GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):West Indies Under-19 skipper Shimron Hetmyer struck his maiden first-class hundred yesterday as Guyana Jaguars took a huge step towards retaining their Regional four-day title.Playing on the opening day of the final-round encounter at the National Stadium, the 19-year-old Hetmyer carved out an attractive 107 – an innings that propelled the leaders and defending champions to 297 for four at the close against Jamaica Scorpions.Test opener Rajindra Chandrika weighed in with 76 to break out of his slump, while captain Leon Johnson extended his excellent form with an unbeaten 58.Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs was the best Scorpions bowler, with two for 63.Entering the final round seven points ahead of second-place Barbados Pride, Jaguars batted in partnerships to ensure that there were no hiccups that would injure their title hopes.Pride in chargeAT WARNER PARK: Barbados Pride, replying to Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ first innings of 119 all out, reached 145 for four at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here Friday.Scores: HURRICANES 119 all out (Jahmar Hamilton 42, Kieran Powell 33; Jomel Warrican 3-33, Kemar Roach 2-21, Miguel Cummins 2-30). PRIDE 145 for four (Omar Phillips 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 31, Shai Hope 27, Roston Chase 22 not out; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-50).Red Force make 211AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE: Windward Islands Volcanoes, replying to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s 211, were 33 without loss at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here yesterday.Scores: RED FORCE 211 (Narsingh Deonarine 91 not out, Imran Khan 39, Kyle Hope 28). VOLCANOES 33 without loss (Tyrone Theophile 20 not out).
Former Holy Trinity High School football representative Jordan Foote was remembered with glowing tributes during a packed funeral at the Arnold Road Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday. Jordan, who lived and breathed football, was laid to rest in a Manchester United-styled coffin. The lnternment took place at the Dovecot Memorial Park. He was born Jordan Jerome Foote on June 1, 1997 and lost his battle with bone cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies on March 5. Foote almost single-handedly led the unheralded Holy Trinity High School to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014. Left behind He left behind mother Nadine Sutherland, father Cavel, and five brothers, among other relatives and friends. Ryan Foote, his older brother, recalled Jordan as his “prized possession”. “My little brother who I looked up to in football, I love you. Words can’t describe,” he said. Ryan thanked the generous sponsors who rallied to Foote’s aid, the Holy Trinity High School, and others, while singling out Manning cup coach Devon Anderson as “man of the moment” for his role in Jordan’s life. Anderson later shared with The Gleaner: “I still think I didn’t do enough. He was like a son to me.” Jordan attended Elletson Primary School from 2004-2009 before moving on to Holy Trinity High between 2009 and 2015. Holy Trinity’s Manning Cup team’s vice captain Karim Brown, who has known Jordan for over five years, said: “It is very sad. He is the one who inspired me to start playing for Holy Trinity. Before I went to the school, I was hearing about him and I looked up to him.” Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt affectionately called Jordan “my number 10”, adding farewell to to Jordan “who we all loved”. She added: “Jordan and his team put us on the map as football players that everyone had to take a second look at, and at the time when Jordan got ill, that was when I knew there was so much that was correct and right with Jamaica,” the Holy Trinity principal stressed as she spoke of the financial assistance Foote received to do his surgery. Central Kingston Member of Parliament and former Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, shared: “On behalf of the people of Central Kingston, I offer sincere sympathies to his family and to the colleagues at Holy Trinity High School, the students making marvellous strides in wholesome education.” Captain Horace Burrell, Jamaica Football Federation president, on his way to Costa Rica for tomorrow’s return leg World Cup qualifying football match, stopped to deliver his message. “Having lost a son around about the same age, I kind of understand how it feels and sincere condolences to the parents, other family members, to the school, and to all the football fraternity and we mourn with the parents.We ask that those who are close to the parents give support,” Burrell outlined. Tributes Other tributes came from Saccheen Laing, who read a poem to her ‘friend’; Michael Ricketts, Clarendon Football Association president; Holy Trinity and Hydel High Schools; Marlon Campbell – St Catherine High; family friend Karen Edmond, and the education ministry, courtesy of Sergeant Coleridge Minto, director of safety and security in schools. The offering collected will go towards the Jordan Foote Foundation. read more