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Last ditch pitch

Friday, 12th October, 2012

Softballers are hoping to attract some new participants to help keep the sport afloat in Broken Hill. Softballers are hoping to attract some new participants to help keep the sport afloat in Broken Hill.

By Ben Sheffield

Cheryl Meuret's ambition to play out an incredible 50th season of local softball have been thrown into doubt after just one team nominated for the season.

Softball was supposed to commence last Friday night but has been put on hold until October 19 in the hope that more teams will nominate and that the competition will get off of the ground.

"So far, only the Tigers have nominated. The Penguins, Excelsior and West Darling have all had trouble getting players together," Cheryl said.

Look at moi, everyone!

Friday, 21st September, 2012

Broken Hill’s very own Kath, Kim and Sharon cannot wait for next Sunday’s fundraiser movie premiere of “Kath and Kimderella”. Broken Hill’s very own Kath, Kim and Sharon cannot wait for next Sunday’s fundraiser movie premiere of “Kath and Kimderella”.

By Ben Sheffield

Sharon Strzelecki is known for her fondness of netball, indoor cricket, golf and even shot put, but next weekend the much-loved 'Kath and Kim' character will be lending a hand to Softball in Broken Hill.

A screening of the new Kath and Kim movie, "Kath and Kimderella", will be held at the Silver City Cinema, with all proceeds going back to the Softball Association to assist with the running costs of their upcoming season.

The movie is a spin-off of the popular television series, based on the relationship between a mother, Kath, her adult daughter, Kim, and Kim's "second best friend", Sharon.

Tigers go back to back

Tuesday, 20th March, 2012

VICTORY: Tigers took out the 2011-2012 softball premiership with a 22-16 win over Penguins. VICTORY: Tigers took out the 2011-2012 softball premiership with a 22-16 win over Penguins.

Tigers have held off Penguins to claim the 2011-2012 softball premiership in a high scoring game.

There were fears that the game may be called off due to rain, however after a quick field inspection play was underway with Tigers stepping to the plate first.

Belinda Siebert and Cheryl Meuret both connected with nice hits in the opening innings, bringing in two runners each as Tigers scored 5 for the innings.

Drawn game a win for family

Friday, 30th December, 2011

FAMILY AFFAIR: Marg Burrowes had to put down the scorebook and take to the field against her daughter Chanelle in round eight of BH softball. FAMILY AFFAIR: Marg Burrowes had to put down the scorebook and take to the field against her daughter Chanelle in round eight of BH softball.

By John Casey

A pair of over 50-year-old novices recruited from the grandstand at the last minute have helped Penguins maintain a strong position in the race for the BH Softball Association premiership.

At the half-way stage of the season the top three teams are separated by just one win, with Excelsior leading on 10 points, one in advance of Penguins, with a similar margin to reigning premiers Tigers.

But had it not been for the efforts of 52-year-old Marg Burrowes and a friend of the family visiting from Brisbane, Penguins were staring down the barrel of a forfeit loss to Warriors in their last outing.

Unmasked: Les is 75

Friday, 16th December, 2011

UMPIRE: Les McQuillan has been officiating for 53 years. UMPIRE: Les McQuillan has been officiating for 53 years.


By John Casey

BH softball grand campaigner Les McQuillan has been behind the umpire’s mask since 1958, so the players won’t begrudge him having tonight off when he celebrates his 75th birthday.

But Les says he’ll be back for the second half of the season after Christmas and will continue behind the mask “as long as I’m physically able to”.

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