Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sheffield Hallam University - Men's Basketball Teams

Had a blast last night taking some team pix for Sheffield Hallam University Men's basketball teams.  Well done on the season so far - BUCS this weekend then Varsity to look forward to.....

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sheffield Sharks reach the BBL Trophy final!

Sheffield Sharks ran out 75-66 winners over Worcester Wolves in the second leg of the BBL Trophy semi-final at the EIS today to win 161-152 on aggregate and so reach the final in Glasgow on 4th March. 
Former Sharks Jerrold Brooks was in town to watch the game.
 Captain Mike Tuck goes for an early basket
 Zach Gachette tries a sideline shot
 Dirk Williams take a free-throw point
 Chris Alexander was a handful under the basket for Worcester
 Rob Marsden laying up
 Chris Alexander running in again
 Tony Wroblicky big on offence
 Mackey McKnight looks for a way through the Worcester defence

Saturday, 10 February 2018

It took double overtime to separate Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders

It was a late-night thriller at the EIS yesterday as Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders fought out a 92-98 duel that needed double overtime to separate them.

There were many contenders for MVP: Chris Alexander with his customary 21 points; Mackey McKnight recorded only the second triple-double of the BBL season and the first by a Sharks player since 2009 with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. But it went to captain Mike Tuck with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists.
Sharks need to regroup now to take on Worcester Wolves tomorrow in a winner-take-all semi-final for a BBL Trophy final place with both teams tied on 86-86 after the first leg away at Worcester.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Sheffield Sharks keep the ball rolling

With 5 games in a busy 10 day period, Sheffield Sharks continued their good home form last night to beat Cheshire Nix 83-79 and take them back to 5th in the BBL at 10-5 with games on some of their nearest rivals.

It was anything but an easy win - the game against the BBL Cup winners ebbed and flowed throughout, making it a nervy finish for many fans.  Tony Wroblicky, Rob Marsden, Mike Tuck and Sol Rolls-Tyson all contributed to keep 7' CJ Gettys in check with Wroblicky going on to a double-doubel of 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Also in stand-out form was Chris Alexander who contributed 27 points and who importantly never let the Sharks heads drop whenever Nix looked like they were getting back into the game.

 Mike Tuck welcomes Tony Wroblicky onto court
 James Mitchell gets on the scoresheet
Dirk Williams gets some air
Tony Wroblicky finds some space
 Zach Gachette brings the ball up
 Rob Marsden on good form for joint MVP
Sol Rolls-Tyson gets into the game
 Chris Alexander concentrates before a free-throw
Mackey McKnight looks for some space to in-bound

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Dirk Williams lights up the EIS in overtime against Surrey Scorchers

High flying Dirk Williams took down Surrey Scorchers in overtime last night with a spectacular dunk that he started by getting the ball on his own baseline.  The end result is shown below:

No wonder he has been slected for the Dunk Contest at the BBL Cup final!

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Record total for England Athletics Combined Event

Holly Mills (Andover AC, James Coney) made a record breaking return to combined events when she took the England Athletics U20 Indoor Pentathlon title atthe EIS, Sheffield today. Both Holly and Jade O'Dowda (Oxford City AC, Marcia Marriott) eclipsed the former championship record as the Senior and U20 men also got their championships underway.

By the end of the five events the Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist and England long jump champion Holly had reached 4049 points ahead of Jade’s 4013, with bronze medallist Pippa Earley (Kingston AC & Poly Harriers, John Shepherd / Lloyd Cowan) clocking the fastest 800m of the day to move herself into the bronze medal position on 3840. In itself this wasn't too far behind the Championship record of 3965 point set by Morgan Lake in 2013.

Holly and Jade now stand at seventh and eighth on the British U20 all-time list, just behind the 4089 set by Jessica Ennis-Hill.

In the Senior Men’s Heptathlon, last year’s England Athletics Senior Decathlon champion James Finney (Leeds City AC, Sam Stanislaus, U23) holds a strong position at the end of the first day. In third place after a 7.18 (819) in the 60m he took the lead with a 7.29 (883pt) long jump, the only athlete over 7m. before then consolidating his position with a 12.62 (644pt) shot. The high jump saw him extend his lead, one of three men over 2m he cleared 2.04 (joint highest and 840pts) to head into the second day on 3186 points.

In the Under 20 Men’s Heptathlon, Caius Joseph (Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, Rafer Joseph) put in an impressive first day to lead from Joel McFarlane (Arbroath & District AC) by almost 200 points going into day two. He has led throughout with a 7.09 (851pts) 60m, 7.04 (823pts) long jump, and 13.89 (722pts) shot not only seeing him in first place but also highest scoring in each of the first four events. The pole vault is often the event where the leader board sees a shake-up but a 3.88 (584pts) clearance saw him safely navigate this with his lead intact on 2980.

Photos from the event are available to view/buy at: http://www.peverilphoto.com/section665568_731299.html

Monday, 13 November 2017

Is this a 'sports' photo?

I was covering a sporting competition at the weekend and by chance caught this moment of one of the competitors who had been knocked out of the competition.

There was no posing or communication involved, I just turned around from the action that was going on saw the moment and click.

Does this make it a 'sports' photo?  If not, why not - and what does make a 'sports' photo?