ARAB TIMES, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011 SPORTS 47 Ireland crash to five wickets defeat ‘Phenomenal’ Berrington sees Scots to shock win EDINBURGH, July 13, (AFP): Berrington and Davey revived a Cup in India earlier this year with “You have to give credit to the Extras (lb9, w7) . . . . . . . . . . . .16 R. Berrington c Dockrell b Mooney Scotland captain Gordon Drummond chase that was fading after openers batsman Kevin O’Brien hitting the way Scotland played but I thought Total (8 wkts, 50 overs) . . . . .320 56 saluted the “phenomenal” perform- Kyle Coetzer (89) and Fraser fastest-ever hundred in the tourna- we were a wee bit sloppy in the Did not bat: G Dockrell S. Sharif not out . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 ance of Richie Berrington after the Watts (54) had laid a solid founda- ment’s history. field, as we have been before this Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Porterfield), Extras (b7, lb11, w4, nb2) . . . .24 batsman’s whirlwind 56 saw the team tion. But on Tuesday he was brilliantly summer. 2-182 (Stirling), 3-267 (Poynter), 4- Totakl (5 wkts, 48.3 overs) . . .323 to a shock five-wicket win over Drummond said: “That’s the thing caught for nought. “We had an intense fielding ses- 267 (O’Brien), 5-271 (Cusack), 6- Did not bat: M Haq, G Ireland here on Tuesday. - all our batters are in touch at the However, Ireland captain William sion on Sunday and I don’t know 281 (Mooney), 7-309 (Wilson), 8- Drummond, G Maiden, G Goudie Berrington hit sixes in just 23 balls Porterfield said it was his side’s field- why it didn’t click today.” 319 (Johnston) Fall of wickets: 1-129 (Watts), 2- at the crease before Josh Davey, his ing that had cost them dear in their Bowling: Drummond 6-1-34-0 181 (Coetzer), 3-197 (MacLeod,), CRICKET Scoreboard (1w); Sharif 7-0-44-1; Goudie 5-0- 4-232 (Mommsen), 5-313 middle-order partner, struck the win- second and last match of this triangu- IRELAND 33-0 (1w); Davey 7-1-41-3 (1w); (Berrington) ning boundary top finish on 50 not lar series following Monday’s total W. Porterfield c Coezter b Davey 21 Berrington 7-0-53-0 (1w); Haq 10-0- Bowling: Rankin 9-0-74-2 (2w); out as Scotland made 323 for five minute, they have all been scoring wash-out against World Cup finalists P. Stirling c Berrington b Haq .113 49-1; Coetzer 3-0-31-0 (2w); Johnston 9-0-60-0 (2nb); Mooney with nine balls to spare in reply to heavily in club cricket and regional Sri Lanka. A. Cusack c Goudie b Sharif . .71 Mommsen 5-0-26-3 (1w) 4.3-0-37-1; Stirling 9-0-38-0 (1w); World Cup giantkillers Ireland’s 320 games. “We got a score that was defend- A. Poynter lbw b Mommsen . . .51 SCOTLAND Dockrell 10-0-58-2 (1w); Cusack 5- for eight. “Apart from big Boyd (Rankin), able, although it wasn’t as strong as K. O’Brien c Haq b Mommsen . .0 F. Watts lbw b Dockrell . . . . . . .54 0-26-0; White 2-0-12-0 “It’s a remarkable innings, phe- their bowling is a much of a much- we would have liked going into the G. Wilson b Davey . . . . . . . . . .22 K. Coetzer b Rankin . . . . . . . . .89 Result: Scotland won by five nomenal. When he went in, it was do ness with ours. last 10 overs,” said Porterfield. J. Mooney b Mommsen . . . . . . .5 C. MacLeod c Wilson b Rankin 29 wickets or die, we needed that impetus,” “So we thought we could definite- “Any time you get over 300 it’s a T. Johnston c MacLeod b Davey17 J. Davey not out . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Toss: Scotland Drummond said of Berrington’s bat- ly chase this down with the pretty good total, but we didn’t exe- A. White not out . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 P. Mommsen c Johnston b Dockrell Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) ting effort. Ireland beat England at the World cute it well. B. Rankin not out . . . . . . . . . . . .0 20 and Ian Ramage (SCO) Several veterans struggle on the range Best of the Rest Bernardo narrowly misses top spot Bryant hails Yao: Kobe Bryant on Wednesday hailed fellow NBA super- star Yao Ming for the Chinese giant’s contribution to basketball amid reports the Houston Rockets centre would soon retire. Continued from Page 46 Los Angeles Lakers guard Bryant, The “brilliant” gunslingers who in the Philippine capital on the first failed to hold on to their places in the stop of a three-nation Asian tour, said he had not heard from Yao about his “Men’s line up” were Abdullah Al supposed retirement but said the 30- Kandari, Hamad Al Mansoor, year-old’s legacy to the sport was Romano Marcelino, FAST enormous. Tournament Director Chris Veitch and “His contributions to the NBA can- David Bridges while FAST Adviser not be overstated. He is such a huge Danny San Juan and Bill Blumenthal man and on top of that, he is a phe- were the two veteran shooters who nomenal player,” Bryant, 32, told reporters. continued to stay in the “Magnificent “We were talking about his injuries 7” this week. They were joined by but when he was playing and he was Omar Ansari, FAST Tournament healthy he was dominant in the NBA,” Director Lambert Bernardo, “El said Bryant, a five-time NBA title win- Presidente” Manny Cornelio, Issam ner himself. Ibrahim and FAST Assistant Secretary The 2.29-metre (7ft 6in) Yao, the first Asian superstar of the National Cesar Isidro. Al Mansoor and Basketball Association, is reported to Marcelino lost their places because have told the Rockets and the NBA they were missing from the range this that he had retired after injuries limit- week. ed his playing in the past two seasons. While some of the top shooters His groundbreaking eight-season were vying for a place in the David Bridges Ian Anderson career in the NBA helped the global growth of basketball and made him “Magnificent7”, Chris Veitch — one of China’s most famous exports. FAST Tournament Director and one Yao’s agent in China told reporters of the Three Musketeers— appeared the player would make an announce- to have been out shopping early for ment in his home city of Shanghai on his holidays and looked tired by the July 20, fuelling speculation in time his turn came to go over the China’s media that he would formally announce his retirement then. (AFP) range. Veitch took 50.71 seconds to finish ❑ ❑ ❑ the course while getting 12 Alpha, 6 Timberwolves sack Rambis: Charlie and 2 misses for a 1.1438 hit Minnesota relieved head coach Kurt factor. He was more tired by the time Rambis of his duties on Tuesday after two years guiding the Timberwolves. the lights went out at the range Rambis had the worst record in the because he kept looking for the place National Basketball Association last the missed bullets might have landed season with just 17 wins. The and as he could not pinpoint the loca- Timberwolves won just 15 games the tion the other gunmen were of the year before. opinion the projectiles might have “People can argue about this should have happened and that should’ve hap- gone into orbit especially since the US pened, but I think collectively we felt has now cut down on its space pro- that we were doing the right thing in gram. terms of the way we approached it,” While Veitch was looking for the team president David Kahn said. lost bullets he noticed Abdullah Al Matthew Caswell Richard Swan Kahn hired Rambis in 2009 to turn Kandari doing the same but for double around one of the league’s struggling the number. Al Kandari had initiated franchises. But Rambis went 32-132 in his two seasons, including a league- the evening’s event and it seemed to worst 17-65 in 2010-11. be holding no hidden demons when Rambis spent 10 seasons as an his name was picked to have the first assistant coach with the Los Angeles go. Lakers before joining the ‘Wolves. Al Kandari was confident of doing He helped the Lakers to NBA titles well when he started the run to claim in 2002 and 2009. (AFP) the best time of the evening as he fin- ❑ ❑ ❑ ished his shoot in only 36.01 seconds Selig defends Jeter: Major but he seemed to have sacrificed accu- League Baseball commissioner Bud racy for speed because he missed 4 Selig defended Derek Jeter’s decision to skip the all-star game on Tuesday shots which is not his norm. saying the New York Yankees captain These misses proved costly as they has paid his dues. not only pulled him out of men’s line- Major League Baseball’s 2011 all- up but also affected his hit factor as he star game has been hit with a mass managed only a 1.1108 average while exodus of players as a half dozen play- the rest of his bullets brought him 16 ers pulled out on the weekend bringing Alpha. the total of no shows to at least 16. Jeter came off the disabled list last Al Kandari remained undaunted week but looked pretty good on and stepped up to the course for a sec- Saturday, going five-for-five at the ond time and this time he was much plate to get his milestone career better as he achieved a 1.7058 hit fac- Faruk Mujawar Mohammad Al Ali 3,000th hit. Jeter said he needed to rest tor based on 15 Alpha, 3 Charlie and 2 because of the calf injury that had misses in 37.52 seconds but this failed sidelined him. for a 0.8523 hit factor based on 8 counted towards the competition. He tom of the table when it took him 50.21 appearance at the range due to work, “There isn’t a player that I’m more to improve his position as second Alpha, 1 Bravo, 6 Charlie and 2 Delta. finished the shoot in 76.36 seconds for seconds to complete the course but it Oscar Cordova found out that absence proud of in the last 15 years than attempts are not counted towards the After over 6 months of absence from a 0.6548 hit factor based on 8 Alpha, 2 was not the fault of his feet because from the weekly shoots does leave the Derek Jeter. He has played the game competition. the country due to call of duty, Erick Bravo, 8 Charlie and 2 misses. both this magazines got stuck in the shooting arms unsteady as he missed like it should be played,” Selig said. David Bridges, a veteran shooter Elizondo made sure that he took the FAST Tournament Director Raja holster. Finally, when he was able to 5 shots although he was still able to “He’s even been a better human who seems to be taking a roller-coast- day off Tuesday evening to once again being off the field, as great as he is on Sulaiman, who made sure to be on the load the gun he filled all the alphabets put the rest of the bullets in 9 Alpha, 4 the field. So any concerns I keep hear- er ride after collecting five trophies be with his beloved FAST family. range early to set up the course so that in the targets to collect 6 Alpha, 8 Charlie and 2 Delta in 57.39 seconds ing about Derek Jeter isn’t here. I this season, had a “head-shot” game Once back he showed that he had not the gunslingers enjoy the fruit of his Bravo, 2 Charlie and 1 Delta while for a 0.1568 hit factor respect that. And I must tell you, I plan which seemed to be working well misplaced his shooting arm as he com- labor and enhance their skills, once missing 3 shots for a 0.6174 hit factor. On the other hand, shooting out of the think I’d have made the same decision except for the fact that there was only piled a 0.7735 hit factor composed of 8 again failed to master his own cre- After a relaxing holiday, competition was Eric Ragma, one of the that Derek Jeter did. So any suggestion a thin line that separated the Alpha Alpha, 6 Charlie and 3 Delta while ation. Mohammad Al Ali was back on the finest Range Officers in the arena. to the contrary, Derek Jeter has and Bravo spots. missing 3 shots in 40.08 seconds. brought to this sport great pride. He’s Sulaiman was not troubled at all by range and 2nd in line to go over the Ragma showed how things are done by become a role model, earned it and is On checking the targets, it was Erick took to the course for a sec- the result as he knew that he had pro- course. He finished in 60.15 seconds gathering a 2.1439 hit factor based on found that Bridges’ bullets had landed still earning it.” (AFP) ond time and as he was aware that this vided the FAST members with a chal- for a 0.4988 hit factor based on 11 13 Alpha, 1 Bravo and 5 Charlie while in 5 Alpha, 12 Bravo and 1 Charlie ❑ ❑ ❑ score would not be counted he just lenging scenario. Alpha, 5 Charlie and 4 misses. also finding a maverick in his gun. Not while two of the bullets seemed to enjoyed the run, not really focusing Sulaiman finished 3rd from the bot- After over two months of non only was Ragma the second best with ‘Stadiums reviewing safety’: have ricocheted off the targets to give on the shoot which resulted in him Commissioner Bud Selig said him a 1.0459 hit factor after he fin- the gun, he also had best time of the American baseball teams are review- failing to collect any score as he evening when he took only 34.05 sec- ing safety at their stadiums after a ished the course in 42.07 seconds missed 7 shots. Texas Rangers fan plummeted to his Ian Anderson, a new shooter who onds to go over the course. Faruk Mujawar, one of the loyal Meanwhile, FAST officials have death during a game last week. was at the range for the last couple of FAST members, managed a 0.7726 hit Selig said Major League Baseball weeks, will be truly missed since he is factor based on 8 Alpha, 2 Bravo, 6 announced that all newcomers wish- clubs are looking at potential danger about to go on his holiday later this Charlie, 1 Delta and 3 misses in 45.30 ing to participate in the weekly shoot spots in stadiums to see if improve- week. For Anderson, it was the 2nd seconds. Mujawar was off the range must come to the range well ahead of ments can be made. But Selig said time for a “dry run” over the course. there are no plans to ban the players time to join the weekly fun shoot but for quite a while due to injury and from throwing souvenir balls into the he proved that he has the right shoot- only started shooting again last week. The aim of this dry run is to ensure the stands. Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old ing arm when he walked home—to the Newcomer Richard Swan per- newcomer’s safety as well as that of Texas fireman, died Thursday at the amazement of all — with a 1.0041 hit formed well considering that it was all those present at the range. Those Rangers’ ballpark while attending the factor in a safely run 68.72 seconds. his first time to join the fun shoot. newcomers who fail to turn up for this game with his six-year-sold son Although he had a maverick bullet this Giving priority to safety, he took his dry run will not be allowed to take Cooper. week, the rest of the bullets brought part in the actual competition. He lost his footing and flipped over time over the course and finished in the railing while catching the ball him 12 Alpha, 6 Charlie and 1 Delta 64.07 seconds. FAST officials would like to invite thrown into the outfield stands by Meanwhile, Sunny Andrade — one Swan’s shooting was not bad as he everyone on Tuesday evenings to Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton and of the veteran gunslingers— can’t put the bullets in 9 Alpha, 7 Charlie, their Weekly Fun Shooting plunged eight metres to his death. seem to find the right antidote to get and 2 Delta while getting 2 misses for Competitions at the Mayadeen “I think everybody is reviewing back into the “Magnificent 7” lineup a 0.7492 hit factor. Swan enjoyed his Shooting Range in Subhan. For parts of their ballparks where some- because he is tied up with the late shift details contact FAST President thing like this could happen,” Selig initial run and decided to give it anoth- said prior to Tuesday’s all-star game. he has to work at a hospital. This er go but the second time around he Manny Cornelio 6673-7298 and “Maybe there’s some things that they seems to have affected his sharpness appeared a little more relaxed since he Photos by Mahmoud Jadeed FAST Vice-President Chito Lamigo can or can’t do. (AFP) as he missed 3 shots in 38.72 seconds knew that the 2nd shoot was not Cathy Palos Cordova 9958-2781.