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Roos give Robins a run

Monday, 15th October, 2012

Nick Christos top scored for West and then claimed the first wicket of South’s innings. Nick Christos top scored for West and then claimed the first wicket of South’s innings.

By Newcomer

In the second of the scheduled 20/20 double headers, West recorded win number two but not before South sent a scare through the West camp, and only fell at the final hurdle.

West batting first, were held to a moderate score of 98 but were then able to hold their nerve, keeping the Southerners to a even less moderate 6/78 from their alloted 20 overs on a perfect batting deck. The scores show that the bowling was on top all day.

South got off to a perfect start, having both Henry and Handberg dismissed cheaply and with the important wicket of Curtis Jelbert, West had slumped to 3/20 and South looked the goods.

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West off to a winning start

Monday, 8th October, 2012

West’s Nick Christos hits the ball. West’s Nick Christos hits the ball.

West has recorded their first win of the season with a three wicket victory over Central in their opening Twenty20 fixture of the summer.

Chasing the Central target of 122, West were able to reach their score in the 19th over.

Batting first, Central elected to send in Cameron Wells and Adam Rhodes to face the bowling of West's Withers and Christos.

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Locals meet cricket stars

Thursday, 27th September, 2012

Broken Hill’s netballers seized three wins from the seven games they played yesterday. Broken Hill’s netballers seized three wins from the seven games they played yesterday.

Broken Hill cricketers taking part in the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in outer Sydney received an unexpected bonus yesterday when they met with Australian Test superstars Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin.

The national team members were taking part in a Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Tasmania at Bankstown Oval and the BH juniors were part of a guard of honour for the teams and also had a chance to snare an autograph with their idols.

The rare experience capped off a more productive day for the BH cricketers who were able to secure their first win of the Sister City Exchange as well, with the Year 7/8 side defeating Bankstown.

"Grabbing our first win in the cricket competition and then getting a close-up look at some of Australia's best players capped off a great day," Cricket Coordinator Denis Watts reported.

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Samantha to smash ‘em for six

Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Samantha Betts has been selected as a rookie in the 2012/13 SA Scorpions team. Samantha Betts has been selected as a rookie in the 2012/13 SA Scorpions team.

By Ben Sheffield

Broken Hill cricketer, Samantha Betts, has been selected in South Australia's women's cricket team, the Scorpions, for the upcoming
season.

The 17 year old all-rounder, who has been given a spot on the state rookie list, is thrilled with her selection in the squad.

"It's been a goal of mine that I've been working towards for a long time, it's really exciting," she said.

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From the Outback to the Redbacks

Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Curtis Jelbert (left) and Tobias Hack (right) are taking part in the “Outback to Redbacks” cricket clinic in Jamestown today. Curtis Jelbert (left) and Tobias Hack (right) are taking part in the “Outback to Redbacks” cricket clinic in Jamestown today.

By Ben Sheffield

Local cricketers Curtis Jelbert and Tobias Hack will be out to impress in Jamestown today at a clinic run by the South Australian Redbacks cricket team.

The clinic, which is part of the inaugural "Outback to Redback" program, aims to identify potential elite cricketers from country areas.

Curtis and Tobias were nominated for the session after being recognised as two of the best under-25 cricketers in the region.

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