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Matt makes mark

Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

LESSON NUMBER ONE: School teacher and Central batsman Matt Jardine hopes his good form continues. LESSON NUMBER ONE: School teacher and Central batsman Matt Jardine hopes his good form continues.

 

By John Casey

Reigning Barrier District Cricket League champions Central believe they can overcome a slow start to the season and still be a contender for the 2011-12 premiership.

A loner with a gift for cricket and words

Monday, 14th November, 2011

‘UNCONVENTIONAL’: Cricketer and writer, Peter Roebuck. ‘UNCONVENTIONAL’: Cricketer and writer, Peter Roebuck.

 SYDNEY - The playing career of celebrated cricket writer Peter Roebuck, who died on the weekend, was defined by a spectacular falling out with superstars Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner.

 The Fairfax and ABC Radio commentator enjoyed a long county cricket career from 1974-91, but it was his stint as captain of glamour side Somerset that created headlines.

 The rift with Botham never mended, even when a tabloid journalist set up a bogus meeting between the pair after Roebuck had announced his retirement. No one had told Botham.

Nick carves them up

Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

SMILING ASSASSIN: West captain and Top End Meats employee Nick Christos has been in menacing form with the ball in the first four rounds of BH cricket. SMILING ASSASSIN: West captain and Top End Meats employee Nick Christos has been in menacing form with the ball in the first four rounds of BH cricket.

The West Cricket Club’s much vaunted bowling attack continues to dominate the early stages of the 2011-12 season with the Robins waltzing to a nine-wicket victory over Central in round four.

Led by captain Nick Christos, West’s bowlers controlled the 20/20 clash at Jubilee Oval, routing the Magpies for just 75.

At one stage the economical Christos had the figures of 1-1 from 2.1 overs before finishing his four-over spell with 1 for 8. The previous week Christos ripped apart the South line-up capturing 5 for 10 from five overs.

“I just try and concentrate on bowling a good line and length,” 24-year-old Christos explained during a break from his job at Top End Meats in Argent Street.

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