Australians take charge after Marsh hits unbeaten 126

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneyADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia took firm control of the second Ashes test when an unbeaten century from Shaun Marsh pushed the hosts to 442 for eight declared in their first innings on the second day of the day-night contest on Sunday.The tourists, who sent the Australians in to bat after winning the toss on Saturday, had made 29 for one in reply when rain brought a premature end to the day’s play at Adelaide Oval.It looked like something of a reprieve for England, who had already lost Mark Stoneman for 18 to leave Alastair Cook, unbeaten on 11, and James Vince, yet to score, facing a night assault from Australia’s pace battery.Marsh had earlier put the hosts on the front foot with his fifthtTest century, a 231-ball vindication of the decision by the Australian selectors to hand the 34-year-old his eighth Test recall.”We knew if we could bat for most of the day and put them in under lights we’d be a chance,“ Marsh told reporters. ”To be nice and patient, and get a hundred there at the end was pleasing.“It’s great to be playing for Australia and just to be out there in the middle.”Marsh had to grit it out at times as England produced a much improved bowling performance after a disappointing day one and had the Decision Review System (DRS) to thank for a life after initially being given out lbw to James Anderson on 29.Tim Paine, who joined Marsh at the crease when Stuart Broad dismissed Peter Handscomb lbw with the third delivery of the day, was similarly reprieved when tracking showed an Anderson delivery would have gone over the stumps.Marsh put on 85 with Paine as the two most controversial selections in the Australia squad for the first two tests frustrated England before the wicketkeeper holed out for 57 — a third test half century coming seven years after his second.DROPPED CATCH The left-hander then put together a stand of 99 with Pat Cummins, reaching the hundred mark in the process with a sumptuous pull off a Chris Woakes delivery which raced to the square leg boundary for his 12th four.The batsman whipped off his helmet to acknowledge the applause of another bumper crowd at the Adelaide Oval and almost immediately had another reprieve when Cook and James Vince collided in the gully with neither able to take a simple catch.If much of Marsh’s progress to the century had been a stop-start affair, there was nothing cautious about the way he punished the tourists for their profligacy after the break as Steve Smith pondered the declaration.With Cummins initially providing back-up with his highest Test score, a seven-boundary 44, Marsh added three more fours and a punishing straight six off Broad to finish unbeaten on 126 when Smith finally called him in.“Some days it goes your ways and some it doesn‘t,” England coach Trevor Bayliss said.AUSTRALIA 1st innings (Overnight: 209-4)C. Bancroft run out (Woakes) 10D. Warner c Bairstow b Woakes 47U. Khawaja c Vince b Anderson 53S. Smith b C. Overton 40P. Handscomb lbw b Broad 36S. Marsh not out 126T. Paine c Ali b C. Overton 57M. Starc c Anderson b Broad 6P. Cummins c Malan b C. Overton 44N. Lyon not out 10Extras (b-6 lb-6 w-1) 13Total (for 8 wickets declared, 149 overs) 442Fall of wickets: 1-33 C. Bancroft,2-86 D. Warner,3-139 U. Khawaja,4-161 S. Smith,5-209 P. Handscomb,6-294 T. Paine,7-311 M. Starc,8-410 P. CumminsDid not bat: J. HazlewoodBowling: J. Anderson 31 – 5 – 74 – 1, S. Broad 30 – 11 – 72 – 2C. Woakes 27 – 4 – 84 – 1(w-1), C. Overton 33 – 3 – 105 – 3,M. Ali 24 – 3 – 79 – 0, J. Root 4 – 0 – 16 – 0.ENGLAND 1st innings A. Cook not out 11M. Stoneman lbw b Starc 18J. Vince not out 0Extras 0Total (for 1 wickets, 9.1 overs) 29Fall of wickets: 1-29 M. StonemanTo bat: J. Root, D. Malan, M. Ali, J. Bairstow, C. Woakes, S. Broad, C. Overton, J. AndersonBowling: M. Starc 5 – 1 – 13 – 1,J. Hazlewood 4 – 2 – 16 – 0, P. Cummins 0.1 – 0 – 0 – 0last_img read more

Balanced offense propels Syracuse to 3-set sweep over Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm Contact David: Jalissa Trotter sprung high in the air, using all the force she could generate from her 5-foot-7 frame to peek over the net. The junior setter walloped the ball, which brushed off the fingertips of a Clemson player and out of play, ending the match. As the visitors looked on in dismay, Trotter shouted, flexed, and was mobbed by her teammates.Trotter was one of four Syracuse (12-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) players to record six or more kills in a straight-set win against Clemson (5-12, 0-5) on Friday night at the Women’s Building. The Orange offense overpowered the Tigers throughout the match, as the visitors were unable to contain SU’s various weapons.“It was hard for them to set up their defense,” Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin said. “They didn’t know who was going to get it or when they were going to get it.”SU’s established its balanced offense from the get-go, as four different players tallied kills before the Orange reached 10 points in the first set. From there, Christina Oyawale took charge. The redshirt junior finished the set with a team-high five kills and an .833 hitting percentage, including a cunning drop-shot that evaded four diving Tiger defenders to end the set, 25-17.“(I was efficient) because of my connection with Jalissa” Oyawale said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOyawale ended the night with a career-best 11 kills, coming on just 12 attempts. Trotter, her supplier for much of the match, had a season-best six kills along with 24 assists. Coming off the heels of a four kill effort off 11 tries against Wake Forest, Trotter attempted 10 attacks for just the second time all season.“I benefit my team where I am needed,” Trotter said. “If my team needs a kill, set me up. I’m ready. That’s all.”Offensive inefficiency plagued Clemson, which converted 29 kills on 107 attack attempts. The .037 hitting percentage was the lowest of any of the Orange’s opponents all season.The Orange exploited those misplays in the second set just as it had in the first, by establishing an early lead. SU’s hitters generated two 8-3 runs to that led to a 25-16 second set victory. After two sets, four different Syracuse players had five or more kills, including a perfect six kills on as many attempts by Santita Ebangwese.The third set was the toughest of the day for the Orange. Four of SU’s first six points were Oyawale kills. Both teams traded points until the score was knotted at 14. Then, a Gorelina kill and three Clemson attack errors gave the hosts a four point advantage, which SU turned into a 25-21 set victory.“The emotional level of the team keeps going up,” Yelin said. Commentslast_img read more

Five changes for Tipp ladies footballers to face Clare

first_imgPhoto © Twitter Tipperary Ladies Footballers Tipp’s ladies footballers will have to step up to the mark tomorrow afternoon if they’re to beat Clare in the Munster Intermediate Final.The team to face Clare features 5 changes from the starting 15 who beat Limerick in the Munster semi final in June.Seasoned players Emma Buckley, Aisling McCarthy and Aishling Moloney, as well as Caoimhe Condon and Amber Rose Kennedy come ito the side. Their manager Shane Ronayne says Clare have been playing at a high standard all year…Throw in is at 1.15pm at Mallow GAA Complex, and Tipp FM will have updates of the game across tomorrow afternoon.last_img read more


first_imgUlster Rugby stars Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble and Ruan Pienaar get ready to pass some expert advice on to young players Joe McDermott, Dylan McDermott and Charlie Adams as they kick-off this year’s Centra Ulster Rugby Summer Camps.INDEPENDENT retailer Centra has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to bring summer rugby camps to Donegal in a few months time.It is expected to be the biggest series of rugby summer camps to be held to date across the nine counties of Ulster.Ballyshannon Rugby Football Club will host its summer camp in the last week of July. While Letterkenny RFC will be running theirs in the second week of August (see bottom of page for full dates).The camps, sponsored by Centra and its independent retailers, are expected to welcome almost 2000 young players this summer at over 20 venues across the province from 6th July – 28th August.The popularity of the camps have increased each year since its launch in 2008, with 1,892 taking part in 2014, this year will mark 10,000 participants who have taken part so far.Young players benefit from expert advice from qualified youth coaches with Ulster players on hand to give tips of the game, talk about life as a professional player and interact with them. The Junior Camps for boys and girls aged 6-12 years, which offers hundreds of children a first-time experience of rugby as well as the chance to develop existing skills in a fun and safe environment.New Junior Camps available to young players in the 2015 schedule include Letterkenny RFC, Ballyshannon RFC, Cavan RFC, Larne RFC, Ards RFC and Rainey Endowed School.Following their introduction last year, the three day Girls Camps, for 12-18 year olds, will make a return at three venues, while Newforge Sports Complex will once again host a three day Special Needs Camp.The more experienced Senior Camp will return to Ulster University at Jordanstown for 13-17 years old boys and girls with previous rugby experience, focusing on the technical, tactical, physical, mental and lifestyle aspects of rugby.Barry Willis, Rugby Operations Manager at Ulster Rugby, said: “This is a really exciting year for the summer camps as we get ready to welcome our 10,000th young player. “The camps are a fantastic opportunity for children to receive specialist rugby training and are open to players with a mix of abilities whether they are new to the sport or building on their own experience.“The significant support we receive from Centra as well as the continued success and popularity of the senior Ulster team all help to increase the volume of participants we have each year.“We are delighted to host so many enthusiastic young players each year and it would be fantastic to see some progress up to senior level,” he added.Nikki McDowell, Centra Brand Manager, said: “Ulster Rugby’s Summer Camps has been a great initiative for Centra and its independent retail partners to be involved with over the past eight years. “It is incredible to think, along with Ulster Rugby, we have supported the skills development of almost 10,000 young people throughout the Province.“The interaction from the Ulster Rugby players who visit each week really makes the camps special and with additional camps available even more young players can make the most of a week of rugby during their summer holidays.”The cost of the camps is £55 for a place on the Junior Camp, £35 for the Girls and Special Needs Camps and £85 for the Senior Camps. Discounts can be arranged whereby the same participant can attend a second camp and gain a £10 discount. The prices include a T-shirt, a boot bag, a rugby ball and a promotional code to claim a free ticket to an Ulster game at Kingspan Stadium.Application forms are being distributed to schools and rugby clubs across Ulster and are also available from local Centra stores. Parents can also book and pay for camps online. Full details of this year’s Summer Camps and how to book can be found on 2015 Centra Ulster Rugby Summer Camps schedule is as follows: Week 1 –  July 6th – 10thDungannon RFCBelfast Harlequins RFCLarne RFCWeek 2 – July 13th – 17thCavan RFCWeek 3 – July 20th – 24thBallymena RFCEnniskillen RFCBallynahinch RFCWeek 4 – July 27th – 31stCarrickfergus RFCCity of Derry RFCBallyshannon RFCWeek 5 – August 3rd – 7thStormont PavillionColeraine RFCNewforge Sports Complex, Belfast (Special Needs Camp, August 3rd – 5th)Enniskillen RFC (Girls Camp, August 3rd – 5th)Week 6 – August 10th – 14thLisburn RFCLetterkenny RFCUlster University, Jordanstown (Senior Camp)Armagh RFC (Girls Camp, August 10th – 12th)Week 7 – August 17th – 21stRainey Endowed School, MagherafeltBanbridge RFCArds RFCMalone RFC (Girls Camp, August 17th – 19th)Week 8 – August 24th – 28thRandalstown RFCOmagh RFCCENTRA RUGBY CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BALLYSHANNON RFCCENTRA RUGBY CAMP COMING TO DONEGAL THIS SUMMERLetterkenny RFClast_img read more