SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):A tidy all-round performance from Hayley Matthews failed to spark Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers grabbed a seven-wicket victory over them in the Women’s Big Bash League yesterday.The West Indies Women’s opener hit the top score of 27, as the Hurricanes, choosing to bat, failed to ease worries about their batting and were restricted to a modest 106 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs in the 25th match of the League at Huntsville Oval.Matthews, a part-time off-spinner, returned to grab two wickets for 20 runs from 3.2 overs, but Australia international Elyse Perry made 44 not out to lead the successful chase for the Sixers.The result meant that the Hurricanes remained in fourth place on the eight-team table with seven points, but the Sixers improved to fifth with six points.Matthews and the Hurricanes now take a one-week break before returning to face Sydney Thunder, whose line-up includes West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor, on January 5 at Launceston.
Vancouver residents can continue to debate whether the Independence Day at Fort Vancouver festivities started in 1962 or 1963, but one man knows the details first hand.David Kenny was the show’s first, or perhaps second, pyrotechnician. He called The Columbian to set the record straight after Wednesday’s story detailing the confusion over the anniversary date.“The 1962 show, it was done by the Vancouver Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce), and it was at the Clark County Fairgrounds,” Kenny said. “It was an all-day celebration.”John Dodge of Battle Ground ran the fireworks show and taught Kenny how to do it that year.In 1963, a group that included the Elks Club, Vancouver Optimists Club, American Legion and Vancouver Jaycees formed to put together a bigger show at Fort Vancouver.“The Vietnam War was going on then,” Kenny said. “And we put that event together to honor the men serving in the conflict. There was a great deal of military involvement in the show for many years.”