By Jonty RalphsmithCOOMOORA IN OMINOUS TOUCHCoomoora has sent a stern message in its final home-and-away match against Fountain Gate. THAT’S NOT A SIGN-OFF…THAT’S A SIGN-OFFHe’d convinced all and sundry that last week was going to be his final game. He wanted to be out there, helping Wilson get one final victory – and save Doveton from Turf 2 relegation. It helped offset the typical Doveton middle-order collapse which came and gave Doveton 172 to bowl out. Wilson scored 19 off 61, batting at five in his final dig, providing steady resistance to help the Doves bat the overs.
A new book, 'The Rochdale Division' by Christopher Fitzgerald, includes a chapter on Paul Simpson's first managerial job - here is an extract. One of Hollins’s most notable movements during his short spell as Rochdale manager was to bring in Paul Simpson the player. “We all expected John to stay, but the chairman told me the board ran out of patience with him, retracted their offer and he had left,” Simpson says. “The FA Cup was a great experience for the players, club, fans and obviously the staff, too,” Simpson recalls. However, injury limited Beech’s impact to disappointing cameos and another of Simpson’s Rochdale vertebrae was dislodged.5 months ago News & Star
The BBC is celebrating 100 years of service and as part of the TV schedule for the occasion, The One Show is rebranding for a week. The 100 Show will also look ahead to the future and discuss what the next 100 years could look like for the BBC. 📺 — BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) October 20, 2022It will be the first programme to broadcast Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s poem celebrating 100 years of the BBC. Lauren, a 15-year-old from Newcastle, won the BBC Young Reporter Competition and she’ll make her debut as she shares a powerful story about her Grandma who is living with Alzheimer’s. “The BBC centenary is a momentous occasion and The One Show is proud to be a part of the celebrations.”Viewers can watch The 100 Show all week on BBC One from Monday, October 24 at 7pm.5 months ago News & Star
Nicola Roberts is one of the celebrities taking on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special this year and she’s admitted to finding the routine difficult to learn. The 37-year-old will be dancing with Strictly professional Giovanni Pernice and she’s one of six celebrities taking on the challenge this festive period. The Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 5.10pm. I’ll be dancing The Waltz under the glitter ball @bbcstrictly #strictly pic.twitter.com/tuGTGfxnal — Nicola Maria Roberts (@NicolaRoberts) December 2, 2022Who won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2021? Last year, singer Anne-Marie and professional dancer Graziano Di Prima were crowned the winners of the Strictly Christmas Special.2 months ago News & Star
Carlisle United fans didn't hold back when they gave us their views on Twitter after the 3-2 defeat to Leyton Orient. They dived and cheated and fouled an got away with it but why not when the ref lets you? Orient played like a Steve Evans side with the dark arts. The Orient players and management team disgraceful mocking the fans in the Paddock (including hand signals!) (@joeleigh95)What I what call a positive defeat given how we played and the circumstances (ref and Orient dark arts).4 months ago News & Star
The SNP’s Westminster leader has said the new Prime Minister is “feart” of voters after he ruled out a general election. Rishi Sunak took office on Tuesday following the resignation of Liz Truss – who was the shortest serving prime minister in history. As Mr Sunak – the third Prime Minister since early September – moves into Number 10, calls from opposition parties for an election to be called grow. The Prime Minister is said to have ruled out calling an election when he spoke to MPs on Monday. The SNP’s Ian Blackford claimed the new Prime Minister is ‘running scared’ of voters (PA)“Rishi Sunak shares the blame for the Tory economic crisis.4 months ago News & Star
Antonio Conte admitted that England captain Harry Kane is “really, really tired” less than a week before England fly out to the World Cup. Really, really tired and yesterday we had a soft training session and at one point he stopped himself to recover energy. Antonio Conte admitted Kane is fatigued ahead of the World Cup (David Davies/PA)“Another could be selfish and think for himself because in one week they have to play the World Cup. Instead, Harry Kane showed to be a really good man. “He did that, not just with the goal, but some of his final passes and link-up play was really good, too.4 months ago News & Star
If today's Quordle is keeping you on your toes. Here's how you can play the mind-bending game, some hints to help you along with today's puzzle and that all-important answer when you can't take it anymore! Just like its word game cousin, the tile colour changes depending on your answers. When you guess a word on Quordle, it will appear in all four answer boxes. If you have given up on today’s game, then we can save you the misery.4 months ago News & Star