West Indies must try to win inside four days – Lara

first_imgLONDON, (Reuters) – Batting great Brian Lara has said West Indies’ best chance of victory against England is to race out to an early lead and secure the win inside five days. All-rounder Jason Holder is part of the tourists’ impressive bowling attack but questions remain about their batting ahead of the series opener which began in Southampton yesterday.“They have to be able to pounce immediately,” the former West Indies captain told BBC Sport.“England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites. “They have to hit the road running and stamp their authority on England.“I don’t think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.” The three-test series, to be played in a bio-secure environment and without spectators, marks the resumption of international cricket after the coronavirus shutdown. “It’s going to be a series that’s watched all around the world and everybody is hoping to see a competitive series,” said Lara, whose 400 not out against England remains test cricket’s highest individual score.  “It would mean a lot to all West Indians if they could win. “If they play good cricket on the first day of the test series, show they have the mettle to perform against England, that’s the key.”last_img read more

Nesbitt on fire at Pattaya Country Club

first_imgThe near pins went to Ian Waddell (2), Dave Smith and Willem Lasonder.Thursday, March 29, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordPattaya Country Club was our venue on Thursday and for one moment we were afraid of being in line for a wet day.  Just before our first group was due to tee off the rain poured down, but it was just a short heavy shower and thereafter it was dry for the rest of the day.  There were some wet spots on the fairways after the rain, but the course was in quite good condition.We had good results today, but Andy Nesbitt was playing his last game before going home and wanted to leave a good impression.  He was the winner with a fine 42 points, two up on Jonathan Pratt in second with 40.  In third place came Willem Lasonder with 38 points and Martin Hayes took fourth with an even par 36.The near pins were claimed by Jonathan Pratt and Stan Rees. (From left) Jonathan Pratt, Ian Waddell and Alex Everden.PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, March 27, Wangjuntr – StablefordOn Tuesday we took the long drive to Wangjuntr Golfpark and played the Highland course.  It is always beautiful here with breathtaking views and normally the course is also in good condition, but this time we were disappointed.  There was long grass on the tee-boxes and on the fairways.This course is not easy and the results show it but nevertheless we had an enjoyable day.  The winner on the day was Ian Waddell with 30 stableford points while in second was Jonathan Pratt with 28, beating Alex Everden on the count-back.last_img read more

Vicente del Bosque admits 2014 has been a year to forget for Spain

first_img On the calendar year: “We can’t claim 2014 has been a good year. But now we have to look ahead with more optimism. Considering what happened in Brazil [at the World Cup] we are far from happy with year, though.” Upd. at 00:11 On rotations: “The idea was not to mix up the whole team, so that is why Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos played – to keep some foundations in place for the game against Germany.” CET After Spain were toppled 1-0 in a wet Vigo by Germany, la Roja boss Vicente del Bosque appeared happy to leave behind a year which hasn’t been too kind to the Seleccion. 19/11/2014center_img On Germany loss: “It was a balanced game, I felt, which was decided by the late goal from Toni Kroos. I congratulate Germany for the win.”  Here are the key things the Spain boss had to say after the friendly defeat: On performances of his players: “I don’t like naming individuals. There have been some good things from everyone; we have players here with a big future. [Alvaro] Morata has done well and Nolito did what he does with his club.” Sport ENlast_img read more

Raising funds for the ultimate price

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL MEBOURNE Cup winning jockeys Glen Boss and Damien Oliver will team up when the Jockeys take on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Aggression lags as drive shows

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT ELLINBANK AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE REVIEW – ROUND 12 WEST DIVISION LANG LANG coach Craig McIndoe is…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Strike up the band

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON THE Haileybury Pipes and Drums band have regained their title after defeating their Scotch College rivals at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers FieldHockey Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers reeled off a couple of late wins to finish to pull off a ninth place finish at the BC High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships this past week in Surrey. LVR edged G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0 in Consolation Round action Friday.The win came a few hours after the Bombes edged Enver Creek of Surrey 2-1.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes Paige Meisner, Shianne Michalchuk, Aimee Montpellier, Ashley Hall, Maria Giavedoni, Ashleigh Maclean, Rylie Jordhal, Pearl Velisek Pauline Seeliger, Clara Hundertmark, Sienna Mornigstar, Elissa Centrone  and Isabel curstion, Heather Potkins, Rylee Zondervan, Hanna Quinn Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield and coach Bruce Walgren.last_img read more

Conor Melody commits to Galway United for 2020

first_imgThe speedy winger enjoyed one of his best seasons in a United shirt, scoring 4 goals in 28 appearances for the Tribesmen to really establish himself as a feature in the starting eleven. The 22-year-old joined Galway United in 2015 and he has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Eamonn Deacy Park club.The dynamic attacker spent most of the season playing as a winger, but he displayed his adaptability when Alan Murphy pushed him further forward and Melody’s move to the number nine position coincided with United’s strong finish to the season.Melody’s bullet header against Cork City in the FAI Cup sent Alan Murphy’s side into the Quarter-Final and he helped the club finish the season strongly.Melody acknowledges that Galway United need to build on 2019 now.“I’m delighted to be back. I felt towards the end of the season, we really pulled together and showed what we’re about in the last few games,” Melody explained to www.galwayunitedfc.ie.“I was enjoying playing on the wing, but when I was played through the middle, it was a different challenge for me, but it was one that I embraced. I tried to learn how to play the position as quickly as I could.“Going forward as a club, we have to try and carry that end of season form and momentum through to 2020. We need to hit the ground running because that’s going to be very important for us going forward. We’re really looking to push on next season and maybe surprise a few people.”Melody excelled as both a winger and a striker at Eamonn Deacy Park in 2019 and Galway United manager Alan Murphy expects him to have another big season for the club next year.“2019 was probably Conor Melody’s best year in a Galway United shirt. He really got a good run of games in a consistent position, be that as a right-sided player or when he played up top. He flourished with the confidence flowing through him and he really had a good year for us.“In pre-season Conor struggled with a knee injury and he probably didn’t hit the ground running for two months, when you consider that, he’s had a really good few months after that. We changed his position to the number nine role and he really showed his worth in the Cup games and finished the season strongly.“I’ve known Conor and coached him for many years now since his schoolboy days, so I’m familiar with his attributes and the application and effort that he gives. I don’t expect any less from him next year and I expect it to be another big season for Conor.” Conor Melody becomes the latest player to commit to Galway United for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more