Howzat for longevity

Tournament. Local cricketers Graeme Crole, Ross Arnold and David Woodward say age is just a number. Travelling to Hobart in November to take part in Seniors Cricket Australia’s National Championship, Arnold and Woodward represented Tasmania in the Over 60s side while Crole played for the O/70s. In its 10th year, Crole prides himself on attending …

3 years ago

Pitch perfect cricketers 

Cricket. Four young local girls have found a love for an iconic Australian sport and are calling on others to join in the fun. Sisters Hannah and Bridget Watling and Caicie and Kaylah Keogh don’t mind a bit of friendly competition when there is a bat and ball involved. When an opportunity to attend a …

3 years ago

Competitive challengers

Representatives. The Circular Head Country Challenge team headed to Launceston last week to participate in the annual two-day carnival. Playing four 25-over games over Monday and Tuesday, Circular Head finished the tournament without a win but were very competitive in all games. Alwyn Russell was Circular Head’s leading run scorer with 41. Josh Medwin was …

3 years ago
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Colts unbeatable

Cricket. A hard-fought win on Sunday sees Circular Head Cowbiz Colts remain undefeated in the Cricket North West U/17s competition. Playing Devonport Orions at Devonport Oval, CH coach Glen McLaren knew after inspecting the pitch that it was going to be a tough, low-scoring affair. Devonport batted first and tight bowling from Ben Spinks (five …

3 years ago

TC’s first win

U/16s. TC Blues posted their first win of the Circular Head Cricket Association 2015/16 season with a comfortable 77-run win over Forest Stanley on Saturday. All of TC’s top batsmen reached double figures: Lochie Blakemore (56 not out), Joel Keep (54), Jake Roberts (28) and Eli Huisman (21) were all at their best as TC’s …

3 years ago

Forest Stanley’s the team to beat

CHCA. Round four of the Circular Head Cricket Association was in full swing on the weekend with Forest Stanley maintaining their unbeaten run and Irishtown also securing the points. Forest Stanley started well in their match against TC Blues, posting a score of 7/246. Neville Bellinger was elevated to the number three position and he …

3 years ago

Bowlers’ day out in U/16s

Cricket. In the Circular Head Cricket Association’s U16 matches on Saturday, Marrawah beat TC Blues comfortably by 46 runs while Irishtown had an easy win over Forest Stanley. Marrawah captain Logan Smith scored his first 50 not out for the season and Bailey Grey (not out) followed him shortly after. Bryce Walters (16), Isaac Popowski …

3 years ago
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Rec lights up for Cup

Cricket. Things are heating up as TC Blues and Marrawah cricket clubs play for bragging rights and the ‘Light Up the Rec’ Cup this weekend. What started as a novelty night game last year in commemoration of the installation of new lights at the Smithton Recreation Ground, is hoped to become a frequent occurrence as …

3 years ago

Blasting into T20

Cricket. A rumble of laughter and cheers echoed from the Smithton Recreation Ground on Friday as local students took part in the ‘Milo T20 Blast’. Circular Head primary schools gathered for the afternoon, taking part in the program designed to introduce students to the sport in a safe, fun environment whilst teaching them the basics …

3 years ago

Colts’ superb win

Cricket. A strong batting and bowling performance gave CH Cowbiz Colts a 141-run win over Ulverstone at the Stanley Recreation Ground on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first, Sam Lewis (55) and Lewis Nicholls (41) put on an 87-run opening stand with Nicholls losing his wicket in the 18th over. Connor Smith (11) together …

3 years ago