Cocaine-fuelled Sutton Coldfield sports Team manager takes police on 20-mile chase

A director of a Sutton Coldfield sports club was more than twice the medication limit for driving having taken cocaine, when his car had been involved in a 20-mile high speed pursuit by police, a court found.

The chase – that lasted 30 minutes on streets in Shropshire and Staffordshire – only stopped when 49-year-old Simon Smith’s BMW ran out of gas.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday (January 26) Judge Peter Barrie told Smith that, having taken a ‘considerable dose of cocaine’, he had been engaged in a severe and protracted episode of hazardous driving.

Aston Wood Golf Club director Simon Smith has been found to be six times within the medication restrict having taken cocaine before leading police on a 30-minute high-speed pursuit

“The cocaine was not only illegal, but affected your decision making and also the ability to drive safely. Your answer to viewing the authorities was supposed to push and also to do your very best to avoid being halted,” he explained.

Smith, the42,000-a-year director at Aston Wood Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield, had confessed possession of cocaine, driving under the influence of medication and reckless driving.

Mr Howard Searle, said, said the incident started in St Georges Road, at Donnington, approximately 1am on September 28 last year after police officers watched Smith’s BMW and believed he had been attempting to avoid passing them.

He explained the patrol car siren and lights were on but Smith drove away through a property towards Priorslee and onto the M54 motorway travelling at 90mph on the Eastbound carriageway.

About the slip road at Junction 3 Smith had prevented being discontinued and stopped driving over the speed limit on the A41 towards Wolverhampton.

Mr Searle said officials in West Midlands authorities had deployed a ‘stinger’ however, the BMW was able to avoid the device.

He explained Smith continued at high speed towards Codsall and back towards the Shifnal place and went through the lights at Perton crossroads on crimson.

“He drove on the wrong side of a bollard at a junction and has been driving at the middle of the road in an attempt to stop authorities overtaking and boxing ,” he explained.

The BMW continued onto the A442 towards Bridgnorth until it came to a halt having run out of gas. Smith had attempted to run off but was quickly arrested.

Mr Searle said three traces of cocaine were retrieved that Smith said they had been for his own use and that he had taken medication.

Tests showed he had 65 milligrams of cocaine into his bloodstream – the legal limit is 10 – and even over 700 milligrams of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolic response from taking cocaine.

Mr Adrian Roberts, for Smith, said that his client had over reacted and that the incident was a ‘wake up call’ to take care of his difficulties.

He said Smith had been working 20-hour days that had an effect on his health causing tension and stress which resulted in a breakdown.

Mr Roberts explained Smith had dealt with his drug addiction, hunted counseling and’d discussed his problems with his companies.

He explained the root of Smith’s offending lay in a prior incident when he had been followed and dragged from his car and held at gunpoint by two guys 10 decades back. Despite a police investigation no one was ever detained.

Judge Peter Barrie said that, but for the fact no one was harmed and no drivers had been put at risk, along with Smith had taken actions to change his behaviour, the situation might have attracted a sentence.

Smith, of Colridge Court, Donnington, Telford, has been fined #2,500 for its drug driving and reckless driving offences and banned from the streets for a year.

He has been also made subject to a one-year community order which includes a rehabilitation programme and he needs to cover #200 costs.

World Sports Magazine Review — April 1950 Cricket

Observing the earlier pieces on the sports magazine World Sports, that is seen here , here and here, a part four features extracts by a single magazine printed in April 1950.

This specific edition was important as it comprised a celebration of the 61st birthday of Neville Cardus, composed by the terrific man himself. The piece included a photo of Cardus bowling in 1938, when old 50 but looking somewhat older. Cardus relates that he was transformed from having an institution soccer enthusiast in 1899 (“soccer” being a term restricted to the upper classes at the time) to being a die-hard cricket enthusiast by the next summer, however that he could not remember what specifically had induced this type of transformation to occur, but he had initially begun watching cricket to poke fun in the ‘la-di-da’ ones who played with such a soft match. In the process of the reminiscence, he introduced this reader to a word by which I was not previously familiar, i.e. ‘contumely”, as in ‘as we put on the grass we cried contumely in the gamers’, so (for those like me that were not previously aware) insolent or insulting language — no doubt CW’s own Neville Cardus already understood that.

Cardus grew up seeing cricket while firmly entrenched in its own Golden Age and the effect of this period clearly shaped his future writing career, as he introduced a love to cricket writing that was previously absent. He explains in detail a game which happened one Whit Monday involving Lancashire and Kent, once the visitor’s opener Cuthbert ‘Pinky’ Burnup, that was capped for England at football, rescued Kent out of 13/3 to 401/6 by scoring precisely 200 not outside — at Cardus’ view, ‘this day could be quoted as a sort of chart of the fever of cricket of this Golden Age’.

CB Fry acheived a accomplishment in 1901 that has since been equalled, by Don Bradman and Mike Procter, but not broken, which of six successive First-Class hundreds. By 1950, however, Cardus had this to say: ‘We have waxed fat on documents now; the currency has depreciated. We have lost the pleasures and blessings of innocence.’ He goes on: ‘I have no use for those who live at the past’ while reprising one of his more evocative comparisons, which he usually applied to Bradman, of their aeroplane and swallow to exemplify the difference between ‘the mechanical and the key.’

Cardus had more to say about the state of cricket in 1950 as compared to that enjoyed during the Golden Age: ‘County captains need to dictate any batsman to get out if he is not scoring quickly enough, and goes protectively into a shell because he’s approaching another “century”.’ Interesting usage of quotations there. As a shining example of the kind of batsman he favoured, he retains up Ranji: ‘an innings by him turned into a tribute by the Orient to the grandeur of this Victorian sunset and the dawn that appeared like thunder, too soon to flee down, together with the formulaic series’; I frankly can not imagine any other cricket author coming up with such a   description, or being permitted to get away with writing it for that issue.

As far as his view of the best ever, Cardus rates Hobbs as the greatest all-round batsman he’d ever seen, Trumper the most gallant, the aforementioned Ranji the very magical, Macartney the very impertinent, JT Tyldesley the very dazzling to a sticky wicket and in his best a stroke player in a million, Woolley the ‘most lordly in effortless power’, ” Spooner the funniest, Leyland the very obstinate, Compton the very populous, George Gunn the very first, Hammond the very glorious, Maclaren the very majestic, although it is no doubt Cardus’ intimate opinion which educates his estimation of Bradman as the most ‘ruthlessly reliable’.

Of those men in the opposite end of the pitch, his favorite among the fast men were McDonald, Larwood and Walter Brearley, although he finds praise also for SF Barnes, Tate, O’Reilly, Grimmett, Blythe, Rhodes, Trumble, and Noble…’ after all, as the photo above affirms, he was ‘in my way, a bowler myself”

As pleasurable as the birthday bit was, the next bit by Cardus at precisely the identical novel is more nostalgic to modern readers. Entitled ‘No Ashes, however, a good deal of Fire”, this piece includes his trailer of the forthcoming West Indies tour of England. It is prefaced by a excellent picture of a youthful looking Frank Worrell, as well as Everton Weekes and Robert Christiani, all of whom had left their debuts if the England team had staged the Caribbean a couple of years earlier.

Cardus performs a service to his readers by introducing them to several ancient West Indian cricketers, such as George Challenor, CA Olivierre and Lebrun Constantine, dad of Learie. However in so doing, he utilizes one or two phrases that are somewhat jarring to the modern reader. Although it’s perhaps cruel to judge those of a bygone era against our relatively recently accepted, but ideally more enlightened criteria of inclusion, nevertheless there are a number of eye-opening thoughts expressed in this item, such as ‘large smiles redolent of plain water melons’ as well as in describing the joys of Derek Sealy ( I presume that’s that ‘J Sealey’ refers to), building a reference to ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. I realise I might be displaying a bit too much significance, however Cardus also cautions against the ‘Old Adam” busting out that, for those of you unfamiliar with the phrase, is speaking to humans in their unredeemed state. In the end, a precursor of Tony Grieg 25 decades afterwards, though perhaps not quite as forthright, may be seen at Cardus’ summing up of this absence of openness of their 1928 visit of the West Indies cricket team to England, imagining they had been overly ‘innocent in its infancy and changes in mood…a surprising blow of bad luck! — the prognosis darkened simultaneously.’ Different times really.

Cardus does however offer Headley as perhaps being the greatest batsman of all time, ahead of Bradman, whilst also equipping him with toughening the fiber of West Indies cricket — ‘Headley lent a modern and cosmopolitan elegance to the sound foundations laid down almost single-handedly by Challenor.’

As many readers will understand, it was through the 1950 tour which Sonny Ramadhin and Alfred Valentine (referred to in his post as ‘A Ramadhin and V Valentine’) laid waste to the cream of England’s batting; it’s possible that the latter was perplexing Vincent Valentine, who also played with a few Tests prior to the war, however as our resident cricket tragic Martin points out, Ramadhin wasn’t endowed with a Christian title and has been dubbed ‘Sonny’, though he was also apparently assigned the initials ‘KT’ by an over-officious customs official prior to a Atlantic crossing. It might have been the sight of Valentine which suggested the comment ‘It is just another sign of the increased introspection that’s coming to West Indies cricket, even as it’s drawn into the ring of a planet “civilisation”, that their players are taking to spectacles.’

Nevertheless Cardus signs off with ‘Every lover of cricket will rejoice to find the West Indies holding their own with all our best’ — well, they managed that.

The Link between cricket Superstar along with Professor Blockchain Provides a Brand New era for Sport Lovers

Professor George Giaglis

an former Dutch cricketer decided to be involved in an intriguing tech job that attempts to unite all sports lovers under a unique sectoral token. By doing this, he joins Professor George Giaglis, a world-renowned digital money specialist who has established an academic class, the very first of the type in this subject, which recently announced his support for this undertaking.

leede needed a lengthy One Day International profession of 11 years to the national team. A right-handed all-rounder, he performed for the Netherlands at 1996, 2003, and 2007 World Cups.     After his retirement from 2007 he started a training career and in 2015 was appointed as the head trainer of their  . His son (18) continued his path and made his debut for the Netherlands a few months back.

The enterprise which has acquired the athlete’s attention is SportCo, that owns sports lovers community programs (websites, programs, social media channels). Sportco also appreciates the help of renowned Blockchain professor, George Giaglis, who’s involved with Blockchain because 2011, and is one of the pioneers in the area. Giaglis is the scientific coordinator of the planet’s very first Massive open online class on crypto-currencies and the very first academic diploma on blockchains (MSc at Digital Currency, University of Nicosia).

Sportco lately announced its 500k readers, at a , on a substantial shift in how sports fans will play a role in the foreseeable future of sports media — Blockchain-based algorithm will quantify their viewers’ involvement and benefit them for any action they play on the site.

Tim De Leede

Tim De Leede stayed near the area of sport after retiring and currently owns a . Tim voiced his support for the announcement on the firm’s site: “This really is a new era for sport lovers. Folks watch sports maybe not when it is on but when they’ve time, and through platforms such as Sportco they can share their perspectives and read history info from sports lovers all around the globe. These days, we can’t watch or see any cricket in western Europe. You may just watch cricket because a committed viewer as it is a Pay-Per-View, however, children who snore on the TV won’t ever watch it. Since that occurred, cricket has become less popular and can be virtually an unknown game here. In case Sportco becomes as hot as I think that it can, it is going to make cricket more understood and boost the quantities of children playing”

“Cricket fans are very passionate and in general have interesting opinions on cricketing things If this may be combined with providers such as tickets, sports equipment, etc., it surely will turn into a massive success” De Leede, added.

Thieves target BAC/EE Social and Sports Team

Thieves have struck at a Preston public sports club stealing equipment used to keep grounds.

Members of this BAC/EE Social and Sports Club at Southmeadow Lane are very appealing for information after the theft of a “Snapper” ride lawn mower and a border strimmer on the weekend.

The thefts, which are thought to total more than1,000, will make it difficult for volunteers to prepare the reasons for cricket and soccer matches.

A spokesman for the club said: “At some point this weekend somebody has broken into our sport groundsmans’ area and also stolen a ride on lawn mower applied around the floor.

“This is a very important piece of equipment and has obviously been stolen to order, as planning and trailers could have been used to slip this.

“We need it to prep the reasons for your clubs football and cricket.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Bernie on 01772 498 795 or the Police on 101.

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Deco Drive always has your back, so in the event you don’t wish to spend the weekend cleaning out the garage, you’d better choose a movie to see at tonight’s Showtime.

Dylan O’Brien (like Thomas): “If the hell does this stop?”

Kaya Scodelario (like Teresa): “It stops if we find a cure.”

Dylan O’Brien (like Thomas): “There is no cure.”

He doesn’t need to get so angry about it! “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the last film in the trilogy — with much more action and suspense than previously.

Don’t worry, there is lots of maze running.

Dylan O’Brien, who stars in the film, says he is not quite ready to say goodbye.

Dylan O’Brien: “It’s not hitting me you know? And I don’t know as it will. It’s not going to for a tiny bit, I don’t think. But I will miss it. I know I will miss it a good deal. I’m going to get significant ‘Maze Runner’ Upgrades”

Stephen Lang (as Col. Abraham Biggs): “Captain, you really do know Chief Yellow Hawk? The Army would like to be sure that the chief will get home to Montana safely without incident.”

In “Hostiles,” Christian Bale plays with Army Capt. Joseph J. Blocker. The longtime officer is escorting a Indian war leader and his loved ones back home to Montana in New Mexico.

On their trip, they discover a girl whose family has been murdered, and all of them have to band together to survive the hostile tribes on the way.

Christian Bale: “Blocker is chosen, or rather ordered, throughout threat of court martial and reduction of retirement, to transport earthly Hawk to sacred burial grounds, and that’s where the story actually originates, is how do both of these mortal enemies manage to maintain each other’s company?”

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