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Second consecutive match affected by rain, could not stop the West Indies from advancing into the Super 8 stage

In Cricket: A second consecutive match affected by rain, could not stop the West Indies from advancing  into the Super 8 stage, of the 20/20 World Cup now underway, in Sri Lanka.

In their second match this morning against Ireland, rain forced the match to be abandoned, after Ireland had batted for 19 overs, scoring 126/6 in the process.

However because of WI superior batting rate in their first match against Australia on  Friday, they were able to edge the Irishmen  for the second spot to move onto the next round.

Darren Sammy said, he was satisfied with his side’s performance against Ireland after his bowlers took a hammering on Friday at the hands of the Australians.

Their opponent in the Super 8 on Thursday will be the World Number 1 side England.

In Chess: 22 Junior Chess players battled it out over the weekend, for entry into the Topco National Junior Championships,  and seven were successful. The Junior Championships takes  place in October.

The seven players are Anthony Drayton, Ron Motilall, Saied Ali, Carlos Peterson, Davion Mars, Dravin Drickpaul and Trenton Bennet. They will be joined in the Championships by Haifeng Su of Queens College. Su is the defending Champion.

The players were rewarded  for their efforts and were asked to keep themselves sharp for the upcoming engagement.

Sales Manager Alexis Langhorne was on hand to  distribute the prizes and she said, that DDL will continue to be a friend  to the Chess Federation.

Anthony Drayton was the only player to play unbeaten.

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