Mustahsan Ali Shah fired Bilton CC to a much-needed victory in Division One of the Airedale & Wharfedale Senior Cricket League. Ryan Bradshaw’s team went into Saturday’s home clash with Pool without a win in their previous four matches, but an 82-run success sees them move 17 points clear of the top-flight’s relegation zone.Shah was the star of the show, smashing 20 fours in a stunning knock of 138 as the hosts compiled 291/9 from their 50 overs.Lewis Mallinson also weighed in with 54 and David Hardcastle added 34 not out.Pool slipped to 34/3 in response, and although they did rally, the visitors were always up against it and Amir Hussain’s four-wicket haul ensured they ended up well short on 209 all out.Beckwithshaw remain trapped in the bottom two following a 110-run reverse at the hands of Ilkley.All of the home top three were in fine form, each hitting half-centuries to steer their team to 294/6 despite 3-52 from Joe Holderness.Plenty of … [Read more...] about Aire-Wharfe League: Shah the star as Bilton sink Pool
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Samanth Subramanian reports on the Mumbai bank jobNirav Modi didn’t seem like the kind of person who needed to rob $2bn (€1.7bn) from a bank. He’s a short man, 47 years old and losing hair, the pocket square in his jacket always arranged to fussy perfection.His daintiness befitted a jeweller to the stars. Kate Winslet wore a Modi bracelet and Modi earrings to the Oscars. Dakota Johnson wore a similar set to the Golden Globes.Priyanka Chopra gazed out of Modi advertisements. Naomi Watts attended the opening, in 2015, of his emporium on Madison Avenue. Christie’s once put his Golconda Lotus necklace on the cover of its catalogue and auctioned it for over $3m.His stores — in Las Vegas, Macau, Singapore, Beijing, London — were boutiques of bling, where white light bounced off the arrayed gold and diamonds. He told people he wanted 100 shops by 2025. Last year, Forbes estimated his worth at $1.8bn.A good casting director would have marked him for the role … [Read more...] about Did a jeweller to the stars commit India’s biggest bank fraud?
Fresh from playing the main stage at The Isle of Wight Festival, rising indie stars Wild Front headline the rather more intimate Follow The Sun Festival. Put on by CloseUp Promotions, it features a top-flight bill of up-and-coming acts including Marsicans, Lauran Hibberd, Hows Harry, Bel Esprit, Me and The Moon, Sad Palace & Tom Millichamp.The Guide caught up with Wild Front’s drummer Josh Betteridge, who was still buzzing about playing on the island.‘We all said it was the best show we’ve done, in terms of the size and the opportunity. We opened up the main stage on the Saturday, and there were lots of people there, which was great.’This four-piece are a real band of brothers – Josh and guitarist Joe Connell knew each other practically from birth as their families were friends.‘We used to have these jam sessions when we were little playing classic rock songs, we’ve still got the video of us playing gigs to our parents. The other three … [Read more...] about Follow The Sun to a day packed with the stars of tomorrow – Wild Front, Marsicans, Lauran Hibberd and more
Newshub presenter Samantha Hayes has been crowned the 2018 winner of Dancing With The Stars NZ. She beat fellow finalists Jess Quinn, Chris Harris and Shavaughn Ruakere in the grand final, claiming victory after the public gave her more votes than the other competitors. As it happened: The 2018 Dancing With The Stars NZ grand final Chris Harris receives first perfect 30 score on Dancing with the Stars "I honestly can't believe it - have you double-checked those numbers?" laughed Sam as she accepted the glitter ball trophy. "Everyone here has done it to raise money for charity, so you guys are all heroes. For our charity, NZ Riding for The Disabled, we just love them and they will be ecstatic about this." The journalist and her professional dance partner, Aaron, have been hot favourites since the first episode, when they scored 22 out 0f 30 points with their foxtrot to 'Stay'. In week eight, the pair earned the first 10s of the competition, landing 29 out of 30 points for a … [Read more...] about Sam Hayes wins Dancing With The Stars NZ
A couple from Felpham had the pleasure of spending a cruise with famous American actress Shirley Jones, as well as teaching dance lessons. Don and Dodie Tombs were on a cruise getaway to St.Petersburg, where Shirley Jones was being interviwed by the cruise director. Following the interview, Mr and Mrs Tombs were both delighted to have the opportunity to met the ‘Oklahoma!’ star in person, have a friendly chat and get some memoriable photos. As well as this exciting part of the cruise, Dodie mentioned to duke of the cruise director that she had taught Tap Dancing classes on many ships including quite a few Princess ships. The duke of the cruise director agree to allow Dodie to teach tap dance lessons for the rest of the duration of the cruise. For the next two days at sea she taught around 25 people the first class and 45 people the second.Dodie said: “The cruise was great and the class was tremendous.“I have danced all my life, starting off with ballet but as i … [Read more...] about Couple’s enriching experience meeting the star of ‘Oklahoma!’