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Ben Stokes perished for nought at Lords

English cricket continues to fall apart at the seams - and not even Cumbria's finest - Ben Stokes could rescue them at India won the second test at Lords today.

The 23-year old from Cockermouth perished for nought playing an ill-advised pull shot against Ishant Sharma.

After a stellar start to his international career Stokes is actually having a bad time with the bat at the moment.

This was his 6th duck in his last 10 innings for England. India won the match by 95 runs and lead the 5 match series one nil.


Borderers congratulated ahead of Commonwealth Games

A dozen athletes from the Borders have been congratulated ahead of their Commonwealth Games appearances.

Scottish Borders Council congratulated the 12 athletes who will compete across six different disciplines during the 11 days of action.

"If you take the Borders as a percentage of Scotland's population then we have double the number of athletes from our region that we could have expected.

“I'm sure Borderers will get behind these 12 talented young people in their various competitions and I know many people are looking forward to travelling up to Glasgow from the Borders to see them in action.”

– Councillor Vicky Davidson, Scottish Borders Council

The 12 Borders athletes to compete at Glasgow Commonwealth Games are:

  • Lee Jones of Selkirk, Stuart Hogg of Hawick, Scott Wight of Melrose (Rugby 7s)
  • Jak Scott of Hawick and Lucy Hope of Crailing (swimming)
  • Sarah Robertson of Selkirk (hockey)
  • Chris O'Hare of West Linton, Guy Learmonth of Berwick, Libby Clegg of Newcastleton; Sam Kinghorn of Gordon (athletics)
  • Grant Ferguson of Peebles (cycling)
  • Jo Pettitt of West Linton (netball)

Ibis JFC beaten in USA Cup final

The Kendal teenagers capped of a fantastic week at the USA Cup by making it all the way to their age bracket final yesterday. Although they were eventually beaten 7-2 by the Icelandic side FYLKIR the boys did the region proud, their highlight being a tense 2-0 victory of Mexico's Colegio Vista in the semi final.

Team photo
Ibis JFC shortly before beating Colegio Vista 2-0 Credit: Ibis JFC
Runners Up
Runners up with their medals. Well done boys Credit: IBIS JFC


Stokes shines in Lord's test

Cricketer Ben Stokes in action
Ben Stokes was called up to play for England earlier this year Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Cockermouth's Ben Stokes finished with figures of two for forty on day two of the second test against India at Lord's. India were eventually bowled out for 295 in their first innings.

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