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Keenan pads up for SA Country

Monday, 9th January, 2012

STEPPING UP: Keenan Hywood in action for Barrier at the recent SA Country Cup carnival. He Will line up for SA Red at SA Statewide carnival today. STEPPING UP: Keenan Hywood in action for Barrier at the recent SA Country Cup carnival. He Will line up for SA Red at SA Statewide carnival today.

Keenan Hywood will take on South Australia’s best cricketers when he lines up for SA Country Red in the SA Statewide under 16 carnival today.

The 16 year-old earned selection in the side after a solid display with the Barrier team in the recent SA Country Cup carnival.

Hywood smashed 66 runs in a game against Mid-North at the carnival, batting for 43 overs and slashing nine boundaries.

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Derham key to SA hopes

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

ON THE UP: Former local Tom Derham will play for SA next month in the national cricket championships. ON THE UP: Former local Tom Derham will play for SA next month in the national cricket championships.

By Peter Argent

Former Broken Hill quick Tom Derham has made the final SA under 19s squad for the National Cricket Championships in Adelaide during early January.

Now playing with grade club West Torrens, Derham made a quick transition from his football boots to his cricket spikes and will lead the attack for the campaign.

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Sam set to lead

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

STEPPING UP: BH’s Sam Betts will take on a leadership role in the Under 18 girls’ SACA team which will compete in next month’s national championships. STEPPING UP: BH’s Sam Betts will take on a leadership role in the Under 18 girls’ SACA team which will compete in next month’s national championships.

 By Peter Argent

Broken Hill teenager Samantha Betts has been selected as vice captain of the SA Cricket Association’s Under 18s girls’ team for the national championships.

The championships will be held in Ballarat from January 18 to 24.

Coach of the SA under 18s and former Australian test cricketer, Andrea McCauley, said Betts was an opening bowler who had developed in her batting.

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Rain may prompt 20/20 final replay

Tuesday, 20th December, 2011

WASH OUT: West’s Nick Christos top scored for West on Saturday before the 20/20 final was washed out. The Barrier District League will meet next month to decide whether the final will be replayed. WASH OUT: West’s Nick Christos top scored for West on Saturday before the 20/20 final was washed out. The Barrier District League will meet next month to decide whether the final will be replayed.

 The Barrier District Cricket League will decide next month whether or not to replay Saturday’s washed-out 20/20 grand final between West and Central.

 With a berth into next year’s SA Country 20/20 Champions Cup up for grabs for the winner, a replay is looming as the most likely outcome when the League’s management committee meets on January 17.

 “We don’t have a provision (for a washed out 20/20 final) on our books,” League chairman Peter Johnston said.

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Adam spins win

Thursday, 15th December, 2011

ALL-ROUNDER: Adam Armstrong is hoping to help Central to victory in Saturday’s Twenty20 cricket Grand Final to add to the Pierre de Coubertin Award he received from BH High School. ALL-ROUNDER: Adam Armstrong is hoping to help Central to victory in Saturday’s Twenty20 cricket Grand Final to add to the Pierre de Coubertin Award he received from BH High School.

The famous catch-cry of former Australian cricket captain Bill Lawry that; “it’s all happening”, is a perfect summary of the recent events for Central spin bowler Adam Armstrong.

This week alone 17-year-old Adam has received pleasing HSC results, picked up the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin award from BH High School and posted his best bowling figures (4/45) for the 2011-12 season.

Now Adam must prepare for Saturday’s Twenty20 Grand Final against West, decide which university course to pursue next year and field offers to play District cricket in Adelaide. Talk about hectic.

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