Montreal Tigers finally roar to victory

first_imgMontreal Tigers finally secured a victory in the first edition of the 2018 Global T20 Canada tournament on Wednesday against Edmonton Royals at Maple Leaf King City, Toronto.The Tigers featured in their fourth match, humbled Royals by 15 runs in a low-scoring affairs as nine matches were completed since the commencement of the competition last Thursday.Tigers were invited to bat first on a friendly pitch and tallied up a moderate 129-6 off the 20-overs while; Royals were dismissed for 114 in the 20th over.Montreal Tigers will play their last game in this preliminary stage on Sunday against Toronto Nationals before they start off their second-round segment where first-place will meet sixth-place. Additionally, second-place side will clash with the fifth-place victor and third and fourth-place teams will compete as well.The Tigers’ win was orchestrated by Australia fast-bowler Peter Siddle who snagged a four-wicket haul, yielding only 13 runs from 3.1 probing overs.Siddle was also on a hat-trick during his devastated spell extracting appreciative bounces on a responsive pitch. He bowled at both ends and was admirably supported by his skipper and another speedster Lasith Malinga who finished with 2-29 from four overs. Medium-pacer Kevin Cooper also took two wickets to assist Siddle.Luke Ronchi opened the batting and scored a top-score of 30 for Royals. He was there when his other opening partner Andre Fletcher was comprehensively bowled by 17-year-old Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichane for 9. Agha Salman (10) and Farhaan Behardien (00) felt off successive balls to leave Royals lads reeling at 35-3.Shaiman Anwar offered some resistance to make 24 while Kevin O’Brien made 15 to be the other principal scorers.When proceedings began on a scorching hot-sunny day, Montreal Tigers lost badly out-of-form and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith for 8, while Sunil Narine, whose reputation as an opener has grown tremendously, followed Smith back to the pavilion soon for 9. The innings never got momentum as three left-arm pacers captain Sohail Tanvir, his Pakistani compatriot Mohammed Irfan and South African Wayne Parnell bowled with consistency. However, Moses Henriques once again came to the fore by hitting a responsible 50 while Najibullah Zadran and Sikandar Raza weighed in with 22 not out and 20 respectively. Parnell captured three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs to be the best bowler for the losers.Edmonton Royals will be in action on Friday at the same the venue against Vancouver Knights. Royals have so far appeared in three matches but only came out triumphant on a solitary occasion. Knights currently have two wins from three matches as well.The other two participating teams, Winnipeg Hawks are leading on the points table because of a better net-run-rate. They have two victories from three matches while West Indies “B” team is sitting comfortably at second position with two wins from as many matches. West Indies “B” will be colliding with Hawks on Thursday from 11:00h when the competition continues.Meanwhile, at the presentation ceremony, Siddle was named player-of-the-match. He also stated in a press conference that he was delighted with his performance and also seeing his team capping off a good win. He indicated that he was confident they would have won and is very optimistic the guys will bounce back hard from here to lift the trophy and pocket a cash prize on July 15.last_img read more

Renaissance Faire returns to Irwindale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Every year, Elizabeth Tudor would leave London in the spring and progress through the countryside for the entire summer,” said Faire spokeswoman Rikki Kipple. “It was like a walking PR tour. This was the biggest moment in everyone’s life in the village.” Whether in period-correct costume, or 21st-century attire, an estimated daily attendance of 10,000 is expected. Cori Dunn, 20, of Garden Grove wore a pagan peasant costume a friend made for her during the Faire’s opening day Saturday. “The first day, dress-up is the best because everyone dresses up,” Dunn said. “It’s fun to see the diversity of the costumes.” The men in tights, ladies overflowing from their corsets, humorous insults, double entendre and the Queen’s English can come as a surprise to patrons. It took first-time Faire-goer Steve Montag of Rancho Cucamonga a little while to get used to it. “I was surprised by the risque of it all,” said the 58-year-old. “It’s really good adult humor. I think it gives a lot of people a chance to let go and let their hair down.” While there are specific shows that feature humor that fits into the rated-R category – and a group of in-character Puritans who run around trying to dissuade it all – there are plenty of kid-friendly games, activities and shows. Tsianina Sturges of Baldwin Park took her family straight to the rides and giant swings. But Paula Garcia, 35, of Covina said that she would have to sit down and explain to her children why Elizabethan women displayed their bountiful bosoms so prominently. “\ we say `Don’t look there,”‘ laughed Garcia. “But we knew what to expect and we brought our kids anyway.” Some thought that children were unfazed by the characters with the bodices. “I think that the husbands might be focused on them more than the kids,” said Karen Farrell, 33, of Texas. Andrew Elkins, the show’s general manager, said that this year’s show is bigger and better due to more physical space, more shows and new craftspeople. “Our energy level is high,” he said. “All of our performers are excited to be here and welcome the people.” So whether it’s participating in ax throwing, watching the Washing Well Wenches, Aztec dancers, taiko drummers, jousting knights or cheering for the queen, a commonly trumpeted theme is “go forth and misbehave.” The Faire runs through May 21. For information, call (626) 969-4750 or visit www.renfair.com. lafayette.hight@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRWINDALE – Just a few feet inside a section of the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, a man holding a long, leafy vegetable asks people if they need to use the restroom, or rather “the privy.” “Anyone need to take a `leek?”‘ he asks in flawless deadpan delivery. As evidenced by the bawdy humor, merry wenches, fearless knights, lords, ladies and clergy, the 44th annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Artisan’s Market has returned to Irwindale for its second year. Over seven weekends, this makeshift English village called Chipping under Oakwood and more than 2,000 people cast in various roles will welcome guests back to the 16th century. last_img