Cricket News Langer saw ‘a bit of Aussie humour’ in Paine-Kohli’s heated exchanges

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : The war of words between Tim Paine and Virat Kohli was a throwback to the heydays of Australian cricket for coach Justin Langer, who saw in it “a bit of Aussie humour”. “I loved watching that. We saw a bit of Aussie humour – call it sledging, banter, what you like. There was a bit of humour to it, and we pride ourselves on that. The great days I have seen in Australian cricket, that’s all it is. “It’s so much fun, that’s why when people tell me ‘there can’t be any speaking out on the ground’. I say it’d make it boring, like playing on a flat wicket,” Langer said on Monday. Kohli’s heated exchanges with his Australian counterpart Paine in the second Test have been a subject of discussion. “It doesn’t need to be angry, doesn’t need to be abusive. But when there’s that humour and there’s a bit of – we’ve also got to stand up for ourselves. That’s really important.“That’s the Australian way of doing things as well. We’ve got to stand up for ourselves. I thought the way Tim did it – I am that impressed with Tim Paine’s captaincy.”Langer expressed surprise that the ICC had rated the Perth pitch ‘average’ but was pleased with the effort put in to improve the pitch in Melbourne for the third Test.Also Read | Ahead of crucial Melbourne Test, Virat Kohli’s advice for batsmen: Complement efforts of bowlers“I was really surprised (about Perth rating). A couple of deliveries stayed low, but I thought it was entertaining Test cricket. That was the fastest pitch I’ve ever seen in Perth and I’ve been there a long time,” he said.About the Melbourne Cricket Ground, he offered caution knowing how the MCG pitch plays out over the course of five days.“It’s great to see some grass. I’ve said forever the most important thing in Test cricket are the pitches. If you have great pitches you’ll have contest between bat and ball, then Test cricket will be alive and well.“If we play on flat wickets then it becomes a boring game and that’s from someone who loves Test cricket. Hopefully it’s a contest between bat and ball because it’s important, not just for this series but also for world cricket.”The rubber is pegged at 1-1, with India winning the first Test at Adelaide and then Australia claiming the second in Perth. “We fought hard in Adelaide without the result so it’s disheartening. Then to win one, it’s nice to get rewarded for the work the boys are doing. There were some really good signs in Perth,” said the coach.Australia will have a decision to make as all-rounder Mitchell Marsh looks poised to get in the side in place of Peter Handscomb who has looked out of sorts. “In a perfectly balanced side you have someone who can bowl some overs so Mitch becomes an attractive commodity on a wicket, unlike Adelaide and Perth were we knew it would be an even contest.“Our pacers had been lucky, they have bowled fewer overs than the Indians at the moment, particularly Jasprit Bumrah, and the more we can look after those guys the better. It will come down to that decision,” Langer added.He said that the duo has their own strengths, but the final call will be made keeping the balance of the side in mind. “We weight up all those things. Pete’s a very good player of spin bowling and Mitch is a good player of spin too. They are the hard decisions. You generally talk about one position and they are the ones that give you the most headaches.”Also Read | India vs Australia Melbourne Test Playing XI: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay dropped, Ravindra Jadeja returnsLanger was full of praise for Nathan Lyon who has taken 16 wickets in two Tests and has been a pivotal member of the attack. He talked up his duel with Kohli, whom Lyon has dismissed seven times in Test cricket.“I hope it’s 11 by the end of the series because we know Virat is another level. That hundred in the first innings is an unbelievable Test innings. He’s a great player and great bowlers get out the great batsmen. They are great players for a reason because they stand up under pressure. Kohli does that, and Nathan Lyon doing it at the moment.“He’s turned into a world-class bowler and it’s great to have him. The other thing about him is there’s some real confidence and he shows great leadership. He hasn’t got a title at the moment? and his fielding is like a gazelle. He seems really settled off the field and he’s having a big impact on it.” last_img read more

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One more year until the Men’s World T20 in Australia

first_img… Defending champions will require smart cricket to topple the best teams – PollardWITH a year to go to the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, West Indies are fancying their chances as repeating as champions.New T20 captain Kieron Pollard said it will require smart cricket to topple the best teams in the world when they meet Down Under.West Indies are the defending champions. They won in 2016 under the leadership of captain Darren Sammy and coach Phil Simmons.On April 3, 2016, West Indies beat England to win the trophy – thanks to some amazing power-hitting from Carlos Brathwaite in the final over, and a superb match-winning knock from Marlon Samuels in a titanic grand finale at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.Fast forward to 2019 and Pollard is the man at the helm as the World Champions begin the countdown to one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the game’s history – The 20/20 in 2020!“It’s an honour and truly wonderful feeling to lead West Indies in a major international tournament. The pressure is going to be on, being the defending champions, but we have to play well as a team in order to be competitive. We will be looking forward to it,” Pollard told CWI Media.Speaking from Trinidad, the 32-year-old identified the keys to successfully defending the title. The powerfully-built six-footer knows what it’s like to win on the big stage. He was a member of the team when West Indies beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2012 to lift the trophy for the first time.A couple keys to defending the title are playing well and playing consistently. We are a confident team; we back our strengths – one of which is our six-hitting ability – but also mixing that sort of aggression and that awesome power with smart, intelligent cricket as well. I think these will be keys – the grounds will be big and you will have to be smart to get over the line and win the ICC T20 World Cup for a third time.”West Indies ICC T20 World Cup Match ScheduleOctober 25: vs New Zealand – Melbourne Cricket GroundOctober 28: vs Australia – Perth StadiumOctober 30: vs Qualifier B2 – Perth StadiumNovember 3: vs Pakistan – Adelaide OvalNovember 7: vs Qualifier A1 – Melbourne Cricket GroundNovember 11: Semifinal 1 – Sydney Cricket GroundNovember 12: Semifinal 2 – Adelaide OvalNovember 15: FINAL – Melbourne Cricket Groundlast_img read more

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Westhill girls, WG boys fourth at Kirschenheiter indoor meet

first_img Tags: indoor trackMarcellusSolvayWest GeneseeWesthill Jonah Kwasnowski earned fifth place in the 55 sprint, while Kevin Donath got sixth place in the 1,000, Peter McCaffrey was sixth in the triple jump and Ryan White was seventh in the 55 sprint. The Mustangs finished fifth in the 4×200.The Marcellus girls were sixth in the 4×400 as Brielle McShane finished sixth in the 600 and Anella Bolster sixth in the 1,500 and triple jump.Moving to the afternoon session, Westhill’s girls gained 55.5 points for its fourth-place finish, while Solvay was eighth with 25 points, mostly from Isabella Lambert finishing second (30′ 1/2″) and Allison Dooher third (29’11 3/4″) in the triple jump.The Warriors were fourth in the 4×200 in 2:07.06, fourth in the 4×400 in 4:46.11 and fourth in the 4×800 in 11:56.83, with Colleen Patrie fourth in the shot put with 26’3 1/2″, ahead of Solvay’s Sophia Guadagnolo (sixth) and Emily Britton (seventh).Corine Allen tied for third in the high jump as she and Abigail Cottrell both cleared 4’3″, with Allen clearing 7’6″ in the pole vault for fourth place.Also, Allen got fifth place in the triple jump, while Za’Myaa Williams was sixth in the 55 sprint and sixth in the 55 hurdles ahead of Caitlyn McIntyre in seventh place as Bishop Ludden’s Sarah Thompson was fifth in the 1,000.Solvay’s boys team earned 29 points, 10 of them from Cole Bagozzi winning the 55 sprint in 6.90 seconds over a trio of Liverpool sprinters and another 10 from X’Zavier Morris earning a winning weight throw of 38’2 3/4″ as Bagozzi, Morris, Trevor Lee and Allen Cawthon were second in the 4×200 in 1:42.64.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story WG’s girls earned a fifth-place finish in the morning session, aided by Sandy Gardino, Abby Kuppinger, Mikeayla DeJesus and Caitlin Mills finishing second (1:52.06) to Institute of Technology Central (1:51.23) in the 4×200 relay.The Wildcats were third in the 4×400 relay in 4:27.12 and fourth in the 4×800, with Sandy Gardino fourth in the 55-meter dash in 7.84 seconds and Olivia Becker fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.93 seconds. Riley Flynn took fourth place in the 300 and Alexis Rydelek finished fifth in the shot put.Marcellus had 27 points in the boys morning session, with Matt Stearns clearing 8 feet 6 inches in the pole vault to finish second.center_img Two more indoor track and field meets held Saturday at SRC Arena featured most of the area’s teams, with West Genesee’s boys getting fourth place in the morning session and Westhill girls finishing fourth in the afternoon session.The boys Wildcats featured Matt Bartolotta winning the 1,600-meter run in four minutes, 35.72 seconds, just ahead of Peter McMahon, who was fourth in 4:53.81. Bartolotta and McMahon helped WG finish fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:08.36.Ethan Petrie was fifth and Joe Parisi sixth in the 3,200-meter run, with Chris Moser fifth in the 600-meter run and Connor Scott fifth in the 300-meter dash.last_img read more

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John Desko: Hayes McGinley needs to go through ‘university process’ before decision on future

first_img Published on April 21, 2015 at 4:08 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach John Desko said Hayes McGinley needs to go through “university process” before the team can decide on his future with Syracuse lacrosse.“Hayes has been through quite a bit, done a lot on his own to make sure he’s learned a lot from the situation,” Desko said on Tuesday afternoon. “And I think he has, I think he’s learned quite a bit, and he’s got to go through a little bit more of a process before we can say anything else.”The redshirt freshman midfielder has been indefinitely suspended since March 15 for an unspecified violation of team rules, stemming from an arrest for punching two people in the face. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree harassment and was placed on one-year conditional discharge. He also has an order of protection from the two victims.McGinley apologized in a printed-out statement that his lawyer issued to media after his court hearing. He assured he is working to correct his “alcohol situation” and promised a similar incident wouldn’t happen again.Desko echoed the fact that McGinley has worked hard to correct his behavior.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcGinley had played in four games this season and recorded three shots. Commentslast_img read more

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O’Shea: Dublin were simply the better team.

first_imgIn further bad news corner back Joe O’Dwyer was taken off injured – it remains uncertain if the Killenaule clubman will be available for next weeks game with Galway in Thurles.Eamon O’Shea had no arguments with the result saying Dublin were simply the better team on Sunday. Tipperary’s Senior Hurling Manager has said his players won’t be fazed by their loss to Dublin in the first round of the league.The Premier County was beaten by 14 points yesterday in Parnell Park on a final score of 2-20 to 0-14Tipperary hit 15 wides during the game but O’Shea said he believed better accuracy would come with more training and game-time.last_img read more

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Tipp in Croker August 16th

first_imgThe wins yesterday over Limerick in the minor game and Waterford in the senior game mean on August 16th the Premier county will have representation in Croke Park in the All Ireland semi finals. Speaking to Tipp FM after the Munster final victory Patrick Bonner Maher said winning a Munster title is special and now the players attention will turn to the next gamelast_img

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National League fixtures announced

first_imgTipperary footballers will hope to take their Championship form into the League, when they begin their Division Three campaign at home to Antrim on February 5th.Elsewhere, Longford face Offaly, and Sligo take on Armagh.The Saturday night match-up sees Laois face Louth. Dublin’s quest for five consecutive Football League titles begins with a trip to Division One newcomers Cavan on Sunday February 5th. The same day, Donegal entertain Kerry, and Tyrone face Roscommon. The honour of getting the Division One campaign underway belongs to Mayo and Monaghan who clash the night before on February 4th. Meanwhile, the President of the GAA says Tipperary hurling supporters should consider themselves ‘very lucky’.Aogán Ó Fearghail is pointing out that fans in other counties don’t get to enjoy success on anything like as regular a basis as those in the Premier County.Tipp were crowned All-Ireland senior and minor hurling champions earlier this month.Aogán hasn’t seen his native county Cavan lift one of the GAA’s big two trophies during his lifetime. Tipperary will open their National Hurling League campaign with a trip to Dublin on Saturday February 11th.Clare will begin the defence of their League title away to Cork the same day.The first Sunday will see a repeat of the epic All Ireland semi final, with Kilkenny taking on Waterford. last_img read more

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Mabprachan Thursday Pool League

first_imgResults & Standings March 9 (week 21)Results: Diva Angels 9 – 6 Pats Bar, Family Inn 9 – 6 Honeypot, GB Bar 8 – 7 Blue Moonies, Mary Lou’s 11 – 4 Niftys, Moonies Kitchen 12 – 3 Old Bill CID, Moonies Magnet 8 – 7 Diva Sport, Pride 3 – 12 Black Moonieslast_img

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Laong fires blistering back nine at Pattaya Country Club

first_imgPSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, November 7, Khao Kheow – Stableford There wasn’t a report filed by anyone about the course today but what seemed over the weekend as though it was going to be a very low turnout changed into a full house, although only 21 played on the tournament as the Irish guys, who were due to joins us, arrived late and played in their own competition. So it was A & B from the yellows and it does look as though the Outbackers are gradually learning how to play this course as Suzi topped the day, after a lean spell of some weeks, with an excellent 41 points, to take Div A by six from the consistent Graham Johnson on 35. A happy Suzi Lawton after her fantastic 41 points at Khao Kheow.Andy Makara also turned on a bit of form to win Div B with 38 points, losing one shot to handicap in the process and he was two clear of two guys on 36, Chris Thompson and Steve Plant.In the race to the end of the month in the Big Mango Properties sponsored best 6 cards tournament, Dennis Pelly (99pts) opened up a clear lead of 13 points over Owen Walkley (86pts), they being the only two players to have entered all three counting tournaments so far; with Greg Hill back in third on 69.Finally, there was an incident involving the marking of a scorecard.  All players are reminded that it is the players responsibility see ensure that his or her card has been marked correctly at the end of the round before it is handed in to the tournament organisers.  Don’t give your marker a hard time if the score is wrong in your opinion but you failed to sign or check your card just because you’re in a hurry to leave the course!There was only one ‘2’ from Dennis Pelly on hole 17.Div A (0-15)1st Suzi Lawton (15/Hi16.8) 41pts2nd Graham Johnson (8/Hi7.3) 35pts3rd Paul Pedelty (16/Hi14.5) 34pts4th Dennis Pelly (12/Hi10.8) 34ptsDiv B (16+)1st Andy Makara (30/Hi27.5) 38pts2nd Chris Thompson (26/Hi23.6) 36pts3rd Steve Plant (18/Hi13.3) 36pts4th Paul Rogers (22/Hi20.5) 32ptsTuesday, November 8, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordIt was another good turnout here at Pattaya Country Club with 26 Outbackers playing in two divisions.Some of the visiting 17 Irish lads relax at the Outback Golf Bar.The course was in good condition and as usual our organiser for the day, Chad, got us all away in fine fashion, even though he didn’t quite believe it himself when it was down to the last two groups and he had 8 players left!  If you’d seen him the day before trying to get the groups sorted, with Capt’ Bob having about three Kens playing and Irish Sean, and then a couple more no shows in the morning, it really was quite remarkable that it all worked out OK.  Well done mate!It was nice to see Frank O’Neill in the bar on Tuesday morning, there to support his good lady, Laong who looks after him so well.  He must have inspired her that morning as she returned one of her best scores ever (42pts), which contained one the most remarkable back nines seen on any scorecard.  Going out in a modest 16 points, Laong opened up the back nine with three 4 pointers in a row, birdieing the 10th and the 12th and not content with that she collected another 4 points on hole 15, to romp home with a total on the back nine of 26!Poor John White must have wondered what hit him, as he scored a great 41 points, in stark contrast to last week’s effort, but it was only enough to earn him second place, however it did move him up the DeVere Monthly Eclectic leader-board.  Chad also scored well today to take third with 37.General Jack (35pts), followed last week’s win with another one this week, staying under the handicap radar both times as he beat Billy Fitzgerald who was going great guns on the front nine (22pts) only to struggle on the back with only 13.  Perhaps the departure of John Cogan, who had to go home to take care of one of his kids after 8 holes having already scored 18 points at that point, disrupted Billy’s obvious comfort zone.There were only two ‘2’s from Geoff Williams on hole 7 and Laong on hole 12.Div A (0-17)1st Jack Moseley (14/Hi14.9) 35pts2nd Billy Fitzgerald (12/Hi13) 35pts3rd Dennis Persson (14/Hi15.7) 32pts4th Geoff Doody (17/Hi17.9) 31ptsDiv B (18+)1st Laong Gatepratum (27/Hi25.6) 42pts2nd John White (27/Hi27.2) 41pts3rd Barry Chadbourn (18/Hi19) 37pts4th Nigel Cannon (21/Hi21.6) 33ptsWednesday, November 9, Burapha – StablefordWith 48 players it takes a little bit of time to get everyone away, but we got there in the end.  It was a great day for golf just a nice breeze and not too hot and there was a new “Boo Hoo” cup challenge today between John and Suzi Lawton against Bob Philp and Neil Lavery, which was won on the 18th by a shot from Suzi:- 100 yards to go and she hits it to 6 inches.The Capt was playing under a handicap today with his first two shots off the 1st tee going out of bounds – a great start to the day.John Lawton managed to get Neil a bit under the weather and by the time we turned it was anybody’s “Boo Hoo” cup, but the beer took over from about hole number 13 and that was the end of us.As for the rest of the scores, they were not too bad but nobody got the better of the course as the best score in was 38 points from one of the Irish lads visiting us for the second year; hope you enjoyed your day fellas.John Cunningham topped Div A with 35 points, just pipping one of the Irish boys, James O’Mahony, on count back with Jim Brackett and Owen Walkley following them in just one shot back, both with 34.Gerry Mernagh (Irish) won Div B with 38 ahead of Les Easton (37) with Pete Stonebridge a distant third on 31.Our regular players dominated Div C with the win going to Greg Hill (36) and Bob Lindborg (33) and Barry McIntosh also with 33, taking the minor places.  We also had a D division today and that was won by another of the Irish, Mr J Braithwaite, with 37.The course continues to be in magnificent condition with the greens fast and true and with run now on the fairways.Note: The “Boo Hoo” is a little fun matchplay challenge started last year and this year it will run until just after Christmas and will serve as a charity fundraiser.  So if you fancy throwing down the gauntlet for a match against your mates you’re welcome to have a go, with the losers contributing to the fund of course.There were only three ‘2’s from Owen Walkely on hole C5, Dennis Pelly (hole C8) and Tom Fitzpatrick (hole D8).Div A (0-11)1st John Cunningham (7/Hi6.8) 35pts2nd James O’Mahony (6) 35pts3rd Jim Brackett (5/Hi5.1) 34pts4th Owen Walkley (9/Hi9.3) 34ptsDiv B (12-17)1st Gerry Mernagh (17/Hi16.5) 38pts2nd Les Easton (15/Hi14.3) 37pts3rd Pete Stonebridge (15/Hi15) 31pts4th Gary Lunn (12) 29ptsDiv C (18-22)1st Greg Hill (21/Hi19.9) 36pts2nd Bob Lindborg (19/Hi18.8) 33pts3rd Barry McIntosh (18/Hi17.5) 33pts4th Bill Bennett (19/Hi18) 31ptsDiv D (23+)1st J Braithwaite (23/Hi22) 37pts2nd Steve Giles (25/Hi24.1) 34pts3rd Chris Thompson (25/Hi23.7) 33pts4th Pat Connolly (23/Hi22) 33ptsFriday, November 11, Green Valley – StablefordOur Irish friends from Wednesday, never made it, which was probably just as well as we would have been overbooked by a few on an already busy course, leaving us with a good sized field of 30, plus a couple or so.Suzi ran the comp as Capt’ Bob had jobs to do and the General was up country enjoying the delights of Loy Kratong (Thurs 10th Nov) in Surin for a change instead of at the packed beaches in Pattaya & Jomtien.Jan Eriksen led the way in Div A, with the day’s top score of 38, from Steve Plant and Murray Hart both on 37.  Div B went to a surprise winner, John Lawton (35pts) who’s back to work in Nigeria this weekend, with Andy Makara and Paul Rogers filling the second and third spots with 34 apiece.There were two ‘2’s on hole 12, one from Dennis Pelly and the other from Chris Thompson.Div A (0-16)1st Jan Eriksen (14/Hi14.1) 38pts2nd Steve Plant (13/Hi13.3) 37pts3rd Murray Hart (13/Hi13.2) 37pts4th Dennis Pelly (10/Hi10.9) 36ptsDiv B (17+)1st John Lawton (20/Hi19.4) 35pts2nd Andy Makara (27/Hi26.5) 34pts3rd Paul Rogers (21/Hi20.5) 34pts4th Roger Pickering (26/Hi25.1) 32ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.last_img read more

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