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Breakthrough eludes Magpies

Thursday, 23rd February, 2012

GOOD FORM: Angus Schindler scored a handy 12 runs for Central. GOOD FORM: Angus Schindler scored a handy 12 runs for Central.

Central fell agonisingly short of winning their first game in the Under 14 cricket competition on Friday in a nail-biting contest with West.

West batted first and were in trouble early at 2/8 after a couple of run outs, with Central’s bowlers applying plenty of pressure.

The Robins rallied and put on some good partnerships to reach 4/65 before the Magpies’ bowlers chipped away to dismiss their opponents with a total of 89.

City’s athletes in safe hands

Tuesday, 21st February, 2012

SUCCESS: Daniel Clark of Sports Medicine Australia (SA) hosted a well-attended Sports Training course over the weekend. SUCCESS: Daniel Clark of Sports Medicine Australia (SA) hosted a well-attended Sports Training course over the weekend.

The city’s athletes will be in safe hands after a large group of trainers and volunteers took part in a sports training course at the weekend.

The course was hosted by Daniel Clark of Sports Medicine Australia (SA), and was organised by the North Football Club.

Nineteen trainers took part in a sports taping and strapping session on Saturday night, while 15 completed the full two-day course to attain level one sports training accreditation.

Central confident

Monday, 20th February, 2012

TAKE THAT: Central’s Adam Rhodes smashed three sixes and three fours on his way to 40. TAKE THAT: Central’s Adam Rhodes smashed three sixes and three fours on his way to 40.

Central will head into next week’s preliminary final full of confidence after an impressive win over a disappointing South at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

Captain Cameron Wells yesterday heaped praise his side which reached South’s modest total of 79 all out with the loss of just one wicket.

“It was good to get a win like that going into the semi-finals,” Wells said.

West overcame North

Monday, 20th February, 2012

TOP SCORE: North opener Scott Rogers’ 50 not out was the highlight in an otherwise disappointing batting display from the Bulldogs. TOP SCORE: North opener Scott Rogers’ 50 not out was the highlight in an otherwise disappointing batting display from the Bulldogs.

Minor premiers West did as expected on Saturday and overcame an undermanned North outfit that now heads into an elimination final against Central.

The Robins, who will be waiting for the winner of that game, won by three wickets after the Bulldogs set a modest target of 106 all out.

North were routed by West captain Nick Christos who achieved his third five wicket haul for the season, finishing with 5/14.

Sam’s on the rise

Wednesday, 15th February, 2012

TALENT REWARDED: Sam Betts’ performances in Adelaide and at the national Under 18 championships have caught the eye of national selectors. TALENT REWARDED: Sam Betts’ performances in Adelaide and at the national Under 18 championships have caught the eye of national selectors.

Samantha Betts has continued her cricketing progression with solid performances in the national under 18s championships late last month. 

Played in Ballarat, the South Australians collected a pair of victories to finish fifth. 

Leading the attack, Betts bowled 39 overs to be among the Scorpions’ most used bowlers. She took seven wickets at 21.57 runs per victim and had a best yield of 3/11 against the ACT. 

In the Scorpions’ 10-wicket win over Tasmania, Betts also played a big role, snaring two top order wickets for eight runs from her alloted four overs. 

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