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A toast to Sabina Park

first_imgThe following is Part I of an article by columnist Tony Becca on great performances at Sabina Park. The venue will host its 50th Test this weekend. Part II will be published tomorrow. The late, great English cricket writer Sir Neville Cardus, thinking that England’s Herbert Sutcliffe was about to hang up his bat at the end of the game, wrote during the fifth Test against Australia at The Oval in 1926 that “The Oval is not usually a beautiful place, but in the evening’s slanting sunshine it was like a gracious home in which Hobbs was saying farewell to Sutcliffe, his armour-bearer for many years.” Had Cardus been to the West Indies, any time between 1930 and now, and he had been honest enough, he would have written similar lines about Sabina Park. “Sabina”, as it is called, is not a beautiful place, at least not in comparison to the concrete and steel magnificence of Edgbaston or Old Trafford in England, to Delhi or to the Wankhede Stadium in India, to Adelaide or to the MCG in Australia, and to Newlands or to the Wanderers in South Africa, and certainly it cannot be compared to the graceful beauty of the Eden Gardens in India or to the serene almost reverence beauty of Lord’s in England. Sabina Park, however, like the Oval in England, is home to many of cricket’s greatest deeds, performed by many of cricket’s greatest players, against many of cricket’s finest players, and on a pitch once so hard and shiny that it glistened at times in the day’s sunlight like a mirror. Starting in 1930, Sabina Park has hosted 49 Test matches with the coming Test match, between the West Indies and Pakistan, making it number 50. And despite the bottle-throwing problems of 1968, 1978, and 1989, and the abandoned Test of 1998, “Sabina” has served up some delightful and memorable cricket from England’s towering 849 in the first innings of the first Test in 1930 and the world’s first triple century, 325, by Andy Sandham, through to the six centuries served up in the 1953 battle between the West Indies, three, and India, three, to the seven centuries of 1955 between Australia, five in one the innings (the only time in the history of Test cricket), and the West Indies, two, to the West Indies surprising fight-back led by a splendid 137 not out by Roston Case to save the last Test match played against India in 2016. And after Valentine’s five came that of Esmond Kentish, whose bowling was “super fine” when he took five for 49 against England in 1954 in his second and last Test match, Trevor Bailey, seven for 34 in 1954, Wes Hall, seven for 69 against England in 1960, Hall, five for 49 against India in1962, Lester King, five for 46 against India in 1962, and John Snow, seven for 49 in 1968. Michael Holding, five for 56 against England in 1981, Andy Roberts, five for 39 against India in 1983, Courtney Walsh, six for 62 against India in 1989, Corey Collymore, seven for 57 against Sri Lanka in 2003, Steve Harmison, seven for 12 in 2004, Collymore, seven for 78 against Pakistan in 2005, Anil Kumble, six for 78 in 2006, and Jerome Taylor, five for 11 against England in 2009. SUPERFINE MANY GREAT INNINGS And in between, and apart from the many unforgettable contests, there have been some great innings by some of the world’s greatest batsmen. Of the 94 centuries, including 13 double centuries, and two triple centuries, that have been scored there, and although I never saw any before 1953 and never saw Sandham’s 325, nor George Headley’s 223, nor his 270 not out, who can forget Garry Sobers’ world record 365 not out and Conrad Hunte’s 260 run out in their mammoth partnership of 446 for the second wicket against Pakistan in 1958, or his text book performance of 113 not out on a devilish pitch against England in 1968? Other performances, whose technical skill and brilliance were fit for an audience of kings and queens, governor generals and prime ministers, included Frank Worrell’s 237 against India in 1953, Len Hutton’s masterpiece of 205 in 1954, Neil Harvey’s magnificent 204 in 1955, DilipSardesai’s 212 in 1971, Rohan Kanhai’s superb 158 not out against India in 1971, Lawrence Rowe’s brilliant 214 and 100 not out in 1972, Dennis Amiss’ wonderful 262 not out for England in 1974, David Gower’s impressive 154 not out in 1981, and Brain Lara’s amazing and match-winning 213 against Australia in 1999. And of the great bowling returns per innings, those that will be remembered, and forever cherished, include the first five-wicket haul by O.C. “Tommy” Scott, 80.2 overs, 266 runs, and five wickets in 1930, Hines Johnson’s five for 41 and five for 55 against England in 1948, and Alfred Valentine’s five for 64 against Indian in 1953.last_img read more


Private Security Guard Testifies in Nettie’s Murder Case

first_imgA private security guard assigned to the compound where Antoinette Nettie Peters was stabbed to dead testified Wednesday, May 21 about the day after the killing.Nettie was believed to have been murdered by another private security guard, Jefferson Dahn on the morning of January 3, 2013, at her boyfriend — Bonfrer Adidee’s — compound on 12th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia. Stephen Hopkins, who testified as prosecution third witness told the court that when the incident took place their bossman, Bonfrer Adidee, the next day, dissolved his security guard and paid every one of them off.Adidee is a Ugandan national employed with the Civil Aviation Section of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).“After Nettie’s dead body was removed from the compound,” Hopkings alleged in his testimony, “the next day, Adidee called us and paid off everybody, he said, because authority of UNMIL advised him to relocate to a safer place.”“Since then I don’t know whether Adidee is in the country or not,” Hopkings response when he was asked where was his bossman.Interestingly, for the third days of hearing, Adidee failed to show-up in the courtroom.Besides, he is not among those witnesses that were qualified and sworn by the court to testify on behalf of the state.But police said, defendant Dahn when they investigated him claimed that Adidee killed his fiancée and asked him to drag her body in his kitchen, and he (Adidee) promised to give him US$600, a laptop and two phones, if he was to do it.Before Nettie’s death, Hopkings alleged that she and Dahn held heated argument in his presence about hot water used by the defendant to take his bath to go to school.In a cross examination on Wednesday, Judge Blamo asked Witness Hopkings whether Adidee’s safer area was in Liberia or outside of the country. Hopkings replied, “I don’t know which safe place Adidee said UNMIL’s authority advised him to go. And I don’t know where he is.”Furthered asked if Adidee was still in the employ of UNMIL, the prosecutor third witness response “I don’t have any information about him being in the employ of UNM IL or not.” Asked as to what time of the day does Adidee goes to work and return? Hopkings again replied, “He used to leave between 7 to 8 a.m. But, I don’t know when he used to come because; I was only assigned on the first shift from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.”Explaining about Nettie’s murder, Hopkings said, by 2 p.m., he received a called from Adidee asking him  to go and checked his compound, because he Adidee said, he was informed by another UNMIL’s officers that officers of  the Liberia National Police and UNMIL had barricaded the area.According to him, when he arrived at the place he was prevented entry into the compound.Surprisingly, the officers allowed him and to go along with them into the compound and search the place.He said, the reason was that they, officers received information about the murder of their bossman’s girlfriend, Nettie.The prosecutor third witness claimed that while searching the house, it was when they discovered defendant Dahn hidden in the closet of Adidee’s room.He further alleged that the officers took Dahn from the closet and brought him in the living room where he was first question about Nettie’s death.He alleged that when security asked Dahn “who killed Nettie?” Hopkings quoted Dahn by saying, “I killed her because she provoked me.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Cal State softball splits a pair

first_img CAL STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS Cal State San Bernardino (1-1) fell to Hope International 7-2 at Cal State Fullerton. No. 1 singles player Jennifer Joy won her match, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 over Hope’s Michelle Steyn, while No. 6 singles player Doreen Fernandez prevailed over Hope’s McKenna Hamel, 3-6, 6-2, 8-6. SBVC SOFTBALL Host Cal State San Bernardino rallied for five runs in the second inning as it defeated Cal State Stanislaus 6-4 Friday to split a doubleheader. The second game was halted by darkness after 41/2 innings. The Warriors won the first game 7-3. The Coyotes (3-3, 1-1) responded with its five-run outburst off Stanislaus starter Omaira Extremera in the bottom of the second, highlighted by Jamie Lowe’s three-run home run that gave the Coyotes a 5-4 lead. Jordan Dahl pitched a complete game with three walks and three strikeouts to improve her record to 2-1. Two players, one from each team, were ejected after a collision at the plate that resulted in a brief scuffle in the first game. The players are automatically suspended for two games in accordance to NCAA rules. center_img Glendale defeated the visiting Wolverines 5-2 in a nonconference game. SBVC (5-4) was led by Krystal Majorovas and Codi Sanders, who had a solo home run and an RBI double, respectively. RCC BASEBALL Riverside avenged Wednesday’s loss as the Tigers scored a 7-5 nonconference victory over Palomar. Cody Madison collected two hits and drove in a run. Riverside was trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning before scoring four runs to take the lead. 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


Storm causes power outage near Charlie Lake and Rose Prairie

first_imgOver 500 customers are without power in the Charlie Lake area and into Rose Prairie.  The outage started just after 9 p.m. and as of now, Hydro is still investigating the exact cause.The outage covers the north half of Charlie Lake, west of the Rose Prairie Road and north 119 road.At this time, there is no estimate on when the power will be restored.Click here, for more details throughout the night on when the power will be restored.  You can also call 1-888-POWERON- Advertisement –last_img


Emery confident he will be given time to rebuild Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Time on his hands: Arsenal boss Unai Emery has pleaded for patience in turning around the Gunners’ fortunes © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League.After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points behind Chelsea in the battle for a top-four finish. However, the Spaniard is confident that he is not working under the same time pressure to succeed as he was at Paris Saint-Germain where one league title and four domestic cups in two seasons in charge were not enough to keep his job due to a lack of progress in the Champions League.“The idea is to get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be, but it needs time,” Emery told Sky Sports.“At Arsenal, it’s maybe the first time I feel that I have the support to build up from the bottom in order to get where we want to be.“It allows us to work more for the long-term –- or at least, ‘long-term’ in football terms. It supports the kind of work we want to do at this club.”Of more immediate concern for Emery is making the best of the resources available to him after claiming the club doesn’t have the funds for any permanent transfers this month.A large chunk of Arsenal’s budget is tied up in a lucrative deal handed to Mesut Ozil last January that runs until 2021.The former German international is the club’s highest earner, reportedly on £350,000 a week.However, Ozil failed to even make Emery’s squad for the 1-0 defeat at West Ham last weekend and has been routinely dropped throughout the course of the season.Emery, though, is hoping his treatment of the former Real Madrid star will get the best out of Ozil rather than force him out of the club.“At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers,” added Emery.“From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside, a greater sense of ambition or maybe even a complaint –- a complaint regarding the team can be positive.“As a manager, you have to be careful because that friction can break a relationship. But I believe in always looking for more, both individually and collectively.“In the end, the main thing with any footballer is that their qualities are used to benefit the team. As a manager, you have to get the maximum out of that player and at the same time make sure that he fits with the rest of the team so that everyone is better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Two branches of Ulster Bank to close in Donegal

first_imgUlster Bank is to close 22 branches nationwide with two of the closures in Donegal.The Donegal branches to close are Raphoe and Ardara.220 jobs are also to go in the organisation, as part of the restructuring process. Management said the redundancies will be voluntary and that supports will be put in place to assist affected customers.Two branches of Ulster Bank to close in Donegal was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 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:closuredonegalulster banklast_img read more


Manchester United’s victory over Newcastle produced one amazing statistic

first_img REVEALED silverware Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho dodged a bullet. REPLY Latest Premier League News But the result was the first time in 60 years Manchester United have come from two goals down to win a league match.Mourinho will now be hoping it’s the last time his side go 2-0 down at Old Trafford. huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 REVEALED Alexis Sanchez celebrates his game-winning goal. 2 MONEY center_img BEST OF ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card With Mourinho said to be on the brink of being sacked, Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto had got the Magpies ahead but Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and a late strike from Alexis Sanchez turned the scoreline on its head.It’s not often the Red Devils are 2-0 down at Old Trafford, such is their dominance of English football across history. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester United needed to pull something special out of the bag to beat Newcastle on Saturday.In the end, Paul Pogba, playing at centre-back, was one of the stars to save Jose Mourinho’s neck with the Red Devils coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more



first_imgA 26 year old man has been charged in connection with a robbery and an attempted robbery in Letterkenny.The man was detained when he attempted to rob the Glencar Filling station last night.The man was detained by staff and then held until Gardai arrived and he was subsequently arrested. He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station where he was questioned overnight.The man was also charged in connection with the robbery of Callaghan’s XL shop on Letterkenny’s Main Street on March 24th last.The man was bailed to appear at Letterkenny District Court on April 22nd.It is not understood the man is from the locality.  MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF TWO LETTERKENNY SHOPS was last modified: March 31st, 2013 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:Callaghan’s XLchargedGardaiGlencar Filling stationrobberylast_img read more



first_imgThe smashed windscreen of Paul McHugh’s BMW car.A Convoy man had a lucky escape when a street light came crashing down on his car.Paul McHugh had parked his car at the Green in the middle of the village at 2pm on Saturday afternoon when he went into a local shop.The fallen street lamp seconds after it fell.A couple of minutes later he heard a bang and was summoned to his car by a number of locals. The street lamp, which also had heavy hanging floral baskets attached, had snapped in two.The lamp smashed Mr McHugh’s back windscreen as well as damaging the boot and back of the car.Mr McHugh said it was only by a stroke of luck that nobody was passing the lamp as it could have caused serious injury to an older person or children.“This is a very busy area. Lots of children pass by it and the local Convoy running club also meet here. “I would hate to think what could have happened if children or a young mother pushing a pram had ben walking by.“This could have caused serious injury or worse to someone.“It was the middle of the day and it was only by pure luck that somebody was not passing by at the time,” he said.The remainder of the street lamp after the top came off.Paul estimates that approximately €2,000 worth of damage was caused to his BMW car as a result of the incident.Local county councillor Liam Doherty arrived on the scene and was informed of the incident by Mr McHugh. Mr McHugh said he has informed the council of the matter.He said he will now pursue the matter through his insurance.MAN CHEATS INJURY AFTER STREET LAMP COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HIS CAR was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:childrenconvoyfallPaul McHughstreet lamplast_img read more


Redwoods men’s, women’s soccer win big at home

first_imgAfter four hours and a dozen combined goals both the men’s and women’s College of the Redwoods soccer teams won — by convincing margins — Golden Valley Conference home games against visiting Siskiyous, Tuesday afternoon at Community Stadium.The Redwoods women downed Siskiyous 9-2 while the men coasted to a 3-1 win over the visitors.Jaycee Morias — a key piece on McKinleyville’s North Coast Section champion softball team earlier this year — delivered a hat-trick and then some for Redwoods, …last_img