The South Eastern Times : February 5th 2015
CRICKET 19 Black Hats looking to pass Footballers op spot up for grabs in Millicent and District Cricket Association TH firstname.lastname@example.org T . “FRED” ET 19 Black Hats looking to pass Footballers op spot up for grabs in Millicent and CKET 19 Black Hats looking to pass Footballers op spot up for grabs in Millicent and District Cricket Association TH email@example.com T . “FRED” THE THE Millicent Black Hats may leapfrog the Millicent Footballers ot if the results go their way in the 12th round of the Millicent and District Cricket Association on Saturday. These two teams dominated the competition last season and they are again the pacesetters in 2014-15. Both sides have changed their skippers mid-season but they are well placed to reach the season decider. Millicent v Kingston THIS match was originally scheduled for last month but was put back a few weeks due to social factors affecting player availability. In a remarkable programming quirk, the seasiders have not left Gall Park since November and have only played one game in almost two months. Most of the Kingston batsmen have not been out in the middle as only five were required to wield the willow in the 11th round. Tom Fiebiger belted his second century of the season against Millicent Footballers to set up the win. On the other hand, Millicent Black Hats is in good form as it brushed aside the home side at Mount Burr and gave new captain Pat Lawlor a taste of immediate success. The last time these teams met was on the first day of November at Gall Park. Opening bowler Luke Stephens led the charge for the visitors and his haul of 4/17 helped skittle Kingston for a paltry 73. In reply, Millicent made heavy work of chasing the small target and lost seven wickets along the way. With the benefit of the home ground and opening batting pair Josh Mason and Mike Reilly in good touch, Millicent will start favourites. Rendelsham Rats v Robe IT is a long time since the Rats have played at home. Given their two month absence, the Rats may have forgotten the exquisite taste of Simmental hot dogs and the rule which requires all batters and fielders to enter the playing field via the steps and the Adelaide Oval replica gate. FRONT AND SQUARE: Brad Haskett plays defensively. (38), Robbie “Scratcher” Neale (46) and Tom Kurray (24). Robe struggled to field a team when it played the Rams at Rendedlsham last month and this is another factor to advantage the Rats. As the visitors are sitting in fifth place, there is an incentive for them to turn up and do well. Millicent Footballers v Mount Burr POWER SHOT: Mike Reilly drives to the boundary. Looking ahead to Saturday, the Rats would be buoyed by their recent success over Colts with veteran Peter Armfield’s century literally being the difference between the two teams. Robe will offer much tougher competition in Round 12 as shown by the disparity in the scores at the seaside on December 6. On that occasion, the home team WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 5 0214am 1.2 0907am 0.4 0218pm 0.8 0652pm 0.8 Friday 6 0239am 1.2 0902am 0.4 0244pm 0.9 0724pm 0.9 Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 5% UV: Very High Thursday Max 29°C Min 11°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 30% UV: Extreme Friday Max 32°C Min 15°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 40% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 34°C Min 18°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 5% Sunday Max 30°C Min 17°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain -5% Monday Max 27°C Min 13°C Thursday Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30. Friday Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s. Thursday Winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then tending east to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Friday Winds Easterly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing to east to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 659472 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 19 Saturday 7 0300am 1.2 0904am 0.4 0309pm 0.5 0317pm 0.4 Sunday 8 0319am 1.1 0913am 0.3 0334pm 0.9 0821pm 0.4 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 5 0226am 1.2 0919am 0.4 0230pm 0.8 0704pm 0.3 Friday 6 0251am 1.2 0914am 0.4 0556pm 0.9 0736pm 0.3 Saturday 7 0312am 1.2 0916am 0.4 0321pm 0.9 0806pm 0.4 Sunday 8 0331am 1.1 0925am 0.3 0346pm 0.9 0833pm 0.4 Thursday 5th Friday 6th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th Sunrise 6:27 Sunrise 6:28 Sunrise 6:29 Sunrise 6:30 Sunset 8:17 Sunset 8:16 Sunset 8:15 Sunset 8:14 rattled on 212 for the loss of just four wickets. In reply, the Rats fell a long way short with 129. One consolation for the Rats is that some of the Robe top scorers on that day are only occasional players. Zac Deane was the standout with 83 while the other major contributors were skipper Jordan Pettit THERE is no indication that the added burden of captaincy has adversely affected the play of new Footballers skipper John Facey. He is bowling well and scoring a mountain of runs as his team sits atop the premiership table. The 2014/15 season has had few highlights for Mount Burr but one did occur in last week’s loss at home to the Millicent Black Hats. Another father/son combination was on the field together in the Millicent Association with young Jack Francis joining his father Rob. The best part of the day for Jack was probably his dismissal of Sam Willis who was caught by Steve Hughes. It would be a brave punter who would put any money on a Mount Burr victory at Norm Facey Oval on Saturday. When the teams last met at this venue on December 20, all four Mount Burr batters made runs in their big tally of 2/231. Skipper Nathan Muhovics was the pick with an undefeated 100. In reply, six of the Footballers batsmen reached double figures in the tally of 6/234. With Muhovics no certainty of playing, the Footballers look set to stay on top of the table. Beachport/Furner v Colts THESE two teams last met in the opening round of the season on October 28 when the bare figures suggest a close encounter was played. Colts was dismissed for 132 with Furner/Beachport losing seven wickets on the way to a win. Neither team can move far from their spots in the bottom half of the premiership table. The weather is set to be warm and the younger Colts team will benefit from this. Perhaps this will be the week when Colts achieve its breakthrough win but it has to be wary of such Furner/Beachport batsmen as skipper Justin MacGregor and Jack Skeer.
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