August 29, 2010
The Goonellabah-based Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business in Sport Tourism student has won a prestigious internship with the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program. The 12-month internship has taken him to Papua New Guinea to help establish junior cricket as a sport.
June 16, 2010
As a major exhibitor and long-time supporter of the event the local Elders team are pleased to be joining with the local farming community at the field day.
February 21, 2010
After a very funny warm-up of the crowd by co-speaker, former Australian paceman Rodney Hogg, Richards shared his thoughts on a cricket career which saw him dubbed the Master Blaster for his aggressive and entertaining batting.
December 1, 2009
North Coast cricketers Sam Irvine and Brett Crawford have been named in the NSW Country squad to contest the Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships in Albury from the 3rd to the 14th January 2010.
Irvine (Casino Cavliers) and Crawford (Tintenbar-East Ballina) were strong performers for North Coast at the NSW Country titles on the Central Coast at the weekend.
Crawford had innings of 102 not out, 52 not out and 47.
Irvine, who scored an unforgettable unbeaten double century against Crawford’s team in the 2007-08 L J Hooker League grand final, scored an unbeaten century against Riverina.
The NSW Country team is:
Jeff Cook – Captain (Central North), Michael Coulter (Southern), Brett Crawford (North Coast), Aaron Flaherty (Central North), Tom Groth (Central North), Kaine Harmsworth (Central Coast), Mike Harvey (Central Coast), Anthony Hobson (Newcastle), Sam Irvine (North Coast), Andrew Maher (Newcastle), Simon Moore (Newcastle), Corey Shields (North Coast), Mark Curry (Coach), Graeme Creighton (Manager), Mick Ninness (Physio)
November 28, 2009
The Master Blaster, West Indian cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards, is coming to Ballina.
Sir Viv will be the guest speaker at a Sportsman’s Dinner at Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Club on February 20, 2010, where he will give a 45-minute talk.
Former Australian paceman Rodney Hogg also will speak on the night.
Ballina Seagulls secured the coup last week. Without advertising the event, it had already sold about 100 tickets by Friday night as not just cricket fans, but sports fans in general, rushed to get tickets.
Such has been the response that the club is considering shifting the venue from inside the club to an outside marquee.
March 5, 2009
Member for Page Janelle Saffin today congratulated one team and four individual recipients of the Federal Government’s new Local Sporting Champions grants program.
Ms Saffin said Grafton High School’s Rowing Club would receive $3000 towards its tilt at the Australian National Titles being staged at Lake Barrington in Tasmania this week.
Managed by Kerrie Tarrant, team members include Briony Edgar, Oliver Couch, Fraser Hemphill, Sarah Jones, Cameron Kitcher, Nicholas Mills, Timothy Riddell, Nathan Sneesby, Adam Spies and Johanna Tarrant.
Ms Saffin congratulated individual recipients of $500 grants – Wooloweyah swimmer Dylan Brown, Wollongbar water polo player Paul Carter, Ballina athlete with a disability Mikey Lloyd-Tighe, and South Grafton cricketer Kara Sutherland.
March 1, 2009
Southern Cross University student Matt Walter is packing his bags and leaving his hometown of Woodburn for a 12-month internship with the International Cricket Council in Samoa, working directly with the Samoan International Cricket Association.
The Bachelor of Sport Tourism Management student beat applicants from all over Australia to win the voluntary placement, which is run through the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program (AYAD) – an AusAid initiative which aims to strengthen links between Australia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and make a positive contribution to development.
Matt, who will be required to complete five assignments as part of his internship, said he felt prepared for the challenge.
“I’ll be working on the administration side of things as well as helping to organise events like the Prime Minister’s Eleven which involves hosting international teams from all over the Asia Pacific region,” said Matt.
October 22, 2008
North Coast cricket selectors have announced the Open and Bush Turkeys teams for this season’s representative matches.
The Bush Turkeys team will tour New Zealand in January, while the Open team will travel to the Central Coast on November 29 to defend the NSW Country Cup title they won last year.
Hastings player Billy Newell has been named as captain of the senior team, while star Casino batsman Sam Irvine, who scored a sensational double hundred in last season’s LJ Hooker League grand final, has been chosen as vice-captain.
Myles McDowall will lead the Bush Turkeys, with Coffs Harbour’s Alec Byrnes the vice-captain.
September 20, 2008
Far North Coast junior cricketers can now nominate for the Bush Turkeys Under-19 development tour of New Zealand.
Selector Brett Crawford said the tour would depart on January 10 and return on January 24.
Cost is about $1200, plus your spending money.
Crawford says the team will play up to nine games, some in unique locations and on some of New Zealand’s best wickets.
Selection criteria: Each Council has four representatives.Players are invited, not selected, to participate.
September 15, 2008
Lismore’s favourite cricketing ‘son’, former Test wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, has been appointed chair of the National Australia Day Council.
“Mr Gilchrist will bring enormous energy and commitment to the work of the Council and I am delighted that he has agreed to take on this important leadership role for our national day,” Special Minister of State Senator Robert Faulkner said today in announcing the appointment.
“Adam Gilchrist is acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to Australian cricket.
“He has demonstrated great drive and leadership throughout his professional career whilst maintaining a high standard of integrity.