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the officer commanding a Roman century



the commander of a century or maniple of the ancient Roman legion. Centurions were selected either from those foot soldiers who displayed the greatest valor and potential for leadership or from the equites. They received two to three times the salary of a common soldier.

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Teenagers Callum Lines and Tawanda Chipadza, both products of the Bears junior set-up, showed plenty of promise on the wings and Bears will be reinforced for the Centurians showdown by the return of props Drew Harper, Dan Ljazouli and Mike Venn, half-backs Chris Stephenson and Scott Clendenning-Fenton, and backs Andy McGrory and Tanaka Chamunokara.
The Centurians refused to give up in this race for promotion and keeper Bath made save after super save as Ben Fitch, Gary Hopkins and substiutute Adam Mayo were on target.
The Centurians were bowled out for 185, with skipper Jamie Sylvester top-scoring with 32 and his brother Ryan chipping in with a useful 28, while Steve Barwick (three for 23) and Simon Chapman (three for 31) were the key men in Gowerton's tight attack.
1) Saugus High girls' volleyball coach Bobbie Estes works with the Centurians on the little things they need to do to win a Foothill League title.
Llandudno were first at the crease and had two centurians as opener Steve Smith (120) struck a second century of the season - passing 550 runs in the process - and Jordan Kane hit 110 as the hosts reached 289-5 declared.
It is hoped about pounds 36,000 could have been raised for the club so far, including a pledge of pounds 25,000 from supporters' group Centurians.
They were greeted on Water Street by Roman Centurians serving Laurent Perrier rose champagne with strawberries, before heading inside for designer canapes including mini fish and chips and Scouse pies.
HEAD back in time to the ages of mummies and centurians thanks to the latest round of Horrible Histories.
Winners were Connor Dickinson, for Legionnaires, the first-school group; Michael Charlton, for Centurians, the middle-school category; Mike Booth for the men's section and Jean Walters for the women's.
Former Yorkshire Merit winner Mark Sykes (Milnsbridge BC/ Mirfield OB) makes his county debut, Steven Hirst (Netherton Con) returns to the fold after a two-year absence and Mick Robinson (Morton House) and Mike Smith (Lower Hopton) will both become centurians as they notch up 100 appearances for Yorkshire.
The other centurians were Lee Richards, John Cockayne, Harry Ward, Chris Hill, Andy Newton, Barry Cannon, Jamie Masson and Bob Jones.