Windies go four from four in T20 warm-up

first_imgDUBAI (CMC): OPENER Johnson Charles extended his good form while captain Darren Sammy and Ashley Nurse blasted cameos as West Indies completed their unofficial warm-ups with a three-wicket win over English County Warwickshire here yesterday. Chasing a competitive 159 at the Dubai International Stadium, West Indies romped to their target with seven balls to spare, with Charles stroking 48 off 26 balls, Sammy getting 34 off 18 deliveries, and Nurse carving out an unbeaten 25 off just nine balls. The victory ensured West Indies made a clean sweep of the preparation T20 fixtures, after twice beating Zimbabwe in Sharjah last week and also winning the first game against Warwickshire on Friday. Winning the toss and opting to bat, Warwickshire rallied to 157 for five off their 20 overs, with opener Sam Hain top-scoring with 85 off 57 balls, with nine fours and three sixes. Tim Ambrose struck 29 not out from 20 deliveries with two fours and a six, while former international batsman Jonathan Trott chipped in with 28 from 24 balls. West Indies slow bowlers did the damage with leg-spinner Samuel Badree claiming two for 17 and off-spinner Ashley Nurse, two for 28. Warwickshire lost Jonathon Webb for one in the second over with the score on two, but were hauled back into the contest courtesy of a 60-run, second-wicket stand between Hain and Trott. When three wickets fell for 12 runs in the space of two overs, Hain and Ambrose ensured a Warwickshire recovery with a 78-run, fifth-wicket stand off just 44 deliveries. In reply, West Indies flourished thanks to a 49-run first-wicket stand between Charles and Andre Fletcher, who made just six. Both fell in the space of five deliveries in the sixth over, but Marlon Samuels (18) and Dwayne Bravo (13) put on 30 to revive the innings. Bravo’s demise in the 11th over triggered a slide where West Indies lost four wickets for 13 runs in the space of 23 deliveries. Once again, the Caribbean side were bailed out by their pugnacious lower order as Sammy and Nurse dominated the Warwickshire attack in an up-tempo 55-run partnership off 23 balls. Sammy struck four fours and one six, while Nurse gathered three fours and a six. West Indies will fly to Kolkata today for their two official warm-up games of the Twenty20 World Cup against Australia and India.last_img read more

COULD ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD STAR SET UP HOME IN CO DONEGAL?

first_imgIT’S already a favourite holiday spot for Sarah Jessica Parker – now another glamorous Hollywood star says she quite fancies the idea of one day living in Co Donegal.New York actress Anne Hathaway, 29, might just be torn however; she has relatives in Co Cork too.The star of the Princess Diaries has been tracing her Irish heritage to both Donegal and Cork. Said Anne: “On my father’s side, we have relatives all over Cork and Donegal. Ireland is such an amazing country, and I have this little dream in the back of my head that someday I’ll end up living there.“When I’ve established myself in America, and I don’t need to live near the action, so to speak. If you’re good, the work will come to you. I feel very Irish; maybe that’s why I’ve been so lucky with my career.”The star is exactly the sort of Irish-American that those behind the Donegal Diaspora Project are hoping to attract to the county.The organisation launched its outreach programme at a Letterkenny hotel last week. And this morning a group in Inver launched their own genealogy project hoping to boost the local economy through tourism.COULD ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD STAR SET UP HOME IN CO DONEGAL? was last modified: February 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Sharks players name Winnipeg worst NHL city to play in during video

first_imgSome members of the San Jose Sharks aren’t too fond of Manitoba’s capital.In a video posted on the Sharks on NBC Sports California Twitter account, three players were asked what the worst city to play in is. All three answered Winnipeg.“Winnipeg. Dark, cold, Internet is a little questionable,” defenceman Justin Braun said. “Internet doesn’t work ever. I don’t know if they have Wi-Fi there yet.”Added forward Tomas Hertl: “I think it’s Winnipeg because every time it’s so cold and dark there. I don’t like it there.”Defenceman Tim Heed also agreed with the assessment that “it’s a bit cold.”The Sharks were in Winnipeg on Sunday to face the Jets and lost 4-1. It was their only visit to Manitoba this season.Many Jets fans were unappreciative of the criticism from the San Jose players, but did thank the Sharks for the two points earned in the win.“Revenge is a dish best served cold! Dark and cold!” Carlo Todaro tweeted.last_img read more

AMY SCHUMER TO PERFORM 2 JUST FOR LAUGHS SHOWS

first_imgAmy Schumer will perform two surprise shows at Just for Laughs in Montreal. | Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Check hahaha.com for tickets: $34.88 plus taxes and fees, for Thursday’s show and $31.85 for Friday. Twitter Advertisement Just For Laughs announced she will perform two “up close and personal” shows, on Thursday and Friday.If last-minute planning is your thing, Just for Laughs has you covered.The Montreal comedy festival announced Thursday that comedian Amy Schumer will host two “up close and personal” shows this week, one Thursday evening at Maison Theatre at 9:30 p.m. and another Friday at Gesù Theatre at 7 p.m.last_img read more