Batesville defeated Centerville 4-1 on Friday. Lleyton Ratcliffe and Adam Scott both won their singles matches in straight sets. The doubles teams Cooper Williams/George Ritter and Ben Rodgers/Brayden Worthington also picked up wins.Lane Oesterling, Grant Story, Jonathan Hoff and the doubles team of Seth Gausman and Sam Voegele swept Centerville 4-0.Both teams are 4-0 and will play at home against Greensburg on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
SOUTHAMPTON, England – Injury-plagued all-rounder Andre Russell will be fit to face England in Friday’s crucial World Cup encounter at the Rose Bowl, despite missing the rain-abandoned match against South Africa on Monday.West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer confirmed that Russell was left out of the clash with the Proteas as a “precautionary measure”, with the view of getting him in the best shape to face the tournament hosts.“Andre will be fit enough for the game on Friday. The game against England is a big game for us,” said Reifer.“We are looking forward to that game. Looking at the weather forecast [for Monday’s game], it was 90 per cent rain [in the forecast] and they had rain over the last couple of days here as well. So, it is just a precautionary measure where we are kind of wrapping him in cotton wool.”Russell has been bothered by a chronic knee problem in recent years which has limited his participation in the longer formats. He was picked primarily as a batting all-rounder for the World Cup but has had a major impact, bowling with pace and hostility in short spells against Pakistan and Australia.He sent down eight overs against Australia and appeared in discomfort in the latter stages of that outing.Evon Lewis also bothered by injuryOpener Evin Lewis has also been bothered by injury and has played in just one game of the tournament. He suffered a blow to his hand ahead of the Windies opener against Pakistan and was ruled out of the fixture.Even though he returned for the Australia clash last week, he subsequently missed the South Africa game after the injury resurfaced.“Evin got struck on his hand in one of the practice sessions so he is still getting some pain, some severe pain from it as well,” Reifer explained.“So he played the last game [against Australia], but he is still having some pain in his hand.”
Shay Given has opened up on the death of his mother, Agnes, in his new autobiography, Shay: Any Given Saturday.Agnes Given died of lung cancer in 1981.Shay was just four years of age and the fifth of six children under 11 at the time. The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper’s new book goes on sale this Thursday. In it, he recalls the memories he has of his mother.“I’m four years old. A grand-looking woman of just 41, her glossy, jet-black hair falling across her emaciated shoulders, lies in a bed in a Manorhamilton hospital, slap-bang on the N16 in County Leitrim, surrounded by machines beeping, lines feeding, drugs seeping,” Given writes.“She knows she will not get out of bed again, won’t chase me or any of her other five children, will never get to see them grow up. Her days as a midwife in Strabane are over.“In fact, most of her days are nearly over. “The six kids sit looking at each other in misplaced wonder, tripping over the endless gifts handed over by nurses and doctors, all of these professionals hoping that the presents will help solve a problem their medical talents cannot.“Tugs-of-war over unopened packages break out left, right and centre as the excited children try and forget what is happening, what is at stake.”At the time, Agnes Given has just 12 weeks to live.Poignantly, Shay writes: “Agnes Given, my mum, dying, me aged four.“Agnes Given, a woman I can barely remember, a mother I will never forget.” Extracts from the book were carried in this week’s Sunday Independent and can be read here – http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/a-woman-i-can-barely-remember-but-a-mother-i-will-never-forget-shay-given-opens-up-on-his-mothers-death-36227861.htmlShay: Any Given Saturday is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. It is on sale from this Thursday. Shay will be signing copies of the book in the Eason store in Letterkenny on Sunday at 1pm.‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’ – Shay Given on agony of mum’s death was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Agnes GivenAny Given SaturdayLiffordManorhamiltonRepublic of IrelandShay Given