Tony Becca | Those huge totals at Sabina

first_imgThe following is the second and final part of an article by columnist Tony Becca on great performances at Sabina Park. The venue will host its 50th Test this weekend. Because of all the run-getters, including Clyde Walcott, who scored 155 and 110 as part of his two “immortals” and his five centuries against Australia in 1955; and Collie Smith, who scored 104 in his debut Test against Australia, also in 1955, there have been some huge totals scored at Sabina, including the then world’s highest total of 849 by England in 1930 in the longest Test match, nine days, up to then. That was followed in 1958 by 790 for three declared against Pakistan; 758 for eight declared by Australia in 1955; and by 631 for eight declared by the West Indies against India in 1962. Due mainly to some impressive bowling, the lowest scores in Test matches at Sabina Park have been 47 by the West Indies against England in 2004; 51 by England in 2009; and 97 by India in 1976 when the turbanned Bishen Bedi surrendered, with a number of his players gone for medical attention. When it comes to drama and excitement, the most memorable Test match of all must be, and the one that has been so acclaimed, despite an amazing collapse in 2004, the West Indies versus India encounter in 1983. At tea on the final day, India were 164 runs ahead with four wickets in hand when Roberts, in his first over after the break, took three wickets in one maiden over, four wickets for one run in 20 deliveries, shot out India for a lead of 171, and as the shadows spread across the ground, the West Indies proceeded to knock off the runs in 25.2 overs with four wickets in hand and four deliveries remaining. Sabina Park is also known for exciting cricket in T20, ODI, and in first-class matches, and some of the innings that excited the crowds included Upal Tharanga’s ODI innings of 174 not out off 159 deliveries for Sri Lanka against India in 2013, and Chris Gayle’s swashbuckling first-class innings of 165 off 152 deliveries for Jamaica against the Windward Islands in 2012. That innings glittered with eight fours and 14 sixes, and after opening the innings, Gayle was dismissed at 228 for six. Some great fast bowlers – including Herman Griffith, Learie Constantine, E. A. Martindale, Roy Gilchrist; and Charlie Griffith, Fred Trueman, Brian Statham, Ray Lindwall; and Keith Miller, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall, Curtley Ambrose, and Courtney Walsh-plied their trade at Sabina Park, but no one, probably, has ever bowled as fast as Patrick Patterson who, in the space of two weeks in 1986, cut down Guyana for 41 with figures of seven for 24 in 7.1 overs of frightening speed and assisted in the demolition of the Leeward Islands for 77 when he had Viv Richards and Richie Richardson and company batting as if they had ants in their pants. Either that, or they were batting on a pitch made of asphalt and sizzling in the heat of the day’s sunshine – or so it appeared. As we look forward to the 50th Test match at Sabina Park, the question is this: which is the greatest innings and the greatest bowling performance ever recorded there? You may go the rounds and would, probably, come back to Headley’s 270 not out, to Hutton’s 205, to Sobers’s 365 not out, to Rowe’s 214 and 100 not out, and to Lara’s 213, or even, as short as it was, to Seymour Nurse’s 70 when the West Indies were forced to follow on in 1968. And you may again go the rounds to Bailey’s seven for 34, to Snow’s seven for 49, and, probably, to Roberts’s four wickets for one run in one magical over. In the end, however, I believe that you will end up with Sobers’s 113 not out, if only because of the jigsaw-puzzle appearance of the pitch, the fact that the West Indies were forced to follow on, and the quality of England’s bowling. Or as you may finish with Harmison’s seven for 12 off 12.3 overs because of the presence of a batsman like Lara, another like Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the lovely weather on the day, and the good nature of the Sabina Park pitch. After 23 victories by the West Indies, 12 by others, and 14 drawn contests, I can still see, flashing across my mind’s eye, the loping figure of “Lennie” running in from the south, the end of fast bowler Wes Hall, mimicking the long, menacing run-up of the burley pacer during the luncheon intervals, or the tea breaks, turning around, and screaming towards the imaginary umpire in an appeal for leg before wicket, or was it for a catch behind the wicket. EXCITING BATTINGlast_img read more

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More Frustration for Barrolle

first_imgFrustration continued in the camp of Mighty Barrolle as they lost their third consecutive match in the Cellcom National League.The Rollers, having lost their first two matches, yesterday failed to secure a point by losing 1-0 to the Church Boys of Jubilee at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Jubilees recovered from their 4-0 defeat to BYC in week-2 and got an early lead through striker Jimmy Gray in the 11th minute that sealed the team’s second three points.Barrolle made their first attempt when midfielder Moses Cooper missed a header from close range.Despite conceding an early goal, the Kayan Pepper Boys kept the pressure on their opponents, with midfielder Cooper missing another chance for the equalizer.Jubilee kept their defensive posture to maintain their one goal lead. Jubilee’s goalkeeper, Augustine Bulleh, and Barrolle’s midfielder, Aliue Kamara, were both sent off in extra time after they clashed.The three points will see Jubilee move to third place with 6 points out of three matches, while Barrolle remain at the bottom of the table.Meanwhile, Barrolle’s coach Trance Dixon attributed his team’s failure to the lack of support for the club.In a post-match interview with this newspaper, Coach Dixon said the team is going through lots of difficulties, and further called on well-meaning supporters to rally support for the club.“I would like to call on the fans of Barrolle to continue their support as they did during our challenging time in the 2nd division,” Coach Dixon added.Players of the team have meanwhile said they are going to boycott their next match if the leadership of the club does not meet their needs.“We do not have enough time to practice; sometimes we practice once a week. We cannot leave our busy schedules and come to sacrifice for the team and don’t get the needed support,” player Sam Johnson said expressing his frustration.According to the players, they are yet to see the presence of their president, Eugene Nagbe.The league continues today at the ATS with Paynesville based ELWA United taking on champions BYC.Jubilee’s win has pushed ELWA United to 8th place; a win for them will see the team among the top four, while a win for BYC will move the team to first place on the league table. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 in custody for gunning down money changer, daughter

first_imgTwo persons are now in Police custody for the gunning down of money changer, Aaron Latchman and his teenage daughter at their Better Hope, East Coast Demerara home on Thursday last.Based on information received, the two men were arrested on Monday evening while the suspected getaway car was also found and impounded. An illegal firearm and matching ammunition were found in the car. The gun is expected to be sent for ballistic testing so as to determine, if the firearm was used to kill the two people.Police are on the hunt for a third person whom the duo implicated in the heinous crime.45-year-old Aaron Latchman, called “Star Boy”, and his 18-year-old daughter, Arriana Latchman, of Lot 58 Robert Street North, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) were shot during the commissioning of a robbery on Thursday last.More details in the Wednesday, July 10, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

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From working dogs to food inspections

first_imgSangster has one of the more diverse job assignments at Edwards. She cares for animals, both military and civilian, and she also as a hand in ensuring safety for humans. “Edwards is a great place to work,” Sangster said. “I get to do a little bit of everything.” Sangster’s primary mission is to care for the handful of working dogs that help keep the base secure, handle crime, and, occasionally, deploy overseas. Each dog gets a physical, head to toe, and once or twice a year each gets a dental exam. The dogs also get exams before and immediately after going overseas. “I really like working with the working dogs,” Sangster said. “Any time they get a scratch or a boo-boo, I look at them.” EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Fresh out of veterinary school at Cornell University, Army Capt. Jodi Sangster was asked to rank her preferences for her first duty assignment. The list contained 25 bases. No. 1 was the Army’s Fort Irwin. Edwards Air Force Base was listed second. Sangster got Edwards, and she says it’s turned out to be a good assignment. “I wanted to go somewhere where I would be able to do real medicine,” Sangster said. “This is a full-service clinic. I can treat whatever walks through the door. As a new graduate, I wanted that experience.” Sgt. Justin Broderick, a dog trainer, said Sangster’s care of animals is highly regarded. “She’s great,” Broderick said. “I’ve been working with dogs for nine years, and she’s the best.” Sangster has had to deal with tough issues, including putting two dogs down for spinal injuries, Broderick said. “That’s probably the hardest thing she’s had to do,” Broderick said. “You have grown men crying because we get very attached to these dogs.” Sangster makes herself available night or day to care for the dogs, Broderick said. Another of her duties, which might surprise those outside the military, is food inspection – for humans. About one or two days in each month, she inspects companies in the Southern California and Nevada region that provide food for the military. “If it’s being sold to a military installation anywhere, it has to be inspected,” Sangster said. Food inspection is a long-standing practice for Army veterinarians. In the 1800s, Army vets inspected meat, poultry and dairy products destined for the frontier posts, according to a history of the Army Veterinary Service. Strong academic background in microbiology, epidemiology, pathology and public health has always made veterinarians ideally suited for a role in ensuring wholesomeness of food, according to the history. “We’re so entrenched in it that it won’t make sense to turn it over to anyone else,” Sangster said. The Air Force has other personnel who handle on-base food inspections, but Sangster does inspections for the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, about an hour’s drive north of Edwards. Occasionally, Sangster has to fill in for a base that is between vets. Last summer she spent quite a bit of time going out to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, in San Bernardino County, and currently she is providing veterinary service for Vandenberg Air Force Base on coastal central California. “I do a lot of driving,” Sangster said. When time permits, she opens the clinic on base. For pet owners, the clinic is very inexpensive. For example, if Sangster examines an animal and tests are required or medicine given, she charges nothing. If a vaccine is given, the pet owner only pays for the vaccine. The downside is that the pet clinic is open only when Sangster’s other duties permit. Sometimes that can be a couple of times a week, sometimes much less. “It’s a trade-off,” Sangster said. “We are very inexpensive, but sometimes we’re not available.” A large part of her work with the base’s pet population involves providing health certificates to allow an animal to relocate to another country when the owner is assigned overseas. A number of countries have very strict requirements for allowing animals in, Sangster said. Sangster said her decision to be a vet is typical of most vets. “When I was little, I liked animals. That spiraled into being a veterinarian,” she said. “Like most veterinarians, we decide when we’re six we want to be a vet.” An Army scholarship program paid for three of her four years of veterinary school – an investment Sangster estimates at about $100,000. In exchange, Sangster made a three-year commitment to the Army. She is in the last year of her original three-year commitment but has opted to extend for three more years. Some time later this year she’ll be heading off to Germany for her next assignment. Although she now works at a base known for being on the cutting edge of aerospace technology, Sangster said she really isn’t much of an airplane buff. “I like looking up and seeing something different,” she said, “but I think I’m a disgrace because I don’t known anything about them.” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Snow’s faith stands up to cancer

first_imgPortman has been working with FINCA International, which provides loans to people in developing countries. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During an impromptu question-and-answer session, Snow said he has become closer to God and his family because of the cancer. “I am actually enjoying everything more than I ever have,” he said. “God hasn’t promised us tomorrow, but he has promised us eternity.” Loans do a lot to stem poverty Natalie Portman says that for many of the world’s poorest women, a small loan can change their lives. The actress said on ABC’s “This Week” that she has met mothers younger than she is who had to work in poor conditions for low pay because that was the only job available to them. “And then they’re able to get a loan and start their own business out of their own house and be with their children,” Portman said. “It changes the whole system.” White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who will soon begin chemotherapy to fight a cancer recurrence, told fellow alumni at Davidson College that he feels great and plans to return to work today. Snow, 51, has been on medical leave since announcing March 27 that a growth in his abdominal area was cancerous and had metastasized, or spread, to the liver. “No, it doesn’t mean I’m going to be gray, shriveled and in the fetal position,” he told about 600 alumni and family members at a 30-year reunion in Davidson, N.C., Saturday. “To my classmates who think I’m going to lose my great hair, forget about it.” Snow had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. last_img read more

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Son gives Spurs edge over City in UCL quarters

first_imgSon scored the first goal in Tottenham’s posh new abode against Crystal Palace last week and now the South Korea forward has bagged their maiden European strike in the arena.While Son soaked up the plaudits, much-maligned keeper Lloris also enjoyed a sweet moment of redemption in a troubled campaign when he kept out Aguero’s first-half spot-kick.Tottenham’s victory was an unexpected twist to an enthralling encounter, especially after Kane injured his left ankle in a tackle on Fabian Delph early in the second half.But City had only themselves to blame for failing to earn an advantage for the second leg in Manchester on April 17.Having won the League Cup, reached the FA Cup final and kept the destiny of the Premier League title in their own hands, this was City’s next hurdle in the race for an unprecedented quadruple.But City boss Pep Guardiola is adamant it is “almost impossible” to achieve a clean-sweep of all four major trophies.He might be right on the evidence of a City display that lacked the cutting edge and intensity required to keep Tottenham at bay.City’s first defeat since a January 29 setback at Newcastle is not fatal to their European ambitions, but they will have to improve on this tired effort to stop Tottenham reaching their first European semi-final since 1984.This was City’s 52nd competitive match of a draining season and Guardiola made four changes from the team that laboured to a 1-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.Fernandinho was selected instead of Kevin De Bruyne, the defensive-minded Brazilian lining up in midfield in a move that showed Guardiola was willing to sacrifice a little of his attacking philosophy in deference to Tottenham’s quality.Tottenham have been riding a wave of excitement in their new £1 billion, 62,062-capacity stadium, while City wilted in the red-hot atmosphere at Anfield in the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool last season.If Guardiola was concerned about subduing Tottenham and their boisterous crowd, his side were handed a golden opportunity in the 12th minute.Raheem Sterling cut in from the left and left three Tottenham defenders in his wake before unleashing a shot that struck Danny Rose’s raised arm as the Tottenham left-back slid in to block.There were no penalty appeals from City, but after consulting VAR, Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers awarded the spot-kick.However, Lloris plunged to his left to keep out Aguero’s penalty with a superb save.– Son rises –Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min celebrates the winner against Manchester City© AFP Ian KINGTONKane was embroiled in a physical battle with City defence’s but his attempt to fight fire with fire proved his downfall in the 55th minute.Crunching into a late challenge on Delph on the touchline, Kane appeared to twist his ankle before immediately signalling he would have to come off.The sight of the England captain limping badly down the tunnel could have been fatal for Tottenham.Kane, who has scored 24 times for Tottenham this season, is no stranger to ankle problems.Yet Tottenham thrived in his absence for seven matches with left ankle ligament damage earlier this season.And once again they rose to the challenge to snatch the lead in the 78th minute.When Son beat the City offside trap, it appeared his touch was too heavy to take advantage.But he alertly kept the ball in play, taking advantage of Delph’s pause to protest the decision by slamming a low drive under Ederson from close range.Guardiola once infuriated Pochettino by calling Tottenham ‘the Harry Kane team’ — now Son has provided the perfect riposte to that jibe.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son gives Spurs edge over City in Champions League quarter-finalLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Tottenham ignored Harry Kane’s latest injury woes as Son Heung-Min sealed a priceless 1-0 win over Manchester City after Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s penalty in a dramatic Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned a slender advantage thanks to Son’s clinical strike late in the second half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.last_img read more

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Senate honors local restaurateur

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Scott’s office said it chose Zankou because it was looking for a small business that had left its mark on the district. “With six restaurants in Southern California – three of which are in the district – Zankou Chicken has been a leader in the local business community,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “Hers is an immigrant story of hard work and perseverance.” Iskenderian, who spends much of her time driving between the various Zankou locations handling day-to-day operations, took over the business after the violent 2003 death of her husband, Mardiros Iskenderian. He shot his mother and sister before taking his own life in an apparent dispute police say could have been aggravated by judgment-clouding cancer medication. Now, Rita Iskenderian, along with her four sons, runs six Zankou locations. A seventh in Hollywood, where the business started in 1984, belongs to her sister-in-law. Rita Iskenderian was born in Syria, married in Beirut during a civil war and started running a restaurant business as a widow. But she had never visited the capital of her adopted state – until this week. On Tuesday, Iskenderian flew to Sacramento to be honored for the success of her six Zankou Chicken restaurants, including locations in Glendale, Van Nuys and Burbank. State Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, chose Zankou for the 2006 Small Business Award for his 21st Senate District. Over the years, Iskenderian, 50, has dealt with tragedy. But being applauded on the Senate floor was almost enough to get her talking like a teenager. “I was stunned. They took me there and they stopped the meeting and all the senators clapped,” she said a day after the experience. “Can you believe that? I was going to die.” Speaking in Zankou’s 3-month-old Burbank location, Iskenderian said she knows about adversity. “Life itself is a challenge; every day is a challenge,” she said. “But you have to be strong to conquer everything.” On April 24, 2005, a vandal splashed red paint on Zankou’s Glendale location because the Armenian-American business happened to be open the day Armenians commemorate the 1915 genocide. That location was also robbed by the same man twice within a year – once in September 2004 and again the following July. The suspect has not been caught, Iskenderian said. But even as she has faced challenges, Iskenderian has been reinventing Zankou, named after a river in Armenia. The Burbank spot, with its stone and tile work and painted interior dome, is more in line with the way she wants any future restaurants she opens to look – upscale instead of just functional. Iskenderian’s son, Dikran, talks about opening a Zankou in New York City. She goes further, dreaming of having a Zankou in every big American city. But she also knows her limitations after having opened two locations recently. “I need to a little bit rest,” she said, “after those two stores in one year.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA: MCGEE MAJOR DOUBT FOR IRISH INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES

first_imgGAA: Neil McGee is a major doubt for the forthcoming Irish International Rules Series against Australia after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. McGee started for Gaoth Dobhair as they faced local rivals Dungloe in Division One of the All-County League this afternoon.However, the Donegal star was forced off after ten minutes after he suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury. McGee has been dogged by injuries since he was hospitalized after Donegal’s defeat to Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-final.It now looks unlikely he will feature for Joe Kernan’s Irish side against Australia next month.Michael Murphy made himself unavailable for the squad saying he wanting to rest over the winter in order to be fresh for Donegal’s league campaign.It looks likely now that Patrick McBrearty will be Donegal’s sole representative on the Ireland side. GAA: MCGEE MAJOR DOUBT FOR IRISH INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES was last modified: October 11th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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‘LOVE’ THE TURN OF PACE TOMMY? RUGBY ACE GETS LESSON FROM KIDS

first_imgLet’s just say he’s showing a lot more promise than his dad at his age!James Love, son of well-known Laghey man Robert Love, shows Irish star Tommy Bowe how to go in for a try.Eight year old James was among dozens of youngsters at Letterkenny Rugby Club’s summer camp this week. Dad Robert (not to mention proud mum Catherine (nee Carson from Binnion Avenue), had every reason to be proud.We just can’t remember Robert ever having that turn of pace and natural skill.It obviously runs on his mother’s side of the family!  ‘LOVE’ THE TURN OF PACE TOMMY? RUGBY ACE GETS LESSON FROM KIDS was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny Rugby Club summer campTomy Bowelast_img read more

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BONNER AND MCHUGH RULE THEMSELVES OUT OF CONTENTION FOR DONEGAL JOB

first_imgDeclan Bonner will not be replacing Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager, and instead has reapplied for the minor position.Declan Bonner and Martin McHugh have both ruled themselves out of contention for the vacant Donegal job following the departure of Jim McGuinness last week.Bonner was regarded as strong favourite for the post, after leading the Donegal minors to the Ulster title after victory over Armagh.Bonner also made history in his role as minor manager by guiding the county to their first ever All-Ireland minor final. Like their senior counterparts they were narrowly beating by Kerry.However, Bonner has opted out of throwing his hat in to the ring to take over the Donegal senior job.Instead the Na Rossa clubman has reapplied for the minor job for next season.McHugh also ruled himself out of contention, after it had been suggested in some quarters that he was interested in taking the job. However, McHugh moved swiftly to deny his interest and said he wouldn’t be able to meet the demands required in terms of commitment.McHugh recently got back involved in management, by taking charge of the Sligo IT side for the Sigerson Cup.McHugh told The Irish Daily Star, “I think what happened was that I took the Sligo IT manager’s job and people were putting two and two together and getting five.“The way inter-county football has gone, it’s almost impossible for managers.“The amount of time you have to dedicate is staggering. “I just wouldn’t be able to make that kind of commitment.Rory Gallagher is the firm favourite to replace McGuinness, and he would no doubt be a popular choice with the players, having worked with them from 2011-2013.BONNER AND MCHUGH RULE THEMSELVES OUT OF CONTENTION FOR DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:Declan BonnerdonegalGAAHome-page SportjobMartin McHughnewsVacancylast_img read more

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