Jamaica cricket in good hands, says Miller

first_img Miller also had high praises for the Scorpions’ coaching staff for their outstanding performance in helping to prepare players for the tournament. “I must credit the whole coaching staff home and away – the assistant coach and the head coach Robert (Samuels) – because they have been doing a fantastic good behind the scenes in helping the batters to get the best out of them,” he said. The Scorpions’ score of 434 in the semi-final against dethroned champions Trinidad and Tobago is the highest score in regional Super50 tournament. Miller noted that the Scorpions’ batting performance in the tournament was one of the best he has seen in many years. “We had some games when we really batted well and the semi final was the top of three and so well done to the team and I am super proud for everyone who did well and hopefully we can improve from here,” Miller said. HIGH PRAISES Jamaica Scorpions Captain Nikita Miller said despite their defeat to Barbados Pride in the final of the Regional Super50 tournament, he is proud of the team’s performance. The Scorpions, who had six players making their debuts in the competition, which was hosted jointly by Barbados and Antigua, went down by 52 runs to Pride in Saturday’s final. However, despite the defeat, Miller said he was delighted with the way the team fought throughout the tournament. “I am disappointed with the outcome of the game (final), but I am not disappointed with the way my team showed fight and the way they equipped themselves throughout the tournament,” said Miller. “With a team with six debutants, six players who just started playing for Jamaica, its a plus for us and I believe that credit should go to this team for the way they showed fight throughout the tournament after going down in the first game,” Miller said. He added that the future of the Jamaica’s cricket is in good hands and with right guidance and proper training, these players can become top players in the region. “We have some good young players who are coming into their own now and making the most of their abilities, and I believe that all goes well for us going forward, but we just need a little bit more work to get their talent to the next level,” Miller said.last_img read more

‘OIL’ NOT BE BEATEN BY STORM SAYS BATTLING SUPERMARKET BOSS

first_imgStephen O’Donnell (right) with his son Gavin at their dark supermarket in Crolly yesterday.A supermarket owner went back to the ‘dark ages’ to make sure his business remained open during Storm Rachel yesterday.Stephen O’Donnell, who owns the Mace Supermarket in Crolly, arrived at his business at 6.30am to find it in darkness.The business had been struck by lightning which left phonelines and power out. The busy Go garage owned by the O’Donnell family in Crolly.But rather than disappointing his customers, Stephen decided the shop would open.He dug out some paraffin oil lanterns which he purchased thinking they were antique a number of years ago.And those, combined with head-lights and candles, kept the shop open throughout the day.Those who only had credit cards and didn’t have cash were trusted and were allowed to pay another day. Stephen described it as one of the busiest days in recent times.Staff even used old fashioned calculators to take a note of how much items cost.“We decided that we owed it to our customers to stay open because we knew there would be a lot of people looking for coal and foodstuff.“I just thought of the lanterns and they worked really well. I thought they were antiques and although I don’t think they are, they certainly did the job,” he said.Stephen, who also runs the adjoining Go Service Station, paid tribute to his staff. “They were trying conditions but everyone got stuck in. We’re open around 27 years and a lot of the staff are with us for up to 24 years.“They’re very loyal and I would like to thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty today.‘Hopefully we’ll be back to normal tonight. I would also like to pay tribute to the ESB workers who worked so hard to get everyone back their power,” he said.‘OIL’ NOT BE BEATEN BY STORM SAYS BATTLING SUPERMARKET BOSS was last modified: January 16th, 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)last_img read more