POSITIVE STROKE PLAYER POTCHEFSTROOM, S A (CMC): Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich believes his transition to the one-day format will not be a difficult one, as he gears up for his first-ever 50-overs series with the West Indies side starting next week. The 25-year-old was a late inclusion in the 15-man squad for the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and Sri Lanka, after veteran batsman Marlon Samuels pulled out. Dowrich has been impressive in his eight Tests to date since making his debut last year and said he was thrilled by the prospect of one-day cricket. “I’m very excited. Things seem to be going my way this year. I’ve been putting in a lot of work in the background, and it seems to be paying off,” the Barbadian said here during the one-week camp. “I’m excited about the one-day tour; it’s a new chapter for me. I haven’t really played a lot of one-day cricket but I think it is something to look forward, and it is something I am very interested in as well.” Dowrich is competent gloveman and a stylish lower-order batsman who has impressed with four half-centuries in 14 Test innings. A positive stroke-player, the right-hander has already gathered three first class hundreds, in averaging nearly 37. However, he said there would be tweaks needed for both his batting and glove work, in order to be successful in the one-day format. “For me, one-day cricket is about being smart. You have to look to bat 50 overs, but you still have to be positive in your intent and I’m a positive person, so I don’t think it will be a big transition for me, but just being selective and being able to pick gaps and that sort of stuff [will be important],” he pointed out. “In terms of the keeping, [I have to be] a little more explosive and mobile in terms of movement. That’s all I have to really work on going into the one-day series.” Dowrich made headlines recently as West Indies stunned Pakistan to win the third and final Test in Sharjah by five wickets recently. He stroked an upbeat, unbeaten 60 to help pull West Indies out of trouble at 67 for five, and steer them to their target of 154 on the final day. Dowrich said the victory – the only one of the nine-match tour for West Indies – had been a huge boost for the Caribbean side. “Obviously, the vibe is very good around the setup right now. After winning the game, the guys are chirpy and you can see it in terms of the practice sessions,” he noted. Reflecting on his role in the victory, he said vice-captain and fellow Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite who finished not out on 60, had been an inspiration. West Indies will leave here at weekend and play their first game of the Tri-Nations Series against Sri Lanka next Wednesday in Harare. – S.F.
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Though it was a lopsided game, Alas said he was wary of Kia heading into the duel.“Kia is no pushover. Based on their game against NLEX, it will not be easy, and it was. I just told the guys that we can’t come to the game expecting a win. From this moment, we just have to practice as hard as we can and show our best individual defense because they are very talented individually,” he said.Phoenix had to wait until the second half before it ultimately shook off the Picanto. The Fuel Masters took a 26-point lead late behind the efforts of their third stringers.Rashawn McCarthy paced Kia with 22 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Eric Camson got 15 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Phoenix delivered a sensational showing in a physical second half to dump Kia, 125-102, for its first win Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.Wealth was spread throughout the Fuel Masters roster as seven players logged double-digits in scoring led by Matthew Wright and JC Intal.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Wright and Intal both registered 15 points and five rebounds, while Justin Chua also had 15 markers on top of four boards.Gelo Alolino and RJ Jazul combined for 26 points on a scintillating 6-of-8 shooting from three, rookie Jason Perkins just missed a double-double with 12 markers and nine rebounds that went with six assists, while Doug Kramer also had 12 points and five boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe win snapped Phoenix’s 10-game losing skid dating back to last season.“We can’t shake off the excitement because we really wanted to win the game,” said Louie Alas, who notched his first victory as Phoenix’s head coach. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PHOENIX 125 — Intal 15, Chua 15, Wright 15, Alolino 13, Jazul 13, Perkins 12, Kramer 12, Eriobu 11, Dehesa 7, Gamboa 6, Revilla 6, Cortes 0, Guevarra 0, Wilson 0. KIA 102 — McCarthy 22, Camson 15, Paniamogan 13, Corpuz 12, Reyes 11, Galanza 7, Ababou 7, Jamon 5, Yee 4, Khobuntin 3, Celda 2, Sara 0. Quarters: 24-14, 53-40, 88-69, 125-102.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ajun Melecio sets record straight: ‘I am not leaving DLSU’ MOST READ View comments read more
Twenty-three-year-old Dellon Henry of Houston, Greater Georgetown, is expected to appear before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court today in relation to the alleged shooting death of Dexter Griffith at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, on September 29, 2015.Dellon Henry, called “Nasty Man”Reports were that Griffith on the day in question, at about 19:30h, was sitting on a chair at Genip Street, Ruimveldt, when the accused walked towards him and fired several shots in his direction, mortally injuring him.It was also reported back then that after being shot, the now deceased man managed to stand up and walked a short distance away in an attempt to escape from Henry but eventually fell unconscious to the ground, while his assailant escaped.Public spirited persons near the scene of the crime had taken Griffith to a city hospital where he was later pronounced dead on arrival. Henry has always denied he murdered Griffith. In fact, he had noted that on the day in question and at the time of the shooting, he was at home with his mother and was nowhere near the scene of the crime. Henry was committed to stand trial two years ago. read more