Revealed: Rowers in row with houseboat owners

first_imgOxford rowers claim they have been the victims of homophobic abuse and numerous attempts to force them from the river as tensions between rowers and houseboat residents escalate, Cherwell can report.Rowers from a number of different colleges allege that they have been targeted by houseboat owners who placed tacks on the towpath and thew eggs and tomatoes at them.Rowers have further alleged that residents have driven close enough to disturb the water in an attempt to capsize them, have intentionally driven into boats, and have hospitalised an Oxford town rower.These incidents have been brought up at the college rowing captain’s meeting, the minutes of which report that Oxford University Sabbatical Officer for Rowing Tom Coles “had been in contact with the police and the Environment Agency about the houseboats on the bottom stretch”.Describing one incident that occurred last term, University College team captain Ben Norbury told Cherwell: “Just as we passed the houseboats, our cox heard some splashes around our boat and then a bang as an egg hit our stern. Not really realising what was going on we kept rowing.“On the next lap, rowing up to the top again, in the same place, we saw two guys with a dog on the river bank. This time, apparently having depleted their stock of eggs, they just threw homophobic insults at us.“They began to follow us as we rowed to the spinning area, but gave up as we sped away. After spinning and rowing past them again we got similar shouting etc.”Norbury also claims that during one race last week a houseboat continued to sail down the middle of the river as a boat from St Catz college approached. The houseboat collided with the rowers as they turned, ripping off half the boat’s riggers. On, a forum for rowing discussion, one commentator said: “Barge driver clearly not a fan of rowing, ignored a load of marshals and then carried on afterwards without bothering to stop and see if anyone was hurt.”In a separate incident, a Wolfson college boat was intentionally rammed by a houseboat.Norbury believes that the boat that hit the St Catherine’s boat was only in Oxford temporarily, but that the boat that hit the Wolfson crew is permanently based here.Rowers believe that the houseboat owners hostility comes as a result of being disturbed by rowing crews, but could not understand why it had so suddenly developed this academic year.Mack Grenfell, a rower for University College, told Cherwell: “They claim that the antipathy is generated by us scraping/touching their boats with our blades.“I have been rowing for 3 and a half years, and I have got no idea why incidents are occurring now more than ever.“However, this happens relatively often unfortunately, but I think much less since all these major incidents. It’s odd though as to me this would be a minor issue.“My guess is that a lot of them hold resentment to the student population, or are just aggressive people.“Pretty much every day you’ll see loads of them drinking on the towpath, sometimes shouting at crews. Sometimes you’ll get a boat reeking of weed.”This was confirmed by Alastair, a houseboat owner resident on the Thames for over ten years, who said that rowers did knock into boats regularly and wake him up due to their use of megaphones to communicate, but that he accepted it as “part of life on the river”.He claimed that while most houseboat residents were content to share the river there were a small minority of “arseholes” who didn’t share that attitude, and that recently several “raging alcoholics” had moved their houseboat into the Oxford stretch of the Thames.Alastair alleged that they stole coal from other boats, threw beer cans around, and were regular drug users.Grenfell claimed the police “have a fat file on all the incidents”, but that they are unable to act as the water is not within their jurisdiction. He further stated that the incidents that took place of the towpath were considered by the police to be a “nuisance” and not worthy of investigation.Thames Valley Police have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

Patisserie Valerie expands into Doncaster

first_imgPatisserie Valerie (PV) is to open its 119th outlet at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster as it continues a rapid expansion.  PV is taking a 1,900sq ft 50-cover unit, which will be open for business in July 2016.Paul May, CEO at PV, said: “We’re excited to open our first café in Doncaster and continue to grow our presence in the Yorkshire area. Frenchgate provides an excellent location for us and we hope the people of Doncaster enjoy the new store.”The news follows a recently announced raft of new openings for PV; it has opened sites in Belfast, Basildon and Chippenham in the last month alone, with store numbers currently standing at 118 outlets. The company has a target to open 20 new outlets per annum.PV is part of Patisserie Holdings plc, which currently operates under five differentiated brands – Patisserie Valerie, Druckers – which currently has 29 outlets as well as Vienna Patisserie, Philpotts, Baker & Spice and Flour Power City Bakery.Chief executive Paul May told British Baker in May that Costa had 2,000 UK sites which showed there was lots of opportunity for his company to grow.Last month PV launched the #MyValerieGateau competition, which will see the public design the company’s next gateau.last_img read more

A milestone for juniors

first_imgAs she welcomed the parents of the Class of 2014 in Sanders Theatre last weekend, Harvard President Drew Faust spoke of the importance of something that people may strive to avoid: the risk of failure.Faust recalled her 2010 convocation to the class, in which she had encouraged students to “develop an idea of success that had a place in it for failure,” one that would enable students to take risks, stretch themselves and their perceptions of the world, and understand better what they don’t know.During their time at Harvard, Faust said, “I hope that your children’s ‘yes’ moments have been tempered by some ‘no’ moments, and that they appreciate the benefits of sometimes feeling out of their element. And if they haven’t, don’t worry: They’ve got 14 months left,” she added, eliciting laughter from the audience.More than 1,320 parents and family members were on campus for Junior Parents Weekend 2013. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the two-day event included a wealth of Harvard programming for visiting parents, ranging from a five-mile run for juniors and family members on Saturday morning to open-house events all across campus.Doug Walo, manager of the Student Organization Center at Hilles and Student Life Events, said he looks forward to Junior Parents Weekend every year because it is such an “enthusiastic and celebratory event.”“Students, particularly the Crimson Key Society, are integral to the planning and execution of the weekend, and it comes at a point in students’ college experience when they tend to be most involved,” Walo said. “It’s one of the greatest opportunities for parents to see their children at a real high point of their Harvard experience, demonstrating leadership and connecting with faculty, tutors, and peers.”Faust’s encouragement to value adaptability and flexibility echoed in faculty presentations on Saturday, when hundreds of family members packed Harvard classrooms to hear them speak. More than 200 parents attended a lecture by Richard Wrangham, Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, on “How Cooking Made Us Human.”During his presentation, Wrangham suggested that our ancient ancestors valued fire for its protection from predators, and mused that a serendipitous accident of food falling into the fire may have led to a direct change in human physiology. Cooked meat requires less energy for digestion, and provides greater energy than raw food does. When cooking became a central part of our ancestors’ lives, he said, they began a physiological shift that is still happening.Other parents chose to explore Harvard’s grounds. Some followed in their children’s steps through Widener Library, getting an up-close look at Harvard’s Gutenberg Bible during a special tour. Research librarians shared how the libraries supported student needs, while specialists from several libraries answered questions about collections.“The libraries play an integral role in supporting students’ research and learning,” said Laura Farwell Blake, head of services for academic programs, who helped welcome parents to Widener. “Parents are deeply engaged in their children’s education, so it’s important for us to give them a full view into their child’s scholarship.”By bringing in library experts, Blake said, parents had the opportunity to both experience Harvard’s resources and “explore the jewels that are the libraries.”In her closing remarks, Faust reminded parents and juniors that their time to explore Harvard is winding down, as commencement is less than 500 days away. She counseled juniors to use each day wisely and to continue to stretch themselves.“Take the opportunity to break free from familiar patterns,” Faust suggested. “Take a chance on an idea or an ideal. Be thankful for ‘yes,’ but be open to ‘no.’”last_img read more

Jamaica, Trinidad Battle Violence as Drug Smuggling Plagues Caribbean

first_img “Other security and economic problems in Jamaica may have helped turned voters back to the PNP. Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the Caribbean, on an island of just under 3 million people. Joblessness and a listless economy were other top issues,” suggested a Jan. 4 editorial in the online Pan-American Post. “ The question now is whether with such a strong majority in Congress, the PNP will have the gravitas to institute serious policy changes,” the article said. “Previously, when Congress was more closely divided, it was more difficult to push legislation through. Now it will be tougher for the PNP to blame Labor Party opposition, if Jamaica does not start seeing improvements in security or the economy soon.” Trinidad fears deteriorating security situation In fact, drugs flow freely not only from Trinidad and Jamaica into the United States, but also between the two Caribbean islands. “We have been seeing the movement of drugs including cocaine into Jamaica from Trinidad,” Linval Bailey, vice-president of security for the Port Authority of Jamaica, told the Trinidad Express in December, adding that 8 percent of the cocaine seized in Jamaica during 2010 came from Trinidad. He explained that in decades past, interdiction successes in the Caribbean, coupled with a changing dynamic between Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers, led to a shift in transit routes toward Mexico and Central America. Now, interdiction efforts in Mexico and South America are having the reverse effect. Trinidad’s attorney general, Anand Ramlogan, said the temporary state of emergency that ended in December was necessary after intelligence revealed an “immediate threat and endangerment of public safety.” “Innocent citizens could have lost their lives had we not declared a state of emergency and taken swift and immediate action,” he said. “When the state of emergency was declared … it was in response to intelligence received from the security agencies which we cannot share with the population but which I can assure you we averted a crisis.” Ramlogan added that the measure had stopped “a further $100 million of cocaine coming into the country on a weekly basis.” Newsday, one of Trinidad’s major newspapers, endorsed the state of emergency, as did the Trinidad Guardian. In an editorial, Newsday said the emergency declaration could be temporarily bad for business, but that “this will prove in the medium and long term a relatively small price to pay if the recently imposed state of emergency has the desired impact in the battle against crime.” With 638 miles of coastline, over 100 unmonitored airstrips and an open ocean for speedboats, Jamaica is considered a key transit location for illegal narcotics, transported either via way stations located on the coast or moved up to the Bahamas, and then directly to U.S. and European markets. “Not only is Jamaica an important pitstop for the trafficking of Colombian cocaine, South American heroin and Mexican marijuana, but it is also the Caribbean’s leading producer and exporter of marijuana,” according to a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. “As corruption and organized crime have become a serious impediment to judicial efforts aimed to curb the flow of illegal substances and laundered funds, Jamaican officials are working closely with their U.S. counterparts to initiate and fortify counter-drug legislation and procedures in hopes of cutting illegal narcotic-related activities on the island,” the COHA report concluded. By Dialogo January 09, 2012 The Caribbean’s reputation as a world-famous vacation paradise is increasingly being sullied by a violent wave of drug smuggling, kidnapping and murder — especially in the region’s two largest English-speaking countries: Jamaica and the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In August, Trinidad’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, declared a limited state of emergency after 11 people were killed in four days. She attributed the killings to narcotics seizures and expressed grave concern that drug gangs are using Trinidad as a transshipment point for South American cocaine heading to Europe and the United States. The state of emergency was extended in September and finally lifted Dec. 5. But the nation of 1.3 million remains beset by drug-related crime and violence, with at least 15 murders occurring since the state of emergency ended and more than 350 homicides reported for all of 2011. Trinidadian leaders worry that their country is becoming a major transshipment point for South American cocaine destined for Europe and the United States — as well as a significant hub for arms smuggling and money laundering. Its location only seven miles off the Venezuelan coast and its well-developed banking and transportation infrastructure make it a convenient destination for a wide range of illegal activities. UNODC: Jamaica’s murder rate is world’s fourth highest Meanwhile, Jamaica — a leading international tourist destination — also suffers the ravages of the illegal drug trade. In 2010, Jamaica had a homicide rate of 52 per 100,000, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. That made it the fourth most-violent country in the world after Honduras, El Salvador and Cote d’Ivoire, although Jamaica’s homicide rate plunged last year following a crackdown by the island’s former prime minister, Bruce Golding. The high-profile case of Kingston drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke, described as one of the world’s most dangerous drug dealers, made headlines as international authorities waged an all-out manhunt for him. The hunt ended with Coke’s arrest in June 2010, but only after a confrontation that killed 73 civilians and three security officers over four days of fighting. The Coke case also prompted Jamaican authorities to issue a temporary state of emergency. But Golding’s handling of a 2009 U.S. extradition request for Coke cost his Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) an election victory late last month — returning Portia Simpson Miller’s center-left People’s National Party (PNP) to power for the first time since 2007. last_img read more

Workshops “How to achieve a successful season” will be held in Pag and Kastel Luksic

first_imgTourist agency Adriagate, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Kastela and the Tourist Board of Pag, are organizing a free training “How to achieve a successful season” for private renters and others who want to rent accommodation in the future, which will be held on October 29 at the Rector’s Palace in the town of Pag starting at 17 pm, or on October 30 at 17 pm, in the Vitturi castle in Kaštel Lukšić. Places for training are limited, so prior registration is required. For any additional questions about education or application, those interested can contact the address EMAIL. The training is intended for private landlords and anyone who plans to rent accommodation in the future. You can apply on the application forms for the city P and city KAŠTEL LUKŠIĆ.center_img Topics to be discussed at the training are tourism in numbers, what guests want, laws and obligations of private renters, what trends we can expect next year, tips and recommendations on landscaping, quality photography as the key to good sales, friendly host as the most important step for good reviews, how to react in crisis situations, business through social networks, portals and travel agencies and others. Source / photo: Adriagate Travel Agency; Pexelslast_img read more

White House looks to Austria, South Korea for reopening ideas

first_imgThe Trump administration has cited success stories in South Korea and Austria as it calls for Americans to return to work — but those countries moved faster than the US to combat the pandemic and have been more cautious in reopening their economies.And a third country US officials once regarded as a model, Singapore, is now struggling with a resurgence of the outbreak.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett have said in the past two weeks that the Trump administration is monitoring those three nations as it plans for the US to reopen. Topics : The Labor Department announced Friday that an unprecedented 20 million jobs were lost in April as Americans sheltered themselves from the pandemic.States across the US South and Midwest including Georgia and Texas are beginning to reopen even as the number of infected continues to climb.“We’ve been able to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Texas,” the state’s governor, Republican Greg Abbott, said at the White House on Thursday. His state has more than twice as many cases as Austria and three times its population. “But at the same time, we created these surge forces that will go out to regions where there are flare-ups, and it’s like putting out a fire.”The US has endured the largest publicly reported outbreak in the world, with more than 1.3 million infections and at least 78,000 deaths. Cases and deaths are still mounting, even as Trump spurs governors to reopen. Trump is tested daily, while Vice President Michael Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, is now among the confirmed cases — a development that sent top US health officials into self-quarantine.Cautious reopeningThe US president has said he believes the country is now prepared to both return Americans to work and quickly respond when the virus flares up again.“I think you can really have it both ways,” Trump said April 26 during a Fox News town hall event, before spending the week regularly spurring along a reopening. “We have to get our country back. Yeah, I don’t want to do this forever.”Testing for the virus has been crucial in every country that’s managed to contain it. While the US has now conducted more than 8.4 million tests, well beyond the total in any other country, it was slow to ramp up and didn’t surpass 100,000 tests performed until March 19, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project.The US has now conducted roughly 26,500 tests per million people, compared to about 35,000 per million for Austria and 30,800 per million for Singapore. South Korea had performed about 18,400 tests per million as of April 19, its most recent data by that measure.South Korea, which identified its first case on Jan. 20, the same day as the US, contained its outbreak to about 10,800 cases and just 256 deaths. Even so, it’s waited until this month to begin easing social-distancing restrictions — after bringing its infection rate to near zero. The nightclub outbreak has raised fears of a new wave.The Asian country began widespread testing far earlier than the US In early March, South Korea had the highest case total outside of China. By mid-March, more than 200,000 people had been tested in a country of about 52 million.It reported 34 new confirmed cases Saturday, compared to more than 25,000 in the US And yet the government is only moving to reopen schools and other public facilities like theaters and sports games this month, and doing so gradually and cautiously.“I hope people don’t read it wrong and think this policy change means the risk has disappeared or they can go back to their daily life without worrying,” said South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun.Austria and SingaporeHassett said on April 28 that he’s following Austria closely: “We’ve been making a chart of Austria every day to sort of see, are there signs that when people open up, that things are inflecting in a way that would give the doctors concern.”Austria was one of the first countries to close down its economy as the virus began to spread. When its government announced the first social-distancing measures in March, only about 200 people in the entire country of about 9 million had tested positive for infection, and no one had yet died.The country began easing its lock-down measures on April 14, after case growth had fallen to less than 200 per day, and has only slowly relaxed — allowing, for instance, individuals to leave their homes without a specific purpose. Larger stores reopened this month, along with services including hairdressers. Hotels, restaurants and schools remain closed.The Austrian capital of Vienna has also instigated new rules, such as mandatory face masks in public places. And Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he won’t hesitate to reverse course if the numbers spike again. Austria has about 15,800 confirmed cases and 618 deaths; the country reported 14 new cases on Sunday.Pompeo said the US government has been watching Singapore’s handling of the outbreak, as well as South Korea. He noted in an April 29 interview on Fox News that Singapore has “had a resurgence in cases.”The country has gone from success story to warning sign. Singapore has had about 22,500 cases, but just 20 deaths. While the city-state reported 876 new cases on Sunday, its outbreak is nearly entirely concentrated among migrant workers living in dormitories, who make up nearly 90% of all cases.Now facing the largest publicly reported outbreak in Southeast Asia, Singapore’s less socially restrictive strategy has been replaced by a partial lockdown that’s being tightened and extended until June 1.center_img But they offer flawed comparisons at best, given the much larger size of the US and its outbreak, as well as measures taken to curb the virus.Austria acted faster than the US to clamp down on business and social life, while South Korea much more rapidly built a robust testing regime.Yet they are both now just edging toward easing restrictions, even with infection rates far lower than the US, and South Korea has seen a new flare-up in nightclubs. Singapore, meanwhile, has seen a second wave that has forced a pivot to mass testing.Public health experts have warned that reopening the US too quickly risks sparking a fresh wave of the outbreak, possibly leading to another, even more damaging shutdown. Trump, though, made his most forceful case over the past week, saying that easing restrictions would cost lives, but it’s a price “warrior” American citizens must tolerate to get the economy back on track.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Wrap Up Swimming Season At The Sectionals

first_imgSouth Dearborn (77)Batesville (56)South Ripley (52)Trinity Lutheran (40)Oldenburg Academy (26)Lawrenceburg (0) At the finals sessions on Saturday, Sonja Gaulin, a junior, led the team individually with a 15th and 16th place finish in the 100 Free and 50 Free, respectively. Sophomore Maria Lopez capped off the individual swims with a 16th place in the 100 Fly.  All three relays finished in the top 14 (while the event scored to 16, this sectional only has 14 total teams competing). The 200 Medley relay of Claire Sunderman, Lilly Wonnell, Lopez and Callie Main finished in 12th while the 200 Free relay team of Gaulin, Main, Paige Oldham and Gwen Martin came away with a win in the consolation heat, finishing in 9th overall. The lone podium effort came from the Lady Bulldogs’ 400 Freestyle Relay (seeded eighth, Gaulin, Lopez, Oldham, Martin) coming back from an early deficit and earning a 7th place finish while dropping eight seconds off the preliminary time. Bloomington South (441)Bloomington North (356.5)Columbus North (349)East Central (218)Greensburg (212.50)Columbus East (198)Milan / Edgewood (107) The Bulldog men will be traveling to Columbus North High School on February 20 to enter the IHSAA tournament series with Sectional Prelims Thursday at 5:30 pm. Finals will be held at Columbus North on Saturday, Feb 22 beginning at 1:00 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen. UP NEXTThe Lady Bulldogs are wrapped up for the season and will be back in action in Fall 2020.  NOTABLESMaria Lopez scored in the 100 Fly for the second year in a rowSonja Gaulin was the only Lady Bulldog to qualify in all 4 events from prelims to finals Closing out the season with the IHSAA Sectional meet at Columbus North, the Lady Bulldogs put 3 individuals and 3 relays in scoring position following the Thursday night preliminary session.  TEAM SCORESlast_img read more

MDI tennis teams defeat Ellsworth

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ tennis teams each posted 4-1 victories over Ellsworth on Thursday.The MDI boys (1-0) got wins from Drake Janes and Teddy Geary in singles. In doubles, Gabe Michael and September Murray defeated Ellsworth’s Peyton Cole and Colby Clarke, and Ryan Kelly and Nolan Murphy beat Cody Grover and Darian Goggin. The win for Ellsworth (1-1) came from Norman Jodrey, who defeated Jimmy Carroll 8-6.Ellie Bridgers and Delaney Smith led the MDI girls (1-0) to singles wins. Rachel Jacobs and Emily Banks defeated Ellsworth’s Carli Bryant and Alysse Frye in doubles, and the Trojans’ Rachelle Swanson and Bailey Cust defeated Faith Braley and Sophia Petros. For Ellsworth (1-1), Brianna Abbott posted a singles win over India Janes.Ellsworth’s next contest will be at home against Foxcroft at 4 p.m. Friday, April 28. MDI faces Hermon at home at that same time and date.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Richard Commey TKOs Ray Beltran to retain IBF Lightweight title

first_imgGhanaian boxer, Richard Commey, has successfully defended his IBF Lightweight title, with an 8th round TKO win over Ray Beltran in Tamecula, California.Win, lose, or draw, Richard Commey was going to walk out of the ring Friday night retaining his IBF lightweight title.Commey still wanted to send a message to Teofimo Lopez, who was sitting ringside, of what might happen when the two fighters square off.Commey dropped Ray Beltran four times before the fight was stopped in round eight Friday night before a boisterous crowd of 2,795 inside the Pechanga Resort and Casino.With the win, Commey improves to 29-2 (26 knockouts). Beltran lost out on a chance at the IBF title at Thursday’s weigh-in when he did not make weight, coming in at 136.8 pounds. Beltran was given two hours to lose the weight, but did not come close to dropping down to 135 pounds.A deal was struck between Lou DiBella and Bob Arum, who promotes Beltran, ensuring Beltran would not rehydrate more than 10 pounds from the weigh-in, or 146.8 pounds. DiBella threatened to cancel the fight if Beltran was over, but Beltran did make weight Friday morning.Commey, who is co-promoted by Lou DiBella and Top Rank, was making the first defense of the IBF title he won in his last bout on Feb. 2, a second round knockout over Isa Chaniev of Russia. Beltran last fought on Feb. 10, knocking out junior welterweight Hiroki Okada of Japan.Beltran was in trouble from the opening bell, as a straight right hand from Commey dropped him to the canvas. Beltran beat the count, but was hurt again against the ropes, forcing referee Eddie Hernandez to administer a standing eight-count.Beltran rallied in round three, stunning Commey in round four, but that was the only round he clearly won. Commey swung momentum his way in round four, connecting with several punches to the head. Commey dropped Beltran about a minute into round five. Beltran was not visibly hurt, but his punch output began to drop with each round.Commey, who is originally from Ghana and now resides in the Bronx, New York, ended matters in round eight, dropping Beltran with a counter left hook to the head. Beltran beat the count, but referee Eddie Hernandez stopped the bout at 54 seconds. Beltran was disappointed with the stoppage, as he thought he could have continued.With the Beltran fight behind him, Commey will now focus on the winner between Teofimo Lopez and Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani, which will take place on July 19 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.“Beltran showed why he was a champion,” said Commey, who has now won his last five bouts. “He’s a great fighter who showed it against me tonight. I was happy to get the job done and defend my title for the first time.“It looks like Teofimo Lopez is next, but he has a job to do first. That would be a great fight.”Beltran (36-9-1 1 ND, 22 KOs), who is originally from Ghana and now resides in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, was diplomatic in defeat.“He caught me with a good shot in the ninth round, and the referee decided to stop the fight,” said Beltran, who is managed by Steven Feder. “Now I am going to get together with my team and figure out what’s next. If I fight on, I will move up to 140 pounds.” Source: Ringtvlast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly-Rahul Dravid batting record broken by England pair

first_imgThe record books were rewritten twice in an astonishing run spree at Nottinghamshire’s Trent Bridge ground on Monday which saw a record English one-day partnership and the most aggregate runs scored in a List A match.By the close in the Royal London One-Day Cup game between Notts and Northamptonshire, statisticians were checking to see if there had ever been a day like it anywhere in the world.RECORDS TUMBLE The big hitting began from the start with Nottinghamshire’s Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb sharing a record one-day partnership in England of 342 from 39.2 overs.Wessels eventually departed for a career-best 146, from 97 balls, while Lumb went on to make 184, also his best and a record for the county, as Nottinghamshire posted 445 for 8, the second highest score for a List A match in the world.The runs continued to flow when Northamptonshire chased down what would have been another record for a team batting second. But they fell short despite 128 from Rory Kleinveldt.870 RUNS IN A DAY Their total of 425 gave Nottinghamshire victory by 20 runs in a game which saw an unprecedented 870 runs scored in the day, three more than Surrey and Glamorgan managed in 2002.Afterwards Lumb joked: “It was a bit twitchy. What a great game of cricket. Never in doubt.”I was surprised they took it that deep but it’s credit to them. Rory Kleinveldt was unbelievable. It was an unbelievable game. I don’t think we could do too much more. I’m proud of all the boys.”LUMB-WESSELS SURPASS GANGULY-DRAVID advertisementThe Nottinghamshire stand beat the previous record in England of 318 by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid for India against Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup.Lumb and Wessels’ English record is the third-highest partnership in List A games, behind the 372 which Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels took off Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.The record for the highest team total is held by Surrey, who made 496-4 against Gloucestershire in 2007.List A matches are played over 40-60 overs.last_img read more