Saturday, December 20, 2014

Governor's first official visit to New Norfolk

Richard Warner and Governor Kate Warner
at Government House.
IT will be a proud occasion for all concerned when the new governor of Tasmania makes her first official visit to New Norfolk tomorrow night (Sunday).

Professor Kate Warner was sworn in as the state's 28th governor a fortnight ago and relocated from her New Norfolk home to Government House shortly after.

Professor Warner has lived in the Derwent Valley since marrying agriculturalist Richard Warner about 40 years ago. The couple has two daughters and five grandchildren.

The governor and Mr Warner will return to New Norfolk tomorrow evening to attend an attend an ecumenical service of Christmas carols and readings at St Matthew's Anglican Church. The governor will read one of the lessons.

The service starts at 7.30pm at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Bathurst St, New Norfolk.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last local cricket before Christmas break

Round 10

All matches start at 10.30am

FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.

Gretna I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
Molesworth I v Claremont at Boyer Oval.

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval.
Gretna II v Campania at Gretna.

New Norfolk II v Lindisfarne at Tynwald Park.
Molesworth II v Dynnyrne at Wentworth Park.

SENIOR CRICKET resumes on the weekend of January 3-4,2015.
YOUTH LEAGUE resumes Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Council newsletter available

THE latest issue of the Derwent Valley Council newsletter (Spring 2014) is available for downloading from the council website here.

Youth league cricket

Youth League Cricket
Round 8

The Gretna Under 13s had a good match with New Town, going down by 26 runs. Zac Wheeler with 19 not out and Brayden Butler with 14no were the top scorers. Bailey Wheeler took 1-14 with the ball.

In a very close match New Norfolk Under 13s went down to University by one run. Dylan Browning batted very well making 13 not out as did Riley Higgins with a good score of 10no. Jordan Gittus was the pick of the Red Cap bowlers, finishing with the fine figures of 3-4 off four overs.

Gretna Under 15s went down to top-placed Sorell by 56 runs. Jake Campbell was the main run scorer with 63 (nine 4s). He also took one wicket for Gretna as did Blake Eyles and Blake Mayne.

In the New Norfolk v Kingston Under 15s match New Norfolk went down by six wickets. Jye Bearman played a lone hand with a superb 41 while Nathan Rice 9 and Cody Young 8no showed great support. Nathan Rice also did well with the ball, taking 2-17 as did Rhys Franklin 1-28 and Jye Bean 1-26. The boys are showing great promise.

Molesworth Under 15s went down to Wellington by 118 runs. No other details were available.

New Town 1-124 off 50 overs (45 extras) d Gretna 3 for 98 off 25 overs (39 extras) at Cornelian Bay. Gretna - batting: Zac Wheeler 19 not out (2x4s), Brayden Butler 14no (1x4), Bailey Wheeler 9no. Gretna - bowling: Bailey Wheeler 1-14 (3).

University 10 for 84 d. New Norfolk 6 for 83. New Norfolk - batting: Dylan Browning 13 not out, Riley Higgins 10no. New Norfolk - bowling: Jordan Gittus 3-4 (4), Tatem Lovell 2-12 (3), Cameron McMaster 2-14 (2), Zayde hill 1-7 (3).

Sorell 4 for 181 off 40 overs (37 extras) d Gretna 10 for 125 off 40 overs (25 extras) at Sorell. Gretna - batting: Jake Campbell 63 (9x4s), Blake Mayne 11, Jake Bowerman 10. Gretna - bowling: Jake Campbell 1-22 (8), Blake Eyles 1-29 (7), Blake Mayne 1-36 (7).

Kingston 4 for 80 off 20 overs d New Norfolk 10 for 79 at Kingston Beach Oval. New Norfolk - batting: Jye Bearman 41, Nathan Rice 9, Cody Young 8 not out.  New Norfolk - bowling: Nathan Rice 2-17 (6), Rhys Franklin 1-28 (5), Jye Bearman 1-26 (5).

Wellington 5-142 d Molesworth 10 for 24. No other results available.

Youth league matches resume on Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Country Challenge Cup for players up to Grade 6 will be held on the 8th and 9th of January 8-9, 2015, on grounds in and around Hobart.  The Derwent Valley team won last season under coach Darren Stevenson. This season the coach is Brad Kemmler.

Southern cricket - Round 9

Derwent Valley matches
Round 9

HAVING come into some good form of late, New Norfolk I knocked off Top 5 first grade team Campania by 28 runs on Sunday. The Red Caps have been troubling a few sides of late and having first hit on Sunday made the defendable total of 182. This was thanks to some great batting by Adrian Eiszele with 52 runs and Stewart Rice with 45. Eiszele's stay at the crease lasted 40 overs, which frustrated the opposition bowlers, while at the other end Rice belted three 4s and four 6s. Thanks to some great bowling, Campania was dismissed for 134. Josh Rowlands with 4-24 was outstanding as was Stewart Rice who gave nothing, taking 1-18 off 10 to cap off a great win for New Norfolk.

In second grade, Molesworth I maintained its unbeaten run against Gretna I with a convincing 101 win on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth made 213 with Brad Coppleman 51 and later Nathan Eiszele 48 doing the damage, Eiszele stuck one 4 and five 6s to all parts of Boyer Oval, while Coppleman hit five 4s and two 6s in a great display of batting. Daniel Browning and Craig Cunningham took two wickets each for Gretna. In reply, Gretna never really got into top gear and was bundled out for 112. Glenn Blackwell showed good signs with 34 while Corey Ransley showed fight with 18. In the end Molesworth showed why they are in the top five with a convincing win.

Bruce Emery and Troy Smith.
Third grade saw Gretna II upset Bushy Park by five wickets. Bushy Park won the toss and elected to bat, making the good score of 223. They were in trouble early on when Zac Crosswell claimed 3 for 3 but then Troy Smith came to the rescue with a quickfire 69 which included  six 4s and five very big 6s. Smith brought up his 50 when only nine overs had been bowled. Down the order and after three consecutive ducks earlier in the season Danny Mason hit the ball well, making eight 4s and four 6s in his total of 65. Luke Crosswell and Jackson Ackerly also took three Bushy Park wickets. In reply Gretna showed great fight and patience with the bat and the evergreen Bruce Emery had an excellent knock of 69 including four wel- timed 4s. Jack Gregson continued to impress with 30 while Jordan Hastie showed great poise and shot selection when it mattered most with 28 not out. In the end Gretna got the job done with seven balls to spare, but not before a miscalculation with the scorebook and having to return to the field to get one run to win. Dylan Grant was the best of the Bushy Park bowlers with 2-35 while 13-year-old Blake Howlett picked up 1-13. Well played young man.

In fourth grade, an undermanned New Norfolk II went down to Bagdad by two wickets at Bagdad on Saturday. The Red Caps had first dig, making 140, Brendon Skelly 36 and Leigh Berry 26 were the top run scores. In reply Bagdad lost eight wickets in the run chase and could well have lost the match. Leigh Berry and Mitchell Rice did very well taking three wickets each and a special mention must go to Mitchell's brother Nathan who also plays with the Under 15s bowled impressively taking 1-24 off seven overs. Great stuff.

In one of the best bowling performances this season, Molesworth II captain Brayden Hodge went on a wicket taking mission and claimed a double hat-trick to help skittle Richmond/Cambridge for the lowly score of just 43 in fifth grade on Sunday. Hodge finished with figures of 4 for 6 of 2.5 overs. All the Molesworth bowlers did well with Martyn Evans 2-14 off 6 overs, Aaron Triffitt 1-6 off 7, and Josh Ransley 1-5 off 6. Jack Evans also got one wicket. In reply Molesworth lost just the one wicket chasing down the low score with Jake Foster 15 not out and Jacksyn Mann 14no getting the job done. Sounds like it was early drinks for all.

New Norfolk I 10 for 182 off 47.5 overs (29 extras) d Campania 10 for 134 off 36.2 overs (16 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Adrian Eiszele 52 (4x4s), Stewart Rice 45 (3x4s, 4x6s), Rohan Heron 25, Jamie Hill 11.  New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Rowlands 4-24 (9.2), Brad Kemmler 2-43 (8), Stewart Rice 1-18 (10), Josh Walsh 1-37 (6).

Molesworth 8 for 213 off 50 overs (10 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 112 off 29.4 overs (16 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 51 (5x4s, 2x6s), Nathan Eiszele 48 (1x4, 5x6s), Cody Neads 29, Jamie Adams 25, Nick Piuselli 23, Jake King 20.  Gretna I - bowling: Daniel Browning 2-24 (9), Craig Cunningham 2-44 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-37 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-41 (9), Corey Ransley 1-42 (9). Gretna I - batting: Glenn Blackwell 34, Corey Ransley 18, Aaron Maddox 16. Molesworth I - bowling: Dean King 4-22 (8), Nathan Eiszele 2-11 (7), Jamie Adams 2-15 (4.4). Larry Menzie 1-8 (3). Jye County 1-27 (3).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Gretna II 5 for 224 off 49 overs (37 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 223 off 39.2 overs (20 extras) at Gretna. Bushy Park - batting: Troy Smith 69 (6x4s, 5x6s), Danny Mason 65 (8x4s, 4x6s), Nathan Grant 29 (4x4s), Dylan Grant 17, Jason Crosswell 14. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-17 (4.2), Jackson Ackerly 3-44 (10), Zac Crosswell 3-54 (10), Adam Browning 1-60 (8). Gretna - batting: Bruce Emery 69 (4x4s), Jack Gregson 30 (4x4s), Jordan Hastie 28 not out, Tom Gregson 19, Damien Hack 18, Dylan Pearce 18, Jackson Ackerly 9no. Bushy Park - bowling: Dylan Grant 2-35 (10), Blake Howlett 1-13 (3), Nathan Grant 1-33 (10), Mitchell Crosswell 1-48 (10).

Bagdad 8 for 141 off 34 overs (21 extras) d New Norfolk II 8 for 140 off 32 overs (31 extras) at Bagdad. New Norfolk II - batting: Brendan Skelly 36 (5x4s), Leigh Berry 26, Mitchell Rice 18 (1x4, 1x6), D. Langridge 12.  New Norfolk II - bowling: Leigh Berry 3-39 (6), Mitchell Rice 3-32 (10), Nathan Rice 1-24 (7), Aaron Drew 1-33 (10).

Molesworth II 1 for 44 off 9.2 overs (12 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 43 off 23.5 overs (14 extras) at Boyer Oval.  Molesworth II - batting: Jake Foster 15 not out, Jacksyn Mann 14no. Molesworth II - bowling: Brayden Hodge 4-6 (2.5), Martyn Evans 2-14 (6), Aaron Triffitt 1-6 (7), Josh Ransley 1-5 (6), Jack Evans 1-9 (2).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hayes jail farm sold

THE State Government has received and accepted an offer for the sale of the former Hayes Prison Farm property, Corrections Minister Vanessa Goodwin said today. She said further details of the sale would be released after a 30-day settlement period.
"Hayes Prison Farm was originally put up for sale by the former Labor-Green Government in 2011, but was just another example of a botched process that ended up costing the taxpayer around $200,000 per year for maintenance and ongoing costs," Dr Goodwin said.
"It is very pleasing that an acceptable offer has been made and we look forward to settlement being reached next month," she said.

The Mercury has more.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woolies hit in ram-raid

DETECTIVES from the Glenorchy CIB are investigating two ram raids which occurred overnight. Police believe a stolen white Ford Courier utility and a stolen white Subaru Impreza may have had some involvement and they believe at least three people were involved.

"At approximately 2.50am this morning a white ute was reversed through the front door of Woolworths Store, New Norfolk," Detective Senior Sergeant Philippa Burk said. "Three offenders left the vehicle and attempted to steal cigarettes. The doorway to the store was significantly damaged during the raid."

The main entrance doors to the supermarket were destroyed and considerable damage was done to the customer service counter just inside. The supermarket opened as usual this morning but the damaged entrance was roped-off by police tape and has since been boxed in. Customers can access the supermarket via the secondary doors closer to Charles St.

At about 3.20am police received another report of a ram raid, this time at the Granada Hotel Bottleshop at Berriedale where a white ute had been reversed through the front of the premises causing a substantial amount of damage. Cigarettes and alcohol were stolen.

"It is believed that the two vehicles involved in these incidents were both stolen and both were located burnt out earlier this morning," Det Sen-Sgt Burk said. "CCTV footage has been reviewed and a description of the offenders obtained."

  • Person 1: Black hooded jumper over head, face covered, black trousers with white stripes down the sides, black shoes, yellow gloves.
  • Person 2: Black hooded jumper over head white motif on back, face covered, black trousers, white shoes, red gloves, carrying pick-axe.
  • Person 3: Black hooded jumper over head, black trousers, face covered, purple gloves.

Anyone who has information relating to these incidents, the theft of the vehicles, or the identity of the people involved is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Glenorchy CIB on 6173 2881.