Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith scored one goal to assist his Police team to a 5-0 victory over QPCC in the Mixed Veterans division of the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) National Indoor competition that concluded over the weekend.

Griffith scored the third item in the 18th minute following on teammate Solomon Eccles’ opening double (11, 12th). Nicholas Wren (22nd) and national marksman Roger Daniel (24th) rounded out the scoring for the Lawmen.

In the open Men’s and Women’s competition, Police and Shandy Carib Magnolias were crowned new champs respectively.

Police recorded a comfortable 5-1 triumph over the Defence Force while Magnolias put in a little more effort to secure a 6-3 victory over Malvern.

In related news, the annual Magnolia Indoor tournament will take place from November 20-23.

The tournament comprises the top local men’s and ladies clubs, male and female Under-21 teams and the veterans. All Divisional Finals will be played on Saturday, November 23.

Teams will be striving to capture the winners’ pot of $4,000 in both the Open Men and Women divisions. There will also be cash awards for the other divisions as well. Each division and placements, along with selected outstanding individual performances will also be awarded. Patrons and supporters are not forgotten, as every night there will be various attractive door and special prizes to be won.

TTHB Indoor final results:


Open Men

Police 5 (Dwain Quan Chan 13th, Jordan Reynos 16th, 34th, Solomon Eccles 26th, Akim Toussaint 35th) Defence Force 1 (Marcus James 34th)

Open Women

Magnolias 6 (Savannah De Freitas 31st, 31st, 32nd, Tracey Lee-James 9th, 20th, Rebekah Ngui 5th) Malvern 3 (Krizia Layne 1st, Oire Trotman 15th, 17th)

Trinity Men

Notre Dame 3 QPCC 3

Dames won 3-2 on sudden-death penalty shoot out

Trinity Women

Harvard Checkers 6 Notre Dame 2

U-19 Boys

Paragon 7 (Tariq Singh 4th, 12th, 18th, Tarell Singh 10th, Daniel Mc Kie 23rd, Christian John 36th, Okeem Brathwaite 38th) Malvern 2 (Aidan Marcano 14th, Jovan Wren 34th)

U-19 Girls

Magnolias 3 (Toni Campbell 12th, 24th, 38th) Paragon 1 (Naomi Sampson 2nd)

Mixed Veterans

Police 5 (Solomon Eccles 11th, 12th, Gary Griffith 18th, Nicholas Wren 22nd, Roger Daniel 24th) QPCC 0

Third-place playoff

Open Men

QPCC 4 (Darren Cowie 9th, Marcus Daniel 17th, Aidan De Gannes 22nd, 26th) Malvern 3 (Daniel Byer 2nd, 23rd, Kristien Emmanuel 20th)

Open Women

Paragon 7 (Zene Henry 10th, Kristin Thompson 14th, 16th, 31st, 40th, Keima Gardiner 27th, Danielle Thompson 28th) Ventures 3 (Dominique Robinson 12th, Amanda George 29th, 36th)


Opener Evin Lewis struck a trademark aggressive half-century while seamer Kesrick Williams marked his first appearance for West Indies in 16 months with a three-wicket haul, as the Caribbean side swept aside Afghanistan by 30 runs in their opening Twenty20 International in India yesterday.

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said that playing smart cricket on a slow pitch was key to their success in the opening game of the three-match T20 International series against Afghanistan in Lucknow yesterday.

Old rivals San Juan North Secondary and St Augustine Secondary will meet each other next Thursday to decide this year’s Coca Cola InterCol East Zone winners. Yesterday, at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, both schools enjoyed relatively smooth passages to the final.

The annual Yearling Sale is Sunday, but the breeding signs are not good for the local horse racing industry. At Sunday’s sale, only seven stud farms will be represented.

KAMRAN McIntosh-Ross has come down from the United States to compete in the national Under-16 tennis trials from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force suffered their first defeat in the Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday night, however it wasn’t a total loss, with captain Imran Khan and coach Mervyn Dillon insisting that the hosts will learn from the setback and come back stronger against the USA at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba today.