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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PNG investigating cause of natural gas leak at North Peace Airport

first_img“They had crimped off the line over on the other side of the facility that they actually had been working on earlier, which worked out well for them, and the gas leak was shut down relatively quick,” he says. The question is now whether the line was struck by something from a pile of excavation material debris, as it may not have necessarily been by machinery. The main response concern came from the fact that the leak occurred in a large size line, and in a heavily trafficked area. – Advertisement -“There’s always a risk of fire, and it was in a congested area. You had terminal buildings and lots of hydroelectric over top,” Burrow explains. North Cariboo was put on lockdown during the incident, but the airport terminal remained open to the public.Advertisementlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: JIM ‘HARLEY’ BREAKS SWEAT AS HE WINS NORTH-WESTERN GOLF MEETING WITH EASE

first_imgNORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCERosapenna Golf Club (Sandy Hills )Saturday 7th March. The weather conditions on Saturday 7th were so atrocious that the “Iron Man” competition taking place in the locality had to have some of their stages altered because the storms were so severe.So, who would attempt to play golf in that weather? “ impossible!”I hear you say. Well, the hardy men of the North Western Golfing Alliance went out and played 18 of the toughest holes in those awful conditions! At times, it appeared that the competition would have to be called off, as the balls were oscillating on the greens. But “no” they insisted! No gale or storm force winds were going to deny these golfers their opportunity to play one of Paul McGinley’s ten favourite courses on these isles, and so they teed-off, played and returned their score cards.In the Gross section, Michael McGeady [NW] returned a fine 78 while pursued by two local favourites, John G.Mc Bride [PGC] and Marty McDermott [SGC]. John G. had a “card wrecking” start to his round, taking eight [8]at the par five 1st that would have been enough for most competitors to make the decision that, with the weather the way it was, a return to the blankets would be justified but, with his pride and golfing etiquette keeping him going, he shrugged off that setback to manfully continue and finished up in third place. Marty had his difficulties also, but back-to-back birdies on the par five 8th and par four 9th sustained him enough to keep him playing and he was runner-up to Michael whose usual tidy round propelled him into second place in the golfer of the year. In the Nett section, Jim Harley of Strabane Golf Club had a magnificent 35pts to finish three points clear of the field. Jim’s playing partners finished first and second in the golfer of the year placings but now the “bragging” rights following this performance belong to him. Jim had 17 points on each nine, but three blanks did not upset his game on this day. In second place was Paul Duffy from Faughan Valley. Paul had a poor front nine which only harvested 14 points but his back nine of 18pts saw off the challenge of Connor McGettigan, Letterkenny GC who made the turn with 17 points but promptly blanked the 10th and could only score 15 more points on the way home.This was the last counting event for the golfer of the year and the only positions to settle were the runner-up places, as the first placings in both the Nett and the Gross had already been decided .The winner of the Nett was Maurice McGettigan and his brother Odran, already in second place, was not overhauled although his clubmate from Strabane GC, Eddie McHugh, made a gallant effort to deprive him of that runner-up spot, finishing just four points behind.In the Gross section, Finnian O’Doherty from Letterkenny was already declared the winner following the last outing but Michael McGeady, who had only played in half of this season’s events, finished just nine points behind the winner and overtook Noel Callan, Faughan Valley, who was laying second before today.All attention now turns to the CAPTAIN’S PRIZE which is the next competitionFull results: [Par 72; S.S. 72] Nett:1st Jim Harley (19) Strabane G.C. 35 Pts2nd Paul Duffy (6) Faughan Valley G.C. 32 Pts3rd Connor McGettigan (12) Letterkenny G.C. 31 Pts[ b.o.t] 4th Clive Davison (12) Portsalon G.C. 31 PtsGross:1st Michael McGeady (Scr) North West G.C. 78 gross2nd Marty McDermott (3) Strabane G,C, 80 gross3rd John G.McBride (scr) Portsalon G.C. 82 gross4th Brendan McCarroll Snr; (5) North West G.C. 84 grossThe following had “2”s. Br.McCarroll snr ,E,McGlinchey, N.Craig, E.McHugh.North Western Golfing Alliance CAPTAIN’S DAY (Brian Wallace ) will take place in Dunfanaghy Golf Club on 19th March 2015.GOLF NEWS: JIM ‘HARLEY’ BREAKS SWEAT AS HE WINS NORTH-WESTERN GOLF MEETING WITH EASE was last modified: March 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:golfGolf AllianceNorth-WesternNoticesSportlast_img read more

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