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Australia troop off and are out of the tournament-Srilanka vs Australia Trentbridge WCT20 2009

Australia troop off and are out of the tournament-Srilanka vs Australia Trentbridge WCT20 2009
It started with a third-ball duck and ended in a leg-side wide. Those were the events that bookended Australia’s lamentable three-day ICC World Twenty20 campaign, and symbolised the struggles encountered by Ricky Ponting’s men in comprehensive defeats to West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Australia on Monday suffered the ignominy of becoming the third team after Scotland and Bangladesh to be dumped from the pool stages of the tournament, while the likes of the Netherlands and Ireland remain. Theirs was a campaign rocked by the expulsion of Andrew Symonds, blighted by indisciplined bowling (24 extras in 34.3 overs) and ultimately thwarted by the orthodoxy of their batsmen in a format that rewards power and creativity.

In many ways, the result was not surprising. Ponting’s side had lost three consecutive Twenty20 matches entering the tournament, and were cast into by far the most difficult group around. But this is Australia – a team bearing the same colours, if not cast, to that which vanquished all before it in the preceding decade – and the expectation shouldered by their world-beating forebears is now a burden for a new generation to carry.

Few outside its own borders will mourn Australia’s early exit. Indeed, the image of jubilant Sri Lankans dancing and singing down Bridgford Road, which runs adjacent to Trent Bridge, was no doubt replicated in bars and living rooms the world over by fans still scarred from Australia’s era of dominance. But even the most calloused of hearts felt a twinge of sympathy for Ponting at the post-match press conference, where his utter despondency and frustration was eerily similar to the demeanour he sported the last time he fronted the cameras in Nottingham – following a series-deciding Ashes defeat four years ago.

"I’d like to be able to tell you I knew what was going on," he said. "That’s five international Twenty20 games we’ve lost in a row. That’s a bit of a worrying trend for our team and our group. I couldn’t have been happier with what we’ve done leading into the tournament, everything was spot on. But when the big moments have come along we’ve just stumbled.

"The group we’re in, with the West Indies and Sri Lanka, we knew that they were two very dangerous sides and if we made mistakes they’d make us pay. That’s certainly the way it’s turned out. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that we’re not through to the next stage, for the reason that I can’t really understand why. Everything was going along so nicely for us and now we find ourselves out of the tournament altogether. That’s it."

In the aftermath of Australia’s seven-wicket walloping at the hands of the West Indies on Saturday, Ponting stressed the importance of positive first overs. So when David Warner steered Angelo Mathews’ third offering of the afternoon into the sure hands of Tillakaratne Dilshan at point – the lowlight of an over in which the Australians managed a solitary run – the captain’s exasperation must have been palpable.

Ponting channelled some of that frustration towards Lasith Malinga, whom he glanced and pummelled for three consecutive boundaries in the fourth over. But the red mist would eventually prove his undoing. Charging a faster, flatter delivery from Ajantha Mendis, Ponting’s anger turned to despair as the ball cannoned into his leg stump, taking with it much of the momentum he had built during his short, sharp innings of 25 from 15 deliveries.

Symonds loss hurt – Ponting

Ricky Ponting conceded the eleventh hour loss of Andrew Symonds severely disrupted the balance of the Australian side at the World Twenty20. Symonds was expelled from the touring party for breaking a clause in his personal contract with Cricket Australia in which he was forbidden from drinking in public while on national duty.

"It upset a lot of our structures around the team," Ponting said. "Andrew is one of those guys who had just been over in the IPL for the last couple of months. He’s one of the best individual players in this form of the game anywhere in the world, so when you do lose somebody like that out of your side it does throw a spanner in the works, for sure.

"But we’re not going to use that as an excuse. We had 14 other guys here who had to step up in his absence, and we’ve been good enough to do that in the past when we’ve lost some of our better players out of the side. Over the last few days we haven’t been good enough.

"I haven’t actually heard any talk about Symo not being around in the last few days so I would like to think that hasn’t played on the minds of any of our players, but when you lose someone of the quality and the calibre of him out of your Twenty20 team, it certainly leaves a big hole."

Thereafter, the innings largely belonged to Mendis. Playing his first match against Australia in any form of the game, Sri Lanka’s modern-day Johnny Gleeson completely befuddled Michael Clarke and the brothers Hussey en route t

The Villager… Part 1 – Trent Barton

The Villager... Part 1 - Trent Barton
There are three main Villagers and here are the different variations, starting with V1.
We look at the journeys from Derby and see where they lead to:
The V1 follows along most Trent Barton’s more high frequency service, such as The Mickleover and X38, it follows the routes until the Royal Derby Hospital where it diverges via the A50 with the first village being Etwall.
Etwall is the first village encountered and is well known for its Well Dressing festival every May, also located in the village is two historic pubs, the oldest being the Spread Eagle and the Hawk & Buckle dating from 1800. You could also try the more modern Seven Wells. It is quite interesting to note that most Toyota factory workers (located in Burnaston) live in Etwall which is the closest location to the factory.
After Etwall is Hilton which was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, belonging to Henry de Ferrers. Hilton has a small number of retail areas such as Tesco (don’t mention them again!), Hilton Fish Bar, Hilton Brook Pub, The Talbot Pub, The King’s Head Pub and Hilton House Hotel. Hilton has also grown to a communting villager (like most) with people going to work at either Rolls-Royce, Toyota at Burnaston, Derby, Nottingham and even the West Midlands.
Hatton is next with it being just on the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire, the village is in Derbyshire. Hatton is mostly residential which features a railway station which is located on the North Staffordshire Railway or Derby-Crewe Line. Nestle have a factory in Hatton which mainly supplies its Dolce Gusto coffee by Nescafe and the village also features a big Co-Op, Post Office and a number of fast-food outlets.
Tutbury follows and its in East Staffordshire. Tutbury has become a popular tourist attraction, mainly in terms of the Norman Parish Church and Tutbury Castle where the Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Also located are Georgian and Regency buildings, the half-timbered Dog & Partridge Hotel and there are unique craft and antique shops, being run by families for years gone by.
Rolleston-on-Dove is my favourite village which is quiet and features a beautiful environment. The village was home to Sir Oswald Mosley, the founder of the British Union of Fascists, with his coat of arms displayed at the working men’s club. Rolleston is home to early duck races and open gardens on Sunday, whilst the oldest part of the village is the Spread Eagle Inn, dating back to the 11th Century. Also Rolleston Church is located near the inn.
Finally, before Burton is Stretton which is a suburb of the town of Burton and is known for its social and sports clubs.
Hope this is helpful for your village wanderings.
Wright Solar 617 (FJ03 VWF) departs Derby Bus Station on V1 to Burton via Hatton and Tutbury.

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