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Keenan a cut above

Tuesday, 13th December, 2011

MASTER BLASTER: Keenan Hywood has been selected to compete at the SA Cricket Association Statewide Under 16 carnival after an outstanding 66-run innings (top right) with Barrier. MASTER BLASTER: Keenan Hywood has been selected to compete at the SA Cricket Association Statewide Under 16 carnival after an outstanding 66-run innings (top right) with Barrier.

By Darrin Manuel

Keenan Hywood has slashed his way into the SA Country Red team after starring for Barrier at the recent SA Country Cup cricket carnival.

The 16-year-old all-rounder was a key in Barrier’s best effort at the Adelaide carnival, in which they suffered a heartbreaking five-run defeat at the hands of Mid-North.

Hywood opened the batting and piled on 66 runs as Barrier looked to chase down mid North’s tally of 147.

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Hats off to Nick

Friday, 9th December, 2011

HEAD TURNER: West cricket captain Nick Christos claimed a rare hat-trick at Alma Oval in round eight. HEAD TURNER: West cricket captain Nick Christos claimed a rare hat-trick at Alma Oval in round eight.

By John Casey

A rare hat-trick from West captain Nick Christos was the highlight of round eight of the Barrier District Cricket League where the Robins reaffirmed their status as the team to beat this season.

Christos demolished the South batting line-up with his deceptive medium pace, snapping up six wickets in just 16 deliveries at Alma Oval in one of the best bowling displays seen in recent years.

South looked set for one of their better performances of the season when they reached 1/25, but when Christos introduced himself into the attack at first change he turned the match on its head.

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North to close in on 20/20 final berth

Saturday, 26th November, 2011

VITAL: Cam Wells' performance with the bat will be a key for Central today. VITAL: Cam Wells' performance with the bat will be a key for Central today.

Dogs to warm up before facing Pt Pirie

 By Square Leg

The final minor round of 20/20 cricket will be played at the Jubilee Oval today with Central taking on North in the early game at 12 30pm. 

Both sides will be vying for a berth against West in the 20/20 Final to be played just before Christmas.

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Cricket rescue bid

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

ROLE MODEL: Former South junior Tom Derham is a prime example of what can be achieved through sport. ROLE MODEL: Former South junior Tom Derham is a prime example of what can be achieved through sport.

Radical changes are being formulated to try and rescue the future of junior cricket in Broken Hill.

With two of the city’s biggest residential areas - North and South BH - unable to field Under-16 sides this season, cricket officials believe they must act quickly to salvage the future of cricket.

“The situation is desperate and we do not want to see cricket’s lifeline - the juniors - severed indefinitely,” Barrier District Cricket League President Peter Johnston said.

“Other interests, lack of parental participation and support, junior players with part-time work commitments outside of school hours ... there are a host of reasons that have contributed to the current situation.

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A cricket party

Friday, 18th November, 2011

UNIQUE: Primarch school cricketers of all ages including Year 6 student Angus Collins (12) and seven-year-old Mercedes Robertson will be at Norm Fox Oval tomorrow as part of a Gala Day for the sport. UNIQUE: Primarch school cricketers of all ages including Year 6 student Angus Collins (12) and seven-year-old Mercedes Robertson will be at Norm Fox Oval tomorrow as part of a Gala Day for the sport.

By John Casey

BH junior cricket will enjoy a major celebration tomorrow as it prepares to chart a course that is hoped will guarantee the future of the sport in the Silver City.

For the first time ever, all primary school cricketers will play at the same venue when they converge on Norm Fox Oval from 8am - and the unification of all players aged six to 16 could become permanent next season. 

“This hasn’t been possible in the past due to the large numbers of games being played,” Primary Cricket Association President Dale Dwyer explained.

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