England’s Jos Buttler admits he is a ‘huge fan’ of South Africa danger man Quinton de Kock | Cricket News

first_img 1:56 Former England captain Michael Atherton says Ben Stokes’ return to England’s T20 squad for next month’s tour of South Africa is a ‘huge bonus’ – Advertisement – “I’m a huge fan of his, I think he’s a fantastic player,” Buttler told reporters. “I think he’s got an excellent cricket brain, I like the way he looks at the game and the way he takes it on.“He’s probably one of my favourite players in the world at the moment. Having played against him, he’s incredibly difficult to keep quiet with the bat, I enjoy his wicketkeeping style as well, he’s a fantastic wicketkeeper.“He’s a brilliant player and he’ll be a real danger man for South Africa on this trip.” Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'
Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'

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$1.3 million respite centre for children with disabilities in the pipeline

first_imgLocalNews $1.3 million respite centre for children with disabilities in the pipeline by: – August 29, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Photo credit: respitecenter.orgThe establishment of a 1.3 million dollar respite center in the Chance Portsmouth Housing Development Scheme will be among matters to be discussed at the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Parents advocating for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Society to be held at the Fort Young Hotel on September 3rd.Public Relations Officer of the Association of Parents advocating for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Society Emile Lancelot said the respite center for which funds have been approved under the Basic Needs Trust Fund will be the first of its kind in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).“The meeting will also deal with other projects including the resuscitation parent support group and the establishment of new groups to support the work of the association,” he said.The featured speaker of the event will be the manager of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project and a parent with a child living with a disability.The topic will be “Charting the way forward for children with disabilities”.“The meeting will report on a number of past projects including one on early childhood intervention funded by the Dominica Social Investment Fund and another on “Let the Barrier be Trampled Down”, he added.He said parents for various villagers in and around Dominica are expected to attend the AGM.The event will commence at 9:15 am.Dominica Vibes News 9 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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RCB skittled for IPL record low of 49

first_imgROYALl Challengers Bangalore’s star-studded batting line-up was sensationally skittled for the lowest total in Indian Premier League history on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders overcame a batting collapse of their own to secure a remarkable 82-run victory.Chasing a seemingly modest target of 132, Bangalore subsided to 49 all out in 9.3 overs, with not a single player reaching double figures amid a frenzied atmosphere at Eden Gardens. The previous record low score had been Rajasthan Royals’ 58 against RCB in 2009.Virat Kohli’s dismissal for a first-ball duck set the tone for the visitors’ embarrassing innings, which saw seamers Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme run riot on their way to respective figures of 3-21, 3-6 and 3-4.KKR had earlier made a superb start through Sunil Narine (34 from 17 balls), before enduring a struggle against spin as they were limited to 131 all out.That total ultimately proved more than enough, however, with Bangalore offering a shambolic response on their way to a fifth defeat from seven outings this season. They now sit bottom of the table. In contrast, second-placed Kolkata boast five wins from their first seven outings.Man-of-theMatch Coulter-Nile did much of the initial damage for Kolkata. Either side of Umesh Yadav accounting for Mandeep Singh, the Australian had Kohli caught at second slip and AB de Villiers held behind the wicket off a top-edged pull, before also removing Kedar Jadhav, the top-scorer with a paltry nine.England all-rounder Woakes then took centre stage, removing Chris Gayle – on the four-year anniversary of the opener’s world-record T20 innings of 175 not out for RCB – and Stuart Binny in his first over.The accurate Woakes also had Samuel Badree lbw and there were three late scalps for De Grandhomme as Bangalore’s last six batsmen fell for the addition of just nine runs.Kolkata’s innings began with a bang thanks to Narine, who scored all of his 42 runs against Gujarat Lions last time out in boundaries.On this occasion, Narine hit Badree for three fours and a six in the first over and dominated an opening stand of 48 with Gautam Gambhir that spanned just 22 balls.The Knight Riders were unable to make the most of their strong start as wickets tumbled at regular intervals thereafter, Yuzvendra Chahal picking up 3-16.Yet it mattered little as RCB produced a horror show in reply that is sure to prompt serious questions.(Omnisport).last_img read more

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Ervin Philips on Eric Dungey’s 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing performance: ‘He’s fighting. Why can’t we fight with him?’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The ball landed out of bounds, and the play was over. But Eric Dungey was still lying on the ground. As backup quarterback Zack Mahoney started warming up and the Orange fans went into a nervous silence, Dungey writhed in pain grabbing at his right knee.Mahoney came in for one play, which ended in a botched snap on third down and then a field goal attempt. By the next series, Dungey was back in the game, sporting a black knee brace.“I just banged my knee up earlier in the game and then it just kind of tweaked up on me,” Dungey said. “The training staff did a good job on me and I wanted to go back in so I did.”After taking a beating last week against Wake Forest, Dungey was again battered in Saturday’s game. But he remained aggressive with his running game and courageous remaining in collapsing pockets as Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 1-2), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Dungey became the first player in program history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100, with 73 of those running yards coming in the second half, after his injury. He also rushed twice near the goal line late in the game, including scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard plunge where he pushed through the Hokies defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He had guts. It was real gutsy,” head coach Dino Babers said. “I would love to play a game where our quarterback never gets touched … but right now at this moment in time, we have to be calculated and we need his legs in our offense.”Dungey has missed games in the past due to injury, including missing the last four games of last season. In the offseason he vowed to be smarter in terms of protecting his body, and Babers wanted him to play like the Russell Wilson of the ACC.And while Dungey has made smarter decisions this season, his timely rushes were one of the biggest reasons SU won Saturday.SU was facing a third-and-5 from the VT 16-yard line late in the game, and Babers called a timeout. Even after the timeout, after players were already lined up, Babers was talking to Dungey by the 20-yard line.Dungey took the snap, paused for a second, and then burst up the gut for a nine-yard pick up. Two carries later, he punched in the go-ahead score.Babers and Steve Ishmael called the performance inspiring. His play was crucial in Syracuse’s biggest regular-season win since before the Scott Shafer era.“You see your quarterback fighting, taking hits. He hurt his knee, he’s still coming back, that motivates us,” receiver Ervin Philips said. “That motivates us. He’s fighting. Why can’t we fight with him?” Comments Published on October 15, 2016 at 11:31 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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