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Derbyshire 199 for 6 (Madsen 76) trail Leicestershire 380 (Eckersley 117*, Parkinson 4-90) by 181 runs Scorecard Many county bowling attacks have suffered at the hands of Wayne Madsen over the years, but none more so than Leicestershires since the likeable South African made his first appearance in the County Championship back in 2009. Cheap NBA Jerseys .Madsen was at it again on the second day of this Division Two match. His innings of 76 not only held the Derbyshire first innings together, just about, it saw him pass both 9,000 career first-class runs and 1,000 against Leicestershire. The only surprise, as far as Leicestershire supporters were concerned, was seeing Madsen attempt to pull a Charlie Shreck bouncer and top edge a catch into the leg side.Leicestershires first innings 380 was built on a first century of the season for Ned Eckersley. Resuming on 300 for 7, Eckersley and Ben Raine extended their eighth wicket partnership to 58 before the left-handed Raine was tempted into driving at a wide delivery from Alex Hughes, and was well caught off the outside edge by wicket-keeper Alex Mellor, standing up to Hughes medium-pace.Richard Jones played over a straight ball from very occasional offspinner Neil Broom, at which point Eckersley was in danger of being stranded on 99 - the more so because Leicestershire No. 11 Charlie Shreck came to the wicket having scored no runs at all in any of his previous seven innings.Shreck kept out what remained of Brooms over, however, and in the following over Eckersley steered left-armer Callum Parkinson into the off side for the runs he need to go to his century, which came off 223 balls and included nine fours.Shreck was left not out, again without scoring, when Eckersley, on 117, went down the wicket and tried to loft Callum Parkinson to long-on, but could not clear Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman. The 19-year-old Parkinson, making his first-class debut, finished with 4 for 90 from 33.4 overs.Derbyshire lost their first three batsmen with just 40 on the board, with all three having their off-stump knocked out of the ground. Godleman had only himself to blame, shouldering arms to a Clint McKay inswinger, but Ben Slater and Chesney Hughes both received superb deliveries that straightened off the seam from Ben Raine.Madsen has been consistency personified this season however, coming into the match having scored 860 championship runs at an average of over 60, and the right-hander hit eight fours in going to his 50 off 71 balls.Broom looked less secure, and had already played across the line on a couple of occasions when clipping Shrecks outswingers through the leg side when he got a leading edge attempting the shot again, and was well caught by Raine running back from mid-on for 33.Madsen may have been fortunate to survive a leg before shout to the following ball, but McKay returned to pick up the wicket of Shiv Thakor, pinning the former Leicestershire allrounder leg before to his third delivery.The evening session was a different story. Madsen and Alex Hughes battled away, at least until Madsens rush of blood, and Hughes and Mellor, making his first class debut, saw the visitors to the close without further loss. Cheap Pistons Jerseys . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. Cheap Pistons Jerseys China . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Raninder Singh, the gregarious chief of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), doesnt break his step as he charges with purpose towards the McDonalds at the athletes village in Rio. Hes just finished delivering a pep talk to the Indian shooting team and suddenly realised that hes famished. These hunger pangs are easily satisfied with a quick snack, but for Raninder and his team of shooters, the next few days offer a chance to devour a record haul of medals.Four shooting medals have been won at the last three Olympics including Indias only individual Gold in Olympic history. No other sport has delivered as many individual medals in Indian Olympic history. Now, with the first competitive shot set to be fired on Saturday, the contingent faces the burden of building on this impressive legacy.We have been doing very well, training well, the government has given us great funding and we have used the resources very well, says team manager Ronak Pandit, a former international shooter himself. I wont say the shooters are under pressure at all. The atmosphere is fantastic, the shooters are very positive, the training results are excellent and we look forward to a great competition.There is little doubt that at least outwardly, no member of the contingent is overawed by the stage. At the official welcoming ceremony at the athletes village on Tuesday, several were seen out and about, posing cheerily for pictures, back slapping fellow shooters and happily mixing with other athletes and a motley crew of journalists. The man drawing most curiosity among them was the spunky Jitu Rai, who is being spoken of in hushed tones as the shooter who can get India off to a sparkling start on Saturday in the 10m Air Pistol.Over the last couple of years, Jitu has been a standout performer. He won gold in the 50m Air Pistol at both the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games and a clutch of medals on the World Cup circuit as well. He was the first Indian shooter to secure a spot for these Games and Pandit describes his current form as sublime. Jitu exudes an air of assured confidence and walks around with a cheeky glint in his eye. Pandit credits him for not succumbing to over analysis ahead of the biggest challenge of his young career. The 50m is his stronger suit but on his day Jitu can mix it with the best in the 10m as well. He is ranked third in the world in both events at the moment, establishhing his pedigree as among the elite shooters in the discipline. Wholesale Pistons Jerseys. Jitu in fact is one of eight first-time Olympians in the contingent of 12 shooters who have qualified for these Olympics, the most ever for India in history. Besides the Naib-Subedar in the Indian army, two other debutants will be thrown into the deep end on Saturday itself. Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul, both 23, will also be in action in the 10m Air rifle. They completed a memorable 1-2 by clinching gold & silver respectively at the 2014 Commonwealth games but in Rio, but will have no illusions about the the fact that the ferocity of the challenge at an Olympics is on an altogether different level.Of the four shooters with previous Olympics experience - Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Manavjit Sandhu and Heena Sidhu - two, Bindra and Narang have clinched podium places. Bindra, who will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony tonight, has announced that his career will end once he completes his event, the 10m Air rifle, on August 8. Narang, who is at his fourth Olympics is set to compete in three different events as he looks to add to the bronze he won at London in 2012. As the the senior statesmen of the squad, it is no surprise that the first timers are gravitating towards them, eager to imbibe all they can to tackle the unique challenges of a high visibility occasion such as this.It shows us that people can survive so many Olympics, says Pandit about the value of having shooters of such eminence in the contingent. Whenever you have an issue, or you are experiencing jitters you can always look up to them and speak to them about their experiences because they have different things to put on the table compared to someone who is shooting for the first time.It has the makings of an intriguing week at the Olympic shooting centre. Since Rajyavardhan Rathore broke a glass ceiling in 2004 at Athens with his Double Trap silver, Indian shooting has been on a steady upward curve. These are set up to be a breakthrough Olympics, one that may well end with what Pandit assures will be the best medal count so far. 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