SECOND-INNINGS RESPONSE GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Emerging leg-spinner Gudakesh Motie unleashed his best bowling effort in only his second first-class match, as Guyana Jaguars continue to stamp their authority over Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the third day of their second-round match in the Regional First Class Championship at the National Stadium at Providence here yesterday. Motie, 20, produced a six-wicket haul that destroyed the Hurricanes’ first innings for a paltry 85 runs, 334 runs short of Guyana’s mammoth first-innings total of 419 for nine declared. However, half-centuries from Nkrumah Bonner and Daron Cruickshank inspired a courageous fight back, lifting the visitors to 215 for three in their second innings, after Jaguars enforced the follow-on. Still, Leewards trail by 119 runs with seven second-innings wickets in hand, and are likely to play for a draw when the match enters its final day on Monday. The visitors were unable to recover from their overnight score of 48 for four, and only succeeded in adding 37 runs before losing the remaining six wickets ahead of the lunch break. Motie, the former West Indies under-19 player, picked his way through the Leewards’ fragile batting line-up, snatching up two wickets when the score was on 26, and another two with the score on 84, to finish with six wickets, conceding 20 runs from 13.2 overs, seven of which were maidens. Opener Sherwin Peters, with a top score of 28, and Captain Steve Liburd, who scored 23, were the only batsmen to score more than 11 runs. Facing a huge first-innings deficit, Leewards gave a better account of themselves in the second innings, which started before lunch. LEEWARDS TRAIL BY 119 RUNS A carefully compiled 57 from Cruickshank, an aggressive 58 from Bonner and three half-century partnerships scripted a solid second-innings response. A stubborn opening stand of 50 between Peters (39) and Shane Jeffers (31) was an early indication that Leewards had not yet thrown in the towel. Jeffers was severe on Ronsford Beaten, but the Guyanese pacer got his revenge by uprooting his stump to end the opening stand. Cruickshank batted for 11 minutes, faced 83 balls and scored nine fours before he was trapped lbw to Motie. He and Peters consolidated with a second-wicket stand of 65. Bonner, who has already hit nine fours and a six for his unbeaten 58, and Orlando Peters, 25 not out, have already compiled 80 runs for the third wicket.
MP are also seeking the public’s help in tracking down the perpetrator of an assault in Kin Park. On Friday night at around 8 pm, a lone female was walking through the park when she was grabbed from behind by an unidentified man. The young woman was able to fight off the man, and flee the area unharmed. The assailant is described as a tall, middle aged, white male, wearing a dark coloured shirt and pants. Constable Jackelynn Passarell explains how asking for the public’s help can yield results in such cases. [asset|aid=50|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Passarel – Kin Park Assault_1_Pub.mp3] If you have any information on this assault, you can call the local RCMP detachment at 787-8140, or you can call crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –
BURBANK – The Burbank City Council was expected to vote Tuesday night to send a letter to Los Angeles officials, urging them to reject a plan to tunnel under the exclusive Rancho Equestrian neighborhood for a six-mile, $150 million sewer line. Echoing concerns of residents, Burbank officials said in the proposed letter that they are “adamantly opposed” to the Burbank-Glendale Interceptor Sewer North Alignment, saying construction would be disruptive to life along Riverside and Valley Heart drives in Burbank. “The environmental impact that a project of this magnitude would create is heartbreaking,” said Bonnie Sachs, 57, an interior designer who lives off Griffith Park Drive and keeps a horse in her backyard. “Not only would the long construction process be ridiculously impactful with dirt, traffic, noise, structural problems and (foul) odor… but the safety of horses, riders and people in the vicinity of construction would be severely compromised,” Sachs told the council Tuesday evening. If approved, Burbank’s letter would be part of the input L.A. officials are seeking through Feb. 27 for a final environmental impact report on a 20-year blueprint for treatment plant expansions, added water recycling and new sewers. L.A. officials are expected to present the final EIR for City Council approval this summer. The sewer lines – some more than 50 years old – badly need replacement, especially since the flow of waste is expected to increase 20 percent over the next two decades as the population grows, L.A. officials said. They hope to begin construction on the Burbank section by 2010. Officials have two plans for sewer line routes through Burbank – one that would require workers to install eight-foot diameter reinforced concrete pipes underground in and near the Rancho neighborhood, the other that would snake under nonresidential areas along Zoo and Forest Lawn drives parallel to the L.A. River near the edge of Griffith Park. In the proposed letter, Burbank officials raised concerns about increased noise and traffic, odor and an increase in nighttime lighting by construction crews that could last for up to three years. The letter also expressed concerns about the impacts on native coast live oak, and California black walnut and sycamore trees at Bette Davis Park. “We will find and we will choose the alignment which will have the least impact to the community and the environment,” said Adel Hagekhalil, division manager of wastewater engineering for the city of L.A. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!