Guyana’s rac­quet wield­ers off to Com­mon­wealth Games

Stabroek News Sunday - - STABROEK SPORT -

The feisty Nigel Bryan and Natalie ‘speedy’ Cum­mings are also ex­pected to spring a few sur­prises and could find them­selves mak­ing the head­lines.

Guyana, though, will be with­out fe­male sen­sa­tion Chelsea Edghill, who, re­gret­tably had to miss the games be­cause of her aca­demic com­mit­ments.

Her ab­sence will mainly hurt the lo­cal’s prospects of medal­ing prospects since she re­cently dis­played fine form, serv­ing her way to cham­pi­onship hon­ours in the women’s sin­gles at the St Joseph Gar­dens Open Ta­ble Ten­nis Cham­pi­onship a few weeks ago.

Her ab­sence none­the­less, pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity for the 2017 ju­nior Caribbean bronze medal­ist, Priscilla Greaves to gain some valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence on the big stage.

Coach Idi Lewis is tasked with over­see­ing the team’s medal hunt in Aus­tralia. The team will land in Aus­tralia to­day.

Guyana’s del­e­ga­tion: Christo­pher Franklin, She­mar Brit­ton, Nigel Bryan, and Joel Al­leyne, Tre­nace Lowe, Natalie Cum­mings and Priscilla Greaves

Guyana’s ta­ble ten­nis del­e­ga­tion mo­ments be­fore de­part­ing the U.S en route to Aus­tralia for the 2018 edi­tion of the Com­mon­wealth Games.

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