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Saints strap in

NWBU. A new season of the North West Basketball Union is underway with fresh Smithton Saints squads ready to go.  The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints hosted Penguin Blues in a round one showdown in Smithton on Tuesday.  Coached by Steve Poulter, the women’s side took to the court with young talent in Lily Nibbs, Bree …

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Dash for first place

Feat. The Twilight on the Duck’s annual Duck Dash featured a new record on Saturday. Ulverstone runner Douglas Hamerlok took out the title for the 10th year running, coinciding with a decade of running the local fun run event. Hamerlok set the pace on the day, remaining in the lead throughout the 6.8 kilometre circuit. …

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Bulls bash Blues

CHCA. The third round of Circular Head Cricket Association’s Tall Timbers Twenty20 Cup saw Irishtown play host to similarly seated Forest Stanley.  The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, sending in the likes of Matthew Emmett and Kyle Ollington to lay a solid foundation.  The early departure of Emmett (4) put Irishtown in …

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Talent on the court

Competition. Marshall Evans, Ella Cobbing, Milana Thorp and Jacob Furphy last week performed among the nation’s best up-and-coming players at the 2019 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. The locals were among more than 700 players, coaches and officials at the annual competition played in Albury–Wodonga on the New South Wales and Victorian border. In his …

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BCL. Six wickets,  century for Revells 

Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars earned a spectacular victory against West Ridgley during round 12 of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday.  Playing in Smithton, the home side elected to bat the first innings as openers Aaron Tuxworth (59) and Ben Revell (105) took control.  Revell’s nine boundary balls and one six set a fine …

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Bowls. Six games left

The Smithton Bowls Club is back into the swing of things following a break over the festive season and with a new synthetic turf to boot.  Nominated by The Smithton Club, the local bowls club last month received a $2000 grant through TASkeno Community Fund to go towards new training accessories and synthetic turf equipment. …

3 weeks ago 0

Colts after comeback

CNW. The Circular Head Colts Under 15 side has slipped out of Cricket North West’s top four.  Trailing behind Burnie Hurricanes Purple, the team is in sixth place on the ladder with three victories, four defeats and two draws to the report card.  In round seven on January 9 the side travelled to take on …

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Six secures premiership

T20. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are the reigning Burnie Cricket League Twenty20 premiers.  The team defeated Acton and Yolla by forfeit in round one of the competition before the weather forced an abandoned match against Stowport in round two, along with a 35-run victory against Natone.  Finishing rounds one and two in second …

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Over 50. Fishing for a fallen catch

On another superb day for cricket, Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club hosted opponents from Ulverstone on Sunday.  The Rovers batted first, starting well to be three for 90 at the 20-over mark, before losing seven wickets for 49 runs. The side was bowled out for 139 in the 36th over.  Best batsman for the …

3 weeks ago 0

T20 heat turns up

CHCA. The battle for the Tall Timbers Twenty20 Cup continues in the Circular Head Cricket Association.  In round two, Forest Stanley hosted Marrawah as the home side launched into the batting.  A series of single digit attempts in the top order threatened the side before Kyle Ollington (26) and Kayden Stein (37) stepped in, allowing …

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