Papine hold edge in Grace Shield final

first_imgMinnows Papine High are in a good position to cop their first ever urban area ISSA Grace Shield Under-19 title after capturing first innings honours over favourites St George’s College in the final at the Melbourne Oval yesterday. Winning the toss and inserting their opponents, Papine bowled out St George’s for 168 before closing the day on 241 for five. This is for an overall lead of 63 runs heading into tomorrow’s second and penultimate day. The Shane Brooks coached Papine, who are contesting their first final, were led in the field by off-spinner, Orande Pearson. Jamaica Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 representative claimed five for 54 and was ably supported by left-arm spinner Rashawn Lee, two for 21. National Under 17 opener Kirk McKenzie, with 48, and Grendon Seymour, 46 not out, made most runs for the Georgians. Papine then wrestled control of the match courtesy of a solid opening stand of 84 from Raymond Hall and Pearson. The left-handed Hall in a boundary-filled innings scored 57, while Pearson, who unleashed a series of straight drives, tallied 46. Number three batsman Romaine Lynch, another national youth representative, thereafter mellowed with a stroke filled 61 to be their top scorer so far. Play is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 10am.last_img read more

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It’s a nonsense to say Mourinho is finished and the club must back him

first_imgManchester United must back manager Jose Mourinho, Gary Neville believes.It has been a turbulent start to the season for the boss, who has overseen two defeats in the first four Premier League games and has already seen former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane linked with his job.However, Mourinho’s time has not gone, the former Old Trafford defender says. Most popular Premier League news shining “I always remember something Tony Adams said to me at Euro ’96 and I took these words with me through my career,” Neville told The Times.“I asked him what was the worst mistake and he said, ‘Gary, if you are in football long enough you will know tough times when your confidence goes, you make mistakes, everyone writes you off. Expect it.’“Even Sir Alex Ferguson, from 2003 to 2006 when we didn’t win the league and people said he had lost it, end of an era, he’s finished.“I think Jose is a brilliant manager and, in a 25-year career, young managers will emerge, people will ask questions if you aren’t successful. He’s having a more difficult time, but finished? I genuinely think that’s a nonsense.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Jose Mourinho has been in an argumentative mood for most of the summer and new season Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware Since being appointed in 2016, Mourinho has won the League Cup and Europa League to add to an impressive haul of silverware at Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid.When it was put to Neville that the manager’s public outbursts can have a negative effect, Neville revealed he’d recently watched Brian Clough give talkSPORT’s John Motson an uncomfortable interview when the late manager was in charge at Nottingham Forest.“It’s the best ten minutes of TV I’ve seen,” Neville said. “Clough calls Motson an idiot, he’s contemptuous, he’s aggressive like you wouldn’t believe. And we all think he’s a genius.” Mourinho won the Europa League in his first season 2 REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker REVEALED tense huge blow last_img read more

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