Cricket News Malcolm Nash, the first bowler to concede six sixes in an over, dies at 74

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes off Stuart Broad in T20Is.Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes off Dan van Bunge in ODIs in 2007 World Cup.Malcolm Nash was the first bowler to be hit for six sixes in an over in cricket. New Delhi: In cricket, there have been four instances of a bowler being hit for six sixes in one over. Sir Garfield Sobers was the first one to achieve the feat, followed by Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. Sobers, the former legendary West Indies all-rounder, was the first one to achieve the feat and the unlucky bowler was Malcolm Nash, whose name was forever associated with the feat. On Sunday, Nash, who took 993 first-class wickets in a 17-year career between 1966 and 1983, while also scoring 7,129 runs and holding 148 catches has died at the age of 74. Nash’s name was forever linked with that of Sobers after the West Indies star went on the attack during a County Championship match between Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire at Swansea in 1968. It was the first time any batsman had hit six sixes in an over in first-class cricket. Sobers had been frustrated by his team’s slow progress as Nottinghamshire were approaching a declaration and Nash was experimenting with slow bowling.”Malcolm was a true Glamorgan legend whose exploits have gone down in club folklore. His name is connected with that of Garry Sobers… but he was a fantastic cricketer who was an integral part of the club’s history and the side that lifted the County Championship in 1969,” chief executive Hugh Morris told the club’s website. Nash died in hospital in London after being taken ill at a function at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The over has been well-documented in cricket chronicles. Playing for Nottinghamshire, Sobers decided to up the ante and he decided to target Nash. The first ball was clobbered to wide long-on and the second was pulled to deep midwicket. The third ball was lofted straight down the ground while the fourth was pummelled over long leg for a fourth consecutive six. The fifth ball was lofted to long-off where the fielder took the catch but he crossed the ropes as anticipation reached fever pitch. Sobers created history when he dispatched the sixth ball out of the ground at deep square leg to become the first individual to create this feat. Years later, during an interview in Vancouver, Sobers remarked about the feat. “It was unfortunate what happened to Malcolm. It was a world record and it put both of us on the world map. It does not matter whether it is right or wrong as it takes two to tango. Without Malcolm, I could not have been there and without me, Malcolm would not have been in the record. I had just gone to Notts for my first County season and I had a little wager with Leslie Ames wife. She had said what position do you think Notts would finish considering they have finished last in 16 consecutive years. I told her that I could help the team finish in the top four. She said, ‘you are good but not that bloody good.'”center_img highlightslast_img read more

Lowry ready for final Major of the year

first_imgThe Clara man picked up a cheque of 1.4 million after claiming the Bridgestone invitationalLowry says his win is actually a good thing going into the last Major of the year this Thursday.Padraig Harrington says his putting needs to improve if he’s to have a chance of winning the PGA Championship for the first time since 2008. The former Open Champion will play despite an injury scare recently and has outlined what and where he needs to get it right at Whistling straights.last_img

Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally traded at 22 per cent on the exchange,  they’ve now reached 97% to get the most seats – pushing Labour down to 2% – their lowest price since we opened this market.Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets Head of Political Markets commented: “The Brexit Party, despite having no members, no manifesto and no proposals of what they will do in the European Parliament, are set to storm the European Parliamentary elections with a 97 per cent implied probability of getting the most seats from the UK in the European Parliament market.“The media-friendly approaches of both Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are paying off. A result of the attention, our markets are showing that both are strongly favoured to achieve their respective aims. The question remains whether other party leaders can break their hold on the news cycle, restrained as they are by manifestos and ideologies.”Across Europe, the market has seen a number of major coalitions being formed to cement themselves into the European Parliament. Smarkets has shown that there has been systematic growth in money being traded towards the European People’s Party, which is now being traded at 93 per cent. While markets have also shown that the implied probability for Tommy Robinson being elected as an MEP has taken a turn, with the ‘no’ contract dropping from 90 per cent to 76 per cent since the infamous milkshake-gate.With recent news yet again turning towards a potential UK conservative leadership contest, Boris Johnson is currently front-runner, increasing his lead at the top of the market to 34 per cent implied probability. Dominic Raab, meanwhile, has jumped into second favourite at 17 per cent implied probability and Michael Gove dropping to third favourite at nine per cent.Theresa May yesterday announced that she has come up with a series of amendments to her current Brexit deal to get it through parliament, including – most notably – allowing MPs to vote on a potential second referendum. This has ruffled some feathers among senior Conservative figures, but could also be just what May needs to stay in Number 10. Share John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020last_img read more

Women’s World Cup semi preview: USA v Germany blockbuster tonight

first_imgMatch: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – SemifinalVenue: Olympic Stadium; Montreal, CanadaTime: 11pm–It almost feels like a final itself, as Germany and the U.S. are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively.The teams come to the tournament with similar accomplishments. Both teams own two Women’s World Cup titles, which means they are tied for the most of any country. Germany has made the quarterfinals of all seven Women’s World Cups and the United States has never finished worse than third.Basically, this has all the ingredients of an epic battle. So what will it the U.S. need to do to win?Keys to the Match Organized defense: It takes an extremely organized defense to defeat Germany. Luckily, the U.S. defense has been its strongest link this tournament, allowing just 2.6 shots on goal per match. Centerbacks Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston work extremely well with one another and their positioning has been world class. Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo, after two game-changing saves against Australia, has been largely untested thanks to her solid back line. They will all need to be even better against Germany, a side that averages 26.8 shots per game and has several players who can take defenders on one-on-one. As they proved against Sweden, Germany can create chances out of nothing — and they are not afraid to unleash a shot from distance. This will require the entire team to be organized defensively, not just the back line.Quick combination play: The U.S. have had a difficult time generating dangerous chances on the attack. They showed signs of life against China, but will need even more creativity against Germany, who struggled to contain the possession-focused, quick-passing French team in the first 45 minutes of their quarterfinal match. The U.S. again have star Megan Rapinoe (pictured) their most significant playmaker this tournament, which will certainly provide a boost. Look for the counter: While Germany has a well organized defense, they lack pace and are vulnerable to the counter attack. Outside backs Leonie Maier and Tabea Kemme like to push far into the attack, and France was able to punish this by making diagonal runs behind the defense. The U.S. could do the same, especially with a speedy forward like Alex Morgan making those runs.Ride the momentum: The U.S. looked energetic against China, while Germany had their most difficult challenge against France, playing 120 minutes before outlasting France in a shootout and potentially losing midfielder Dsenifer Marozsan in the process due to an injury. Five of the seven goals the U.S. scored in this tournament have come in the second half. While it is great they can outlast opponents, momentum could be huge against Germany. The Americans will want to come out aggressive and keep the intensity throughout the match. Wear them down: It’s worth repeating: Germany played 120 tough minutes against France in brutal summer heat. The U.S., on the other hand, kept most of the ball against a weaker China team, only had to play 90, and didn’t play two of their key players at all. If the match is still close late, and especially if it goes to extra time, expect the U.S. to be fresher.Players to WatchAnja Mittag (above, pictured) and Celia Sasic: These two have wreaked havoc on opposing defenses. Combined, they average 8.5 shots per game and have scored 11 of Germany’s 20 goals. Mittag has looked slightly more dangerous, creating 17 goal-scoring opportunities at this World Cup. But both are equally threatening. The battle of the central midfield: For Germany, center midfielders Lena Gossling and Melanie Leupholz are dangerous on both ends of the field. They are skilled at putting their forwards in goal-scoring positions and at winning balls on the defensive end, especially in the air. Morgan Brian was the rock for the U.S. against China, but, unfortunately, will likely cede the center to Carli Lloyd and Lauren Holiday. Both Lloyd and Holiday, who has taken on a larger defensive workload this year, will need to be magnificent in the center.Hope Solo v. Nadine Angerer: Two of the best keepers in the world face off in this match. Hope Solo (below, pictured), who earned her 175th cap against China, can put a stake in the ground as the best keeper in the game. Angerer, who will retire after her season with the Portland Thorns concludes, saved the final France penalty to help her team advance to this semifinal match. American forwards: Who starts up top for the U.S. is a big question. Amy Rodriquez gave the U.S. some much-needed spark against China, but was unable to finish her chances. Alex Morgan is looking more and more dangerous, but still lacks a strong touch and has let a few opportunities get away from her. She still doesn’t look comfortable with her partner up top like she did with Abby Wambach in the 2012 Olympics.Speaking of Wambach, she proved she can still score against Nigeria, but has clearly lost some pace. Christen Press is a technical player who could be what the U.S. needs to break down the German defense. Oh, and don’t forget about the speedy and tenacious Sydney Leroux.Jill Ellis has two tactical options: does she want to play a cautious, defense-first game or would she prefer an aggressive, high-pressing style of play like the U.S. deployed against China? The answer to that question will likely determine who starts up top. Whoever Ellis selects, they will need an outstanding performance from their midfield to find them in space, and they will need their defense to quell a dangerous German attack.The U.S. can win this, but to do so they will need to play better than they have all tournament. –last_img read more

CECAFA confirms Kenya to host Challenge Cup

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Officails attending CECAFA meetingNairobi, Kenya | AFP | The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has named Kenya as host of its Senior Challenge Cup, two years since it was last held in Ethiopia.At an executive committee meeting held in Khartoum, Sudan the members expressed solidarity with Kenya over the failure to host the fifth African Nations Championships (CHAN) in January 2018.The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which brings together all the national teams of the 13 member countries will be held in November and December 2017. Uganda are the current champions having won a record 14th title in Addis Ababa in December 2015 after beating Rwanda 1-0 in the final.The meeting also endorsed Burundi and Rwanda to host the CECAFA Under-17 and second Women’s championships respectively in November and December.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

North Allegheny uses superior lineage to shove USC aside in Quad A

first_imgTwo of the WPIAL heavyweights battled and it took overtime to produce a 28-21 North Allegheny victory.One of the Tigers’ offensive catalysts this season has been junior quarterback Mack Leftwich. He was the backup quarterback on Tulsa Union High’s Class 6A state champion in Oklahoma last season before moving to Wexford when his father, Spencer, took an assistant coaching role at Pitt.Leftwich brought a passing dimension North Allegheny didn’t fully enjoy when it won its WPIAL and PIAA crowns last season. But this night, he also added a running dimension, racking up 117 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.He scored the Tiger’s first touchdown at the 10:55 mark of the second quarter on a 66-yard run and then what proved to be the winning score in overtime on a 1-yard keeper. He also threw for 148 yards.Paving the way for North Allegheny is Pat Kugler, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound two way lineman and the son of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler.  His brother, Rob, is a freshman tight end at Purdue.A timeworn cliché of football is that the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback. This does not hold true at Upper St. Clair. Pitt recruit, quarterback, Dakota Conwell was injured and unable to play and that was the difference between taking home Gold or Silver.Tiger’s coach Art Walker is a four-time WPIAL champion as a head coach, winning titles in consecutive years at Pittsburgh Central Catholic in 2003 and 2004. Walker also won a WPIAL crown as the offensive coordinator at West Allegheny High School in 1997.North Allegheny is reaping the benefits of the sons of the Steelers and University of Pittsburgh coaches. The Tigers could be a dynasty if the staff from the Penguins and the Pirates can take up residence also.last_img read more

SFP a cinch for 100 title at World Championships in Beijing

first_imgONE thing guaranteed in Beijing at the World Championships is that Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will win the women’s 100 metres title and give herself title number three after winning in Berlin in 2009 and in 2013 in Moscow.The ‘Pocket Rocket’ looks the safest bet in any track event for the gold medal in Beijing.When Fraser-Pryce won on both occasions, she sped to world-leading times, and with a season best of 10.74 seconds, she is expected to go much faster in Beijing, and we could see a sub 10.70 seconds from the world fastest female sprinter.Known for her bullet start, she has added another arsenal to her armoury, as her top-end speed has improved dramatically this season, and this is not good news for her rivals, including the United States duo of Tori Bowie and English Gardner, along with the Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare.What is more frightening for her rivals is that Fraser-Pryce’s coach, Stephen Francis – a man who is hardly wrong – made a bold statement after his charge’s 10.74 clocking at the Paris Diamond League, that she can go much faster.imposing dismissalIn her last race on the circuit, what was very imposing was the way she dismissed the United States champion, Bowie, with ease in Stockholm to win easily, despite a less-than-impressive start.Jamaica will be hoping for more medals here as veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson and Natasha Morrison, in her first major Championships, will be gunning for good results. Campbell-Brown, who was second in 2005 and first in 2007 in Osaka, will find it more difficult this time around to be among the medals, as she will need big improvements on her season-best 10.99 seconds.Despite Simpson’s season-best 10.95 seconds in winning the Senior Pan Am Games title in Toronto, Canada, she will also have her hands full, as this time was done on a really fast track. Several of the athletes who were close to her then have not run close to the times recorded in Canada.With Fraser-Pryce a cinch, it will be a dogfight for the other medals. The United States’ Bowie and Gardner, along with Ahoure and Okagbare, are expected to have a very keen battle.TOP THREE1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (WL)2 Blessing Okagbare3 Tori Bowielast_img read more

Leguan Stelling to be rehabilitated

first_img…Wakenaam, Vreed-en-Hoop to followJust over a week after Guyana Times published an article in which residents of Leguan were calling for their stelling to be rehabilitated, the Public Infrastructure Ministry has announced that the stelling was on the list for pending rehabilitative works.Some of the rotted wooden supports, and loose decking and panels of the stellingThis revelation was made by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Wednesday, who noted that tenders were produced for the refurbishing works and would be out shortly. At that time, Patterson also took the opportunity to announce the completion of works on the Leguan Stelling.“We’ve awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of the sea defence in Leguan and Wakenaam as well as the stelling in Leguan, the tenders are out and shall be completed shortly. The Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling will commence rehabilitation in 2019, which will provide a revamped passenger port, focusing on safety in operations,” he stated.Last Saturday, this publication visited Leguan where residents were up in arms about the current state of their stelling among other concerns.Residents and even visitors had expressed their dissatisfaction with the state of the stelling. The timber planks supporting the stelling are rotten, causing residents to be fearful since heavy vehicles traverse the stelling. In addition, the decking is loose and uneven, with rails hanging on to literally nothing at certain sections on the ramp.At that time, an outspoken resident, Hans Buer, had indicated that the issue was raised with Minister Patterson on several occasions, which resulted in the Minister responding to him on social media promising to have it fixed. He said the stelling has been in that deplorable state for over one and a half years and was rapidly deteriorating, but no system was being put in place to have it addressed.The residents also indicated that a concrete-post and wood-decking stelling served no purpose; hence, they were calling for a fully concrete stelling, noting that it would last longer with little to no repairs.“Laden vehicles cannot use the lower ramp because it will fall out. The decking is unlevelled. You can fall. When the boat come in at nights, it is horrible, because the stelling has no lights, passengers fall over the little rails and some of the boards on the decking have holes,” Buer noted.Guyana Times was also told that in addition to loose decking and rotten posts, the lower ramp used to load laden vehicles onto the ferry was in such a deplorable state that vehicles were unable to access it. Vehicles have to wait until the tide is high enough for them to access the high ramp to load or offload, which affects the business community, since critical goods could not be delivered in time and farmers’ produce would perish.last_img read more

No, it’s not just you; it’s getting hotter

first_imgThe sweaty bus conductor exclaimed, “This place hot bad, man!” as he scurried off to fill the few vacant seats in the zone 48 bus. A typical bus conductor in Guyana works in the heat with no air conditioning for 8-10 hours per day. He is not alone, over 40 percent of Guyana’s population is not formally employed, and they usually turn to selling at different outdoor markets in Georgetown and various parts of the country to make ends meet. Therefore, much of the population is directly exposed to heat on a daily basis. While it might seem like an exaggeration to say that the days are getting hotter (surely we must just be feeling that way), the temperature is in fact getting warmer than usual, and trending warmer still.Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!We are aware that Guyana is below sea level, and is it predicted that climate change will result in rising sea levels of one to two feet by the end of the century; hence the reason the seawall continues to be built higher and higher. Living in Guyana, we have already witnessed the effects of climate change through extreme weather events such as floods, heavy rainfall, and droughts. I have been surprised to find that, in Guyana, I have not heard the word “heat wave” as much as I would have expected in conversations, given the abnormally hot weather. The danger in a hot country like Guyana is that we do not notice the slow burn of climate change until it is too late.Guyana is a tropical country, and therefore the overall temperature should be warmer than in other parts of the world; but, in recent years, we have seen and felt the temperature peak at alarming rates.According to a UN study, 2016 was recorded as the warmest year on record dating back to the 19th century, while 2017 and 2015 tied for second place. This alarming rate in temperature increase is tied directly to man-made emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, released from burning fossil fuels like oil, coal, and natural gasYou are at riskWorking outside and battling heat is a way of life for many Guyanese. Rising heat will lead to more heat-related illnesses. Equally important, agriculture is one of the main economic sectors of Guyana, employing 17.8 percent of the population, yet climate change is increasing pest populations while decreasing plant growth and crop yields.Lastly, with rising sea and water levels, Guyana faces significant risks from more extreme storms and greater flooding, leading to greater property damage and fatalities.A vendor’s perspectiveWalking around the markets in Guyana, you are greeted by lots of tall, colourful umbrellas. This is the main way many vendors seek refuge from the blazing sun.Sharon Mollyneaux, a fruit vendor at Stabroek Market for over 30 years, spoke out about the heat, stating that she has felt the difference in temperature and noted it has gotten hotter these past years. When asked how the heat affects her, she said, “Sometimes I feel dizzy; the sun and extreme heat burn up my fruits.” She pointed to her bananas on the wooden stall. “It’s unfit to sell to customers,” she said. Her daughter Keithana Mollyneaux agrees with her.They are at the market from 6 am to 6 pm daily. Keithana mentioned that she drinks plenty of water to keep cool in the hot weather. Sharon Mollyneaux added that the Government can build proper shade for vendors, because the umbrellas she uses are not always sufficient against the smouldering heat of the sun.Knowing is betterThe heat will continue to rise at uncomfortable and deadly levels; therefore systems have to be put in place to address this urgent issue. There are opportunities for businesses to work with Government officials to create more indoor spaces, cooling centres and to promote smarter water and energy use. Most importantly, citizens should be aware of the effects of heat waves, and stay indoors during particularly hot days.These are some of the reasons why it’s important for you to understand Guyana’s Green State trajectory, and actively participate in the process. In order for us to move Guyana towards being a more resilient nation; one that is equipped to address the effects of climate change, the power lies in an informed citizen body who are aware of the issues concerning the environment and ways they can get involved in crafting solutions.You can share your ideas and questions by sending letters to: “Our Earth, Our Environment”, C/O ECEA Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, Ganges Street, Sophia, GEORGETOWN, or email us at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

Pepperdine sweeps past Fresno State

first_imgPepperdine broke open a 4-1 game with a six-run sixth inning, sending 10 batters to the plate. Salas hit a three-run double that gave the Waves an 8-1 lead. Third baseman Chase d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Waves, and center fielder Adrian Ortiz extended his team-high hitting streak to 10 games. Tulane 5, USC 3: Anthony Scelfo’s three-run homer in the sixth sparked a five-run inning as the No. 21 Green Wave (5-4) defeated USC (9-7) at Dedeaux Field. Oklahoma St. 10, CSUN 7: Jonathan Sakurai had three hits and an RBI and Jorge Andrade, Jr. drove in two runs for the Matadors (10-7) in their loss to the Cowboys (6-3). SOFTBALL UCLA 8, Northwestern 6: Senior shortstop Jodie Legaspi hit a grand slam for the No. 12 Bruins (10-5) as they defeated No. 7 Northwestern (10-5) in the Palm Springs Classic at Cathedral City. MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Senior left fielder Luke Salas equaled his career-highs with four hits and four RBIs, and sophomore left-hander Robert Dickmann earned his first career victory as the Pepperdine baseball team beeat Fresno State 10-4 Sunday at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, completing a three-game sweep of the Bulldogs. The victory was the No. 15 Waves’ ninth in their past 10games as they improved to 10-3, marking their best start to a season since opening the 2001 season 12-2. Fresno State lost its third in a row to fall to 5-9. center_img USC 3, Pacific 1: Juan Figueroa had 23 kills, seven digs and four blocks and C.J. Schellenberg added 14 kills and four blocks to help the No. 14 Trojans (6-9, 5-7 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) upset the No. 9 Tigers (8-9, 6-7) 30-21, 30-21, 20-30, 30-26. TRACK AND FIELD CSUN women win WAC title: Cal State Northridge beat last year’s champion, Louisiana Tech, by 2.5 points, 117.5-114, to win the Western Athletic Conference women’s indoor track and field championship Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. It is the first WAC indoor title for the Matadors. The Matadors’ Shelese Ruffin was selected as Freshman of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches, while CSUN’s Don Strametz was voted Coach of the Year. The CSUN men’s team finished fourth. CSUN’s Justin Johnson and Idaho’s Russ Winger were voted co-Outstanding Performers of the Year. HANDBALL National Intercollegiate Championships: Luis Moreno of Pima Community College won the men’s open singles title over top-seeded Brian Carroll of the Dublin Institute of Technology 19-21, 21-18, 11-8 at the Spectrum Club in Canoga Park. On the women’s side, Maria Daly of University College Cork defeated top-seeded Eimear Ni Fhalluin of University College Dublin 21-2, 21-12. 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