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Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Wharves U15 cricket

St Ann posted a big win against St Mary, by nine wickets, at Boscobel Sports Club in the Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket competition on Monday. St Ann won the toss and invited St Mary to take first strike. They made a paltry 69 all out with Christlyn McKenzie, 30, top-scoring. Kevorn Hinds, five for 10, and Blaine Rose, three for 23, took the bulk of the wickets.

St Ann replied with 70, losing just one wicket. Andre Smiley, 42 not out, scored the most runs. Tajae Coke took the lone wicket, for 25, in four overs.

In another match, at Jamalco Sports Club, Clarendon defeated St Catherine by 76 runs after winning the toss and posting 173 all out. Dave Francis, 51, Mario Duncan, 33, Jerome Banner and Romain Silva made 21 each. Shane Anderson, five for 18 and Shaquille Craig, two for 54, got the bulk of the wickets.

St Catherine were under pressure from the beginning, losing wickets regularly, until they were eventually dismissed for 97. Only Shaquille Craig, 14, and Shane Anderson, 13, got into double figures. The wicket takers were Mario Duncan, three for 26, Romain Silva two for 18 and Shavon Anderson two for 19.

The match between defending champions Manchester and St Elizabeth at Manchester High School was rained out after Manchester scored 132 for eight.

Silva signs five-year deal


Spain playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City, tying one of the English champions' most important players to the club until the summer of 2019. Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 and has been instrumental in the club's rise as a force in English football, playing a key role in their Premier League title successes in 2012 and last season.

The 28-year-old Silva said yesterday it was a "straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years" at City, and sees "no reason why we won't become one of the top teams in the world".

Silva is a regular in Spain's national team, with whom he won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012.

United bans iPads, tablets


Manchester United is banning fans from bringing iPads or other tablet devices into Old Trafford this season, saying the club is following the latest security intelligence. Ahead of yesterday's friendly against Valencia, an email was circulated to United supporters explaining that the list of prohibited items for match days now includes "large electronic devices including laptops and tablets".

United says the policy change will "ensure the continued safety and security of all spectators".

Football fans are increasingly using iPads and similar devices to take photographs and videos in stadiums, increasing fears that matches could be filmed and copyright laws could be broken. No other English club is believed to have introduced such measures.