Killbillies to conclude home schedule tomorrow

first_imgThe Fort St. John Killbillies will be wrapping up their home schedule on Saturday as they take on Prince George. In their last outing on May 30 the Killbillies were in action in a hard hitting affair against the Northern Mayhem, but fell 180-139.Tickets for the home finale against the Rated PG Rollergirls can be purchased at ZooFood in advance of the game, or at the door the night of the tilt at the North Peace Arena. Tickets are $10. Doors are slated to open at 6 p.m. with the game to begin at 7.After tomorrow’s game the Killbillies will continue the busiest stretch of their season as they’ll be on the road for another contest next Saturday, their third tilt in a span of 21 days.- Advertisement –last_img

Ashes 2019: Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston in 18 years after Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon heroics

first_imgAustralia created history on Monday and in quicker time than most would have expected as they wrapped up victory in the first Ashes Test against England inside two sessions on the final day to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.Nathan Lyon was expected to do most of the damage on Day 5 and he didn’t disappoint, ending up with 6 wickets in the second innings and 9 in total in the match. He finished with 6 for 49 as Australia bowled England out for 146 to win the match by 251 runs at Edgbaston.It was Lyon’s 15th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and Australia’s first victory at Edgbaston, considered to be England’s fortress, in 18 years. England were undefeated at this ground in any format since 2015 but the fortress has finally been breached.During the course of the second innings, Lyon also completed 350 Test wickets, becoming the 17th-fastest bowler to reach the landmark in his 87th match.Lyon was superbly supported by Pat Cummins from the other end and finished with 4 wickets for 32 runs. Cummins completed 100 Test wickets in the process in just 21 matches, becoming the second-fastest Australian pacer to achieve the feat after Charlie Turner, who had taken 100 wickets in 17 Tests way back in 1895. Overall, Cummins is joint-21st on the list among all bowlers.Pat Cummins now has 100 Test wickets in just 21 matches!Among Australian pacemen, only Charlie Turner, way back in Feb 1895, achieved it in fewer Tests (17)Bill Johnson, Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson – took 22 Tests!#Ashes#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019And all this was achieved after Australia were reeling at 122 for 8 at one stage in the first innings on Day 1. It was only the brilliance of Steve Smith, returning to Test cricket after his one year ball-tampering ban, that kept Australia in the game throughout the four innings. In the last 100 years of Ashes cricket, a team has ended up on the winning side after being down 122 for 8 or less in the first innings only on three occasions including this one.advertisementSmith scored 144 in the first innings and 142 in the second and was deservedly named man-of-the-match. He became the fifth Aussie batsman to score two hundreds in an Ashes Test and the first from either side after Matthew Hayden, who managed the feat in 2002.Smith’s knock in the first innings if being hailed as one of the greatest in Ashes history. He was the difference between the two sides as Australia could register their second biggest win in Edgbaston after their 254-run victory in 2004.Results – Opening Test match of an #Ashes seriesin England: Australia 12, England 11, Drawn 13in Australia: Australia 17, England 12, Drawn 6#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019England meanwhile, had taken a 90-run lead in the first innings and were in a decent position in the match after the second day but they just couldn’t get past the genius of Smith and Lyon, which ultimately led to their downfall.This is only the fourth instance when England have lost a Test match after taking a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more. This is also the fifth time Australia have managed to win a Test after conceding a first innings lead.Overall, this is the biggest win in terms of runs in Test cricket for a team after conceding a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more.Also Read | Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon script victory as Australia go 1-0 up vs EnglandAlso Read | Rory Burns the 2nd English batsman to bat on all 5 days of an Ashes TestAlso Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test Day 5 Highlightslast_img read more