first_imgJamaica Scorpions’ top-order batsman, Andre McCarthy, has listed application as one of the primary reasons behind his maiden one-day century in the WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. Entering the fray with Jamaica in a delicate position of 61 for three against ICC Americas – after electing to bat – the 28-year-old McCarthy went on hit 118. His knock, which was the cornerstone of Jamaica’s 260 for eight, included four sixes and 11 fours. ICC Americas, a guest team in the three-week tournament, were then bowled out for 76. “I’ve always said I wanted a hundred and, thankfully, it came in the second game of the tournament,” said McCarthy. “It was a matter of application, adjusting to the team situation and playing within the team plan. “Jamaica was in a tight position as the Americas seamers were bowling well. I had to therefore try and fight out the seamers and, hopefully, when they came back capitalise, and that’s what I did,” he explained. The innings, which propelled McCarthy to the Player-of-the-Match award, was his second career hundred, after scoring 121 away to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the WICB First-Class Tournament late last year. That game was also played in Trinidad, and although describing the pitches in the twin-island republic as difficult to play on, he says he hopes to continue scoring runs. “The wickets in Trinidad are very difficult to score fast and bat on,” he quipped. “But I like to consider myself as a fighting batsman, and the hope is that I will continue to do well.” Jamaica Scorpions, second in Group C on five points after also scoring a bonus point against the Americas, will today play third-place Barbados Pride (four points) at Queen’s Park Oval in their third of six first-round fixtures. SEMIS Leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the meantime, are two from two on 10 points and will play the Americas at Shaw Park. The group winners and runners-up will progress to the semi-finals. “They (Barbados) are a good team and always difficult to beat,” stated McCarthy. “However, we have a good team as well and just have to turn up with our ‘A’ game and work hard.” Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Sheldon Cottrell, Trevon Griffith, Nicholson Gordon, Jermaine Harrison, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Tamar Lambert, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Aldaine Thomas, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas. Barbados Pride: Kevin Stoute (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chasem Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummins, Dane Currency, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Mario Rampersaud, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kenroy Williams.last_img read more

first_imgMEMBERS of St Eunan’s GAA club have appointed Kieran Ryan and Johnathon Scanlon to manage their senior team this year.Kieran is a stalwart of the treble team of 07-09 and Johnathon is a former player and ex-Donegal panellist and former manager of Termon and Downings.In a vote, they narrowly defeated the other candidate Eamonn O’Boyle, who had let the club to two of their three treble successes. The Ryan/Scanlon partnership takes over from Charlie Mulgrew.ST EUNAN’S APPOINT NEW TEAM BOSSES was last modified: January 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Sulc, Ohio State University ExtensionI’ve been hearing more reports from around the state of winter injured forage stands, especially in alfalfa. The saturated soil during much of the winter took its toll, with winter heaving being quite severe in many areas of the state. So, what should be done in these injured stands?The first step is to assess how extensive and serious is the damage. Review the CORN issue of the week of April 2, https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand-health).If the damage is extensive and throughout the entire field, it usually is best to destroy the stand, rotate out, and plant an emergency forage. In these cases, corn silage is the number one choice for an annual forage in terms of yield and nutritive value. But corn silage won’t be an option in some situations. Forage might be needed before corn silage can be ready, or the equipment and storage infrastructure is not available.Other acceptable short-season forage options include spring oat, spring triticale, spring barley, and Italian ryegrass planted as soon as possible now in early spring and harvested at the proper stage of maturity this summer. For more details on these species, see the Ohio Agronomy Guide and a related article in the latest issue of Buckeye Dairy News (https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms).Other options, particularly for beef cattle or sheep, include the brassicas. When planting in late May and June, the summer annual grasses will do better, such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudan, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff.If the forage stand is damaged, but still salvageable, here are a few suggestions to increase forage production this year and longer term that I’ve adapted from an article by my colleague Bruce Anderson, the University of Nebraska Forage Extension Specialist:For fields planted last year, try to interseed this spring to thicken up the thin spots. Even in alfalfa, autotoxicity is not a problem until after stands are more than one year old.For older fields, autotoxicity and other problems make interseeding alfalfa risky. But in other species interseeding is still possible, and older alfalfa stands can also be interseeded with species other than alfalfa. Consider adding red clover for longer term stands, or if shorter term production of legume is desirable for this year, consider interseeding crimson clover or berseem clover (they will not do much after this year though). Annuals like oats and Italian ryegrass can be interseeded right away; or plant summer annual grasses right after the first cutting. Italian ryegrass planted now will establish rapidly and will continue to produce all year and might even continue into next spring. Oats will produce only a single cutting. Perennials like orchardgrass, festulolium, meadow fescue, and red clover can bring long-term help but won’t add much to this year’s production. If you do interseed damaged stands, the competition by the surviving plants for sunlight could be a serious threat to success. It only takes about one week of shading by a full canopy to kill seedlings below. About the only way to open up that canopy once it develops is to harvest extra early. This will lower first harvest yield and may further weaken already stressed plants. But it’s the only way to get enough sunlight to the new seedlings.In some situations, it might be better to wait until late summer to interseed damaged stands (this of course doesn’t help forage supplies this year though). Forage cut in late August or early September regrows more slowly than in spring, thus causing less competition. Interseeding right after that last harvest has a better chance of succeeding, provided adequate moisture is available.Winter injury has reduced stands and will reduce forage production in many forage fields this year. Make a careful assessment of the existing stand, but then act quickly and properly to minimize long-term losses.last_img read more