JDF, UWI set for hot Senior Cup clash

first_img FIRST INNINGS “I also believe it could be a first innings affair, which means that batting properly in the first innings could be key.” The UWI, in addition to Walton and Walters, will be hoping for inspired performances from captain Paul Palmer Jr and former national youth fast bowler Christopher Powell. Out-of-favour West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, as well as veteran batsman Joseph Palmer and fast bowler Leighton Leslie, are expected to provide support for Outar, Bulli and Harrison. Elsewhere in the zone will see St Elizabeth hosting St James at Manley Horne Park and Westmoreland welcoming Hanover at Paradise. In other matches, Melbourne and Boys’ Town will meet at Collie Smith Drive, Kensington are down to play away to Clarendon at Jamalco, and Lucas will entertain Portland at Nelson Oval in Zone A. St Thomas are set to travel to Police at Elleston Road, Kingston and St Andrew will host St Catherine CC at Maxfield Park, while Manchester will host GC Foster at Manchester High in Zone B. Meanwhile, over in Zone D, St Catherine CA will visit Three Hills Oval to face St Mary and Trelawny and St Ann will do battle at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. Dethroned champions Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and last year’s beaten semi-finalists University of the West Indies (UWI) are set to face off in the feature game of the second round of the two-day Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup at Up Park Camp, starting today. The match-up, which will be one of three in Zone C of the four-zone championship, will see both teams looking to improve on impressive showings in the first round last weekend. Buoyed by a brilliant knock of 182 from West Indies wicketkeeper batsman Chadwick Walton, as well as seven for 53 from part-time off-spinner and former national youth batsman Oshane Walters, the UWI scored an innings and six runs win over St Elizabeth at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval. The JDF, in the meantime, after claiming first-innings honours over Westmoreland at Paradise Oval, were denied of an outright victory by rain after scoring 231 and 184 for nine, and bowling out the home team for 138. Leading the way for the army men were batsman Rasheed Outar, who stroked 100 not out, and national one-day opener Jermaine Harrison, who made 97 and national wrist spinner, Dennis Bulli, who claimed seven for 35. “It should be a very good match-up between to evenly balanced team,” said Outar. “It will, therefore, come down to performance on the day, and as such, I believe we stand a very good chance.”last_img read more

PADDYS AND PATRICIAS GO CLOSE BUT NO WORLD RECORD!

first_imgIt might be the most popular name in Ireland but there wasn’t enough Paddys or Patricias to set a new world record in Co Donegal today.Was Packie at the Finn Valley centre today?The Twins Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar was the setting for an attempt to break the world record for the most number of people with the same name in the same place at the same time!Other versions of the name Paddy including Pauric, Pat and Patricia were accepted as hundreds queued up at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar from 4.30pm onwards. In the end, however, organisers managed close to 800 Paddys and Patricias.Organiser Kathy Taaffe said she was proud of the attempt but the cold weather may have played a part in keeping people away.“It was a bitterly cold day but we really did come so close. It was no mean feat getting almost 800 people with the name Paddy, Patricia or Patsy.“There was a great atmosphere here and everyone really got into the fun of things but we just didn’t have the number in the end. “Who knows though, we may just give it another go next year,” she said.Organisers needed a total of 1,070 Paddys or Patricias to beat the current record which was set in Dubai in 2005 when 1,096 Muhammads gathered.The Guinness Book of World Records has set down strict guidelines to make sure it is a genuine world record attempt.Entrants needed to bring a copy of their birth certificate to prove their name and variations of the name Paddy must be agreed beforehand by organisers.The event, which was called “We’re Counting On You Paddy”, was part of the Twin Towns Gathering Project. PADDYS AND PATRICIAS GO CLOSE BUT NO WORLD RECORD! was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Finn Valley CentrePaddyworld recordlast_img read more