Confident Scorpions leave for WICB Super50

first_imgA confident Jamaica Scorpions squad left the island yesterday to compete in the WICB Super50 tournament.”This is one of our better teams in years, and, as such, I am really looking forward to us going there and representing ourselves,” said captain Nikita Miller.”It’s a lovely balance with several players having West Indies experience.”The Robert Samuels coached-unit, which numbers 14, is without top batsmen Chris Gayle, due to injury, and Marlon Samuels, who has been drafted by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.However, in fast bowler Jerome Taylor, batsman Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, they have players who have played at the highest level for the West Indies.”I like our chances, as, although we have been drawn in a fairly competitive zone, I believe we have the players to pull us through,” said Samuels.The Scorpions are due to participate in Zone B of the tournament. The zone will be contested in Barbados and also features last year’s beaten finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses Marooners and guest team, ICC Americas.Jamaica will open their campaign on Tuesday against the Marooners at 3 W’s Oval, Cave Hill Campus.Jamaica Scorpions: Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton. Robert Samuels is head coach.last_img read more


first_imgA massive tornado has struck Donegal this morning.The massive tornado or wind tunnel struck around 10.30am this morning at Slieve Sneacht near Buncrana.The tornado, which can be seen clearly for more than three minutes, did touch ground close to the mountain but did not cause serious damage. The amazing video footage was captured by local girl Niamh O Raw from Umricam.It is estimated the tornado was more than 700 metres in height and could be seen “twisting” in the middle because of its large size.Niamh’s dad John O Raw, who teaches computer science ay LYIT, said it was an incredile sight.“Niamh was out doing her chores trying to earn a few extra euro in pocket money when she noticed the tornado. “It was an incredible sight and was certainly a very large tornado – ut to 700 metres in height I would estimate,” he said.John said he wtinessed another tornado on the shores of Lough Swilly last week – just minutes before he witnessed the Killer Whales along with wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston.“Inishowen and Donegal has so much going for it. Earthquakes, killer whales, Northern Lights and tornadoes – sure where else would you get it,” he said.  ANOTHER TORNADO STRIKES DONEGAL! was last modified: June 12th, 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:buncranadonegaltornadolast_img read more