Scorpions facing defeat in WICB First-Class Championship

first_img Barbados Pride win The Jamaica Scorpions are staring at defeat against Guyana Jaguars heading into the final day of their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Set a challenging 326 to win heading into the final session yesterday, Jamaica were 83 for three when stumps were drawn, 244 runs shy of their target. At the crease are new number-three batsman Devon Thomas, not out on 20, and former captain Tamar Lambert, who is yet to get off the mark. Towering Guyana off-spinner Steven Jacobs has taken two for 13. Starting the day on 133 for three, an overall lead of 176, Guyana went on to press home their advantage by posting 282 in their second innings, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul leading the way with a well-compiled 82. The 19-year-old, who was not out on 39 overnight, went on to make his maiden first-class half-century before falling short of what would have been a deserved century, on the stroke of lunch. Chanderpaul hit three sixes and four fours in just over five hours, before he was the third man dismissed in the morning session. His overnight partner, Raymon Reifer, who started the day on 12, went on to score 24, while the innings was propped up with a plucky 35 off 75 balls from wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble. Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, with four for 78, was the Scorpions’ best bowler, while there were two wickets apiece for his spin compatriot, Nikita Miller, and young fast bowler Marquino Mindley. Needing to make what would be their highest score of the season thus far, Jamaica started cautiously, with the opening pair of John Campbell and Paul Palmer Jr putting on 35 for the first wicket. However, playing leisurely at an outswinger from fast bowler Keon Joseph, Palmer was to depart for 13 off 62 balls; and 13 runs later, Campbell went for 26, leg before wicket to Jacobs. Thomas and AndrÈ McCarthy, with a 32-run third-wicket stand, then attempted to see out the rest of the day. However, with less than three overs remaining, McCarthy misread an arm ball from Jacobs and was stumped by Bramble. Play is scheduled for a 10 a.m. resumption. At Kensington Oval: Defiant half-centuries from Orlando Peters and Jacques Taylor were not enough as Leeward Islands Hurricanes plunged to their fifth straight loss of the Regional First Class Championship yesterday. Following on by 198 runs at the start of the penultimate day of the fifth-round match at Kensington Oval, Hurricanes were bundled out for 198, about 25 minutes after tea, to leave Barbados Pride with a single run for victory. Seamer Gavin Tonge’s no-ball was then enough to secure Pride the result, which gave them 19 points and left Hurricanes with three. Fast bowler Tino Best (2-17) knocked over both openers, Chesney Hughes (0) and Shane Jeffers (1), before left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn sliced through the middle order to finish with four for 50. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse chipped in with three for 67. Barbados Pride had scored 368, to which the Hurricanes had replied with 170 in their first innings. At Beausejour Cricket Stadium: Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 76 on first innings, were two without loss at the close on the penultimate day of their fifth-round game yesterday. Scores: Volcanoes 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51) & two without loss. RED FORCE 382 (Yannick Ottley 99 not out, Yannic Cariah 70, Narsingh Deonarine 60, Marlon Richards 60; Kevin McClean 4-66, Shane Shillingford (3-109). Volcanoes trail Red Forcelast_img read more

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‘A FORCE to be reckoned with!’ – Ex-England man believes in Euro 2016 chances

first_imgAlan Smith has talked up England’s chances of European Championship glory this summer, claiming there is far more to come from Roy Hodgson’s men.The Three Lions have performed well enough at Euro 2016 thus far to convince the former Arsenal striker there is a real case for optimism, despite finishing behind Wales in Group B.Smith, who won 13 caps for England, told talkSPORT: “I’ve been really pleased with the way that they’ve played. It’s easy to forget how they’ve been over the last few tournaments. How many times have we said we can’t keep possession?”“We’ve tried to take the game to the opposition, we have dominated possession, but we just haven’t been able to finish it off.”A 0-0 stalemate against Slovakia on Monday ensured that England would finish second in their group, having won only one of their three group games. They must now face a resilient Iceland side on Monday in their last 16 clash.Yet Smith has issued a rallying cry to supporters, insisting that the best may still be yet to come.He continued: “I don’t think we should get too down, yes it is a blow to not finish top of the group and it hurts even more that Wales have finished top!“We’ve got to be positive and if we can continue playing like that and we can find that edge to our play then we are going to be a force to be reckoned with.”last_img read more

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Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel

first_imgA 31-year-old man Lifford man has been refused bail after appearing in court charged with a firearm offence following an incident at a bar in Claudy at the weekend.Leon Kelly, of Beechwood Drive, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court today. The BBC has reported that police had responded to an “ongoing disturbance” at the Beaufort House Hotel at about 10pm on Saturday.It was alleged that Mr Kelly injured people, including security staff.The defendant is also accused of damaging a 200-year-old mirror which was described as “irreplaceable”.Police found Mr Kelly at a caravan park at about 02:00 where he was seen holding a gun after officers entered a caravan.He threw the weapon down after being ordered to by police.A police officer told the court that the defendant said during interview that it had been his intention for police to shoot him.The charges included assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and possession of a firearm, namely a rifle, in suspicious circumstances.Mr Kelly was remanded in custody until 19 September.Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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