Zouks bowl brilliantly to upset Patriots

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) – St Lucia Zouks bowled brilliantly to upset St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 20 runs here Tuesday night and re-ignite their quest for a spot in the playoffs of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, a 30-year-old who played a single Test for South Africa three years ago, spearheaded the Zouks effort with a superb spell of three for 14 from his four overs, as Patriots, asked to chase 166, came up short at 145 for nine off their 20 overs.He was backed by discarded West Indies white-ball seamer Kesrick Williams who claimed three for 48 while Australia’s Fawad Ahmed snatched two for 19 from four overs of leg-spin.Pakistan’s Mohammed Hafeez struck 29 and Englishman Laurie Evans chipped in with 28 but Patriots lacked that big innings to turn the result their way.Zouks had also struggled earlier after being sent in at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium, and their 165 for six appeared well short of a competitive total.Opener Andre Fletcher struck 36 off 23 balls and captain Darren Sammy, 30 off 19 deliveries, while Guyana all-rounder Chris Barnwell helped to add precious runs at the end with an unbeaten 27 from 23 balls.Hafeez earned three for 22 with his reliable off-breaks while West Indies speedster Alzarri Joseph was outstanding in four overs, finishing with two for 20.The win for the Zouks was only their second in seven matches but it moved them into fourth place on five points. Patriots, meanwhile, missed out on a chance to seal a playoff spot, and remain third on eight points.Zouks started well as Fletcher was out on 34 for the first wicket with Rahkeem Cornwall (13) and a further 38 for the second wicket with South African Colin Ingram (21).Cornwall lashed two sixes before he was bowled, missing a heave at Joseph and Fletcher belted four fours and a couple of sixes before going stumped down the leg-side off Hafeez in the eighth over at 72 for two.Hafeez then knocked over Ingram and New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme (17) cheaply as Zouks lost four wickets for 29 runs but Sammy and Barnwell put on 56 for the sixth wicket to rescue the innings.What should have been a straightforward run chase quickly turned problematic when left-hander Evin Lewis (10) and Devon Thomas (9) perished cheaply to leave Patriots on 31 for two in the fifth over.Hafeez and Evans then combined in a 49-run third-wicket stand to steady the innings but they were both bogged down and the partnership required 44 deliveries.When Evans tried to break the shackles, he skied a return catch to Williams in the 13th over and in the same over, Fabian Allen was trapped plumb lbw on the crease for one at 89 for four.Captain Carlos Brathwaite holed out to deep mid-wicket off Fawad Ahmed in the next over for two and Viljoen bowled Shamarh Brooks for seven in the 15th over as the batsman attempted to improvise.Facing a required run rate of over 12-½ an over in the last five overs, the task proved too difficult for Patriots and they buckled under the pressure.last_img read more


first_imgA county councillor has asked Donegal County Council to examine street lights in Convoy village after a man’s car was struck by one of the lights.A fallen lamp post which damaged a parked car in the town of Convoy in Co. Donegal. (North West Newspix)Local county councillor Liam Doherty has now revealed this is the SECOND such incident involving the same street lights at the Green.A local man, Paul McHugh, revealed how his car was damaged when one of the 15 ft street lights came toppling down on his car. It smashed the back windscreen and caused other damage to the rear of his BMW car just minutes after he got out of it to go to some nearby shops.Now Cllr Doherty has told Donegal Daily that another street light in the same area came crashing down four years ago.Cllr Doherty has now contacted Donegal County Council and asked them to examine the remaining three lamp-posts to see if they may be vulnerable.“Approximately four years ago another street light went missing and people thought it had been stolen. “But what actually happened was the it too had fallen and I took it to my property and later told Gardai what had happened.Colr Liam Doherty at the site of where a lamp post fell onto a parked car in Convoy. (North West Newspix)“I have contacted the engineer from Donegal County Council with regard to carrying out an examination of the remaining street lights in the area.“If there is a fault in any of them then they will have to be replaced before there is an accident,” he said.The Sinn Fein county councillor agreed that it was pure luck that someone was not hurt during the latest incident on Saturday last.“I was asked to come top the scene of this incident just after it happened and it could have been much more serious. “There is a local man who sells potatoes from a stall close to where this happened and children and young mothers often pass by this area.“It could have caused a very serious incident if the street light had come down while they were passing.“I will keep in touch with the council to see what exactly can be done,” he said.FALLING STREET LIGHT WAS SECOND SUCH INCIDENT IN SAME VILLAGE IN RECENT YEARS was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:accidentCllr Liam DohertyconvoyPaul McHughstreet lightlast_img read more