Windies face uphill task

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Fourteen wickets tumbled as a contest, which ambled lazily for the first three days, suddenly sprang to life on the fourth, leaving West Indies with the ominous task of surviving today’s final day to deny Pakistan a historic series win in the Caribbean.On a topsy-turvy day of the decisive third Test at Windsor Park, West Indies were bowled out in their first innings for 247, as the outstanding rookie seamer Mohammad Abbas claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests with five for 46.Armed with a lead of 129, Pakistan slumped to 90 for seven in their second innings as West Indies wrested control before the visitors rebounded to declare on 174 for eight.IMPROBABLE 304Set an improbable 304 to win on a turning pitch, West Indies ended on seven for one, still requiring a further 297 runs of their target.They casualty was left-hander Kieran Powell (4), who pushed forward uncertainly to the third last ball of the day from leg-spinner Yasir Shah, for Shan Masood at silly point to come up with a brilliant, low one-handed catch.Earlier, West Indies’ hope of getting close to Pakistan’s first-innings total of 376 were dashed as Abbas ran through the lower order to pick up four of the five wickets to fall for the addition of just 29 runs.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah failed to add to his tally, finishing with three for 126.Roston Chase, who retired hurt on 60 last evening, returned to top-score with 69 while captain Jason Holder finished unbeaten on 30.The hosts were stunned in the first over of the morning when wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich lazily wafted at a wide ball and played on to seamer Mohammad Amir off the fourth delivery without adding to his overnight 20.However, Chase and Holder held up Pakistan briefly in a small 21-run, seventh-wicket stand, offering West Indies precious hope.last_img read more

Linden businessman nabbed with illegal gun, ganja

first_imgA Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) businessman was on Monday arrested by Police ranks after an unlicensed gun with matching ammunition and a quantity of cannabis were found in his possession.The gun and cannabis found by PolicePolice information reveals that the 31-year-old suspect who resides in Silver City, Wismar, Linden was carrying a 9mm pistol with 10 live matching rounds and in excess of 16 grams of cannabis. The businessman was intercepted by ranks on patrol duty at the Aranka trail at the Cuyuni River where he was searched and the items found.He is expected to make a court appearance at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.Just two days ago, 29 persons were arrested during a Police operation in the Agricola, Greater Georgetown and North Road, Bourda areas. They were questioned for offences which range from possession of a firearm and its components, cocaine, and marijuana, and armed robberies.The Police also confirmed that two motorcycles, a number of mobile phones, and other items suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully attained were discovered and confiscated.last_img read more


first_imgThree Letterkenny RFC players started for the Ulster u18 team and played Connaught in their opening intro provincial match at Rainey RFC in Magherafelt yesterday. Joseph Dunleavy started at blindside wing forward, Daniel Faulkner lined out at inside centre and Peter Scott was entrusted with the full back duties. Eunan Henry is also on the u18 development panel but was unlucky not to make the match day 23.“This is a great achievement for these young players and is just reward for their dedication and hard work over the last two years” according to Gordon Curley, club u18 coach. However they suffered a home defeat to Connact on a 15 to 8 scoreline. The home team went in at half time leading 8 – 5 after playing their way back into the game with a very well taken try by Peter Scott. This was a try made in Letterkenny when Joe Dunleavy sent a ball off the top from a line out with Daniel Faulkner beating the western defence with a great outside break. With the line at his mercy he unselfishly off loaded to Scott who made no mistake from 5 meters out.The second half was a forward battle where the Ulster pack seemed determined not to use their strong back line. Connact were more committed at the breakdown and made fewer mistakes which yielded them two unanswered tries. This was a game that the home team should have won but the Connact team deserve credit for absorbing all that Ulster could throw at them in the final 10 minutes. Next week Ulster play Leinster and a big improvement by the pack and at the breakdown will be required to get a result against the strongest u18 province.The Letterkenny Rugby Club would like to thank their main sponsor Brendan Kelly from Kelly’s Toyota for giving these young lads the opportunity to develop their skills to this level.Well done lads from everyone at Letterkenny Rugby Club. RUGBY: LETTERKENNY LADS SHINE FOR ULSTER U18s was last modified: September 6th, 2015 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 CLUBU18sUlsterlast_img read more