England whitewash WI Women

first_imgCHELMSFORD, England (CMC): Windies suffered the ignominy of a whitewash with a heavy 135-run defeat to England in the final One-Day International of the three-match series here yesterday to wrap a miserable outing in the ICC Women’s Championship.Chasing a revised target of 267 off 39 overs in the rain-hit contest at Essex County Ground, the Windies were once again let down by their batting and collapsed to 131 all out with eight deliveries remaining.Left-hander Kycia Knight, batting at number three, top-scored with 38 off 59 balls while Stacey-Ann King chipped in with 26 off 38 deliveries down the order, but they were the only two to pass 20.Hayley Matthews (six) and Britney Cooper (two) fell cheaply to leave the Caribbean side on 27 for two in the sixth over before Knight repaired the damage in a 40-run, third-wicket stand with Natasha McLean (18).Once McLean holed out in the deep in the 17th over to give debutante 21-year-old off-spinner Bryony Smith her first wicket in international cricket, the Windies resistance subsided as they lost their last eight wickets for 64 runs.Knight was fourth out in the 22nd over, feathering a catch behind off a wide ball from seamer Kate Cross.Captain Stafanie Taylor was unable to bat after taking a blow to her hand towards the end of the England innings. She was taken to hospital for a precautionary X-ray.Cross (two for 16) and 20-year-old left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (two for 17) both picked up two wickets apiece.Earlier, England Women got half-centuries from opener Amy Jones (80) and wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor (70) as they defied rain to get up to 258 for four off 39 overs.Sent in, rain halted their progress at 43 without loss in the 11th over, but on resumption, they accelerated beautifully courtesy of two successive half-century stands powered by Jones.First, she put on 84 for the first wicket with Tammy Beaumont, whose 46 came from 54 balls and included six fours, before adding a further 87 for the second wicket with Taylor.Jones notched six fours and a six in an 83-ball knock while Taylor faced 61 balls and counted seven fours.Off-spinner Matthews was the best bowler with two for 52.last_img read more

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Murray provides detailed injury update

first_img Charles Piutau. “Where, during the season, you’ve only got 23 players exerting themselves maximally, in pre-season you’ve got every member of the squad trying to really increase their training capacity and increase their training tolerance.“Everyone is going hard and, with that, comes injury risk and to have so many players available is both unprecedented and very, very pleasing.“Mat (Protheroe) and Dan (Thomas) had very similar injuries, not occurring too far apart. They are both doing extremely well – Dan Thomas could nudge a few of those Premiership Shield games at the end of September and certainly be playing rugby in October.“Protheroe’s was a slightly more serious injury than Dan’s, but he’s doing really well and surpassing expectation and we hope to see him around Christmas.“We projected Dan to come in around late November or December, but he’s just done so well post-op, we had a great surgical outcome, but Dan has been fantastic and is pushing things really hard.” Murray also provided an update on two of the Academy’s long-term injury lay-offs, with Aaron Chapman and James Dun both making good strides in their recovery.“Aaron (Chapman) unfortunately injured his achilles with England U20 which ruled him out of the World Cup, he’s going to be back mid-September,” added Murray.“James Dun was injured around Christmas time and again, he’s surpassing expectation and is expected to play again in the middle of September.” Mat Protheroe. Dan Thomas. Sione Faletau.center_img Most notably, Murray says his medical team have been hugely encouraged by the progress of international duo, Charles Piutau and Chris Vui, who could both feature in Friday’s pre-season double-header.Pat Lam’s side taking on GKIPA Championship side Nottingham at Clifton RFC (2:30pm), before welcoming Pro14 outfit Connacht to Ashton Gate (7:45pm).Murray also revealed that Dan Thomas, who missed the end of the 2017/18 season with a knee injury, is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and could be available towards the end of the September, while Mat Protheroe is expected to return around Christmas time.“Where we’re pitching to come in at is probably our highest availability for the first game of the season in my time here, which is quite unusual in itself because pre-season is quite busy,” said Murray. Chris Vui. Aly Muldowney. Two players who are unlikely to feature before December are Aly Muldowney and Sione Faletau, who have both sustained pre-season set-backs, but it’s much better news for Charles Piutau and Chris Vui, who could be set to return during Friday’s clash with Connacht at Ashton Gate.“Aly (Muldowney) arrived in particularly good fetal and with no previous history on his neck. It was just a one-off freak incident of which he’s had a really good surgical outcome and we’re pitching for an early December return. He’s already made good strides after surgery.“With Sione (Faletau), he’s been so unfortunate having trained so well, he’s very unlucky to have picked up a training injury which will keep him out until the beginning of December.“With Charles (Piutau) and Chris (Vui), eight days is a long time in sport, but both of them are well on course to play against Bath.“Charles, we expect to see on Friday night against Connacht for some limited game time and then a full training week next week,” said Murray.“He’s great to work with and we look forward to seeing him out there soon.“Chris played in some crucial games for Samoa and his exertion left him with a few bits of injuries to tidy up when he came back, but we’re still well on course for Bath next week.”last_img read more

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Capital Rugby to host dicey double header

first_imgRugby Union Nerves will be tested with a double dose of action to highlight PI Capital Rugby Union (CRU) tomorrow at the Bava Park in Port Moresby. In the earlier match at 2pm, undefeated competition leaders Harlequins should have the measure of Wanderers, but it should be interesting how the seventh placed side treat their former charges in Billy Torea and Allan Kapanis. Then in the main game, the annual ADUNI Cup will be another dicey match-up between strong rivals in reigning premiers Kramer Ausenco Brothers and Gangloff Consultancy University. For Harlies, their barnstorming form this season so far should again see their forwards in Monty Diave, Freddy Andale, Heni Billy, Kapanis and Rodriguez Tarere to name a few that will again set the platform for them to dominate. This will prove to lift the Wanderers pack with the likes of Shaun Kamburi, Danny Ketori, Wilfred Moi, John Edwards and Foster Maso to push their resolve. However with the form of the colours so far, it will be a tough one for Wanderers coach Kumalau Gotaha to manage. The Harlies backs have hit their straps as well and you can expect the likes of Norman Liu, Elton Unna, Terence Uvau and Isaac Aquila to enjoy some free running. In the main bout of the day, Brothers despite a slow start have found their winning form and should dominate the Piggies in what should be an arm-wrestle to dominate the forwards battle. With the Piggies coming off a humbling loss to MP Nova last weekend, they will have to regroup quickly as they could be looking down the barrel of another shocker. Brothers with their PNG Sevens stars in Wesley Vali, Arthur Clement, William Tirang, former Piggies Dean Manale and Emil Latumahina in great form alongside experienced hands in Jonah Kautu Jr, Tisa Kautu and Eugene Tokavai, the Piggies depth will be put to the acid test. For the Piggies, the likely inclusion of Jayjay Garrison from injury and Stanis Susuve should add some beef to ease the work-rate off Jackson Pato to put them on at least an equal playing field to be competitive. Then on Sunday, Valley Hunters will be tested by Frank Gabi Jr’s Crusaders and Nova should roll Juggernauts.last_img read more

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Club working on deal to sign Wolves man – Belief ‘everything…

first_imgThat’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who say the Italian club are keen to keep the striker beyond the summer.Cutrone joined Wolves in a £16m deal last summer but his time at the club proved to be a disastrous one, with him struggling to settle in England.He headed back to Italy in January, securing a loan deal with Fiorentina in an attempt to get his career back on track.He’s proven to be a hit with the club, despite only managing one goal and assist in nine games so far, and they are now looking to turn his deal into a permanent one.Corriere explain that they view Cutrone as an indispensable member of their team, alongside Federico Chiesa and Gaetano Castrovilli and want to lock him down for the future.They believe with those three ‘everything could become possible’ and director of football Daniele Pradé is working on getting a permanent deal done for the Wolves man.There is no mention of a fee at this point, although it’s easy to imagine Wolves will look to at least recoup what they paid last summer.That would represent a good outcome for them on a deal that hasn’t worked out for anyone involved.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndo Fiorentina are ready to turn Patrick Cutrone’s loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers into a permanent deal this summer.last_img read more

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Clippers end four-game skid with a come-from-behind walk-off win

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The top three teams in each division qualify for postseason play, andMuskegon is currently one game out of third place.“I am really proud of the guys because a lot of teams would have folded and we didn’t,” said Clippers manager Walt Gawkowski. “It does my heart good to watch them celebrate in a walk-off, and it shows you how much fun they are having.“We needed a win and we have been struggling. We have been close so many times, but haven’t been able to get it done, and maybe this will jump start us.”The Clippers trailed Xenia 6-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth after allowing two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings to erase their slim 3-2 advantage.Jimmy Roche, who opened the scoring for the Clippers with a solo home run in the third inning, singled to start the ninth-inning rally.“I was trying to get something to handle and get a base hit out of it,” said Roche, who is in second season with the Clippers. “I had more power in the first two swings, and during the last two in the game I was just trying to get on base.”Ryan Blake-Jones followed with a single, then Nolan Brimbury did the same to knock in Roche and make the score 6-4. Blake-Jones later scored from second base on a wild pitch to cut the Clippers’ deficit to a single run.Blake Dunn was hit by a pitch to put the winning run on base with one out. Two walks followed, including a base-loaded pass to Mike Monahan that forced in the tying runJanes completed the comeback by drawing the Clippers’ third straight walk that forced in the winning run.Muskegon was led by Roche with three hits while Blake-Jones and Micah Allen added two apiece.Clippers starting pitcher Jared Melle pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six batters. Reliever Jacob Wosinski was credited with the win, recording the final three outs in the top of the ninth. Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY × Other Other Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive NBC Sports Bestseller 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Displayed poorly Bestseller ENDS IN Displayed poorly ENDS IN Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. 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DCC through to U19 final

first_imgThe Demerara Cricket Club yesterday booked their spot in the final of the Georgetown Cricket Association/ New York/ Tri-State U19 tournament after beating the New York U-19 by 47 runs at the Georgetown Cricket Club. Batting first on a good surface and a lush outfield DCC posted 206 from their 50 overs.They then dismissed the New York side for 159.New York started well with a few early wickets but opener Brandon Jaikarran with a solid 38 set the platform for Sagar Hathiramani to come in and play his naturally aggressive game for the top score of 60, an innings which included three fours and two sixes. Hathiramani partnered with Nkosi Beaton to resist the New York’s attack, the pair adding 50 runs before Beaton fell for 29. Gotham Ravindran picked up 4-21.In reply, New York had a few batsmen getting starts but failed to convert into big scores.Left arm orthodox, Daniel Mootoo, bamboozled the New York batsmen with only opener, Raymond Ramrattan reaching 30. Mootoo finished with 3-19 while former West Indies U-19 player, Ashmead Nedd bagged two wickets.The final will take place tomorrow with DCC battling Malteenoes who defeated GCC in the other semi-final.last_img read more

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India’s Rahane not concerned about century drought

first_img(Reuters) – The last time Ajinkya Rahane scored a century in international cricket was over two years back but the India test vice-captain says the drought does not concern him as long as he is contributing for his side. The middle-order batsman was dismissed after a gritty 81 in the opening test against West Indies in Antigua on Thursday, the sixth time he had gone past a half-century in the format since scoring 132 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August, 2017.Rahane, 31, fell short of the three-figure mark again when he was bowled by paceman Shannon Gabriel, via an inside edge, but not before he had resurrected the world’s top-ranked test side from a precarious 25-3.“I knew this question will come, I was ready,” Rahane told reporters after a brief laugh when he was asked about missing out on a hundred again. “As long as I am contributing for my team, that’s what matters. Yes, I was thinking about my hundred but the situation we were in was tricky. I am not too worried or concerned about my hundred as that will come automatically.“As long as I am at the crease, I am thinking about my team, I am not a selfish guy. I thought 81 on that wicket was really crucial and we are in a decent position.”Rahane’s innings helped India steady the ship with the right-handed batsman adding 68 for the fourth wicket with opener KL Rahul and another 82 for the next with Hanuma Vihari to help the touring side reach 203-6 on the rain-truncated day. He had missed out from India’s World Cup squad and used the time for a stint with English County Championship side Hampshire.With India playing their first test in over seven months, the Hampshire stint was helpful, Rahane said.“That was a good thing for me because I took the decision when I got to know that I was not in the World Cup squad,” Rahane said. “I wanted to make use of the two months and I thought the county stint helped me a lot. “I was focusing on my batting, few areas to work on basically. When you play with Dukes ball in England you got to play close to your body.“I was batting at No. 3 as well so luckily I got to play the new ball there. Those two months I really used my time well…I thought I was in good nick and it’s good that I went there and had some batting practice.”last_img read more

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England replace handshakes with fist bumps over coronavirus fears

first_img(Reuters) – England players will not be shaking hands on their tour of Sri Lanka and will use fist bumps instead to greet each other following the coronavirus outbreak, skipper Joe Root said. Root’s team were laid low by flu and gastroenteritis in South Africa and are cautious following the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 3,000 people and infected more than 89,000 globally.“After the illnesses that swept through the squad in South Africa, we are well aware of the importance of keeping contact to a minimum,” Root told reporters before flying to Sri Lanka on Monday night for a two-test series.“We’ve been given some really sound and sensible advice from our medical team to help prevent spreading germs and bacteria.” “We are not shaking hands with each other – using instead the well-established fist bump – and we are washing hands regularly and wiping down surfaces using the antibacterial wipes and gels we’ve been given in our immunity packs.”England will play the first of their two practice matches from Saturday before the first test in Galle from March 19 while Colombo hosts the second test from March 27.Sri Lanka confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country in January but Root expected the tour to go on as planned. “There is no suggestion that the tour will be affected. But, of course, it is an evolving situation so we are in regular contact with the authorities and will proceed as advised,” added the Yorkshire player.last_img read more

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Turkish NBA player Kanter’s father acquitted of terrorism links

first_imgANKARA, (Reuters) – NBA center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said yesterday his father had been acquitted of charges that he was a member of a terrorist group. Mehmet Kanter, the father and a genetics professor in Turkey, was alleged to have supported U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who Turkey accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016. Gulen denies any connection with the matter.Enes Kanter, a 28-year-old center for the Boston Celtics in the NBA, himself was indicted in Turkey in 2018 on charges of belonging to an armed terrorist group, which he denies. He is awaiting U.S. citizenship.“Wow! I could cry…Today I found out that 7 years after arresting my dad, taking him through a Kangaroo court and accusing him of being a criminal just because he is my dad, my dad has been released,” Enes Kanter said on Twitter. Enes, who has lived mainly in the United States for more than a decade, describes himself as a close ally of Gulen. Thousands of Gulen’s followers were arrested or fired from their jobs in Turkey after the abortive coup.“They no longer could keep him from his freedom because of the spotlight that we all put on this case! However! He is just one person, there are still tens of thousands of people wrongfully in jail in Turkey. I will not forget you, we will not forget you!” Kanter said.Turkey revoked Kanter’s passport in 2017 and he has since been unable to travel abroad. Mehmet Kanter was fired from his faculty position at Istanbul University and initially jailed for five days, Birgun newspaper reported. He was acquitted on Thursday by a court in northwestern Turkey, local media said. The court did not immediately respond to a query from Reuters.Enes Kanter’s parents publicly disowned him through a Turkish publication back in 2016, soon after the coup attempt.“As soon as they are in contact with me, they (Turkish authorities) would put them in jail,” Kanter has repeatedly said.last_img read more

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