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Ospreys condemned title holders Connacht to a second successive Guinness Pro 12 defeat as they triumphed 32-11 at the Sportsground.Steve Tandys side followed up on last weeks 59-5 home demolition of Zebre with another bonus-point win, aided by a run of late tries from Tyler Ardron, captain and man of the match Rhys Webb and Jeff Hassler.Webbs snappy try from a scrum was the difference between the sides at the break, the Ospreys leading 10-3 with Sam Davies and Jack Carty swapping penalties.Cartys second successful kick reduced the arrears for Connacht to four points and Eoin McKeons 57th-minute touchdown - converted by Carty - came while Ospreys number eight Ardron was in the sin bin.However, the powerful Welsh side clinically saw out the result, stringing together 22 unanswered points to punish tiring Connacht and stay top of the PRO12 table.The Ospreys were the early aggressors and Davies fifth-minute penalty opened the scoring in Galway, while the erratic Carty missed a gilt-edged chance to respond.James Connolly broke up a promising Ospreys spell by winning an important ruck penalty. Equally so, Niyi Adeolokun had to react sharply to tackle Olly Cracknell on a dangerous counter attack.Connacht ended the first quarter on level terms, a Matt Healy surge down the left wing securing territory and Carty was successful with a subsequent penalty.However, the home defence came under intense pressure as the Ospreys share of possession rose to 72 per cent. And from a 29th-minute scrum, Ardron fed Webb who showed good strength to make it over despite the presence of Carty and Eoin Griffin. Davies converted for 10-3.The Connacht pack exerted pressure nearing the interval and the Ospreys were fortunate to avoid sanction for clearly collapsing a maul just metres from their line. Adeolokun also threatened with ball in hand, but the visitors held out.Carty punished a high tackle by Sam Davies with a 45th-minute penalty and Ardrons neck-high challenge on Finlay Bealham drew a yellow card six minutes later, following the input of TMO Alan Falzone.A crooked lineout thwarted Connachts initial attack but they bided their time, ramping up the pressure and then setting flanker McKeon free for a simple finish off a Bundee Aki pass.Carty drew his left-sided conversion wide and it was his loose kick that was run back with interest by Dan Evans, the next scrum earning a penalty which Davies fired over for 13-11.From then on there was only one team in it. 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The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. Essex 190 for 2 (Westley 74*, Bopara 51*) beat Kent 157 (Napier 3-29) by 33 runs Scorecard On a night when one campaign would be reignited and another shelved, Essex trampled all over Kent in front of their own fans for a derby hammering that soured a truly exceptional night of revelry. It was standard English T20 fare: ale in the air, kids playing in the array of green nooks that Canterbury has to offer and unhindered sun cheering even the most straight-laced Kent fan lamenting a season in which a side that promised so much has delivered so little.Before the match Ravi Bopara was not entirely sure what Essex needed for a quarter-final spot. Having called the toss correctly, he assumed winning every match might do it. Opting to bat, both he and Tom Westley notched their first half-centuries of the competition to post 190. A turn with the ball, removing Alex Blake and then running out James Tredwell with a direct hit, showed that Bopara was at least up to scratch with the short-term needs if not the bigger picture. Hell be pleased to know that they now sit in fourth, with their fate in their own hands.With a plethora of English talent on show, Andy Flower was present to soak in an evening when the ground was bursting at the seams with a crowd that pushed the 6,000 capacity to its limit. There was not a seat nor a patch of grass spare on the bank. Standing space, too, had to be earned. The food village at the Nackington Road End was a sweaty mosh-pit of pad thai at the interval. Flower opted for the sedate order of the Sainsburys next to the ground.As it happens, he would have made all if not most of his notes of praise during Essexs innings, as Kent Spitfires chase stuttered every few boundaries. Sam Northeast, with 994 Championship runs and, now, over 403 in the T20 Blast, was snipped after 12 balls at the crease, just as he was starting to threaten a thrilling star turn. The returning Lions fared no better: Daniel Bell-Drummond gifting David Masters a high return catch before Sam Billings, given a WWE-style fanfare when he strode to the crease, made a more sombre return walk after just two balls for Masters second.Westley shone brightest, coming in during the fifth over and batting right through to the endd for 74 off 49 balls.dddddddddddd It was typically Westley - a wrist-heavy affair that was more kiss-kiss than bang-bang. He took a particular liking to Darren Stevens, at times allowing deliveries to sit up, on a pitch that responded well to variety, to find gaps on both sides of the wicket.The half-century came off 33 balls, by which point, in the 15th over, Bopara had just 12 from 17 balls. A post-fifty acceleration from Westley allowed his captain the chance to settle before thrashing 15 off the 20th over, bowled by David Griffiths. Boparas own half-century saw him redress his stodgy start with 31 off the last 15 balls. Together, they put on 119.Tonight also marked the return of Matt Coles. Since being made unavailable for selection after an indiscretion during the Championship game against Glamorgan in Cardiff last month, the rumour mill has been turning. It is familiar territory for Coles, who is Kent through and through but will find it harder to command the goodwill of a fan base starting to lose their patience with him.News of Coles return to the side had not reached those at the ground until the toss, many of whom had already sussed his presence, a spitting burly figure throwing down stumps with Kagiso Rabada in the warm-ups. Brought on after four overs, he conceded consecutive boundaries off his first two balls back but finished the over with the wicket of Nick Browne - caught well by Rabada at deep midwicket- before undoing Dan Lawrence with a change of pace.A penny for Flowers thoughts: it was he who ejected Coles from a Lions tour in 2013, along with Ben Stokes, as his visit to the camp in Australia coincided with their drunken misdemeanours. Stokes has made his peace by becoming one of the games most exciting allrounders as Coles battles on to find his.He needs time to get back to where he wants to be - in cricket and in life. In so many ways, it is hard not to look at Coles and, even considering the self-inflicted nature of his misdemeanours, label him unlucky. As one member of that 2013 Lions tour put it: its not that Colesy got drunk - its that he got caught. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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