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Keenan a cut above
Tuesday, 13th December, 2011
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.
Hats off to Nick
Friday, 9th December, 2011
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.
North to close in on 20/20 final berth
Saturday, 26th November, 2011
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.
Cricket rescue bid
Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011
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.
A cricket party
Friday, 18th November, 2011
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.