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Jofra Archer: Man who abused England fast bowler banned by New Zealand Cricket

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A man who racially abused England fast bowler Jofra Archer during the first Test against New Zealand in November has been banned from attending international and domestic matches in the country for two years.

Archer said he heard comments during the final day of the innings-and-65-run defeat at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval.

After a police investigation a 28-year-old from Auckland admitted the abuse.

He has been issued with a verbal warning for using insulting language.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) say they have contacted the man and written to him, advising of his ban until 2022. If he breaches the ban he could be “subjected to further police action”.

“We’d again like to extend our apologies to Jofra and the England team management for such an unsavoury incident and reiterate once more that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable,” said NZC spokesman Anthony Crummy.

Crummy said NZC would not be identifying the individual.

He added: “We want to thank the New Zealand police for their efforts in identifying the person responsible, and for making it clear that this type of behaviour will not be minimised.”

Archer described the incident as “disturbing”, while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said the abuse was “horrific” and that he hoped “nothing like that ever happens again”.

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Crawley Town 3-2 Grimsby Town

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Two goals from Ollie Palmer and another by Ashley Nadesan gave Crawley a battling home win over Grimsby.

First-half goals from Elliott Whitehouse and James Hanson had seen the visitors come from behind to lead after 32 minutes at the People’s Pension Stadium.

But Palmer completed his brace in the 70th minute before teeing up Nadesan for the winner with 13 minutes left.

Crawley boss John Yems had called for a reaction from his side having described the 2-1 defeat at Walsall last weekend as “diabolical”.

And the Reds forged ahead after 16 minutes as Palmer slotted home from close range after being set up by skipper Dannie Bulman.

But the lead lasted only five minutes as Whitehouse fired home after goalkeeper Glenn Morris had parried a shot from Charles Vernam.

The recalled Hanson struck to put the Mariners ahead at the second attempt after Morris had initially saved his goal-bound header from a Whitehouse cross.

Mariners keeper James McKeown kept his side ahead by tipping over a shot from substitute Reece Grego-Cox and denying Nadesan with his legs.

But he was helpless to prevent Palmer tapping in the equaliser from close range after a fine run by Nadesan.

Palmer turned provider seven minutes later to set up Nadesan, whose first home league goal for Crawley proved to be the winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 25Dacres-Cogley
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 3DohertyBooked at 85mins
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 45′minutes
  • 14FrancombSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 76′minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 30Lubala
  • 10NadesanBooked at 58mins
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forGermanat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 13German
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 18Sesay
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 27McGill

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieSubstituted forBensonat 87′minutes
  • 5Öhman
  • 25Pollock
  • 33Driscoll-Glennon
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15Clifton
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forWrightat 75′minutes
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forTilleyat 78′minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 19Wright
  • 20Benson
  • 21Tilley
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 26Buckley
  • 29Starbuck
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,480

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away19
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

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Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon (Grimsby Town).

Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Tilley with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jordan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt blocked. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Tilley with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Josh Dacres-Cogley.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Josh Benson replaces Luke Hendrie.

Offside, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox tries a through ball, but Ashley Nadesan is caught offside.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ricardo German replaces Ollie Palmer.

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Tilley replaces Billy Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2. Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Anthony Driscoll-Glennon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces George Francomb.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

Anthony Driscoll-Glennon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Man charged with Crawley Down double murder

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A man has been charged with murdering two women who were found dead in a West Sussex village.

Sandy Seagrave, 76, and Amy Appleton, 32, were found dead outside a house in Crawley Down on 22 December.

Daniel Appleton, 37, of Hazel Way, Crawley Down, is accused of killing both women and is charged with two counts of murder.

He will appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, a spokesman for Sussex Police said.

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Sussex Police: Sex-on-duty officer dismissed

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A police inspector who formed an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable woman has been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Sussex Police’s Insp Anthony Lumb had sex with four women on duty, including one who said she felt “groomed” by him, a disciplinary panel heard.

The police officer of 27 years had sex with the women between 2012 and 2016.

He denied his actions amounted to gross misconduct and did not appear at the disciplinary hearing in Lewes.

Insp Lumb was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office in March 2017, but the case was dropped in October 2018 due to insufficient evidence.

James Berry told the panel at the force’s headquarters that Insp Lumb would have known his conduct between 2012 and 2016 was unacceptable.

Mr Berry said: “It has been clear that it is inappropriate to engage in sexual activity with victims of crime, with people who they are engaged with in the course of their police duties and vulnerable persons.”

‘Effectively been groomed’

Nicola Brookes, who has waived her right to anonymity, met the policeman after being the victim of a disability hate crime, the panel was told.

Mr Berry said: “It is not alleged that Insp Lumb’s contact was unwanted by Ms Brookes at the time, but her view is that on reflection she feels as if she has effectively been groomed because Insp Lumb took advantage of her situation and his position.”

Another complainant first met the officer when he interviewed her about an attempted arson attack she had witnessed, the panel heard.

Mr Berry said: “She was unwell. It would have been apparent to then-Sgt Lumb from his very first meeting at her address that she was a vulnerable person.”

The panel heard the officer and the woman went on to have sex at her home on multiple occasions, although it found insufficient evidence to prove the case against the officer in regards to this complainant.

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