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So Saturday morning I woke-up to the numbing news that the former Barbados and West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman David Murray had passed.

Two goals from Marcus Rashford and a further by Phil Foden helped England secure a dominant 3-0 win over Wales yesterday and a place in the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s side dominated the first half but struggled to make it count until Rashford hit a superb free-kick minutes into the second half, followed seconds later by a Foden tap-in.

Rashford netted England’s third on 68 minutes with a clean strike that went through Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward’s legs to seal a comfortable victory over their home nation rivals.

Jyd Goolie continued his impressive form in the Dream11 Trinidad T10 Blast, yesterday, to lead the Steelpan Players to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over the Soca Kings, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

The 25-year-old left-hander who had scores of 39 not out and 44 not out earlier in the tournament, smashed an unbeaten 55 off 17 balls to propel the Players to 140 for two, off 8.5 overs, replying to the Kings’ imposing 137 for five off ten overs.

NATIONAL Coca-Cola InterCol semi-final matches will be played on Saturday with a double-header at the Hasely Crawford stadium, Mucurapo.

These matches had to be rescheduled owing to the inclement weather over the past few days. This has also resulted in the quarter-final clash which pit Central Zone winners Chaguanas North Secondary against the 2022 SSFL league champions and South Zone victors St. Benedict’s College, which is being played today on the Fatima College ground, from 3.30 p.m.

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“I hope I can reach the highest levels and continue to give the people in my community of John John, Laventille hope that they can do the same as me or even better in any area of life.”

Shakeem McKay leaves for the United States in January to take up an athletic scholarship at Louisiana State University (LSU). He will study kinesiology. The 19-year-old sprinter is keen to use his successes on the track and in the classroom to inspire his peers.

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