The South Eastern Times : January 29th 2015
CRICKET 31 Last of tri-series this weekend Millicent cricketers travel to Willalooka to face Tatiara on Sunday ICKET 31 Last of tri-series this weekend Millicent cricketers travel to Willalooka to face Tatiara on Sunday TH TH email@example.com . “FRED” T TION duties draw to a close for Millicent cricketers on Sunday when they travel up the Riddoch Highway KET 31 Last of tri-series this weekend Millicent cricketers travel to Willalooka to face Tatiara on Sunday TH firstname.lastname@example.org . “FRED” T TION duties draw to a close for Millicent cricketers on Sunday when they travel up the Riddoch Highway They They take on the Tatiara Cricket Association in a 50 over match to complete the tri-series. It is hoped the match will be as entertaining as the match at Furner in December when the Millicent association took on the Naracoorte association. In other Millicent and District Cricket Association news, the major round calendar has been finalised. The finals will be played on March 7 and 14. Rendelsham Rams v Beachport/Furner THIS is another home game for the Rams and they share an affinity for the land with the visitors who are mostly from the Furner grazing set. There is little doubt that they will share a Simmental hot dog and a cleansing ale at game’s end. When Beachport and Furner combined a few seasons ago, it was decided that the pre-Christmas games would be played inland and the post-Christmas games at the seaside. However, the latest program issued by the Millicent and District Cricket Association shows all Beachport/Furner matches will be played at Furner. This is a pity as cricketers no longer have the opportunity to honour the memory of Dick McIntyre at the oval which bears his name. McIntyre was a hard-hitting batsman with a good eye and he still had the ability in his 50s to throw down the cricket ball while patrolling the covers. The absence of cricketers means that golfers can play the Beachport course unhindered. Batsmen always got good value for their shots on the Dick McIntyre Memorial Oval as the ball travels quickly over the fast and hard surface. The only local venue which was more hell-ish for the bowlers was the tiny oval at Tantanoola Primary School. It was used for just one season when the Tantanoola Oval was unavailable and home town batsman Neil Webber helped himself to a double-century. At their best, Beachport/Furner cricket- ers can match the Rams and they might just do so. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 29 0137am 0.9 1058am 0.3 0921pm 0.9 1113pm 0.8 Friday Saturday 31 1244pm 0.4 Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 5% UV: Extreme Thursday Max 26°C Min 12°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 5% UV: Extreme Friday Max 24°C Min 12°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 10% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 24°C Min 12°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 20% UV: Extreme Sunday Max 21°C Min 12°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain -30% UV: Extreme Monday Max 23°C Min 12°C Thursday Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Friday Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Saturday Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Thursday Winds Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2nd Swell Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Friday Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell Southwesterly 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres. 659471 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 31 30 0145am 0.9 1142am 0.3 1029pm 0.9 - - - - - - - - Sunday 1 1202am 1 0845am 0.4 1148am 0.5 0317pm 0.4 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 29 0149am 0.9 1110am 0.3 0933pm 0.9 1125pm 0.8 Friday Saturday 31 1256pm 0.4 30 0157am 0.9 1154am 0.3 1111pm 0.9 - - - - - - - - Sunday 1 1214am 1 0857am 0.4 1200pm 0.5 0329pm 0.4 Thursday 29th Sunrise 6:19 Friday 30th Saturday 31st Sunday 1st Sunrise 6:20 Sunrise 6:21 Sunrise 6:22 Sunset 8:23 Sunset 8:23 Sunset 8:22 Sunset 8:21 COVER DRIVE: Mount Burr’s Rob Francis smashes a boundary. Kingston v Millicent Footballers IT is almost two calendar months since the northern seasiders played a match and they have not left home since November. Other than a “hit-and-giggle” charity match at Gall Park earlier this month, they have been starved of cricket. They have been the victims of a competition which has numerous breaks for Adelaide Oval and other fixtures, byes and a lengthy lay-off for Christmas. On the other hand, the Millicent Footballers have had more cricket albeit not as much as 2013-14. Last season, they had a number of Sunday outings on account of their progression through the preliminary rounds of the Twenty/20 knockout competition which took them all the way to Adelaide Oval. After taking on the role in an acting capacity, all-rounder John Facey has now been confirmed as the permanent skipper of the Footballers. Facey bats well down the list but still leads the batting aggregate in the Millicent and District Cricket Association. Although the Footballers don’t travel too well, they should start this match as favourites. Mount Burr v Millicent MUCH interest will focus on the toss at 12.50pm at “Mick” and Jean Walker Oval on Saturday to see who will step up to the skipper’s role for the visitors. Black Hats captain Sid Jain has departed UNDER FIRE: Clarrie Squire gets in behind this shot. for an employment opportunity in Western Australia and this has left the leadership of the reigning premiers in limbo. When Jain missed a match against Robe in early November, all-rounder Michael Gibson stepped in. However, that game was strangely declared a wash-out without a ball being bowled and Gibson’s captaincy skills were not tested. Mount Burr is a long way off the pace in the competition but it has the leading wicketkeeper (Jeremy Peters), one of the best batsmen in terms of average and aggregate (Rob Francis), the best all-rounder (skipper Nathan Muhovics) and the most consistent opener (Craig Kuiper). There is still ample time for the Mozzies to click before the finals start in early March. With a fresh set of eyes at the helm, the Black Hats still have the fire-power to defend their premiership. Colts v Rendelsham Rats OF all involved in the Millicent and District Cricket Association, Colts skipper Clarrie Squire is perhaps the most worthy of becoming the fourth man to become a Knight of the Order of Australia. His elevation to “Sir Clarrie” is somewhat unlikely but no-one would begrudge Squire a breakthrough win on Saturday after many heart-breaking losses. Not only is Squire the skipper, wicketkeeper and opening batsman for his young team, he is also an unofficial counsellor, therapist, strategist and mentor. Squire is also the father of one of the Colts, Ben Squire. All the while, he has to be alert to the fact his pager may go off at anytime and he may be required to climb aboard a fire truck with his fellow volunteers from the Millicent Country Fire Service Brigade. Speaking ahead of this match, Squire said he was hoping of having a complete side after forfeiting a recent match due to lack of numbers. “They are looking forward to getting back into it,” Squire said. “The Colts have been watching the cricket on TV and now are keen to play.” The extra incentives for the Colts are that they are playing on their home ground at McLaughlin Park and their opponents are the Rendelsham Rats. This side’s sole victory in 2014-15 came at the expense of the Colts in Round 1. On that occasion, veteran batsman Steve Telfer was in scintillating touch with 47 and perhaps his weight of runs separated the teams. Lower order batsman Lee Clark saw the ball well and hit 41. By his lofty standards, Telfer has had a lean season. If it continues on Saturday and the Colts achieve a win, Squire will be a happy man, knighthood or not.
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