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BCL. Century  performances

Two locals smashed out centuries in round three of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday. Damon Smith of the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons and Aaron Tuxworth of Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars scored the honours. In the A Grade action, Forest Stanley travelled to meet Myalla where the visiting team took the bat in …

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TRY the fun

Event. The Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run encourages a balanced lifestyle among friends. Why not give it a try? Running – and swimming and cycling for that matter – since 2015, the event aims to motivate women to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. This year’s event will be held on …

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Season stopper 

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints ended the North West Basketball Union Under 22 season with a thrilling home game on Friday.  As the Saints men and women finished the season sixth and seventh on the ladder respectively, Smithton forfeited a finals appearance but had spectators out of their seats in the final match.  Taking …

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Festival by the wharf

Event. ‘Shore’ to be a sight to see, the Dockside Festival is on this weekend. As many as two dozen yachts will sail over the horizon and into Stanley as part of an Ocean Racing Club of Victoria qualifying event for the annual Sydney to Hobart race. Smithton Lions Club, together with locals, will watch …

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Athletics. Try out track, field

The Circular Head Little Athletics season is set to start this weekend. Open to all ages, there is Tiny Tots for children aged three to five, Little Athletics for children aged six to 15 and a senior program for those aged 16 and over. Participants can check out the programs for free, for two weeks …

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Ride. Greatest cycle challenge

They’re known as Chookas Stragglers, but this team of two isn’t falling behind. Cyclists Peter Gale and Rodney O’Halloran are taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge throughout the month of October. An initiative of the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the challenge is to reach your target kilometres while fundraising for childhood cancer research, treatment …

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C’mon, let’s play cricket

T20. Girls, step up to the stumps. Circular Head is looking to level the playing field with a new team to take on the competition. A representative team from the region will take part in a Cricket North West women’s tournament next year. Across two days, Sunday February 10 and Sunday February 24, Circular Head …

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Bowling for the win

Representative. Holly Huisman represented the state at the 49th Australian Indoor Bias Bowls Champions in Caloundra, Queensland in August. The 14-year-old earned the state’s runner up title earlier this year to qualify for the national event. “As I was going into the competition I knew there was one game I wouldn’t go well in,” she …

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Colts give it a crack

Recruits. The Circular Head Colts are preparing for another season in the Cricket North West competition and are on the look out for new teammates to join the crew. Taking on teams from Wynyard, Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport, Latrobe and Sheffield, the competition is played along the coast on Sundays. This season, Circular Head will launch …

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Kindness in community

Effort. The service clubs of Circular Head will come together to raise funds for families doing it tough next weekend. An event will be held at Trawmanna to support drought affected communities in New South Wales and Queensland. Settle underneath the gum trees and take in live entertainment from Gina Timms, Jeff Power, Dudley Billing …

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