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Pioneer of women’s cricket Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies at 77

first_img(REUTERS) – Rachael Heyhoe Flint, who captained England against Australia in the first women’s cricket match played at Lord’s in 1976, has died at the age of 77.The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) expressed condolences yesterday at the passing of a pioneer of the women’s game, who captained England between 1966 and 1978 and in 2004 was the first woman elected to the MCC committee.“This is a terribly sad day for everyone involved in cricket and all of us at MCC,” said club president Matthew Fleming in a statement.“Rachael Heyhoe Flint was a pioneer of women’s cricket – she was the first global superstar in the women’s game and her overall contribution to MCC, cricket and sport in general was immense.”The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also hailed her contribution to the game.“Rachael was one of our sport’s true pioneers and it is no exaggeration to say that she paved the way for the progress enjoyed by recent generations of female cricketers,” said Clare Connor, the ECB’s director of women’s cricket.Heyhoe Flint, who played 22 Test matches and 23 one-day internationals, was a vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers soccer club, whose players will wear black armbands in Saturday’s Championship game at Norwich City.last_img read more

Fire Engulfs Trailer Home on U.S. 23 North

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — A fire engulfed a trailer home on U.S. 23 North on Tuesday. Alpena Fire Department was on the scene at about 4 p.m. Fire fighters equipped with gas masks and other tools were able to subdue the fire.There were no serious injuries reported. “As far as I know, the resident and her pet got out,” said Fire Chief Dave Robbins.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious MidMichigan Health hires Breast Health Navigator to walk patients through treatmentNext German Cruise Ship Visits Alpenalast_img read more

Roads and campsites around Wellington Lake are closed; Memorial Day weekend in peril

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 220 weeks ago We had plans to go out but the forcast showed rain possibly every day. Typical holiday weekend weather. If I’m correct it was flooded last year as well at this time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Due to flooding, the following roads and campsite locations at Wellington Lake are closed, as of May 25, 2016:Northeast Lake Rd. – includes Driftwood camp area.Northwest Lake Rd. – includes: JC Point, Single Tree Cove, Sandy Point, Hay Meadow area.With more rain in the forecast it is likely these roads will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more