LONDON: Rain has disrupted two of the three opening matches on the West Indies Cricket Board Invitational Under-15s tour of Britain. Not a ball was bowled in a highly-anticipated contest with the Chris Gayle Academy at Woodford Green in the British capital. Then, only 27 overs were possible against the Kent Emerging Player Programme at Redbourn Cricket Club, where opener Nico Reifer finished with an undefeated 68 from 77 balls that included half-dozen fours and a pair of sixes, after the WICB Under-15s were put in to bat. In the only completed match, the visitors suffered a 64-run defeat against the London & East Region squad last Sunday at the Bushy Metropolitan Police Cricket Ground. The WICB Under-15s failed to successfully chase 168, with their captain, Kirstan Kallicharran, leading the way with 33. The Under-15s are due to play three more matches on the tour. TOUR INVITATION The tour was organised following an invitation from the England Barmy Army Colts. It has the potential to become an annual event, depending on its success this year. It will provide the players with the opportunity to showcase their skills against their peers from another country, and serve as a great tool for talent identification and development. Summarised scores: At Bushy Metropolitan Police Cricket Ground on Sunday, August 23: London & East Region won by 64 runs. LONDON & EAST REGION, 167 off 39.2 overs (J. Smith 69, C. Scott 50, Raewin Senior 3-28, Dane Edwards 3-28, Joshua Bishop 2-25). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s, 103 off 26.4 overs (Kirstan Kallicharran 33, A. Nazir 7.4-0-30-5, K. Peters 3-25). At Woodford Green on Monday, August 24: No-result (not a ball bowled due to rain). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s vs CHRIS GAYLE ACADEMY. At Redbourn Cricket Club on Tuesday, August 25: No-result (due to rain interruption). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s, 116 for three off 27 overs (Nico Reifer 68 not out, Kirstan Kallicharran 21) vs KENT EMERGING PLAYER PROGRAMME.
FUNDRAISER: A fundraising cycle in aid of Dungloe Community Hospital will be held in memory of the late Peter Anderson who sadly passed away last September.Peter passed away after a short but brutal illness, but he was cared for with dignity and love by the dedicated team in the end of life unit at Dungloe Community Hospital in his final weeks. Before he died his family made a promise that they would do a bike ride to raise funds for the hospital.He couldn’t praise them enough for this and the staff were also a huge comfort and support to his family.Peter was born in Newcastle, Co. Down, so, it seems fitting to cycle from there to Dungloe in his memory.Friends and family will be doing this on 30th Apr and 1st of May with an overnight stop in Omagh. Organisers of the event have urged people to please donate – you can do so where you by accessing sponsorship forms or online at https://www.idonate.ie/pedalforpeterAlso, you can follow their progress on Facebook, where they’ll keep you posted on anticipated arrival time in Dungloe on May 1st.https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-for-PeterThe family and a group of friends will be meeting up with the cyclists in the Lidl car park, Carnmore Road at 4 o’ clock on Sun 1st May to welcome the cyclists as they arrive and to walk ahead of them to the hospital.All welcome to join them at Lidl – afterwards there will be a meeting in the Stepping Stone, where a raffle will be held,with many great prizes, including a shirt signed by Sean Kelly.Any other cyclists interested in joining the cycle run between Dungloe and Omagh, please contact Ita on 087 9636358.Just one correction – the piece about Lidl above.It should read as follows :-The family and a group of friends will gather at the lidl Car park on the Carnmore Rd, Dungloe at 4 o’ clock on sun., May 1st. they will then walk as a group to the hospital to welcome the cyclists as they arrive there. all welcome to join the walkers at lidl PEDAL FOR PETER: COAST TO COAST CYCLE FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PETER ANDERSON was last modified: April 14th, 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:CHARITY CYCLEDownFeaturesnewsPeter Anderson