Canal Number Two invited to another Suriname cricket competition

first_imgAFTER an impressive performance at the recently concluded Spartan Cricket Club International Four-Team Cricket Competition, at the Dr Snell Park in Paramaribo, Guyanese club Canal Number Two have been invited to compete in another competition.According to information from the West Bank club, the tournament is scheduled for this September and will be organised by the same coordinators.In the four-team competition last weekend, Canal Number Two were undone by the rain. In the final against Spartan CC, they were sent it to bat in the T20 fixture. The visitors made 117 before they were bowled out. Former national U-17 cricketer Narendra Persaud top-scored with 50 runs.In the chase, Spartans were on 24-1 before rain stopped play. The umpires then recalculated the total and the home team needed just 28 more runs from five overs. Persaud returned with the ball to pick up two wickets, but Spartans dominated the clash.Prior to the final on Sunday, Canal team had registered wins against Amar Shakti Cricket team and Nickerie All Stars Cricket Club.In the first clash, the visitors restricted the Amar Shakti for 61-8 from their 20 overs, with medium fast bowler Mark Jeffers taking 3-9. Spinners Malcolm Hubbard and Anand Persaud supported with two wickets each. Canal Number Two then raced to 62-0 in 5.3 overs.Persaud finished with an unbeaten 37 and Jeffers 25 not out.On Saturday, the Canal team restricted the All Stars for 53-5. Persaud again took two wickets, while Hubbard and Narendra Persaud finished with one each. Jeffers led the attack with the bat (37 not out), which helped Canal to overhaul the total in 4.1 overs.last_img read more

UW splits weekend series with No. 3 North Dakota

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoWith emotions running high all weekend at the Kohl Center,the Wisconsin Badgers and North Dakota Fighting Sioux skated to a series split.Behind a fantastic performance by junior goalie ShaneConnelly, UW came away with a 4-0 shutout Friday. Wisconsin came out flatSaturday night, however, and fell to No. 3 North Dakota 3-1 in the seriesfinale.North Dakota (5-3-1, 3-3-0 WCHA) struck first midway throughthe opening period when Chris VandeVelde’s backhander snuck over Connelly’sshoulder for a power play goal. Just as it looked like the Badgers would escapethe first period down just 1-0, the Sioux’s T.J. Oshie took a one-timer infront of the net from linemate Ryan Duncan, beating Connelly with only threeseconds remaining before intermission.Wisconsin (5-3-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) had just six shots on goal inthe first period and looked lost on both sides of the puck.”There were a lot of things we were disappointed in,” headcoach Mike Eaves said following Saturday’s loss. “Lack of confidence, poisewith the puck — we held onto it too long. … We looked disjointed, disorganized,and a good team took it to us pretty good tonight.””We knew they’d be fired up and ready to go,” defensemanDavis Drewiske said. “We said all the right things beforehand, but just didn’thave a lot of spark coming out of the locker room.”One of the only emotional lifts the Badgers received allnight came late in the second period. Already leading 2-0, the Sioux had achance to close the door with another goal. Connelly was caught out of positionin front of the net, leaving the right side of the goal completely open. NorthDakota’s Brad Miller got the puck in front of the net and shot toward the openside of the goal. Connelly dove back and flipped through the air to swat thepuck with his stick just before it crossed the goal line, bringing the KohlCenter crowd to their feet and providing a temporary lift for the Badgers.”My stick was in the right place at the right time,”Connelly said. “My job is to keep the puck out of the net, so I’ve got to usehead, stick, toe, whatever to try to keep it out and keep the team in thegame.”Wisconsin was unable to do anything with the energy andmomentum finally on their side, instead allowing North Dakota to score againjust minutes later. Andrew Kozek put UND up 3-0 after his shot hit the post onthe right side of the net and bounced in.Matthew Ford put UW on the board late in the third period,but the 3-1 deficit was too much to overcome for the Badgers.Both teams finally let their emotions get the best of themnear the end of Saturday’s game, with tensions culminating in a fight thatresulted in 20 total penalties, 120 penalty minutes and 10 ejections — fivefrom each team.”For the whole series, I thought it was pretty highintensity for early in the year,” Drewiske said. “Any time there’s two talentedteams going at it, once in a while stuff can boil over.”An entirely different Wisconsin team showed up for theseries opener Friday. The first period saw no goals by either team, as NorthDakota failed to capitalize on easy scoring opportunities. Both Oshie andRobbie Bina had shots at the net with Connelly out of position, but Oshie’sshot went wide and Bina’s clanked off the goalpost.”To come out of (the first period) 0-0 was pretty good forus,” Eaves said. “It was a matter of regrouping [and saying], ‘OK, now you’veseen it. You’ve seen why they were picked to do a lot of things this season.’”With their top line on the ice, the Badgers finally opened thescoring in the second period. UND goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux tried to clearthe puck out of the zone, but forward Podge Turnbull kept it in along theboards. After Turnbull sent a pass towards the net, Kyle Turris put up a shotthat was stopped by Lamoureux. Ben Street then collected the rebound andslipped it past Lamoureux, giving UW a 1-0 lead and extending Street’s scoringstreak to eight consecutive games.With the outstanding performance of Connelly — who made 43saves on the night — one goal would have been enough for the Badgers. They wenton to score three more times, however, as Brendan Smith, Blake Geoffrion andJohn Mitchell each recorded third-period goals.”We needed [Shane’s] efforts in net with a young team,”Eaves said.The Badgers will now face Colorado College on the road nextweekend as they look to earn their first conference series sweep.”Onan individual basis, the guys can take the experience [from this series],”Drewiske said. “We know that if we want to be a big time team, we’ve got to beable to win on back-to-back nights.”last_img read more

MBB : Look both ways: Season ends without goals accomplished, but SU’s future looks bright

first_imgLooking backContaining supreme highs and incredibly deflating lows, the 2010-11 season was tumultuous for the Orange. It began with an 18-0 start — the second-best start in Jim Boeheim’s 35 years.But after catapulting to No. 3 in the national rankings, the freefall began. A four-game losing streak, one short of the worst in the Boeheim era, shook the team in the middle of the Big East season.Months after Boeheim had called his team the most overrated squad he has ever had, huge deficiencies were exploited.The streak was snapped with two wins over Connecticut and South Florida, but then two more losses followed. The team sat at 20-6, 7-6 Big East in mid-February.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut suddenly, the swagger returned in the form of a five-game winning streak to finish the regular season. It was capped by a 48-point Senior Day win over DePaul, the greatest margin of victory in Big East history.Heading into postseason play, confidence was high again.The Orange made the Big East tournament as a No. 4 seed, one spot from where SU was pegged preseason. The Orange made the NCAA Tournament as a three seed, about where SU was pegged throughout the season by bracketologists.But dig deeper and the season was anything but steady. The Jekyl and Hyde act from the team as a whole spoke to that. One game, Scoop Jardine was saving the Orange and sending a Big East tournament semifinal into overtime. The next, he was shooting the Orange out of that game as well as the NCAA Tournament’s third round.Kris Joseph could go for 21 points while willing SU to an overtime win over Rutgers. But the next game, he was not demanding the basketball in the final seconds against Marquette on a play designed for him.One game, Fab Melo would show up. The next, he wouldn’t. All the freshmen took turns playing well and then disappearing.When taking into account preseason expectations, only one player met those expectations: Rick Jackson.Syracuse seemed to surf the unsteady season fine. But in retrospect, there was little progression with regard to expecting steady contributions from anyone but Jackson. And it all melded into the perfect storm against Marquette.The final minute against the Golden Eagles said it all. There was a disconnect on an inbounds play designed for Joseph, as the ball was passed to Jardine.There seemed to be a disconnect with regard to roles and expectations for SU’s players all season. And even if the numbers on the surface look fine, how SU departed spoke to the rockiness of the season overall.Looking aheadThrough a cloud of disappointment following Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament loss to Marquette, Brandon Triche was able to see a silver lining. Yes, SU’s senior leader, Rick Jackson, will be gone. But to Triche, the pieces are in place for the Orange to perhaps be even better next year.Despite the bitter feeling in the locker room Sunday, Triche was able to envision what could be as the team moves forward.‘We should have a lot of talent next year,’ Triche said. ‘We’ll have a lot of experience and depth coming back. We should get back to the Tournament and do a little better.’There’s good reason for Triche’s optimism, too. Other than Jackson — who will undoubtedly be missed — the Orange should have everybody else returning. While SU’s four freshmen went through growing pains this season, they all developed individually by getting in-game experience. This offseason should develop them even more, too.So, in addition to depth, the experience should be there to compete at a high level.Jim Boeheim will likely be fortunate enough to have a problem most coaches envy. He’ll have enough depth that will allow him to sprinkle in a trio of freshmen. That includes Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams, who were selected as McDonald’s All-Americans, and Trevor Cooney, rated the No. 17 shooting guard in the Class of 2011 by Scout.com. With the loaded roster Boeheim has coming back, that will be no small task.In addition, Boeheim will likely have 7-foot center DaShonte Riley back after he took a medical redshirt this season due to a foot injury.‘We’ve got a lot of experience coming back,’ said Kris Joseph, who said Sunday he plans to return for his senior season. ‘The freshmen who played are going to come back and help us. We’ve got a freshman class that’s unbelievable, and they’re going to be able to come in and contribute. So I’m looking forward to it.’But talent doesn’t necessarily translate to a deep NCAA Tournament run. SU had talented rosters each of the past three seasons, yet never advanced further than the Sweet 16.Perhaps that will add fuel to the fire. Triche said SU has had too much talent to be content with winning a mere game or two before bowing out. With an experienced core, a star-studded recruiting class and a Hall of Fame coach, the hype will begin not too far after this season ends.‘It’s tough because we thought we could’ve done better this season,’ Triche said. ‘Now all I want to do is fast forward to next season.’aljohn@syr.eduaolivero@syr.edu Comments Published on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Daniel Jones, Kyle Allen, Wayne Gallman go from waiver pickups to fantasy starters

first_imgWEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerMaybe you’re more of one for hurdling over thin air: You’ll like the Vernon Davis sleeper pick, then. He’s joined by veteran tight end Jared Cook, who’s been an utter disappointment so far. And in our weekly D/ST sleeper and streaming options, we’re going after a couple crazy quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Gardner Minshew.Week 4 was a solid week for us, as our headliners on both our sleeper and bust articles panned out. The sleepers were Daniel Jones and Demarcus Robinson, and Jones balled out to the tune of four TDs in his first NFL start, and Robinson made one of the best touchdown catches of the season. Greg Olsen had another good game, too, as did the Packers D/ST.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPIt was a rough week for a lot of our other sleepers. At least Frank Gore found paydirt, which is something Carlos Hyde and Miles Sanders can’t say (though Sanders did have over 120 total yards). Matthew Stafford and Kyler Murray underwhelmed. Deebo Samuel, Marvin Jones and Jimmy Graham all should’ve been on your fantasy benches, too. Hopefully the headliners and some more key players are right this week!For our Week 4 bust picks, click here.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWeek 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsTroymaine Pope, Chargers @ Dolphins (Billy Heyen). This has been updated from Justin Jackson, who’s been ruled out for Sunday. This is a one-week window for Pope, who will look to do what Tony Pollard did last week and rush for 100-plus yards as a backup against the Dolphins. We could see heavy Pope usage in the second half once L.A. gets out to a big lead, as it’s being reported that Melvin Gordon will only play in an “emergency.”James White, Patriots @ Bills (Vinnie Iyer). He should be back and busy for Tom Brady, as it’s hard to throw deep against the Bills given their coverage and edge rush strengths.Wayne Gallman, Giants vs. Redskins (Matt Lutovsky).  Saquon who? (Too soon?). OK, that’s ridiculous, but volume alone can help Gallman can get the job done in Week 4 against a Redskins defense allowing the eighth-most rushing yards to RBs.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksDaniel Jones, Giants vs. Redskins (Heyen).  We were right on Jones for one week. His two passing touchdowns, two rushing scores and more than 300 yards through the air will work just fine. He gets another cupcake matchup Week 4 with the Redskins, who were just thrown all over by Mitchell freakin’ Trubisky.Jacoby Brissett, Colts vs. Raiders (Iyer). He may not have T.Y. Hilton, but he has plenty of other receivers and tight ends to do damage on Oakland at home.Kyle Allen, Panthers @ Texans (Lutovsky).  Week 3’s other big breakout came from Allen, who matched Jones’s four TDs and was more efficient. The Texans are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs, thanks in large part to the just over 300 yards per game they’re giving up in the passing game. Given Carolina’s unique pass-catching weapons, Allen has a high floor and high ceiling.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversDevin Smith, Cowboys @ Saints (Heyen). Smith leads the NFL in average air yards per target, according to NFL’s Next Gen Stats. He also led Dallas WRs in Week 3 snaps. All it will take is one big play for Smith to have been worth starting, and he’ll be on the field enough to have plenty of chances at that one home run.Dontrelle Inman, Chargers @ Dolphins (Iyer). Let’s hope Miami will put some coverage attention on red-hot Keenan Allen and open things up for Inman, filling in for Mike Williams, to dominate with big plays and his first TD.Parris Campbell, Colts vs. Raiders (Lutovsky). With T.Y. Hilton (quad) ailing, someone has to step up for the Colts. Campbell is the type of gamebreaker who can do a lot with a little, and against the Raiders, who are allowing the fifth-most FPPG to WRs, he should get several chances.Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsT.J. Hockenson, Lions vs. Chiefs (Heyen). Two-straight weeks of one catch might have you looking elsewhere from Hockenson. This is a good matchup, though, as Kansas City looks to funnel targets to the middle of the field. The Lions will be playing catch-up, so Hockenson should have a better floor this week than either of the last two.Jared Cook, Saints vs. Cowboys (Iyer). He’s been a bust so far, but Dallas can’t cover the position well, and he should be involved more for Teddy Bridgewater.Vernon Davis, Redskins @ Giants (Lutovsky).Davis has had at least four targets in every game this year, so while the volume isn’t overly impressive, he’s still consistently involved. The Giants allowed two TE touchdowns in Week 1 and gave up 66 yards to O.J. Howard in Week 3, so this matchup leans positive. At some point Terry McLaurin is going to stop scoring touchdowns, and Davis is a good candidate to pick up another one. Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesBaltimore Ravens vs. Browns (Heyen). Baker Mayfield has been turning the ball over and getting sacked too much for anyone’s liking (aside from those playing the Ravens’ D/ST this week). The Cleveland offense won’t fix itself overnight, so although there are some playmakers there, Baltimore should have some chances to make plays.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bengals (Iyer). Let’s give them the prime-time home bump as they did get some takeaways last week, and the Bengals have been sloppy with the ball and can’t slow down T.J. Watt.Denver Broncos vs. Jaguars (Lutovsky). To say the Broncos are “due” would be an understatement. Denver hasn’t recorded a sack or a takeaway this year, and that has to change at some point. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew has mostly avoided mistakes so far despite playing in a loud dome (Houston) and on short rest (Tennessee), but now he’s playing in one of the toughest road environments in the NFL. Something’s gotta give here, and we’re siding with the home team. If you read our waiver wire articles earlier in the week, you’ll recognize the three players in the picture above: Daniel Jones, Kyle Allen and Wayne Gallman. Things move quickly in fantasy football. Not only are those three Week 4 waiver-wire darlings, but we also think you should consider them as sleepers and potential starters in your fantasy lineups thanks to their matchups this week. Of course, we have three sleepers at every position for you, so hopefully you can find the guy that best fits your roster and get him into your starting lineup. Maybe that will be one of the former Ohio State receivers we’ve singled out, Cowboys’ Devin Smith and Colts’ Parris Campbell. They’re both super fast and should see at least one more week of increased usage, and they were also widely available in leagues before waivers started to run. last_img read more

Exploring Notre Dame’s schedule in a conference-only college football season

first_imgThere are other radical alternatives — including temporary membership in a conference — but those would be extreme measures the Irish would be unlikely to take given their stance on remaining independent through the College Football Playoff era.  The other factor to consider is the partnership with NBC. Notre Dame had seven games scheduled on the network. The matchups with Wisconsin and Stanford are gone, and Arkansas might be, depending on the SEC’s decision. The games against Western Michigan, Duke, Clemson and Louisville are still there. That network is not going to want to lose that money if there is a college football season.  The Irish, like the rest of the Power 5, remain in limbo because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If there is a season, it’s still safe to assume that Notre Dame would be part of it. Notre Dame showing up to their conference-only games this season. 😂 pic.twitter.com/nt7uV4ssxn— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 9, 2020MORE: College football games canceled by Big Ten’s conference-only scheduleThe Irish, of course, are an independent that doubles as one of college football’s biggest brands. In 2019, 247Sports.com ranked the Irish as the fifth most-valuable program in the FBS with a value that is close to a billion dollars.  Here is a closer look at where the Irish stand if 2020 does indeed have a season.  Who is still on the Irish’s schedule?   The Irish still have six games scheduled with ACC opponents as part of their agreement with the conference, and that includes a blockbuster matchup with Clemson at Notre Dame Stadium on Nov. 7.  Wake Forest, Duke, Pitt, Georgia Tech and Louisville also are on the schedule, and that would fill out most of an eight-to-10 game season if the ACC allows for that.  That ACC agreement works in favor of the conference, too. Outgoing ACC commissioner John Swofford reportedly will work with the Irish on those scheduling matters.  #ACC commissioner John Swofford has said that if league adopts an all-conference football schedule for 2020, Notre Dame likely will be in mix. Irish already have six ACC opponents on docket.— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) July 9, 2020That agreement, however, does not account for the other six games on the schedule.  Who is off the Irish’s schedule? The biggest loss on the schedule for the Irish is the Oct. 3 matchup with Wisconsin, which was scheduled to be played at Lambeau Field. That was arguably the second-most important game on the schedule in terms of the College Football Playoff race.  Also gone: Pac-12 rivalries with Stanford and USC. The Cardinal were supposed to come to Notre Dame on Oct. 10, and the Irish were scheduled to visit rival USC on Nov. 28. This will be the first time Notre Dame hasn’t played USC since World War II.Notre Dame also has an SEC opponent on the schedule in Arkansas; a Sept. 12 game that could get canceled when the SEC makes its decision on whether to go to a conference-only model.   The remaining schedule features a matchup with Navy — which was moved to Annapolis from Dublin, Ireland — and that game remains in question. Notre Dame would have to find options for those six games. The Irish and Midshipmen have played every year since 1927.The only other game on the schedule is a home game with Western Michigan — the second Group of 5 team on the schedule.  What alternatives do the Irish have?  Notre Dame could leverage its independent status to get other games. Irish Breakdown points out that the Irish have a promised return trip to BYU, and this could be the right time to cash that in. BYU lost five games from its schedule with the Pac-12’s and Big Ten’s announcements.Other independent teams include Liberty, Army, UMass, New Mexico State and UConn. That pool of opponents would not help the Irish’s strength of schedule, but in the current landscape any games are possible.   The Big Ten and Pac-12 are moving to conference-only models for the 2020 season, and other conferences soon could follow, including the ACC.  That has created an interesting question: What would a conference-only season mean for Notre Dame?  last_img read more

Two workers at southeast Iowa pork plant die of COVID-19

first_imgCOLUMBUS JUNCTION — Two employees at a pork processing plant in Columbus Junction have died, the company confirms, as the facility deals with an outbreak of COVID-19.A spokeswoman for Tyson Foods said the company is “deeply saddened” to confirm the deaths of two team members, adding “their families are in our thoughts and prayers.” On Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the plant was the site of an outbreak and Reynolds mentioned the facility during her Wednesday morning news conference.“We are also sending an additional 900 tests to the Tyson plant in Louisa County and this will be in additional to the 200 tests that were sent last week,” Reynolds said.The plant in southeast Iowa’s Louisa County has been shut down since April 6th after the company announced more than two dozen workers tested positive for COVID-19. Reynolds was asked this morning if there are plans to conduct mass testing of workers at other food processing plants in the state.“Yes there is,” Reynolds replied. “We have 18 packing and food processing plants throughout the state of Iowa and as I’ve indicated we’ve made initial contacts with them. The Department of Ag does site visits and inspections with the USDA to all of these sites.”The beef processing plant in Tama was shut down after several workers there tested positive for COVID-19. There is also an outbreak at a Tama County nursing home, Premier Estates in Toledo. Test results through this morning had confirmed 111 cases of COVID-19 in Tama County, and three residents in the county have died of the disease.last_img read more

Kent clinch County crown with Quinney the last-gasp hero

first_img BEN QUINNEY was mobbed by jubilant team-mates after holing the putt which earned Kent a dramatic County Finals victory – and later admitted he didn’t know his team’s destiny lay solely in his hands.Despite heavy downpours over two days, rain delays and a revised format for the Men’s County Championship, nothing could put a dampener on an amazing outcome for Quinney, captain Danny Curtis and his team as they won the prestigious title for only the second time in their history.Not since 1978 had Kent laid claim to the honour of being English County champions – but that all changed in an amazing finale to two days of outstanding golf at Huddersfield GC.The final scoreboard showed that with a halved match in the morning singles against Somerset and then a 4-3 win over Northumberland in the afternoon matches, Kent topped the leaderboard with five points from their three games.But the bald facts and figures couldn’t fully convey the nerve-jangling chain of events that led Kent to their moment of glory.With Northumberland – morning winners over Nottinghamshire – only needing to half the afternoon match with Kent to earn their first title since 1965 – the odds were in their favour. Kent knew a win would see them emerge victorious.Kent turned the screw when Tom Sherreard, Liam Burns and Joshua Bristow returned three points in the first three games completed.Sherreard, in particular,  was on fire with five birdies in a row to close out his match against Andrew Minnikin.However, Northumberland’s Alex Dixon, Matty Lamb and Gary Donnison hit back with three points of their own to leave the outcome down to the final match.With two holes to play, Quinney was one up. But a three-putt on the 1st hole (his 17th after a shotgun start) opened the door for Heads.A large crowd gathered round the 2nd green to witness the finale. Heads came agonisingly close with a 25-footer to guarantee a halved match and overall victory for Northumberland.Quinney then kept his cool to read the left to right break on the slippery, ten-foot birdie putt and find the middle of the cup.After being swamped by team-mates Quinney emerged from the scrum and said with a wide smile: “I knew it was important, but I didn’t know it was to win the championship.“Even so, that’s the most pressure I’ve ever been under because you just want to win a point for the team and Danny.“I was confident over the putt. I’ve had it before and knew how it would break. “It’s been such a long time since the county has won this that I think we’ll enjoy the party.”Captain Curtis was struggling to put it into words, but added: “You couldn’t write it. The last putt of the last match, but these boys deserve it.“Benn Barham has been brilliant as coach and our team of volunteers have played their part.“We’ve waited a long time to get back to his position and I’m thrilled for everyone associated with our county.”The finale was teed up after a morning of rain-delayed action saw Kent slip up and Northumberland move into pole position.Northumberland claimed a 5-2 victory over Nottinghamshire with Mark Wharton, Dixon, Donnison, Lamb and Minnikin posting points.A soggy start to the day was an inconvenience for players, officials and spectators alike. A two-and-a-half hour rain delay from 8.30am forced everyone indoors until the weather picked up and the heroic greenstaff got to work on draining the putting surfaces.On resumption of play shortly after 11am Kent ran into a Somerset side intent on improving from their narrow first day loss against Northumberland and the match finished tied on 3.5-3.5 points apiece.Burns, Jensen Hull and Sherreard all notched convincing wins for Kent while Tom Plumb, Taylor Stote and Sam Fernley did likewise for Somerset.Nerves were jangling as Jacob Kelso and Will Poole came down their last hole – but neither man could eke out a birdie to sneak the win and honours were even.That allowed Northumberland to head into the final round of games knowing a draw against Kent would be good enough to claim the trophy.With Nottinghamshire and Somerset playing for pride in the afternoon and the former claiming a 4-3 win it was left to Kent to enjoy the prize-giving ceremony and prepare for a long night of celebrations.The manner of defeat was cruel on Northumberland and their captain David Gilroy and especially Wharton, Dixon and Donnison who won all three of their games.However, all teams were quick to offer congratulations to Kent who were worthy and sporting winners.For detailed results from both days play at the Men’s County Finals please click here Tags: Kent, Men’s County Finals, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Somerset Photograph credit: Leaderboardcenter_img 28 Sep 2019 Kent clinch County crown with Quinney the last-gasp hero last_img read more

Aisaga through to finals in boxing

first_imgWith a packed crowd this evening at the Caritas Hall Aisaga put up  a strong fight defeating Alfie Lai Pongi Junior of SI.In a three rounds bout, Aisaga defeated Pongo in round 2 in a technical knockout.So far all PNG boxers have made it through to the finals.last_img

No Payet deal following talks

first_imgSky sources understand West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has rejected an improved second bid worth around £20m from the Ligue 1 side and is refusing to be bullied into a quick sale, with no financial need to sell the 29-year-old.Marseille’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud held high-level discussions with West Ham officials in London in a bid to secure a deal for Payet, who played at Marseille for two seasons before joining the Hammers in the summer of 2015.Payet, who has turned down numerous offers from clubs in England and China, wants to leave West Ham and return to Marseille due to family reasons. Sky sources understand Payet will also take a 30 per cent pay cut if a move to Marseille does go through.West Ham will not consider an offer of less than £30m for Payet, having turned down a £19.1m bid for the France international from Marseille last week.Sky sources understand Marseille are considering making a third bid for Payet, but are concerned that the longer negotiations drag on, the more likely it is that other clubs will try to sign the former Lille and Saint Etienne man.Sky Sports News HQ reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: “I have just been speaking to someone who was involved in those talks. The first thing to make clear is that Dimitri Payet has nothing against West Ham, he has nothing against the club’s fans, he has nothing against the other players in the squad or the manager Slaven Bilic.“By moving to Marseille he will be taking a considerable pay cut. This is nothing to do with money. Dimitri Payet is not being greedy. At the moment he is being paid around £125,000-a-week by West Ham. My understanding is that if he goes to Marseille he will be taking a 30 per cent pay cut, he will be being paid less than £100,000-a-week.“The reason he wants to move back to France is simply that his wife and three young children have not settled in England, they are struggling to adapt to life in London. He has also turned down massive offers to go to China and he has also turned down expressions of interest from other clubs in England. He just wants to go home because his family has not settled here.“He knows the fans are finding it difficult to understand why he wants to return to France, but he hopes they can find it in their hearts to understand that he wants to go back for family reasons.”Payet informed Bilic of his desire to leave the club last week and was not included in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.He is not training with the first-team squad and will continue to work with the under-23s.Sky sources understand West Ham would prefer Payet apologised to the club and supporters and return to first-team training.Payet has been a stand-out performer for West Ham since arriving for £10.75m, scoring 15 goals in 60 appearances, and was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half year deal in February.last_img read more

Dottin hoping to hit top form for Brisbane

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin is backing herself to hit the straps for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League starting later this month.The all-rounder turned out for Perth Scorchers in the inaugural season last year, but failed to make an impression in six outings, scoring just 75 runs and taking five wickets.However, Dottin believes she can be a major asset in all departments for the Heat in the upcoming campaign, which runs from December 10 until January 28 next year.”I want to be way better than last year. I can’t really say much about last season because it was a rush,” said the 25-year-old.”I’ve come to do my best as usual – batting and bowling and helping the team to get as far as [they] can.”Dottin is already in camp with the Heat and has been impressing management with her energy in the nets.She will campaign alongside the likes of Australia internationals Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jessica Jonassen.DECENT FORMBarbadian Dottin has been in decent form of recent, managing a half-century against India Women in a three-match one-day series in Vijayawada last month, while also picking up a few wickets.She was a key member of the Caribbean side that won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April, scoring 129 runs from six games and taking nine wickets with her medium pace.Overall, Dottin has scored 1805 and taken 39 wickets in 91 T20 Internationals.She shot to stardom six years ago when she became the first woman cricketer to score a century in the Twenty20 World Cup.The right-hander still holds the record for the fastest T20I hundred off just 38 balls.last_img read more