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Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Frank Lampard

Mico scores win for new coach

Coach Shane Brooks, in his first season as coach of the Mico University College cricket team, is off to a winning start in the opening match of the intercollegiate cricket competition on Wednesday at the Mona Bowl.

Mico defeated defending champions UWI by three wickets in the 50 overs competition. Scores: UWI 137 off 39.4 overs and Mico 141 for seven off 37 overs.

Batting first, the UWI struggled against Mico's Oshean Wilson, who took three for 15 and Durain Lecky three for 34. Opener Leanordo Friginette got 32 and Romaine Morris 30.

Mico, in reply, were struggling at 26 for five before they were piloted to victory by Odain McCatty, who slammed 88.

Skipper Oshane Walters was the UWI's best bowler with three for 34, while Omar Samuels bagged two for 25.

WI Under-19s beat Kent by 28 runs


Antigua (CMC):

West Indies Under-19 defeated Kent Spitfires by 28 runs in the 19th game of the Regional Super50 at The Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here yesterday.

Scores: Under-19s 155 all out off 46.3 overs (Matthew Patrick 45, Bhaskar Yadram 29; Ivan Thomas 3-39, Darren Stevens 2-17).

Kent 127 all out off 34.5 overs (Sam Northeast 37,

Sean Dickson 20; Bhaskar Yadram 3-6).

Lampard retires at 38


Frank Lampard retired from football yesterday, ending a 21-year career in which he won every major honour at club level with Chelsea and established himself as the Premier League's highest-scoring midfielder.

Renowned for his professionalism, work rate, and the timing of his runs into the penalty box, the 38-year-old Lampard will go down as one of the greats of the Premier League era.

In his time at Chelsea from 2001-14, he became the club's record scorer with 211 goals, made 649 appearances, and was the heartbeat of teams that won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and the Champions League in 2012. He started out at West Ham before finishing his career with short stints at Manchester City and then New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Only strikers Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, and Andy Cole have scored more Premier League goals than Lampard's 177, a total that includes 10 or more goals in 10 straight seasons for Chelsea. And only Ryan Giggs and Gareth Barry have made more Premier League appearances than Lampard's 609.

Lampard also played 106 times for England.