Indian Premier League KL Rahul ton in vain, Kieron Pollard freak knock propels Mumbai Indians to unbelievable win

first_imgKL Rahul scored his maiden century in the Indian Premier League.Mumbai Indians secured their highest IPL chase at the Wankhede stadium.Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard continued West Indies’ domination in IPL. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hardus Viljoen leaked 15 runs in the 13th over thanks to some wides but the game was poised on a knife-edge when Pollard smashed two sixes off Ashwin. Kings XI Punjab fought back in the 16th over when Shami, the best bowler of the day, got rid of both Hardik and Krunal Pandya in the same over. Pollard, though, continued to hit sixes for fun and he deposited Curran for two more sixes to bring up his fifty off 22 balls. Alzarri Joseph gave Pollard company with a couple of boundaries and in the 19th over, the game swung Mumbai Indians’ way when the West Indies all-rounder blasted two sixes and a four off Curran to bring the equation down to 15 in the last over.Rajpoot, who had struggled all day, bowled a no-ball and the free-hit resulted in 10 runs but the bowler had his revenge when the Mumbai Indians skipper holed out to deep midwicket. With two runs needed off one ball, Joseph struck a firm blow to long on and a misfield resulted in Mumbai Indians securing a big win and it also put in vain KL Rahul’s brilliant knock.Rahul ton in vainKings XI Punjab batted first and started slowly but Chris Gayle broke the shackles by clobbering three sixes and a four off Jason Behrendorff as the bowler leaked 23 runs in the fifth over. Rahul slammed a four and a six off Joseph as the partnership went past 50. Mumbai Indians’ bowlers were struggling to break the stand and Gayle continued on his merry ways, depositing Hardik Pandya into the stands. The West Indies left-hander notched up his fifty and continued hitting sixes at will but his knock of 63 off 37 balls came to an end when Behrendorff got his wicket.However, the 116-run opening stand had given Kings XI Punjab a great platform and despite losing David Miller and Karun Nair, Rahul held firm. The right-hander targeted Hardik Pandya by clubbing him for three sixes and a four and he notched up his maiden 100 by clipping Jasprit Bumrah for a couple. Rahul has been in special form in the last couple of games and he is peaking at the right time, with the team scheduled to be selected for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on April 15. It was a special knock, but it was trumped by a freakish knock from Pollard. highlights New Delhi: Before the match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede stadium, the hosts suffered a jolt with Rohit Sharma being ruled out due to injury. KL Rahul flattened the hosts with his maiden century in this tournament. Mumbai Indians had almost botched up the chase with 54 needed off the last four overs. Kieron Pollard, who was captaining the side, produced one of the best knocks the tournament has ever seen and his 83 off 31 balls, which included just three fours and 10 sixes, buoyed Mumbai Indians to their highest successful run-chase at home in the IPL as they chased down 198 to win by three wickets off the last ball to keep their campaign alive in the IPL 2019 encounter on Wednesday.Pollard’s calculated assault laid the blueprint of how to approach a chase in Twenty20s. Chasing 198, Mumbai Indians opened with Quinton de Kock and Siddesh Lad, the local Mumbai player who had been doing well in the Ranji Trophy for the 41-time champions and was on the fringes for the last couple of seasons. Lad began in grand style with a six and a four of Ankit Rajpoot and De Kock followed suit, smashing two boundaries off the pacer.Mohammed Shami, who conceded just three runs in the first over, got rid of Lad for 15 but Suryakumar Yadav began in grand style with three boundaries off Rajpoot, who conceded 37 runs in his three overs. Yadav’s belligerent knock ended when he was dismissed by Sam Curran for 21 and at the half-way stage, Mumbai Indians needed to score at a required rate of 13.3. Pollard stepped up a gear by mauling Ravichandran Ashwin for his first six but he really tore apart Sam Curran by hammering a four and two sixes in the 12th over. Despite losing Ishan Kishan, who had replaced Yuvraj in the side in the same over, Pollard was in that zone now.last_img read more

FG Pays Tribute to Women’s Football, Pioneers

first_img“Nigeria is the only country in Africa to have participated in every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup since it was launched in China in 1991. Nigeria is in a special class of only seven countries globally to have achieved that. Our Super Falcons are also the only team to win nine out of eleven African Women’s Championships since it started in 1988”.Dalung who was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary Mrs Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi also paid glowing tributes to Princess Bola Jegede, late Mrs Simbiat Abiola, Elder Eddington Kuejubola, Alhaja Ayo Omidiran, Larry Eze and Prince Oladimeji amongst many others, for their noble role in spurring the development of the women’s game in the country.“Credit must be given to the real pioneers of the women’s game in Nigeria including Chief Abisuga who put together a competition in Lagos in 1982 for young girls in the metropolis and improved upon by Princess Jegede when she organised the first National Women’s Football Championship at the National Stadium Lagos in 1984.“The government of Nigeria recognizes the pivotal role of football in unifying people across various physical and mental divides, creating Joy, love and passion among the youth”.The Minister however pledged government’s commitment to supporting the development of football in all ramifications in the country.Earlier, the FIFA leader of delegation Sarai Bareman expressed delight in the level of government’s support for the women’s game.“I’m touched by the level of support from the government and other sporting organizations in Nigeria who have been helpful to the women’s game. This is a shining example and the key to the success of the Super Falcons.“The Super falcons are incredible athletes having qualified to be one of the 24 teams out of 211 FIFA countries. Despite the fact that the Super Falcons have always qualified for the World Cup, we have to recognize that it is a huge deal to qualify for the World Cup.“We hope that by bringing the trophy to Nigeria, the young girls will be inspired to play for the National teams and probably win the World Cup some day.”The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy was later unveiled by FIFA legend, Osaze Odemwingie .According to Bareman, the trophy cannot be touched with bare-hands except with gloves apart from players from countries that have won the World Cup or the President of a country that has won the World Cup.Beneath the trophy is engraved, the names of all the previous FIFA Women’s World Cup winners.The trophy weighs approximately 5kg and stands at 46cmIn attendance was the NFF President who was represented by the 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, the President of the Nigeria Paralympic Committee, Brigadier General Emico Eruwa and a representative of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pioneers of women’s football development in the country have been eulogized for their commitment to raising the standard of the game .The Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung praised the women’s football pioneers when he received a FIFA delegation on the Women’s World Cup trophy tour in his office yesterday in AbujaHe welcomed the FIFA team comprising Sarai Bareman, Nichole Fisch, Venessa Marques and FIFA Legend Osaze Peter Odemwingie to the Nigeria leg of the Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour and remarked that no country on the African continent can appreciate the significance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup more than Nigeria. Solomon Dalunglast_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Badgers break records during sweep of St. Cloud State

first_imgThe top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (25-2-1, 15-2-1 WCHA) recorded their second consecutive sweep this past weekend over St. Cloud State (5-20-4, 1-18-1) at home at LaBahn Arena.The series marked the second time the Badgers faced the Huskies this season. Their first meeting ended in a UW road sweep with the unit handling their opponents to a tune of 5–3 and 6–2 victories. This time around, the team looked to build on the success that propelled them to a sweep against No. 2 Minnesota (21-5-3, 13-5-2) last weekend.Women’s Hockey: Badgers nab Border Battle sweep over Minnesota to solidify No. 1 rankingThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey team (23-2-1, 13-2-1 WCHA) has only spent five weeks of the season Read…The first game of the series got off to an immediate fiery start as sophomore Britta Curl scored on a power-play just 2:27 into the game off of a beautiful dish from junior Daryl Watts. Then, with around three minutes left in the first period, sophomore Sophie Shirley slotted one away to put the Badgers up 2–0 early on.While the second period was a bit slower, the Badgers still managed to dominate time of possession while junior Grace Bowlby placed a banger top shelf with 7:29 on the clock to put the squad up 3–0.The team scored twice more in the third period thanks to Curl tapping in a rebound for her second power-play goal of the night. Senior captain Mekenzie Steffen notched her sixth goal of the year to cap off the night for the Badgers.Women’s Hockey: Badgers advance into 2020 with comparatively dominant recordWisconsin’s women’s hockey team (20-1-1) is setting themselves up for yet another deep postseason run. There is no doubt the Read…Wisconsin’s momentum carried over into the following game as eight different Badgers scored in the series finale Sunday. The scoring began less than a minute into the first period as senior Abby Roque slid the puck past the Husky goalie to open the scoring, while five other teammates got in on the scoring action in the first period alone.While the second period saw the Badgers slow down this impressive scoring run, Curl did manage to score her fourth goal of the weekend on a power-play pass from Watts with 15:38 left in the period. Junior goaltender Breanna Blesi allowed one Husky shot to slip by her, resulting in the Huskies’ only goal on the weekend.But, in the third period, the Badgers once again ramped up their scoring efforts, punching in four goals to extend their lead to 10. The game finished with a score of 11–1, marking the first time that the team has scored double-digits in LaBahn Arena since the arena opened in 2012.The Badgers look to continue their stellar late-season play in their next series at Minnesota State this weekend. Puck drop is at 2:07 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, and the games can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.last_img read more

Bank of Jamaica to publish daily foreign exchange transactions

first_imgComputer generated 3D photo rendering. KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Monday said effective immediately, it would be providing additional information on foreign exchange market transactions in a bid to foster greater transparency.“The additional information being provided will be the volume and price for each US dollar transaction (buy and sell) of US$100,000 or more as reported by authorized foreign exchange dealers and cambios, and will be available on the bank’s website at the end of each day’s trading,” the BOJ said in a statement.Greater transparencyIt said that the move serves to foster greater transparency in the operation of the foreign exchange market and improve access by the public to market information.The BOJ said that the transactions will not represent all the tradings on that day but only the individual trades of US$100,000 or more and that the information will not identify the counterparties to each transaction.In addition, the public will be able to view historical data on this information starting with Monday’s data, the BOJ added.Lowering policy interest ratesMeanwhile, the BOJ has also announced the decision to lower the policy interest rate – the rate offered on overnight balances with Bank of Jamaica – by 50 basis points to 0.75 per cent per annum, with immediate effect.It said that this decision reflects BOJ’s assessment that, while inflation is expected to increase to average 4.5 per cent over the next eight quarters, there will be months when inflation will fall below the lower limit of the Bank’s target of 4.0 per cent to 6.0 per cent in the context of low underlying inflation.“The forecast is for inflation thereafter to approach the midpoint of the target gradually but at a slower pace than previously expected at the last assessment in February 2019. As with the last decision announced in March 2019, Bank of Jamaica’s decision today to lower the policy rate is intended to stimulate an even faster expansion in private sector credit which should lead to higher economic activity, consistent with the inflation target. This action will support inflation returning more quickly to the center of the target,” the BOJ said.Slight increase in inflation The BOJ said annual inflation at April 2019 reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica was 3.9 per cent, up from 3.4 per cent at March 2019 and 3.2 per cent at April 2018.“While annual inflation has been rising, underlying inflation remained low. Bank of Jamaica anticipates that inflation will rise towards the mid-point of the target by the March 2020 quarter as (i) domestic agriculture prices increase from the low levels of recent months to more normal levels and (ii) domestic economic activity increases in response to the lowering of the policy rate over the last eight quarters.”However, it noted that inflation is not expected to stay at the mid-point of the target but will decline towards the bottom of the target in the period after the March 2020 quarter and only return to the mid-point slowly over the ensuing three years.“This outlook carries a material risk that inflation will fall below the target again during that period in the absence of a policy response,” it said, adding “of note, the projected trajectory of inflation is lower than previously forecasted.“This reflects the Bank’s view that inflation expectations are lower than previously assessed and the projected pace of expansion in domestic demand in the period after the March 2020 quarter will be slower due to headwinds from the global economy.“The risks to the inflation forecast are assessed to be balanced. The main upside risk, which could cause inflation to be higher than forecasted, is the possibility of higher-than-anticipated crude oil prices. The main downside risks, which could cause inflation to be lower than forecasted, include better-than-anticipated production in the agriculture sector which could lead to lower food-price inflation.”The BOJ said, in addition, growth could be lower than projected if global trade tensions escalate.last_img read more

Ball brothers to sign with Roc Nation

first_img Source: USAtoday After multiple weeks of searching for representation, the Ball family will sign with Roc Nation and Raymond Brothers, Roc Nation’s President of Basketball, as reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on Monday.Givony spoke with Jermaine Jackson, LaMelo Ball’s manager, on the decision to sign with Roc Nation.“This was a family decision. This is now an extended family. They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z. The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new.”Roc Nation Sports was founded by music mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was founded in 2013, kickstarted by Robinson Cano’s signing with the New York Yankees. Since that date, it has grown to represent athletes such as Kyrie Irving, Markelle Fultz and Saquon Barkley.Jackson and LaMelo appeared to have held a meeting with Roc Nation in late February. Pictures posted by Jackson to a secondary Instagram account showed Carter’s private jet.The three brothers were formerly represented by Creative Artists Agency. The trio left the agency in early March. Some reports suggested that Leon Rose, who potentially represented LaMelo, leaving to take a front office position with the Knicks led to departure of the family.The move to Roc Nation comes at a critical time with the family. Lonzo can begin negotiating an extension in the upcoming off-season. LiAngelo, meanwhile, will be looking at potential Summer League and G League deals in the off-season and into next season as well. And, most obvious, LaMelo will be one of the top draft picks in the 2020 NBA Draft.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw calls being healthy an ‘awesome’ feeling

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Kershaw doesn’t credit any specific thing for his renewed health as his 32nd birthday approaches next month. He has changed some things in his workout routine, learned how to care for his back and visited Driveline Baseball in the fall, opening his mind to their performance training techniques (a visit he is unwilling to discuss).“It’s probably just a culmination of everything – having a healthy offseason and being able to make some gains strength-wise and doing some different things to help maintain or gain some arm action or arm speed,” he said. “It’s probably just a whole big bunch of everything.”STRETCH TIMERoberts said left-hander David Price will eliminate his windup and pitch exclusively out of the stretch this season. Price told him he has done it at times in the past.“I think it’s just the simplifying the delivery,” Roberts said. “He just realizes that he’s not compromising any stuff.”Price is scheduled to make his first Cactus League start on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. Julio Urias is also scheduled to see his first game action that day.ALSOOutfielder Joc Pederson took some swings in the batting cage at 75 percent, according to Roberts. Pederson had not swung a bat for more than a week due to soreness in his right side/hip. Roberts called Friday’s workout “progress.” … Right-hander Yadier Alvarez was scheduled to pitch an inning in Friday’s game against the Brewers but “didn’t feel right” in the bullpen, according to Roberts, and was scratched. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw is healthy.As infrequently as that has been true over the past four seasons, Kershaw must be tempted to revel in it this spring.“I felt great. It was awesome,” he said after his first Cactus League outing Friday. “I maybe didn’t hit one spot today. But just physically I felt like the ball was coming out (well), felt like the ball was breaking the right way. Now I just have to figure out how to throw strikes. But other than that, it was a good first step, for sure.”Kershaw breezed through the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers and struck out three of the first four batters he faced before walking two in a row. He finished off with a fourth strikeout but his pitch count had swelled to 37 and he came out of the game (only to throw more in the bullpen).center_img Most notably, Kershaw’s four-seam fastball hit 93 mph (on one pitch in the second inning) and regularly sat at 91-92. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner does not want to fixate on velocity. But a year ago, he struggled to generate any on his fastball, averaging a career-low 90.4 mph, the culmination of a four-year slide as he dealt with recurring back problems and a sore shoulder.“I agree,” he said of not focusing on the radar-gun readout. “It’s more of just how the ball is coming out. It’s got that life at the end which I think it did. Throwing four-seamers you want the ball to have life up in the zone and I feel like it did, maybe even compared to last year to it’s a little bit better. So I’ll take it.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has never really seen a completely healthy Kershaw. The left-hander’s back injuries began in Roberts’ first season as manager (2016). He appreciates the difference this spring.“I think with Clayton, we just can’t really appreciate what he was going through the last couple years with the body,” Roberts said Friday. “No one’s gonna make excuses. But I do see that his demeanor this spring, coming into this spring is completely different from years past. So now it’s kind of can you go out there and work on fine-tuning some things but still go out there and compete and not worry about if his body’s gonna let him down.”A year ago at this time, Kershaw wasn’t even playing catch. A sore shoulder shut him down for most of spring training and he missed the start of the season (ending his string of eight consecutive Opening Day starts). Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s night and day,” he said, comparing the two springs. “Just everything feels good. During the season I didn’t feel bad last year. It was just spring. I had to get over that. But to have a full offseason and now have a full spring feeling healthy. … I’m encouraged by that for sure.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NFL playoff odds report: Full betting guide & trends for AFC divisional round games

first_imgRavens, Chiefs heavy favorites to meet in the AFC championship gameWe saw three road teams pull off upsets in the NFL’s wild-card games, but the oddsmakers think it is very unlikely we see a repeat of that in the divisional round. While there were three spreads of five points or less over wild-card weekend, there is only one spread under a touchdown in the divisional round this weekend, and the betting odds for both AFC games could close in the double digits.Houston and Tennessee each have odds of more than 10-1 to win the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl, but those teams both have reason to believe they can win this weekend. Betting trendsThe road team has covered the spread in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Houston was 5-2-1 ATS on the road this season, so that bodes well for those looking to take the Texans and the points. Additionally, Andy Reid’s playoff struggles have continued in Kansas City, and the Chiefs are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 playoff games. One of those wins was the most impressive playoff victory of Reid’s time in Kansas City though as the Chiefs thrashed the Texans 30-0 in Houston four years ago in the Wild Card Round. This total has moved up, but recent history suggests the under will hit. The under is 4-1 in Kansas City’s last five home playoff games, and the under has cashed in seven of Houston’s last ten games too. MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderBaltimore Ravens (-10) vs. Tennessee Titans, O/U 46.5The Ravens opened as 10-point favorites at home against the Titans this Saturday night. Baltimore is the current favorite to win it all, per the Super Bowl betting odds, but the early action came in on Tennessee. This line was bet all the way down to Baltimore -8.5 before recovering to where it opened as teaser bettors jumped at the chance to cross four key numbers with the Ravens. Given the early line movement, this line is expected to move into the single digits once again prior to kickoff.There has been plenty of movement on the total in this game too. The over/under originally opened at 48.5, but we have seen steady action on the under. Some believe that Lamar Jackson won’t have the same success he had all throughout the regular season in the cold weather, and Ryan Tannehill didn’t make any new fans with his passing numbers against New England. Tannehill averaged just 4.8 YPA against the Patriots last Saturday.Betting trendsTennessee turned around it season by benching Marcus Mariota in favor of Tannehill, so it’s no shock that the Titans are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games against AFC opponents. They have covered in each of their last five road games, and the over has cashed in nine of their last 11 games as this offense has been rejuvenated with Tannehill.Under has been a great bet in Baltimore games. The under has cashed in each of the last six games where the Ravens were favored in the playoffs, and the under is 5-2 in the last seven games in which Baltimore was a road favorite. We’ve also seen the under be the right side in eight of the last 12 games between Baltimore and Tennessee.Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5) vs. Houston Texans, O/U 51Oddsmakers gave Houston a little too much credit after its comeback win over Buffalo when the line opened for this game on Saturday night. The Texans were initially just an eight-point underdog on the road against Kansas City, but that line quickly ballooned to 10 points within a few hours of opening.Although Houston went into Arrowhead Stadium and beat the Chiefs earlier in the season, the Texans were lifeless for most of that game against the Bills, and that performance coupled with how Kansas City looked over the last month of the season led to a surge of Kansas City money. This is the only game with a total in the 50s in the Divisional Round. The total opened at 49, but bettors quickly jumped on the over since Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson are involved, raising this line two points. This game will be played outdoors in Kansas City, but weather is not expected to be a factor with current forecasts calling for the temperature to be in the mid-30s. last_img read more

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Aubameyang winner extends Arsenal’s unbeaten run

first_imgBournemouth, United Kingdom | AFP | Unai Emery claimed Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Bournemouth was a big moment in their season after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended the Gunners’ unbeaten run to 17 matches.Emery’s side took the lead through Jefferson Lerma’s bizarre own goal before Josh King equalised on the stroke of half-time at Dean Court on Sunday.Aubameyang netted his eighth league goal of the season midway through the second half to lift the fifth-placed Gunners within a point of the top four in the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.“It is an important result. We knew this is a difficult stadium, a difficult team,” Emery said.The north Londoners have been revitalised since Emery replaced Arsene Wenger in the close-season and the Spaniard passed another test with this victory.After three successive home draws against Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon and Wolves, it was essential that Arsenal got back to winning ways.“Today is 17 matches we haven’t lost, but the last three matches we drew,” Emery said.“We know that is not enough for us, for our objectives. We were speaking during the week and above all in the two days before the match that it was very important.“The three points is a big moment for us. The result is very important but also we spoke in the dressing room after the first half, when they scored, about the process in our mentality.” But Arsenal were still strong enough to consign Bournemouth to a third successive defeat as Emery’s decision to switch to a back three for the first time paid dividends.“We are finding our best performance with the system, with the players and with the combination,” Emery said.“The most important thing for us is to find the balance consistently in defensive moments because we are conceding more goals than we want. We need to improve.”Bournemouth thought they were ahead early on, but David Brooks was flagged offside as he slotted home King’s through ball.Arsenal went up the other end and Lucas Torreira rattled the foot of the post with a fierce shot, with Alex Iwobi only able to lash the rebound high and wide.Arsenal took the lead in the 30th minute when Lerma accidently volleyed Sead Kolasinac’s cross past Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as he stretched in a failed attempt to clear.Iwobi drew a smart stop out of Begovic as the visitors looked to double their advantage before the break, but instead their run of not leading at half-time this season continued.Cardiff are the only other top-flight side yet to hold a half-time lead in the league this season and King’s smart finish with the last meaningful kick of the opening 45 minutes ensured Bournemouth went in level.When Aubameyang spurned a good chance after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had rolled in his team-mate, Arsenal fans began to call for the introduction of Ozil.But the supporters who made the trip to the south coast were celebrating the lead in the 67th minute.Aubameyang made amends for his earlier miss, sliding in to score from another Kolasinac cross.Ryan Fraser shot straight at Bernd Leno as Bournemouth chased a second equaliser.Share on: WhatsApp Emery left German playmaker Mesut Ozil on the bench and was without French striker Alexandre Lacazette due to a groin injury.last_img read more

Talented girl golfers target national final

first_img23 Jul 2012 Talented girl golfers target national final Talented youngsters from across the country are heading to the national final of the Abraham Trophy for England’s most improved girl golfers. The 21 girls have all qualified for the final on the basis of handicap reduction. They will aim to succeed 2011 winner Ciara Kelly of Worcestershire when they play off for the England Golf title at Delamere Forest Golf Club in Cheshire on Sunday, July 29. They include 12-year-old Amelia Williamson of Royal Cromer in Norfolk, whose mother, Tracey, won the Abraham Trophy in 1983. The Abraham Trophy immediately precedes the English girls’ U13 and U15 championships and is played on the same course. The finalists are: Bedfordshire – Clare Wilkie, 15, of Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Cambs & Hunts – Jade Guest, 11, of Gog Magog Derbyshire – Aimee Wilson, 16, of Mickleover Devon – Emily Morey, 14, and Maddie Stone, 13, both of East Devon Durham – Alexandra Stevenson, 11, of Beamish Park Lancashire – Rachel Morgan, 14, of West Derby Norfolk – Chloe Rowswell, 11, of Eaton and Amelia Williamson, 12, of Royal Cromer Northamptonshire – Millie Billson, 13, of Northamptonshire County and Thalia Martin, 15, of Peterborough Milton Oxfordshire – Victoria Hart, 12, of Hadden Hill Shropshire – Molly Barker, 13 of Horsehay Village Suffolk – Lottie Whyman, 17 and Lily Kent, 17, both of Ipswich Sussex – Fenella Buss, 13, of East Brighton and Anya Olsen, 12, of Worthing Worcestershire & Herefordshire – Alice Brooks, 13, and Phoebe Stanley, both of Gaudet Luce Yorkshire – Bethany Acey, 15, of Sandburn Hall, Kirsty Beckwith, 15, of Moortown Image shows 2011 Abraham Trophy winner, Ciara Kelly of Hagley (Image © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more