Share Share Sharing is caring! Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— West Indies’ Kemar Roach bowls during the second innings on the fourth day of a second cricket Test match against Australia at Queen’s Park Oval here, yesterday. (Photo: AP)PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) — An outstanding spell from speedster Kemar Roach was the brightest spot as rain wrecked the fourth day of the second Test between West Indies and Australia here yesterday, allowing just 30.4 overs at Queen’s Park Oval.Roach claimed three for 27 in a penetrative 10-over spell, leaving Australia to battle to 73 for three when the adverse weather halted play 65 minutes before tea.Experienced right-hander Ricky Ponting was unbeaten on 32 and was partnered by captain Michael Clarke on one.The rain, which has plagued contest over the last three days, continued into the evening forcing match officials to eventually abandon the day just after 4:00 pm (3:00 pm Ja).It was a disappointing end to a day that promised so much after Australia snatched a 54-run lead at the start, by bowling West Indies out for 257.The hosts added just five to their overnight 252 for nine before Carlton Baugh was lbw for 21, sweeping at the fourth ball of the day from left-arm spinner Michael Beer.Left-handed openers Ed Cowan (20) and David Warner (17) then built on Australia’s lead by adding 26, despite a troubling opening spell from fast bowler Fidel Edwards.Warner, who faced 31 balls and struck three fours, grew in confidence and gathered two fours in one over from Edwards with a glance through mid-wicket and a drive through cover.However, he fell to the second ball of Roach’s first over, edging to first slip where Darren Bravo pouched a low catch.Three balls later, vice-captain Shane Watson followed without scoring, as Roach breached his forward defensive prod and removed his off-stump.Rain arrived 45 minutes before the scheduled lunch interval forcing an early break, but Cowan and Ponting led the Aussies fightback on resumption, extending their third-wicket partnership to 31.Roach continued his impressive spell, however, trapping Cowan lbw at 57 for three, to set the Aussies back again.Cowan, dropped at slip by captain Darren Sammy off Edwards before he had scored, faced 78 balls and struck two fours.Ponting was playing fluently with two fours off 57 balls when the rains arrived again, this time curtailing play for the day with the Aussies 127 runs ahead.ScoreboardAustralia 1st Innings 311West Indies 1st Innings(Overnight 252-9)Adrian Barath lbw b Beer 7Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Hilfenhaus 0Kieran Powell lbw b Pattinson 19Darren Bravo lbw b Hussey 38Shivnarine Chanderpaul lbw b Lyon 94Narsingh Deonarine st Wade b Lyon 55Carlton Baugh lbw b Beer 21Darren Sammy c Hussey b Lyon 1Shane Shillingford c Cowan b Lyon 4Kemar Roach c Wade b Lyon 0Fidel Edwards not out 0Extras: (7b, 2lb, 8nb, 1w) 18TOTAL: (all out) 257Overs: 104.4.Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-26, 3-38, 4-100, 5-230, 6-231, 7-237, 8-241, 9-249.Bowling: Michael Beer 25.4-9-56-2, Ben Hilfenhaus 16-4-39-1, Nathan Lyon 29-9-68-5, James Pattinson 11-2-40-1 (nb8), Michael Hussey 6-1-19-1 (w1), Shane Watson 12-5-14-0, David Warner 3-1-9-0, Michael Clarke 2-0-3-0.Australia 2nd InningsDavid Warner c Bravo b Roach 17Ed Cowan lbw b Roach 20Shane Watson b Roach 0Ricky Ponting not out 32Michael Clarke not out 3Extras: (1nb) 1TOTAL: (for three wickets) 73Overs: 30.Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-26, 3-57.To bat: Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Beer.Bowling: Fidel Edwards 5-2-13-0 (1nb), Shane Shillingford 15-3-33-0, Kemar Roach 10-1-27-3.Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Ian Gould (England).TV Umpire: Tony Hill (New Zealand).Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand).Jamaica Observer NewsSports Roach hat-trick by: – April 19, 2012 18 Views no discussions Tweet
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BMW Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 288 weeks ago Way to go! Good luck to you, Ryleigh. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS MOM · 288 weeks ago Congrats…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 288 weeks ago Congratulations, Ryleigh! Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington High School junior Ryleigh Buck is best known as a fast-pitch softball player. She plays shortstop for the Crusaders and has started since her freshman year.But come this spring, Buck will be playing with a smaller, lighter colored ball. They call it baseball and she will be playing on a national stage.Rylee BuckBuck, the daughter of T.D. and Sheila Buck, is one of 36 players named to the 2015 USA Baseball Womenâ€™s National Team Trials on Tuesday following a multi-event selection process approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee.Trials will be held May 22-24 with the final 18 players announced to represent the United States at this summer’s Pan American Games.â€œFinalizing Trials selections is always tough and this year proved to be particularly difficult with the level of talent we saw at the inaugural Women’s National Open,” Women’s National Team Director, Ashley Bratcher, said. “We are extremely pleased with the group of women we have coming into Trials in May and look forward to the next phase of preparation for this summer’s Pan American Games.”Players were named to the Trials from the 2014 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Identification Series, the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Open, as well as a petition process and discretionary selections.Buck attended the womenâ€™s national baseball tryouts in mid-January in Houston, Texas.The roster is comprised of athletes from 13 different states, as well as an athlete from Washington, D.C. California is the most represented state with nine athletes named to the Trials roster, followed by Texas with six and Florida with four. Illinois and South Carolina each have a trio of athletes competing for a roster spot, while Georgia and Washington each send a pair of players. Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia will each have a representative at the Trials.Buck is listed as an infield/right handed pitcher on the roster and is the only one from Kansas on the list.Because of the number of teams, the girls are required to have a qualifier tournament in the Dominican Republic in March.â€œThey are quickly putting together a team to represent the USA and Ryleigh was asked to attend this tournament,â€ Sheila Buck said.If she makes the cut to 18, she will play in the Pan-Am Games in July in Toronto, Canada.â€œThis is all a new process for us and has been a very enjoyable experience so far,â€ Sheila said. â€œRyleigh enjoys the challenge and feels blessed to have been given this great opportunity.â€Sheila said she has several people who have given significant personal time to help her develop the skills and knowledge in making the transition from softball to baseball.The 2015 USA Baseball Womenâ€™s National Team will be managed by Jonathan Pollard, who led the program to the silver medal as manager at the WBSC Womenâ€™s Baseball World Cup in Miyazaki, Japan in 2014.Follow us on Twitter.