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Volunteers needed for sampling of water wells and springs

first_imgCollecting water samples from water wells and sprigs that will be sent to Simon Fraser University and other partner laboratories for analyses to determine the age of the water and the chemical signature of different aquifers (including: metals, cations, anions, hardness, dissolved gases and various isotopes).Addresses and names will be kept strictly confidential and any publications will not identify your location.Advertisement Over the past 3 years, the ministry and university have been working on a pilot project to improve understanding of groundwater in the rural area surrounding Dawson Creek, and are now expanding the project to include the entire Peace River regional district.To date, the study has included sampling private wells and springs, drilling observation wells and conducting non-invasive geophysical surveys along roadways and in fields, hoping to create a picture of how groundwater is moving through the Peace River basin.Participating residents will experience benefits of being a volunteer, including being provided with the results of water analyses and the opportunity for a one-to-one discussion, at your convenience, to interpret those results.- Advertisement -Contribution to this initiative will help lead the ministry to improve water security for residents who depend on well water for both domestic and agricultural needs.The ministry has published their method of observation, which goes to the following:Determining accurate elevation of water table using sonar inside existing water wells and GPS at the surface. Total time to sample a well is approximately 1 hour.If you have a water well or a spring, or know some who does and may be interested, you’re encouraged to contact Catherine Henry at 250 782 9852 or by email at groundwaterstudy@gmail.com to schedule a sampling time.For more information or further discussion, contact Chelton van Geloven at 250 565 4462 or email chelton.vangeloven@gov.bc.ca.center_img Measuring pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and oxidation/reduction potential on site.last_img read more

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Reliving the dream with Hull legend Windass

first_imgBorn in Hull on April Fool’s Day in 1969, Dean’s parents John and Doreen tell him that he started kicking a football from the tender age of two. So it was a no brainer what he wanted to do when he grew up and the rest as they say, is history.An perfect specimen of the old school footballer if there was one, Windass walked through his history with SportPesa News on Thursday evening having been part of the advance team from Hull who jetted into the country on Tuesday ahead of the Tigers’ monumental match in Kenya this weekend.Record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC, will take on Hull City at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday at 3pm local time (+3GMT) in an encounter that best encapsulates his football career; staggering.As a young boy, Windass was a Hull supporter like many other lads that call the English city and unitary authority that is home to over 260,000 inhabitants founded in the 12th century home and regularly attended matches at the Boothferry Stadium in support of the Tigers.“When I was two years old, my parents say I used to kick around a football in the garden.“Sometimes people ask how do you become a footballer, well sometimes you’re just born with the talent and I consider myself very fortunate,” the 49-year old former striker said.“Growing up a Hull fan as a kid was incredible. I would go watch the games with my dad from when I was six years old and from then I had a dream to play football, to play for Hull,” he added.Windass’ journey to becoming one of the best players to ever grace the pitch for his home town team that now sits in the second-tier of English football, the Championship was not always easy.Dean Windass in his prime, celebrating scoring for Hull City FC in an English Championships match in 1999. PHOTO/Courtesy/AgenciesTo make it in the professional ranks in a country that rates among the best paying nation for football talent takes loads of guts, something Windass admits he had plenty in supply.“As a footballer, it’s not just about playing. Everything you do off the field matters as well.“You have to be mentally strong and if you are and committed then you will have a great career. If you’re weak then you just fall by the wayside. So I’m fortunate that I was a strong character,” Windass advised.He started his career as a trainee for Hull until he was released by the Tigers and before he got a shove in the right direction, Windass played non-league football and did some handiwork until 1991 when he was brought back to Hull by coach Terry Dolan.Throughout his entire playing career during different spells with his home club, he scored 82 goals in 205 matches for the Tigers, making him the club’s fifth all-time top scorer.Without a doubt, the goal that will forever be the talk of the town is his superbly struck volley in the 38th minute of the 2008 Football League Championship Play-off Final against Bristol City FC.Seasoned Frazier Campbell, who is part of the travelling team coming to play Gor, picked Dean out with a lovely pass and the goal that followed was a thing of absolute beauty.As he ran with both his hands in the air in jubilant celebration, neither he nor the thousands of Hull fans watching knew that would be the goal to punch their ticket into English top flight for the first time in the club’s history.A jaw-dropping achievement considering the Tigers were founded in 1904 and Windass’ goal brought an end to 112 years of waiting to dine at the top table of the game in a country credited with inventing football.Professional football“All the hard work you put in throughout your career all comes down to one defining moment that changes your life.“As soon as Frazier picked me out with the pass, I had to make one decision and I am grateful that it was the right one,” Dean reminisced.“It was obviously a way more special moment for me because I’m from Hull. I was born and raised there and the fans were in harmony with me, it was a very special day.Throughout his 21-year professional career, Dean celebrated two promotions playing for numerous clubs both in England and Scotland.He played with dozens of huge names in football and played against even bigger ones.The now Hull Club Ambassador admits that the toughest defender he ever had to go up against was Arsenal FC’s former captain, Tony Adams.“Tony was a great defender. It was always a challenge to play against him whenever I did.“That’s the thing about playing in the Premier League, you don’t find bad players. There’s only the best of the best,” he added.The father of two became Hull’s oldest –ever scorer after his last Premier League goal at the age of 39.Windass has two sons, Josh (24) and Jordan (19) who he had with ex-wife, Helen, whom he married on July 31, 1993. She was a police officer from Hull.Josh followed in his father’s footsteps and plays professional football for giants Glasgow Rangers in Scotland.He has scored 12 goals in 53 appearances for the club and looks as though he will go on to become an amazing player just as his mentor.“Josh is doing very well at the minute and that gives me joy. I’m very proud of both my kids, they’re great,” he said with a smile on his face.Windass’ career featured stints at Aberdeen, Oxford United FC, Bradford City FC, Middlesbrough FC, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Oldham Athletic FC.At Bradford, fans of European giants, Liverpool FC, who will play Spanish aristocrats, Real Madrid CF in the final of the UEFA Champions League later this month, will not forget the stocky striker, who maintains his shape and appetite to kick a football despite retiring the game.The date, May 14, 2000, the last day of the Barclaycard Premier League (as the EPL was known then) and Bradford, under Paul Jewell, needed to beat the Merseyside titans to survive relegation.That offered Windass the perfect moment to flirt with football destiny, catapulting hime from a journeyman forward into legendary status when he helped them avoid the drop miraculously when they beat Liverpool 1-0 through a David Wetherall header.He forced then Liverpool keeper, Sander Westerveld to a smart save in the dying embers of the match but there was no need for any further goals as he completed the season as Bradford’s top scorer with 10, in staging one of the most memorable escape acts in Premier League history.Windass had endeared to Bradford supporters having been signed by Jewell in March 1999 when he refused to go on holiday to be fit for their Premier League campaign having helped them finish second in the first division to earn promotion.In the far removed world of the rich and pampered modern day Premier League stars, Windass’ work ethic and commitment to the cause is part of what has made him a living legend and model professional in a country where football is a national staple.What’s even more compelling is that he was never relegated as a player.“All clubs I played for felt like home for me and I’m very grateful that the fans liked me. Initially it was hard to leave Hull for the first time in my life when was Josh was two years old,” he begun.“I had to go to Aberdeen and start a new life, meet new people and make new friends. It all turned out great and I can only look back at it and smile because it was successful.“I never got relegated as a player as well and for that fact I feel very fortunate,” the humble 5ft 10in Hull legend said.Windass professes the greatest ever English player to grace the Premier League is Paul Gascoigne and rejoices in the fact that he got the chance to play against him, with the two eventually developing a remarkable bond as friends.Five asideHull City FC legend, Dean Windass enjoys a kick about in Nairobi after arriving in Kenya as part of the Tigers party ahead of their match against Gor Mahia FC on Sunday, May 13, 2018. PHOTO/SPNWhen asked to name his greatest ever five-aside team, he scratched his head in deep thought for a bit before finally making up his mind.He names Arsenal great David Seaman in goal and just as is in his nature, the rest of the players are all attackers.Gascoigne of course, Nigerian sensation Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Everton and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney and the man himself, Windass complete his select side that on paper, would give any full team a run for their money.“Gazza was a character and he became a very good friend of mine. I mean, to watch him on DVD’s and then have the honor to play against him was surreal,” he underlined.Though not a pretty good cook, he occasionally whips up the culinary delight he knows and doubles up as his favorite food, Spaghetti Bolognaise.“As a footballer, all you eat is things like rice, beans, chicken and jacket potatoes.“Spag-bol (as he calls it), is one of the few things I can cook,” Windass chuckled.Windass has been the Tigers envoy for just under four years and he values the position so much so that he refers to it as a privilege.“It’s an honour to have the chance to represent the club as an ambassador and I’m grateful to the owners for giving me the opportunity to give back to my home club even after retirement.“Many don’t do what players used to do in the past, in terms of giving back to the community by going out to schools to present trophies and give certificates,” the retired forward who is as enthusiastic as his days when he terrorised defenses mused.“These days it’s coming back in clubs such as Swansea City FC, Everton FC and it’s very important,” Windass stated.He was part of an elite team of coaches from Hull who came to Kenya in November 2016 to offer his knowledge in selecting a SportPesa All Stars team that would eventually travel to the KCOM Stadium to play in a historic friendly.The Kenyans lost 2-1 but left England with much needed exposure.Gor’s Humphrey Mieno scored the consolation goal for the All Stars and will now have another go at the Hull players when Dylan Kerr’s charges take to the field on Sunday.“It’s great to be back in Kenya, it’s been a while. The last time I was here, I left knowing that I have left a big family behind.“Most of the Kenyan players still WhatsApp me to check up on me, which is absolutely amazing. The talent in this country is immense and I’m glad I got to see some pretty great players,” Windass offered.“I’m very excited for the game, though it’s been a long season for the lads I’m pretty sure they will put on a great show. I hope nobody gets injured and the game has a couple of goals.“It should be a great one!”The Hull playing unit arrive in the country on Friday evening and will hold a training session on Saturday before the big kick-off the following day at the spanking new pitch at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.There is plenty for Kenyan footballers to learn from the retired striker who despite hit the peak of his sport by sheer grit, humility, commitment, discipline and above all, the gift that continues to give even after earning a potful of money.-By Sportpesanews.com-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Retired Hull City FC legend, Dean Windass, in a television interview with local television station, K24 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the build up to the Tigers game with Gor Mahia FC that will be played at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday, May 13, 2016. Windass is the Tigers ambassador. PHOTO/SPNNAIROBI, Kenya- The sound of thousands of fans screaming his name on Saturday May 24, 2008 at the iconic home of English football- Wembley Stadium-in London was deafening.The man who was showered with adulation and entered football folk role that day was none other than Dean Windass. He single-handedly made history by scoring a stunning volley that took Hull City FC to the promised land of the English Premier League for the first time ever.last_img read more

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Homeboyz appoint Muyoti new head coach

first_img0Shares0000Nicholas Muyoti gives instructions to his Thika United team at half time during their match against AFC Leopards on September 20 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz have appointed immediate former Nzoia Sugar boss Nicholas Muyoti as their new head coach and will be assisted by Peter Okidi, both taking charge on one-year contracts.“We had a shortlist of almost 20 coaches but for us Muyoti stood out and with our policy of giving youth a chance and him being a young coach, he fit the bill we required. I have utmost faith in him and Okidi that they will help the team improve,” Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula stated. He added; “It is good for us to trust our local coaches because that’s the only way we will grow them. I have vowed never to appoint any foreign coach in my team after what happened before,” further stated Shimanyula.Homeboyz were without a coach after Fred Nkata was fired amidst match fixing claims with veteran forward Allan Wanga and goalkeeper David Juma taking charge on interim basis alongside technical director Eliud Omukuya.Kakamega Homeboyz Allan Wanga against Tusker FC’s Hashim Sempala. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWanga has literally led from the front, scoring five goals for the Kakamega based side including last weekend’s solo strike that handed them a slim 1-0 win over his former side Tusker FC.The forward will now resume his normal duties as the club’s lead striker as he looks to bag the KPL golden boot.“He is a good coach and has proved with the little time he has been at Nzoia and as a team we will give them the full support they need to see the team achieve its targets this season,” Wanga said of the appointment of Muyoti, a former Kenyan international.Muyoti however arrives in Kakamega after a lull period with Nzoia, three losses on the trot seeing them drop to 11th in the standings.He finds Homeboyz placed ninth and his first task will be against Sofapaka at the Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday. He has already faced Batoto ba Mungu with the 2009 champions beating his Nzoia side 1-0.Mathare’s James Situma (L) vies for the ball with Festus okiring of kakamega homeboyz during their kpl match at Moi kasarani on January 19,2019.ERICK BARASAShimanyula has meanwhile raised the bar for them and says the only term for the renewal of their contracts will be if they guide the team to finish in the top five.“We have good players. It was only the coaching that was the problem. Now with new people at the helm, we will do well. Minimum for them is a top five finish. We are in good form and we won away to Tusker, now we want to extend that to Sofapaka,” Shimanyula stated.Muyoti, a former Kenyan international has had a bit of experience in coaching having worked at AFC Leopards as both assistant and caretaker coach and took full time coaching jobs at Thika and Nzoia.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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BALLYBOFEY MAN ‘CRACKS THE CODE’ AND SCOOPS €10,000 ON LOTTO SHOW!

first_imgJohn Magee from Ballybofey, Co.Donegal has won €10,000 in the Crack the Code game on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday 21st March 2015. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery; John Magee, the winning player and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyA Ballybofey man has scooped €10,000 in the Crack the Code game on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE.John Magee appeared on the popular television show on Saturday night last.  Million Euro Challenge Scratch Card players can also enter a supplementary game, Crack The Code, have the chance to appear on the show and win up to €10,000.To enter, players must register the eight character code on the stub portion of their Million Euro Challenge Scratch Card on the National Lottery’s website lottery.ie.Each week a code will be generated by players on the gameshow from all valid online entries received and three players who have entered this code will be selected to appear on the show.John was this week’s winner.  BALLYBOFEY MAN ‘CRACKS THE CODE’ AND SCOOPS €10,000 ON LOTTO SHOW! was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CRack The CodedonegalJohn Mageenational lotterylast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: CONVOY SENIOR LADIES EARN FINE WIN OVER FOUR MASTERS

first_imgClub lottoCaroline smith dvo, Elaine Gallagher convoy, Marian prunty, Eileen mc Mullan, vonnie leyden. Counties were TY KK KE CN next week lotto €4050The Club are also hosting Lá na gClubanna on Sun 8th MayOur Gaa Clubs, Our People and our Communities . Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy music ,football and fun.St Mary’s Convoy are celebrating their involvement in the award winning GAA Healthy Clubs project with a special event on Sunday, May 8th – La na gClubanna. St Mary’s is one of just 60 clubs nationwide participating in Phase 2 and the Club Executive and Healthy Clubs project team would like to invite all members of the community to help celebrate this achievement through our local launch at La na gClubanna .Training for all teams continues as normal check FB page for detailsSenior Ladies had a fine win over Four Masters on SunAnd the Senior men won v Pettigo on Sat Well done to All our players and Mentors involved with county squads at the weekendGAA NEWS: CONVOY SENIOR LADIES EARN FINE WIN OVER FOUR MASTERS was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAASportlast_img read more

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Letterkenny shopowner didn’t sleep a wink after lucky lotto win

first_imgThe owner of the Letterkenny shop which sold the Euromillions Plus €500,000 winning ticket didn’t get much sleep last night!Ciaran McKenna, owner of Oldtown Stores in Letterkenny said he was too excited to get some shut eye.This is the shop’s first big lotto win. But Ciaran said the town is buzzing with excitement as to the identity of the winner.He said “I didn’t have a wink of sleep last night with the excitement. The store is only open for the past five years and it’s our first big lottery win. Due to the nature of our business, we get very little passing trade so we are almost certain that the win is local so it will be a great boost for the town.“The store is absolutely hopping this morning with well-wishers for the lucky winner. Whoever the winner is, they should know that the whole town is absolutely delighted for them and we hope that they enjoy their new found fortune,” he said.The National Lottery is now encouraging all of its players in Donegal to check their EuroMillions tickets carefully. A spokesperson said: “While the incredible €99 million EuroMillions jackpot wasn’t won, in excess of 89,000 players in Ireland won prizes including our lucky players in Letterkenny and Arklow who won €500,000 and €34,094 respectively.If you are one of the lucky ticketholders, be sure to sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery Winner’s Room to get your prize”.Letterkenny shopowner didn’t sleep a wink after lucky lotto win was last modified: August 21st, 2018 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Have Kyler Murray and the Cardinals figured out the 49ers defense?

first_imgAt 8-1, the 49ers have largely dominated their opponents so far in the 2019 season.But so far against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, they have been on the receiving end.Arizona held the ball for more than 10 minutes in the first quarter, jumping out to a 9-0 lead. San Francisco, the NFC’s top team, suddenly looked to be off balance, gaining only 2 yards on 10 plays with a single first down coming by penalty in … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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CosplayMIX 14 Colors Mixed Colors 60cm Lolita Cosplay Heat Resistant Women Curly Wig : This wig is fantastic, amazing quality and really well made

first_imgAcquired it for aspect of my halloween costume and astonished at the excellent of it. Arrived on time and wrapped in a web which retains the wig curly.Wasn’t expecting the wig to be very good but when it arrived it was the full reverse. Totally wonderful ????.CosplayMIX 14 Colors Mixed Colors 60cm Lolita Cosplay Heat Resistant Women Curly Wig+ Cap(Grey with Black)1 Free wig cap to help you to create a perfect lookingThere is an adjusted hook inside,therefore one size fits mostSynthetic Hair –Soft touch and natural looking, feels and move like real human hairPerfect for halloween,themed parties and fancy dress parties or just for a change of look. Great for Cosplay Costume, fancy ball and sports-themed events.You can restyle this wig by youself with blow dryer, straighteners or curlers without damaging it up to 140 degreesAcquired this for halloween for costume a wig, so was shocked that it was as terrific as it was for the funds. Have acquired hair pieces in advance of in the past that charge 4 instances the selling price of this wig and no in which around the thickness or excellent of this. Quite impressed and was shipped quite swiftly.Just experienced it get there at work and am really amazed. Colour is attractive, hair is delicate and so curly accurately what i was after for a extravagant costume costume.Took for a longer period than anticipated to get there but properly value the wait around, prospects services have been outstanding and could not be extra pleased with the outcome. Will undoubtedly be preserving an eye in this shop, my son was delighted with his purchase it was exactly as anticipated.CosplayMIX 14 Colors Mixed Colors 60cm Lolita Cosplay Heat Resistant Women Curly Wig+ Cap(Grey with Black) :last_img read more

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TNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80 Then, Racela was called for a technical foul allowing Paul Lee to cut the deficit to six, 91-85, from as high as 16.Star was called for its first foul after Jio Jalalon hit Jayson Castro with 4:07 to go.Despite the foul situation, TNT managed to hold on to win with Rice hitting a dagger of a jumper with 26 seconds remaining that gave the KaTropa a 102-96 lead.Rice finished with a game-high 43 points to go along with 19 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy each had 12 points.Kristofer Acox led the Hotshots with 18 points and 18 boards.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PBA IMAGESTNT chalked up its third straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the expense of Star, 104-99, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The KaTropa improved to 7-3 to overtake defending champion San Miguel, which has a 6-3 card, for the fourth spot while the Hotshots stayed in sixth place. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ TNT head coach Nash Racela liked that his team was able to play through calls that didn’t go their way.“We’ve been going through ups and downs but I think the more important thing is us finding ways to win and that’s exactly the same message I had for Glen (Rice Jr.) during one of our timeouts because he was complaining about the non-calls,” said Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I just reminded them the refs won’t adjust for sure and the only we can do is find ways to win.”Rice had three quick fouls in a span of 10 seconds early in the fourth quarter. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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England eye first home series win over South Africa since 1998

first_imgThe contrast between Joe Root and the returning Faf du Plessis could not be starker as the respective captains of England and South Africa head for Trent Bridge for the second Test starting on Friday.Root delivered a captain’s innings in his opening game in charge to lay the foundations for a 211-run victory on Sunday and quash inevitable suggestions that extra responsibility might affect his own form.As he looks to turn the screw in the second Test, his only problem is whether to retain two spinners at a ground which traditionally favours seamers.While Root will bat away suggestions aired by former England captain Geoffrey Boycott that his side should secure a four-Test whitewash, England are well-placed to inflict their first home series victory on South Africa since 1998.Even the welcome return for the tourists of Du Plessis may not be enough to change the series dynamic established at Lord’s, particularly with seamer Kagiso Rabada suspended for Trent Bridge, a ground where he could probably have thrived.Mistake compounded mistake for South Africa in the first Test, with Root and Bairstow both dropped off catchable chances, poor judgment exercised on reviews and potential wickets lost to no-balls.Moreover, the BBC’s respected correspondent Jonathan Agnew said South Africa’s fielding drill ahead of the start was the worst he had witnessed in watching hundreds of Test matches, and labelled their final batting collapse “embarrassing.”All of which combined to give Root the gentlest introduction to Test captaincy. The regular clatter of South African wickets obviated any difficult decisions about bowling changes, and England’s own second-innings collapse even ensured he was not tested on when to make a declaration.advertisementEngland’s two contestable selections, Gary Ballance and Liam Dawson, are again included in the 12 for the second Test and, with hot weather set to continue and 14 wickets falling to England spinners at Lord’s, Root will be tempted to go with his winning team.Veteran paceman Jimmy Anderson always thrives at Trent Bridge, taking 53 wickets in his eight tests including seven when he last faced South Africa there in 2003. Stuart Broad is almost as prolific on his own ground and memorably took 8/15 against Australia on his last run out in 2015.South Africa will make at least two changes, with the out-of-form JP Duminy possibly making way for the returning Du Plessis and Chris Morris or Duanne Olivier tipped to replace Rabada. There was more bad news on Monday when coach Russell Domingo returned home after the death of his mother.last_img read more

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