BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (CMC) – Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain Rahkeem Cornwall led a lion-hearted effort from the bowling attack on Saturday to leave his side with a final-day chase of 302 for victory against Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional 4-Day Championship.The burly Cornwall collected 4-32 from 29 overs with his high-class off-spin, and fast-medium bowlers Sheeno Berridge and Jeremiah Louis shared five wickets, as the Scorpions were bowled out for 191 in their second innings just before the close on the third day of their fourth-round match at Warner Park.Derval Green, batting at seven, led the way for the Scorpions with 51 that included nine fours from 48 balls in just over an hour at the crease.A few others got starts without carrying on, as the unreliability of the Scorpions’ batting once again reared its head – their captain Nikita Miller scored 26, opener Garth Garvey made 23, left-handed opening partner John Campbell got 22 and Damion Jacobs was not out on 20.Berridge scalped 3-47 from 12.3 overs and Louis 2-47 from 15 overs to complete the demolition of the Scorpions’ second innings batting.Miller, playing his first match of the season, had finished with 5-56 from 28.4 overs with his left-arm spin and Jacobs supported with 3-35 from 20 overs, as the Hurricanes were dismissed for 232 inside the first hour to hand the visitors a 110-run, first-innings lead.Campbell then gave the Scorpions a typical rollicking start before he edged to the ‘keeper off Berridge just before the visitors reached 41 for one at lunch.After the interval, just when it looked like Garvey was getting into the swing of things, Louis also had him caught behind and Cornwall followed up in the next over to dismiss Brandon King for a three-ball duck, leaving Scorpions 55 for three.They sunk to 73 for five, when Cornwall removed Assad Fudadin for 16 and former United States captain Steven Taylor for one before Louis left them wobbling on 99 for six, when he trapped first-innings batting hero Paul Palmer lbw for nine.Green roasted the Hurricanes bowling to dominate a 46-run stand with Dennis Bulli for the seventh wicket that added some meat to the Scorpions total before they fell within 10 balls of each other.Scorpions were 145 for eight, but Miller and Jacobs helped to make their workload on the final day a tad easier, when they put on 46 for the ninth wicket before Berridge returned to wrap up the innings.Hurricanes, starting the day on 209 for six, lost Cornwall in the third over of the day with just one run added when he fell to Jacobs. He made 29.Cornwall and Terence Warde had put on 60 for the seventh wicket, but there was token resistance from the rest of the Hurricanes batting before the innings closed..Warde persevered, adding 17 to his overnight score, before he also fell to Jacobs for 38, as the home team lost their last three wickets for just one run in the space of 20 deliveries.Scorpions – fifth in the standings on 18.2 points – have so far earned three batting points, three bowling points and 0.2 pace bowling points, and Hurricanes – third on 38.6 – have so far added three bowling points, one batting point plus two pace bowling points.SCORPIONS 1st Innings 342Hurricanes 1st Innings(overnight 209 for six)M Hodge c Fudadin b Jacobs 50C Hughes lbw b Thomas 20K Carty run out 0D Thomas c wkpr Taylor b Miller 33N Bonner lbw b Miller 33+J Hamilton lbw b Miller 0*R Cornwall c Green b Jacobs 29T Warde c Garvey b Jacobs 38J Louis not out 4M Matthew lbw b Miller 1S Berridge c Campbell b Miller 0Extras (b10, lb8, nb6) 24TOTAL (all out, 87.4 overs) 209Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-58, 3-96, 4-145, 5-149, 6-150, 7-210, 8-231, 9-232Bowling: Green 15-7-23-0; Thomas 11-2-49-1 (nb6); Miller 28.4-9-56-5; Jacobs 20-10-35-3; Bulli 13-0-51-0SCORPIONS 2nd InningsJ Campbell c wkpr Hamilton b Berridge 22G Garvey c wkpr Hamilton b Louis 23A Fudadin c Warde b Fudadin 16B King c Warde b Cornwall 0P Palmer lbw b Louis 9+S Taylor c Louis b Cornwall 1D Green c Thomas b Bonner 51D Bulli lbw b Cornwall 11D Jacobs not out 20N Miller c Hughes b Berridge 26O Thomas b Berridge 0Extras (b8, lb2, nb2) 12TOTAL (all out, 73.3 overs) 191Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35, 3-56, 4-70, 5-73, 6-99, 7-145, 8-145, 9-191Bowling: Louis 15-3-47-2; Matthew 2-0-8-0; Berridge 12.3-1-47-3 (nb1); Cornwall 29-12-32-4; Warde 4-0-17-0; Thomas 5-2-18-0 (nb1); Bonner 6-3-12-1Position: Hurricanes need 302 for victory
“Since participation in UEFA club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of a full national competition, ua premature termination would cast doubt on the fulfillment of said condition “, related a letter signed by UEFA and the European Club Association (CEA).Nevertheless, the Belgian football association (KBVB) has explained the reasons for making the decision of definitive cessation of the league this season: for public health and economic reasons.Too told UEFA that they did not agree with the approach that forces the leagues to continue their season during the current general health crisis, with the threat of being excluded from next season’s European competitions.“Both the KBVB and the Jupiler Pro League are strong supporters of European football solidarity. ANDIt is precisely from this solidarity that our representatives advocated a policy that would allow us to face this situation while respecting the specific context of each league, “he said in a statement. He also added that the parties planned to speak again next week.Most professional clubs in Belgium had advocated cancellation of the season due to increasing economic costs, without receiving income in exchange. Belgian football defended this Friday their decision to end the season in a call with UEFA, after the governing body It threatened countries that do not attempt to complete their leagues with a ban on international competitions.The Jupiler Pro League canceled the rest of the season on Thursday, which was discontinued last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bruges was declared champion, while a five-person working group was created to decide the theme of relegation, promotion and places in European competitions next season.But the Jupiler Pro League was warned almost immediately when UEFA told its member associations that it was of “paramount importance” that competitions, including national leagues, were decided on the field and that definitely stopping “really should be the last resort.” It seemed to suggest that, where the competitions were not ended, the clubs involved could not be included in European competitions next season.
Share10Tweet2Share1Email13 SharesWestbound / Nicholas A. TonelliSeptember 13, 2016; VoxThe newest Census Bureau data contains good news for most sections of the U.S. population and for the country overall. Median household incomes are up more than five percent over last year, the poverty rate is down, and poor and middle-class families are making real gains. But, as Vox’s Timothy B. Lee pointed out Tuesday, rural areas are not recovering as quickly, and their residents are falling behind the rest of the country. Will philanthropy pay attention?Nationally, median household incomes are up 5.2 percent from 2014, and adjusting for inflation, they’re as high as they’ve been since the late 1990s. The rising income level has not, however, applied to rural areas. Across the 20 million households identified as being located outside of any major metropolitan area, median household income actually dropped by two percent between 2014 and 2015, from $45,534 to $44,657. Comparatively, the income of suburban households grew by four percent while households located inside the principal city of a metropolitan area grew by 7.3 percent.The slow rural recovery rate has been observed in previous reporting. Last year, the USDA reported that rural residents—about 15 percent of the U.S. population—face a higher poverty rate than their urban counterparts across nearly all races and gender lines. According to the 2015 USDA report, people of Hispanic descent in rural areas belong to the only racial group for which poverty is now lower than it was in 2007; for rural whites and, especially, rural black and Native people, poverty rates are still significantly higher than they were pre-recession.The slow rural recovery is tied to lower levels of employment. While unemployment rates continue to steady for both metro and non-metro populations, participation rate is significantly down in rural areas. In mid-2015, metro employment exceeded its pre-recession peak by over three percent, while non-metro employment was three percent lower than pre-recessionary levels. An aging population, a flat population rate, and a decrease in work opportunities in rural areas contribute to this stunted growth, according to one writeup by the USDA. A report from the Economic Innovation Group, which Lee also covered for Vox, compared employment growth to county size. It found that, between 2010 and 2014, counties with under 100,000 residents gained jobs at “about half the rate of big cities.”It’s easy (and appropriate) to speculate on the ties between the urban/rural economic growth divide and the political divide that’s become so stark this election season. It makes sense that rural voters feel disengaged from the growing economic recovery. The nonprofit sector would do well to look at this divide in its own practices, as some evidence exists that rural areas receive a disproportionately small number of domestic grant dollars. As NPQ’s own Jim Schaffer wrote Wednesday, “As we in the nonprofit sector know from daily experience, the household income gains are welcome but fragile.”—Lauren KarchShare10Tweet2Share1Email13 Shares