VOCANOES IN TROUBLE AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Guyana Jaguars, leading Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 58 on first innings, reached 244 for four at the close on the third day of their sixth-round match yesterday. Scores: JAGUARS 237 (Vishaul Singh 104 not out, Veerasammy Permaul 47, Leon Johnson 23; Marlon Richards 3-41, Rayad Emrit 3-44, Jon-Russ Jagessar 3-59) and 244 for four (Leon Johnson 111 not out, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 42, Anthony Bramble 39 not out; Jon-Russ Jagessar 4-67). RED FORCE 179 (Yannic Cariah 68, Jason Mohammed 30, Evin Lewis 26; Veerasammy Permaul 5-65, Devendra Bishoo 3-48). JAGUARS IN COMMAND NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC): Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall grabbed his first-ever 10-wicket haul in first-class cricket to inspire Leeward Islands Hurricanes to an 85-run victory over Jamaica Scorpions and their first win of the Regional first-class championship here yesterday. Starting the final day of their sixth-round clash on 58 for two in search of 366 for victory, Scorpions were dismissed for 280 – undermined by Cornwall – who claimed seven for 131 to end with match figures of 12 for 205. Barbadian right-hander Kirk Edwards converted his overnight 28 into a top score of 93, while tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell got 39 and Carlton Baugh Jr, 25, but the task of scoring 308 on the final day proved too much for the visitors. Hurricanes had lost all five of their previous outings this season to languish at the bottom of the six-team standings. However, they broke out of their slump in style, taking wickets at regular intervals throughout the day to ensure that there was no way back for Scorpions. Edwards seemed to be steering Scorpions to safety when he anchored a series of small partnerships. He struck 13 fours and three sixes in an innings spanning 142 deliveries and 189 minutes before he was sixth out. He extended his overnight third-wicket stand with AndrÈ McCarthy to 41 before Cornwall grabbed his first wicket of the morning, trapping McCarthy lbw for 22 after 35 balls at the crease. Edwards then put on 38 with Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who made 21, and added another 47 for the fifth wicket with Antiguan Devon Thomas, who got 15. Unbeaten on 78 at the break, Edwards combined with Baugh afterwards to add 22 for the sixth wicket and looked set for his 10th first-class hundred when he edged Cornwall to slip at 189 for six. Cornwall then pulled off a fine return catch three balls later to remove David Bernard Jr, with no runs added to the score, as the death knell sounded for Scorpions. With hope dwindling quickly, Cottrell threw his bat around for three fours and three sixes in a 47-ball cameo, which unnerved Hurricanes, as he and Nikita Miller (15 not out) put on 34 for the last wicket. Fittingly, Cornwall took the final wicket to hand Scorpions their third defeat of the season. AT KENSINGTON OVAL: Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Barbados Pride by 200 runs on first innings, were 134 for seven in their second innings at the close on the penultimate day of their sixth-round match yesterday. Scores: VOLCANOES 250 (AndrÈ Fletcher 84, Kavem Hodge 53, Shane Shillingford 28; Miguel Cummings 5-47, Sulieman Benn 3-65) and 134 for seven (Keddy Lesporis 29, Johnson Charles 25, Andre Fletcher 25; Roston Chase 3-19, Sulieman Benn 2-38). PRIDE 450 for five decl. (Shai Hope 162, Kraigg Brathwaite 117, Roston Chase 40 not out, Kyle Corbin 38, Carlos Brathwaite 27; Johnson Charls 2-51, Shane Shillingford 2-131).
The Annual Spring Clean up and Registration will be held on April 27th at the Surerus Ball Diamonds from 12 until 2 p.m. Two players from each team must attend the event, at which time the $600 in league fees are due. The Annual Ump Clinic is scheduled for May 4th at Bert Ambrose Elementary. Teams in the Competitive Division require that two players attend, while teams in the Recreation Division must have four players on hand. Each team will also be receiving a roster sheet, scorebook and two game balls, and the exhibition schedule will also be passed out. – Advertisement –
Photo Attribution: US PresswireThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinal’s Bob McGinn apparently found the Twitterverse to be a bit quiet on Wednesday night because on Thursday morning he published this and all the people everywhere went bat poop crazy.The post is from McGinn, who is somebody Deadspin notes “may have more sources than any beat writer in the nation,” but the words that follow on Weeden, Luck, Tannehill, and Griffin are from various scouts around the league (those aforementioned sources).On Weeden: At the Senior Bowl, when he threw on air, great, when the game started he had two picks and looked so uncomfortable when he had to move. I do not see it with this guy at all. The first part, okay I got it, he didn’t play that well in the senior bowl, that’s fair…but to base your entire view of him around one game in which he was throwing to guys he’d never played with? Seems a tad irrational.Scored 27 on the Wonderlic, but scouts say he isn’t a quick study. Um…huh? The report went on to say about Brock Osweiler: “He’s very smart (Wonderlic of 25) and handles himself very well.” Oh, okay, now I get it [shakes head because still does not get it].Not a very strong arm. Not very good in the pocket. Average intelligence. He’s just a guy.Put it in the locker, read it every day before practice, and in 2018 when Chris Myers is asking you how feel about winning the AFC title say “my teammates and coaches are the ones who did this, I’m just a guy.” I’ll post it on this blog and never write anything again.On Luck:He might have been picked ahead of (Peyton) Manning. He’s not a (John) Elway arm. Neither was Manning. If you were just taking him and Peyton out of college they have very similar characteristics and careers. Luck would have been faster and stronger than Peyton.Isn’t it bizarre how little we’ve heard about him in the last month? And the “because we know where he’s going already” argument doesn’t work because we know where Griffin’s going too…I think he’s got enough arm to play at this level, but I don’t think he elevates your whole team. His athletic ability is outstanding, and he’s got a good arm. I don’t think it’s great. What’s between the ears is pretty good.So if this is a “not a great arm” I want to see a great one. Those scouts know these commercials aren’t real, correct?On Tannehill:He’s smart, a perfectionist, got a live arm, the prototype size and he’s athletic. He’s not a finished product, by any means. He’s kind of in the mold of Jake Locker last year.Aggie perfection = 6-6.If everyone just gives him time to develop I think he canIt’s 2012, not 1992.I don’t think it will be a panic pick. It’s a reality pick. If you don’t have a quarterback in this league you’re not going to win.Oh it will be a “the house is on fire and I have to grab one thing so I snag the laptop but I forgot about my three kids asleep in the back room” level panic pick. By whoever makes it.On Griffin:Very impressed in every aspect. Athletically, which is a given because he was a big-time track star in the state of Texas. He carries himself very well. A tremendous leader.I included this because I wanted to be fair to the whole report.He’s going to need technique work and fundamentals. But you cannot lose the fact that he’s got feet, touch downfield with accuracy, a strong arm. He’s charismatic and smart as (expletive).He scored a 24 on the Wonderlic. I’m not saying he’s not smart (because I think he is and I also don’t think Wonderlic should determine how smart you are) but these evaluations are such a canvas for whatever the individual scout wants them to be. You can turn a 24 on the Wonderlic into “smart as —-” and a 27 on the Wonderlic into “not a fast learner.” It’s just kind of dumb.Also, just so I’m on record as saying this, Griffin’s deep ball last year was something out of a silent film, just beautiful in every way.Everybody is just assuming because of the Heisman and the socks and all that bs. . . . they are ignoring a lot of bad tape that he’s had. I don’t think he has vision or pocket feel, which to me are the two most important components of quarterbacking. He’s just running around winging it. He’s (Michael) Vick, but not as good a thrower.The vision thing is fair, the Vick thing is not. People think that because you’re black you have to be compared to Vick, which is totally idiotic. He’s way more John Elway or Kordell Stewart than he is Michael Vick.He has better arm action and is more accurate with his deep ball, but he’s not as good as Cam Newton. As much as is written about his athleticism, his athleticism under duress in the pocket isn’t even close to Cam Newton’s. This guy, the only way he gets big plays with his feet is if he’s got a wide-open field and the sea opens for him. He’s got a little bit of a selfish streak, too. Everybody was laying on Cam, but for some reason this guy has become gloves off. He doesn’t treat anybody good.First of all, Cam Newton is pretty freaking good. Second, I feel like the end is right, everybody has become gloves in terms of criticizing him. I’m not saying that’s right or wrong, only that it’s the truth and that in today’s 2012 sports media landscape, that means a lot more than it used to.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. 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