Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:40:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nmsbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-54-150x150.png Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ 32 32 French coach says he knows Socceroos players ‘very well’ – FTBL https://nmsbaseball.com/french-coach-says-he-knows-socceroos-players-very-well-ftbl/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:02:06 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/french-coach-says-he-knows-socceroos-players-very-well-ftbl/ French coach Didier Deschamps says he knows the Australian players well. And he knows they won’t be child’s play in their World Cup opener in Qatar on Tuesday night (Wednesday 0600 AEDT). But the nerves? A trepidation in the French camp? “There is no apprehension,” Deschamps told reporters. “There is no anxiety or anything. Everyone […]]]>

French coach Didier Deschamps says he knows the Australian players well.

And he knows they won’t be child’s play in their World Cup opener in Qatar on Tuesday night (Wednesday 0600 AEDT).

But the nerves? A trepidation in the French camp?

“There is no apprehension,” Deschamps told reporters.

“There is no anxiety or anything. Everyone is calm. There are cool heads.

“We know Australia will give us our money’s worth…we don’t count our chickens until they’ve hatched.

“We know our three opponents in front of us, we know Australia very well.”

Deschamps has swept away the curse of the defending champions: at the last three World Cups, the defending champion has not managed to get out of his group.

“It’s based on statistics, probabilities, facts,” he said.

“But I think each team has taken their own journey to get to where they are today.

“It’s up to us to have a squad that is aware of the goal of the first game.

“We are not going to think about what could have been, what is important is to focus on the first game against Australia.

“Everything that was before is on the sidelines now. There are analyzes that can be done, do with it what you want, but we will be ready.”

Deschamps, who oversaw the France national team for a decade, was also not worried about the spate of injuries that plagued his side.

Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema was ruled out after arriving in Doha, joining esteemed figures Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunku in missing the cup through injury.

“It’s full steam ahead with the squad we have at our disposal,” he said.

“Less ambition and less desire to do everything to get to the end? I don’t think so.

“My options have changed. But I already had different options open to me and different possibilities for my training and that remains the case.”

Injuries will force France to field a team with less experience but still with strong leadership, he said.

“We have enough players who are able to stimulate, to push others forward, to speak in the locker room, on the pitch, on the sidelines,” he said.

“But there are other types of leadership, it’s not just about talking – if it’s about talking to blow hot air, then it’s not really worth it.

“It’s important that every player is a leader in his position and then we’ll see what he’s made of on the pitch.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day, it can’t be done overnight. But we have exactly what we need.”

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Otto Addo faces 10 questions as his unpredictable Ghana lands in Qatar https://nmsbaseball.com/otto-addo-faces-10-questions-as-his-unpredictable-ghana-lands-in-qatar/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:43:48 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/otto-addo-faces-10-questions-as-his-unpredictable-ghana-lands-in-qatar/ The two goals in the space of four minutes in the second half were not against the run of play; they were fully deserved against a strong Nati side that included Premier League stars Granit Xhaka, Manuel Akanji, Denis Zakaria, as well as top Bundesliga goalkeeper Jan Sommer. For a while – the first quarter […]]]>

The two goals in the space of four minutes in the second half were not against the run of play; they were fully deserved against a strong Nati side that included Premier League stars Granit Xhaka, Manuel Akanji, Denis Zakaria, as well as top Bundesliga goalkeeper Jan Sommer. For a while – the first quarter of an hour, in fact – the West Africans did next to nothing. Switzerland passed the ball, making holes and trying to make sense of things. And that’s where we can start our observations of that Ghana team that won the game.

IS ATI-ZIGI THE NO. 1?

Generally unpopular with fans, Lawrence Ati-Zigi has struggled to impress his compatriots since his national team debut in 2018 against Iceland. It’s unclear where this bad keeper reputation comes from, as nothing he does seems good enough. In that friendly, he made no saves and conceded none (because he didn’t have to), made a high claim, four clearances, 16/24 accurate passes and 8 /16 long balls. These numbers might not mean anything to the layman, but SuperSport understands that the technical team are happy with their ability to launch attacks and their comfort with the ball.

The biggest clue to this feeling came from the coach, Otto Addo, post-match: “We knew Zigi was good and he did well today. He plays regularly in Switzerland and gets very, very good comments after every game. We are monitoring him so there was no concern. Expect him to start against Portugal.

SAMED AND ELISHA OFFER A PARTY CONTEST?

That Thomas Partey is a world-class midfielder has never been in doubt. That he didn’t have the Rolls Royce of a Ghanaian defensive midfield partner is also beyond doubt. Against the Swiss, Partey was not featured, as he watched Abdul Salis Samed beginnings and Elisha Owusu earn a second hat in style.

Samed, in particular, has justified the hype around him from sports journalists and seasoned Ligue 1 watchers over the past two months. He had 61 touches, 92% accurate passing, completed four of five long balls, one interception, four tackles and won five ground duels. Far from statistics, he was fluid, just like Owusu by his side. They were so calm that at the end of the game there were, once again, suggestions not to play Partey as a defensive midfielder against Portugal. The problem with that is that when Partey is deployed in an advanced role for his national team, he has rarely shone. The selection headaches have really arrived.

NOBODY KNOWS GHANA’S STRONGEST XI YET?

It is precisely these headaches that have plagued Addo since he took office in February. The starting lineup at Zayed Sports Center was another game the 47-year-old didn’t repeat the same formation in back-to-back games. Featured Thursday’s 4-2-3-1 Jordan Ayew on the left wing, Ghana Premier League star Afriyie Barnieh on the right (it was electric during the day) and Andre Ayew sandwiched between them. Inaki Williams was alone in front. It’s a line-up few outside the squad would have predicted, giving credence to suggestions that this Black Stars squad could be overloaded with talent – and that’s no bad thing.

THE DEEPEST WORLD CUP TEAM TO DATE?

The World Cup squads of 2006, 2010 and 2014 were more or less good, this is the first time they have entered the world showpiece with two decent players available for each position. As has been said here before, individually this Ghana team is stacked; putting them together is the problem. On this occasion, Addo passed the test.

The team that beat Switzerland suggests Ghana may not need their strongest team at the World Cup all the time; the most effective may suffice. Indeed, a close look at this team suggests the possibility of fielding two decent formations with ease. Not bad. All they need is to gel.

WHY IS GHANA SO UNPREDICTABLE?

A direct consequence of the diversity of talent on a roster is that Ghana can easily name different starters to achieve different goals. It will take time, but against the Swiss something clicked.

Have the Europeans released the pedal? No, it won’t be doing the Black Stars any favors, who were pressing well, had better XG (0.9 – 0.7), more shots (11-7) and shots on target (6-0). That same Black Stars had stinks against Brazil and Nicaragua in September.

Beating Switzerland was important because: they arrive in Qatar undefeated in Euro qualifiers, while Ghana worked hard to get there. Switzerland, with a strong core, have steadily improved over the past decade: reaching the round of 16 in three consecutive tournaments before doing better at Euro 2020 by reaching the last eight a year ago; Ghana have withdrawn from a back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations

(Afcon) group stages for the first time – and begin a rebuild.

The challenge is to find out what worked and replicate it. Which of Ghana’s unpredictable sides will come up against Cristiano and co next Thursday? Which brings us to…

MONEY

They were there. To bring Kamaldeen Sulemana, Kofi Kyereh and Antoine Semenyo changed the tone of the game. Each made a difference – Kamaldeen’s dynamism, Kyereh’s vision, and Semenyo’s deadpan candor. Did the trio force themselves to reckon with their performance? You’d think so, before considering such good options as Kudus Mohammed (who didn’t even make the bench) and Partey, who didn’t get used.

If the Black Stars want flair, there are options. Vigor? Options are available. Rhythm? Also available. Effective ball users? Available.

RAHMAN CLOSE THE MANDEM

Speaking of efficiency, there are a few players on this team more ridiculed than Abdul Baba Rahman of Reading. The supreme irony is that he was the bright, shining prospect in that position a decade ago, only to suffer a career-threatening injury (in national service, mind you) that left him a rung below that he was meant to be.

“When you’ve had the kind of operations that my body has had for the last three years, it’s no surprise that I’m not the same player,” he told the TV show. Star Connect in October. Luckily for him, successive national team coaches gave him chances to gain confidence, sometimes with mediocre results. But against the Swiss, his running, defensive coverage, attacking momentum and passing were on point.

IÑAKI WARMS UP, BUT SLOWLY

Four times in his second half against Brazil in September, the Bilbao forward had brilliant runs and went unseen. Against Nicaragua, it happened at least three times. And against the Nati, twice in the first half.

But there are indications of a brewing of understanding. Kudus Mohammed admitted in an interview in October that “it’s normal for [that kind of understanding] take time because different players operate at different levels”, before insisting that “the agreement will come sooner than expected, however, because of the quality of the team”.

Fans fear, however, that for a Ghana side that managed just seven shots against Brazil, four against Nicaragua and now 11 against the Swiss, conversion has become more important than ever. Runners must be found when they move, as big chances will be rare against Group H opponents Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

GHANA MARKS FROM SETPIECES NOW?

A pleasant surprise it was. The least Ghanaian thing for many years is scoring those goals, but Addo said after the game that with more time to train the team could score more from set pieces. Admittedly, Mohammed Salisu’s first goal revealed the weakness of the Europeans’ defense, but credit goes to the Black Stars.

Another thing: Put Kofi Kyereh on those balls. Last November, earlier this year at the Afcon against Comoros, and now against Switzerland, the Freiburg midfielder delivered sharp balls from set pieces that led to goals. It’s not rocket science.

WILL REAL BLACK STARS STAND UP?

Beating Switzerland marked the Black Stars’ first victory over a FIFA top 15 team since 2006, when they beat the Czech Republic (ranked second at the time) and the United States (fourth) in the Cup of the world.

While such victories can create unreasonable expectations, they can also be the timely boost needed before a major battle. What matters is that the pedigree version of that team is counted in the tournament proper.

And you can watch it all live on the world-class coverage provided by SuperSport.

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Starc to return with new ball as Cummins ODI era begins https://nmsbaseball.com/starc-to-return-with-new-ball-as-cummins-odi-era-begins/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 07:50:46 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/starc-to-return-with-new-ball-as-cummins-odi-era-begins/ Pat Cummins will resist the temptation to take the new ball on his ODI captaincy debut against England tomorrow, and instead looks set to reunite Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood atop the limited bowling attack of Australia. While Australia will not decide their starting line-up for the opener of the three-game Dettol ODI series until […]]]>

Pat Cummins will resist the temptation to take the new ball on his ODI captaincy debut against England tomorrow, and instead looks set to reunite Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood atop the limited bowling attack of Australia.

While Australia will not decide their starting line-up for the opener of the three-game Dettol ODI series until tomorrow’s draw at Adelaide Oval, Cummins today confirmed that Starc will return to his traditional role as pitcher and would most likely share the new ball with Hazlewood.

It was Australia’s previous outing at Adelaide Oval – the T20 World Cup tie against Afghanistan less than two weeks ago – that saw Starc omitted from the starting XI in what turned out be the last game of the defending champions tournament.

Under former ODI captain Aaron Finch, whose withdrawal from the 50-over format earlier this year led to Cummins’ appointment, the Australia Test skipper has been regularly deployed as a first-in-the-head option change or sometimes second change with the white ball.

Now that he’s able to call the shots, Cummins joked that he would fight from either end of the Adelaide Oval offered long-limit protection for “the ten overs, whenever I want, that which is awesome” before conceding that Starc would return as the attacking leader.

“Mitchell Starc will definitely take the new ball, and probably Joshy too,” Cummins told reporters at Adelaide Oval ahead of tomorrow’s game against reigning world champions ODI and T20I.

“He’s fine, Starcy. He’s great on the side as he always is, really positive

“I hope he knows his value to us because he’s been fantastic, especially in one-day cricket.

“The last two World Cups (over 50) he’s been close to player of the tournament in both, so he’s a huge player for us.

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“And we have 15 Test matches that I’m sure he’ll be involved in just about every one of them.”

Cummins begins his captaincy while answering questions about Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign, in which they failed to reach the play-offs despite a lone loss to New Zealand in the first round.

But as England win the tournament, following their breakthrough success in the ODI format at the 2019 World Cup 50 away in the UK, critics have taken aim at the host nation’s decision to drop Starc in their final game in Super 12.

Cummins said the change in decision to reinstate Starc had as much to do with the different tactics involved in 20-year-old cricket as it was about acknowledging the left-hander’s jaw-dropping record as a new-ball bowler and of “death” in the 50 years and over. Game.

“I think in T20 you get very specific about the matches and the distribution of the pins,” Cummins said today.

“Here it’s a bit more of a gut feeling and hopefully he (Starc) can take the new ball, spin it around, and he’s got a few overs to play with as well.

“I think some of the comments (around Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign) were probably a bit dramatized.

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“If you look back, we only lost one game.

“We might not have played our best cricket, but if a few different things had come our way, we might still have been in the final, and it all goes from there.

“I think we’re a bit stung knowing we didn’t play our best, especially that first game against New Zealand and we made it difficult.

“But I feel like we’re a good team in any format, and hopefully we can show that here.”

Under normal circumstances, a rampant England ODI side would pose a serious challenge to any opponent, no matter what the prevailing conditions.

But with the start of the series just four days after England crowned their T20 World Cup triumph over Pakistan at the MCG and with those celebrations continuing until yesterday, they go into tomorrow’s game slightly underestimated, even neglected.

Captain Jos Buttler admitted as much today, noting that England will use the opportunity to face “as much as possible” players who have just made their way into the ODI squad who have not been part of the success of world Cup.

“It’s going to be a challenge, there’s no point… trying to say all the right things, that we’ll be at our best,” Buttler told reporters ahead of the final pre-match training session. of his team.

“We celebrated well. Wins like these don’t happen often in your careers.

“We’ve had a lot of fun over the past few days and really got it all figured out.

“But there are a few guys who come in fresh, and a few guys who haven’t had a lot of playing time in the World Cup and are desperate to make their mark, so I’m sure once we get through the line against Australia, we will be fully fired up.

“We’ll have to light up pretty quickly.”

Despite a polite ‘no’ when asked if England had chosen a starting line-up for tomorrow’s day-night game, Buttler confirmed he would be right to leave and didn’t need rest during the three-game series.

Cummins acknowledged that England had earned the right to indulge in some celebrations given the success of their World Cup campaign, and were wary of claiming any sort of pre-match advantage due to the introduction unusual from his opponents.

“They might be a little sleep deprived, but they’re part of the class,” he said.

“A few of their squad members for the ODIs weren’t in the T20s, so I’m sure it will create a bit of an impact.

“But they’re riding high so they’ll definitely be strong, even if they’re a bit tired.”

Buttler and famed members of England’s T20I squad aren’t the only players heading into tomorrow’s series opener on the back of less than optimal preparation.

Cummins only joined his teammates in Adelaide yesterday afternoon, after being brought down by a gastro-like ‘bug’ which saw him spend a few days bedridden in Sydney earlier this week.

But the new ODI skipper is starting his captaincy in fine form and adds that despite the disappointment of missing out on a World Cup final on home soil, his players have enjoyed a few days of rest and refreshment at home before gathering in Adelaide this week.

It also marks the resumption of the men’s international summer of bilateral matches, which also includes home NRMA Insurance Tests against the West Indies and South Africa before Cummins leads his Test squad on tours of India and in England, as well as the possibility of a Test World Championship final.

It was this daunting schedule, which he says represents “around 100 days of cricket for Australia over the next 12 months” that convinced him to give up his lucrative contract with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League l ‘next year.

“I really like playing in the IPL, and the team there in Kolkata, I’ve been with them for four or five years,” he said.

“But I think looking at the schedule it was quite an easy decision. There is so much Australian cricket.

“If we make the Test World Championship final, it’s 15 Test matches in the next six or seven months and then kick off the one-day World Cup (in India in 12 months).

“Not only do you want to be physically fresh, but as a captain you want to be as mentally fresh as possible to make better decisions when you need to.

“Right after the IPL there are six Test matches in England, hopefully we will make the final (of the Test Championship).

“I know I was totally exhausted after the last Ashes 2019 series, so I just want to make sure I go there as fresh as possible.”

Men’s Dettol ODI Series v England

Thursday, November 17: Adelaide Oval, 1.50pm

Saturday November 19: CGS, 2:20 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22: CWM, 2:20 p.m.

Australia ODI team: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

England ODI team: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood

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Kolkata Knight Riders sign Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans ahead of auction https://nmsbaseball.com/kolkata-knight-riders-sign-lockie-ferguson-and-rahmanullah-gurbaz-from-gujarat-titans-ahead-of-auction/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 06:10:37 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/kolkata-knight-riders-sign-lockie-ferguson-and-rahmanullah-gurbaz-from-gujarat-titans-ahead-of-auction/ Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have already started their preparations for the upcoming cash-rich league season. The Kolkata-based franchise has signed Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans ahead of the mini-auction which is expected to take place later this year. Ferguson joined KKR after a successful stint with the Titans in their […]]]>

Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have already started their preparations for the upcoming cash-rich league season. The Kolkata-based franchise has signed Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans ahead of the mini-auction which is expected to take place later this year.

Ferguson joined KKR after a successful stint with the Titans in their first season. He played a pivotal role in their winning campaign in IPL 2022 picking 12 scalps in 13 matches.

The Kiwi pacemaker has so far played 35 IPL matches in which he won 36 wickets. Last season he had the fastest delivery of the season.

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Meanwhile, Gurbaz was signed as Jason Roy’s replacement by the Gujarat Titans but he didn’t get the chance to make his debut.

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming TATA IPL 2023. He has played 13 games for Gujarat Titans and picked 12 wickets including a 4 wicket carry .”

“Kolkata Knight Riders have also traded Afghan wicket-striker Rahmanullah Gurbaz from the Gujarat Titans. He was included in the Gujarat Titans squad in the 2022 edition of the TATA IPL as a replacement for England striker Jason Roy but did not play any matches last season,” an IPL statement issued.

Previously, KKR appointed Chandrakant Pandit as their head coach. KKR parted ways with Brendon McCullum after last season as the former New Zealand wicketkeeper took over as head coach of the England Test team. Pandit guided Madhya Pradesh to Ranji Trophy triumph this year by beating 41-time Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai by six wickets in the summit clash to clinch their maiden title.

Meanwhile, they also appointed former Dutch cricketer Ryan Ten Doeschate as the franchise’s field coach.


Ten Doeschate, 42, who was part of KKR’s champion teams in 2012 and 2014, replaces James Foster, who was elevated to assistant manager.

“We are very happy to welcome Tendo to the KKR family in his role as a field coach. Tendo played an important role as a player from 2011 to 2014 and in the two championships that KKR won in 2012 and 2014 and has been a true supporter of KKR all these years,” said Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR.

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NZ vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022: Shadab Khan’s commissioning leaves Kiwis in shock; Throw sends Conway back to the clubhouse https://nmsbaseball.com/nz-vs-pak-t20-world-cup-2022-shadab-khans-commissioning-leaves-kiwis-in-shock-throw-sends-conway-back-to-the-clubhouse/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:32:54 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/nz-vs-pak-t20-world-cup-2022-shadab-khans-commissioning-leaves-kiwis-in-shock-throw-sends-conway-back-to-the-clubhouse/ NZ vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022: With New Zealand in the big semi-final, Pakistan got off to a good start and never let up. World Cup T20 best all-rounder Shadab Khan gave Pakistan the crucial breakthrough by sending Devon Conway back to the bench with a spectacular direct hit after Shaheen cleared opener Finn […]]]>

NZ vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022: With New Zealand in the big semi-final, Pakistan got off to a good start and never let up. World Cup T20 best all-rounder Shadab Khan gave Pakistan the crucial breakthrough by sending Devon Conway back to the bench with a spectacular direct hit after Shaheen cleared opener Finn Allen in the very first round.

On the last ball of New Zealand’s power play, Conway tried to steal a single. The dangerous New Zealand fly-half, however, didn’t seem to care about Shadab’s ability on the pitch. When the ball passed through the hands of Shadab Khan, he sent it back into the stumps and, as Conway did not dive, he ended up losing his wicket.

To read also: Shaheen Afridi: When the Pakistani star leader signed the Indian flag before the semi-final; Fans compare to stepfather Shahid

Pakistan’s fiercely paced attack put New Zealand on the defensive. With only 38 points in total at the end of the power play, New Zealand had also lost their first two games. Next, Mohammad Nawaz grabbed and beat top batsman Glenn Phillips. Team captain Kane Williason strove to act as an anchor at one end by developing his sleeves slowly and characteristically. At the end of the 16th, the Kiwis scored 116 with the loss of 3 wickets.

The winner of today’s match will earn a place in the prestigious T20 World Cup 2022 final.

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Keegan Petersen injures hamstring in CSA T20 Challenge final, could be doubt for Australian tour https://nmsbaseball.com/keegan-petersen-injures-hamstring-in-csa-t20-challenge-final-could-be-doubt-for-australian-tour/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 16:38:50 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/keegan-petersen-injures-hamstring-in-csa-t20-challenge-final-could-be-doubt-for-australian-tour/ Petersen lined up on the deep square boundary in the Titans’ sixth inning and sprinted to the deep midwicket to cut a film from Theunis de Bruyn. He prevented the boundary but went down immediately, clutching his left hamstring and grimacing. He was taken off the field and left the ground in an ambulance. Earlier, […]]]>

Petersen lined up on the deep square boundary in the Titans’ sixth inning and sprinted to the deep midwicket to cut a film from Theunis de Bruyn. He prevented the boundary but went down immediately, clutching his left hamstring and grimacing. He was taken off the field and left the ground in an ambulance.

Earlier, Petersen scored a 51-ball 63 and added 115 for the second wicket with JJ Smuts as the Dolphins set the Titans a target of 163.

South Africa’s three-match test tour of Australia begins on December 17. The first round of South Africa’s domestic red ball games begin later this week, although the Dolphins are only due to play their opener from November 17. There will be three rounds of matches before the Test team departs for Australia, and those matches would have been vital for Petersen, who had a poor England tour. Petersen has scored just 122 runs in five innings at 24:40 in England, and is still without a Test century after ten matches.

If Petersen is unavailable for the Australian Tests, South Africa will need a replacement at No.3. Rassie van der Dussen, who broke his right index finger in the second Test in England, is expected to be fit and could fit into the role. South Africa’s stick will also be bolstered by Temba Bavuma, who missed the England tour with an elbow injury, and they have replacement options in Ryan Rickelton and Khaya Zondo.

The series will be the team’s first international commitment after the Mark Boucher era. Boucher resigned as head coach to take on a role with the Mumbai Indians. Malibongwe Maketa has been appointed as interim coach to lead South Africa to Australia.

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Western People – County Council chiefs unhappy with Croke Park proposal https://nmsbaseball.com/western-people-county-council-chiefs-unhappy-with-croke-park-proposal/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 00:04:07 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/western-people-county-council-chiefs-unhappy-with-croke-park-proposal/ By Mark Higgins County Council Secretary Dermot Butler has accused Croke Park of ‘putting a gun to clubs’ heads’ over the potential reclassification of underage club competitions. During a debate on whether minor club championships should remain at unequal age levels (under 13, under 15 and under 17) or return to age levels peers (under […]]]>

By Mark Higgins

County Council Secretary Dermot Butler has accused Croke Park of ‘putting a gun to clubs’ heads’ over the potential reclassification of underage club competitions.

During a debate on whether minor club championships should remain at unequal age levels (under 13, under 15 and under 17) or return to age levels peers (under 14, under 16 and under 18), Butler said. that the recommendations coming out of Croke Park did not take into account the problems faced by small clubs and rural clubs in forming teams at adult level.

Central Council delegate Paddy McNicholas presented the delegates with the recommendations that have been sent to counties by GAA headquarters. Croke Park asked counties to express their preference for keeping primary grades for minors at unequal ages or returning to even ages, from 2024.

However, Croke Park’s proposal that would allow a return to even ages comes with a stipulation that if players play minor football for their clubs at under-18 level, they would not be eligible to play at level. adults for their club in the same year, i.e. the Under 18s would be ‘decoupled’ from adult competition.

Chairman Seamus Tuohy told delegates the task force set up by Croke Park to look into the issue was “overwhelmingly” in favor of keeping in unequal age brackets.

Mayo GAA Bord na nÓg chairman Daithí Gallagher told delegates that a poll recently sent out by Bord na nÓg revealed a strong preference among clubs for a return to equal age brackets.

The survey, which asked clubs to indicate a direct preference for uneven or even-numbered age groups, was answered by 36 Mayo clubs, with 94% of respondents expressing a preference for even-numbered age groups.

A second survey was then issued to clubs by Bord na nÓg in light of Croke Park’s recommendations, asking clubs to express a preference between the two options set out – staying at unequal age grades or returning to age grades. equal ages with uncoupled under-18s. adult soccer.

Gallagher said 66% of respondents were in favor of decoupled even age classes.

“The evidence is still very clear,” Gallagher said. “Clubs would prefer an option without stipulation, and that we govern the competitions ourselves and decide who is eligible to play in our competitions and who is not.

“We don’t want a scenario where there’s too much crossover between adult and underage football for the 18-year-old. Right now we know there’s a huge gap there.

“We haven’t provided enough competition for the 18-year-old. But it’s important that we return to Croke Park with that proof from the clubs,” continued Gallagher.

He went on to say that Bord na nÓg’s preferred option would be to hold an Under-18 league competition early in the year, to be completed before the state exams in June. An Under-18 Championship would then be held after the Leaving Cert, to be concluded before the start of the Adult Championships later in the summer.

Secretary Dermot Butler said the decoupled same-age option as set out by Croke Park would put enormous pressure on smaller clubs.

Mayo GAA secretary Dermot Butler described Croke Park’s approach to the reclassification of minors as “bad, very bad”.

“It seems to me that Croke Park wanted everyone to go to odd numbers, 13, 15, 17. And when that didn’t work out, and they realized that clubs and counties wanted to go back to brackets of even-aged, there was this caveat, gun to head, that if we go back to even-aged brackets, your 18-year-olds won’t be playing senior football, which is wrong, very wrong.

McNicholas said Croke Park’s logic focuses on preventing the situation in which 18-year-olds are answerable to up to three different managers at once; a manager under the age of 18, a senior manager and, when they return to school in September, a school principal.

Butler responded that while this approach makes sense for large, urban clubs with many members, it doesn’t work for smaller clubs.

“Rural clubs in this county are struggling,” he said.

“If their 18-year-olds aren’t allowed to play with their senior team, well, they’ll fold. That’s not what the GAA wants.

Assistant Treasurer Michael Diskin pointed to what he called “hypocrisy” in the options offered by Croke Park. He said under Croke Park’s option that would see underage grades remain unchanged at unequal ages, 18-year-olds will be free to play at adult level without restriction.

“(Croke Park) only worry about (18-year-old players) when it relates to their own proposal,” Diskin said.

“But they don’t care if it’s not related to their own proposal.”

It has been agreed that the Bord na nÓg will return to the clubs and present them with a choice of three options – unequal ages, decoupled even ages or even ages without stipulations – to get a fuller picture of the clubs preferences before returning. to Croke Park with an answer.

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Notre Dame Game Players Win Syracuse https://nmsbaseball.com/notre-dame-game-players-win-syracuse/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/notre-dame-game-players-win-syracuse/ Notre Dame (5-3) earned its best team all-around win of the season when it went on the road and blasted Syracuse 41-24. The Orange came into the game 16th in the country, but the Irish were clearly the better side yesterday. The nature of all-around victory led me to decide to distribute the game balls […]]]>

Notre Dame (5-3) earned its best team all-around win of the season when it went on the road and blasted Syracuse 41-24. The Orange came into the game 16th in the country, but the Irish were clearly the better side yesterday.

The nature of all-around victory led me to decide to distribute the game balls in a different way. Normally I choose one player on each side of the ball, but there were two units that deserved the game balls, and for different reasons.

Let’s talk about the players of the Irish in the victory against Syracuse.

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Husqvarna will take part in Moto2 and Moto3 action from 2023 https://nmsbaseball.com/husqvarna-will-take-part-in-moto2-and-moto3-action-from-2023/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 12:42:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/husqvarna-will-take-part-in-moto2-and-moto3-action-from-2023/ The Pierer Mobility Group is one of the most established umbrella companies in the world of racing. All of the group’s motorcycle companies have made a name for themselves in the racing world. KTM, of course, is the most popular, with its roots going back decades in the off-road world. The same goes for Husqvarna […]]]>

The Pierer Mobility Group is one of the most established umbrella companies in the world of racing. All of the group’s motorcycle companies have made a name for themselves in the racing world. KTM, of course, is the most popular, with its roots going back decades in the off-road world. The same goes for Husqvarna and GasGas, who are also established players in the world of off-road racing.

In recent years, KTM has entered the world of road racing, specifically MotoGP. Soon after, GasGas followed suit in Moto3 and is set to enter the circuit in the Moto2 class in 2022. Husqvarna has also been a player for some time now with the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing team. Now Husqvarna has just announced that it will field additional teams in Moto3 and Moto2. From 2023, the “Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP” team seeks to be a force to be reckoned with in the Moto3 and Moto2 sphere. As the name suggests, Liqui Moly, Intact GP and Husqvarna have all joined forces to make this a reality.

Ayumu Sasaki will ride for the new Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Moto3 team, which will be managed by current GP team manager Peter Öttl. Sasaki, who is 22, has had an exceptional 2022 season in the FR 250 GP so far, winning races in the Netherlands and Austria and finishing on the podium six times. The Japanese rider is competing to finish in the top three of the Moto3 standings. Meanwhile Collin Veijer, who is only 17, is in contention for the 2022 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup championship title. In 2023, the Dutch teenager will contest his first Grand Prix.

Husqvarna will take part in Moto2 and Moto3 action from 2023

On the Moto2 side, Team Manager Jürgen Lingg will take the helm, while Darryn Binder and Lukas Tulovic will race for the team. Binder, who is only 24, has won the Moto3 championship and will soon complete a respectable debut season in the top division. He had a reputation for jumping straight from Moto3 to MotoGP, but now he’s returning to Moto2, where he hopes to show he’s even more competitive. Tulovic, a 22-year-old German, has competed in recent MotoE events and was recently crowned Moto2 European Champion for the Liqui Moly Intact GP Junior team.

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Four South Callaway softball players make all-district teams https://nmsbaseball.com/four-south-callaway-softball-players-make-all-district-teams/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 09:25:58 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/four-south-callaway-softball-players-make-all-district-teams/ The MSHSAA announced the District 3 Class 2 softball teams for all districts on Tuesday; four South Callaway players were included. McKenzie Laughlin of the Lady Bulldogs made the first team as a pitcher; she also made the second team conference. In the circle, Laughlin had 13 wins and 137 strikeouts. At plate, she had […]]]>

The MSHSAA announced the District 3 Class 2 softball teams for all districts on Tuesday; four South Callaway players were included.

McKenzie Laughlin of the Lady Bulldogs made the first team as a pitcher; she also made the second team conference. In the circle, Laughlin had 13 wins and 137 strikeouts. At plate, she had three home runs (team leader) and 21 RBIs (team leader). On the field, she had a field percentage of .979.

South Callaway’s Reagan Arrowood was selected to the first team as a receiver; she also made the second team conference. At the plate, Arrowood recorded a .405 batting average, 34 hits, two homers and 20 RBIs. On the field, she knocked out 29% of base stealers and had a .994 field percentage.

Abbi Patrick of the Lady Bulldogs made the first team as an infielder; she also made the entire first-team conference. At plate, Patrick recorded a .456 batting average (third-best in the Show-Me conference) and 36 hits (team leader). As a baserunner, she stole 29 bases (Show-Me Conference leader). Patrick is committed to playing softball at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa.

South Callaway’s Alaney Miller made the second-team all-district. At the plate, Miller recorded a .364 batting average, 28 hits, seven doubles and 20 RBIs.

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