‘’Talents have to be harnessed’ – Patterson says U-19 World Cup victory could signal new beginning for West Indies

first_img “It is going to be very competitive. We have selected the team that is going to represent us and I think it is the best that is available in the circumstances,” Patterson said. Batsman Darren Bravo, spinner Sunil Narine, and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have withdrawn from the West Indies squad. The Darren Sammy-captained squad includes Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, and Lendl Simmons, some of the world’s best T20 players. However, Patterson said it won’t be a walk in the park for the West Indies. “If you have been watching international cricket, all the other sides are going to turn up and we can’t afford to do anything but play constantly at our best. All members of the team are going to have to contribute – batting, bowling, and fielding,” he said. TOUGH MATCH-UP One of the region’s foremost cricket students, P.J. Patterson, said the success of the Under-19 team at the recent World Cup offers hope for a revival in West Indies cricket. “It is the sign that there could be a new beginning. What has to happen is that the talents have to be harnessed. They ought to be properly handled and promoted,” Patterson told The Gleaner. Three Jamaicans, Michael Frew, Shahid Crooks and Odean Smith, were a part of the squad that defeated India by five wickets in Bangladesh two Sundays ago to win the title. The former Jamaican prime minister, who led a team which proposed far-reaching changes to the structure of cricket in the region, said it is important the Under-19s are properly managed. “They are under 19, so you can’t be exposing them to the hazards of constant competition without ensuring that the body structure is properly developed,” Patterson said. “I wish that they will be taken in hand as we could see a restoration in the near future of West Indies cricket fortunes,” he added. Patterson, in his 2007 report prepared for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the development of West Indies cricket, said “a strong foundation is an absolute necessity if West Indies cricket is to have a solid and permanent superstructure”. “School cricket is this foundation or base and needs to be greatly strengthened,” he recommended. Meanwhile, the success of the Under-19s comes as the senior men’s team prepares to travel to India to defend their T20 world title.last_img read more


first_imgThe village of Maghery west of Dungloe Town, once famous for its king, will be the headquarters for a new adventure event on Saturday 30th July.The Mary from Dungloe International Festival in partnership with the Dungloe GAA Club have this year introduced an adventure challenge as part of the programme.Sponsored by well-known Dungloe solicitor Paddy Sweeney, the Martello Adventure Event will provide a physical and mental challenge for all abilities of athletes. It will be run over some of the most scenic areas in west Donegal taking in along the route Clendra Hill (famous for the Mass Rock) Traigh Eanach Bay, Meenacross, Falmore, Crohey Head and Maghery.This fun event is open to all and will include age categories for men and women and is also open to teams of two or three participants to get together for the challenge.The event which includes in this order a 5 k run, 20 k cycle and a 350 meter water based challenge on Maghery beach will cater for swimmers and non swimmers.Speaking at the press launch for the event main sponsor Paddy Sweeney, solicitor said that he was delighted to support this innovative physical challenge. He said that the country has seen a huge growth in adventure events which challenge the body and the mind and that it was great to see the growth of an event in the Rosses area.He hoped that this event would add significantly to the programme of events being planned for the Mary from Dungloe Festival.In addition to the category prizes each finisher will also receive a specially designed medal and be provided with post event refreshments.Registration will take place on the day from 2pm however pre registration can also be completed on the Run Ireland website.Ends ON YOUR MARKS FOR THE MARTELLO ADVENTURE EVENT was last modified: July 7th, 2011 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:Martello Adventure EventMary From Dungloelast_img read more

Former Chelsea defender expresses doubts about Benitez

first_imgEx-Chelsea defender Michael Duberry has expressed doubt that Rafael Benitez is the right man for the club in the long term.Benitez is the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge despite many Chelsea fans being unhappy at the prospect of him being appointed.And Duberry, a former Blues team-mate of sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo, told Sky Sports News the Spaniard may have a point to prove after his Liverpool reign ended badly.“I’m not too sure. He’s done well at Liverpool but at the end it tailed off. It might be temporary, but long term I’m not too sure.” said Duberry.“Short-term, maybe. He might come with new ideas and give a short-term boost. We’ll see.”Are Chelsea right to sack Di Matteo? Click here to voteClick here for our Di Matteo quiz See also:Gullit tips Mourinho to make Stamford Bridge returnThe decision to sack Di Matteo is appalling but not surprisingThe axe falls on Di Matteo at ChelseaRafa’s the gaffer at 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

H-DNL football: Omey, Thrap hook up for 4 TDs, St. Bernard’s rolls Arcata

first_imgIn front of their home fans for the first time in 2019, the Crusaders did not fail to put on a show.The most explosive quarterback-receiver duo in the Humboldt-Del Norte League, Will Omey and Lane Thrap, connected on four passing touchdowns as St. Bernard’s hushed visiting Arcata 49-8, Saturday afternoon in Eureka.Omey cashed in two touchdowns on the ground as well, finishing his day with six trips to endzone while Thrap added an interception return for a touchdown to his bountiful afternoon. …last_img

Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge

first_imgShare with your Friends:More So easy – “Catie, finds it with her eyes closed!” – Team RAGARGeocaching.com teams up with The Jim Henson Company, PBS stations, museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States to bring you the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge.  The PBS children’s show Dinosaur Train encourages kids to “Go outside, get into nature and make you own discoveries!”  Now Dinosaur Train challenges families to find geocaches with fun facts about dinosaurs from the show hidden inside.Each Dinosaur Train geocache is located in a safe, easy-to-access location and features one of the dinosaurs found in the Dinosaur Train Field Guide.Team RAGAR is one of more than 300 geocachers to log a Dinosaur Train geocache so far.  They found the Dinosaur Train Cryolophosaurus Cache-WVIZ in Cleveland, Ohio.   They logged, “Came to find this one this morning because Catie loves the Dinosaur Train show on PBS… Catie was very excited to trade a pathtag for a dinosaur.”Catie found the Dinosaur Train CryolophosaurusGeocachers are also encouraged to record their favorite dinosaur.  T-Rex seems to be the reigning favorite among the adults.Tyrannosaurus, a favorite among parents (and kids)There are nearly twenty Dinosaur Train geocaches around the U.S. so far, with many more being planned for the near future.  Soon you’ll find instructions to make and hide your own Dinosaur Train geocache.  You can find the growing list of Dinosaur Train Geocaches here. SharePrint RelatedA Geocache 113 Million Years in the Making – Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2013In “Community”GeoTour Spotlight: Visit Utah (GT54)April 18, 2017In “GeoTours”One for the Little People — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 5, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Goa woman tourist murder case: One held in Andhra Pradesh

first_imgA Goa police team arrested a suspect in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday in connection with the murder of a woman tourist from Himachal Pradesh in a hotel in Arpora in North coastal Goa on Saturday.Chandan Choudhary, SP, North Goa, told The Hindu that the accused would be brought to Goa on Sunday evening. She declined to give details as it could affect the investigation.She said they had sent another team to Chandigarh to track down some more suspects.The woman, 25, from Una in Himachal Pradesh was found dead with injuries on her neck.Police sources said they had identified her companion, Sukhvinder Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, who was seen on a CCTV camera leaving the premises on Saturday morning with four unidentified persons.According to the police sources, the victim was wearing North Indian bridal dress when she checked into the resort with her companion on April 20.The police sent the body to the Goa Medical College near here for post mortem.“A case of murder has been registered,” Inspector in-charge of the Anjuna police station Navlesh Dessai said.last_img read more

Air Force XI, Green Archers back in action

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments “We can’t underestimate Air Force,” said Amita, the former Far Eastern U star. “Some of the players in their team we idolized when we started playing. We will definitely give 100 percent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Air Force and Green Archers make their return to top-flight football as the Philippine Premier League kicks off on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Bannered by former stars of the national team, including Yanti Barsales, the Airmen clash with reigning Paulino Alcantara Cup winner Kaya Iloilo at 7:15 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘We’re all grateful to him’: Rafael Nadal salutes retiring David Ferrer in Barcelona The PPL is still hoping to get confirmation from Stallion Laguna and Global Makati to complete the league’s seven-team cast.Air Force coach Leo Jaena promised a strong challenge from his squad which will be led by national team legend Yanti Barsales.“Expect a never-say-die performance from Air Force,” said Jaena.Kaya midfielder Arnel Amita is relishing the challenge playing against some of his favorite players growing up.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The long wait is finally over and we have a treat in store for you! ADMISSION IS FREE ON OPENING DAY! #PPLxInquirer pic.twitter.com/9uBb2UMxWz— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) April 26, 2019 Green Archers, parading a slew of new faces, tests Mendiola at 4 p.m.Ceres-Negros, the two-time Philippines Football League titliist, drew an opening-day bye as the Busmen prepare for their AFC Cup match against Shan United on Wednesday in Yangon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticslast_img read more

25 days agoMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelsea

first_imgMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelseaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarko Mitrovic has no regrets over his time with Chelsea.The Swedish striker joined the Blues as a 16 year-old from Malmo and spent five years with the giants before moving onto Brescia.He recalled to Fotbollskanalen: “It was a wonderful period. I scored a lot of goals during my years there and won the FA Youth Cup with the team. It was real elite football, the training sessions were top-notch. “Every session with players like Drogba, Terry and Lampard taught me a lot.”I had a good relationship with coach Carlo Ancelotti, won the reserve league and the FA Youth Cup, and thought I would reach the A team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemateby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he supports VAR after their 0-0 draw with Real Valladolid.The Argentine claimed that some teams used to never have penalties called against them at home and that VAR has made things fairer.”Thomas wanted to touch it and the player put a leg in front, but the truth is I didn’t really see it,” he said after the draw of the Sandro penalty incident.”I have no doubt that VAR is a help.”Obviously there are times when it favours you or when it doesn’t, but there used to be stadiums where you wouldn’t get a penalty.”Now, with VAR, we have the possibility to understand all instances that were penalties.” last_img read more

Miami Created A Cool Map Showing The Locations Of All 29 Current ‘Cane Commits

first_imgmap showing location of their commits.Twitter/@CanesFootballTo say that Miami is off to a fast start in recruiting is a massive understatement. The U already has 20 commits for its 2016 class, six for the class of 2017, and three for 2018. Perhaps most impressively, all 29 players from from Florida, with most of them coming from the Miami area. Al Golden and his staff will apparently barnstorm the state over the next three weeks in recruiting, and put together a very impressive map of the 29 current commits.Tomorrow. Day 1 of 3 straight weeks in the F-L-A!!! #Swag16, #Squad17 & #Storm18, we are coming for !!! pic.twitter.com/8Nqv9DrnFV— Hurricanes Football (@CanesFootball) May 4, 2015Miami currently has the No. 2 ranked classes in each of the next three years. Al Golden is probably coaching for his job this fault, but coming out of the gates like this on the recruiting trail won’t hurt his status either.last_img read more