Forecasters eye weekend weather system

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — Forecasters from the National Weather Service say a low pressure system will move into the area on Friday. The system will bring a potent mid-level disturbance and the possibility of accumulating snow, some models show from 3 to 5 inches.Meterologist Brian Haines says forecast variables will decrease as the weekend approaches allowing for a more accurate estimate. Currently, the primary areas of concern are Batesville, Connersville, Cincinnati and Wilmington.He says a partially stationary upper-level low will move into the area by Tuesday that will bring temperatures into the 60’s.last_img read more

Boult strikes Windies

first_imgCMC – West Indies’ bid for a series-levelling win over New Zealand was jettisoned by a career-best spell from left-arm fast bowler, Trent Boult, that handed his side a 204-run victory in the second One-day International on Saturday at Hagley Oval.Windies were bowled out for 121 in 28 overs to suffer their heaviest ODI defeat to the New Zealanders, as Boult claimed seven for 34 from his allotted 10 overs to reach 100 ODI wickets.The result left the Caribbean side 0-2 in the three-match series, after the Black Caps also won the first ODI two days earlier at Cobham Oval by five wickets. The final ODI is on Boxing Day, Tuesday, also at Hagley Oval.West Indies gave another insipid performance in the field, as a record sixth-wicket partnership between local boys Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle, along with other solid contributions from the top-order, carried New Zealand to 325 for six off 50 overs.Nicholls hit a personal-best top score of 83 and Astle made 49, sharing 130 to establish a new mark for the sixth-wicket against the Windies, George Worker supported with 58, Ross Taylor made 57 and Colin Munro added 30.Still reeling from the late-innings flourish from Nicholls and Astle that rescued the New Zealanders from 186 for five after the 33rd over, West Indies endured a horrific start to their chase, when Boult removed Kyle Hope, fellow opener Evin Lewis and fellow left-hander Shimron Hetmyer cheaply to leave them wobbling on 21 for three inside the first six overs.Shai Hope stayed long enough with Jason Mohammed to carry the visitors past the 50-run mark before Boult had him caught behind for 23, as the Windies finished the first Power Play on 53 for four.The wickets of Mohammed and Rovman Powell for a first-ball duck to Lockie Ferguson off successive balls in the 16th over, and skipper Jason Holder to the same bowler in the 18th over, snuffed out any chance of the tourists scripting a comeback story.West Indies lost their last three wickets – all to Boult – for 21 in the space of 40 deliveries, as the left-arm fast bowler entered the record books.Boult became the fifth fastest ODI player in terms of matches to reach 100 wickets (56 games) and finished with the second-best ODI figures by a New Zealander behind Tim Southee (7-33).Earlier, the Windies again saw Worker and Munro give New Zealand a flying start, bringing up the first 50 in the sixth over before Sheldon Cottrell, the visitors’ most successful bowler with three for 62 from 10 overs, made the breakthrough.The left-arm fast bowler had Munro caught at mid-on, but Worker would push onto a second consecutive half-century.Cottrell had Neil Broom caught at slip for six in the 11th over and Worker shared 58 with Taylor before he was caught at deep fine leg off Ronsford Beaton.Taylor continued to anchor the batting with a typically breezy half-century, but Holder removed him and Black Caps skipper Tom Latham within three overs to leave the hosts at the crossroads.West Indies however, failed to maintain the pressure, as Nicholls and Astle came together on their home ground and put on a clinic in middle-over batting, manoeuvring the ball around and running well between the wickets to steer their side into a position to launch the final onslaught.The Windies were almost powerless when they did ignite, as sixes and fours rained down to the delight of the crowd.ScorecardNEW ZEALANDG Worker c Powell b Beaton 58C Munro c Mohammed b Cottrell 30N Broom c Holder b Cottrell 6R Taylor c wkpr S Hope b Holder 57*+T Latham c wkpr S Hope b Holder 20H Nicholls not out 83T Astle b Cottrell 49D Bracewell not out 5Extras (lb3, w14) 17TOTAL (6 wkts, 50 overs) 325M Henry, L Ferguson, T Boult did not batFall of wickets: 1-50 (Munro, 6.5 overs); 2-66 (Broom, 10.4); 3-124 (Worker, 18.6); 4-169 (Latham, 30.1); 5-186 (Taylor, 32.6); 6-316 (Astle, 49.2)Bowling: Cottrell 10-0-62-3 (w2); Holder 10-0-52-2 (w1); Beaton 8-0-60-1 (w3); Gabriel 10-0-75-0 (w3); Nurse 10-0-45-0 (w4); Powell 2-0-28-0 (w1)WEST INDIESE Lewis c Bracewell b Boult 10K Hope b Boult 4+S Hope c Latham b Boult 23S Hetmyer c Worker b Boult 2J Mohammed c and b Ferguson 18*J Holder c Munro b Ferguson 13R Powell b Ferguson 0A Nurse c Worker b Boult 27S Cottrell c Latham b Boult 8R Beaton not out 12S Gabriel b Boult 0Extras (lb1, w2, nb1) 4TOTAL (all out, 28 overs) 121Fall of wickets: 1-10 (K Hope, 1.6 overs); 2-15 (Lewis, 3.3); 3-21 (Hetmyer, 5.1); 4-52 (S Hope, 9.5); 5-70 (Mohammed, 15.3); 6-70 (Powell, 15.4); 7-86 (Holder, 17.6); 8-100 (Cottrell, 21.3); 9-121 (Nurse, 27.4)Bowling: Henry 7-0-36-0; Boult 10-3-34-7; Bracewell 5-0-19-0 (w2); Ferguson 4-0-17-3 (1nb); Astle 2-0-14-0Result: New Zealand won by 204 runsSeries: New Zealand lead three-match series 2-0last_img read more