Big total key to Windies’ chances – coach West

first_imgDAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies A made a stuttering start to the opening unofficial one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka A before rain intervened to end play prematurely at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here yesterday.Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side had reached 69 for two in the 13th over, with opener Kyle Hope unbeaten on 28 and Andre Fletcher on seven. The game will be concluded on today’s reserve day.Head coach Graeme West rued the weather interruption and said West Indies A would need to find their momentum again on what was a good batting track, if they were to put Sri Lanka A under pressure.”We got ourselves into a good position with some positive batting, and we’ll certainly need more of the same tomorrow,” West said afterwards.”It looks a good wicket, (there’s) not much happening for the spinners and it’s pretty slow for the quicks, so we need to build around Kyle Hope and Andre Fletcher … and set something up for some of the positive players to come later on in the innings and try and post something that will put the Sri Lankans under pressure.”They’ve certainly got an experienced and powerful top six themselves so we’ll certainly need a big score to put them under pressure.”The right-handed Hope put on 40 for the first wicket with Chadwick Walton, who made 16 from 12 balls with two fours and a six, before falling in the sixth over.Hope, who has counted four boundaries in a 39-ball innings, then added a further 23 with left-hander Assad Fudadin, who scored 14 off 10 deliveries with two fours and a six, before perishing in the eighth over.The game is the first of a three-match series against the hosts, with Jason Mohammed leading the unit.West Indies A, under the leadership of Shamarh Brooks, suffered a 2-1 defeat in the three-match, four-day Test series, which ended last week.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS EARN CRUCIAL LEAGUE VICTORY OVER NAOMH BRÍD

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NewsSenior : Reserve Red Hughs V Naomh BridThe lads played at home on Sunday v Naomh Brid and put in a very spirited performance. Despite conceding an early goal they dug deep and cancelled it out before the break with a goal of their own. The visitors started strong again early in the second half and piled the pressure on the Reds. The visitors second goal of the game and the killer blow came with ten minutes to go. The Red Hughs lads never gave up and played until the final whistle but unfortunately could not catch the Ballintra men. Final score Red Hughs 1-9 Naomh Brid 2-11Senior : Red Hughs V Naomh BridThe fight for division 3 survival got under way at home on Sunday with Naomh Brid the visitors to the Cross. The Reds know exactly what they must do from now on and they set about their task in a determined manner.The Reds were 4 points to no score ahead after 15 minutes with Colm Melaugh looking sharp inside and causing the Ballintra men lots of problems. The Hughs lads were dealt a blow in losing Eugene Brown to injury mid way through the first half and this seemed to give the visitors a boost. In fact The Reds would not score again in the first half and the visitors hit 4 unanswered points to level it up at the break. The second half started very much as the first half did with the Reds well on top and opening up a 3 point lead. Once again the Ballintra men upped the ante within in 10 minutes were 2 points up after a goal and 2 points to leave the score 0-7 to 1-6.Points from Damien Brown and Calvin Bradley tied up the game once more before Gerard Melaugh fired the ball to the bottom corner of the net from the 20 metre line to put the Hughs a goal up with 10 minutes to go. The introduction of county start David Walsh gave the visitors a boost who scored once again to close the gap to 2 points. But the lads were in no mood to let this one slip and Damien scored the final point of the game from what looked like an impossible angle. It was an impressive display from the lads and exactly what manager Stephen Friel was looking for.The final score was Red Hughs 1-10 Naomh Brid 1-7Next game is likely to be this Sunday at home to Carndonagh. T.B.C.Senior Ladies The ladies play Malin this Saturday in a play off to see who goes forward to the league final. This will be a very interesting tie as the teams have met on two previous occasions this year having won one each. The girls will have to be at their best to overcome the Malin ladies. Good luck to the girls and Benji in their big game. Please go along and give the girls some well deserved support. The time and venue of the game is yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye on facebook for updates.Mummy I Want To WalkThe club held a very successful quiz for on Saturday night in Brownes Bar for the Mummy I Want To Walk fund. Thanks to everyone who turned out and anyone who helped in any way. The figure raised was close to €400. Well done to all involved.Jiving Lessons Jiving lessons are starting this Friday 24th October from 7pm. These will last for 5 weeks.Payment of €25 will be taken on first night. Anyone interested contact 0876843311.Ceile DancingCeile dancing continues in the club house every Tuesday from 8-10pm Beginners always welcomeLotto & 100+ Club Results 16/10/14Numbers Drawn Were 2,7,1,8,6,3,5,43 Winners matched 3 numbers, Receive €20 eachVincent Henderson Ard Mc CoolGerry Pye MonellanBrid Mc Nulty TierniskNext Weeks Jackpot is €4,525100+ Club DrawThis weeks lucky winner was number 69Pearse & Ellen O Brien Mullaghaneery Receives €100Thanks to everyone for your continued supportSympathyThe club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to Cllr Martin Harley and his family on their tragic loss of their beautiful daughter Kym. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS EARN CRUCIAL LEAGUE VICTORY OVER NAOMH BRÍD was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more