Sunday, April 21, 2024

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A lifetime in a great game

Three cricketers who have played more games than they care to remember have enjoyed representing Vic Country at the annual Echuca over-60s carnival last week. For those old enough to remember, Shane Noonan played for Charlton, particularly during the 1980s, after debuting for Wychitella.

Donald-Jeffcott beats the heat

The decision by former long-standing cricket clubs, Donald and Jeffcott, to amalgamate at the start of the 2023-24 season reaped the ultimate reward when Donald-Jeffcott won both “A” and “B” grade Wimmera Mallee Association premierships on Saturday.

One day cricket winners

Nhill Home Hardware Cricket (West Wimmera Warriors).

Successful Pink Stumps Day

Kaniva hosted a successful day for Pink Stumps Day and Ladies Day, raising vital funds for breast cancer research, raising over $4,000, as well as winning the day’s game against Western Flat 129-7-131. This is Kaniva’s 3rd time hosting the event and first back since covid restrictions.

Hay hold Creet Cup in a nail-biter

West Wyalong’s senior cricket team travelled to Hay on Sunday in the hope of wrestling the Creet Cup away from Hay. Winning the toss and batting the Hay openers Dean Aylett and Liam Whitbourne got off to a steady start getting the total to 18 before Dean was caught behind in the ninth over.

On an elevated stage

Peter Argent. In her second game back from a knee reconstruction, Stephanie Talbot (Kadina) played a vital role in the Adelaide Lightning’s third successive victory at the 36ers Arena on Saturday evening. Talbot came off the bench and ignited the Lightning in the first half against the Melbourne Boomers, with eight points, seven rebounds, a couple of assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

The other Noah would be impressed

You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative . . .” That’s precisely the advice followed by Donald-Jeffcott’s Noah Berry when he took to the crease against St. Arnaud’s “A” grade at the Jeffcott ground on Saturday.

Inaugural Zac Clasohm Twenty20 Cup held

Port Victoria and Kadina Cricket Clubs came together to celebrate and remember the life of Zac Clasohm, with a hotly contested twenty20 match at Port Victoria on Sunday, January 21. The Zac Clasohm Twenty20 Cup has been named in memory of Zac, who played for Port Victoria and died in October.

Community – and cricket ­– in the park

Alyssa Walker. Australia Day, now more than ever, means many different things to many different people. But Australia wouldn’t even be Australia without the diversity and medley of souls at its heart, and each one is just as worth honouring as the other.

Klynton Kitto’s 10/36 and other sporting highlights

Peter Argent. Klynton Kitto has recorded numerous sporting highlights throughout his lifetime, perhaps the most notable is taking 10/36 in a single innings playing for YP in the 1960 SA Cricket Association Country Carnival.

Akuragoda five -wicket Saturday

On Saturday, the Koondrook Recreation Reserve hosted two T20 matches of the Swan Hill District Cricket Association (SHDCA). The Raiders had a good performance the previous week against Swan Hill and were expected to put up a strong fight.

St. Arnaud strengthens top four place

Despite an inspired bowling burst by Wycheproof-Narraport’s Bryce Gaylor, St. Arnaud was able to overtake Wyche’s modest total, thereby holding fast to fourth place after seven rounds of Wimmera-Mallee’s “A” grade cricket on Saturday. 

Noah, the numbers man

To say that Noah Berry was having a good cricket season would be just about the understatement of the year ... Whilst his first innings of the Wimmera-Mallee season yielded only one run, from then on he has reeled off scores of 131 not out, 54, 59, and 59 not out, with a six-round average of 101!

West Indies to Nondies for Karim

23-year-old Karim was born in Grenada, an island in the West Indies, but moved to London at an early age. He has the unique opportunity of splitting his time between England and the Caribbean, spending six months in each and playing cricket in both countries.

Demons test reigning premiers

An unbeaten partnership of 111 at Brim took Wimmera-Mallee cricket's '22-'23 premiership team, Brim K.S.H. to a challenging 3/171 against Wycheproof-Narraport on Saturday.

“How’s that” for K O Masters Oval

It had become clear that the Allora cricket oval’s playing surface was not up to the standard required and we were in danger of losing our home games to ovals in Warwick ... [the irrigation system is] finally fully operational ... highly sophisticated and totally automatic, making it easier for the hard working volunteers who maintain the oval.

Baptism by fire

The Koondrook Recreation Reserve hosted the inaugural Swan Hill District Cricket Association (SHDCA) match between Nyah District and Koondrook Barham ... Koondrook Barham's bowling was lethal and after 34 overs, Nyah District was all out for 107 ... Koondrook Barham's Jade Stewart claimed four wickets in his five overs with one maiden.

Brett Lee going in to bat for Australian avocados in India: Hort Innovation

One of the world’s fastest and most iconic bowlers, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee, is taking Australian avocados to consumers in India. Hort Innovation has announced that the popular sportsman, at home and across the globe, has signed up as the new Australian Avocados ambassador.

Marnoo Mega-Match makes $50,000

Imagine this: One cricket match was played, each team faced just 20 overs, 36 sixes and 41 fours were scored, the game finished in a draw at 259 runs apiece, and the royal Children’s Hospital will benefit by almost $50,000.

“Nine Australians a week commit suicide”

Alyssa Walker. Of those nine, according to the findings of the ongoing Royal Commission, at least one of them is a veteran. "They tell us to look for the warning signs," Charlton RSL head, Bill Freeman, says; "but there are no signs." And how can there be signs, really, when the people themselves feel lost? As it can be with all major turning points in life, with surety and sense of self shaken, there can come danger.

Milliken Shield drought ends

Narrandera won the final of the Milliken Shield ... It was the first time in 29 years that Narrandera has won the Shield ... “These boys showed their talent, their will to learn and their will to win. It is fair to say that the game was won by a team of all outstanding performers”: Coach Jono Schofield.

Cricketing success for Crump siblings

Cambooya siblings Kyrna and Tomas Crump represented Queensland in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships. Kyrna is the first female to represent the State in the cricketers with an intellectual disability team and was the female competing in that division. Tom is the youngest to be picked, at the age of 14.

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