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Ladies storm to ten-wicket victory

first_imgOxford dismiss Cambridge for an astonishing 56 runs to claim Varsity success VARSITY CRICKET Cambridge 56 Oxford 58 for no wicket It was a confident Oxford team that arrived at Lord’s for this year’s women’s Varsity match in early July. The side had enjoyed an excellent year’s cricket, leaving them certain favourites for the Nursery Ground encounter. However this had also been the case in the previous two Varsity matches, both of which had been narrowly won by the Light Blues. In a toss made all the more important by the threat of rain, Oxford skipper Kat Dickens called correctly and did not hesitate in asking Cambridge to bat first. The ever-reliable Annie Bowden and club president Felicity Allen opened the Oxford bowling. Both exploited the excellent conditions and the breakthrough came with just two runs on the board, when Olivia Sanderson was clean bowled by a vicious Bowden inswinger. The new batsman, Kent player Sarah Hill, hit two fours through the legside but, attempting a similar shot at the other end, was also bowled by Bowden. This brought Cambridge co-captain Georgie Latham to the crease to join their senior batsman Rachel Cowans with the score on 12-2. Cowans had made a slow start, but certainly has ability and her wicket was the most prized in the Cambridge side. Her downfall was a combination of a mix-up with her captain and an excellent piece of fielding by Lady Margaret Hall’s Helen Turner. Turner’s powerful throw from mid-wicket was enough to comfortably run out Cowans – and to bruise the hand of bowler Bowden. The Queen’s player was replaced with the ball by Turner herself, after a controlled display of swing bowling which gave her remarkable figures of 7-4-3-2. At the other end, Allen removed both Tab co-captains, trapping Ping Lo LBW first ball and bowling Latham for a single run, to put Cambridge on the rocks at an incredible 14-5. Kendra Butlin produced a gutsy 22 not out in nearly an hour and a half, but wickets continued to tumble. Allen finished her excellent tenover spell with figures of 3-16 and was replaced by captain-elect Helen Smith from Corpus Christi who bowled six tight overs. A direct hit from Susan Lowrey brought in the number eleven with only 42 runs on the board. Turner took the final wicket, to end with 3-21, and Cambridge had been dismissed for just 56. After this superb performance in the field, victory was a formality, but nevertheless to win by ten wickets required an excellent display by the openers. After a wayward first over conceding ten extras, Cambridge bowled tightly, but Heather Lang and Allen were more than equal to the task. Lang, like Allen, was playing in her final Varsity match, and finished it with a flourish. She hit three fours in the nineteenth over to finish on 29 not out and complete an impressive victory.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

Emily Prifogle – Brookville

first_imgEmily Prifogle, age 33, of Brookville, Indiana was born on May 16, 1986 in Batesville, a daughter to John and Connie Wendel Flaspohler.  After high school she lived in New York City while interning with the Today Show, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live working on their promos and then with the Indianapolis Zoo in marketing before graduating from DePauw University in 2008, where she was a Delta Gamma Sorority sister.  Most recently Emily was Project manager for the IT department of Batesville Casket.  She capitalized on her ability to see details and was very organized.  She loved to travel and enjoyed every opportunity to see new places, enjoying the food and flavors of each spot.  Emily married Brandon James Prifogle on December 1, 2012 and together they welcomed their son, Rhett on May 23, 2019.A member of St. John’s UCC Penntown, Emily was gifted with a beautiful voice and the ability to recall lyrics easily.  She took TRX at the Y and ended up a runner at the urging of her instructor.  She ran the Flying Pig half marathon many times and even finished the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.  She trained with a Tri-State Running Club and ran with the What the Hill?! Group from Batesville.   Emily loved the water, fishing and skiing.  She was an avid Notre Dame Football fan and enjoyed watching games at the stadium with her Dad and husband.  Emily recently had remodeled her grandpa’s house to make room for her new baby and husband.  She was dreaming of decorating for Christmas and playing piano in her new space.  Emily as so thankful for the prayers and support that was given to help her battle Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).  Her friends and family will remember her as a spark of light taken too early.  She passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019.Those surviving who will cherish Emily’s memory include her husband, Brandon Prifogle and son, Rhett James, of Brookville; parents, Connie and John Flaspohler of Batesville; sister, Lauren (Adam) Boesken of Sunman; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Jean Prifogle of Brookville; brother and sister-in-law, Casey (Angie) Prifogle; six nieces and nephews, Kale, Mally, Addy, Joseph, Judah and Benjamin, and step-grandmother, Marjorie Wendel of Guilford.Friends may visit with the family on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4 until 8 p.m. at St. John’s UCC Penntown.  Funeral services will be held at the church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial following in the church cemetery.Memorial donations can be directed to Hoxworth Blood Center at hoxworth.org or to Hoxworth Blood Center, Financial Services, University of Cincinnati, PO BOX 670055, Cincinnati, OH 45267, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Emily Prifogle.last_img read more

Holness wants meeting with Opposition Leader ahead of SOE expiration in…

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica,– Prime Minister Andrew Holness is seeking a meeting with Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips ahead of the expiration of states of emergency (SOE) in three separate regions in Jamaica. Holness is insisting there should be a united front in dealing with the crime situation in Jamaica.Last week, the government failed to get support for its efforts to extend the SOE in place since January 2017. Opposition legislators voted against the measure which Holness said was necessary to curtail crime and violence across the island.Since the vote, there have been calls for the two leaders to meet to discuss the way forward and the private sector has led in holding discussions with the leadership of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) that maintains its position on the matter.In a December 18 letter to Phillips, Prime Minister Holness wrote  he wanted the meeting to take place “before the expiration of the enhanced security measures to discuss your position and identify solutions that could help us to see our way to reaching consensus in support of the extension of the States of Public Emergency as recommended by the Chief of Defense Staff and the Commissioner of Police”.The SOE had been imposed in the parish of St. James, Kingston Western, Kingston Central and St Andrew South and St. Catherine North. All three SOE are due to expire in January.Holness told legislators last week of positive results from the SOE. These included a 20 per cent reduction in murders island wide, and in some areas like Montego Bay, a 70 per cent reduction.“We need more time,” Holness said, making reference to letters from the heads of the security forces requesting a 90-day extension.In his letter, Prime Minister Holness also wrote that he has held discussions with various stakeholders and “the overwhelming position expressed is that the Government and Opposition should be united in the fight against crime.“The sector representatives, as well as the general public, hold the view that Parliament should continue its support for the use of emergency powers to contain and control criminal activity that is beyond the capacity of normal law enforcement measures.“I am concerned that once again Jamaica will be denied the opportunity to bring crime under control, and the current political disunity will only embolden criminals,” Holness wrote.He said that in the “spirit of unity” he was seeking the meeting with Phillips to discuss the situation.last_img read more

Five selected for England title defence

first_img Five players have been selected for the England team which will defend the Girls’ Home International title at Lanark, Scotland, from 5-7 August. They will be joined by three more players who will be picked at the end of next week’s English girls’ championships at Sheringham and Royal Cromer in Norfolk. The whole team will travel together, flying to Scotland on Sunday, 2 August. They will target England’s eighth consecutive win the championship. The five players already selected are Emma Allen of Hampshire, Annabel Bailey of Leicestershire, Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Hollie Muse of Lancashire and Lizzie Prior of Surrey. All five represented England in the recent European girls’ team championship and Allen, Muse and Prior were in last year’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals. The players: Emma Allen, 18, (Meon Valley) was 14th at the recent English women’s amateur championship and won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Annabel Bailey, 16, (Kirby Muxloe) was runner-up at the 2014 English girls’ championship and tied 10th in the 2015 Helen Holm Scottish strokeplay. Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) tied for the Irish U18 stroke play, but lost a title play-off. She was 16th in the English women’s amateur where she shot 66 in the first round. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England beat Spain in the mixed international and has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy. Lizzie Prior, 17, (Burhill) was joint runner-up in the English women’s amateur and has won the Fairhaven Trophies and the Critchley Salver this season. She also tied second in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. 22 Jul 2015 Five selected for England title defence last_img read more

‘You never know’ – Lennon not ruling out England call up

first_imgAaron Lennon is hopeful that he caught the eye of England manager Gareth Southgate during Burnley’s 4-0 weekend victory over Bournemouth.The former Tottenham winger has 21 caps for the Three Lions but it has been over five years since he was last involved in the set up.However, he turned in a fine display at the weekend, scoring his first goal since August 2016 and providing a regular threat down the flank. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! While he is not expecting an international call, the 31-year-old remains hopeful that it may come after the manager of the World Cup semi-finalists was on hand to watch his performance.“It’s a long time since I played international football. You never know. But the only thing I am concentrating on is playing well for Burnley. Whatever happens, happens,” he said, considering the potential of facing Croatia, in a rematch of the World Cup semi-final in the Nations League, and the USA in a friendly.Lennon has never been a prolific finisher, but even he admits that after a couple of years without finding the net, it was an issue that had started to weigh on him.“It’s been preying on my mind to be honest. I should score more. I’ve had a few chances this season but it is great to get the goal.“If you are playing every game you want to aim for double figures. But for me getting assists is just as important. It makes my day if the other lads score as well.“It didn’t matter how we won. We knew it was just important to get back to winning ways. To win 4-0 was even better.“We worked on it all week, getting back to basics, being on the front foot and doing what we do. From minute one we were in their faces and it has paid off for us.”Lennon has never managed more than five goals in a Premier League season, reaching that mark with Everton in 2015-16 after doing so with Tottenham in the 2008-09 season.Overall, in the Premier League, he has scored 34 goals from 351 appearances.last_img read more

Virat Kohli equals Ricky Ponting’s world record of most successive Test series wins as captain

first_imgVirat Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree with the bat but on Wednesday, he added another feather to his cap. India clinched the three-match series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the third and final Test ended in a draw at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.With this series victory against Sri Lanka, Kohli has now led Team India to nine consecutive Test series victories. Kohli equalled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record of nine consecutive series victories as captain. Under Ponting, Australia won nine straight series’ from 2005 to 2008.India have now joined Australia and England with nine successive series wins. England recorded nine straight series triumphs from 1884 to 1892.Kohli’s first series victory as captain came against the same opposition in 2015 in Sri Lanka. He followed that up with victories against South Africa (home), West Indies in 2016 (away), New Zealand in 2017 (home), England (home), Australia (home), Bangladesh (home), Sri Lanka (away).Kohli and India will have the chance to topple Ponting’s Australia when they face South Africa in a three-match series starting on January 5 at the Newlands. It won’t be easy however, as the visitors have never won a series at the Proteas’ den.Kohli remains the third most successful Indian captain in the history with 20 victories from 32 matches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the pack with 27 victories from 60 Tests as captain. Sourav Ganguly is second with 20 wins from 49 Tests as captain.2017 has been a momentous year for the Indian captain personally as well.Kohli finished 2017 with a staggering 2818 international runs across international formats. The India captain scored 1059 runs in 10 Tests, 1460 runs in 26 ODIs and 299 runs in 10 T20 Internationals.advertisementThe 29-year-old hammered 11 hundreds including three double centuries (one vs Bangladesh and two vs Sri Lanka). He has been rested from the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka and will now play for India only from January 5 when the first Test against South Africa gets underway.Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara (2868) holds the record for most international runs in a calendar year. Former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting, who had amassed 2833 runs in 2005 is second in the list. Kohli is third.The dynamic Indian captain is likely to finish the year as the highest run-scorer in ODIs unless Rohit Sharma has an outstanding series against Sri Lanka this month. Currently, Kohli is also the third highest-run scorer in Test cricket in 2017.In the course of a dominant year for India, Kohli also went past Ricky Ponting and is now second in the list of century scorers in ODIs. The Delhi dasher has 32 hundreds so far in the 50-over format and is well on course to topple Sachin Tendulkar with most tons in ODIs. The Master Blaster has 49 to his name.Kohli’s consecutive double centuries against Sri Lanka took his tally to six and he now has the most double centuries as a Test captain. He joined Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag at the top of the list for most double centuries by an Indian in Test cricket.On Tuesday, Kohli also became the only Indian batsman to aggregate over 600 runs in a Test series for the three times. Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid had achieved the feat twice.last_img read more

Qatar says Arab demands made to be rejected

first_imgQatar said Saturday a series of demands made by several Arab states to lift a crippling blockade were designed to be spurned and clearly aimed at infringing its sovereignty.”This list of demands is made to be rejected,” Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, referring to 13 demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost month-long “blockade” on Qatar.Qatar said it had received the demands on June 22 with just 10 days to meet them, which would mean they would have until Sunday to comply. However, the deadline has not been confirmed.”Everyone is aware that these demands are meant to infringe the sovereignty of the state of Qatar,” Al-Thani said at a press conference in Rome after meeting his Italian counterpart.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced earlier this month the suspension of all ties to Qatar. They accused it of state support for extremist groups and denounced its political proximity to Shiite Iran.Qatar denies the allegations.Saudia Arabia closed the airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate’s only land border, a vital route for its food imports.Qatar has said the effects are more devastating than the Berlin Wall.Riyadh’s demands include ending Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a downgrade of diplomatic ties with Iran and the shutdown of a Turkish military base in the emirate.The United Arab Emirates has warned Qatar should take the demands seriously or face “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours.Turkey and Iraq have backed Qatar in the crisis.Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said the government was ready “to contribute to any initiative aimed primarily at restoring dialogue and easing tensions between those involved.”Rome also pleaded for the five countries “to refrain from any further action that could aggravate the situation”.Kuwait is the official arbitrator for seeking a settlement, though the United States is also attempting to mediate.Washington has cautioned that some of the demands would be difficult for Qatar to accept, asking the Saudis for a clear list of grievances that are “reasonable and actionable”.last_img read more