first_imgNAGPUR, India (CMC) – Bermudan Delray Rawlins helped lead England Under-19s to safety as the second and final Youth Test against India fizzled out into a draw at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday.Rawlins scored an attractive 49 to follow up his first-innings 140 before falling to fellow slow left-arm bowler Anukul Roy for the second time in the four-day match, as England were dismissed for 255 in their second innings before the captains accepted the draw.The left-hander faced 85 balls and struck five fours and a six, further enhancing his reputation as a reliable top order batsman.Slow left-arm bowler Harsh Tiaga took the bowling honours with four for 67 from 25 overs.Resuming on 34 for two, England suffered an immediate setback when nightwatchman Daniel Houghton was forced to retire hurt on nought with no addition to the total.But number four George Bartlett and left-hander Rawlins, in at number five, repelled the Indian attack, adding 121 for the third wicket. Bartlett’s 76 came from 135 balls and included six fours and three sixes.India had declared their first innings on Thursday at 388 for nine in response to England’s first innings of 375 all out.The series ended all square with last week’s first Test at the same venue also drawn.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Badgers running back and Heisman trophy winner Ron Dayne is very excited to give back to the Madison community this year.Dayne and Public Relations Coordinator Kayla Gross introduced Monday The Ron Dayne Community Champions Program, which is a new initiative of The Badgers Giveback Program.According to Gross, the program “will aim to identify local community members that are having an impact in the community in a positive way.” They are asking fans and the community to nominate people who are performing great work on the Wisconsin Athletic’s website, Gross explained that someone can nominate a person by completing the online form on the Badgers Giveback Page titled Ron Dayne Community Champions. The page has a list of criteria that must be met by the nominee.One champion will be selected each month and will be recognized on the field at Camp Randall or on the court at the Kohl Center depending on the month. Dayne will also give them a private tour and take the nominee out to lunch.“This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that’s been so great for me for all these years” Dayne, who broke the NCAA record for career rushing yards 15 years ago, said.Gross also said the program will focus its efforts around four key areas.“We have organized our efforts around 4 key initiatives based on feedback we’ve received from the public. We have focused our issues around education, mentorship, providing assistance in a time of crisis or illness and health and wellness.”The initiative will look to nominate people outside of these four initiatives as well, Gross said.Getting older, not being involved in football and seeing the support of the UW fan base is what Dayne said sparked his interest to give back. He also talked about how his uncle, Rob, was a key role model during Dayne’s youth.“Now, I’m part of the community where I want to help the younger kids out and other people who don’t have as many opportunities,” Dayne said.“[I want to] lead the right way, set a good example for my kids, not do the crazy things I was doing when I was younger and to stay on the straight and narrow.”last_img read more