 Division in a three game battle over Kayley Longworth from Mount Saint Agnes. Simmons took an early 5-1 lead in the first game before losing focus with Longworth scoring 10 straight points to take the first game 11-5. Simmons refocused to win the second game 11-9 before winning the third and deciding game 11-5 comfortably.

Simmons defeated teammate Laura Hope 11-9 in her Semi-Final, while Longworth again scored 10 straight to win her Semi-Final 11-5 over MSAs Kayla Henderson.

In the Quarter-Finals, Simmons got by Warwick’s Riley Jackson 11-5, while Hope got by her teammate Alice Kooiman 11-9. Longworth defeated Warwick’s Zurri Seymour 11-2, with Henderson getting by Warwick’s top seed 11-7.

Simmons and Hope rallied from a first set loss to win the Doubles Tournament in three games over the MSA pair of Longworth and Henderson. The MSA duo won the first game 11-2, but Saltus stormed back to win the next two games 12-10, 11-9.

Saltus defeated their second seed team of Kooiman and Kathlene Brown 11-7 in their Semi-Final while the MSA duo defeated Warwick Academy 11-6.
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