Allen leads fightback

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Rookie Fabian Allen struck his second half-century in as many matches to hand Jamaica Scorpions a lifeline on the second day of their ninth-round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.Trailing by 167 runs on first innings, Scorpions found themselves in dire straits at 150 for six in their second innings, before the 21-year-old Allen arrived to stroke an unbeaten 72 and revive the innings.At the close at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the visitors were fighting back on 249 for eight a lead of only 82 runs heading into today’s penultimate day.Earlier, veteran left-hander Devon Smith carved out his second hundred in three matches and the 29th of an illustrious first-class career, to lift Volcanoes to 223 for nine declared.The 35-year-old, resuming on 66 with his side on 181 for six, finished on exactly 100 not out in a knock that consumed 253 balls in just over five hours, and included 12 boundaries.Captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was the best bowler with five for 58.SCOREBOARDScoreboard of the second day of the ninth round game in the Regional four-day championship between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Jamaica Scorpions at the Arnos Vale Stadium here Saturday:SCORPIONS 1st Innings 56VOLCANOES 1st Innings(overnight 181 for six)D. Smith not out 100S. Shillingford lbw b Miller 3L. Edwards c Blackwood b Bulli 2D. Johnson lbw b Miller 0*L. Sebastian not out 0Extras (b7, lb6, nb1) 14Total (9 wkts decl., 88 overs) 223Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-24, 3-128, 4-136, 5-171, 6-180, 7-196, 8-217, 9-218.Bowling: Taylor 13-4-34-0 (nb1), Green 11-2-35-2, Miller 36-15-58-5, Bulli 19-2-59-1, Campbell 7-0-19-1, Allen 2-0-5-0.SCORPIONS 2nd InningsJ. Campbell c Lesporis b Mayers 7T. Griffith c Mayers b Shillingford 29J. Blackwood c Theophile b Mayers 2P. Palmer c (sub) Pope b Johnson 46O. Williams c Robinson b Shillingford 10+D. Thomas c Theophile b Shillingford 42F. Allen not out 72D. Green lbw b Shillingford 13D. Bulli c Robinson b Shillingford 17Extras (b6, lb2, w2, nb1) 11Total (8 wkts, 71.1 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-21, 3-66, 4-78, 5-140, 6-150, 7-198, 8-249.Bowling: Johnson 11-0-44-1, Mayers 13-1-36-2, Shillingford 28.1-7-83-5, Edwards 16-2-60-0, Theophile 2-0-9-0, Fletcher 1-0-9-0.Position: Scorpions lead by 82 runs overall.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: D Butler, L Reifer.last_img read more

Vintage Video: Dennis Bergkamp’s wonder goal against Argentina

first_imgSit back, relax, and watch Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp’s incredible strike for the Netherlands against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.last_img

This sensational rant perfectly sums up how angry Arsenal fans feel after West Ham defeat

first_img“You can hear the frustration in my voice!”Not the words of an Arsenal fan, but talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, who commentated on the Gunners’ 2-0 home defeat to West Ham for us and was fuming by what he saw from Arsene Wenger’s team.Former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Stan didn’t hold back with his scathing view of Arsenal and you can listen to his passionate analysis of the Gunners in the audio player above.Listen as Stan explains…‘There is something Arsenal haven’t rectified – leadership. You can’t win the Premier League without it.’‘Arsenal have perhaps the most talented pool of individuals in the Premier League. West Ham are nowhere near as talented, but they looked like a team.’‘Giroud is not a title-winning striker. He’s no Costa or Aguero. He won’t score big goals in big games.’‘Why do West Ham have a 16-year-old who showed the hallmarks of leadership, but not one Arsenal player did?’‘The Arsenal players are nice guys, they’re too kind, but they don’t have the mean streak of champions.’‘Arsenal will continue to hand out drubbings but they will miss out on that five per cent of games that makes you champions of England.’Agree or disagree with Stan? Comment below…last_img read more