The South Eastern Times : November 6th 2014
38 SPORT Rams look to keep unbeaten status Round 3 of Millicent and District Cricket Association H 38 SPORT 38 SPORT SPORT Rams look to keep unbeaten statu PORT Rams look to keep unbeaten status Round 3 of Millicent and District Cricket Association H J.L. J.L. “FRED” email@example.com THE Rendelsham Rams will be looking to keep their unbeaten status and top place intact when Beachport/Furner on Saturday in the third round of the Millicent and District Cricket Association. SAFE: Gaige Morley managed a safe hit for Millicent Under 13 Bandits against Central Magpies on the weekend. Young Bandits on fire early THE young Millicent Bandits have started the season with a bang, taking out convincing wins in Round 4 of the Mount Gambier and District Baseball League. Meanwhile, the senior sides have some improving to do, having failed to take the points on Saturday. Division 2: South Indians 5 d Millicent Bandits 3 A DISAPPOINTING end result for the Millicent Bandits Division 2 team on Saturday as it failed to take the points over a still developing South Indian side. South Indian had not won a game before its encounter with the Millicent team. Both sides played with eight players, due to illness and lack of commitment to their teammates. It was a tight game as both sides found it hard to find the gaps. Going into the fourth dig South was leading 3-2, it then batted in another two runs due to some Bandits errors. However, Bandits scored one run in the fifth to peg the score back to 5-3. Both Bandits and South pitchers were doing well on the mound, as the score stayed South’s way, winning 5-3 in the sixth dig. Millicent let South run away with the win and will need to regroup and begin to focus on hitting the ball. Safe hits were Jesse Altschwager with two, Nick Pink, Toby Pink and Michael Pink with one. Division 3: Central 13 d Millicent 4 MILLICENT Bandits Division 3 side suffered its first loss when it came up against a classy Central side on Saturday. Going down 13-4, Bandits struggled from the start going three up, three down in the first – with Central batting in three runs. Bandits came within one run, scoring two in the second dig to be 3-2 down. However, Central then took control, batting in four runs in second, three in the third and another three in the fourth dig to take a 13-2 lead. Bandits could not string any hits in a row as they failed to score in three digs. The Millicent side showed some pride as it batted in two runs in the fifth and last dig, while having Central three up, three down. Best with the bat were Leigh Kent and Peter Manning with two hits, followed by Paul Altschwager with one. Under 15: Millicent Bandits 20 d South 1 THE Under 15 Millicent Bandits was searching for its first win when it faced South at Millicent last Wednesday night. Bandits started well, having South three up, three down, followed by batting in seven runs in the first with hits to Lachlan Beelitz and a double by Lachie Jackman-Tilley. South’s pitcher was finding it hard to find the strike zone as it walked six batters in the first dig. South batted in one run in the second and this was the last time it scored, as Millicent batted in another 13 runs in the next two digs. Bandits took the win 20-1, with South struggling on the mound, walking 15 Millicent batters for the game. Hits for the Bandits were Lachie Jackman/Tilley with a double and triple and Brodie Gregory, Thomas Vanderhorst, Lachlan Beelitz and Ellis Cushion with one. Under 13: Millicent Bandits 18 d Central Magpies 2 ANOTHER bunch of points went to the Under 13 Millicent Bandits side on the weekend when it claimed yet another win. Playing Central Magpies, the young Bandits won 18-2. The young Bandits are playing well with the bat, in the field and on the mound. Millicent’s young pitchers Jed Mathews, George Wimhurst, Jaxon Cushion and Mickey Richardson all played well on the weekend, making life tough for Central Magpies. . Safe hits on Saturday went to Ellis Cushion with two followed by Gaige Morley, Daniel Hateley, Mickey Richardson, George Wimhurst and Jed Mathews with one. 38 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, November 6, 2014 The ladder leaders can chiefly thank their top order batting for their two wins as skipper Dylan Clough, Matt Ballantyne, Mason Redman and Sam Telfer have all made good scores. The visitors will be looking for another all-round effort from recruit and Millicent High School teacher Brad Haskett. His sole game with the Furner/ Beachport Cricket Club on October 25 produced match statistics of 26 runs (batting at number five),one wicket and two catches. Furner/Beachport would love to have a batsman of the calibre of Jase Bateman in its line-up. He left the Millicent association a few seasons ago to try his hand on turf wickets in the Mount Gambier association. Bateman is currently holidaying but has just been elevated to the captaincy of the Penola Cricket Club. Although their opponents will be fresh from a bye, the home team will start favourites at home at Rendelsham. There should be a few extra spectators as the Rendelsham Rats have a bye in Round 3. Kingston is again at home for the second consecutive week while its opponents Millicent Footballers are on the road for the first time in 2014/15. The visitors have depth in their batting while veteran all-rounder John Facey is bearing a heavy load with the ball. Although Kingston was run- ner-up in B grade last summer, it might take a while for the team to adjust to the higher standard of competition. Millicent hosts Robe at McLaughlin Park and the Black Hats would dearly love to have retired star Luke Cushion back in their midst. The visitors are being well led by Jordan Pettit who is a capable wicketkeeper/batsman. Among his team is local football identity and veteran stock agent Robbie Neale. Although he coached Kalanga- doo, Apsley and Robe with distinction, much of Saturday’s conversation will probably dwell LEADERSHIP: Jordan Pettit is playing a vital role for Robe, wearing both the gloves and the captain’s hat. on the exploits of his 21-year-old son Lachie. He has played 46 AFL games since making his debut with the Fremantle Dockers in 2012. The final match of the round is a contest of two winless teams at “Mick” and Jean Walker Oval. After an opening round bye, Mount Burr could only field nine players in going down to Robe at the seaside on Saturday. The Mozzies pulled off some selection surprises last summer including the inclusion of West Gambier and Port MacDonnell premiership footballer Dylan Bromley. Come what may, the home side should be able to fill a full team against the Colts and will start favourites. In the juniors FootballersTantanoola v Furner-Beachport. ‘Tex’ guest Friday night at Crows supporters dinner ADELAIDE Crows star forward Taylor “Tex” Walker will be guest speaker at an end-of-season dinner this Friday night and not Saturday as published Tuesday. The South East Crows Supporters Group has engaged the Crows’ powerhouse centre half forward to speak at the dinner at the Best Western Southgate Motel. Friday night’s function is a 6.30pm for a 7pm start and the three course dinner and guest speaker are expected to attract a full house, so those wishing to attend should book tickets early. The evening will be hosted by Barney McCusker. For Crows supporter group members the cost is $45 and for non members $50. Tickets can be obtained from Kylie (87 236000) Trevor Roberts 0407-333-687 or firstname.lastname@example.org or through Gambier Coachlines. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au TOP ORDER PERFORMANCE: Rams’ Sam Telfer had been in top form so far this season.
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