MUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies batting stars Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons both failed when they could least afford to as Mumbai Indian suffered a stunning 20-run loss to underdogs Rising Pune Supergiant in the first playoff match of the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Bidding to qualify directly for the final after topping the preliminary standings, Mumbai failed to chase down a moderate total of 163, and will now take the difficult route by playing the winners of today’s second playoff between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.Opting to bowl first at home at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai limited RPS to 162 for four off their 20 overs, with Manoj Tiwary (58) and opener Ajinkya Rahane (56) getting half-centuries.RPS slumped to nine for two in the second over but Tiwary added 80 for the third wicket with Rahane and another 73 for the fourth wicket with MS Dhoni who made an unbeaten 26-ball 40, to revive the innings.MASSIVE BATTING FAILUREIn reply, Mumbai suffered a massive batting failure and could only muster 142 for nine off their 20 overs, with opener Parthiv Patel getting 52.Opener Simmons was run out for five at the non-striker’s end with the score on 35 in the fifth over, after a drive from Parthiv touched the bowler’s hand and on to the stumps with the Trinidadian backing up too far.Pollard, batting at number five, fell for seven in the eighth over at 51 for four, caught at midwicket by Steve Smith off off-spinner Washington Sundar who claimed three for 16 from four overs to earn Man-of-the-Match honours.
A Donegal reunion is on the cards for former regulars of famous west London pub, the Hop Poles. The charity event aims to bring back both fond and hazy memories of the Hammersmith bar, and will take place on Saturday 15th October at the Tara Hotel, Killybegs.The Hop Poles was taken over by Dungloe couple Jackie and Mary Greene in July 1968 and became a focal point for Irish men and women in London over the next 20 years. Jackie was heavily involved with Tir Chonaill Gaels GFC at the time, becoming chairman in 1970, and Donegal Gaels were to hold many meetings at the venue, from club AGMs to much less formal occasions.Alongside the Gaels, all classes of tradesmen and women, especially tunnellers, carpenters, ground workers and gas workers, converged on the Hop Poles around this time.This continued after Jackie’s sister Elle and her Galway husband Gerry Curley took over the running of the pub in the mid 70s, and up until the pub changed hands in 1975.Anyone who was about London around that time are invited to come to the Tara Hotel and share memories of drinking with friends on the Hammersmith Broadway. There will be a buffet on the night and music by Eunan McIntyre, commencing at 7.30pm.There will be a cover charge of €20 on the night, and also a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Donegal Cancer Bus and Solace Cancer Support Group, Donegal Town.Accommodation is available at the Tara Hotel (0749741700), Bayview Hotel (0749731950), Fleet Inn (0749731518), The Ritz (0749731309) & Seawinds B&B (0749732003).For further information please follow @hoppolesreunion on Facebook.Follow @hoppolesreunion on Facebook for more information. Donegal socialisers to reunite to recall memories of famous London pub was last modified: September 5th, 2016 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:donegalLondonpubREUNIONThe Hop Poles