Category Archives: Guyana Sports

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY – By Dmitri Allicock

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RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

 By Dmitri Allicock

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 Stride through soft savannah high

Grasslands of Guyana a regal sigh

5000 sq. mils of swamp and plains

Steady in saddle with guiding reins Continue reading

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Striking Bodybuilder – Alicia Harris

Striking Bodybuilder  –   Alicia Harris

I stay as natural as I can”

By Dmitri Allicock

Alicia Harris

Alicia Harris

“Well I’m a former track athlete, so I do a lot of track workouts when the weather is nice… I try to stay as natural as I can with my foods, a lot of proteins of course, not so much carbs, but not so crazy that I’m depleting myself.  I just keep my energy levels up so I can keep my workouts up.”

Weighing 124 lbs, meet incredible Alicia Harris 5feet 4inches of perfect physique, dedication and finely chiseled beauty. Alicia is a professional body builder and athlete of Guyanese heritage.

“I am a recovering track and field college athlete. Recovering meaning after college was over, there was a piece of competition missing from my life.  I decided to partake in a different kind of competing where I could continue to work out and be rewarded for it.     [read more:   The Gorgeous Alicia Harris ]

Basil Fitzherbert Butcher turns 80

   Basil Fitzherbert Butcher turns 80

By Dmitri Allicock

Basil Butcher

Basil Butcher

Happy 80th birthday to Basil Fitzherbert Butcher! Born September 3, 1933, Port Mourant, British Guiana now Guyana is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 44 Tests from 1958 to 1969. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970.

Basil Butcher was a wristy batsman and was a consistent number 4 and 5 in the West Indies side. He made an immediate impact on the international scene with 64 not out on debut against India in 1958-59 and finishing with 486 runs at 69.42. He struggled until the 1963 tour of England, where he rediscovered his form by making 383 runs which included an innings of 133 from a team total of just 229, helping the West Indies to a draw at Lord’s.   Continue reading

Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

By Dmitri Allicock

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Born August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana now Guyana, was a former Guyana and West Indies cricketer.

In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation, a position that was only relinquished in the latter half of the 1990s. He is one of the most successful Test captains of all time with a record of 74 test captaincy and 36 wins.   Continue reading