Palmer to lead Ja Scorpions

first_imgPaul Palmer Jr has been named to lead the Jamaica Scorpions in this year’s WICB Four-Day Professional League.The 23-year-old former Under-19 skipper replaces long-time captain Tamar Lambert.Palmer Jr a left-hand opening batsman, who is yet to represent Jamaica at the senior regional level, has represented the Combined Campuses and Colleges and the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI in two first-class and two one-day matches.There was no place for the 34-year-old Lambert in the13-man squad for their opening fixture against Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval on November 6.The squad, which was announced yesterday at the end of the sixth and final trial match at Sabina Park, also includes Barbados batsman Kirk Edwards, who was drafted earlier thisseason.Meanwhile, rain brought a premature end to the sixth trial match yesterday.Resuming on six without loss in chase of 310 for victory, John Campbell’s XI closed on 168 for six against Palmer’s XI. Opener Campbell made 31 while leg-spinner, Damion Jacobs claimed three for 19 for Palmer’s XI.Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell, Brandon King, Kirk Edwards, Chadwick Walton, Andre McCarthy, Carlton Baugh Jr, David Bernard Jr, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Marquino Mindley, Jason Dawes and Nicholson Gordon.last_img read more


first_imgA pizza delivery man has been ordered to participate in the Pro-Social Drivers programme after being charged with dangerous driving. Shaji Matthew, 46, with an address at Caislean Court, Castlefin appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with dangerous driving. Mr Matthew, an employee of Domino’s Pizza was charged with dangerous driving in relation to an incident which occurred on the duel carriageway near Raymoughy, Letterkenny on the 23rd of December.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court, “Gardaí observed a red corolla with a delivery sign on its roof pull up on the hard shoulder on the duel carriageway close to the Manorcunningham roundabout.“He then performed a U-turn on the road and headed back down the duel carriageway in the wrong direction.“He then proceeded to also drive around the roundabout in the wrong direction which was obviously extremely dangerous in both incidents.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court, “My client had received a call that his wife had taken ill – and had been rushed to hospital.“He basically dropped everything and decided to head immediately to the hospital to attend to his wife.“He obviously made a big error – but was in a bit of panic after the phone call he had received and didn’t think.“A disqualification would adversely effect his employment – and I’d appeal to the court for my client to participate in a Pro-Social Drivers programme.Judge John Faughnan directed the defendant to participate in the four-week driving programme but adjourned the matter until July 18th.PIZZA DELIVERY MAN DROVE AROUND ROUNDABOUT IN THE WRONG DIRECTION was last modified: January 19th, 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:dangerous drivingDomino’s Pizza DeliveryincidentRoundaboutShaji Matthewlast_img read more