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Mayors of two municipalities use pedal power to spread the virtues of riding to work as part of healthy transport drive ■ PAGE 3
inside SINKING FEELING Blow to multimillion-dollar Broadmeadows leisure centre redevelopment as key contractor hits financial difficulties ■ PAGE 3
SPORT We cover the full details about Sporting Whittlesea’s battle for survival in the FFV state league promotion-relegation play-off ■ PAGE 26
TRANSPORT FAILINGS Whittlesea council and lobbyists join forces in their push for urgent action to build rail links in their suburbs ■ PAGE 5
South Morang artist John Duggan has a wealth of knowledge about his indigenous heritage and he honours his ancestors through his art. His passion and dedication for his ancestry have put him in the running to win one of the state’s top art awards with his installation piece, Tools of the Trade: Hunter. “It’s important to maintain tradition,” he says. “I would hate to think that we would lose the techniques and knowledge that people have been practising for over 50,000 years.” ■ INSIDE STORY, PAGE 13
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Pedal power: Hume mayor Geoff Porter (left) and Whittlesea counterpart Rex Griffin train for the Mayors on Bikes challenge. (MICHAEL COPP)
Lead by example. This simple health message has put the mayors of Whittlesea and Hume on their bikes ready for next Wednesday’s national Ride2Work day. As part of its healthy travel drive, Whittlesea will also host this year’s Mayors on Bikes event, a challenge that has so far inspired 24 riders from neighbouring councils and from as far afield as Ballarat. Whittlesea mayor Rex Griffin said the ride would be a chance to showcase the work his council had already done to put pedal power in the driver’s seat of integrated transport. “Council needs to ensure our growing communities have access to the things most other communities in Melbourne’s inner suburbs take for granted,” he said. Experts say more than half of Australians don’t get enough physical activity to maintain their health. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity for adults on most days (up to 60 minutes for children) to stay healthy. \ HELEN GRIMAUX
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The $13.23 million redevelopment of Broadmeadows Leisure Centre has hit a hurdle with its key builder in financial strife. Melbourne-based Walton Construction Pty Ltd was placed in administration last Thursday after suffering heavy losses in its building operations. Lawler Draper Dillon has been appointed administrator. Walton was in charge of the construction of a 50-metre indoor pool and a new main entrance to the leisure centre from Tanderrum Way. Hume chief executive Domenic Isola last week confirmed the council was aware the company was having financial problems. “In the past few days we understand they have had some financial difficulties and were having some problems with paying their
Mr Isola said it was disappointing to hear tradespeople,’’ Mr Isola said. “They had a that some tradespeople had not been paid. few little things to complete before they had He added that it would be the role of the finished their part of the project.” administrator to look after them. Mr Isola said the council would consider The works began in August last year. finishing the project itself. “We are holding In addition to the new pool and some bank guarantees and some entrance, the redevelopment includes retention money, which will be “we are a new crèche, an upgrade of the used to finish the project. “We’re ground floor and amenities area, lucky that the project is 95 per cent lucky the completed; it’s in the final stages.” project is 95% refurbishment of the change rooms, improved disabled access and a new Mr Isola said council completed’’ car park. The Victorian government representatives would meet the contributed $3.5 million to the project. administrator soon to ensure the Broadmeadows Progress Association project is not delayed. The council still secretary John Rutherford said he was expects the redevelopment to be finished in shocked to hear of Walton’s problems. “I December. was at the gym [at the centre] this morning “There are a few things we will need to look [Friday] and I didn’t hear a thing about it. at and there will be a fair bit of work with the From the community’s administrator to say this is where we are with point of view, we hope it’s worked out as things,” he said. B B ET LO ETT TER CA ER S LL PR HE Y IC DS BU E IL S T
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The state government has recognised the need for early childhood intervention support in Melbourne’s growth corridors, with a bulk of new places dedicated for the north and north-western suburbs. Visiting the Education Program for Infants and Children (EPIC) in Bundoora last week, children and Early Childhood Development Minister Wendy Lovell announced the delivery of 500 new early intervention places across 20 community organisations. Early childhood intervention services provide families of children with disabilities or developmental-delays support in the pre-school years. Carers in early childhood intervention
work in homes and kindergartens to ensure children develop learning skills. The latest announcement follows 500 places allocated in March. There will be 132 places allocated to providers that service fringe suburbs in Melbourne’s north and north-west. EPIC will get 20 of them. EPIC chief executive Nicole Mahar said the boost would be a great help to families in Whittlesea, Darebin and Banyule. Ms Lovell said early childhood intervention built the capacity of parents and family members to respond to children’s needs. Lauren Matthews, executive officer of Early Childhood Intervention Australia’s Victorian chapter, said there was a constant demand on early childhood intervention services.
She said the Victorian model was a “key influencer” in the development of intervention services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. “Victorian early childhood intervention policy and the service providers who implement it are seen as the national leaders of best practice,” she said. Colleen Argent’s four-year-old daughter, Ella, has used the EPIC early childhood intervention services for almost two years, after a year on the waiting list. Ms Argent, of Epping, said it was important the services be local. “It needs to be convenient,” she said. “Ella’s carer is only a short drive from her kindergarten and our home.” \ BRIDGET FITZGERALD
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writing workshop The Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition is running a six-week workshop starting this Thursday. Titled ‘Positive voices: write to know yourself’, the workshop is for women aged 18-plus who want to use reflective and expressive writing to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing. Workshops will be held from 6-7.30pm at Craigieburn library on October 10, 17, 24 and 31 and November 7 and 14. Details: Safa Almarhoun on 9654 1243, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org \ circus ball Also on Thursday, at 7pm, La Trobe University’s public health students association and Eastern Health will host a circus-themed charity ball to raise funds for a patient well-being program. Tickets are $85 and can be bought online at phsa.iwannaticket.com.au or email email@example.com. \ craigieburn opening Craigieburn’s new town centre will open a month ahead of schedule, on October 31. Centre manager Philippa Holmes said while the grand opening party was still on schedule for the original date next month, the new 50,000-squaremetre shopping centre would roll out a range of activities and family fun when trade starts, with many shops offering opening-month giveaways pending a big three-day bonanza from November 29 until December 1. Details: www.facebook.com/ craigieburncentral \
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Racing season brings Melbourne foodies and fashionistas trackside, but for those on the other side of the tracks such luxury is rare. Community food program SecondBite wants Melbourne punters to give a sporting chance to neighbours struggling to put food on their plates, with the group chosen as this year’s charity partner by the Victoria Racing Club for its 153rd Melbourne Cup Carnival. The money from the sale of the 2013 Pin & Win commemorative pins, including a diamonte version, will go towards the program’s target of raising $250,000 to deliver an extra 625,000 healthy meals to people who would otherwise go hungry. SecondBite started in 2005 in Kensington with volunteers distributing food products that were otherwise going to be dumped. Mickleham volunteer Lisa Ali can usually be found at Preston market at 3pm on any given Saturday. That’s the closing and clean-up time for marketeers and prime time for SecondBite to move in and help sort leftovers. Ms Ali will be among a squad
Helping hand: Lisa Ali with Alex Zahariou and Aurora Binci. (HELEN GRIMAUX)
of SecondBite volunteers selling pins on Melbourne Cup Day. She met Coles Broadmeadows supermarket manager Alex Zahariou and produce manager Aurora Binci last week to kickstart the Pin & Win campaign. “It’s amazing how many good people there are,” Ms Ali said.
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wellbeing workshop North West Area Mental Health Service will host an information, workshop and film session on Thursday between 9.30am and 12.30pm at Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre. Hume mayor Geoff Porter will launch 5 Ways to Strengthen Wellbeing, a short film produced by the local culturally and linguistically diverse community. After that, three free educational sessions for about 20 participants will address stress reduction and personal wellbeing. \
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Brawl shows law is right, says MP Northern metropolitan MP Craig Ondarchie believes the state government’s new anti-fortification laws have been vindicated following a recent spate of bikie violence across Melbourne. The laws, which came into effect on Sunday, allow police to tear down “fortress-like” protection around motorcycle gang club houses. Mr Ondarchie said a brawl at a South Morang shopping centre on September 22 demonstrated the importance of the crackdown as the state couldn’t stand idly by and watch outlaw motorcycle clubs “terrorise suburban Victoria”. Police say five men attacked two others at the Groove Train cafe at Westfield Plaza. They say it turned into a brawl, with both parties using chairs and bottles. A Lalor man, 35, sustained facial injuries in the incident, which was seen by about 100 people, including children. An Epping man was charged with affray and behaving in a riotous manner. And on September 30, a Hallam gym and a Dandenong tattoo parlour were shot at with what police identified as “high-powered military weapons”. Both are reportedly owned by the Comanchero motorcycle club. Six of eight men arrested in police raids on Tuesday appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday on assault, weapons and drug charges. Comancheros Gemino Aloia, 26, of Glenroy, Bemir Saracevic, 26, Emir Jaha, 27, and Gladstone Park’s Mark Balsillie, 29, were all remanded to appear again on December 19. Hell’s Angel Dennis Basic was remanded to a committal hearing on December 20, while Mohammed Khodr, also aligned with the Hell’s Angels, was bailed to reappear on October 15. \ BRIDGET FITZGERALD and THE AGE
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Whittlesea’s Harmony Art exhibition, open until October 18 in the council’s Great Hall, features works by more than 100 local artists. On show are paintings, wood carvings, jewellery, drawings, sculpture, etchings, photographs, mosaics and textiles. “Artists were asked to respond to this year’s theme of harmony,” mayor Rex Griffin said. “Some have expressed life lived in harmony with family, nature, people from different cultural backgrounds or global harmony.” Japan-born Hiroku Wyatt (pictured), a member of Plenty Valley Arts, worked as an illustrator for Time magazine when she arrived in Australia 25 years ago. Her watercolour of two kookaburras joins works by Kinglake artist Gay Chatfield, who is rebuilding her life after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Gay has created two sculptural works titled Interwoven Nests and Natural Collections. \ HG » www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
jump on board the transport campaign frustration of residents caught between a rock and a hard place. Even failed Scullin Katter’s With Melbourne’s CBD in plain sight, Australian Party candidate Dom Greco has Whittlesea’s fast-growing northern ’burbs joined the Facebook campaign. have plenty of bus stops, but no buses to stop. “The car parks along Hurstbridge, South And the train line goes only as far as South Morang and Craigieburn lines are all the Morang. same because we have no Mernda rail link,” Now, Whittlesea council and Mr Greco posted on Facebook. community lobbyists are pushing for “Most or all, the parking and traffic the tracks to return again to stations woes of the northern suburbs could farther north, and for buses to turn be fixed with this [rail link]. Both “I live here up at the stops that were put in by and have had Liberal and Labor promise the the estate developers. world but never deliver. I live here enough’’ “We’re perpetually advocating and have had enough.’’ for funds from the state and federal One commentator suggested many governments,” mayor Rex Griffin said. home owners were selling up because “Without action, the municipality faces of the lack of infrastructure. significant detrimental impacts on business, Another said: “So, unless you drive to the the community and the environment.” bus stop, take a bus to the train, or take a Whittlesea is one of Australia’s taxi from home to the train, or get a lift, it fastest-growing municipalities, increasing by is not possible for residents who live beyond about 8000 new residents every year. walking distance from South Morang station, Social media sites reflect the widespread to travel by train after 7am. whittlesea
“With the state election coming in November next year, it is time both the state Liberal and Labor parties told us what year we can get on a train at Mernda. Currently, neither has a policy on this vital project.” The council has released a draft integrated transport strategy that identifies actions needed over the next five years. “We need greater investment into alternatives to car use, such as bike paths and train stations – both essential for mobility and particularly for young people,” Cr Griffin said. Forums on Whittlesea’s transport strategy start next week and the draft strategy is on the council’s Community Voice website. The first session is on October 18 from 10am to noon, with another on October 24, 5.30pm-7.30pm, at the council offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. \ HELEN GRIMAUX » RSVP: 9217 2005 by October 14. Public comment closes on November 3.
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WATERS MUDDIED IN HUME-SUNBURY POLL (Weekly, October 1) Kym Schubert and Raz Di Vito are some of the residents I’ve invited to discuss the accounting firm KPMG’s financial report and answer their concerns. A few have accepted, but as is the case with this minority group they want to make false statements but at the same time will not commit to a meeting to learn more. They [the ‘yes’ group for Sunbury’s secession from Hume council] say the plan has presented a one-sided story, but they themselves have shed no light on the “other story” they believe may exist. Mr Di Vito has stated no clear plan. But the “yes” group has a very clear plan. Vote yes and a panel then discusses the merits of the new shire going ahead. It’s sad that this minority group is making comment on issues that they clearly do not understand or do not want to understand. I urge Ms Schubert to make contact so we can
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formed that will not lead to a rate rise for residents. To have a council made up of councillors who all live in the Sunbury area can only be a big positive for us all. TREVOR DANCE \ SUNBURY Sounds to me like the whole push is just for status by the “we don’t want to be associated with those Broadmeadows people”. There is still no solid evidence showing advantages for Sunbury if it breaks away from Hume council. PHIL \ ONLINE
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mayoral tug ’o’ war begins Another former mayor, Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she was considering Battle lines are being drawn for this month’s contesting the role again. Hume council mayoral election, with one “I believe I have the experience to represent councillor declaring his hand and another the Hume community. I want to continue saying she’s considering standing. building on the achievements, relationships Last week, the Weekly contacted all 11 and partnerships during my mayoral year in councillors to ask whether they would be 2011,” she said. running for the municipality’s top job “I believe during that time I on October 31. represented the whole Hume Two-term mayor Jack Ogilvie community, and I will continue “there are said he would contest. He wore the to work with all communities, huge issues mayoral robes in 1998-99 and in organisations, businesses and facing hume” individuals to improve services and 2008-09. “There are huge issues facing programs that will enrich the lives of Hume, including the possible all living in Hume. move of Sunbury out of Hume, the “There are many things still to be done, development of precinct structure plans, and and I would like the opportunity to continue huge growth. They will need a lot of input this work.” from an experienced mayor. That’s why I’ll be Cr Drew Jessop said he wouldn’t be standing.” standing due to work commitments. Cr Jack Medcraft said he would support his Cr Casey Nunn said she hadn’t made up her fellow Jacksons Creek ward councillor. “Jack mind about who she would support. [Ogilvie] is a worthy candidate to be mayor Councillors Chandra Bamunusinghe, and no one has more planning experience Alan Bolton, Ann Potter, Geoff Porter, Adem than Jack. He’s the best person to handle the Atmaca and Vic Dougall did not respond. \ TARA MURRAY challenges ahead. “I hope the mayor is decided on the [basis HAVE YOUR SAY of being the] best person for the role – not www.northernweekly.com.au voting along party lines.”
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Westmeadows mother Amy Mathias had little knowledge of cystic fibrosis until her first-born, Oliver, was diagnosed with the condition. When he was just one month old, doctors told Ms Mathias, 25 (pictured with partner Matt Watt and Oliver), that her son would need life-long treatment. “He’s still the same Ollie,” she said. “But it’s the hardest thing
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‘more councillors, please’ number of councillors in the council increased at last year’s election from nine to Voters in growth areas such as Hume 11. and Whittlesea are in danger of being Hume councillors Helen Patsikatheodorou under-represented by their local council and Jack Ogilvie said the workload of unless councillor numbers are increased, councillors had increased. experts warn. But both highlighted other issues they feel A discussion paper released as part of need addressing before councillor numbers. a state government-ordered review “I believe the last Hume council into local government elections has boundary redistribution process the panel raised concerns about the ability of made some huge mistakes councillors in areas experiencing in the ward boundaries,” Cr will hold a rapid population growth to Patsikatheodorou said. public properly represent their ratepayers. “Tullamarine was placed with hearing The review, led by Liberal Party Sunbury and Campbellfield with elder Petro Georgiou, will consider the Craigieburn. These communities are need to increase the maximum number not only separated by distance but are of councillors that can be elected to a council. also not ‘like’ communities.” Currently, councils can not have more than Cr Ogilvie said he would like to see a 12 councillors. return to one-councillor wards to reduce the In Whittlesea and Hume, three wards are duplication of work among councillors. represented by 11 councillors. The review panel will hold a public hearing “Some councils (such as Casey, Hume, at Brimbank council’s Sunshine offices from Whittlesea and Wyndham) are experiencing 4pm-7.15pm on Friday. \ LAURA LITTLE rapidly increasing populations with very high and TARA MURRAY councillor-voter ratios,” the report said. “This raises concerns over councillor » To attend the panel hearing, or make a workloads and potential under-representation written submission to the review, visit of voters.” www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/localgovernment Whittlesea mayor Rex Griffin said the
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Depending on supply, the biogas may even generate income for the water authority by putting power back into the grid. YVW managing director Tony Kelly said Aurora was chosen because it was close to organic waste sources, being in the midst of the Plenty Valley Food Group’s manufacturing hub. It’s also near the Western Ring Road and there is a large buffer from
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outh Morang-based artist John Duggan is not a full-time practising artist. He’s a Museum Victoria employee and an archaeology student with a wealth of knowledge about his indigenous heritage. But the passion and dedication Duggan has for his ancestry has put him in the running to win one of the state’s top art awards. He’s been nominated for the 2013 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for his installation piece, Tools of the trade: ‘Hunter’. “Most of the material in my work is based on tradition,” he says. “All of it has been crafted in a traditional way – pressure flaking and percussion flaking, binding and cementing with traditional resins and stringy bark.” Duggan says traditional methods leave distinct markers on the final product, and the practice is something that should be “acknowledged and encouraged” in indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Duggan honours his ancestors through his art. “It’s important to maintain tradition,” he says. “I would hate to think that we would lose the techniques and knowledge that people have been practising for over 50,000 years.” His mother was born and bred in Moree, New South Wales, and his father came from Waterfall in southern Sydney. But Duggan says it was the uncles on his mother’s side who taught him many things about his heritage. “I have a lot of uncles and some maintained aspects of traditional knowledge,” he says. Duggan has been with Museum Victoria for seven years, and five years ago he moved into his role as assistant collection manager for the Australian “it’s ethnographic collection, which encompasses important all Aboriginal collections. to keep these His interest in artefacts and collecting has traditions led to his studying archaeology at La Trobe University in Bundoora. Busy with work and alive” his art, Duggan has taken time off from study Duggan aims to encourage an interest but it’s something he is keen to return to. in indigenous culture and educate people, but he This is not the first time Duggan’s artistic ability doesn’t consider himself an activist. He says his work has been recognised. He was shortlisted for the is a quiet way of burning the flame for his people. Indigenous Art Awards in 2008. “It’s important to keep these traditions alive even This year’s entry is a fusion of his indigenous though there is less need for such tools,” he says. heritage and the western culture in which he was “Stone spearheads, stone knives and hatchets are raised. Tools of the trade: ‘Hunter’ is a modern-day no longer practical in modern-day Australia. But steel toolbox fi lled with hand-crafted indigenous by maintaining this knowledge we honour the old hunting tools made from stone, skin, wood, grass people of this land and strengthen the deep, rich tree resin and kangaroo sinew. Duggan describes it history of Australia.” as “a comparison of traditional tradecraft – hunting Duggan says that history is something from which – and a modern-day tradie”.
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f all the grapes in all the land, chardonnay is currently Australia’s best performer. Chardonnay from the cool regions in southern Australia has been receiving rave reviews all around the world. It’s my favourite white by a fair stretch, too. Curiously, chardonnay isn’t a wine that’s naturally loaded with flavour. It’s actually quite neutral, but in the hands of a skilled winemaker it can reach soaring heights. You’ll find lemon, grapefruit, citrus blossom and stonefruit characters in most Australian chardonnays, but every region has its own flavour profile. The differences between these regional styles of chardonnay offer something for every white wine drinker.
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Hoddles Creek winemaker Franco d’Anna says Yarra Valley chardonnay has come full circle in the past four years. “It was a bigger style, swung to lean and now it’s heading towards the middle, with more flavour and intensity. Yarra Valley chardonnay can sit in the middle of those styles and do it really well,” d’Anna says. “We’ve moved away from citrus and grapefruit and more back to stonefruit – light ones rather than getting
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When Adam Wadewitz moved to Shaw + Smith at the beginning of the year – and the start of this year’s grape harvest – he had shiraz and pinot noir on his mind. The quality of the chardonnay grapes took him by surprise. “Chardonnay shines the brightest up here,” says Wadewitz, who is Shaw + Smith’s chief winemaker. “The Adelaide Hills as a region is so diverse: climate, elevation, rainfall and aspect all play a role. Chardonnay from higher sites, such as Piccadilly, Lenswood and Summertown that are above 500 metres, are really defined by their acid. “There’s an effortless density of flavour that stays with the wines. They’re not skinny wines like Chablis or pronounced like a Puglingy-Montrachet, but there’s a grunt to Adelaide Hills chardonnay.”
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BRIEFS SOCCER Sporting Whittlesea will be in FFV state league 3 north-west again next season after surviving a relegation play-off against Essendon United. The match on Saturday was 0-0 and heading for penalties when Sporting scored with just three minutes left in extra time. Sporting finished 10th of 12 in SL3NW to avoid automatic relegation but had to play for its place in the division against state league 4 west runner-up Essendon United. In state league finals, Corio claimed league 4 with a 6-2 win against Mooroolbark, while Melton claimed league 5 with a 2-1 win over St Kilda. \ BOWLS Bundoora RSL made a dominant start to the Premier Bowls season with a 30-shot win against Burwood District on Saturday. The 16-91 to 2-61 win gives Bundoora top spot after the opening round. In division 1, section 2, Glenroy lost 2-69 to 16-94 against Moonee Valley. Broadmeadows made a winning start in division 2, section 2, 16-88 to 2-61 against Buckley Park. But Craigieburn was not so fortunate, losing 1-70 to 17-86 to Hurstbridge in division 2, section 3. \ NWMCA Pascoe Vale Central gave Clarkefield Brumbies a merciless welcome to the George Luscombe Shield with a 107-run hiding on Saturday. Scott McKay (4-14) and Darren Barker (3-13) were among the wickets as PVC rolled Clarkefield for just 81 in reply to 5-188. A century stand to open Pascoe Vale’s innings built its total.
SCOREBOARD Q CRICKET
PREMIER FIRST GRADE GREENVALE v PRAHRAN at Toorak Park PRAHRAN Innings A BULL lbw b Manser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 S DE BOLFO st Collins b Salpietro . . . . . . . 9 J TAYLOR c Salpietro b Sandri . . . . . . . . . 10 J MILLER c Collins b Damjanovski . . . . . . 39 S COATES b Manser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 N SCHLITTLER c Cook b Salpietro . . . . . . . 2 A POWELL c Ghasperidis b Manser. . . . . . . 1 N MORREY not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 N McNALLY not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Extras (2lb 5w) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Seven wickets for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Fall: 3, 6, 20, 27, 29, 91, 175 Bowling: P Manser 10-1-27-3, C Marantelli 8-1-35-0, C Sandri 10-1-44-1, D Salpietro 10-2-16-2, K Phogat 2-0-2-0, J Damjanovski 10-1-53-1 Overs: 50 GREENVALE Innings E GHASPERIDIS c McNally b Morrey . . . . 52 J COOK c McNally b Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 J LIDGETT c Coates b Hutton. . . . . . . . . . 44 D SALPIETRO c Miller b Singh. . . . . . . . . 41 R COLLINS b Morrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 J DAMJANOVSKI c Miller b Hutton. . . . . . . 2 C SANDRI lbw b Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 R DHINDSA not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C MARANTELLI c Coates b Singh. . . . . . . . 0 P MANSER st Coates b Miller. . . . . . . . . . . 0 K PHOGAT c De Bolfo b Miller . . . . . . . . . . 0 Extras (6lb 5w) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Fall: 2, 96, 104, 105, 110, 141, 157, 157, 158, 162
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Openers Cam Hare, on the comeback after his Essendon District football season with Tullamarine was curtailed by injury, made 62 while Brett Barron made 64. In Keith Stringer Shield, Westmeadows (4-136) comfortably beat Northern Lions (83), while Craigieburn (9-237) thrashed Gowanbrae (110) and Oak Park (7-159) beat Flemington Colts (154). \ VTCA Greenvale’s season opener against Strathmore has been compressed to a one-dayer after the association cancelled all Saturday play because of a lack of ready pitches. Greenvale and Strathmore meet at Greenvale on Saturday, while Tullamarine travels to West Coburg and Westmeadows is at Keilor Park. \ BASKETBALL Craigieburn is celebrating a major coup after former Australian international John Dorge signed as the club’s youth league men’s coach for next season. Dorge played in the NBL for 22 seasons and his previous coaching roles include assistant positions in the NBL with Cairns Taipans and NZ Breakers. \ VSDCA Matthew Hunter started his summer with a century as Plenty Valley posted an imposing 8-315 against Brunswick in North-South First XI on Saturday. Hunter’s 109 and Daniel Heatley’s 90 took Plenty Valley from 4-121 to 5-257 with their 136-run stand. Plenty Valley will defend the score this weekend. \
Bowling: S Singh 9.1-1-32-2, J Miller 9.5-031-4, A Hutton 10-0-17-2, N McNally 9-041-0, N Morrey 10-1-32-2, A Bull 1-0-3-0 Overs: 49. Result: Prahran won Umpires: R Birch W Sheahan Note: Venue was changed due to the condition of Greenvale Oval CARLTON v ESSENDON at Princes Park No. 1 Oval ESSENDON Innings S MIRE lbw b Welsford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 A SHELLIE b Salm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 B MacRAE c L McKenna b Salm . . . . . . . 32 A AYRE run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 J SEYMOUR not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 S McNAMARA not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Extras (1b 5lb 10w 1nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Four wickets for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Fall: 28, 120, 120, 167 Bowling: C Salm 10-1-32-2, T Welsford 10-126-1, N Austin 10-2-44-0, D Colaco 7-0-550, T Smyth 10-0-70-0, P McKenna 3-0-28-0 Overs: 50 CARLTON Innings M PHELAN b Altis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 J HANCOCK c Ayre b Cameron . . . . . . . . . . 0 N PILON c Stewart b Altis . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 T SMYTH c Ayre b Altis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 N ROSS c & b Altis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 L McKENNA b Cameron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 P McKENNA c Ayre b Altis. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 T WELSFORD c MacRae b Doric. . . . . . . . 11 N AUSTIN not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 D COLACO not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Extras (1b 2lb 9w 2nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Eight wickets for. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Fall: 11, 113, 122, 130, 174, 180, 219, 225 Bowling: M Doric 10-1-56-1, L Cameron 101-48-2, S Mire 7.1-1-34-0, C Altis 10-0-545, A Shellie 3-0-24-0, F Stewart 6-0-27-0, J Rhodes 3-0-19-0
Survival skills: Sporting Whittlesea, in red, held off Essendon United’s challenge in a promotion play-off on Saturday. (WAYNE HAWKINS)
Overs: 49.1. Result: Carlton won Umpires: V Borg & R Pattersonmore Richmond 7/129 (SJ Taylor 40 MJ King 27 C Grant 3/23 D Rogers 2/22) d HawthornMonash University 128 (D O’Shea 31* SU Jayasinghe 27 SL Kerber 3/18 BD Torney 3/29 MG Berryman 2/18) at Monash University #1 Melbourne 4/177 (M Begbie 63 AR Keath 55 MJ Brown 31* N Freitag 2/42) d CaseySouth Melbourne 10/173 (DJ Watson 36 JN Wyatt 26 N Quinn 2/22 AR Keath 2/22 J Paynter 2/25 PJ Smith 2/28) at Albert Ground Northcote 4/196 (C Dent 52 B Peake 48 A March 37* D Grandell 25*) d Frankston Peninsula 194 (SD Wiese 47 JM Herrick 36 L Scammell 4/27) at Bill Lawry Oval Melbourne Uni 3/171 (AT Keely 52* MG Simpson 39* JG Martignago 38 DB Hutton 37) d Fitzroy Doncaster 7/170(cc) (PJ Dickson 42 TV Sheehan 33 M Stafford 4/34) at University Main Oval Footscray Edgewater 2/110 (D Russ 62* T Dean 25) d Ringwood 109 (I Holland 35 JA Haberfield 3/18) at Mervyn G Hughes Oval Geelong 7/184 (MM Harrison 51 LT Muller 31 JL Crosthwaite 28 DJ Pattinson 3/28 DJ Doran 2/36) d Dandenong 183 (C Cooray 46 DJ Pattinson 25* J Reed 2/39) at Shepley Oval St Kilda 6/213 (G Rummans 54 W Russell 43 A McGuinness 34 J Manning 30 JP McNamara 3/42 SG O’Brien 2/46) d Camberwell Magpies 6/210(cc) (SF Hill 81 GS Parker 51 AF Eldridge 32* J Muirhead 4/51) at Camberwell Sports Ground
PREMIER LOWER GRADES 2nds: Haw-Mon Uni 9-185 (Willoughby 50 Inglis 43no Shimell 3-37 Wes Agar 3-30) d Mon Tigers 9-183 (Majtlis 4-56), Melb 4-269 (Way 119 Pucovski 117) d Casey-SM 171 (Wallace 74 Elston 36 Eaton 31 Halbish 3-31 Boyle 3-32), Carl 7-211 (McCormick 66 Buszard 61) d Ess 164 (Bonney 39 Mills 3-38), Prah 7-236 (Serry 86 Bricker 67 Waring 3-30) d Green Kang 7-234 (McDonald 107no Grixti 38 Said 37 Parikh 3-25 Singh 3-30), Ncte 235 (Powick 88 Sundberg 48) d Frank Pen 8-161 (Nankervis 40no), Melb Uni 146 (Shute 62 Bright 4-31) d Fitz Donc 116 (Rudd 34 Rosewarne 3-31 Polkinghorne 3-30), Ring 9-190 (Rawson 69 Gudde 3-15) d Foot Edge 186 (Beever 83 Baker 5-35 Cormack 3-34), Dand 6-176 (Darvell 41 Worrall 37no Sheppard 3-27) d Geel 175 (Di Giacomo 47 Flanigan 36), St K 5-232 (Cooper 66 Michelmore 33 Drummond 32 Bychkov 36no) d Camb Mag 9-230 (Leoncelli 46 O’Connell 46). 3rds: Mon Tigers 8-157 (Will Agar 47) d HawMon Uni 152 (Sriskandarajah 66 McKenna 3-29), Melb 2-108 (Daly 61no) d CaseySM 106 (Frawley 3-26), Carl 6-177 (PeterBudge 94) d Ess 6-173 (O’Donnell 62 Joass 40 S Wilson 3-21), Prah 9-182 (Bauer 74 Forward 4-35) d Green Kang 5-181 (Kent 46 Kerr 40), Ncte 6-177 (Davine 42 Miller 33 Wright 42no) d Frank Pen 152 (Tong 3-20), Melb Uni 119 (Jackson 3-30 Hayes 4-17) d Fitz Donc 97 (Findlay 30 Thomas 3-11 Grant 3-12), Ring 9-193 (Court 60) d Foot Edge 6-192 (Hope 72 Gleeson 30 Gray 3-55), Geel 8-163 (Driver 58 Ali 3-20) d Dand 159 (Carter 59 Boraston 32 McPhee 3-30 Kerr 3-18), St K 0-128 (Maxwell
52no Chamberlain 61no) d Camb Mag 125 (Rayner 5-29 Burnett 3-26). 4ths: Mon Tigers 4-155 (N Suppree 63no) d Haw-Mon Uni 6-153 (Jhala 52 Herath 45no), Melb 5-154 (Chan 75no Arnott 3-32) d Casey-SM 6-151 (Pollock 54 Atkinson 41no), Ess 3-179 (L Tobin 48 Goodluck 38no Pisani 35) d Carl 6-173 (Pettit 35 Nulia 31 Khan 3-34), Prah 4-168 (Davies 59 Floca 49 Lucente 3-31) d Green Kang 9-167 (Schiavon Cunningham 3-22 Barnes 3-17), Frank Pen 5-183 (Harford 56 Mann 63) d Ncte 8-181 (Heafield 30 Walker 52no Bennett 3-28 Drummond 3-30), Fitz Donc 5-123 (Coates 45no Moscript 3-38) d Melb Uni 122 (Sheedy 3-18), Foot Edge 6-155 (Ali 54 S King 38 Kerley 4-34) d Ring 150 (Perrott 3-17 L King 3-31), St K 4-141 (D’Leena 35 B Muirhead 30no) d Camb Mag 138 (Sandy 40 S Powell 3-29).
SATURAY METROPOLITAN PENNANT Premier: Alt 1 82 Clay 1 72, Bright 1 82 Ess 1 69, Ment 1 76 Yarr/Foots 1 75, Bund RSL 1 91 Burw Dist 1 61, Moon Pds 1 71 Melb 1 69. Div1 Sec 2: Bright 2 74 Melb 2 71, Moon Val 1 94 Glenr 1 69, Ess 2 84 Ivan 1 76, MCC 1 76 Melton 1 75. Div 3 Sec 2: Fitz Vic 2 117 Cob More 1 48, Glenr 3 104 Moon Pds 3 67, Moon Val 2 79 Sunb 2 73, Glad Pk 1 78 Strath 2 75, Ess 3 104 Hopp 2 54. Div 4 Sec 2: Pres/Res 2 77 Keil 3 76, Buck Pk 2 90 Werribee 5 64, Aber 1 94 Sunb 4 78, W Cob 2 92 Ess 4 59.
losing start for bundoora Diamond Valley Cricket Association
Bundoora ran out of wickets to lose by 15 runs to Epping on the opening day of Diamond Valley Cricket Association’s Barclay Shield on Saturday. Chasing Epping’s 8-152, Bundoora was all out for 137 in the 37th over. Shupinder Taggar (33) and Jason Kaminski (30) were the only two Bundoora batsmen to pass 20. At Whatmough Park, Old Paradians/ St Francis rolled Riverside for 96 to successfully defend 6-174. Rheece Lewis’s 82 not out held the Wolves’ innings together before Sunni Khan (4-23) and Zaen Taleb (3-13) did the damage with the ball.
Around the division, Lower Eltham beat Rosanna, Macleod beat Mernda, Research/ Eltham Collegians beat Plenty, and reigning premier Diamond Creek beat North Eltham Wanderers. In Money Shield, South Morang rallied with late wickets but could not deny Banyule a four-wicket win. South Morang posted 6-162 off its 40 overs with Nathan Brown (55) top-scoring. Banyule was 3-143 before Brown (2-17) and Trent Groom (2-30) inspired a mini-collapse of 3-16. But Banyule had enough wickets left to win with 4.4 overs to spare. At Greensborough, the home team held on to win by 10 runs as Bundoora United ran out of overs. Chasing 164 for victory, Bundoora United made 7-154 off its 40 overs.
Nicholas Curtin made 56 at the top of the order but his wicket, the third to fall with the score on 110, came in a collapse of 5-40 that stunted United’s chase. At Montmorency, Lalor Stars won with 4.5 overs to spare, making 4-166 in reply to the home team’s 6-161. The Stars were 4-27 early in the chase but recovered to win thanks to unbeaten half centuries from Steven Kemp (53) and Walter Toppi (72). Elsewhere, Heidelberg beat Camrea Taipans, North Eltham Wanderers beat Lower Plenty and Eltham beat Hurstbridge. In B-grade, former Victorian cricketer Brendan Joseland started his summer with an unbeaten century as Mill Park beat Bundoora second XI.
Joseland’s 107 not out anchored Mill Park’s innings of 4-213. Then Mark Howard’s bag of 5-12 ripped through the top order as Bundoora was 137 all out in reply. At Walker Reserve, Whittlesea’s Mitch McAuley (57) and Nathan Gardiner (62) shared a 116-run stand for the second wicket in a 24-run win against Riverside second XI. Whittlesea made 8-208 before Gardiner followed up his knock with 3-25 as Riverside was all out 184 in reply. Around the division, Thomastown (3-79) accounted for Eltham (77), while Mernda beat Macleod, Rosanna beat Lower Eltham and Panton Hill beat Diamond Creek.\ TEO PELLIZZERI email@example.com
all-round ability pays off for owen TAC CUP
Woodend’s Jake Owen is the Robert Hyde medallist after winning the Calder Cannons’ best and fairest count on Friday night. Owen, a utility who played across every line this season, won from Aberfeldie inside midfielder Matthew Merlo and Romsey tall defender Jake Lever. Owen and Merlo were tied in the count deep into the home-and-away season before Owen edged in front through the finals. Consistent through the campaign, Owen was named among Calder’s best in 14 of the 18 games he played. His versatility was a big factor in his call-up to the Vic Metro squad for the under-18 national carnival after playing midfield then back then forward through the season. He kicked 18 goals, including a purple patch of 11 in three matches in late July and early August. Doutta Stars’ Mitchell Jensen won the Neil Wood medal for ‘most improved’, while Romsey’s Nathan Blair was named ‘most courageous’ and Brian Price won the Doug McCasker award for being ‘club person of the year’. Meanwhile, Calder has reappointed senior coach Andrew Jago for the 2014 season. After a preliminary final exit this season, the Cannons are already preparing for next year’s campaign. “I’m exceptionally proud of the group,” Jago said. “We had our opportunities in the preliminary final and didn’t take them. “But give Dandenong [Stingrays] their due, we couldn’t put them away and we knew they’d have the legs to run us deep into the last quarter.” Exit interviews have already been done with this year’s group and shortlists have been drawn up for summer trials for next year’s class. “I’d say the strength of this group was their ability to take on honest feedback,” Jago said.
Roos downed on debut as batting folds PREMIER CRICKET
Back for more: Calder coach Andrew Jago has signed on for another season at the helm. (WAYNE HAWKINS)
“It was one of the most coachable groups I’ve ever worked with at any level. I’d say our graduating class [top-age players] have pushed themselves, reached their potential . . . and they’ll continue to develop further [as senior footballers]. “Our bottom-agers were devastated they couldn’t send out the top-agers with a premiership.” Jago said he was delighted to be coming back as the team’s coach next season. After a 0-3 start, the Cannons battled back to parity before jumping into the top four by beating the top two on the ladder in the last two rounds. “I’ve very much enjoyed the ride,” Jago said.
“I got as much from the players as I hope they got from me,” Jago said. “I’m blessed to have a good team around me. Ian Kyte [region manager] is a brilliant talent manager and Chris Sevior identifies talent as well as anyone in the TAC Cup system.” Summer training for next year’s group starts on November 14. “We’ve mapped our pre-season and made some adjustments,” Jago said. “Statistically, we laid fewer tackles than any other team in the TAC Cup. That’s one immediate area to look at.” \ TEO PELLIZZERI firstname.lastname@example.org
There would be no dream start for Greenvale Kangaroos as Prahran won by 17 runs in Victorian Premier Cricket on Saturday. Prahran made 7-179 before bowling out the Kangaroos for 162. Peter Manser (3-27) sparked a top-order collapse that left Prahran 5-29 after Greenvale won the toss and sent them in at Toorak Park. But Prahran captain Simon Coates (79) combined with James Miller (39) and Nicholas Morrey (28no) to help the home team to a competitive total. Daniel Salpietro was the Roos’ other multiple wicket-taker with 2-16. The run chase started brightly for Greenvale, with Eric Ghasperis (52) and James Lidgett (44) getting the score to 1-96. But then both fell quickly to spark a collapse of 4-14, with only Salpietro (41) making double figures from the rest of the batting. In second XI, Prahran chased down Greenvale’s 7-234, making 7-236 with five balls to spare. Greenvale’s Dale McDonald made 107 not out. In third XI, Prahran (9-182) chased down Greenvale’s 5-181. In fourth XI, Prahran (4-168) passed Greenvale’s 9-167. The Kangaroos play Frankston Peninsula at JJ Holland Park in Kensington from midday on Saturday.\ TP OCTOBER 8, 2013 \ NORTHERN WEEKLY 27
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