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Dedicated Derham delivers

Thursday, 26th January, 2012

SPEED DEMON: BH’s Tom Derham SPEED DEMON: BH’s Tom Derham

The rise and rise of BH fast bowler Tom Derham continued yesterday in front of the Adelaide Oval Test cricket crowd when the teenager won a national competition.

Derham, who earlier this month displayed his talents for SA in the Under-19 National Championships, became the fastest bowler to compete in the “Top Gun” challenge televised around Australia by Channel 9.

Not only did Derham send down the fastest delivery of the day against his South Australian counterparts at 143 kilometres per hour, but his speed was declared the quickest of the entire competition.

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Oh my, O’Mally

Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

DESTROYER: Teenager David O’Mally shows the form that saw him wreck the South batting line-up in round 13 of local cricket. DESTROYER: Teenager David O’Mally shows the form that saw him wreck the South batting line-up in round 13 of local cricket.

Career-best bowling figures have propelled teenage cricketer David O’Mally to the status of “key ingredient” for Central in their quest for back-to-back BHDCL premierships this year.

O’Mally, 16, dismantled the South batting line-up at Alma Oval on Saturday with one of the best bowling efforts seen in BH for some time, finishing with the amazing figures of 7/11.

What made his effort even more impressive was that he was under pressure going into the match because Central were without two of their key bowlers in Casey and Jarred Paull.

“It was a fair bit of responsibility under the circumstances and I was just happy to be able to perform to the best of my ability,” the unassuming O’Mally said.

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Derham joins the elite

Monday, 23rd January, 2012

STANDOUT: Tom Derham was named in the under 19’s Team of the Championship. STANDOUT: Tom Derham was named in the under 19’s Team of the Championship.

 By Peter Argent 

Tom Derham’s outstanding performances at the recent National Under 19 cricket carnival have earned him a place in the “Team of the Championship.”

Derham was equal third highest wicket taker in the tournament finishing with 16 wickets at an outstanding average of 17.39 runs per victim. 

In reality he played a lone hand at the bowling crease, taking 10 more scalps that any of his Redbacks team mates. 

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Derham on fire for SA

Monday, 16th January, 2012

ON YOUR BIKE: Tom Derham sends Victoria’s opening batsman back to the pavilion. ON YOUR BIKE: Tom Derham sends Victoria’s opening batsman back to the pavilion.

Strongly-built quick Tom Derham has fronted the South Australian bowling attack over the first three rounds of the National under 19 championships in Adelaide, producing plenty of pace and fire. 

The trio of one-dayers saw the young Redbacks enjoy two victories before suffering a a high scoring loss to Victoria.

Derham was the second most effective bowler in the entire tournament with eight wickets at an impressive average of 17.13 runs per victim. 

‘He has delivered for us with the ball,' SA coach John Palmer said. 

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Liam inspired by triple century

Friday, 13th January, 2012

EARLY START: Mick McKee and son Liam who has been inspired to practice hard after the batting efforts of Australian captain Michael Clark. EARLY START: Mick McKee and son Liam who has been inspired to practice hard after the batting efforts of Australian captain Michael Clark.

By Kurtis Eichler

Australian captain Michael Clarke’s maiden triple century has inspired at least one young cricketer and his father to head to the nets early in 2012.

Eleven-year-old tear away bowler Liam McKee said watching the game on TV during the school holidays had motivated him to get off the lounge and send a few down to dad, Mick.

Liam said he had aspirations of one day playing for Australia.

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