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Kent Spitfires seal four-wicket win over Volcanoes

first_imgAN UNBEATEN 84-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Adam Ball and wicketkeeper Adam Rouse sealed a four-wicket win for Kent Spitfires on Tuesday night, after Calum Haggett (4-59) and Imran Qayyum (3-42) had restricted Windward Islands Volcanoes to 241 for 9.Having been put in to bat, Windward Islands Volcanoes were struggling at 91 for 5, with Haggett and Qayyum having taken four of the five wickets at this stage.Sunil Ambris’ 69-ball 50 – his third fifty-plus score in four matches – pushed the score to 241 with help from the lower order, particularly Windwards captain Liam Sebastien (32), seamer Kyle Mayers (37 not out) and Darren Sammy (23).Kent captain Sam Northeast’s 49 and his 60-run partnership for the second wicket with opener Sean Dickson (36) stabilised Kent quickly after the fall of Daniel Bell-Drummond.Volcanoes staged a fightback in the middle overs, claiming three wickets for 18 runs at one stage but Ball and Rouse squashed the opposition’s chances with a rapid partnership that came off 74 balls. Ball was unbeaten on 40 off 46, while Rouse scored 36 off 37 as Kent reached the target with 23 balls to spare.WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOEST. Theophile c Thomas b Qayyum 17J. Charles c & b Haggett 17D. Smith c wkp. Rouse b Haggett 0A. Fletcher c Blake b Gidman 33S. Ambris c Ball b Qayyum 50K. Hodge c wkp. Rouse b Qayyum 7L. Sebastien c Qayyum b Stevens 32D. Sammy c Ball b Haggett 23K. Mayers not out 37S. Shillingford c Bell-Drummond b Haggett 6D. Johnson not out 6Extras: (b-4, lb-1, w-7, nb-1) 13Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 241Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-28, 3-64, 4-75, 5-91, 6-159, 7-180, 8-194, 9-230.Bowling: Thomas 10-1-48-0 (w-4), Haggett 10-2-59-4 (nb-1), Stevens 10-0-52-1 (w-3), Gidman 10-1-35-1, Qayyum 10-1-42-3.KENT SPITFIRESD. Bell-Drummond lbw b Johnson 7S. Dickson b Mayers 36S. Northeast lbw b Shillingford 49D. Stevens c D Sammy b Hodge 21W. Gidman b Hodge 19A. Blake b Shillingford 8A. Ball not out 40A. Rouse not out 36Extras: (b-4, lb-4, w-13, pen. 5) 26Total: (6 wkts, 46.1 overs) 242Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-74, 3-113, 4-140, 5-151, 6-158.Bowling: Hodge 10-0-41-2 (w-1), Johnson 6.1-0-33-1 (w-1), Mayers 9-1-51-2 (w-2), Sammy 3-0-18-0 (w-1), Sebastien 8-049-0 (w-3), Shillingford 10-0-36-2 (w-5).Points: Kent 4, Volcanoes 0.last_img read more

With final home game approaching, Orange seniors aim for No. 1 seed

first_img Comments For these seniors who were instrumental in taking this program to the next level, the final games at the Carrier Dome mark the end of an era. Facebook Twitter Google+ As soon as Gait’s tenure began, their talent propelled Syracuse into the upper echelon of women’s lacrosse. Gait recognizes what a special group this is, and it may be just as hard for him to see these players leave as it will be for them to go. ‘Going into this last game, it’s a little bittersweet,’ senior attack Halley Quillinan said. ‘I think I’m excited to be playing for the Big East championship, but I almost don’t want it to come yet. I’ve really come to love Syracuse. I love playing in the Dome and Saturday will potentially be my last game in the Dome. So, it’s a little sad.’ ‘I think that every senior playing for a championship has that chip on their shoulder and that edge because it’s your last attempt at winning,’ Quillinan said. ‘And so going into this Big East championship, I’d like to go out the way I came in. My freshman year we won the inaugural Big East championship and I’d like to leave that way, too.’ Senior attack and co-captain Jackie DePetris says the team is very excited about its chances to get back to the final four, but admits that for the seniors, this postseason will be a different experience altogether. The thought of their careers ending in defeat is a haunting one, and it will pose a new challenge for a class that has achieved a considerable amount of success for head coach Gary Gait. [email protected] On Saturday No. 9 Syracuse (12-4, 6-1 Big East) will host No. 12 Georgetown (9-5, 6-0) in the Carrier Dome in its regular-season finale. In addition to it being Senior Day, Syracuse will have an opportunity to secure a No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big East tournament. Depending on how the NCAA tournament schedule unfolds, Saturday may very well be the last game that this group of seniors ever plays in the Dome. ‘I’m really excited,’ DePetris said. ‘I think the energy right now is huge. It’s our last game and this game means a lot. I just hope that all the seniors play the game of their lives because at this point it’s going to mean that much to all of us.’center_img But with the Big East tournament a week away, these seniors have more on their minds. They want to win the Big East regular-season championship in their final home game. They want their fellow seniors to play their hearts out in front of the home fans that have cheered and supported them for four years. They want the storybook ending.  SU’s seniors said that over the past four seasons they have formed a very close relationship and a tight-knit bond. It is noticeable on the field. It is noticeable on the sidelines. ‘They’ve played a huge part in taking this program from a top 20 program to a Top 10 program consistently,’ Gait said. ‘It just shows what type of players they are, what type of people they are, that they have the skills, the leadership and the personalities to make that happen here at Syracuse.’ But in addition to the camaraderie among teammates, Gait said he has gained a true appreciation for this class of seniors. Gait was named head coach in their sophomore season, and they helped ease his transition back into Division I lacrosse. The seniors on the women’s lacrosse team are confident heading into the postseason. But they almost don’t want that portion of the season to come. Published on April 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm This crop of Syracuse seniors has the Orange playing its best lacrosse of the season. SU has won five straight games, three of which were on the road, and currently sits second in the Big East conference standings, right below the Hoyas. And with a victory against Georgetown on Saturday, Syracuse will position itself nicely to secure a very favorable seed in the NCAA tournament. last_img read more

Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

first_imgThe 25-year-old picked the ball up on the left of the area on the stroke of halftime, jinked his way inside and let fly with a superb right-foot strike that proved to be the game-winner.“Everybody knows that Phil Coutinho is a key player for us,” Klopp told reporters.“He loves the club, he loves the city -– he is a fantastic footballer. If he is able to play like tonight, in a very difficult moment of the preseason after all the (training) sessions, that shows his big potential.”Coutinho had earlier played the role of provider for new signing Mohamed Salah, dinking the ball on to the Egyptian’s head to cancel out Islam Slimani’s 12th-minute nodded opener.Klopp was involved in a heated exchange with referee Bobby Madley in the first half, the German revealing his anger had been sparked by some close attention Coutinho was receiving from the Leicester defenders.“These players make the difference. These players bring people to the stadium,” said Klopp. “That’s why have to look after them a little bit.”Salah, meanwhile, again demonstrated that the club record $45 million Klopp paid Roma for his services looks money well spent.His pace adding another dimension to Liverpool’s attack, the former Chelsea winger gave Leicester’s Christian Fuchs a torrid time until he was substituted on 65 minutes.Klopp, whose side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in midweek to reach the final, is still hoping to bring in Leipzig midfielder Nabi Keita, with Liverpool set to return with a final offer of around $97 million for the Guinea international.For now, it was a case of job done for Liverpool in the Far East.“It’s really pleasing,” said Klopp. “We’ve played two hard games in very difficult circumstances against very good opponents. “Winning both games is a big thing. The boys did well. “Yes we conceded a goal. But the line-up was my idea and it was clear that not everything in defence would work. We have big offensive potential but obviously we need to learn how to defend together.”Palace won the third-place playoff earlier on Saturday, seeing off West Brom 2-0 in a testy affair that saw tempers flare as the players entered the tunnel at halftime.The match was settled by Luka Milivojevic’s sweetly struck free kick on 11 minutes and a deflected Bakary Sako shot that found the net with three minutes left in the first half.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in action against Leicester City during the final of the Asia Trophy tournament in Hong Kong, on July 22, 2017 © AFPHong Kong, China, Jul 22 – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 preseason victory over Leicester City in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.last_img read more

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