Forrester looks to improve at BACC

first_imgGuyana’s very own Winston Forrester continues to impress in his striving to attain the glory of donning those West Indian maroons.Winston ForresterSpeaking with Guyana Times Sport, the Georgetowner explained that cricket was something that had always captivated his interest as a child, but he began to take serious interest in the sport only when he began residing with his mom on Regent Street at the tender age of thirteen.He revealed that what made his love for cricket grow even stronger was that his next door neighbour was Guyana’s national player Robin Bacchus, who at that time was one of the country’s best youth batsmen.He said he and Bacchus would play a lot of cricket, and this helped to mould and influence him into the cricketer he is today.He said Bacchus then took him to join the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) which was only 2 minutes’ travel from where he lived; and the rest is history.Throughout his promising cricket career, Forrester has played for many clubs overseas. He has had stints in Trinidad, Canada, and currently New York.Forrester recalled that as a young man growing up, he played a lot of two-day cricket and took quite a number of five-wicket hauls. He even recalled his spell of 6-33 against Everest Cricket Club, and the 178 he scored against Couva Sports Club while in Trinidad.Forrester is currently in New York, where he represents the Big Apple Cricket Club. According to the all-rounder, “The Captain of the club, Jamal Hinckson, asked me to play with them. I knew Jamal from back home in Guyana; he played for DCC. He told me his club needed a batsman, and offered me the chance to come and play cricket in the US”, Forrester revealed.Forrester says his team recently won the 40 overs title in the Eastern American Cricket League, where he was adjudged man-of-the-match for contributing a brilliant all-round performance of scoring 49 and taking a wicket for 18 runs from seven overs.last_img read more

Krishnappa Gowtham shines but New Zealand A on top vs India A in 3rd unofficial Test

first_imgIndia A off-spinner shone on Day 3 of the third unofficial Test against New Zealand A as the hosts were restricted to 398 in their first innings at Cobham Oval in Whangarei.Gowtham finished with figures of six for 139 after which Ravikumar Samantha and Ankeet Bawane helped India to 38 for 1 at stumps. India lost opener Abhimanyu Easwaran for two as the visiting team trials by 37 runs.Earlier resuming from 121 for 3, New Zealand managed to take a 75 run first-innings lead, riding on right-hand batsman Cameron Fletcher’s career-best innings of 103. Fletcher hit seven boundaries and a six in his 221-balls innings.The trio of Tim Seifert (86), Doug Bracewell (55) and Kyle Jamieson (53) also chipped in for New Zealand with half centuries.Gowtham drew first blood of the day by dismissing overnight batsman Rachin Ravindra. Other overnight batsman Seifert departed next, following which Bracewell joined Fletcher at the crease.Bracewell’s innings was studded with nine boundaries. He was dismissed by Navdeep Saini with the host at 257 for six.The duo of Fletcher and Jamieson then put up a 100 run stand which ended with Gowtham dismissing the latter.Gowtham then scalped the remaining wickets of Fletcher, Theo van Woerkom, and Lachlan Ferguson.Brief scores: India A: 323 and 38/1 in 14 overs (R Samarth 27 not out; D Bracewell 1/17)New Zealand A: 398 all out in 131.4 overs ( C Fletcher 103, T Seifert 86; K Gowtham 6/139).(With inputs from PTI)Also Read | Bharat Army welcomes Team India at Adelaide airport ahead of 1st Test vs AustraliaAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatadvertisementlast_img read more