BCB trims squad to 14 for U19 Inter-County competition

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board, yesterday, released the names of their 14-member squad, who will look to defend their U19 Inter-County titles (three day and one-day) when action bowls off this week in the capital city.The defending champions have a strong unit, with half of the squad returning from last year.These include Guyana U19 cricketers, Kevlon Anderson, who served as vice-captain last year; Kevin Umrao, Alex Algoo and Junior Sinclair.One of the top junior batsmen, Anderson, and solid left-arm spinner, Umrao, were also called up for the WI U19 training camp late last year.The other returning players are Leon Swammy, Christopher Harry and Garfield Benjamin.The full team reads: Alex Algoo, Junior Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Leon Swammy, Gevon Shultz, Garfield Benjamin, Kevin Umroa, Chanderpaul Govindhan, Shamar Angel, Dorasammy Mahadeo, Nigel Deodat, Seon Glasgow, Jetindra Outar and Christopher Harry.The standbys are Carl Gilgeous, Melvin Singh, Nicholas Lawson, Fawaz Gafoor, Aaron Beharryand Deonauth Persaud.last_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS, B’ville track win ahead of showdown

first_imgThe boys meet had Liverpool prevailing 80-61 over F-M and 103-38 over Henninger, with the Warriors’ Nathan Reeves going under the two-minute mark in the 800, winning that race in 1:59.7.Antwan Kelly threw the discus 134’4” as Jacob Barnes claimed the shot put by going 47’8”. Connor Fahey was first in the 400 sprint in 54 seconds flat, the Warriors winning the 4×100 in 46.7 seconds and the 4×400 in 3:44.9 as Reeves, Fahey, Dawson Newbern and Cameron O’Connell took part.The C-NS girls beat West Genesee 90-51 and Nottingham 129-9, with two wins apiece from Brooke Blaisdell and Savannah Kuhr.Blaisdell went 17’1” in the long jump and 36 feet in the triple jump, with Kuhr first in the 100 hurdles in 16.88 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 1:10.59.Liliana Klemanski cleared 5’2” in the high jump, with Kaley Bristow topping 7 feet in the pole vault. Sarah Davis won the 800 in 2:30.55 and Marissa Navarra won the 1,500 (5:17.23) as the Northstars were first in the 4×400 (4:19.83) and 4×800 (10:07.56) relays.Even without Jeremiah Willis in a featured role, the C-NS boys easily beat West Genesee 102-39 and Nottingham 106-35 as many different Northstars went to the forefront.Carlton Garnes won twice, going 36 feet in the triple jump after taking the 110 hurdles in 18.3 seconds. Nate Osborne soared past 12 feet in the pole vault as Ryan Dupra topped 6’2” in the high jump.Andrew Culver had a winning shot put toss of 44’5” as Elijah Knight claimed the discus by throwing it 113’2”. Sam Nessel was first in the 200 in 23.43 seconds.Aidan Dietz went 1:02.36 in the 400 hurdles and Nathan Poirier won the 800 in 2:05.09. R.J. Davis, Matt LeClair and Evan Breitbeck helped the Northstars finish first in the 4×800 relay in 9:16.27.Baldwinsville’s boys team rolled past Corcoran 110-31, with Michael Lawrence running to first place in the 200 (23.5 seconds) and 400 (54.3 seconds) as Mike Letizia was first in the 100 sprint in 11.1 seconds.Jack Michaels initiated a distance running sweep, taking the mile in 4:46 flat and the 3,200 in 10:18.0 as Conor McManus was first in the 800 in 2:09.0. Sam Kellner added a 400 hurdles title in 1:00.4 as the Bees won the 4×100 (45.1 seconds) and 4×800 (9:37.0) relays.In field events, Nick Kruger went 40’8 ½” in the triple jump and had a top long jump of 18’2”. Aidan Priest cleared 10 feet in the pole vault, with Steven Miller unleashing a discus throw of 111’9”.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSliverpooltrack and field Something rare and special would take place on Wednesday when the track and field teams from Liverpool, Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville go head-to-head for regular-season SCAC Metro division honors at LHS Stadium.They all won last week, with Liverpool the most impressive as it swept Fayetteville-Manlius to go with lopsided wins over Henninger to remain undefeated.Liverpool’s girls topped F-M 79-62 and Henninger 137-4, even though the Hornets’ Claire Walters won all three distance races, including a swift 1,500-meter run where she posted 4:39.6.center_img The Warriors claimed all the field events, though, with Imahni Sinclair throwing the shot put 35 feet 10 inches and the discus 93’6” as Marissa Baskin went 17’4” in the long jump and 34’10” in the triple jump.Amelia Loop cleared 7’6” in the pole vault, with Amina Sinclair and Alexia Ostrander each clearing 4’6” in the high jump.Baskin beat the field in the 100-meter dash in 12.5 seconds as Anne Gullo won the 200-meter dash in 26.6 seconds. Kali Hayes went 15.8 seconds to take the 100 hurdles as Baskin, Gullo, Amina Sinclair and Riley Norris won the 4×100 relay in 50.2 seconds.last_img read more

Syracuse’s season comes to end with loss to North Carolina in final four

first_imgSyracuse was in position to achieve its season-long goal of a national championship. The Orange advanced to the final four, needing just two wins to win it all.But No. 5 SU’s season ended with a 6-1 loss to top-seeded North Carolina on Friday in the final four at the Powhatan Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va. The Orange struck early to take the first lead, but UNC (23-1) scored six straight goals to move on to the national championship game. The Orange (20-3, 6-1 Big East) put together one of the program’s most successful seasons by reaching the final four for the second time ever.“We’re disappointed we lost and we fell short of what our dream was,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said in a phone interview Friday. “And that’s really disappointing.”Sophomore Lauren Brooks scored her 12th goal of the season by knocking in the rebound of a shot taken by Leonie Geyer to put the Orange ahead 7:40 into the game.But Syracuse’s offense produced nothing for the remainder of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They pressured us very well,” Bradley said. “They stepped up and intercepted a lot of our play through the midfield. … That hurt us. That was something we were not able to work out throughout the game.”And the team’s defense – one of its strengths all season long – couldn’t slow down the Tar Heels attack.A little more than a minute after Brooks scored, UNC’s Charlotte Craddock tossed an aerial pass into the circle for Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany, who scored to tie the game 1-1.That was just the start of Craddock’s big day on the pitch.In the 32nd minute, Craddock scored after receiving a penalty corner, giving UNC a lead it never gave back. Sinead Loughran followed with a goal and Craddock scored her second to give the Tar Heels three goals in a span of 1:02 to close out the half with a 4-1 lead.In the second half, Gaudioso Radvany scored her second of the game and Craddock finished with a hat trick as UNC poured it on offensively, never letting Syracuse back in the game.Tar Heels goaltender Sassi Ammer, who leads the ACC in shutouts and goals against average, recorded six saves in the victory. SU goalie Leann Stiver made four stops before being pulled with 7:15 remaining.Despite the disappointing finish, this Syracuse team will be remembered as one of the program’s best.“We’re a good team, we got to the final four,” Bradley said. “And we didn’t get here by chance, we got here by preparation and hard work. And I’m proud of the way this group of kids represented our university.” Comments Published on November 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Getting to know Yale

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories NCAA quarterfinal matches elite Syracuse offense against hyper-aggressive Yale defenseCNY product Shay shapes Yale’s formiddable, aggressive defenseConroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team rules Syracuse’s next opponent is the Yale Bulldogs, making their first NCAA tournament quarterfinal appearance since 1992. The Bulldogs came back from a 5-1 halftime to deficit to beat No. 8-seed Penn State 10-7 in their first-round matchup. They’ve won four straight, including the Ivy League championship game against Princeton, heading into Saturday’s 3 p.m. matchup in College Park, Md. With an on-paper advantage at the faceoff X and a defense primed with force and fortitude, Yale will be looking to upset the top-seeded Orange early in SU’s quest for a 12th national championship.So here’s what you need to know about the Ivy League automatic qualifier:Record:  12-4 (4-2 Ivy League)Season outline: Yale has four losses, but only one after March 22. After dropping three of their first six games, the Bulldogs ride into Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium having won nine of their last 10 games. Victims in that stretch include Penn and Princeton, which Yale eliminated from the Ivy League tournament. The lone defeat was a one-goal loss to Maryland, which earned the No. 6-seed in the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs have also scored double-digit goals in six of those nine victories.Players to watch:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrandon Mangan (36 goals, 25 assists): The junior attack is Yale’s leading goal scorer and assist man. He has a goal in every game this season and at least three points in 12 of 16. He set a season-low in point output with just one goal on six shots against the Nittany Lions. Look for Mangan as the most potent weapon in the Bulldogs offense, though fellow attacks Conrad Oberbeck (34 goals, 8 assists) and Kirby Zdrill (30 goals, 2 assists) have also proven to be capable scorers.Peter Johnson (35 caused turnovers, 33 ground balls): The two-time All-Ivy League defender leads a Bulldogs back line that, out of the eight teams remaining in the NCAA tournament, ranks best in scoring defense and second in caused turnovers. Johnson leads Yale in caused turnovers and will likely mark either SU attack Kevin Rice or midfielder JoJo Marasco. Michael McCormack, a second-team All-Ivy selection, is expected to take the other one.Dylan Levings (200-of-338 faceoffs, 123 ground balls): Levings may be the key to Yale’s upset hopes. SU’s greatest weakness lies at the center of each lacrosse field. Bryant’s Kevin Massa won 22-of-23 faceoffs against the Orange in their first-round game and the Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the first quarter. If Levings can either draw from the X to himself or a teammate considerably more than his Syracuse counterparts, as he has done all season, Yale will at the very least have more possessions.Head coach:Andy Shay: The 10th-year coach has led Yale to a 43-17 mark over the last three-plus seasons and has turned a middle-of-the-pack Ivy League program into a defensive stalwart. Shay’s defenses have ranked in the Top 10 nationally in each of the last four seasons. Shay played collegiately at LeMoyne College, where he was a four-year defensive starter and two-year captain before graduating in 1994.Odds and ends:The Yale-Syracuse series: It’s been 13 years and five national championships since Syracuse has taken on the Bulldogs. It’s been 50 years since Yale last beat SU. The Orangemen won the last matchup 18-6 on March 11, 2000 and have taken 18-of-22 overall. That dominating stretch includes a 17-8 win on May 16, 1992 — their only other meeting in the NCAA tournament.  Yale’s last victory against Syracuse was an 11-9 win in New Haven in 1963.Returning to Byrd Stadium: This is the second time this season Yale will play in College Park, Md., and the first since the Bulldogs dropped an 8-7 battle with the Terrapins on April 20. Exactly four weeks later, Yale returns to Byrd Stadium for Saturday’s national quarterfinal.Rolling on the road: The Bulldogs have played five straight games away from New Haven. They’ve gone 4-1 in that span, playing three games on the road and two at neutral sites. On the season, Yale is 7-3 when playing away from Reese Stadium.Remember? Me either: Yale won its lone national championship in 1883 when the sport was governed by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which crowned the national champion until 1971 when the NCAA first sanctioned a national tournament.That year – 130 years ago – the title was shared with Harvard and Princeton. There is no person on this planet known to have been alive at the time. Chester A. Arthur was U.S. president at the time.North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states.– Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff, sports@dailyorange.com Commentscenter_img Published on May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pmlast_img read more

Women of Troy drop important game to Bears

first_imgOnce again, a weak spot USC women’s basketball team was exposee. This time it cost the team a win.California dominated the undersized Women of Troy (13-8, 7-3) on the boards and stole a 61-55 victory Thursday night in Berkeley, Calif.USC led for most of the game but gave up 23 offensive rebounds and 31 second-chance points to Cal (12-9, 6-4). The Golden Bears outrebounded USC 49-30 overall.The final minute was a microcosm of the game for the Women of Troy. Consecutive 3-pointers by sophomore guard Ashley Corral pulled USC within two points before the team’s rebounding woes came back to haunt them.Cal rebounded its own missed free throw twice to put the game away. The Golden Bears made three separate trips to the foul line in the possession and knocked down 4 of 6 attempts.The Women of Troy jumped out to an early lead in the first half behind a hot start by sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath and contributions from an unexpected source.After senior forward/guard Aarika Hughes tweaked her ankle on the opening possession of the game, redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos checked in and provided the Women of Troy with a spark.Gemelos gave USC a glimpse of what to expect when the rust accumulated over three years of inaction comes off. She finished with eight points, five rebounds and five assists in her USC debut.With an assist from Gemelos, the tandem of Gilbreath and Corral carried USC for much of the first half. Combined, the duo had 18 of the team’s first 22 points and paced USC to a 28-23 halftime lead.A 3-pointer by senior guard Heather Oliver pushed the lead to six points midway through the second half, but the Golden Bears went on a 10-2 run after that to take a lead they would not relinquish.Cal extended the lead to eight points in the final minute before the near-heroics by Corral. After a 3-pointer by Corral drew the Women of Troy within five points, the Golden Bears turned the ball over and gave it back to USC. Corral knocked down another deep 3-pointer to give the Women of Troy momentary hope.Corral finished with a team-high 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting. Gilbreath added 12 points but scored just two after halftime.USC held Cal guard Alexis Gray-Lawson to just nine points but had trouble containing the Golden Bear’s frontcourt. Gray-Lawson entered the game averaging 24 points per game in conference play.Forward/center DeNesha Stallworth and forward Gennifer Brandon combined for 21 points and 24 rebounds.USC has lost two straight for the first time since early this season. Next up is a showdown with No. 2 Stanford at 1 p.m. on Sunday.last_img read more

PokerStars tops Italian casino charts

first_img CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Bo Wänghammar,Issuing a market update, Amaya Inc subsidiary PokerStars has declared that its online casino product has become ‘Italian market leader’ just two years after being officially launched.Backing its claim, PokerStars points to a June report by regulator the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS), in which its online casino has taken circa 8.85% of GGR market share.PokerStars Casino overtakes Italian longstanding leader and legacy operator Lottomatica as first choice for Italian online casino consumers.Detailing performance, PokerStars noted the positive support and unique differentiation of its Stars Rewards which was launched for casino play in Italy this June.Star Rewards provides a personalised loyalty scheme that gives PokerStars Casino players rewards based around the games that they play across all Stars brands.A confident Bo Wänghammar, Managing Director of PokerStars Casino, commented on the publication:“These results show that we are continuously growing and are on track to becoming Italy’s favourite i-gaming destination. However, we don’t just want to match the best casinos out there, we want to surpass them. We plan to continue improving our casino offering including by expanding our selection of top games, enhancing our VIP program, expanding customer acquisition efforts, and introducing an improved mobile casino app.”last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard to face former Raptors teammates for first time Monday

first_imgThe most common question for the Clippers this season — “What’s been the most surprising thing about Kawhi?” — usually draws a response similar to Paul George’s Saturday: “He actually does talk.”JaMychal Green recently said he, too, was surprised to be hearing Kawhi Leonard’s voice at work every day — but that’s because he didn’t expect the two-time NBA Finals MVP to leave Toronto.Entering this summer’s free agency whirlwind, Leonard was fresh off leading the Raptors to their first NBA title in June and earning stature as the basketball king of The North.“The only unexpected thing for me was him coming to L.A., to the Clippers,” said Green, for whom Leonard’s arrival solidified his own decision to stay put. “I really didn’t think he was gonna go. I thought he was gonna stay in Toronto … or go to the Lakers. I really hadn’t heard too much Clippers talk, so it was unexpected. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory I might have been mad that Kawhi left the Raptors after a title.but looking https://t.co/JPnRdaTOvk was a hell of a ride.goodluck to the man on his journey…was and will be a Legend in Toronto 🏆🏀🦖‼️🖐🏾 #KLhttps://t.co/unaucXLeBS pic.twitter.com/cdRv2W1Q4l— ✟THΔ REAL Ҝ.I.D✞ 🏆 (@waengangki) July 14, 2019 “But I feel like he made a great choice.”Leonard will face his former team for the first time Monday, when the Raptors conclude their two-night stay at Staples Center with a game against the 6-3 Clippers — who, after adding Leonard and George, were anointed this season’s favorite to win a title, which would also be a franchise first.Leonard has been generally spectacular in his seven games as a Clipper, averaging career bests in points (29), rebounds (8.1), assists (5.4), blocks (1.1).The 6-foot-7 fun guy from Moreno Valley has taken over in crunchtime with an NBA-leading 13.5 points per fourth quarter, immediately making a major impact with the league’s second-highest usage rate (39 percent), behind only Houston’s James Harden.Leonard also has sparked debate about load management when he missed two games in an effort to manage an ongoing patella tendon injury in his left knee. “They’ve been playing well,” Leonard said. “I haven’t got a chance to catch every game, but the games I catch, they’re playing well. Obviously they’re the next team that we’re going to play, so you see what they’ve been doing, but they’ve taken off where they left off.“OG’s finally getting a chance to play every game, a lot of minutes, so his improvement is just going to keep getting better, as well as Pascal. Him being the No. 1 option is great for him, he’s just going to learn and keep growing.”As much as Leonard appreciates those guys and all his Canadian fans, there’s just no place like home.“I’m able to see my family after the games,” Leonard said. “I’m in Southern California. Beautiful weather. I’m right at my house. Everything’s been good.” “I gotta do what’s gonna make me healthy and is going to help the team be successful, and that’s me being able to play basketball games for us,” said Leonard, who, remember, missed 22 regular-season games last season, a strategy that helped prepare him for a long postseason of heavy lifting: 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 39.1 minutes over 24 playoff games.He went out a champ.“It’s not like he left on bad terms, really,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s one of those leave-good situations, not one of those leave-awful situations. And let’s be honest, in our league, it’s usually the other way. He’s had the benefit, the rare benefit, of being able to leave in a happy state.”He continues to hear support from grateful Canadian expats and tourists whenever he encounters them, which happens more than Leonard expected it would, he said.He also said he’s kept an appreciative eye on his former teammates as they rocketed to a 6-2 start, propelled by Pascal Siakam’s 27.9 points per game and OG Anunoby’s 3-point shooting (54.5 percent).Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters last_img read more

Iowa Supreme Court upholds kidnapping conviction, sentence of Meservey man

first_imgMESERVEY — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld the kidnapping and willful injury convictions and prison sentences of a Meservey man, but they have ordered the case sent back to district court to resolve an issue regarding restitution.43-year-old Charles Albright was found guilty in August 2017 of first-degree kidnapping and willful injury causing bodily injury. He was accused of holding a woman against her will in Meservey for up to 14 hours in October 2016. Court records stated she was punched, cut, shocked and bit repeatedly by a dog.Albright was sentenced to life in prison without the opportunity for parole on the kidnapping charge, with an additional five years in prison on the willful injury conviction.The Iowa Supreme Court in their ruling today disagreed with Albright’s claims that there was insufficient evidence to support his kidnapping conviction and that he was prejudiced when the court instructed the jury on a lesser included charge of second-degree kidnapping. They also disagreed with his claims that his trial counsel was ineffective.The court agreed with Albright’s claim that the district court erred in ordering him to pay restitution without first considering his reasonable ability to pay. The court remanded the case back to district court to order restitution in the proper manner as outlined in the Iowa Code.last_img read more

Sterling nets hat-trick in big City win – Chelsea, Manchester United back to form

first_imgLONDON (AP): Chelsea and Manchester United bounced back from disappointing losses with impressive wins in the English Premier League yesterday. Diego Costa, returning from a three-match suspension for violent conduct, put the Premier League champions ahead against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge before defender Alan Hutton scored an own goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win. A victory was welcomed by Jose Mourinho, who is under pressure due to his side’s faltering start to the season. Chelsea lost their last match 3-1 at home to Southampton and Mourinho feels his team still has work to do to return to top form. “Confidence comes with results, and results bring all the good quality that the players have to the fore,” Mourinho said. “At the moment, some of my players have lost confidence, but this was a great team performance.” United won 3-0 against Everton at Goodison Park, with Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney scoring in an emphatic response to the 3-0 defeat against Arsenal two weeks ago. “The defeat against Arsenal, two weeks and I cannot approach them (during the international break), then this performance? Fantastic,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. United are third on 19 points, two behind Manchester City, which routed Bournemouth 5-1. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in the first half and Wilfried Bony netted twice, meaning injured striker Sergio Aguero was not missed. The two Manchester clubs play each other at Old Trafford next weekend. “I think it was important for Raheem to score three goals,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “He must improve his finishing – he did that today. I don’t think he’s a striker like Kun (Aguero) or Bony, but this year, and I said it when he arrived, I am sure he will score more goals.” Earlier yesterday, Juergen Klopp’s first Liverpool match ended 0-0 against Tottenham. Klopp was without striker Daniel Sturridge, who picked up a knock in training on Friday, which gave a first Premier League start to Divock Origi, who hit the post with a header after 10 minutes. It was the closest Liverpool came to scoring, while Tottenham’s Clinton N’Jie was later denied by a brilliant one-handed save from Simon Mignolet. “We had our moments. From a very good corner, we hit the post and there were some other situations where we could have been a little bit better, but for today, it’s OK,” Klopp said, while also explaining that Sturridge could return for Liverpool’s game against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday. In the late game yesterday, Arsenal netted three times in 12 second-half minutes to win 3-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road. Alexis Sanchez begun the scoring in the 62nd after Mesut Ozil was tackled in the penalty area, only for the ball to roll free. Giroud then lashed in Ozil’s cutback six minutes later, before Aaron Ramsey netted his first club goal of the season, receiving a pass from Hector Bellerin before his effort was deflected by Ikechi Anya. The result means Arsenal stayed second above United on goal difference. Elsewhere, Southampton surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Leicester, Sunderland lost 1-0 at West Brom in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of the Black Cats, and Crystal Palace were beaten 3-1 by West Ham.last_img read more

Holder laments dropped catches, no-balls

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Chances given to triple-century maker Azhar Ali and extras conceded were key factors in West Indies’ loss to Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai, captain Jason Holder has said. West Indies lost to Pakistan by 56-runs despite Darren Bravo leading the fight with his eighth Test century that took the game into the final hour on the fifth day. Ali, who scored 302 not out, was dropped twice – first by Leon Johnson when on 17 and then by Jermaine Blackwood when on 190. “Obviously, credit must go to Azhar Ali, I thought he played really well. We put him down; at that stage, if we would have held him, we would have had a new batsman in,” Holder said. “But that’s cricket. If you look at it critically, it’s those one or two chances that we missed. In the second innings, Babar Azam getting out with a no-ball. Things like this, if we negate them then we have less problems going forward.” Holder says the bowlers need to improve their approach to the wicket to end the rate of front-foot-no-balls, especially pacer Shannon Gabriel. The Trinidadian fast bowler delivered 11 no-balls in the entire match, including 10 in the first innings. “It’s definitely an area we need to improve on, but if you look at the scorecard, there were a few no-balls from both sides. It’s something we have to pay attention to, Shannon was probably our head culprit,” Holder declared. “But again, he’s that kind of bowler; he runs in and gives it his all. Having said that the amount of no-balls he bowled was unacceptable and hopefully he can correct it going forward in the next Test match.”last_img read more