Cricket News Jofra Archer Rewarded With England Central Contract After Brilliant World Cup, Ashes 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2019 international summer proved to be unforgettable in the history of England cricket, with the team winning the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time and drawing an Ashes contest against Australia after 47 years. One man played a key factor in England’s brilliant performance in the summer and that was Jofra Archer. The Barbados-born pacer took 20 wickets in the World Cup and 22 wickets in four games in the Ashes series to enhance his reputation as one of the best bowlers in the world. Due to his efforts, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has rewarded Archer with a central contract for the first time. Archer’s bowling touched speeds in the mid-90-miles-per-hour range in a scintillating debut international summer. The 24-year-old, who only became England qualified earlier this year, is one of 10 players to receive a Test deal for the 2019/20 season. Another is opener Rory Burns, who cemented his spot at the top of the order with some battling performances in the Ashes. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have lost their central Test contracts but are in a list of 12, also including Joe Denly, to be handed less lucrative white-ball deals.Also Read | Jofra Archer’s spell absolutely frightening: Ben StokesArcher bowled the all-important super over in the final against New Zealand and although the Kiwis tied the match, England were declared the World Cup champions as they had a superior boundary count. However, in the Ashes, Archer displayed his brilliance in the Lord’s Test. On his debut in the Lord’s Test, Archer made the world sit up and take notice of his talent with a brilliant display of bowling against Steve Smith, who was enjoying a brilliant Ashes series.Also Read | Steve Smith vs Jofra Archer – The duel which makes us love Test cricket even moreArcher touched 96 mph and one bouncer, bowled at 93 mph hit Smith on the side of the neck and it ruled him out of the Leeds Test. In that match, Archer picked up 6/45 and along with Ben Stokes, helped England achieve a thriling one-wicket win. At The Oval Test, Archer was once again in prime form by taking 6/62 as England won the match by 135 runs to square an Ashes series for the first time since 1972. Test contracts: J Anderson (Lancashire), J Archer (Sussex), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), S Broad (Nottinghamshire), R Burns (Surrey), J Buttler (Lancashire), S Curran (Surrey), J Root (Yorkshire), B Stokes (Durham), C Woakes (Warwickshire). White-ball contracts: M Ali (Worcestershire), J Archer (Sussex), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Lancashire), J Denly (Kent), E Morgan (Middlesex), A Rashid (Yorkshire), J Root (Yorkshire), J Roy (Surrey), B Stokes (Durham), C Woakes (Warwickshire), M Wood (Durham). Increment contracts: T Curran (Surrey), J Leach (Somerset). For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Barbados Williams Invitational Race Meet… Pre-race testing to shake the ‘dust’ off Team Guyana

first_img(By Stephan Sookram in Barbados compliments of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc, Transpacific Motorspares and Auto Sales, Nexus Machining and Fabrication Workshop, B.M. Soat Auto Sales and Spares, Miracle Optical)MOST of Team Guyana for the Barbados Williams Invitational race meet got in some valuable testing yesterday ahead of this weekend’s race at the Bushy Park Raceway.The team, which includes Andrew King (Group 4), Mohan Rangasammy (Group 4), Danny Persaud (Groups 3 and 4), Rameez Mohamed (Groups 2 and 3) and Kristian Jeffrey (Sr3 Radicals) got into Barbados earlier this week.When customs opened the container after lunch yesterday, teams scampered to gather their cars in search of valuable practice.While Rangasammy and King had to do some work, Jeffrey and Mohamed put in some valuable dial in sessions with Persaud not running at all.Mohamed spoke to the media there, saying “The car feels good. I took it lightly today to relearn the track and basically to run in some new brake pads and tyres I had installed prior to shipping.”“Tomorrow (today) is when the real work begins for us,” he added.Meanwhile Jeffrey, the only other member of the team, to get in some practice said, “We just got the car out of the container so we basically had one session. We had some brake issues which we are now sorting out and we are about five-tenths of a second off the pace which we have to get for (today’s) qualifying.”Today’s qualifying begins at 09:00hrs with races set to begin at the same time tomorrow.last_img read more

Syracuse splits doubleheader at Felsberg Invitational to open season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm Contact Eli: efjarjou@syr.edu Syracuse (1-1) split its Saturday doubleheader at the Felsberg Invitational, beating Penn State (3-1) in the season opener before losing to host Florida International (2-1). SU knocked off the Nittany Lions 5-4 before falling to FIU 2-1, and both games came after the Orange were scheduled to play on Friday until a travel complication pushed their 2020 debut to Saturday morning. SU’s veterans started their season off strong as junior Gabby Teran went 3-for-7 on the day with a home run and three RBIs, while senior Alexa Romero pitched a complete game in her first start of the year.Syracuse went down early against PSU when the bottom of the Nittany Lions order strung together a few hits. At the top of the second, PSU’s Dani Fey tripled with runners on second and third and was sent home on a subsequent single. The Nittany Lions doubled and then scored on a throwing error by shortstop Neli Casares-Maher in the very next inning, extending their lead to four runs.Teran homered for SU’s first hit of the season in the bottom of the third and would tack on an RBI triple in the fifth frame to cut the lead to two. Syracuse loaded the bases with one out in the sixth inning and PSU walked in two runs to tie up the contest heading into the seventh.Both SU and Penn State failed to win the game in regulation. In extras, Romero would prove to be the hero for Syracuse. After the runner placed at second advanced to third on a passed ball by catcher Jude Padilla, Romero struck out two to retire the side and get out of the jam. At the bottom of the inning, Toni Martin stole third and reached home on an error to walk it off for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second game against FIU, freshman Kaia Oliver made her Syracuse debut and took her first loss despite an impressive outing. After a pitching duel for three innings, the Panthers broke the game open on the basepaths in the fourth. FIU’s Alexis Ross hit an infield single to lead off the inning and advanced all the way to third after a steal and a wild pitch. The Panthers singled to take the lead but the scoring didn’t end there. An FIU single would put runners at the corners and another steal by the Panthers brought runners to second and third. A potential double play became a fielder’s choice on the next at-bat and SU found themselves down two runs to none.Syracuse got its last real chance in the sixth inning when freshman Rebecca Clyde hit a leadoff triple and scored on a 16-pitch single by Teran — who stole second on the next at-bat but couldn’t advance further. A Jamie Gregg strikeout followed by an Alex Acevedo pop up halted SU’s momentum and three straight flyouts in the seventh inning ended the Orange’s comeback attempt.Syracuse will resume action tomorrow in its final game of the Felsberg Invitational against Michigan State. Commentslast_img read more

Wellington gets season-opening win against Goddard 34-28

first_imgWellington 34 Goddard 28 Wellington 13 7 7 7— 34Goddard 0 0 7 21— 28W- Nance to Reichenberger 69 pass (Reichenberger kick).W- Nance to Reichenberger 35 pass (PAT no good).W- Phelps 90 interception. (Reichenberger kick).W- Nance 10 run (Reichenberger kick).G- Vang 7 run (Weaver kick).G- Young 12 run (Weaver kick).W- Nance to Reichenberger 64 yards (Reichenberger kick).G- Vang 48 run (Weaver kick).G-Vang 9 pass to Spires (Weaver kick). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Wellington · 361 weeks ago Good job go crusaders Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down jkb · 361 weeks ago Thanks for the “tweet” updates last night. Was nice to feel like I knew what was happening since I couldn’t make the trip last night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down No one special · 361 weeks ago Finally an article to comment on besides the hospital. Good job boys, keep it up! Oh and, hydrate to many cramps out there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 361 weeks ago Way to go Crusaders! Great start to the season. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 361 weeks ago Great Game overall, it was nice to see this group of men play as a team. Keep up the good work and continue to stay humble and get better. This game is over lets get ready for the next. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader football team defeated Goddard 34-28 Friday night in one of the biggest upsets in Kansas.Using the potent combination of quarterback Trevor Nance to receiver Colin Reichenberger, Wellington upset Class 5A Goddard to go to 1-0.Wellington took a 13-0 first quarter lead and held a 20-0 advantage at the half. In the third, Wellington added a 10-yard touchdown to open up a 27-0 lead.Then the Lions made a comeback scoring three touchdowns in the final quarter. The comeback fell short because in the middle of it, Nance and Reichenberger connected for a 64 yard touchdown pass. Wellington scored four of its five touchdowns on big plays. Not only did the junior duo score on touchdowns of 69, 35, and 54 yards, but sophomore Connor Phelps would return an interception 90 yards for a touchdown. We’ll get to the record books soon, because something had to fall.This game was wacky – no other words to describe it. Both teams had trouble holding onto the football. Both teams were oftentimes their own worst enemies and the sequence of events in the final two minutes teetered close to the paranormal.But in the end, none of it mattered. Wellington was the champions – at least in this contest on this night.“We have a lot to work on,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “But I am so happy for the kids and for our town. We really needed this week one win. I can’t tell you how excited I am.”There is a commercial on television about people who are comfortable in their own skin. For the first time in years, the Wellington football team looked more comfortable in its own skin.It was apparent from the onset. Goddard had moved into enemy territory in the first quarter. But Jason Norris stripped the ball and recovered a fumble. One play later. Nance faked a throw to the flat and then threw a long spiral to Reichenberger who has already outran the safety. The touchdown pass was good for 69 yards and Wellington had a 7-0 lead.After a personal foul penalty on a punt, Wellington started on the Goddard 27. The Crusaders went to the well again and Nance scored on a 35 yard touchdown pass giving the Crusaders a 13-0 lead.In the second quarter, the two teams exchanged punts but eventually Goddard was winning the field possession battle. After Tucker Vang got Goddard to the 18, he then threw an ill advised pass into the numbers of Conner Phelps.Phelps would take it 90 yards. No one could catch him.Again Goddard got deep into Wellington territory to end the first half but failed to pick up recommended yardage on fourth down.The second half, Goddard would move back into Wellington country, and again the Lions were thwarted. Wellington then pieced together a drive and on third and 4, Nance threw to Reichenberger for a 35 yard gain.Wellington got a first down when sophomore Remington Gilkey tore around the right side to the Goddard 12. Then Nance scored on a 10-yard quarterback keeper. The Crusaders were cruising 27-0.But learning to win is one thing, delivering the knockout punch is another. The Crusaders could not quite accomplishment the easy win.Goddard would go on a substantial drive to narrow the lead to three touchdowns. And when it looked like Wellington was on its way with a drive of its own, it fumbled at midfield. The Lions scored to narrow the margin to 27-14.Wellington then needed something good to happen. And Nance delivered a gift to Reichenberger again – this one for 69 yards. The Crusaders were back in front 34-14.Goddard would start the next possession at midfield and drove it down to the 16 before Taylon Lamkin recovered a fumble. Wellington got a couple of first downs but the Crusaders fumbled the ball again at the 33. Goddard drove again but threw the ball to Nance for an interception. Wellington would eventually have to punt. Nance, who was maimed on the punt with no call, got it to the Goddard 45.Then Vang would scramble 48 yards for a touchdown with 1:11 to play. The Lions were getting dangerously closer, 34-21.The last minute saw Wellington get two unsportsmanlike penalties which stopped the clock and gave Goddard the opportunity to score one more touchdown. Goddard would score on a 9-yard throw with 5 seconds to play to make it 34-28.That left an onside kick where Wellington was able to secure the ball and finally put this one away.Wow what a win, what a game.last_img read more