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sheet anchor

Nautical a large strong anchor for use in emergency
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Thanks to Hickinbottom playing a sheet anchor role the Cropston score mounted he was backed up by Sam Burbidge 20 in 10 overs and David Allen 19 in 6 overs.
Sindh players Qurat-ul-Aian, Nayab Razia, Sakina Modi, Humaira Huma, Hina Rafique and Yusra played sheet anchor role in their team's triumph and destroyed Punjab 31-6.
This comprises the sale of the Waitrose foodstore to Knight Frank Investment Management on 22 December 2017 and the remaining retail to Sheet Anchor Evolve Ltd.
Playing a sheet anchor role in the chase of 209 en route to his 125-ball 100, he became only the second Pakistan player after Saleem Elahi (102 not out against Sri Lanka in 1995) to register a century on debut.
The SCO provided sheet anchor role for regional progress and prosperity in view of the global changes.
On the other hand, quite contrary to the thinking of ZAB, who not only laid the foundations of the party in Lahore but always considered Punjab to be the sheet anchor of the party, Asif started using the 'Sindh Card' to consolidate the party and, as a result, Pakistan's biggest province started slipping out of his hands.
And any suspicions that a devilish Swans Nest Lane pitch was responsible for the carnage were instantly wiped out as the Staffordshire side breezed home at 40-0 in the tenth over, Waqas Ahmed cracking four fours and a six in his run-a-ball 28 while Karl Quiney played the sheet anchor role with 11 from 31 deliveries!
O'Neil Sheet Anchor Award for his tireless commitment and support to the Society.
Dan Keegan (56 from 125 balls) then played the sheet anchor role as Plain chased, with number nine bat Chris Robinson the late hero as he smacked four fours and three sixes in a whirlwind 25-ball innings of 42 not out which squeezed out the improbable victory.
The Sheet Anchor, in the tiny village of Baldwin's Gate, may not look much from the outside, but it has been ranked ninth best pub in the UK offering accommodation by The Times newspaper.
Twenty-first century beacons of democracy such as ours, where clashing political ideologues and disparate personalities from diverse backgrounds - think Cameron, Clegg and Miliband - are the sheet anchor of healthy liberal democracies.