Holder blames inexperience for WI loss

first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC): West Indies captain Jason Holder has conceded that the reason his team has failed to win its last two matches of the current Tri-Nation series in the final over of the chase is because of “inexperience”. Holder was speaking to reporters after West Indies lost to Sri Lanka by one run in a nail biting fifth game at Queen’s Club yesterday. The Caribbean side panicked to concede the match on the final ball of the innings after a similarly tense encounter against Zimbabwe, which ended in a tie on Saturday. “I think it’s inexperience. There are obviously situations that we’re not accustomed to being in. We’re still a relatively young side,” said Holder. “Everybody’s trying to make their mark. And I think it boils down to inexperience, and having that know-how at the end to get us across the line”. Evin Lewis, playing in just his fourth ODI, hit his maiden century to leave West Indies well positioned at 177 for three. He dominated two half-century partnerships that powered West Indies’ innings to 329 for nine after the home side amassed 330 for seven. “We had set up the game nicely, and Evin Lewis played an exceptional knock to put us in the situation that we were in,” said Holder. “He’s one of those guys that like the ball coming on, so we just felt that with 330 on the board we needed to get off well in the Powerplay and make use of that first up”. West Indies must beat Zimbabwe on Friday if they are to reach the final. Opening fast bowler Shannon Gabriel may be forced to miss the game after bowling just five overs because of discomfort in his hamstring. “We’re managing some niggles, and Shannon wasn’t able to finish his overs today, so we’re waiting to see if he’s good to go for the next game,” Holder said. “We’ll see in the next few days.”last_img read more

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NAOMH CONAILL HOPING FOR A LARGE TURN-OUT AT THEIR 5K

first_imgNaomh Conaill’s county stars launch their 5KThe second annual Naomh Conaill 5k was launched on Friday 19th July by the clubs county stars, Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson, Marty Boyle and Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy.Last year’s inaugural event drew a large crowd and this year an ever bigger entry is expected to run the course, which is regarded as “quite fast” by some experienced runners who ran last year.Leo Mc loone was delighted to be part of the launch and is looking forward to the run which he is hoping will be competitive but would also include joggers and walkers. “Its great to see so many people getting out and exercising, let it be running or walking and with the weather we’re hoping it will be so much easier. Last year’s 5k was a huge success and we’re hoping that this year we will have an even bigger crowd” he added.Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy added that all runners and walking enthusiasts are welcome. “It doesn’t matter whether you want to better your time or just get out for a stroll, it’s all about participating” he said.Marty Boyle, himself a keen 5k runner, said he was looking forward to the run. “ 5k’s are so popular now and it’s just great to see people getting out on the roads. The recession seems to have created a 5k buzz in the county and it’s a great way to lift your spirits during these recessionary times” Marty said.Anthony Thompson was quick to add he was hoping that Donegal football preparation would still be high on the agenda at the time of the run, “I hope that we have the complaint that we’re preparing for a big game but we’ll still be there to support the event” he said. The 5k takes place on Friday 9th August @ 7pm at the Naomh Conaill GAA clubhouse in Glenties. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run/walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children happy. Entry fee is €8 adult and €3 for under 16’s.    NAOMH CONAILL HOPING FOR A LARGE TURN-OUT AT THEIR 5K was last modified: July 22nd, 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:5kNaomh Chonailllast_img read more

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