“The platform was laid for a person like me with a little bit of power,” said Powell. “What I did therefore was to just take a few balls first and get going, and then after get going I could explode and go big.” Entering the fray with the Scorpions well-placed at 269 for two in the 36th over on the back of a record-equaling opening wicket stand of 174 between Chadwick Walton and Steven Taylor, and joining the then on-the-go Jermaine Blackwood, Powell went on to slam nine sixes and six fours in his electrifying act. The recent West Indies one-day debutant then returned to bowl with accuracy and variation to bamboozle the Red Force. The 31-year-old Walton topscored with 117, Taylor got 88, and Blackwood, an unbeaten 108. “The wicket kind of suited me,” he said of his bowling.” It was a not a fast wicket, and once the wicket is not fast, medium pacers, who bowl a lot of cutters and use their fingers on the ball can get a lot of assistance. I,therefore, just went out there to execute. He added: “I also would like to do same in the final, as the team is peaking at the moment, and I would like us to return home with the trophy.” The final is set for a 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time start, and is scheduled to be aired on cable television network, ESPN. -J.L. PLATFORM LAID Enterprising all-rounder Rovman Powell says execution was the order of the day for him against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the semi-finals of the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament and come today, he hopes to replicate this against Barbados Pride in the final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda. A revelation for Jamaica over the past two seasons, the 23-year-old Powell smashed a whirlwind career-best 95 off a mere 45 balls, and claimed a career-best five for 36 off eight overs to help guide Jamaica to a record-breaking 292 runs win over the dethroned champions. The Scorpions batted first and made 434 for four before dismissing Trinidad for 142.
Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 07.00 PMEcole Central Elementary Presents: Disney’s Aladdin Jr.North Peace Cultural CentreChildren & Family , Theatre & Performances Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 06.00 PMLadies BonspielFort St. John Curling ClubSports & Fitness, Dance , Food Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 – Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 01.00 PM – 08.00 PM2nd Annual Art Show & Sale of Local ArtistsSenior Citizens HallMarket , Art & Culture Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 NP Care Centre Senior Olympics–Celebration ,Sports & Fitness Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 07.00 PMTYZEN “Master of Suggestion”Lido TheatreFundraiser ,Theatre & Performances – Advertisement – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 07.00 PMThe Lonely Hearts Club DinnerWhole Wheat & Honey CafeFood , Music Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 08.00 PMHuskies vs Whitecourt WolverinesNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 02.00 PMPeace Passage Skating Club Ice ShowTaylor ArenaChildren & Family , Theatre & Performances, Sports & Fitness Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 02.00 PMHuskies vs Whitecourt WolverinesNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 12.00 PMShare the Excitement @ The Lido TheatreLido TheatreFilm , Sports & Fitness Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 08.00 PM – 11.00 PMQuentin Reddy @ JD Fitzgerald’sJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 01.00 PMLove to SkateEnerplexChildren & Family ,Celebration ,Sports & Fitness Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 06.00 PMSunrise Rotary’s Sweetheart’s BallPomeroy Hotel & Conference CentreDance ,Fundraiser Friday, Feb 12, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 08.00 PMKenny Holliday: A Tribute to Rod Stewart & Bon JoviCasey’s PubMusic Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 – Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 04.00 PM – 09.00 PMAssistant Water Safety Instructor CourseNorth Peace Leisure PoolSports & Fitness