Volcanoes, Red Force score sizeable victories

first_imgWINDWARD Islands Volcanoes recorded a comfortable six-wicket win over Kent Spitfires at Coolidge in their final match of the Regional Super50 on Friday.Kavem Hodge, who had spent most of the tournament batting at No. 6 for Windwards, struck his maiden List A fifty after being promoted to open the batting to chase Kent’s 205.Hodge got the Windwards chase going in the right direction after the early fall of Johnson Charles for 5 by adding 54 for the second wicket with Devon Smith (32) and another 86 for the third wicket with Sunil Ambris.Hodge ended with 68 and Ambris 48, just two shy of what would have been his seventh fifty in eight games during group play. Ambris ends the round-robin stage with 423 runs at 70.50, second overall behind Leeward Islands captain Kieran Powell’s aggregate of 509 at 84.83.When Hodge fell in the 40th, 31 runs were still required for victory. Captain Liam Sebastien and Kyle Mayers knocked off the rest of the runs, securing victory with 13 balls to spare. Kent had stumbled to 35 for 5 after choosing to bat at the toss before a 104-run sixth-wicket stand between Will Gidman and Adam Rouse salvaged their innings.Shane Shillingford eventually dismissed both men for 94 and 40 respectively and Kent’s tail fought until the 49th over before they were bowled out with seven balls left in the innings.Trinidad & Tobago Red Force rolled past West Indies Under-19 by 182 runs at North Sound on Friday night to set up a first-place showdown with Leeward Islands today.The win over West Indies U-19 moved T&T to 6-1 in Group B, the same record as Leewards though T&T trails Leewards by two points due to the bonus point structure in round-robin play.The winner of today’s match will top Group A and most likely face Jamaica while the loser will probably face Barbados, who hold a five-point advantage at the top of Group B heading into the final round of group matches.Kyle Hope, Jason Mohammed and Denesh Ramdin each struck half-centuries in T&T’s total of 290 for 5 after West Indies U-19 opted to bowl. Hope made 70 off 98 balls, adding 58 for the first wicket with Kjorn Ottley before teaming up with Mohammed to add 74 for the third wicket.Mohammed top scored with 84 off 73 balls and produced a 92-run fourth-wicket partnership with Ramdin before falling late in the innings.Ramdin took T&T through to the finish, ending on 60 not out off 42 balls to ensure the target would be well out of reach for West Indies U-19.Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre continued his fine tournament by doing most of the damage during a seven-over middle overs spell of 3 for 6 that accounted for top-scorer Emmanuel Stewart for 20 and captain Kirstan Kallicharan for 16.West Indies U-19 were eventually bowled out for 108 in 29.2 overs. Their final game is a rematch with Kent, the only side West Indies U-19 has beaten in the competition.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

‘Hurry Up and Paddle’…or sink

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHurry up and paddle…. or sink! The Oscoda and Au Sable community have dared paddlers to compete in the 7th Annual Canoe Race in the Au Sable river.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Former Odd Fellows lodge becomes new Artisan HallNext On The Deck Episode 6 ‘W.P. Rend’last_img


first_imgThe soulful baritone of Dublin troubadour Declan O’Rourke is in achingly beautiful form in his new album Mag Pai Zai and promises to sound even better live when he plays in Letterkenny later this month.After an absence of three years, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter shows the wait has been worth it with an album of tender, reflective music that showcases his unique voice. In a recent interview, O’Rourke explains the story behind the unusually named album.He said: “It’s a play on words. One of the songs is about these two brothers in New York who hoard everything and there’s a line that says ‘He saw the whole wide world through the magpie’s eye’ and I thought it sounded nice…and oriental.”The song in question is Langley’s Requiem and after listening will stay with you for a long time.O’Rourke produced the album after deciding that the big commerical record labels weren’t for him or his music……. and has described it as more “mature”. The melodies and lyrics in this new work show he has grown as an artist.He said: “I think it’s a little bit more mature. I’ve always produced my own stuff so I know what I’m doing a bit more in the production side of things. It’s warm and sounds a bit more uniform – I had a lot of fun making it and it was quite an easy process.”Other tracks that stand out in the album are Slieve Bloom, The Hardest Fight and Be Brave and Believe and the love song A Little Something.O’Rourke’s songs have made a huge impression on other artists with US sensation Josh Groban covering O’Rourke’s Galileo – the same song Paul Weller said he wished he had written.More recently, Mary Byrne from X-Factor fame has also recorded her version of the song. ‘Mag Pai Zai’ is out now on Rimecoat Records.As part of a nationwide tour, O’Rourke’s Mag Pai Zai Tour is set to play An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, June 25th. Want to see a preview: Watch our video now.DDTV: SOULFUL O’ROURKE BRINGS HIS UNIQUE VOICE TO AN GRIANAN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:An Grianan Theatredeclan o’rourkeletterkennylast_img read more