Cottrell’s all-round heroics help Scorpions sting PridePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell smashed a brace of sixes at the death as Jamaica Scorpions escaped with a nervy two-wicket win over hapless Barbados Pride to post their second victory of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.With the game still very much an open contest with Scorpions tottering on 118 for eight at the start of the 33rd over in pursuit of 139 for victory, Cottrell twice cleared the ropes at the expense of debutant left-arm spinner Dane Currency, to ease the tension at Queen’s Park Oval.Man of the Match Cottrell, who ended on 16 not out, and Nikita Miller, seven not out, then calmly gathered the remaining nine runs in singles to clinch victory at the end of the 38th over.Cottrell had earlier claimed three for 18 with his left-arm pace, and leg-spinner Damien Jacobs, three for 38, as Pride were bundled out for 138 off 45.5 overs after opting to bat first.Captain Kevin Stoute hit 39 from 74 balls, but wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud was the only other batsman to reach the 20s with exactly 20.In-form AndrÈ McCarthy then laid the foundation for the successful run chase with a top score of 49 from 76 balls, while Antiguan Devon Thomas chipped in with 33 from 65 deliveries.With the pair involved in a comfortable 84-run, third-wicket stand and Pride seemingly out of ideas, Scorpions appeared to be romping to an easy win.But experienced left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn turned the game on its head in a second spell which accounted for both batsmen and yielded four for 28 from 10 overs overall.His spell triggered a slide which saw six wickets fall for just 13 runs in the space of 42 balls, to give Pride a scent of an unlikely victory.Wickets continued to tumble until Cottrell arrived to strike two key blows and rescue the innings.AT ST PAUL’S SPORTS COMPLEX: Guyana Jaguars defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by six wickets in their Group B, third-round game in the Regional Super50 at St Paul’s Sports Complex here yesterday.Scores: MAROONERS 149 all out off 48.3 overs (Ryan Hinds 47; Veerasammy Permaul 4-22, Paul Wintz 3-21). JAGUARS 153 for four off 35 overs (Assad Fudadin 71; Vikash Mohan 2-25).SCOREBOARDPRIDE INNINGSD Smith c D Thomas b Gordon 1K Corbin lbw b Cottrell 0*K Stoute lbw b Campbell 39S Brooks st A Thomas b Miller 19J Carter c King b Campbell 18R Chase b Jacobs 2J Greaves b Jacobs 3+M Rampersaud b Cottrell 20A Nurse lbw b Jacobs 9S Benn not out 18D Currency b Cottrell 0Extras (lb4, w5) 9TOTAL (all out, 45.5 overs) 138Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-9, 3-36, 4-80, 5-82, 6-86, 7-89, 8-99, 9-138, 10-138.Bowling: Cottrell 4.5-1-18-3, Gordon 4-1-12-1, Miller 8-1-20-1, Jacobs 10-1-38-3 (w2), Campbell 10-0-32-2 (w3), Lambert 6-0-14-0.SCORPIONS’ INNINGST Griffith c Brooks b Nurse 4*J Campbell c Benn b Nurse 8D Thomas c wkp Rampersaud b Benn 33A McCarthy c Smith b Benn 49T Lambert c Smith b Benn 0B King lbw b Currency 8+A Thomas lbw b Benn 0N Miller not out 7D Jacobs run out 0S Cottrell not out 16Extras (w12, nb2) 14TOTAL (8 wkts, 38 overs) 139Did not bat: N GordonFall of wickets: 1-9, 2-21, 3-105, 4-107, 5-116, 6-116, 7-117, 8-118.Bowling: Nurse 6-0-35-2 (w8, nb2), Greaves 2-0-13-0 (w1), Currency 4-1-24-1 (w1), Benn 10-1-28-4 (w1), Chase 2-0-10-0 (w1), Smith 6-0-14-0, Carter 8-1-15-0.Result: Scorpions won by to wickets.Points: Scorpions 5, Pride 0.Man-of-the-Match: Sheldon Cottrell.Toss: Pride.Umpires: N Duguid, P Nero.
A 37-year-old bus driver has been found guilty at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin of the murder of Andrew Burns, who was shot dead in a church car park in County Donegal almost four years ago.Martin Kelly had pleaded not guilty but the three judges said he was guilty on the basis that he was part of a “joint enterprise”. Andrew Burns was shot twice in the back at Donnyloop near Castlefin by a gunman linked to the Real IRA on 12 February 2008. There was speculation that it was punishment shooting which went wrong.The trial heard that Kelly had admitted to gardaí that he knew a punishment beating or shooting of Mr Burns was planned. He brought him to the scene, witnessed the shooting, brought others away and helped dispose of the murder weapon – a revolver.The non-jury court found today that Kelly’s confessions were strongly supported by other evidence, in particular the evidence of the pathologist and ballistic evidence.He was remanded in custody for sentencing in January.BUS DRIVER GUILTY OF DONNYLOOP MURDER was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:man guilty of donegal murder
A fireman revealed how he found his dead nephew after being called to the scene of a head-on car crash which killed two young men in Fanad.Seamus McBride, 25, and PJ Crerand, 19 (pictured right) died following a horrific collision beside Mulroy Bridge.Both men were in separate cars traveling in opposite directions on the evening of May 24, 2010. Volunteer fireman Neil Doherty, from Carrigart, revealed how he was called to the crash and found his nephew Seamus McBride at the scene of the carnage.Mr Doherty was giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of the two men at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court today.Numerous witnesses said Mr McBride, of Glenkeo, Carrigart, was speeding in his Audi 80 car when the struck the car being driven by Damien Carr.Such was the impact that accident investigators heard how the Audi car was crushed to only half its size and its engine was completely thrown from the car.Locals who heard the crash rushed to the scene just before 8pm.One witness, George Adams from Rush in north Dublin, who was holidaying in the area, was fishing on the bridge when he heard a car speeding past him.“I actually shouted at him to slow down and the next minute I heard a pop,” he said.Two nurses, Pearl Scott and Grace Herrity who live locally, tried to assist both men who had been badly hurt.Seamus McBride was already dead and PJ Crerand, of Kilmacrennan Road, Milford, who had been screaming in pain, died a short time later.Damien Carr, who was driving the VW Golf in which PJ Crerand was a passenger, told his father Pat, who also gave evidence, that he could not get out of the way of the Audi car as it was coming straight for him.Mr Carr’s mother Mary, of Dunmore, Fanad, told the inquest she had passed the Audi moments before and noted that he would “kill someone” if he continued to drive that fast.Garda forensics collision investigator Kevin Giles said there was no brakemarks from the Audi car and said he was satisfied it crossed onto the wrong side of the road.Mr McBride was killed instantly while Mr Crerand died moments later at the scene.Pathologist Dr Katriona Dillon said Seamus McBride suffered multiple injuries and death was as a result of those injuries sustained in a traffic accident.She also revealed that tests had shown that McBride, who was due to go fishing on a boat that evening, was intoxicated at the time of the crash.Dr Dillon said PJ Crerand had also suffered multiple injuries and died as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.The jury of three men and three women returned a verdict of accidental death as a result multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in the case of Seamus McBride.They returned the same verdict in the case of PJ Crerand.FIREMAN FOUND NEPHEW DEAD AT SCENE OF HORRIFIC CRASH WHICH KILLED TWO was last modified: September 27th, 2012 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:crashFanadinquestMulroy BridgePJ CrerandSeamus McBride