World Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeat

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeatICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies suffered a 15-run loss to Australia in their second match of the tournament on Thursday. Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies wer restricted to 273 as Mitchell Starc took a six-wicket haul.advertisement Reuters NottinghamJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 09:11 IST West Indies captain Jason Holder says that the player need to take more responsibility after West Indies lost to Australia (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc took 6 wickets as West Indies lost by 15 runsAustralia posted 289 after a fantastic recovery led by Nathan Coulter-NileGuys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make: WI captain HolderWest Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen need to take more responsibility after they lost to Australia by 15 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restricted them to 273-9.Guys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make, Holder told reporters.Take a little bit more responsibility, and chasing especially, you just need to take responsibility, and it’s important that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very end.Asked to bat on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) shared a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.That helped the Australians post a competitive total and they went on to secure their second win of the tournament.We definitely missed an opportunity, Holder said. It’s a bit disappointing to be losing a game like that when we’re in full control of the game, but these things happen.West Indies began their campaign strongly by crushing Pakistan thanks to hostile pace bowling.I just think we just need to be aggressive, continue to be aggressive, smart aggression, and just continue to look to take wickets, Holder said.Read Also | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesRead Also | World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister targets MS Dhoni over Army crest on glovesAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Jason Holder Nextlast_img read more

Scouts waiting list grows to biggest on record as 51000 children unable

first_imgTeenage girls joining the Scouts to improve their CVs are behind a growing waiting list for places as the movement faces the biggest volunteer shortage in its history. Around 17,000 new volunteers are needed to enable the 51,000 children waiting to join a group – the largest waiting list the Association has ever had. The movement’s annual census shows that the number of girls joining more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. The number of new girls doubled from 3,283 in the 2015 census to 6,728 in 2016. In the 12 months to January this year 5,626 girls joined – almost four times the 1,502 boys who signed up. Simon Carter, a spokesman for the Scouts, said that teenagers were increasingly aware that they had to look attractive to employers and universities. “Young people want a way of demonstrating to future employers the skills that they have got, and young women are particularly good at that,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bear Grylls with some scouts One of the largest growth areas has been Explorer Scouts – those aged between 14 and 18, where numbers have more than doubled from 17,000 to 40,000 over the past decade.  Girls and women now make up more than one in five members of the organisation, a change which has been reflected by the most high-profile members of the Association.Last month the movement launched a star-studded recruitment drive fronted by five celebrities, four of whom were female. Ellie Simmonds, Helen Glover, Anita Rani, Steve Backshall and Megan Hine signed up to become ambassadors for the movement in order to encourage a greater diversity of members to join.In 2013 the Association said that the Duchess of Cambridge’s move to start volunteering at her local Cub group was behind one of the largest increases in volunteers and members it had ever seen. But despite this Tim Kidd, the Scout Association’s Chief Commissioner, said that it was hard to get enough volunteers to keep the groups going because volunteers were increasingly trying to juggle full time work, family and volunteering.  Our adult volunteers today seek much more flexible volunteering arrangements than in the past, so that they can fit it around their busy livesTim Kidd He said: “Our adult volunteers today seek much more flexible volunteering arrangements than in the past, so that they can fit it around their busy lives. “Many adults who are signing up with the Scouts have a limited amount of time to donate to us, and so we need more volunteers as a whole in order to accommodate the continued demand for Scouting among young people.”The Association said that it attempts to preserve a ratio of one adult to every three children. It currently has 154,000 volunteers, the highest number ever in its history, but would need 17,000 more to be able to maintain this ratio. The greatest demand for volunteers is in Surrey, where 3,433 children are waiting to join.Last month ONS figures revealed that people aged 25 to 34 were giving up just six minutes a day on average to volunteering – a significant drop since 2000, when the figure was 15 minutes. Experts in volunteering said that economic uncertainty and the high cost of living meant they had less time to give up.  Bear Grylls said in 2013 that the Duchess of Cambridge had drawn more people to scouting Credit:Martyn Milner/Scout Associationlast_img read more