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Oak Flats’ Michael Arblaster named Carlton Mid Regional Player of the Round
8 December 2013
Oak Flats opening batsman Michael Arblaster has been named the Carlton Mid Regional Player of the Round after scoring a century against the Kookas in Round Seven of the Southern District Cricket Association’s First Grade competition (November 29).
Arblaster made 113 runs out of his side’s total of 2-263, sharing in a 243 run second wicket stand with Nathan Brown (125no).
This was Arblaster’s second century in five innings for Oak Flats and continues his outstanding run of form this summer.
He also recently hit 134 not out for the Southern District Cricket Association in the Burns Cup against Goulburn-Highlands, and 98 not out for Southern Zone at the Country Championships late last month.
As the winner of this award, Arblaster will receive a case of Carlton Mid from Carlton and United Breweries.
The Carlton Mid Player of the Round award is a new initiative this summer made possible by Cricket NSW sponsor Carlton and United Breweries.
The award is presented to the player judged by Country Cricket NSW to have produced the most impressive performance across all of regional NSW.
|NSW Country Team Named for the CBA Australian Country Championships||updated December 6, 2013|
Following the the Final of the NSW Country Championships, the following side was named to play in the CBA Australian Country Championships in the ACT from the 7th to the 14th January 2014.
Graeme Batty (Captain - Illawarra), Scott Burkinshaw (Central Coast), Jonathan Cook (Illawarra), Tim Cox (Western), Nick Foster (Newcastle), Jeff Goninan (Newcastle), Tom Groth (Central Northern), Greg Hunt (Newcastle), Joe Kershaw (Western), Mark Littlewood (Newcastle), Simon Moore (Newcastle), Pat Rosser (Western) and Dale Scifleet (Illawarra). The team officials are Glenn Rowlands (Coach - Central Coast), Ron Hancock (Manager - Illawarra) and Matt Whalan (Physio - Illawarra).
|Newcastle Take Out Country Championships||updated December 4, 2013|
The Victorious Newcastle Side
In a gripping game of cricket, Newcastle have secured a 1 wicket win over Illawarra in the Country Championship Final played at Newcastle on Sunday 1st December. Batting first, Illawarra could only manage 189 with keeper Michael Stephenson the best of the bats with 45. Brad Aldous and Ray Cooper each grabbed 3 wickets for the local side.
In reply, Newcastle lost early wickets due to some excellent bowling from young quick Oscar Oborn-Corby (4-27) to find themselves in difficulty at 5-47. On the back of an unbeaten 74 from Player of the Match Joe Price, Newcastle scraped through with 1 over remaining.
For a full scorecard of the match, go to the Main Menu item Fixtures and Results.
|Illawarra Qualify for Final of Country Championships||updated November 17, 2013|
Illawarra have qualified for the Final of the Country Championships after winning all 3 matches of a very keenly contested Southern pool played at Orange.
They now take on Newcastle in what will be a clash of the "steel cities" to be played on the1st December at No 1 Sportsground Newcastle.
For full scorecards of all matches in the Country Championships please go to the Fixtures and Results tab in the Main Menu.
|NSW Under 17s Side Named||updated November 13, 2013|
Following the City v Country Under 17s matches, selectors have named the NSW Under 17 side which includes the following NSW Country players: James Psarakis (Central Northern), Bayley McGill (Newcastle), Jayden Park (Central Northern) and Jonte Pattison (Sydney Uni/Central Coast).
The remainder of the squad is: Jake Doran (Captain - Fairfield Liverpool), Jonathan Rose (Vice Captain - Sutherland), Luke Bartier (St George), Nicholas Craze (Campbelltown Camden), Andrew Dietz (Fairfield Liverpool), Thomas Doyle (Sutherland/Trinity Grammar), Harmon Sandhu (Fairfield Liverpool), Henry Thornton (Randwick Petersham/The Scots College), John Venianakis, Ben Sawyer (Coach), Michael Maclennan (Manager/Assistant Coach) and Danny Redrup (Physio).
The National Under 17s Championships will be held in Adelaide, commencing on the 12 January.
Congratulations to all these players.
|Newcastle Through to Final of Country Championships||updated November 12, 2013|
Led by Simon Moore with consecutive centuries, Newcastle in remaining undefeated in the Northern Pool of the Country Championships held in Ballina have qualified for the Final to be played against the winner of the Southern Pool being held in Orange on the 15 - 17 October.
For full scorecards and ladders of the Northern Pool, please go to the Fixtures and Results tab of the Main Menu.
|NSW Country Under 17s Side Announced||updated October 28, 2013|
Following the Under 17s Country Carnival held in Raymond Terrace, selectors have named the following side to play City Under 17s in two 50 overs a side matches at Bradman Oval Bowral on the 10th and 11th November.
The side is: James Psarakis (Central Northern - Co Captain), Bayley McGill (Newcastle - Co Captain), Tobyn Burvill (North Coastal), Luke Corlis (North Coastal), Daniel Heuston (Central Coast), Henry Hunt (Western), Nathaneal Jones (Southern), Charles Litchfield (Western), Connor Matheson (Riverina), Jayden Park (Central Northern), Joshua Pettigrew (Newcastle), Jaymes Thomas (Central Northern).
The side will be coached by Scott Moran and Graeme Smith.
|Central Northern Take Out Under 17s Title||updated October 28, 2013|
Remaining undefeated for the duration of the event, Central Northern have taken out the Country Under 17s Carnival played at the King Park Complex in Raymond Terrace held from the 25th to the 27th October. Central Northern finished the Carnival on 14 points, edging out Nth Coastal and Newcastle who both finished on 11 points.
Bayley McGill (Newcastle) led the way with the bat scoring 283 runs including two centuries, with Central Northern's James Psarakis just behind on 242 runs with one century.
Best with the ball was Central Coast's Daniel Hueston with 9 wickets.
|North Coastal Dominate Womens Country Championships||updated October 8, 2013|
The Successful North Coastal Opens Side
North Coastal have taken out the honours in both the Opens and Under 15 Womens Country Championships held in Port Macquarie (Opens) and Taree (Under 15s) over the long weekend.
In the Opens in a low scoring final North Coastal defeated the New Coasters by 48 runs with skipper Ange Reakes taking out the Player of the Final honours.
In an equally impressive display, North Coastal proved to be too good for the New Coasters in winning by 54 runs with Trudi Peterson from the New Coasters taking out the Player of the Final with a fine 58 and 2 wickets.
|Simon Moore Awarded Life Membership||updated October 8, 2013|
Simon Moore receives his Life Membership from Country Chairman Ian Hogg
At the recent Country Cricket NSW AGM, long term country stalwart Simon Moore was awarded the honour of Life Membership of the NSW Country Cricket Association.
On behalf of all in Country NSW, congratulations SImon on this fantastic award.
|Four Country Players Named in NSW Under 19s Side||updated October 8, 2013|
Central Northern's Riley Ayre
Following the Under 19 State Challenge and the Under 19 City v Country matches, selectors named the following squad which included 4 country players being Riley Ayre (Central Northern), Nick De Guisti (Nth Coastal), Tom Skelly (Southern) and Jake Scicluna (Central Coast) in the NSW Under 19s side to play in the national championships in Hobart from the 2nd to the 12th December.
The full squad is:
Damien Mortimer (Captain - Campbelltown Camden), Riley Ayre (Central Northern), Steve Birch (Sydney Uni), Nick De Guisti (Nth Coastal), Jake Doran (Fairfield Liverpool), Daniel Fallins (Sutherland), Alex Glendenning (Western Suburbs), Tom Jagot (Uni NSW), Jeremy Maher (Fairfield Liverpool), Jake Scicluna (Randwick Petersham/Central Coast), Guy Seymour (Fairfield), Daya Singh (Blacktown), Tom Skelly (Uni NSW/Southern), Mick Maclennan (Coach), Anthony Clark (Assistant Coach) and Danny Redrup (Physio).