Young gun earns state selection

Cricket. Consistent form with bat and ball has led to one Smithton youngster receiving the ultimate call-up. Fifteen-year-old all-rounder Pearce Watling has been selected to represent Tasmania in the U/15 state championships, after getting the call from his coach earlier this week. But despite the massive opportunity, the Wynyard and Circular Head Colts player is …

5 years ago

Cricket sides combine

CHCA. Circular Head Cricket Association president Marty Hardy is confident Circular Head can retain the Basil O’Halloran shield in 2014. The shield will be won or lost on Sunday January 19 when Circular Head takes on Leven Cricket Association in the annual event. Games alternate between Circular Head and Ulverstone on a yearly basis. Last year …

5 years ago

Bellinger boys

Cricket. Sons Mitchell and Nick don’t cut their dad Neville any slack when it comes to the cricket field. The father-son combo has played several A-Grade games for Forest-Stanley in the Circular Head Cricket Association, and coach Mitchell says his dad has to work to make the cut. “Dad got picked to play in the …

5 years ago
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Cricketers to represent north-west Tasmania

Cricket. Nine local boys will represent the north-west in cricket at the Interstate Cup throughout the month of January. The young cricketers are: Thomas Lewis in the under-16s; Liam McLaren and Pearce Watling in the u15s; Lewis Nicholls in the u14s; and Sam Lewis, Bailey Grey, Logan Smith, Ben Spinks and Ryan Nibbs in the …

5 years ago

Colts’ first loss

Cricket. Circular Head Cowbiz Colts lost their first game of the season with a poor batting and fielding display on Sunday. CH won the toss and stand-in captain Ryan Grey elected to bat. Burnie Hurricanes bowlers bowled a very good line and CH lost their first wicket in the eighth over, to be 1/16. The …

5 years ago

Merry Marrawah

CHCA U16. Marrawah continue on their winning way remaining undefeated for the first half of the season. Marrawah cruised past Trowutta-Combine’s total of 10/114, losing just three wickets in 25 overs. Trowutta-Combine were in trouble right from the start, losing six of their wickets for 24 runs on the board. Lochie Hunt (40) and Jake …

5 years ago

Local boys second in country challenge

Cricket. Circular Head Country Challenge Grade 5/6 Boys finished runner up in their tournament held in Launceston last month. The team did a great job winning all of their games bar the final in which they were defeated by Northern Midland. The boys – Lockie Blakemore, Ryan Nibbs, Kaleb O’Halloran, Ben Spinks, Caleb Cole, Jay …

5 years ago
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Forest-Stanley’s mighty run count

CHCA. Forest-Stanley amassed an impressive 299 runs in the Circular Head Cricket Association’s sixth round at the weekend. Opener Nick Bellinger got the Demons off to a good start before being run out for 23. Marty Hardy (75) and Neville Bellinger (35) put on an 84-run partnership in the middle of the innings and Mitchell …

5 years ago

Half centuries for Russell, Nibbs

CHCA U16. Jake Russell and Ryan Nibbs both scored 50s as Irishtown and Marrawah played out a close game at Forest. Batting first, Irishtown amassed 5/183 with Russell (50 not out), Brayden Medwin (35), Thomas Charles (14) and Ethan Jackson (11) all batted well. Ben Spinks was Marrawah’s best bowler once again with 3/21 off …

5 years ago

Colts unstoppable

Cricket. Circular Head Cowbiz Colts powered to victory over Devonport thanks to a fine 87 not out by Pearce Watling. Devonport batted first and all CH bowlers kept the pressure on restraining them to 128 off 45 overs. Neubacher 32, Dargavel 17 and Brown 17, the best batters for Devonport. Watling  3/18 was the multiple …

5 years ago