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    Cessnock District Cricket Report: February 4, 2015


    2018 - 12.16

    After the Australia Day long weekend off, the Cessnock District Cricket Competition recommenced in all grades on Saturday.
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    In first grade all games went as expected, with the top three sides defeating the bottom three sides fairly comfortably.

    At Mulbring Oval the home side got back in the winners’ circle after a minor hiccup that saw them drop their first game of the season against Supporters Club a fortnight ago. They defeated bottom-placed Wine Country by 80 runs.

    Batting first the Marlins scored freely to post a very healthy 6-218 from their 40 overs, with Greg Sheehan blasting 69.

    Skipper Josh Lewis was next best with 59, with Drew Olsen (29), Scott Robertson (18no), Chad Lewis (16) and Mick Mascord (13no) all working the ball nicely.

    Matt Lightfoot was easily the best of the Wine Country attack with 3-16 off 10, with association president Mark O’Hara picking up an unlikely 2-20 off four.

    The Wood Ducks were all out inside 32 overs in reply for 138, with Bryce Morley and skipper Stephen Hedger keeping things moving with 37 apiece.

    Shane Morley (22) and Nathan Wright (21) both made starts, but someone needed to push on to a big score to pose any sort of threat chasing the big target.

    Wickets for Mulbring were shared between Luke Reed (3-31 off six), Scott Robertson (3-30 off 10), and Brad Strachan (2-31 off 5.3).

    Bellbird maintained second spot on the ladder after a convincing 104-run victory over Peden’s Hotel at East End.

    Tigers skipper Rob Drage won the toss and elected to bat, with the visitors accumulating freely to post 6-193 from their mandatory 40 overs.

    Elliot Gyler led the way with 49, Jason Orr made 41, with Ben Fairlie (29), Nick Siers (29), and Billy Orr (13no) all amongst the runs. Dale Johnson was the best of the Peden’s attack with 3-45 off 10.

    The Piranhas were skittled for just 89 in reply, with Jacob Waite their best with an unbeaten 19. Beau Lewis (17) and Pete Brennan (15) made starts at the top of the order, while for Bellbird Wade Attewell did the majority of the damage with 4-26 off eight, with Dave Gyler offering good support with 2-8 off four.

    In the final game of the round Greta/Branxton kept their top two-finish hopes alive with a four-wicket victory over Supporters Club at Baddeley Park.

    Supporters batted first and posted a competitive 151 considering the slow pitch and even slower outfield.

    Michael Ho batted sensibly for their top score of 36, tail-ender Justin Brown and skipper Alan Clarke made 35-apiece, with Nathan Stapleford (16) and Jack Morris (13) making starts.

    Cliff Newling was the best of the Greta/Branxton attack with 3-50 off 10, with Mick Shelley keeping a lid on things with 2-26 off 10.

    The Blues were in a spot of bother at 3-13 in reply, but recovered to pass the target (6-155) in the 30th over with four wickets in hand.

    Greg Andrews once again stole the show with an entertaining 83, sharing in a match winning 98-run fifth wicket partnership with opener Mick Shelley (28) who played an excellent sheet anchor role.

    Cliff Newling (15no) and Barry Richards (11no) were at the crease when the winning runs were hit, while for the Goannas Stapleford was outstanding and really kept his side in the hunt with 3-29 off nine, with skipper Clarke completing a fine all-round game with 2-38 off seven.

    SECOND GRADE

    Greta/Branxton 6/88 (Brock Charnock 26, Darren Holz 18, Zac Sneesby 2-30 off 7, Glynn Hayes 2-22 off 10) defeated Supporters 86 (Greg Brodie 21, Brett Morris 20, Jack Turner 14, Nathan Holz 4-13 off 6, Damien Austin 2-17 off 5).

    Mulbring 6/84 (Shaun Clarke 27, Mark Waddell 20, Brent Mendyk 17, Nick Hurn 3-10 off 5, Luke Jeans 2-68 off 9) defeated Wine Country 77 (Luke Jeans 34, Brent Mendyk 4-3 off 5, Dave Lord 3-12 off 10).

    Bellbird defeated Peden’s Hotel (no details submitted).

    THIRD GRADE

    Paxton 8/176 (Ben Read 42, Aaron Zechel 33, Steve Collins 31, Ben Hipwell 26, G. Kelso 4-45) defeated Laguna 69 (W. Kowaluk 34, Ben Read 4-15 off 10, Aaron Zechel 3-5 off 7, Brendan Hayes 2-25 off 10).

    Greta/Branxton 7/88 (Wes Hickey 23, Sam Dagg 16, Bryce Osland 14, M. Williams 4-28 off 10, S. Minter 2-13 off 9) defeated Supporters 81 (M. Williams 23, C. Gray 15, T. Ballendon 14, Beau Lantry 4-21 off 9.3, Bryce Element 2-14 off 6).

    Bellbird defeated Wine Country (no details submitted).

    FOURTH GRADE

    Greta/Branxton 8/146 (Ben Lahey 54, Alex Walkling 26, Zac Watkins 19, B. Mortimer 4-26 off 10, J. Rachael 3-47 off 9) defeated Supporters Black 137 (B. Mortimer 39, P. Burgess 37no, O. Levido 24, W. Myers 14, Rod Hines 2-17 off 7, Alex Walkling 2-26 off 9).

    Greta/Branxton White 5/126 (Ben Hogan 37, James Shoulders jnr 29, James Shoulders snr 24no, Steve Croucher 2-33 off 10, Adam Williams 2-26 off 10) defeated Peden’s Hotel 110 (Adam Williams 49, Tom Lantry 25, Jesse Minchin 2-12 off 5, Zach MacBeth 2-3 off 2).

    Denman Hotel defeated Mulbring (no details submitted).

    Supporters Gold bye.

    POINTS TABLES

    First grade: Mulbring 70, Bellbird 65, Greta/Branxton 62, Supporters 47, Peden’s Hotel 43, Wine Country 37.

    Second grade: Mulbring 66, Greta/Branxton 62, Peden’s Hotel 54, Supporters 50, Wine Country 46, Bellbird 40.

    Third grade: Paxton 72, Greta/Branxton 60^, Supporters 54, Laguna 53, Wine Country 38^, Bellbird 28*#^.

    * Lost points 18/10/14 due to second grade forfeit.

    # Lost points 22/11/14 due to second grade forfeit.

    ^ Lost points 13/12/14 for playing unqualified players.

    Fourth grade: Greta/Branxton Blue 54, Greta/Branxton White 50, Peden’s Hotel 48, Denman Hotel 41, Supporters Black 36, Mulbring 33, Supporters Gold 29.

    Club championship: Greta/ Branxton 567.39, Mulbring 504.52, Supporters 442.30, Bellbird 422.00, Peden’s Hotel 372.57, Wine Country 343.00, Paxton 108.00, Laguna 79.50, Denman Hotel 32.94.

    Club championship formula: First Grade x 4, Second Grade x 3, Third Grade x 1.5, Fourth Grade x 0.8035.

    NB: Only Greta/Branxton Blue and Supporters Gold fourth grade teams contribute to club championship points.

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    Anzac keepsake ready to be treasured


    2018 - 12.16

    Boorowa RSL Sub Branch secretary David Boardman is framed by fellow members as he conducts a portion of last year’s Remembrance Day service. He will play a key role in the 2015 Anzac Day activities. Photo by RS Williams.The Boorowa Sub Branch of the RSL will produce a special souvenir Centenary of Anzac programme for the mid-morning commemoration service on Anzac Day 2015.
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    Secretary of the Sub Branch, David Boardman, is currently preparing the programme with the assistance of other Sub Branch members.

    The service will run along the lines of previous years, with a few extra features in recognition of the very special occasion.

    Among these special features will be a large green wreath set up near the Memorial, on which any relatives of Boorowa WWI service personnel who paid the supreme sacrifice will be invited to place poppies in remembrance of their family members.

    While this ceremony is taking place the names of the 66 Boorowa servicemen who lost their lives in WWI will be read out.

    Relatives and local organisations will also be invited to lay wreaths at the Memorial.

    It is expected that another special feature of the service will be the ‘carpets’ of poppies made by local people.

    The opening choir item will be provided by the Boorowa Central School Senior Vocal Ensemble, and the hymns for the service will be sung by a combined Ensemble and Boorowa M&D choir, Kath Tilden presiding at the organ.

    Associated with the Ensemble items will be composer Lugh Damen and conductor Laurelle Nosworthy.

    The service is to be conducted by members of the Sub Branch, school captains and local clergy.

    Members of the Boorowa Cadet Unit will mount a catafalque party and Craig Barker will provide the appropriate bugle calls.

    A large number of people are expected to take part in the march which precedes the service.

    It will as usual be led by a flag bearer and the local drum band under the direction of Ted Anderson.

    The Sub Branch is planning to make the souvenir programmes available before Anzac Day, and hope to attract several volunteers to distribute them on the day.

    Anyone who would like to assist can phone David Boardman on 63851358 or Derrick Mason on 63853213.

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    Roxbylink Gallery prepares for 2015


    2018 - 12.16

    ABOVE?AND?BELOW: ART: Artist Anna Andrasic will have an exhibition at the Roxbylink Gallery. Pictured here are two of her art pieces.Artist Anna Andrasic lives in the small coastal town of Port Neill on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula.
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    There was a time, a few years ago when Ms Andrasic once found inspiration from the red dunes surrounding Roxby Downs.

    However that said, Ms Andrasic finds inspiration no matter where she goes, be it nature or moments in life itself, infusing her heart felt art with vibrant colours that will invoke thoughts particular to the viewer.

    “I never know what the end result will be as I never plan anything,” Ms Andrasic said in a recent interview.

    “I just approach a blank canvas and let the inspiration flow.”

    The Roxbylink Gallery hopes the work will inspire the community of Roxby Downs at Anna Andrasic’s exhibition opening on Friday, February 6 at 6pm.

    Ms Andrasic’s exhibition is the first in what arts and cultural development officer Ella McCarthy describes as an exciting year for the gallery.

    “In putting together the program for this year, the gallery will be featuring a combination of group and individual exhibitions, offering a mix of local and out of town exhibitions,” she said.

    “Our focus is on making the space available for the community first and foremost and provide them a place to showcase their work.

    “Artists need an opportunity to express themselves and the Roxbylink Gallery has the space for them to do that.”

    Ms McCarthy said the program is scheduled twelve months in advance with a priority given to local artists and groups.

    “Some of the works on display this year will be local photographer Hayley Scrivens, the Roxby Downs Area School Senior School and The Red Earth Festival exhibition, and the National Youth week themed exhibition It Starts with Us,” she said.

    For more information contact arts and cultural development officer Ella McCarthy on 0419 407 737 or email: [email protected]南京夜网.au

    Kindies first day: photos


    2018 - 12.16

    Kindies first day: photos Blayke Hopkins, 5, said: “Everything. Everything I’ve done is my favourite. I also really like my ninja turtle bag.”
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    Hendrix McDonagh, 5, said he liked “playing with the lego and I’m looking forward to drawing.”

    Samuel Brown, 5, said: “it’s fun because I can play.”

    Saffron Gersbach, 5, said she enjoyed school because “my big sister is here. I also like craft and learning.” She is pictured with her sister and year 6 school councillor Sophia Power.

    Ava-Leah Lemessurier, 6, (at left) said so far she liked “doing craft.” Emily Bramble, 5, said she enjoyed “playing with my friends and I just like school. I also like the smart book.” The girls are pictured with year 6 school councillor Nick Kianou.

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    Back to school: Tommy’s Tidbits


    2018 - 12.16

    Hello readers,
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    Welcome to this column and boy, how quiet is it with all the munchkins back at school.

    The kids I saw this week were so excited about starting a new school year, while the mothers and grandmothers were crying about the preparation- it used to be the other way round!

    Just a few treats for the little terrors when they get home and also a little snack for yourself as well- good for the lunchbox as well!

    Zucchini and pea slice

    -1 tablespoon olive oil

    -I brown onion chopped finely

    – 450 grams zucchini grated (use carrot as well if you like)

    -1 cup sifted self raising flour

    -6 eggs lightly beaten

    -1 cup parmesan cheese

    – 300 grams ricotta cheese

    -1 and a half cups frozen peas thawed and crushed

    Preheat over to 200 Celsius. Heat oil in nonstick frypan, add onion and cook until golden.

    Place in a large bowl with zucchini, parmesan and flour and mix well.

    Fold through the eggs and the ricotta, peas and carrot mix well.

    Spoon onto a greased 20cm x 30cm tin lined with baking paper.

    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.

    Allow to cool, cut into slice, serve hot or cold.

    Hummingbird loaf cake

    – 2 cups S/R flour

    -2 cups of grated carrot

    -1 teaspoon of baking powder

    -3 teaspoons mixed spice

    -1 and a half cups brown sugar

    – 4 eggs lightly beaten

    -2 thirds of a cup of vegetable oil

    -1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    -Half cup canned crushed pineapple

    -2 thirds of a cup of walnuts chopped

    Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    Place the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and sugar in a large bowl and mix to combine.

    Add the egg, oil, vanilla extract, carrot, walnuts and pineapple and mix to combine.

    Pour into a 10cm x 12cm loaf tin lightly greased and lined with baking paper and put in oven and cook for 45 minutes or until cooked.

    Test with a skewer, if it comes out dry, it’s ready. Allow to cool in tin for 5-10 minutes.

    When cool turn out onto wine rack and allow to cool completely.

    This is beautiful and simple, lathered with butter and served with a cuppa or for the kids with a glass of milk. Bliss!

    The other thing everyone is loving at the moment is wraps- and you can put anything into these- avocado chicken salad/ham/tomato/grated carrot, beef/anything you have in the cupboard.

    It’s great for lunch or an afternoon snack.

    Serve them up for dinner and that will satisfy the little darlings when they get home from school! Yay!

    See you next week darlings,

    Love Tommy

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