LONDON, England (Reuters) – Afghanistan were given a traditional British welcome as their first-ever appearance at Lord’s was cut short by rain in a one-day match against a Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI.The star-studded MCC side managed 217-6 from a rain-affected 40 overs, setting the tourists 227 to win from their 50 overs.However, the covers came on for the final time five overs into the reply, with Afghanistan 31-1, meaning no result could be reached.The MCC has been very supportive of Afghan cricket, not least through the charity Afghan Connection.Through this joint initiative, 100 cricket pitches have been built all around Afghanistan for children, with many cricket camps held around the country.Afghans love cricket so much,” said Sarah Fane, founder and CEO of Afghan Connection and said in a news release. “But they hardly had any equipment. So Afghan Connection made a delivery to the national team and began supporting grassroots cricket around the country for the young.“Within a year MCC began backing Afghan cricket through Afghan Connection’s projects. Since 2009 this has led to 100 cricket pitches being built, serving well over 100 000 Afghan children, as well as provision of equipment and coaching for them.”The match represented a landmark occasion for Afghanistan, less than a month after they were granted international Test status, but the weather put a dampener on events in London.The MCC side, captained by Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper, but he could muster only five runs, before being caught behind as the home team struggled at the start.Former Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq also fell early, caught behind on seven, before a stand of 150 for the third wicket between Sam Hain and Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel ensured the hosts posted a respectable score.Noor Ali Zadran was the only Afghan wicket to fall in their five overs, before the heavens opened once more, this time bringing an end to the match.
Letterkenny Photographic Club LKFoto starts back for its 6th year on Monday 21st Sep in the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC), Letterkenny, after a short summer break.This is an open night for anyone interested in photography and is considering joining the club. This year we already have a full programme planned, including outings, guest photographers and monthly themed competitions. The club plan to run free introduction courses for all beginner photographers who wish to join the club.There will also be a series of tutorials on advanced photographic techniques for the seasoned members. The club run monthly themed competitions, hosted on the club’s Picturk website. The winners each month go forward to our Exhibition The club meets every 2nd Monday evening at the RCC (behind the Grianan theatre) from 7:00 to 9:00. Membership is €30 per annum.The club has just launched a new website at http://lkfoto.ie/ where you will find a membership form and further details about the club.The club is open to all. Anyone interested in joining can come along any evening or contact the club by emailing our PRO Shane at [email protected] or Ciaran at [email protected] or ring Ciaran at 0862072798 or Like us on Facebook to get regular updates on upcoming events.SO YOU FANCY YOURSELF AS A PHOTOGRAPHER? was last modified: September 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Camera Club