Wednesday September 14, 2011
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PROUDLY carrying the spoils of victory – APFL premiership pennant, trophy and shield, are (from left) Aaron Cocks, Scott Farrell, Brad Michael and Derek Friedrichs.
THEY paraded around Virginia oval with the spoils of victory – a flag, a shield and a cup brimming with emotions. This was one of Balaklava Football Club’s finest moments; the celebration of not one, but two 2011 Adelaide Plains Football League premierships in A grade and Reserves, both against Virginia – and on Virginia’s home ground. The players walked tall before the green and gold army of supporters who had packed the ground to watch their club from the start of the day, supporting the junior and senior colts, who could not claim victory in their grand finals, losing to Mallala and Two Wells. Then there was the moment in the innersanctum, shared by only a privilegd few cramming into the change rooms. With the premiership trophy standing tall on a floor stained with the blood, sweat and tears of the two premiership teams, – and yes, those of the younger Peckers – A
grade coach, Stuart Lamond, told his players what such a victory meant – the club’s first A grade flag since 2000. “You will remember it for the rest of your lives. This day will always stay with you,” he told a packed and silent Balaklava room after the game which the Peckers won by 47 points. The players and supporters savoured the moment before beginning celebrations which started at Virginia oval, continued at Balaklava Sports Club later, and later still to various hotels and businesses in Balaklava and beyond. And still it continued on Monday, Tuesday– and today! In netball, Hummocks won the A1 title, defeating Balaklava 42-30. It was a grim day on the field for Virginia – but the club and its members worked hard to cater for the huge crowd that packed the ground, enjoying the day. n Turn to our massive 16-page Grand Final cover, starting page 13.
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Passing of printing legend Former Plains Producer employee, Dorothy McCracken (nee Braunack) passed away at Balaklava hospital on Wednesday, September 7, aged 85. Dorothy began work at the Plains Producer on April 1 in 1946, aged 20, and created history when she began as this nation’s only woman linotype operator. Working for proprietor, Hector Henstridge, she first earned one pound 10 shillings (now $3) a week. Her appointment caused a stir with unions who frowned upon women performing those types of jobs, when women were seen as inferior to men. Dorothy, who worked at the Producer for around 30 years, also did accounts, often returning $ at midnight * at night to finish her jobs and leaving on Tuesday when the paper was ‘put to bed’. CASHBACK VIA REDEMPTION In 1978, at the age of 52, she married council overseer, Sid (Mac) McCracken and about two years later Dorothy retired.
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Garry Simon at the wheel with passengers Shirley Reljich, Judy Barber and wife Christine Simon – and LEFT, making a point with messages plastered on the bus.
BUS from Balaklava joined about 80 buses choking the streets of Adelaide on Monday as the Bus and Coach Association of South Australia led a Bus Industry Action Rally to Parliament House. The rally was to protest and challenge the decision by the State government to favour large Victorian-based company, Australian Transit Enterprises, with a majority of the regional school bus contracts, which will put local operators out of business. Balaklava bus contractor, Garry Simon, took one of Taylor and Simon’s fleet to the North terrace rally. “It was a good rally and we had a lot of support from people in Adelaide when they realised what was going on,” Mr Simon said. “It was the first one I have been to but I thought it was really good.” About 10 buses parked in front of Parliament House, while the rest circulated around the streets, slowing traffic. Mr Simon said there were also regional contractors from Kadina, Adelaide Hills, Murray Bridge and the state’s South East. “There was a huge contingent of buses,” he said. “Now we’re just waiting for an outcome, if any, and preparing for the worst.” Family First MLC, Rob Broken-
shire, has been hot on the heels of the government since the issue raised its head, campaigning for communities to petition against the decision. “Family First has been more than happy to prepare and circulate these petitions across outer metropolitan and regional South Australia protesting against the short-sighted and mean-spirited decision of the Rann-Weatherill government to cut out local operators sometimes in
favour of one large operator,” Mr Brokenshire said. “These school bus contracts help operators provide a range of other services to senior citizen, Probus, sporting and similar clubs, bus hire, coach trips and other public transport. “Without the school bus contracts many of these small family-owned local business operators and their employees face a bleak future
Mr Brokenshire still wants further investigations into the impact the decision will have on rural communities. “No regional impact assessment was done for these decisions despite the significant impact this will have in the near-urban regions like Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula, but also further out in the Mallee, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula and South East,” he said.
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Get the ‘leading edge’ at a packed Hart field day With more than 30 nationally and internationally renowned cropping specialists heading to the Hart Field Day next Thursday, September 22, farmers will have an opportunity to hear and see first hand the latest in varieties, disease control, agronomy and markets. A rolling program of half hour sessions enables
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SPECIAL FEATURE visitors to tailor their own program for the day, choosing eight sessions to attend from more than 20 session options. Among some of the high profile speakers at this year’s event is New Zealander, Foundation for Arable Research research coordinator, Nick Poole, who has undertaken some recent research on stem rust in wheat, a topic that is likely to be particularly pertinent in South Australia this growing season. New South Wales Department of Primary Industries senior research agronomist, Dr Neil Fettell, will speak about making the most of soil moisture, with time of sowing, sowing rates, row spacing and nitrogen use among some of the issues associated with this topic. Pinery farmer, plant breeder and agricultural consultant Dr Andrew (Andy) Barr will be the lunch time guest speaker. Andy brings to Hart a wealth of experience including 27 years as a plant breeder during which time he released and contributed to the development of more than 25 varieties of oats, barley and wheat. He returned to the family farm in 2003, but continues to be involved in agricultural research through plant breeding trials, served on the GRDC Southern Panel 2005-2011, was a board member of ABB Grain from 2006-2009 and has undertaken recent consultancy work in wheat breeding programs in the United Kingdom, Mexico and India. These are just some of Andy’s achievements,
and his lunch time address will focus on national and international agricultural research and development, global trade in agricultural commodities and the future of farming in SA. A huge range of other trials and speakers complete the program, with everything from a historic barley variety demonstration, a new group B tolerant crop trial and phosphorus trial and all the latest in varieties of wheat, durum, barley, oats, triticale, canola, pulses, pastures and weed control.
DR Neil Fettell will speak about how to best utilise stored water in crops. Hart Field-Site Group trials manager, Peter Hooper, said the variety and access to renowned leaders in grains research as well as other growers who have first hand experience is what makes the Hart Field Day one of the leading agronomy field days in Australia. “We provide such an independent opportunity for growers to view a really big range of varieties, fertiliser and herbicide options and trial results,” he said.
“It is leading edge information and there’s no pressure to buy anything, it’s a neutral environment. The access to researchers and speakers of the calibre we have at Hart and the opportunity to ask questions and chat informally with these experts is something you don’t get anywhere else. “There is such a wide range on offer, there’s no excuse that any farmer wouldn’t be able to pick up some new information at Hart, it’s really a one stop shop.” There will also be a wide range of static displays including the Rocky River Ag Services roadshow showing off the new flexicoil seeders, as well as grain marketers and other groups. The day gets underway next Thursday with gates opening at 9am and the welcome and official opening at 10am. Sessions begin at 10.30am. Admission is $30 (students $5), with entry entitling visitors to a bronze membership to the Hart Field-Site Group, membership upgrades are available on the day (credit card facilities available). A comprehensive Hart Field Day guide is also included. Full catering is available throughout the day (cash sales only) and a refreshment tent will operate after the event. The Hart Field Day will be held 10 kilometres north of Blyth on the Blyth to Brinkworth Road and is well signposted. Bus and group tours are welcome. For more details, go to the Hart Field Site Group website www.hartfieldsite.org.au or contact Sandy Kimber on 0427 423 154 or email admin@ hartfieldsite.org.au.
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Poultry producers and other bird owners are reminded to review their biosecurity measures following the highly infectious avian paramyxovirus virus recently found in pigeons in Victoria. If an outbreak is declared, you will be required to follow biosecurity instructions issued byBiosecvurity SA. Chief veterinary officer with Biosecurity SA, Dr Rob Rahaley, said while there had been no reports of the virus in South Australia, the fact it had killed pigeons in suburban Melbourne and Shepparton posed the potential for the virus being transmitted here. “We are strongly advising any pigeon fanciers to cease movement of their birds until further notice,” Dr Rahaley said. Poultry producers were also advised to take action to prevent contact between poultry, turkeys, ratites (flightless birds such as emus and ostriches)
with wild birds or pigeons, both directly and indirectly, for example via feed and water. Victorian authorities are carrying out investigations and properties have been quarantined. Vaccines to control the disease are also being investigated. Affected pigeon flocks have experienced high mortality after displaying lethargy, gastrointestinal and neurological signs. Bird owners should secure feed and water and ensure wild birds cannot gain access; prevent contamination by faeces or other animal waste Visitors/employees who have been in contact with other birds should not be allowed entry unless they take precautionary measures, such as showering, changing clothes and shoes etc. If any unsual signs are noticed in birds, contact your veterinarian or the Animal Disease Watch hotline on 1800 675 888.
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Hamley Bridge Hamley Institue is getting a workout over the next few weeks. Check out the following events. The all town garage sale and breakfast will be on September 25. Brekky for $10 starts 8am sharp at the Institute, then you can collect your map and set off. Many people have already registered so book your garage with Jon Povey on 85282332. The Hamley Institute AGM will be held on October 10 at 7-30pm in the Institute. The committee is a small group of dedicated people who help run events like Australia Day and Anzac Day brekkies and junior discos. If you would like to join the committee, or just volunteer to help at some events, contact Louise Wren 85282332. And lucky last! Get your dancing shoes on for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Sunday Dance on October 2 at the Institute. Peter Hutchins’ band will get everyone on the dance floor from 2-7pm at the Institute. Cost $7. Please bring food for a pooled tea. A trading table and raffle will also be available during the afternoon. Contact Roger and Trish Branson 0417 846274 for further details. School News • Well done to Blyth Primary School students who raised $160 for Daffodil Day, with funds going to the Cancer Council. • The Mid North Sports Day will be held at Brinkworth Primary School on September 23. And speaking of
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“SHOW and tell” with Coral and Karen at Brinkworth Australian Plants Society Group.– PICTURE by Anne Green.
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Brinkworth Primary, their students are putting together shoe boxes of goodies for Operation Christmas Child. Items such as clothing, soft toys, soaps and books can be left at the school by September 23.
• Balaklava Primary School is asking students and families to choose a theme and names for the five building blocks. Names could come from flora, fauna or pioneers, so get your thinking caps on. Entries close September 21.
It seems garage sales are all the rage at the minute. Brinkworth whole town garage sale is on Sunday, October 9 with registration $10. Bookings to Leo Krieg 88462173 by September 25. The Brinkworth Australian Plants Society Group is heading to Port Augusta for an overnight stay followed by an early morning bird watching tour. Brekky will follow then the group will have a tour of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens. The wild flowers are apparently looking great at the moment so the group should enjoy their tour. Plants Group members also met on August 9 and enjoyed a presentation by Sheryn Pitman on her work with the Adelaide Botanic Garden Sustainable Landscapes Project. Sheryn urged the group to embrace the sustainable use of water and energy when designing a garden and selecting plants. The group also had the task of identifying some plants members had brought along. Kapunda The Community Gallery presents Prints Plus, by artist Christian Vocke. The collection shows nostalgic images of everyday life. The gallery is open daily 10am–4pm. Entry is free.
Closing the pages on our travel diary Thank you everyone for your travelling stories. I still can’t believe how small the world is though, as nearly everyone has told me they met up somewhere with someone they knew. Seasoned Balaklavian caravan travellers David Anderson and Beryl Sandow spent more than two months travelling around Darwin and Katherine, seeing the sights, including a flight over Lake Eyre and some barrumundi fishing. While in Darwin, David FORMER Plains Producer journalist Lauren met up with former district Parker, with Beryl Sandow at Anna Creek station. barley agent who many
locals may remember, Brian May, who now lives in Murray Bridge. Then while in Alice Springs watching the Henley on Todd dry land boat race, David and Beryl met up with Trevor and Lynette Dall from Kybunga. And while travelling the Mail Run 12 hour day tour adventure, David and Beryl stopped at Anna Creek station, where they met up with former Plains Producer journo Lauren Parker. It’s definitely a small world. More travel tales next winter!
‘Shipwreck’ on the Wakefield
We know it was wet in December, but it appears there has been a recent flooding of the River Wakefield near Smith’s Rocks with a sighting of an apparent shipwreck. Local farmer John Michael was passing by when he got the shock of his life - actually the laugh of his day! The boat resembles Scruffy the tug boat so if anyone will admit to losing their bath toy, please contact John.
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WE HEARD! A local netballer, who has made her comeback after not playing netty since primary school, is rethinking her decision to have played this season. After feeling seasick at training just from running in circles earlier on in the season, (she does this so speedily) the player tried some fancy
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Miss-taken identities! grapevine footwork at training last week. But we all know, as you get older, the brain thinks faster than the feet actually go, which made the player trip over her own feet. She fell on her derriere and banged her head so hard she knocked herself out. The ambulance was called and took the patient to hospital, having
to spend a night at the RAH. A concerned female friend accompanied the patient in question, only to be questioned herself about being the partner of the patient. Shock horror! “We are just friends” she said. The nurses nodded knowingly, but we locals know both girls are happily married – to men.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING All members of the community are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Gawler Health Advisory Council on Thursday 27 October 2011 at Gawler Hospital Conference Room, 21 Hutchinson Road, Gawler East commencing at 7.30p.m. Call for Nominations for Membership to fill five (5) resident member vacancies. You are invited to apply if you are a community minded person with an interest in the health of your community. Skills which would be valuable in the role are community participation, the needs of People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, health services, management or finance. As a member, you would play an important role in advocating for your community. You would be working in partnership with the local health services to plan for the future. The Health Advisory Council also has an important role as trustee of health service assets. For information about submitting a nomination, please phone Jacqui Possingham at Inner North Country Health on 8563 0690 or Katherine Krollig on 8342 6488. Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 5.00pm. Katherine Krollig Presiding Member Gawler District Health Advisory Council Inc. www.health.sa.gov.au
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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 n CALL 131 444 outside business hours or 000 in an emergency SNOWTOWN Police arrested a man for allegedly engaging police in a pursuit, misuse of a motor vehicle, committing acts to endanger another, driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test on Saturday. The man was refused police bail and will remain in custody until he attends court. He had his vehicle impounded for 28 days. PORT WAKEFIELD Police reported a 15-year-old youth for allegedly assaulting another boy causing him to lose consciousness on Friday night. CLARE A 24-year-old man was reported for driving while allegedly exceeding the prescribed amount of alcohol on Saturday. He returned a positive reading of 0.136, he was issued with a six month instant loss of licence and has had his motor vehicle impounded for 28 days. • Another man also was reported after allegedly returning a reading of 0.162, which is more than three times the legal limit. • Police also reported a woman for allegedly driving while unlicensed and exceeding the prescribed amount of alcohol. Her reading was 0.146. She was also issued with an instant loss of licence for six months and had her car impounded for 28 days.
THE driver escaped with his life from this damaged vehicle. IT was a lucky escape for all involved in a four-vehicle crash on the Augusta Highway, near Beaufort, on Friday afternoon. Local CFS crews who attended the scene believed it was extremely fortunate no one was killed in the accident, which halted traffic on the highway for several hours. A car, four-wheel-drive, van and a semi-trailer were involved. One of the drivers was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by
helicopter in a serious but stable condition with leg injuries. Two other victims were also conveyed to the Snowtown and Balaklava Hospitals by ambulance. CFS crews redirected traffic travelling south through Nantawarra and Balaklava, while north-bound drivers were diverted around the scene on a nearby gravel road. Major Crash Investigators were on the scene and are working to determine the cause of the accident.
Dublin ‘dossiers’ History group gathers World War I records THE complete service record documents, known as dossiers, of 76 war veterans from Dublin have finally arrived after they were purchased by the Dublin History Group in December. A serviceman’s dossier is a collection of papers providing a detailed account of a soldier’s service. The dossiers were bought with the assistance of a $1897 grant through the State government’s ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund. Dublin History Group president, Pat Thompson, said some dossiers were unavailable. “There are another 12 names on our war memorial that, to date, we are unable to find any dossier records for, although the names are listed in other official documentation,” she said. “Also, an additional 10 veterans’names have been discovered that we did not find when the original name research was done for the area’s monument that was dedicated and unveiled in the Dublin Lions Park in 2003.”
Next on the history group’s agenda is organising secure storage for the dossiers. “When we know the correct size and design of the cabinet to safely store the dossiers in, we intend to apply for a grant through the Veteran Affairs Department for a Saluting Their Service grant for the finance to fund a specially designed and built cabinet,” Mrs Thompson said. The names of all the WW1 veterans the group has dossiers for, will be listed in the November/December Dublin Dispatch. Additional WW1 items include a framed collection of 12 soldiers’ photos, along with the Dublin and Lower Light Rolls of Honour and two certificates. There is also the framed WW2 Fighting Forces Comfort Fund Embroidery and photograph of HMAS Sydney. “We have a collection of both WW1 and WW2 veterans’photographs from the Hundred of Dublin and Lower Light,” Mrs Thompson said. “The history group members
are always very pleased to accept additional photos or copies of additional veterans to add to this collection.” When The Dublin History Group officially takes over the lease on the Dublin Institute all the Group’s collection of donated memorabilia, photographs, historical records, maps will be taken to the Institute and displayed permanently in purpose-built glass fronted and glass shelved units for all residents and visitors to view. “At this stage the committee only has ideas of how the displays will be arranged, as until every thing is unpacked, and sorted there really is no idea what will go where,” Mrs Thompson said. She said the setting up of the displays is a massive project. “It definitely will not happen over night – but it will happen,” Mrs Thompson said. • ARE you researching the war records of relatives? An appointment can be arranged by phoning 8529 2028.
TROOPER Henry Leonard Porter was the first enlisted resident of Dublin to be given a farewell, in 1914.
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Camilleri murder: Man, 28, charged
Local children struggle with development A steering committee has been formed in the Wakefield region to help address “concerning” results from Balaklava children in the 2009 Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). Dale Gathercole, director of Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC), is one of the committee members, along with others from BCCC and government members. “The results from children in the Wakefield council region were quite concerning,” Dale said. The AEDI is a population measure of young children’s development. In 2009, teachers completed the AEDI for 72 children living in the Wakefield District Council region. In the area of physical health and wellbeing, 65 per cent of children were on track – but about 20 per cent were designated “mentally vulnerable.” The AEDI measures chil-
POLICE arrested and charged a 28-year-old man from Salisbury on Friday with the murder of Edward Joseph Camilleri, whose body was found on a Two Wells property on August 31. Detectives from Holden Hill Criminal Investigation Branch had been investigating the murder since. Mr Camilleri’s body was officially identified last Wednesday. Police will allege the accused, knew Mr Camilleri. A SAPOL statement said it was not a random crime. The arrested man appeared in court last week. “We wish to take this opportunity to thank the community for information that has been provided to date,” the SAPOL statement said. Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to contact Bank SA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on-line at www. sa.crimestoppers.com. au.
Sally Crowther reports: dren in their first year of full time school on physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills and communications and general knowledge. Results also were concerning with low percentages of children being on track with social competence at 70 per cent, emotional maturity at 67.8 per cent and language skills, 66.7 per cent. Like a census, it involves collecting information to help create a snapshot of child development in communities across Australia. BCCC was thrilled to be aided with their purpose by successfully applying for a $2000 Federal government ‘Building Better Communities for Children community facilitation’ grant. “We need to find out what services families need, and also what they use and find
LEARNING fast – BCCC manager of Childcare Services, Skye Colley, with Will Mellow, Maddison May and Mikell Carroll.
helpful within the community,” Dale said. AEDI local planning advisor at the Department of Education and Children’s Services, Sam Luddy, is also on the steering committee. “The committee’s role is to inform other organisations about AEDI, collect views from young families about services for parents and young children in the area, take this information by engaging parents and feeding it back to people who can make a difference,” Mr Luddy said. To get results, the steering community also plans to include Wakefield Regional Council, service providers,
State and Federal members in the area, formal community groups and more importantly, families living in the community. The committee will have a stall at the upcoming Balaklava show on September 24, handing out surveys to young families to gain more insight. “We want to reconnect with families and find out what they believe is necessary in the development of their children,” Dale said. The committee is now hoping to receive another grant in order to build a new room onto the centre which can bring the community together and get them talking about what will
make a difference for families. “We need a central location in Balaklava where we can form a strong partnership and listen to families,” Dale said. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, has also announced grants of up to $5000 to assist child care centres in the Wakefield Electorate to improve the quality of their services. “The funding will improve outcomes for the most vulnerable children in the Wakefield Electorate by providing support directly to services operating in areas of highest need,” Nick said. BCCC will be applying for funding from this grant.
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Tarlee Uniting church welcomes an old friend Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia (SA Synod), Rev. Rob Williams, conducted the morning service at Tarlee Uniting Church last Sunday. This was his first visit, with his wife Collette, back to Tarlee
after being local minister while stationed at Kapunda, some 30 years ago. The congregation was pleased to welcome visitors from Kapunda and Robertstown to the service – they were also part of his Parish from 1980 to 1983.
Rev. Williams was assisted at the service by members of the Tarlee Uniting church lay ministerial team of Yvonne Molineux, Nola Branson, and Teresa Peters. Many old friendships were renewed at the morning tea.
More detail in Viterra’s harvest plan
CONTINUING on from last year’s precedent, bulk grain handler, Viterra, has released its 2011/12 storage and handling plan on the company’s website. The plan provides information about harvest operations to growers and carriers. Viterra Grains executive manager grain, Dean McQueen, said the
plan included details of Viterra’s up-country and port service fees for the coming season, as well as clarifying grain delivery processes. “This year we’ve included more information including the dispute resolution procedure, the commodity transfer procedure and the policy for using falling number machines,” Mr McQueen said..
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WARNINGS Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE A cold front will move north and weaken into a trough near Roxby Downs to Broken Hill in the evening. Isolated showers over the southern agricultural area east of Spencer Gulf, will contract to the Lower South East coast in the evening. Warm with moderate to fresh northwest winds, turning milder southwest to southeast in the wake of the trough. On Thursday early fog patches are expected over the agricultural area and south of the Northeast Pastoral, with isolated frosts on and east of the ranges. The isolated showers about the the Lower South East coast will clear in the morning. Another trough will move across
26 25 24 WEATHER FORECAST western coasts from mid afternoon. Mild to warm with light to moderate north to northwest winds, fresh at times inland during the afternoon, turning moderate southerly with the trough. On Friday morning the trough should move over the agricultural area and weaken as a new high moves over the Bight. Isolated light morning showers are expected over the Lower South East. It will be fine elsewhere, apart from morning fog patches over the southern agricultural area. Mild in the southeast, grading to hot in the northwest. Moderate to fresh northwest winds inland, mainly light and variable winds in the south. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Friday are expected to be 1 to 5 mm over the Lower South East and less than 1 mm elsewhere.
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ing pigeons, goats, chickens and sheep which will be involved in a shearing demonstration. Kicking off at 9.30am and finishing at 2pm, the day will also include meeting community and volunteer services, bingo, a sausage sizzle and also a heritage walk around the town. For details phone Port Wakefield Primary School on 8867 1012.
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change the Virginia township,” she said. DPLG still is investigating the Virginia township’s suitability for future residential area. It is one of four areas within the Playford council area the State government has proposed to be structure planned and rezoned. “I was pleased to be able to invite residents of Virginia by post and to share information about the process that is about to commence in the town and listen to local concerns for better flood protection, road improvements, gas, sewerage and water connection to improve the town,” Mrs Vlahos said. More information on the residential growth plan can be found on Playford council’s website.
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“The need to better communicate these processes was identified as part of the post harvest review and follows consultation with the Strategic Site Committee chairs.” This year, the preliminary segregation plan is being released as part of the storage and handling plan and is now available on the Ezigrain website.
A PROPOSED extension of residential development at Virginia was presented to community members at a growth seminar at Virginia Community Centre. Held recently by the City of Playford Council, and the Department of Planning and Local Government (DPLG), the proposed residential development extension is closely linked to the 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide. Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, (pictured) attended the seminar, and said it was imperative residents were kept informed of changes to development proposals in their area. “It is important local residents and land holders know the boundaries for this growth and how it will potentially
The outlook for Saturday, Sunday and Monday is for fine and warm to hot conditions generally with possible weak fronts bringing isolated showers to southern coasts. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Isolated showers extending throughout during the morning and then clearing during the evening. Cool to mild with light to moderate southwesterly winds extending throughout early morning. Thursday: Isolated morning frost and fog in the far north of Yorke Peninsula. Fine and sunny. Mild to warm with light to moderate northeast to northwesterly winds. Friday: Isolated morning fog. Fine, warm and mostly sunny. Light to moderate west to northwesterly winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming southwest to southeast 10 to 15 knots after midday. Seas: around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly about 1 metre on southern Spencer Gulf, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and further to 1.5 to 2.5 metres after midday. Thursday: Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 5 to 15 knots. To 9am September 13, 2011
Cure for couch potato With summer fast approaching and the weather warming up people begin to think about ways to shape up and get rid of the winter wobble, a leading vet has revealed that owning a pet may be the motivator we all need to get off the couch and onto the jogging track. Dr Mark Perissinotto, head vet at VetShopAustralia.com.au said pets encourage people to be active and to take part in a daily outdoors exercise routine that generally involves cardiovascular exercise such as walking or jogging. “An active life not only helps people to feel and look good but it also improves cardiovascular health, cholesterol count and blood pressure.” Dr Perissinotto said. “Owning a pet can give purpose to exercising and motivates people to be consistent in keeping up with fitness routines – as every pet owner knows – a well exercised pet is also a much happier and better behaved pet”. Dr Perissinotto also believed that in the new age computer based generation owning a pet strongly encourages children to step away from games and television and spend more time outdoors playing and having fun with their furry friend.
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NEWS v Farming
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BHS show team – Balaklava High School’s Led Steers show team for 2011, competed last week at the Royal Adelaide Show, exhibiting a Murray Grey, Eylwarra Hercules, from Nigel and Gina Eylward at Lucindale and a Shorthorn, Bundaleer Bomber, from Graham Ashby and Sons at Gulnare, which won the John Gorey Memorial Prize for the Third Highest Scoring Shorthorn Steer on Hoof and Hook. From left are Emma Richards, Ashleigh Fritz, Jordan Wilson, Jamie Gilbert and Dylan Pfeiffer
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Rain vital for a good finish A SOLID rain in the coming fortnight would be the icing on the cake for the region’s broad acre farmers as crops begin to come out in head. The foundation has been laid for another rewarding season, with reasonable winter rainfall providing crops with a reasonable kick-start. Agriculture Minister, Michael O’Brien, announced last week the state’s grain crop is on track for a slightly above-average harvest of about 7.66 million tonnes, according to the latest crop estimate. He said this is above the average of 6.5 million tonnes and an increase on the July crop estimate of 6.75 million tonnes. The current estimated farmgate value of the predicted crop is $1.93 billion. “We need good spring rain, with at least average to above average falls required during September and October, to maintain a potential above average grain haul,” Mr O’Brien said. “Thankfully, most parts of the state received good summer and early autumn rainfall, which
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boosted early crop growth through stored soil moisture, as we generally received below average rain during the winter. “If we receive a good finish to the season, farmers will come out on top, despite the challenges posed by weather, pests and diseases. “It will be terrific for South Australia, especially regional communities, if farmers can follow last year’s record harvest with an above average result this year.” Barunga Gap grower, Paul McCormack, said he had virtually no rain on the weekend, with heavy scattered showers about. “I had to put up with the rain while watching the footy at Robertstown but on the way home, the further I drove, the drier it got,” he said. Mr McCormack said signs are still reasonable, with some good subsoil moisture still present, which was not the case in drier years such as 2008. “I’d just like to see another 10
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to 20mm on the horizon, just to finish things off,” he said. South Hummocks farmer, Richard Taylor, said about one millimetre fell on Sunday night but he would also like a finishing fall to seal the deal. “The crops a fortnight ago were looking like they had really good potential,” he said. “We wouldn’t want to go a week or two without any rain.” Mr Taylor said early crops are fairing the best at this stage and are coming out in head, while peas are also proving fairly resilient. PIRSA’s latest Crop and Pasture Report shows seasonal conditions have been ideal for canola, with above-average yield potential in most districts and a buoyant price outlook. Lentil crops across the state also look good, with low disease levels, while ryegrass plant numbers are higher due to the favourable seed set last season. South Australia’s crop production for 2010-11 was a record 10.34 million tonnes, contributing more than $3 billion to the state’s economy.
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FARMERS are now able to trade on the carbon market after the Federal government passed its Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) through parliament, to establish a regulated carbon offsets market in Australia. Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, welcomed the legislation, which gives farmers, forest growers and other landholders access to international and domestic carbon markets. “The legislation gives farmers and landholders the certainty to invest in new approaches to reduce carbon pollution,” Mr Champion said. “It will enable farmers and other landholders to receive carbon credits for reducing emissions from livestock and fertiliser use, or increasing carbon in soils or vegetation.” Carbon credits generated by landholders and farmers through the CFI now could be sold to companies, like those currently participating in the National Carbon Offset Standard,
offseting their carbon pollution. “The CFI is underpinned by rigorous standards to ensure offsets are robust and (it) contains rules to safeguard food production, local communities and the environment,” Mr Champion said. “Regional communities have already started to identify carbon farming opportunities and we’re expecting agriculture industries to come forward with more innovative ideas for reducing carbon in the coming months and years. “The government is working in partnership with industry and scientists to develop more methodologies such as reducing emissions from landfills, manure management, savanna burning, and management of methane from livestock.” The Administrator for the Carbon Farming Initiative will begin operation later this year, with eligible projects able to backdate credits to July 1, 2010. Further information can be found online at www.climatechange.gov.au/cfi.
Ag Bureau receives Landcare funding
FEDERAL Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, also announced Landcare funding for the region to assist with two ongoing projects in the Mid North. The Agricultural Bureau of South Australia will receive $237,160 to help reduce the risk of soil for acidification in the Northern and Yorke region of the state. The bureau will also receive a further $183,700 to as-
sist with improving soil carbon levels and decreasing erosion. Mr Champion said Landcare brings farmers, land managers and the broader community together to work on important environmental and agricultural projects. “These collaborations work to restore and better manage our landscapes, improve farm practices and care for our land,” he said.
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NEWS v District Concerned Gawler River residents who use the Baker Road ford are, from left, Renata and Angelo Conti, Kenny Seccafien, Lisa Todoroff, visitor Nicky Kakamanoudis, Angelo Russo, Dominic Trimboli and (back) Danny Todoroff and Trevor Seccafien.
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up traffic and it costs me more in Constant closures of the Bec O’Brien Baker Road ford, Gawler River, reports: fuel and time.” are costing local residents time and Another resident, who lives in money, and have been for years, of concerned residents who made Two Wells but has a property near but Lewiston and surrounding a plea to council last month to fix the ford, is Trevor Seccafien. commuters who use the pass to the crossing. Mr Seccafien said the ford clo“The travelling time is almost sures meant “a cost to everyone”. get to work, go shopping or shift machinery will be holding their doubled when the ford is closed,” “I’ve got a trucking business breath in hope, following a decision he said. carting fertiliser to properties in “In the past it was only closed Virginia,” he said. by the District Council of Mallala to investigate a possible upgrade when they released water from the “It’s quite an inconvenience dam but since Christmas it’s been of the crossing. especially when you’re running At its August 22 meeting coun- closed off and on at least 10 times. trucks. It definitely costs more time “We’re not leaving a very good cilors voted to investigate “all and fuel.” possible options, including Mr Seccafien said locals feasibility and cost estimates” had been campaigning for an to upgrade and maintain the Two Wells upgrade of the crossing for Baker Road ford, Gawler & Districts about 20 years and the pledge River. by the council was “a step in DCM chief executive ofthe right direction”. ficer, Charles Mansueto, said As the ford is part of a the ford was closed on nuboundary between the Malmerous occasions this year due to continued water across SEPTEMBER 2011 lala and Playford councils, Mr Est 1978 the road. Mansueto said DCM would be “Most people use that crosslooking to liaise with Playford OUT TODAY IN TWO ing from Lewiston through to Council on how to manage, WELLS STORES Virginia,” Mr Mansueto said. upgrade and maintain the “And unfortunately for the crossing. last few months we’ve had to close carbon footprint at the moment.” While a bridge would be a great Mr Conti said the group was solution to the problem, Mr Manit for saefty reasons. “When it is closed they must looking to council to install one- sueto said it was too expensive for use an alternative, and longer route, metre-high culverts, which would council to consider and the most through Old Port Wakefield Road.” take water under the crossing. Angelo Russo moves machin- likely option would be raising the Angelo Conti’s farm backs onto the Gawler River and has been in ery through the Baker Road ford floor of the level. “They did look at it (a bridge) from his property in Virginia to the family for around 50 years. Mr Conti says the constant clo- another in Two Wells and agrees many years ago,” he said, “but it sure is a bain for nearby residents, the closure makes things difficult. wasn’t an option.” A City of Playford Council “Two Wells and Lewiston peomakes travelling times longer and potentially creates road hazards ple are inconvenienced because spokespersson said council had as many farmers are forced to it is closed a lot of the time,” Mr not received any complaints about move machinery along Old Port Russo said. And when I have to the Baker Road crossing, but was Wakefield Road. take my machinery the long way willing to work with DCM to plan Mr Conti was part of a group round it becomes dangerous, I hold a path forward for the area.
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YEARS AGO September 2006
• Balaklava’s Joy Maxwell was awarded the Garden Clubs of Australia 2006 Eleanor McLeod award, recognising her service to the community.
YEARS AGO September 2001
• Myles Belcher, son of Kath and Michael Belcher of Lewiston, was named Two Wells Red Cross Baby of the Year. • Balaklava Primary School student, Sally Arbon was one of many winners at the 2001 Max Fatchen Literary Awards.
YEARS AGO September 1991
“Incredible, but it’s a fact!” - sporting history * A cricketer died in 1751 through an abscess caused by a blow from a cricket ball - he was Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George the Second. * In Taunton, England, in 1888 a man named W. Adlam batted when he was 104 years old! HAMMER THROW * When Dr P O’Callaghan threw a 16-lb. hammer with a four-foot handle 198 feet 8 1/2 inches at Fermoy, Ireland, in August 1937, and so created a record which stands today, he probably didn’t realise that this form of sport is the direct descendant of that practised by David with a sling back in Biblical days. They had stone throwers par excellence in those times. We are told in Holy Writ that “among all
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ners by 103 runs. After the match, 11 one-legged men ran a race over 100 yards for 20 guineas, and the first three home shared the prize. * In 1744 one of the laws of cricket stated that “if ye bail be hanging on to one stump though ye ball hit ye wicket - it is not out” * Nine wickets in nine balls was the record made by Paul Hugo, a South African schoolboy (must have thought it was nine pins). * The Worcester England County cricket ground in 1889 was sown with TURNIP seed in error.
this people (the children of Benjamin, Judges 20:16), there were seven hundred chosen men left-handed; every one could sling stones at a hair breadth and not miss.” GOLF * The hole ran off with the ball when player McEvoy drove his tee shot right into a donkey’s ear at Middleton, England. * FH Bryde, playing at the New Galloway course in Scotland, hit the ball over a wall at the 190 yard ‘fourth’. It struck a rock, rebounded to the green 50 yards away and dropped into the tin! * The odds against a player “Holing-in-one” are 107,501 to ONE. * A golf ball made of gold would weigh 1 1/2 pounds and would shatter any driver used to hit it. Believe it or not.
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Diary& • Sep 17: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Oct 1 & 15: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Oct 9: Lions Auction. • Oct 12: Long Plains Red Cross luncheon. • Oct 15: Long Plains Country Music Night. • Oct 29: Balaklava Golf Club Auction. • Nov 5 & 19: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Nov 4: Blyth paper drive. • Nov 5: Balaklava, Owen, Mallala, Port Wakefield paper drive. • Dec 16: Balaklava Christmas Pageant. Send us your diary dates!
This is the title of an old book I found recently, so sit back and enjoy some amazing sporting facts from years gone by. CRICKET * One of history’s strangest cricket matches was played at Montpelier Gardens, Walworth, England, on August 9 1796, between 11 Greenwich Naval pensioners with one leg, against eleven with one arm - the prize was one thousand guineas. The “One-legs” opened and scored 93 runs - the “One-arms” could only manage 42 in their first innings. In the second innings, “One-legs” had 6 members bowled out for 60 runs, so they finished the first day 111 runs ahead of their opponents. Next morning the match was completed and the “One-legs” ran out win-
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A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am
A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am
anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am
anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm Goyder......................5.00pm
anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am
CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am
CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am
CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am
CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am
CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am
CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am
Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am
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THE Grand Balaklava claims its first flag since 2000 PETER Grand ARGENT’S Final A GRADE report
CLAIMING the trophies for the 2011 premiership are Balaklava A grade coach, Stuart Lamond, and captain, Hayden Walker, watched by APFL president, Brad Busch.
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potent 10-goal second half ensured the Balaklava Peckers were celebrating their first premiership glory since 2000 well into the wee hours of the weekend. This contest had only a single straight kick separating the combatants at the long interval, but Balaklava started to break down the Rams’ resistance in the premiership (third) quarter. Then to stifle any chance of a Virginia revival, Glenn Dawson put his stamp on the game, with three last quarter goals, and then distributed a precision pass to Ben Catford for his fourth. The final winning margin was 47 points. “Certainly, it was the third quarter that won the game for us,” Balaklava premiership coach, Stuart Lamond, said. “It is fair to say the game was a pretty scrambly affair, maybe due to the conditions and the intensity of a Grand Final. “I felt at three quarter time it was going to take a fair bit for Virginia to run over the top of us.” Early in the game, the Peckers continued with their goal kicking “yips” from the second semi final. They kicked miserably in front of goal in the opening term, finishing with 1.5 in the first stanza, while the Rams with Brendan Nicklaus as a good target kicked 4.1. There was a reversal in momentum during the second quarter when Balaklava kicked 4.3 to 1.1. The wind wasn’t a major influence as it was blowing virtually across the ground, with maybe a slight advantage going to the northern end of the ground. “The wind wasn’t a big factor,” Lamond confirmed. “It was more like a cross breeze and really didn’t help either side “Maybe there was a slight advantage to the northern end, but that was minimal.” With Stuart Lamond and Dawson as strong marking targets in attack, and plenty of numbers surging forward, goals came at regular intervals in the third term for the minor premiers. Their 5.4 in this quarter kicking towards the netball courts end, to 2.2 by the Rams, set up the victory. In this term, after a dubious marking attempt was paid, Virginia forward Nicklaus achieved a personal milestone, kicking his 100th goal for the season and celebrated it with a fist pump. The first of Dawson’s three goals in the final term ensured the result and in the final 15 minutes of the game, the score-line blew out. It was icing on the cake when defender Les Pearson kicked the final goal of the contest to cap off a good personal day’s work. The final 67-point margin didn’t reflect the hardness of the contest for most of the day, but equally the Peckers’ 30 scoring shots to Virginia’s 13 explained which team was the better and more deserving side to collect the title on the day. Long term recruit at the club, Ben Catford, was terrific in the middle and pushing forward to kick four goals. There was an argument for
TERMINATORS! Third term blitz seals premiership
PECKER high flier Glenn Dawson grabs one of his many marks.
Balaklava 15.15 (105) d. Virginia 9.4 (58) him to be awarded the best player trophy instead of Dawson, who kicked 5.4, was exciting, athletic and acrobatic at full forward, especially in the second half. Hayden Walker in a congested game, where there were a number of stoppages and ball ups, was the best big man in the contest, exposing the Ram deficiencies in this area. Les Pearson, who the year before played in the Berri centenary season premiership in the Riverland competition gave the Peckers a lot of rebound from defence. Half back Jason Henderson and Lachie Michael both had important possessions and critical times of the contest. “‘Whiskey’ was moved into ruck at quarter time and was vital at the stoppages,” Lamond explained. “Glenn’s second half was sensational and ‘Cat’ (Ben Catford) was good all day. Those three players were the difference in the end. “Derek Friedrichs did another job on Brendan Nicklaus in the second half, and in these last three games I reckon Nicklaus only kicked eight or nine goals, which from our perspective was excellent. “The half back line has been the underlying strength of the side all season. “Les Pearson, ‘Benny’ (Brenton Lamond) and Jason Henderson were again very important in the win.”
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Jason Henderson earns a tough free kick after attention from Emmanueal Tsimiklis Virginia’s on field leader Michael Young was tremendous all day, working industriously at each of the stoppages and pushing the ball forward relentlessly against the odds. Whilst not quite as brilliant as he had been in his previous two games Caleb Howell still had a some impact, especially in the first half, where he kicked two goals. Athletic big man Chris James completed gamefully all contest, while senior journeyman Josh Denengelse never stopped trying and running hard, although he was caught a couple of times.
Anthony Seccafien continued his strong finals series across half back and the two aboriginal lads Anthony Johnston and Graham Rigney both had their moments as well. After being the best two teams all winter, Stuart Lamond’s Peckers finished its season by beating Virginia three times in four weeks, firstly to acquire the minor premiership and then the ultimate prize. This win confirmed Balaklava as the best side in Adelaide Plains football during 2011 and consigned Greg Phillips’ Rams to a second successive Grand Final defeat. www.plainsproducer.com.au
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2011 GRAND FINAL v FOOTBALL/NETBALL
ACTION FROM SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL AND NETBALL GRAND FINALS
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Balaklava ruckman, Hayden Walker celebrates with trainer Hayden Battle after their win over Virginia.
n ABOVE: Dylan Ruiz, Balaklava handballs away while teammate Rick Lamond
shepherds, as Virginia’s Matthew Cartlidge charges in for a tackle during the reserves match. n RIGHT: Ram Matthew Young hangs on as Balaklava’s Aaron Cocks handballs in the A grade. n RIGHT INSET: Kayla Arbon and Casey Michael support Balaklava’s football teams.
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n RYAN Harris, Balaklava gives chase to Rooster Matthew Daly during the senior colts game.
intercepts the ball from Two Wells’ Trish Spurling in the A6 match. n LEFT: Mel Moulds performs one of her famous intercepts for Hummocks on Balaklava’s Talia Kruger in the A1 game. n BELOW: Balaklava centre, Gaynor Tink passes from the centre circle in the A1 match.
n MALLALA teammates, vice captain Jamie Good and Angus Clothier celebrate their junior colts victory.
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2011 GRAND FINAL v NETBALL PREMIERS
A2 PREMIERS – Two Wells, back from left: Rhiannon Wendland, Sharnie Kent, A5 PREMIERS – Balaklava, back from left: team manager Narelle Michael, Jess Newman, Karen Penhall, Stacey Gameau, playing coach Neralie Wearn, front: Leah Clifton, Kylie Henwood, Karen Hardy and Bec O’Brien.
–Hummocks, back from left: coach Jenny Nicholls, Kirsty Williams, Jess Angel, Sascha Tiller, Emma Ward, Amy Nottle, front: Caitlin Mackay and Abbi Pillips with teammate Nikki Beall’s substitute for the day (Nikki couldn’t make the grand final due to having to be present at a wedding).
Kelly Hamdorf, Pauline Florence, Heidi Zerk, Shannon Hunt, coach Angela Battle, front: Kirsty Fuller, Kelly Zanker, Katie Marshall and Abbie Tiller.
A6 PREMIERS – Balaklava, back from left: Julie McPharlin, Bec Allen, Ciara Guy, Ainsley Hill, Taylar Durdin, coach Katrina Loy, front: Sharalyn Pike, Michelle Davey, Emily Taylor, Tenneal White and Rebecca Goldney.
A4 PREMIERS – Two Wells, back from left: team manager Jenny Cocks, Koby B Grade PREMIERS – Hummocks, back from left: Courtney Pringle, Ashleigh Paxton, Lisa Cocks, Michelle Dimasi, Amanda Farr, coach Tanya Kent, front: Jasmin Schmidt, Kimberley Juvan, Nicole Cocks and Megan Hatch.
Williams, Gabriella Smith, Caitlyn Moulds, Hannah Hoepner, coach Emily Wandel, front: Merridy Nicholls, Danielle Hosking and Jessica Hoepner. Plains Producer, Wednesday September 14, 2011
2011 GRAND FINAL v NETBALL PREMIERS
C1 PREMIERS – Hummocks, back from left: coach Kirsty Williams, Mikaela Lane-Watson, Sarah Rapko, Katrina Price, Natasha Greenshields, Tayla Williams, front: Haylee Studham, Annaliese Nipperess, Kimberley Pycroft and Sky Wolf..
n ABOVE: Hannah Jenkin, Mallala passes down the court in front of Hummock’s Merridy Nicholls during the B grade match. RIGHT: Balaklava’s Julie McPharlin calls to her teammate as she passes.
n DEAN Starr and Lenny Reid busy cooking fish and chips in the kitchen at Virginia.
C2 PREMIERS – Two Wells, back from left: Jade Murphy, Jaime Stringer, Caitlin Musolino, coach Christine Musolino, Tayla Southwell, Stephanie Dedes, Amy Spoodler, front: Jacklyn Stankevicius, Holly Bates, Stephanie Seres, Brooke Humphrys.
n TWO Wells supporters, Chelsea, Michael and Alex Daly with their rooster mascot, during the A grade football match.
n BRAEDYN Ramsay, Tiahna Applebee, Rachael Forbes, Zoe Grant and Celeste Ramsay cheer Two Wells on during the senior colts final.
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2011 GRAND FINAL v NETBALL
Eaglettes earn the crown Two excellent quarters of powerful netball in the middle of the Adelaide Plains Netball Association A1 grand final, ensured Hummocks collected the 2011 netball crown. In the game between the best two sides all year, the match against Balaklava was still on a knife’s edge at the initial interval, before the minor premiers exerted control of the contest. Hummocks, with goal attack Tegan Nottle excelling, scored 15 goals to seven in the second term and a further 11 goals to six in the third quarter to set up this strong victory. They increased a small twogoal advantage at quarter time, to a 10-goal lead at the half and then further increased this to 15 at lemons. In the last quarter the Peckers rallied, but Hummocks won the title as 2011 APNA premiers by a convincing 12-goal margin. “In what has been a harder year to fill sides than most people will appreciate, it was awesome to come away with a convincing win like that,” Hummocks playing coach, Samantha Nicholls said. “It was always expected to be a tight first quarter and this proved to be so. “But the second and third quarter is really where we put our foot down. “As I said before the game, our team work was what was going to get us through, and this showed on the day. “Our intensity on the Bal-
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aklava side as a team unit was phenomenal. “They had many held balls and it was due to our tight one-on-one pressure. “We spoke after the second semi final and knew some things we needed to implement to make our job easier on the court, and all the girls stuck at this. “Balaklava made a bit of a come-back in the fourth quarter, and when we needed some intercepts, Mel Moulds went on fire. “I couldn’t wait to see her in this game, and she delivered.” Best on court in the decider was received by Hummocks goal attack, Tegan Nottle who was impressive in both finals games, while Beth Germein and Erin Brundell also were important. “This award shows how Tegan has really stepped up to the plate and owned that goal attack bib in the A1 side,” Nicholls continued. “Erin Brundell’s talk and support on the court was awesome on Saturday and the combination of her and Beth Germein feeding into the goalies was spot on. “Beth ran all day and played the true captain’s game, leading from the front. “She sometimes thinks she
isn’t doing that much, but she is definitely putting in the hard yards. “Then there was the wall defence of Lisa Powell, Bonnie Nicholls and Mel Moulds. “Those girls amaze me. “They played tight one-on-one defence as well as switching it up to offline defence and really stopped Balaklava’s attack line.” Balaklava coach, Michelle Williams, who announced her retirement after the game, explained the Hummocks defence was awesome all game. “We couldn’t flow the ball down the court and get it into the attack line with any fluency,” Williams confirmed. “They proved to be the strongest team all year and were the better side on the day.” Balaklava’s best player in the loss was goal keeper Chelsea Koch, who held up strongly against the Hummocks side’s forward movement.
n ABOVE: Hummocks A1 playing coach, Samantha Nicholls receives the ball in the circle, as Balaklava’s playing coach, Michelle Williams tries to intercept. n LEFT: Rhiannon Wendland, Two Wells tries to intercept on Hummocks’ Ashleigh Williams in A2. n BELOW: Chelsea Koch, Balaklava just grabs the ball before Hummocks GA, Tegan Nottle can intercept in A1.
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2011 GRAND FINAL v FOOTBALL/NETBALL HUMMOCKS DEFEATED BALAKLAVA, 42-30
Hummocks girls bask in premiership glory A1: Hummocks kept the pressure on Balaklava all game, their speed and tight defence proving too much for Balaklava, breaking away to earn the 2011 premiership crown by 12 goals. Hummocks’ defensive pressure at Balaklava’s centre pass and into goals was exceptionally tight, cutting out their free flowing game and forcing Balaklava to use alternate options. Gaynor Tink responded by applying plenty of pressure of her own, particularly around Hummocks’ circle. Tegan Nottle provided quick movements for her team, however transition into the circle was easier for Hummocks than Balaklava. Michelle Williams, Chelsea Koch and Carly Gregor each made some inspirational turnovers for Balaklava, however Lisa Powell and Bonnie Nicholls stopped them capitalising. Hum 9, Balak 7 Mel Moulds provided an outstanding reject on a long shot from Cassie Powell, plucking the ascending ball from the air. This proved to be the first real swing of momentum with Hummocks scoring the next four goals in a row before a stoppage for the blood rule for Tegan. The quarter was telling for Balaklava, with restricted forward movement and stepping costing them. Gaynor Tink worked hard, re-offering lead after lead to present for her team, but they needed something more to push forward. Hum 21 – Balak 14 A defensive move in the third term, swapping Michelle Williams from her usual GD to GK and Chelsea Koch to GD in a move to counter Tegan Nottle’s ground speed, which paid early dividends with a turnover from which Balaklava scored. To this point, Tegan had scored 16 of Hummocks’ 21 goals so the extra attention to restrict her movement was warranted. By half time, however, both Tegan and Sam Nicholls managed to adjust, supported by great drive through their mid-court players. Again, Balaklava were coming from behind. Lisa Powell got her hand to many balls. Hum 35 – Balak 20 The only positional change in the final quarter was for Balaklava, with Carly Gregor moving to WA and Kate Cmrlec to WD. Something sparked Balaklava, who scored six unanswered goals reducing the margin to nine and lifting their intensity at the ball. Cass Powell finally brought some aggression into the game despite being worked up by Bonnie Nicholls. Mel Moulds provided the turnover of the match and got her team back into scoring mode. Balaklava outscored in the quarter, but Hummocks had done the early work and it was all over. Final score: Hum 42 – Balak 30 A2: Two Wells took the lead early thanks to accurate shooting and fast movement, securing the win 45-34. The opening quarter was tight, with both teams shooting accurately. Two Wells took the lead early, to be in front by three goals at the first break. Sharnie Kent worked well in the goal circle for Two Wells. TW 11, Hum 8 Two Wells made the most of their opportunities
AMANDA Charleson receives the ball for Mallala during the B grade match against Hummocks. in the second term breaking away from Hummocks. Both centres worked hard. TW 20, Hum 13 The third quarter brought changes to the Hummocks line-up. Ashleigh Williams in GA created some drive and put up some good shots. However, Two Wells were still dominant all over the court. TW 34, Hum 26 Hummocks got within six goals in the last quarter, but Two Wells played a consistent four quarters. It was a near perfect day for Two Wells GS, Sharnie Kent, who put on a great performance throughout the match. Final score: TW 45, Hum 34 A3: This game showcased some great contests, Balaklava not able to put the reigns on Hummocks’ drive, the game ending in a long-awaited nine-goal win for Hummocks. Hummocks got the first break in the opening quarter from a Balaklava error. Hummocks GA, Sascha Tiller was dominant in Hummocks’ goal ring. The Hummocks defence worked hard, putting plenty of pressure on Balaklava’s goalies. Sascha Tiller worked hard in the ring for Hummocks. Hum 15, Balak 8 Hummocks continued to pull away from Balaklava through the early part of the second quarter. Tight defence from Jess Angel and Kirsty Williams gave Hummocks team opportunities. Sascha Tiller continued to drive their goals. Balaklava fought back with good defence by Alex Simon and Merridy Manual. Tania Robertson shot well to keep Balaklava in touch. Hum 27, Balak 20 The Peckerettes started the quarter well with plenty of mid court pressure by Terissa Smart and Alana Pollard, clawing back with three early goals. The intensity of the game lifted with Balaklava’s determination increasing. A great contest between Merridy Manual and Sascha Tiller. Hummocks made changes at both ends in the final quarter, looking to shake their team back on track. Balaklava missed some early goals, and Caitlin Mackay made them pay with some great play and shots in GA. Play was goal-forgoal through the middle of the quarter, with Hummocks pulling away in the end through the defensive pressure of Jess Angel and Kirsty Williams. Final score: Hum 46, Balak 37 It has been 22 years since Hummocks has won an A3
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grand final. Great play all game, girls! Hummocks had a gun start that Balaklava couldn’t pull back. All the action was in the rings both ends – great contests. A4: Balaklava and Two Wells battled hard all game, the entire match an exciting goal-for-goal display, with time-on seeing Two Wells one goal up at the final whistle. Two Wells bagged the opening goal. Balaklava’s defence was strong, earning them some turnovers but the opportunity to capitalise was lost with some weaker passes. Two Wells’ mid court defence was flawless. Balak 12, TW 8 Two Wells picked up their game in the goals and in defence going into the second term, turning over a needed centre pass. Great shooting
scores were again even. A great fight by both teams, but in the end Two Wells took the victory by just one goal, earning the premiership. A5: Balaklava broke away for an early lead, securing a 53-34 win from a Mallala side that seemed to drop their heads in the last half of the match. It took both teams a while to settle down in the opening quarter. Mallala’s GS was on fire. Balaklava seemed to settle first, moving through the centre more comfortably. Balaklava’s goalies were accurate and Mallala’s GS seemed to be everywhere. Balak 12, Mal 8 Mallala’s C was more aggressive in the second quarter. Both teams worked well through the mid court. Both shooters performed well together with their teams. Balak 27, Mal 16 Both teams made significant changes in the third term, some may not have been warranted. Mallala seemed to drop their heads. Strong work from Mallala’s WA kept them in the game. Great work from Balaklava’s GK and GD, with great pressure from their WD. Balaklava made it look too easy all over the court with all girls playing well. Balak 39, Mal 24 Balaklava’s GS sprinted till the end, and was incredibly accurate all game. Balaklava’s GD and GK were well on top of their game. Mallala looked as if they had given up, however their GA and WD still moved ball well into the ring. Final score: Balak 53, Mal 34 A6: Balaklava pulled away early in an intense game, taking home the flag after an 18-goal win. A strong start by both teams. Accurate shooting
NIKOLE McCracken, Balaklava passes during the A3 match against Hummocks.
by Balaklava goalies. Their defence had proven to be too tall for Two Wells’ loopy passes. Balak 22, TW 20 The third quarter was goal-for-goal. Two Wells were beginning to drop their heads until a few turnovers lifted their spirits. Balak 28, TW 27 The final quarter was a matter of a solitary goal, both teams had to show how much they wanted it. Balaklava goalies were accurate, and with a minute to go, Two Wells were one goal down. The score was 38-all at full time. The game went into overtime, with Two Wells having a good start scoring the first three goals. However, Balaklava soon caught up and the
by Balaklava’s GA, Ciara Guy and GS Rebecca Allen. Good movement in the goal circle by Two Wells goalies, Carli Warmington at GS and Sharna Rendell at GA. Sharalyn Pike worked hard for Balaklava in this first quarter. TW 4, Balak 15 Two Wells showed fantastic leading all the way down the court with accurate passes in the second. Good back-up by Balaklava’s GD allowed for several turnovers resulting in goals. Two Wells’ mid court of Jess Stringer (C), Pauline Hatch (WA) and Brooke Mullins (WD) all worked hard with some great defence and strong passes. Good defence work by Two Wells GK, Lauren Bywaters and GD Trish Spurling. Ciara Guy was a standout
BALAKLAVA’S Jasmyn Smith receives that ball after Two Wells’ Amanda Farr unsuccessfully tries to intercept in A4. for Balaklava. TW 12, Balak 25 Changes to Balaklava’s WA and GD gave fresh legs and upped the pace. Frustrations showed from both teams, which made the game a bit messy. Tight defence by Rebecca Goldney and Taylor Durdin resulted in Balaklava turnovers. TW 22, Balak 40 Impressive defence by Balaklava’s GD, Taylar Durdin. Accurate shooting by Two Wells GA and GS, both working the ball well in the goal centre. Sharalyn Pike dominated in defence for Balaklava. Two Wells’ GD and GD worked hard. Final score: TW 34, Balak 52 All players who took the court played a ripper game, all trying incredibly hard. B grade: Mallala fought hard all game against a solid Hummocks side that claimed victory, 34-17. Mallala scored the first goal. Strong rebounding by Hummocks and costly mistakes by Mallala let Hummocks get a few on the board. A scrappy first quarter by both teams. Merridy Nicholls and Ashleigh Williams performed well for Hummocks. Hum 5, Mal 3 Hummocks’ strong line-up dominated play. Still scrappy passing by both teams. Hummocks lead well, making it look easy. Two accurate goals to Amanda Charleson helped Mallala. This second quarter looked much better, making for an interesting second half. Hummocks’ Ashleigh Williams and Mallala’s Jordyn Algar were standouts in this term. Hum 13, Mal 8 Hummocks scored the first goal of the third quarter. They were playing a tight defensive game. Caitlyn Moulds was superb for Hummocks. Mallala made mistakes and Hummocks converted every goal. Mallala played better netball, making a small comeback. Hum 22, Mal 12 Both teams came out firing in the last quarter. Hummocks lead well and showed strong skills at both ends of the court. Mallala tried hard to come back. With the crowd coming into the game, the last quarter was tough. Ashleigh Williams stepped up to the plate for Hummocks, firing on all cylinders. Hummocks’ Ashleigh Williams and Caitlyn Moulds played well all game. Final score: Hum 34, Mal 17 C1: Hamley Bridge had an early lead, however Hummocks reversed this in the last half to take away a four-goal win. With perfect weather conditions, Hummocks score their first goal within seconds. It took a few intercepts for
Hamley to put their first ball through the net. Every player on the court put in 110 per cent. A great first quarter. Amy Humphrys, Hamley Bridge and Sarah Rapko, Hummocks performed well. Hum 6, HB 11 Hamley Bridge kept their momentum, staying control of the game. Hummocks were hot on their tail, not giving Hamley an inch. A more even scoring quarter with more turnovers, intercepts and toss ups, showing the determination of both teams. Standout players for this term included Kelsey Wedding, Hamley Bridge and Katrina Price, Hummocks. Hum 15, HB 16 Hummocks changed the tide and stepped up the pace with some strong passages of play in the third term. Hamley Bridge’s defenders were everywhere and worked brilliantly together. The last five minutes of this quarter was full of pace, strength, errors and grand final fever. Amy McCabe worked hard for Hamley Bridge, as did Katrina Price for Hummocks. Hum 27, HB 23 It was all out this quarter… nerves, excitement, mistakes and not giving up! Hummocks worked brilliantly as a team and kept ahead, not taking anything away from the Hamley Bridge team. A fantastic game. Well done girls! Mikaela Lane-Watson was judged best for the Hummocks side, and this was well earned. Final score: Hum 35, HB 31 These are two very talented teams, giving their best and showing us all what a great future these clubs have in the APNA.
C2: This game saw fantastic competitive netball from both sides, Two Wells sneaking away with the win over a persistent Mallala. Windy conditions and nerves challenged both teams in the opener. An early intercept for Two Wells saw a turnover, giving Two Wells the opening goal. Jessica Heaslip was strong in defence for Mallala. Strong shooting from Caitlin Musolino for Two Wells. Mal 1, TW 6 Mallala came out firing in the second quarter. Kate Wilson was a strong presence in the attack for Mallala. Two Wells were kept scoreless for the first half of the quarter. Mallala’s Jessica Heaslip applied great pressure. This term saw tidy, competitive netball from both teams and a good turnaround for Mallala. Mal 6, TW 8 A good comeback by Two Wells saw a quick succession of goals. Competitive netball at both ends of the court. Zoe May intercepted and stopped the attacking flow of Two Wells. Windy conditions and nerves resulted in many a ball going wayward. Two Wells defenders, Jade Murphy and Brooke Humphrys applied great pressure. Mal 9, TW 14 The final quarter was a nail-biter. Tayla Southwell led strong and passed off well, resulting in a string of goals for Two Wells. Both teams put in strong efforts. The game was well supported by family and friends of the up and coming future netballers of APNA. Congratulations to both teams for experiencing a grand final. Thank you to the committed coaches. Final score: Mal 16, TW 23
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Grand Final - September 10 at Virginia A1: Hummocks 42 d Balaklava 30 (best on court Tegan Nottle, Hummocks). A2: Two Wells 45 d Hummocks 34 (best on court - Stacey Gameau, Two Wells) A3: Hummocks 46 d Balaklava 37 (best on court Abbi Phillips, Hummocks). A4: Two Wells 48 d Balaklava 47 in extra time (best on court - Clare Haynes, Balaklava). A5: Balaklava 53 d Mallala 34 (best on court - Katie Marshall, Balaklava) A6: Balaklava 52 d Two Wells 34 (best on court Sharalyn Pike, Balaklava). B: Hummocks 34 d Mallala 17 (best on court Hannah Hoepner, Hummocks). C1: Hummocks 35 d Hamley Bridge 31 (best on court - Mikaela Lane-Watson, Hummocks). C2: Two Wells 23 d Mallala 16 (best on court - Holly Bates, Two Wells).
2011 GRAND FINAL v RESERVES
BALAKLAVA’S Reserves proudly display their 2011 premiership shield and flag.
Peckers prevail! Third quarter haul seals premiership BALAKLAVA claimed the Adelaide Plains reserves premiership on Saturday, knocking off Virginia in a spite-filled clash. The Peckers got the first goal of the game after good link-up play from Oren Hearnden and Paul McLean found playing coach, Kerry Michalanney, who finished truly from the set shot. Virginia hit back with the next goal to Terry Lioulios and the Rams were up and running. Trent Karutz was productive in the first term, collecting plenty of touches, while Jacob Simmonds provided excellent drive from half back. Virginia took the lead into the break and were pumped up with their efforts.
RESERVES GRAND FINAL
n By Jonathon Brice BALAKLAVA 11.9 (75) defeated VIRGINIA 8.8 (56) A silly 50 metre penalty from Peckers captain, Grant Willmer saw Alex Leo kick an easy goal. Balaklava grabbed control of the first five minutes in the second, resulting in a good goal to Michael Wheaton from long range. However, despite having majority of the play, the Peckers were wasteful in front of goal and Virginia made them pay. A pressure goal from
Sam Biermann boosted the Rams, and Karutz followed it up with a stunning goal from the boundary to send the Rams’ fans into a frenzy. It wasn’t looking good for Balaklava at the half time siren. Michalanney slammed his team’s attack, pleading for more desire, and he got the result he was after in the third term. McLean got an early goal, before Simon Nankivell slotted the
APFL Footy Face Name: Marcus Sayner Nickname: Ned’s DOB: 27/7/1995 Height: 180cm Team: Two Wells Who is the most damaging player (on or off field) in your club? Luke Barfield Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off field)? Alison Goss Highlight of footy career: Winning this year’s grand final What’s your number one passion outside footy? Skateboarding If you could trade places with any other person for a week, with whom would
it be? Bear Grylls What’s the last book you read/movie you went to see? Mr. Bean’s Guide to France/Green Lantern If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do? Make a sweet house on the sims, then take that house to an architect
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goal of the day from the boundary line to lift Balaklava’s spirits. Travis Zerk repelled plenty of Virginia forward thrusts with solid punching. Zerk was one consistent player, getting a fist in at most contests. It was Virginia’s turn to get the yips in front of the sticks, unable to wrest control of the match back off of Balaklava. Michalanney kicked the third of the term to boost the Peckers and it was then the Rams lost their cool, a scuffle resulting in both Virginia’s Richard Drew and Balaklava’s Jamie Tiller being sent to the sin-bin. But the Peckers had control in a stunning fight back in the third quarter, which proved the turning point in the match. A shot after the threequarter-time siren to Anthony Bascombe missed, rubbing further salt into the Rams’ wounds. Luke Guy gifted the Peckers the pivotal first goal of the final quarter. Alex Leo was unable to return fire for Virginia, missing an important chance. Daniel Tezacker was playing fine footy for the Peckers on a wing, while brother Luke seized on a Virginia error on half back to kick a goal. After returning to the field, Tiller slotted another goal for Balaklava from a 50 metre penalty. Luke Tezacker then kicked his second from two 50 metre penalties, which sealed the win. The Peckers played the better footy overall, the irresistible third term proving the difference in the end.
RESERVES vice captain, Grant Willmer with son Connor, coach Kerry Michalanney and captain Paul McLean with the flag and shield.
DANIEL Tezacker, Balaklava tackles Virginia’s Grant Drew. LEFT: Things get a bit heated between Balakava’s Jamie Tiller and Virginia’s Richard Drew, the scuffle resulting in both players being sent to the bench. Plains Producer, Wednesday September 14, 2011
2011 GRAND FINAL v SENIOR COLTS
SENIOR Colts premiers for 2011, Two Wells.
Young Roosters grab glory
ABOVE: Rooster Blake Catanzariti and Pecker James Speissegger fly for a mark. ABOVE INSET: Brad Calvett, Two Wells tries to spoil a mark by Riley McDonald, Balaklava. BELOW: Luke Godfrey takes a mark for the Roosters, Pecker Josh Butterfield just missing out.
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After a shellacking by Two Wells in the second semi, Balaklava senior colts were out to make amends in this grand final rematch. And so they did for a time – but it was the powerful Two Wells team that won the premiership with another big win. The Roosters finished 69 points clear to claim the 2011 premiership flag and shield. Dylan Wise, who kicked two goals, won the best player trophy. A very scrambly start to the game at Virginia eventually saw the ball head to Balaklava’s forward lines where Luke Williams opened with a goal. Two Wells responded with Hayden Ramsay kicking across the breeze from a slight angle. Balaklava’s Tim Shepherd responded with another goal – and that was the last time Balaklava led for the day. Two Wells came out firing in the second term, with captain Luke Godfrey leading the way with a great run from the middle and kicking their second goal. Balaklava’s Tom Lloyd and Callum Michael rucked well, with Shepherd and Riley McDonald trying to clear the ball from the centre in Balaklava’s direction, but up popped Godfrey again. The Two Wells midfield was relentless in their attacking of the ball, pushing forward at every opportunity.] They hunted the ball in packs which put pressure on the Balaklava
ball winners, causing turnovers. Balaklava’s backline was awash with a sea of red jumpers bearing down on them. Balaklava’s Josh Butterfield and Ryan Harris defended well, and Dylan Pfeiffer’s attack on the ball was exemplary. Two Wells led 5-5 to 2-2 at the main break. Two Wells started the third term well with another early goal, and only managed one more for the term, but the score could have been much worse for Balaklava if Two Wells had kicked accurately. Balaklava defenders Butterfield, Ben Michael, Brayden Harkness and Harris were under pressure and Harris
n Louise Michael’s match review senior colts GRAND FINAL TWO WELLS 13.12 (90) defeated BALAKLAVA 3.3 (21) intercepted the ball after a great run by Shannon Slattery which would’ve been another major for Two Wells. The ball was sent back and Michael Clifford kicked truly for the Peckers. Two Wells attacked again through Mark Wylie, with Best on
Ground Dylan Wise doing great work on the ball. Peckers defender Harris received a knock in a tackle late in the term and was sent off to hospital with concussion. The final term was scrambly in the centre with Two Wells eventually pushing forward
only for a minor score. Balaklava’s Chad Ruiz and McDonald fought hard but Rooster Shannon Slattery stood tall again to take a good mark and goaled. Jason McBride defended well but Godfrey popped up again with a good tap to set up another goal. Shepherd tackled well for Balaklava but Two Wells continued to attack as a team, with good talking and great cohesive teamwork. Theodore Markou went for a run and scored a goal, with Dylan Wise sealing the match with another. Final score Two Wells 13-12 defeated Balaklava 3-3.
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Balaklava 1.5 5.8 10.12 15.15 Virginia 4.1 5.2 7.4 9.4
Goals: Balaklava - G.Dawson 5, B.Catford 4, S.Lamond 1, L.Pearson 1, A.Cocks 1, J.McPharlin 1, R.McPharlin 1, L.Michael 1 Virginia - B.Niklaus 4, C.Howell 2, S.Papanotis 1, A.Johnston 1, J.Denengelse 1 Best - Balaklava - B.Catford, G.Dawson, H.Walker, L.Pearson, J.Henderson, L.Michael Virginia - C.Howell, M.Young, C.James, J.Denengelse, A.Seccafien, A.Johnston
Balaklava 1.1 2.6 7.7 11.9 Virginia 3.2 5.2 5.6 8.8
Goals: Balaklava - K.Michaelanny 2, P.McLean 2, L.Tezacker 2, S.Nankivell 1, M.Wheaton 1, L.Guy 1, J.Tiller 1, O.Hearnden 1 Virginia - R.Starr 2, T.Lioulios 2, A.Leo 1, C.Mylonopoulos 1, J.Platt 1, A.Bascombe 1 Best - Balaklava - D.Tezacker, L.Tezacker, T.Zerk, R.Lamond, L.Michalanney, S.Henderson Virginia - R.Starr, C.Mylonopoulos, J.Platt, T.Karutz, J.Rossi, R.Desmond
Two Wells 1.2 4.5 7.10 13.12 Balaklava 2.1 2.2 3.2 3.3
Goals: Two Wells - A.Pounendis 3, H.Ramsay 2, D.Wise 2, L.Godfrey 2, T.Markou 2, L.Goss 1, S.Slattery 1 Balaklava - L.Williams 1, T.Shepherd 1, M.Clifford 1 Best - Two Wells - S.Slattery, A.Mallett, D.Wise, A.Heron, A.Pounendis, B.Daly Balaklava - R.McDonald, B.Harkness, M.Clifford, J.Butterfield, T.Lloyd, C.Ruiz
Mallala 3.2 4.3 7.8 7.8 Balaklava 0.0 0.3 2.4 2.9
Goals: Mallala - B.Wilson 5, A.Coe 1, R.Thorne 1 Balaklava C.Arbon 1, T.Lamond 1 Best - Mallala - B.Wilson, J.Dunstan, J.Good, L.Sutton, A.Clothier, L.Mathew Balaklava - L.Speissegger, J.Wehr, J.Harkness, C.Arbon, J.Michael, Z.Scholz
2011 GRAND FINAL v JUNior colts
JUNIOR colts premiership glory this year belongs to Mallala, who remained undefeated all season.
Mallala take victory in stellar effort Hot favourites and undefeated minor premiers, Mallala completed a great season of Junior Colts football with an impressive premiership win over Balaklava. Mallala won by 29 points, 7.8 (50) to 2.9 (21). Magpie big man Brad Wilson was awarded the best player trophy. Rightly so, as he booted five of Mallala’s seven goals. Mallala were pumped up to start the junior colts grand final, hoping for an early goal. However, the Balaklava juniors had other ideas and held up the flow from the centre. Balaklava pushed forward many times but the Mallala defenders intercepted and sent the ball back. It was a mad scramble in the centre and even though Balaklava had more of the play initially, Mallala’s cleaner hands and bigger lads broke through and scored the first goal.
n Louise Michael’s match review junior colts GRAND FINAL For Balaklava, Jacob Wehr and Jake Michael attacked the ball well in the centre. Mallala defended well through Jarrad Dunstan and Liam Mathew stopping Balaklava from putting a major on the scoreboard. Mallala pushed forward again with big full forward Brad Wilson starting to get his hands on the ball. He didn’t get any easy touches though as full back Jarrad Kibbler stuck to him like glue. Kibbler was helped in the backlines by Josh Harkness and Lachlan Speissegger. Mallala’s Angus Clothier and the O’Leary boys,
Lachlan and Ben, were good in both attack and defence and often got away from their opponents. The third quarter, known as the premiership quarter, started well for Balaklava with their first goal through Charlie Arbon. Mallala’s captain Josh Watson, with assistance from Ben O’Leary, tried to send the ball to their forward lines but Harkness intercepted the ball, went for a run and bombed the ball long to Dillon Michael, then to young mini Tyson Lamond who slotted the Peckers’ second goal. The Balaklava crowd went wild –
albeit for a short time Mallala, through Kyle Hummell and Adam Coe, sent the ball forward to big Brad, but he only managed a point. Balaklava did well holding Mallala to only minor scores in this quarter. Mallala opened the last term with a goal to Wilson, who was a matchwinner for the Magpies. Speissegger, D Michael and Harkness battled hard in defence but Mallala scored a good goal into the cross breeze at the southern end. Balaklava could only manage minor scores in this term, and when young Magpie Riley Thorne nailed the sealer with a great kick from a tight angle in the pocket, the fat lady sang. A good contest with all players trying hard and playing the game out until the very end – but Mallala certainly proved they were the best team for season 2011.
MALLALA 7.8 (50) defeated BALAKLAVA 2.9 (21)
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DOUG Mayne, Mallala runs with the ball as Balaklava’s Tommy Woodroofe gives chase.
BALAKLAVA’S Henry Lane handballs away before his Mallala opponent can get a tackle on him. Plains Producer, Wednesday September 14, 2011
2011 GRAND FINALS â?– BEST PLAYERS
STARS OF THE DAY THE MEDALLISTS
A GRADE Best on Ground, Glenn Dawson, Balaklava.
RESERVES Best on Ground, Rick Lamond, Balaklava.
SENIOR COLTS Best on Ground, Dylan Wise, Two Wells.
JUNIOR COLTS Best on Ground, Brad Wilson, Mallala.
A3 Best on ground, Abbi Phillips, Hummocks.
A1 Best on ground, Tegan Nottle, Hummocks.
A2 Best on ground, Stacey Gameau, Two Wells.
A5 Best on ground, Katie Marshall, Balaklava.
A4 Best on ground, Clare Haynes, Balaklava.
A6 Best on ground, Sharalyn Pike, Balaklava.
B GRADE Best on ground, Hannah Hoepner, Hummocks.
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C1 Best on ground, Mikaela LaneWatson, Hummocks.
C2 Best on ground, Holly Bates, Two Wells. www.plainsproducer.com.au
SPORT v NEFL
Bound for glory Cats regroup to win grand final berth R egrouping quickly after their surprise second semi final loss to BBH, Blyth-Snowtown ensured a Grand Final rematch with the Rams, after beating the third placed Mintaro-Manoora by a comfortable 38 point margin. In this penultimate game of the year, in a first ever NEFL final at Robertstown Oval, the Cats started well, but its early inaccuracy kept the Eagles in the contest. Blyth-Snowtown squandered opportunities in front of goal, having eight scoring shots but kicking 2.6 in the first quarter to lead by just 11 points at this break. Both team kicked a pair of goals each in the second and third term,
with the Cats advantage inching out 14 points by lemons, but the game was still up for grabs. This was despite minor premiers having the 15 shots at goal to six. Finishing with all four goals of the final term, Brett Ireland’s troops secured the right to participate in the 2011 Grand Final, their fifth appearance in the second decider since 2006 during this stellar era of the club, which amalgamated in the mid 1980s. “We had all the play in the opening term, but didn’t nail our shots for goal,” coach Brett Ireland said. “The precipitation started during the opening term, and it was ‘on and off’ light rain for at
least two quarters of this match. “In the end we had 14 more scoring shots than the Eagles and our goalkicking is an area we’ll need to address going into next week. “I felt we were doing enough for the whole game, but it took to the final quarter to get the job done.” Gareth Ottens produced a tremendous, best on ground effort at centre half back and later in ruck during the second half. Cats half forward Nathan Zweck, centre-man and captain Ryan Darling, utility Shay Clifford and Brad Bell were prime movers in the win. The younger Atkinson brother, Micky, was an important contributor on
his wing. Tyrone Clark was serviceable on the last line of defence, while Kyle Griffen and Craig Robinson gave the Cats run from half back. Aaryn Lloyd had an impact on this wing and when moved forward. Clifford finished his days work with three goals, while Zweck and Atkinson kicked two each. “I thought we played alright for three quarters, considering we were seriously undermanned,” Eagles coach Brad Charnstrom said. “We lost Nathan Forrest at half time with a shoulder problem, and Aaron Bevis, Ryan McDermid, Steve Baraglia, Ben Kerslake and Shawn
Gibson didn’t play. “I was still pretty proud of our group, who showed some real character and had a crack, despite the significant outs. “The final 20 minutes was when the game blew out.” Mintaro-Manoora captain Michael Young was courageous and manful all day for his side across half back Shane Ross was the best big man on the ground playing initially at centre half back and then on the ball, while Aaron Ackland fulfilled a number of roles all over the ground. On-baller Luke McDermid, utility Brad Bryksy and Nathan Scott, who tagged Scott Atkin-
CATS captain, Ryan Darlin in action on Saturday. son out of the game, all were strong performers. Veteran Brad Taylor kicked three of the Eagles five goals playing as a deep forward and half forward Stuart Pike
secured the other two. The Cats weren’t helped by the injury to country championships ruckman Wayne Slattery late in the second quarter last Saturday.
Cats looking for back-to-back flags Amazingly after a perfect and undefeated minor round, after the second semi final loss to Daniel Schell’s BBH Rams, the BlythSnowtown Football Club will go in as slight underdogs for the 2011 Grand Final. “BBH had talked about the defensive pressure and intensity all year, but didn’t produce it in either of the two minor round games against us,” Cats third year coach Brett Ireland said. “But they executed that very well in the second semi final game at Mintaro Oval. “Also I didn’t think we came ready to play finals football. “The dynamics have changed in two week and they have the momentum, and would go in as favourites playing a Grand Final on home turf after towelling us up in the second semi final. “They’ve had an extra week’s rest and to prepare for the clash. “Despite that we know they can be beaten and we have won the last two games at Burra against them.” Ireland has some selection headaches to work through as well. His key forward Jarrod Gillings
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Cats by 5 received a four-to-six week facial injury, and surprisingly didn’t play in the preliminary final. Ireland suggested he will have to prove to him that he is ready to go, but in all likelihood Gillings will play, even if not 100 per cent fit as they endeavour to stretch the Rams’ defence. He also has an issue with his number one ruckman Wayne Slattery, who left the ground and was on crutches after the game. The Cats coach called Slattery a 50/50 chance of playing, but he seemed confident that the big man will front up for the season decider. He also has teenage talent and
Prince Alfred College student Cameron Giles as an option for bring into this clash, as he would add strength and flexibility to the team’s big man options. “Naturally on second semi final day, the Rams had plenty of tall options in attack with Matt Booth, Daniel Schell and Jason Schuppan,” Ireland continued. “They are also likely to bring in Tom Whittlesea from the Eagles underage which further adds to their talls in attack. “I’d expect this to be a close and dour struggle, with not much separating the teams in the end.” If the Cats can reassert their ascendency through the middle of the ground with captain Ryan Darling, both the McCormack siblings, Nick and Simon, along with the backline players like Craig Robinson and Kyle Griffin giving the side the run and carry they have displayed all season, the Blyth-Snowtown can grab the 2011 crown. But what was seen as nearly a foregone conclusion a month ago, will be a big mental and physical ask. In a thrilling decider the Cats to be up by less than a goal.
North eastern football league Scores NEFL results from Preliminary Final Blyth/Snow Min/Man
2.6 4.7 6.9 10.11 (71) 1.1 3.1 5.1 5.3 (33)
Goals: Blyth/Snow - S.Clifford 3, N.Zweck 2, M.Atkinson 2, N.McCormack, R.Darling, A.Hentschke Min/Man - B.Taylor 3, S.Pike 2 Best: Blyth/Snow - G.Ottens, N.Zweck, M.Atkinson, R.Darling, S.Clifford, B.Bell Min/Man - M.Young, S.Ross, L.McDermid, A.Ackland, B.Bryksy, N.Scott
North Clare RSMU
1.2 2.3 4.5 6.7 (43) 0.2 1.7 3.9 8.9 (57)
Goals: North Clare - N.Pearce 2, N.Jones, S.Pink, M.Collins, Redden RSMU - A.Hosking 3, S.Przibilla 2, D.Vater, A.Rowett, J.Schmaal Best: North Clare - Redden, N.Jones, B.Sweetman, D.Smith RSMU - B.Heinrich, A.Hunt, D.Vater, B.Mcinerney, J.Bezzina, P.Browne
North Clare BSR
1.2 3.2 4.6 5.7 (37) 2.4 5.8 6.10 9.13 (67)
Goals: North Clare - S.Garrard 2, J.Brown, K.Dreckow, M.Smith BSR - R.Fitzgerald 4, C.Burgess 2, J.Weckert 2, J.Kurth Best: North Clare - D.Brown, R.Laidlaw, M.Makin, I.Hooker, K.Dreckow, J.Brown BSR - N.Hayes, J.Kurth, B.Kitschke, J.Hayes, J.Weckert, D.Bruce
BSR South Clare
0.2 1.3 4.4 4.4 (28) 2.0 2.1 3.2 3.3 (21)
Goals: BSR - M.Longbottom 2, L.Wilsdon 2 South Clare - K.Ward, Z.Maynard, B.Sandy Best: BSR - L.Hayes, T.Slade, L.Wilsdon, M.Longbottom, A.Morgan, A.Krieg South Clare - J.Wallent, A.Leighton, A.Falconer, D.Mildren, K.Ward, I.Shearer
North Eastern Mail medallist, Zack Hier, of RSMU.
Hier and Hier Twenty-three year old captain of the Riverton-Saddleworth-Marrabel United, Zack Hier is the 2011 North Eastern Mail Medallist after a run-away victory at the count held at Clare Oval facility on Monday night. The young leader was a pre-count favourite after sharing the Barracker media award with Blyth-Snowtown captain Ryan Darling, voted on by the coaches. Noted as a tough but fair competitor, with strong hands and a powerful left foot kick, Hier has been a regular A grade footballer since his mid teens, holding down the centre half back position and playing state country championships football as a 15-year–old. “These accolades are nice, but I’ll be happy to swap this with Ryan (Darling) to be playing this Saturday,” Heir said in his acceptance speech. Hier collected 31 votes to win by five votes from early leader and Cats captain, Ryan Darling on 26. Darling’s midfield team-mate Nick McCormack finished third with 23 votes, a total that would have won many medal counts across the state. Hier arrived in the local district in his early teenage years from the Eyre
REPORT: By Peter Argent Peninsula and also spent four years down at Woodville-West Torrens, being a part of the Eagles 2006 premiership success as an 18-year-old under Ron Fuller and playing 50 league games. For the Blyth-Snowtown side, this is the third time Darling has been runnerup. Co-incidentally, in both 2006 and last year, when he finished second to Sam Schmidt and Brodie Murphy respectively, the Cats went on to enjoy premiership success. In 2009, Darling was the runaway winner and the Cats went down to BBH in the season decider. North Clare’s Barry Sweetman collected Geoff Pink Memorial Trophy as the best and fairest player at B grade level with 18 votes, with BBH’s Justin Webster second on 15 votes, with Cats utility Ben Dohnt one vote behind him in third position. Cats half forward Scott Atkinson was the competitions leading goal kicker at A grade level with 54 goals in the minor round, while Michael Dopson from North collected the same accolade in the seconds.
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AMY Lewis, Cats and opponent Kate Brereton tussle to get to the ball in last weekends preliminary A1 final.
Blyth-Snowtown go into grand final as favourites The dominant team in North PETER Eastern netball for the last three seasons, Blyth-Snowtown are ARGENT’S gunning for its third successive NENA preview A1 flag and a perfect undefeated season. E: email@example.com Strong over all areas of the M: 0411 178 444 court, the Cats will start favourites, but haven’t had it their own way against an experienced Southern peter’s KIss of Death: Saints combination. In the last two thrilling contests Blyth-Snowtown by 3 they got to within two goals in their last minor round contest and came from behind in the second alongside her sister a fellow counsemi-final to win by three goals in a try championships “team of the great contest at the Mintaro courts. carnival” team mate Amy Lewis. “We are really excited about The one-on-one dual between the match on Saturday, we will Zweck and Eudunda-Robertstown be looking to use the versatility star Jess Geister will be among the and strength that having a regular key contests team of nine provides, with support In the centre court the in-form of three A2 players on the day,” Cat Kristie Johnson takes on anthe Cats playing-coach Maggie other former state league netballer Hentschke said Lisa Ah Chee, the Saints playing “Eudunda-Robertstown has coach. proven to be a physical team that After missing the second semi are prepared to work hard for their final, as they were travelling opportunities. overseas, the twins Ashlyn and “We will need to be prepared Annelise Johnson return to add and focused to ensure that we strength and versatility to the Cats produce quality netball.” back court. The first decision Hentschke While this is again expected will need to make is about the to be a tough, skilful and tight structure of the team. encounter between two evenly She will need to decide whether matched sides, Blyth-Snowtown to play herself in the defence circle will go in as slight favourites. with Hayley Zweck, or in attack
PRESTON vice captain, Sophie Wehr, captains Jacob and Alex Wehr, and vice captain Amy Langdon proudly hold onto the shield.
Preston’s glory BALAKLAVA Primary School held their sports day on September 2, with Preston claiming victory finishing on 728 points, ahead of Dalkey 654, Cameron 604.5 and Brightwood 590.5. There were four records broken: Jacob Wehr, 13 year old 800m, 2.29.33 (breaking Joshua Patterson’s 2008 record of 2.39.27); Alex Wehr, 13 year old 800m, 2.52.70 (breaking Theresa Heslop’s 1995 record of 3.09.00); Chloe Lamond, 9 year old 800m, 3.23.00 (breaking Tayla Williams’ 2009 record of 3.32.00); Karl Binka, 9 year old 800m, 3.07.00 (breaking Lachlan Michael’s 2002 record of 3.11.00). ABOVE: Olivia McColl, Lori Allen, Kelsey Wedding and Alyssa Allen support their Dalkey teammates. RIGHT: Kara Binka, Clare Mills, Melody Bennett and Lara Clark. BELOW: Maria Fe Austria in a 100m race.
Blyth Golf Club Mens Championship runner-up, Raymond Lamond, Champion Mark Williams, Div 2 Mens runner-up Darren Paynter.
Blyth Mens champs BLYTH
Mens results September 11 - Don Victor Memorial unveiling, Final Club Championship, Stableford, donation to Heartbeat, sponsored by B Victor - Mens Club Championship division one: M Williams def R Lamond 2/1. Stableford: L Victor 46, T Eime 46, C Walkley 45, D Paynter 42, G Mugge 41, M Videon 41, I Zweck 41, B Spinks 38, J Greet 35, S Helbig 35, M Finn 34, P Agnew 32. NTP: D Paynter. Skins: Jackpot. Ladies results: K Mugge 41, J Zweck 36, H Williams 33, B Victor 30. NTP: J Zweck. Skins: K Mugge. This day raised over $160 for Heartbeat. Men September 18: Stroke, spon-
sored by club. September 25: Club Closing Day/Mixed Ambrose, pooled afternoon tea, sponsored by Raelene Lamond. Ladies results September 7 TriDay including Blyth, Snowtown and Yacka, sponsored by club - Ambrose was played: K Mugge, S Fountain, K Vajda 56 1/3; B Victor, H O’Connell, B Behenna 56 1/2, A Harrison, L Randolph, J Zweck, C Clark 61 1/6. Long Drive- Div 1 J Zweck, Div 2 A Harrison. NTP-B Victor. Raffle- B Victor, C Clark, S Fountain. September 14: Bogey Bisque, sponsored by Club. September 21: Ladies Closing Day, At The Dunes. BYO Prize. Club Closing Day as above.
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Serves ace night tennis grand final Bronze Salver winner L Manning Highercombe, Champion of Champion Leia Jenner Clare, Silver Salver winner Celia Douglas Penfield, C Grade Salver winner Wendy Wilson Kapunda.
Judy Frost, Two Wells - C Grade Nett winner, Julia Hoskin, Balaklava - C Grade Champion r/up, Helen Ackland, Clare - C Grade Back 9 winner.
Balaklava Champion of Champions
NIGHT tennis premiers, Serves, from left: captain Lisa Redpath, Danielle Murphy, Douglas Howard and Jarek Flight, with their trophies and ‘cocklewarmers’ prizes.
After two weeks of wet weather, the skies cleared for a perfect night for the big winter night tennis grand final. Lisa Redpath’s Serves took on Emily Taylor’s Aces with all players out to win. Servers Douglas Howard and Lisa won a first set tiebreaker, with Lisa and Jarek Flight going on to win yet another tie. Lisa’s direct opponent, Nancy Gates was feeling a bit unlucky and was determined not to have another tie in the third, but coming second 6-2 with Emily wasn’t quite what she had in mind. The teacher/student grudge went on with Emily facing Danielle Murphy, who has shown lots of improvement in her first tennis season. Luckily Danielle could claim bragging rights at the end of the night and had a trophy and a pair of cocklewarmers to show her class the next day. Jarek and opponent Richard Goldney played some excellent rallies, with neither player giving any easy points. Young guns Douglas played against fellow Year 12 student Jason McBride all night and had two close ties and a 5-3 so it was a very even battle. But it wasn’t the Aces night, losing three ties and two 5-3s, so the Serves were premiers 6-31 to 0-20. Well done. The middle match saw third placed Jarrad Thiele’s Lobs play the fill-in team, Pauline Hill’s Backhanders. This was also an excellent match and thank you to the fill-ins, Pauline, Darren Scholz, Tina Taylor and Kevyna Gardner for making up quite a formidable team. But they weren’t quite good enough, with the Lobs winning 5-29 to 1-21. Well done to Pauline and Tina who won their set over Jarrad and
Peter Rohrlach, but like the Aces, lost other close ones, including two ties and two 5-3s. Scholzy faced the serious Steve Lawrie and once Scholzy got his eye in, went on to have two ties. Lobs sneaky star Alice Parsons played some excellent rallies against opponent Kevyna with both ladies placing some winners well. Tina had her first hit of the winter and had a consistent hit against Peter, as did Jarrad and Pauline. The hotly contested match for the prized wooden spoons saw an identical score to the above match, with Scott McDonald’s Vollies winning 5-29 to 1-21 thus the spoons went to Di Taylor’s Smashes, who were thrilled with their win. This match had two ties and three 5-3s, so this was a closer encounter than the final score indicates. Well done to Di and Jordan Taylor who won the Smashes only set over Sam Vankleef, who was out trying to impress his girlfriend with his tennis prowess, and Dave Northcott, who was just trying to impress. There were lots of screams and plenty of laughs coming from Vollies Aynara Lawless and Smashes Ash Flynn, with both girls playing their first tennis season and having lots of hits and misses, but still having fun. The hitting captain Scott had three very tight sets against Craig Sutton, two ties and a 5-3 showing how even these two were. There was some very entertaining sets played in the finals and during the season, so well done everyone. Thanks to Scott McDonald for organising the players each week. Summer night tennis cranks up in Term 4 so if you’re interested in playing, please contact Louise Michael 85286275 or Tania Allen 88622212 by Sept 9.
Building a foundation for junior cricketers WITH an aim to build a strong foundation for its future, Mallala Cricket Club is keen to mentor its junior cricketers into the club’s first season in the Barossa and Light Cricket Association. The club will also enter an under 12 side for the first time. Mallala were accepted into the Barossa and Light Cricket Association last month after the Lower Gilbert Cricket Association folded. “We will be entering under 12 modified, under 16 and A4 senior teams,” club president Kelly Curnow said. “The club is looking for interested players for both junior sides.”
The under 12 modified competition has rules in place to ensure everyone gets a go. “We welcome all skill levels, boys and girls, even those who have never played a game of cricket,” Mr Curnow said. The season for under 16s starts October 15 and under 12s from October 22. Training for under 12s will be Wednesday nights from 5 to 6pm, with under 16s on Thursday nights from 5 to 6pm. All junior training will begin October 14 and 15. For all enquiries contact Kelly Curnow A/H 8527 2173, 0422423366.
U/12 modified & U/16 for Mallala Cricket Club For more information contact Kelly A/hours 8527 2173 or 0422 423 366 28 www.plainsproducer.com.au
Balaklava Golf Club hosted the Mid North District Champion of Champions event on September 2, along with the Silver, Bronze and C Grade Salvers. Club Champion from each club competed in a stroke round over 27 holes, with Leia Jenner of Clare winning with a score of 121. Runner-up was Celia Douglas of Penfield with 129. Well done ladies.
Highercombe with gross 92. R/up was Gaynor Ludlow, Mount Pleasant gross 94 on a countback from Louise Michael. Bronze nett winner was Judy Frost from Two Wells with 66 and r/up Lucy Bashford from Kapunda nett 68. The C Grade salver ladies 34-45 handicappers, played an 18 hole stableford competition with Wendy Wilson
The Champions were also contesting the Silver Salver for the 18 hole competition, along with handicappers from 0-23. Winner was Celia with gross 82, with Leia r/up gross 84. Nett winner was M Button from Highercombe on nett 69, on a countback from Deane Watkins, Mount Pleasant. In a field of 24-33 handicappers, the Bronze Salver winner was L Manning from
Golf BALAKLAVA LADIES
A stableford competition saw thirteen players hit the fairways in the penultimate round of the winter season. A grade winner was Louise Michael 39 points, followed by Maurine Kemp 37, Patrica Anderson 35, Moya Hayes 34, Cathy Redpath and Merv Hameister both 33 and Joan Anderson 27. B grade winner was Denby Wandel 43, with Julia Hoskin 38 and Josie Thompson 37 next in line. C grade was equally depleted with Tania Allen 38, claiming honours ahead of Sue Freidrichs 35 and Fay Williams 34. NTP A grade: M Kemp; C grade: Fay Williams. Birdies: Maurine 7, Patricia 8, Louise 3. Producer Points: Denby Wandel 5, Louise Michael 4, Tania Allen 3, Julia Hoskin 2, Josie Thompson 1. Next week: Stroke and play off for Club Medal. Starters: M Kemp, J Taylor Ladies:AGM at the clubhouse - 10am September 22. Please make an effort to attend -your input is important.
Nineteen players, choosing to ignore the magnetic attraction of both Royal Show and local footy final fantasies, headed out for our Stableford stoush last Saturday, but 18 of them, expecting to knock Doug Taylor (38 points) off his his recently erected perch, received instead a quick slap in the chops with the wet mullet of reality, because young Doogle dominated yet again. Mighty Merv. Hameister was a tad miffed, being beaten on a count back, while Dennis Goudie proved the potential of playing a straight bat, claiming third place with 37 points. This stunning result had an immediate and substantially sudoriferous effect among the overlyambitious remainder, namely W. Lokan (36), P Thompson (35), G Anderson (34), D Trickett (34), G Leo (34), G McKenzie (33), A Henstridge (32), D Addison (30), W Goudie (30), W Nagle (29), R Hahn (29) and D Rodgers (28). Unfortunately, three other players were listed as “drowned”, such was the power of precipitation on the day. Thus we lost Jimmie Breuer, Moya Hayes and Patricia Anderson from the fray, all to steaming, hour-long Radox baths. Tall, of sculptured physique and widely acknowledged as a truly gifted golfer, Austin Henstridge smote the sole Birdie of the day, a magnificent achievement on the 15th, which is now the subject of a book, tele-movie and most likely a film, complete with action figures and a new breakfast cereal. He’s also so modest! Of surely lesser, but nonetheless quite worthy acclaim were Nearest The Pins, held by Doug Taylor at the 3rd., Digby Addison (8th), Greg Anderson (10th) and our glorious President Willum’ Lokan, who calmly creamed ‘em on both the 13th and 15th. This weekend, yet another Stableford round, directed by starters Mark Loy and Dave Rodgers will be conducted, with local Tibetan throat-singing sensation Digby Addison hamming it up behind the 19th. Please don’t forget to commit to our Open Day, on Sunday October 2nd, by writing your name on the list in the Captain’s office - we’ll know if you don’t!
Balaklava Mid week
A group of 10 took to the fairways on September 7, with Dennis Goudie winning the day with 53 points, Merv
Hameister 51 CB, Yvonne Leo 51, Dene Newton 48, Austin Henstridge 47, Joan Anderson 46 CB, Bill Goudie 46, Doug Taylor 45, Brian Stewart 44, Moya Hayes 39. Birdies: Dennis Goudie hole 8, Austin Henstridge hole 13. NTP: JoanAnderson hole 3, Dennis Goudie hole 8.
Frequent tournament winner George Dahlitz must have thought he may have won another one carding a credible 45 points in Thursday’s stableford competition, only to find he had been beaten on a count back by Doug Cooper, who also played a great game with the “hand brake off” finishing with 45. Third place went to Bob Charman who has now more time to work on his golf with 44 on a countback from Bob Hillier and Errol Branson 44. Other scores: Gary Woods 42, Noel Stringer, Ron Smith 41, Max Grasby, Ross Hienze, Rex Mortimer 40, Cliff Applebee, Dave Russell 39, Dennis Nation 38, Brian Cooper 37, Ian Rohde, Colin Doudle, Kieth Kluske, Bob Ahola 36, and the rest never played to their handicaps. Birdies Adam Mitchell 1st & 9th, John Bell 1st & 9th, Gary Woods 7th & 12th, Ian Darwin 9th, Ron Smith 17th, Errol Branson 3rd, Dave Russell 14th, Bob Charman 4th. NTPs: Ian Rohde14th, Ian Darwin 9th. Again the retired Bob Charman has showed us if you practice and play more golf you will eventually reap the rewards scoring a net 63 in Saturday’s stroke competition to win the day from Vince Zito 64, Wim Van Pelt & Ross Hienze 65. A GRADE: Vince Zito 64, Wim Van Pelt 65, Barry Zerna 68, John Bell 71. B GRADE: George Dahlitz 68, Ron Smith 69, Bob Hinderwell 70. C GRADE: Bob Charman 63, Ross Hienze 65, Max Grasby 67, Wally Jackson 70. Birdies: Vince zito 7th. NTPs: Adam Mitchell 4th, Vince Zito 7th, Anton Noack 12th.
Results from September 10, Stroke.A Grade; J Connell 81/64, A Leaver 84/65, M Day 74/66. B Grade; D Lowry 87/62, B Murray 91/63, S Saunders 87/64. A grade long drive: M Day. B grade long drive: D Lowry. Least Putt: M Day (24). Semi final club championships. B Grade: P Buckley def J Pengilly 3/2, M Norman def G Davis 4/3. C Grade: B Murray def F Gorey (forfeit), D Lowery def S Saunders 4/2. Finals to be played next week. A Grade: D Hannaford v M Day. B Grade: M Norman v P Buckley. C Grade: B Murray v D Lowry.
Results from September 10, Par competition. Sponsor: Virginia Meats (Ray Prior). Twenty players. Constant weather changes did not deter the Grigg family from dominating the day, which was the 4th round (Par) of the Captains Trophy. Simon won A Grade, NTPs on 1st and 6th, and birdie on 18, Stuart came second and also won the Captains Trophy, Russell came third in B Grade and had long drive and Elaine won the Ladies comp. Mark Hansford, Leon Zbierski and Hans Linford were also worthy of mention for excellent rounds. Next week sees the Handicap Match Play Final between Robert Hogg and Les Grafton, where Les has to give Robert six strokes. It will be an interesting match between these two silver-haired warriors, and crowd control has been requested by both combatants to keep the fans back.
from Kapunda winning with 45 points from Balaklava’s Julia Hoskin on 43 points. These two ladies played together and their other playing partner, Helen Ackland from Clare had total 41 points, and with 21 points on her back 9, took out the Back 9 hole prize. Front 9 winner was Peggy Gebhardt from Burra with total 40 points, having a massive 29 on her front 9.
They actually played together today in a “friendly” match play against John Ball and Russell Grigg and won 7 and 6. Coming Events at TWGC : Russell Grigg Invitational on Sunday 18th September 9:30am stableford event – TWGC members invited. Night Golf Ambrose on Friday 23rd September at 6:30pm, Hamley Bridge challenge at Hamley on 15th October. A reminder that all Two Wells scores can be seen on the website: http://www. twowellsgolfclub.com.au/ Results A Grade: +4 Simon Grigg, Stuart Grigg, M Hansford, +1 L Grafton, R Hogg, -1 A Bail, -2 S Abbott, J Ball, -3 G Payne. B Grade: +3 H Linford, +1 P Shields, sq R Grigg, A Baker, -3 S Kelly. C: Grade: +4 L Zbierski, +1 I Telfer, sq B Barns Ladies: +2 E Grigg, -2 L Cannizzaro. Long Drives: A: J Ball B: R Grigg C: - Ladies: L Cannizzaro NTP’s :) 1) Simon Grigg, 2) J.Ball, 6) Simon Grigg, 11) P Shields, 12) -, 15) L Grafton. Pro’s Approach: Mark Hansford NAGA: Stephen Kelly. Captains Trophy: Stuart Grigg. NEXT WEEK: STableford – Russell Grigg Handicapper TWGC.
Two Wells Ladies
The winner of the third round of the Stableford Trophy and the fourth round of the Aileen Oliver Medley was Leanne Cannizzaro with 43 pts, r/up Kathy Stubing with 40 pts. Long drive winner was Kathy Stubing on hole 13. Leanne Cannizzaro, Tine Perry and Elaine Grigg all landed on the black hole 15.
Hockey clare & district
Under 14 Clare Springstown 1 defeated Balaklava 0 (1st period of extra time ) Goal: James Forrest. Best: Cl/Spr - Etabez Donato, Josh Megson, James Forrest; Bal - Timothy Goldney, Riley Chapman, Micah Hamann. Under 17 Clare Donnybrook 2 defeated Clare Springstown 0 Goals: Ellen Canna, William Pearson. Best: Cl/Don - Josh Tilbrook, Fletcher Thomas, Josh Nourse; Cl/Spr - Jace Hooper, Matt Forrest, Tom Forrest Women Balaklava 2 defeated Clare Sevenhill 1 Goals: Bal - Tanya Heslop 2; Cl/Sev - Brooke Stockman. Best: Bal - Amber Greenshields, Marni Greenshields, Tamara Gates; Cl/Sev - Liz Sherrah, Emily Elkhoury, Brooke Stockman Men Clare Springstown 2 drew with Balaklava 2 ( Extra time ) Goals: Cl/Spr - Tom Forrest, Darren Sweet; Bal - Peter Shephard 2. Best: Cl/Spr - Derek Upton, Luke Burge, Matt Forrest; Bal - Peter Shephard, Raf Battistessa, Samuel Tiller • Due to Clare-Springstowns higher place on the premiership table, they advance to the grand final. Grand final will be played this Saturday at Balaklava. Under 14 - 9.30am Clare Donnybrook v Clare Springstown Under 17 - 11.00am Burra v Clare Donnybrook Women - 1.30pm Clare Springstown v Balaklava Men - 3.15pm Riverton v Clare Springstown
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Washing Machine, 2nd hand, $60. Phone 0430 720 207.
Vr Commodore S Pack, V6, reg XFM 886, registered until April 2012, FE2 suspension, automatic, cruise, tint, a/c, alloys, well presented - interior like new, very tidy car, local since new, $2,700 o.n.o. Mobile 0428 128 919.
Owen Arms Hotel. Due to the Relay for Life Quiz Night Dinner, our dining room is booked out on Saturday September 17. Sorry for any inconvenience. Cathy and Ian Gregory.
Wanted to Buy
VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634.
McCracken - Dorothy (nee Braunack).
Passed away peacefully at the Balaklava Hospital on September 7, 2011. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Sidney. Loved and cherished daughter of Fred and Dorothea (both deceased). Loved and loving sister of Leila, Audene and their families. Special friend of Dick. In God’s care.
Dorothy’s Funeral Service will be conducted entirely in St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Balaklava on Friday September 16 at 11am. Pastor Jim Bryan kindly officiating. DURDIN FUNERALS Accredited Member AFDA Balaklava SA 8862 2101
WALTERS - MAY. Amy, elder daughter of Brenda Walters of Hawthorndene and the late Tony Walters, and Nick, elder son of Malcolm and Jo May, of Balaklava, are very happy to announce their engagement, in Lucerne, Switzerland, on August 21, 2011.
TILLER Christopher Scott (Snowy). 10/02/1972 – 20/09/2008. Three years ago we lost the most special man in our lives. It’s so hard to put emotions into words. We love you sooo much and miss you sooo much every single day and night. My love, my life, it is so hard to go on each day without you. Your gorgeous little girls miss you so terribly and ask about daddy all the time. I still don’t understand why you had to leave us & I probably never will. Oh what we would give just to see you one more time. Love you forever & miss you always Your three girls, Sash, Nic & Lil xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Tiller - Christopher Scott. 10/02/72 to 20/09/08. Remembering you is easy Chris, we do it everyday. It’s just the pain of losing you that never goes away. Loved with a love beyond all telling, missed with a grief beyond all tears, by Maurice and Joy, Shane, Mandy, Mikaela and Josh, Matt, Dot, Tay and Harry, Jamie, Abbie, Jack and Macy. Love to Sascha, Nicola & Lily. TILLER – Chris (Snowy). 10/02/72 to 20/09/08. Our memories of you we cherish. You would be so proud of your precious little girls, Nic and Lil. Our thoughts are always with Sascha, Nicola & Lily. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Jenny, Kirsty, Ashleigh, Tayla & Dylan, Tammy, Sam, Barbara & Lyall.
Berry - David. Heartfelt thanks for all the kind wishes, support and sympathy on the passing of David. Many thanks from Joan, Michelle, Gabrielle, Christopher, Callum, Joshua and Ashleigh.
Mallala Bowling Club committee would like to thank all who supported our winter bowls again this season, our friends from Penfield, Lenswood, Gawler and surrounding districts. We wish you all good bowling this season. Thanking you Shirley Sanders, Allan Healps and Ken Roberts.
Working Bee Monday September 19 from 8.30am
Hope to see you there
Market Day Saturday September 17 9am - 1pm
• Stall holders $10
Cafe & Market
12 Burra Street, Port Wakefield
For bookings Lyn 0417 863 701
Youth United begins again
Thursday SEPTember 15, 29
Clare & Districts Hockey Association
Thursday September 29 at The Watervale Hotel • From 8pm • All welcome
at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall (Edith Terrace, Balaklava)
•5.30 pm - 7 pm fortnightly • Small groups • Worship time Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches
Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143
Balaklava Netball Club
Monday September 26 7pm at Balaklava Sports Club
Apologies/ Inquiries to: Sam Tiller 0409 096 434
Any queries contact Adrian Nourse 0417 847 971
Balaklava Golf Club
& Presentation Night
Tuesday September 27 7.30pm at Golf Club
Invitation to attend the NRM Board meeting Members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board on: Monday 26 September 2011 12.00 noon Lunch 1.00 pm Board meeting at the Northern and Yorke NRM Board offices 41 - 49 Eyre Road, Crystal Brook For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday September 22 10am at Golf Club
All members urged to attend
Hummocks Netball Club
Monday September 19 7pm at Port Wakefield Club Rooms
• All players & club members encouraged to attend
Roseworthy Railway Club inc
Let us take you for a ride Sunday September 18
Roseworthy Campus Mudla Wirra Rd (Wasleys Rd) Cove footwea red rm be worn ust on train
3 Drinks 3 Ice Cream 3 Cooked BBQ 3 Trains running from12.30pm to 4.30pm
Birthday party & Special Events are welcome, contact Bob 8264 0449 anytime
Apologies to Bonnie Nicholls 0429 662 273
Balaklava Football & Netball Club
Senior Presentation Dinner Friday September 16 at Balaklava Sports Club • From 6pm • 3 course dinner • Tickets $25 available from Mark Heaslip & Terissa Smart Mark Heaslip 0427 444 284 Terissa Smart 0438 373 115
RELAY FOR LIFE
Quiz night Saturday September 17 Commencing at 6.30pm at Owen Arms hotel
• 3 Course meal & quiz night • $30 per head • Tables of up to 10 people
• Bus available from Balaklava and pick up points on the way
All Welc om
Bookings to Owen Arms Hotel 8528 6008 or Brooke Wood 0407 617 690 www.plainsproducer.com.au
CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on September 20, 2011. Welcome to all men and women for fellowship.
Due to a change of circumstance J.F. & R.R Hahesy Mechanical has closed. John and Rosabelle would like to thank those who have supported our business over the past 20 years.
SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.
DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE Test and evaluation activities involving static firings and/or firings of naval and artillery weapons are conducted at the Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield throughout the year. The Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield is a vital Defence test and evaluation capability that has supported Defence since 1929. These firings may require specific tidal or weather conditions, and are critical for the safety of current and new Defence capabilities. Members of the public may notice noise, vibration, flashes and/or smoke during the testing. There is no risk to the public outside of the gazetted Defence Practice Areas. For reasons of public safety, there is a permanent exclusion zone covering land, sea and air around the Port Wakefield Establishment. Specific details on the Port Wakefield Prohibited Area can be obtained from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No GN 26, 4 July 1990, and is shown on the diagram below. Trespassing in this Area is strictly prohibited and very dangerous due to the presence of unexploded bombs. Any person found within the Prohibited Area or on Defence land will be subject to prosecution. Specific test and evaluation activities may also require restricting public access to the Port Wakefield Defence Practice Areas over specific periods with these areas articulated in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 40, 7 October 2007, and also identified on the diagram below. This may affect access to the Gulf of St Vincent at Port Wakefield and Port Parham. If any member of the public has inquiries in relation to these activities please contact Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Range Control, on (08) 8867 0270 between 8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays or the Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Security Office, on (08) 8867 0299 outside these hours.
RESTORE SIGHT FOR JUST $25
PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: email@example.com FAX: 8862 1997
Casual Piggery Position Vacant Casual piggery employee wanted for 1 - 2 days a week within our Grow out site near Blyth. Some week-end work required. Would suit a semi retired person.
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To register your interest please phone 0428 815 987 between 7.30am and 4pm
Phone Roger: 0428 419 133
Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone
Paskeville Football Club (Yorke Peninsula Football League) Invites applications for
A Grade Coach Season 2012
Written applications to: The Secretary Box 17 Paskeville, SA 5552 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvest Ready Small Engine Repairs Fully Equipped Mobile Workshop
Enquiries: 0428 377 055 Closing Date: October 14, 2011
We need to perform 12,000 operations each month
7 Days Service!
Servicing All… • Chainsaws • Brushcutters • Ride-ons • Lawnmowers • Motorcycles • Water Pumps • Generators and much more…
Donate now to help us continue Fred’s work.
Call Jason on 0408 599 923 Email: email@example.com
DONATE NOW 1800 352 352
Lic BLD 124394
BALAKLAVA RIVERTON HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL INC
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ELECTION OF RESIDENT MEMBERS
In accordance with the Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Council Constitution, three vacancies for membership will become available at the date of the Annual General Meeting. Nominations are hereby called for these vacancies, which will be for a three year period. Nomination forms are available from Linda Carter (8842 6500) with nominations closing Wednesday October 5, 2011. If more nominations than vacancies are received, an election will be necessary and will occur at the Annual General Meeting, Thursday October 27, 2011 at 6.30pm at Riverton Hospital. All members of the public are invited and welcome to attend.
Balco is one of Australia's leading processors and exporters of high grade oaten hay, with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market.
Carpentry & General Repairs
Balco is preparing for a bumper hay season. Starting in early October 2011 we have several vacancies for “Harvest Casuals” to assist with the collection of hay samples throughout the Mid North & Yorke Peninsula regions of South Australia. Whilst comprehensive training will be provided experience or knowledge of the hay industry/mixed farming practices will be an advantage. As the harvest waits for no one you can expect to work extended hours each day (weekends included) for which penalty and overtime rates apply. You’ll need a current drivers’ license and be able to provide your own comprehensively insured, Diesel 4WD vehicle. We pay a generous mileage allowance and will assist with any insurance upgrade to cover business use. For more information please contact Michael Tonkin at Balco on 8862 0075. Applications close September 21, 2011
3 Decks 3 Pergolas 3 Door Fittings 3 Sheds 3 Fencing 3 Verandahs 3 General Repairs Call Bob Oliver on
0458 284 358
PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ... ✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying
Health Comm. Lic. No. 12
FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES
Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195
Gary Stewart Returning Officer Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Council Inc
>By Lisa Redpath
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Trades & Services Directory
Proud supporters of Mid North Relay for Life
3Balaklava 3Mallala 3Two Wells
• Quality Marble & Granite Monuments • Additional Inscriptions • Renovations Equal to New • Kitchen & Vanity Benchtops • Factory Direct Prices • Country & Metropolitan
or 0419 842 228
Pearl Dental SA Denture Clinic
Located at Gawler Female Prosthetist
Ph: 8523 4877
or Mob: 0412 211 236
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Service & installation: • Hot Water Systems (inc Solar) • Blocked drains • Drainage • Water filters • Septic tanks • Rainwater tanks / pumps
Public Notice - Section 7
The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.
BALAKLAVA - NEW
• c1870’s stone cottage that has been ideally renovated. • 3 bedrooms + study area • Country style kitchen/dining • Fruit trees, shaded area, garage & garden shed.
Ring now for an appointment
Craftsman built memorials
• Modern 3 bdrm home with formal lounge • Open plan living with modern kitchen & WI Pantry • BBQ area under rear verandah & well kept gardens • Beautifully maintained & decorated
For all your Denture needs: • New Acrylic or Chrome Dentures (Full or Partials) • Repairs or Relines • Mouthguards • Deal direct with the Dental Laboratory and SAVE!!!
Sale enquiries: Kellie-Lee Cook & David Cook Ph: 8862 2047 Fax: 8862 1014 Lot 94 Dunns Road, Balaklava
• 6% Investment Return • 3 bdrm home with BIR in the master. • Renovated bathroom and open plan kitchen/dine & lounge. • Landscaped yard with single garage, carport and rainwater.
Factory / Sales
PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: email@example.com FAX: 8862 1997
• Rare opportunity to purchase a quality executive home on 2 lge allotments. • 3 bed, 2 bath with large living areas • 3 car carport UMR with rear verandah. • Manicured front & rear yards with standard roses, scrubs and lush lawn. • 40’x60’ shed with concrete floor & 3 phase power.
BALAKLAVA - NEW
• 1,053m2 residential allotment • Huge 80’x30’ shed with concrete floor • Power & water connected • Established fruit trees • What could you do with a shed like this?
• 3 bdrm home is situated on a good sized block • Mature gardens & surrounded by farming land • Sep formal lounge area, tiled wet areas & storage • ideal for the first home buyer, investor or retiree. • 3 bedroom home set on over 3 acres • Fully functional kitchen/dine, lounge & computer room/sunroom • Large undercover entertaining areas • Dble gge, chook run, dog run and two horse corrals suitable for ponies. • Neat home on corner allotments • Open plan living with 2 bedrooms • Established garden beds • Carport & storage shed
RLA : 230661
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Contact us today to arrange an inspection. Your property may suit them. BALAKLAVA Only $219,000 2 Virgo Terrace
18 Ralli Street
• 3 Bedrooms • 2 garden sheds • 1012m2 block • Property leased to a • Semi modern reliable tenant kitchen • Affordable • Built- in in bedrooms investment
Character & Location
This character stone home is not only located close to all services especially the schools but overlooks a lovely park providing a unique opportunity for a family. The home consists of 3 bedrooms with a large lounge and a semi modern kitchen with an island bench and more than enough cupboard and bench space. 2 of the bedrooms have built in robes and also ceiling fans. The lounge has the luxury of s/c heating as well as ref. a/c and a ducted evaporative a/c and given in as well is a large tv unit. The house is also insulated and is presented in such a good condition that you could move in immediately with nothing to do. Other features include a full length carport, separate car garage, workshop, established gardens on semi automatic watering systems and has the convenience of a direct rear access from the back street. Don’t be fooled by the frontage as this home is a lot bigger than it looks.
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12 Baker Street
Balaklava Red $289,900
30 Roberts Ave
Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2
Ideal family home with 4 bedrooms & 2 living areas
• Spacious lounge • 2 Reverse Cycle • Gallery style kitchen Air Conditioners • Semi enclosed • Large shed pergola & carport
17 Roberts Avenue
• 9 lots remaining • Wide frontages • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Price range $68,950 to $92,950
rental properties Available
• Lochiel farmlet, large stone home, 4 bedrooms $200/week Great location and ready to go
• 4 Bedrooms • Stone Home • Quiet location • Large Kitchen • Large Lounge
• Recently retiled bathroom & laundry • Ducted A/C • Recently painted inside
• Formal lounge room • 3 carpeted bedrooms • Outdoor • Centrally position entertainment area 3 way bathroom • Open plan • Main bedroom with WIR & ensuite kitchen & dining access
• 42 Edward Street, Port Wakefield, 5 bedrooms, 2 lounge, new kitchen and new bathroom $250 per week
Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280 www.butterfieldagencies.com.au
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A1 PREMIERS, Hummocks â€“ Back, from left: playing coach Samantha Nicholls, Beth Germein, Melissa Moulds, Erin Brundell. Front: Bonnie Nicholls, Tegan Nottle and Lisa Powell. LEFT: Eaglettes Erin Brundell and Tegan Nottle celebrate directly after their win on Saturday. PICTURES: Lisa Redpath
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