Ready for the Relay

Event. Nineteen teams have registered to take part in the 2016 Relay for Life on this weekend, making up a 400-strong band of walkers. Community members who are not registered to walk are more than welcome along to the 24-hour relay event held at Smithton Recreation Ground, raising funds for Cancer Council Tasmania and ultimately …

3 years ago

Revelling in his success

Cricket. Local cricketer Ben Revell has made a stellar appearance in the annual ‘National Indigenous Cricket Championships’ representing the state in Alice Springs earlier this month. Tasmania’s State Indigenous side finished fifth on the ladder overall but local Irishtown Cricket Club coach Revell made an impressive debut to the competition taking three wickets (3/13) in …

3 years ago

Saints fall short

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men and women have just fallen short in Round Two and Three, unable to get over the line. The women went into the NWBU Round Two clash against Burnie on Saturday night without their highly valued player Sarah Jaeger. Despite this, the Saints had a strong first quarter, leading …

3 years ago
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New roster for budding juniors

Hockey. Circular Head Hockey Association and Smithton Saints Hockey Club are hoping the transition from junior to senior level will be less daunting by the implementation of a new U/12s, U/14s and U/16s roster. After recognising a lack of available options for young players – particularly young boys – between the ages of 12 and 16 …

3 years ago

Battle of the batsmen 

CHCA. Semi Final action over the weekend has seen TC Blues advance to the Circular Head Cricket Association Grand Final with a nail biting one wicket victory over Irishtown. The victory will see TC Blues take on the 2015/16 minor premiers Forest Stanley this Saturday. Irishtown won the toss and elected to bat first, but …

3 years ago

Action packed T20 Blast 

Cricket. Cricket Tasmania will be hosting an eight-week program to introduce children to the game in a friendly, safe and fun environment. The Milo T20 Blast will kick off this Friday (February 26) at the Smithton Recreation Ground with a Come and Try session from 5-6.30pm, followed by twice weekly sessions every Monday and Friday. …

3 years ago

McMullen’s impressive games 

O/50s. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club has played two games in the past fortnight both ending in unfortunate losses. The team travelled to West Ulverstone to take on the Rovers on Sunday February 14, batting first Marrawah made nice figures with Paul Saward (43), Hayden Nicholls (42), Bevan Anderson (41) and Brett McMullen …

3 years ago
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Hurricane looms

Colts. Circular Head Cowbiz Colts lost to the Burnie Hurricanes in the final Cricket North West U/17s rostered round at the weekend and now must face their opponents again in a knockout final. The Hurricanes won the toss and stepped in to bat with Brody Hayes and Riley James (24) moving the score to 41, …

3 years ago

Marrawah’s Semi showdown 

U/16s. A 115-run partnership between Ryan Nibbs and Bailey Grey helped Marrawah over the line in the Circular Head Cricket Association’s Under 16s Semi Final on Saturday. Superb batting from Nibbs (90) put Irishtown out of the competition as the newly crowned Grand Final contenders finished 6/278. Logan Smith (31) and Bryce Walters (4) put …

3 years ago

Have a laugh with Nelly

Happiness. ‘Save Your Bacon’ organisers Rural Health are pleased with the turnout for the first of three events, with hopes comedian Nelly Thomas will draw even more locals to the remaining two. The first Save Your Bacon was held at Redpa Recreation Centre last Wednesday with the theme ‘Take a mate, fill a plate,’ and …

3 years ago