Friday, November 28, 2014

Primary school fair this afternoon

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Molesworth victory in Superbash

T20 Superbash cricket

IN Tier 1 of the T20 Super Bash last week, New Norfolk went down to reining premiers Wellington by 57 runs. Stewart Rice top-scored for the Red Caps with 21 while recruit Kendall Bluett picked up three wickets from his four overs.

In Tier 2 it was a much different result for Molesworth which continued on its merry way with a close three-run victory over McRobies Gully. Molesworth had first bash, making 118 with Jacksyn Mann stepping up to the captaincy and batting well for almost the full innings to make 29. Jack Evans hit up 21 and Dakoda Smith made 16.

In reply McRobies went very close to victory but just couldn't get there due to some good performances from the Molesworth bowlers who kept their cool. Josh Ransley and Aaron Triffitt did well with two wickets each.

Tier 1 - November 19
Wellington 8 for 154 off 20 overs (8 extras) d New Norfolk 10 for 97 off 15.1 overs (13 extras) at Eady St. New Norfolk - batting: Stewart Rice 21, David Maddox 15, Aaron Drew 14.  New Norfolk - bowling: Kendall Bluett 3-26 (4), Stewart Rice 2-21 (4), Josh Walsh 1-9 (1). 1-25 (4).

Tier 2 - November 18
Molesworth 10 for 118 off 19.1 (16 extras) d McRobies Gully 10 for 115 off 20 overs (15 extras) at Cadburys 1. Molesworth - batting: Jacksyn Mann 29, Jack Evans 21, Dakoda Smith 16, Sam Triffitt 11. Molesworth - bowling: Josh Ransley 2-20 (4), Aaron Triffitt 2-27 (4), Brayden Hodge 1-15 (4).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Southern cricket - round six

Bushy Park opening batsman Geoff
Crosswell made 78 runs in his
team's big win in 3rd Grade.
Derwent Valley matches
Round 6

THE seven Derwent Valley teams managed only three wins in Round 6 of the Southern Cricket Association last weekend.

The highlight was the excellent batting display that gave New Norfolk its first win in First Grade. Winning the toss and opting to bat, the Red Caps hit up the big score of 300 against the higher placed Sorell. Coach Dave Maddox led the way with a fine 71 while Stewart Rice got into top gear with some big hitting to make 65. Glenn Williams also did well with the willow, hitting 56, as did Adrian Eiszele with 55.  In reply, Sorell couldn't reach the big target and was bowled out for 234. Josh Dykes was the pick of the New Norfolk bowlers, taking 3-28, while Stewart Rice finished off a good day with 2-39. After six rounds, this was the form New Norfolk has been looking for and they would be happy to have the monkey off their back.

After getting back on the winners list the previous week, Gretna I took a nose dive with a big loss to Sandford in Second Grade on Sunday at Gretna. The visitors had first hit, making the good score of 187. Aaron Maddox has bowled well this season and was the best of the Gretna bowlers taking 2-26.
With the bat the home side never looked to be in the hunt and was bowled out for just 81. Aaron Maddox was the top scorer with 16.

In the other Second Grade match, Molesworth I went down to Sorell by four wickets. Molesworth had first dig making 10 for 166 with Cody Neads batting very well and making a half-century. New recruit Jake King was the next best with 24. From here the home side chased down Molesworth's total with the loss of six wickets. Brayden Hodge bowled well to be the main wicket taker with 3-21.

In Third Grade on Saturday it was yet another big win for the all-conquering Bushy Park team. Playing at home the Park boys hit up the very good total of 221 off their allotted 50 overs. Opening batsman Geoff Crosswell did very well, batting with control and making 78. Crosswell led from the word go and was well supported by Danny Mason's 38 runs and Mitch Crosswell's 20. In reply Derwent was bundled out for 96 runs. Mitchell Crosswell was once again on the war path, claiming four victims. Crosswell wasn't alone as Nathan Grant chimed in with four wickets of his own to help steamroll the opposition and claim another win.

Gretna II travelled to Runnymede and didn't have a great day. Winning the toss, the visitors sent the home side in to rack up the very good score of 252. It was a hard day for the Gretna bowlers with Luke Crosswell the main wicket taker with two while brother Zac got two as did Tom Gregson. With the bat, Gretna could only manage 134 to be all out after 43 overs. Captain Damien Hack did his bit with 41 and Brian Smith hit 24. Well done to Ben Shaw on playing his 100th match for Gretna II.

In Fourth Grade New Norfolk II travelled to Risdon Vale where they were defeated by Hobart on Sunday. Batting first, the home side made the competitive total of 187 from 50 overs. Josh Walsh who had fielded for 47 overs for the injured Ashley Morgan in New Norfolk's win a day earlier, did very well taking 2-28 off 10 overs to be the best of New Norfolk II's bowlers. In the run chase, the Red Caps were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 94. Leigh Berry was the only shining light with 38, but Trent Mayne showed fight with a steady 15 and the team was all out in the 27th over.

Molesworth II recorded its third win on the trot in Fifth Grade with a close 14-run victory over Derwent on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth made 142 after being bowled out in the 39th over. S. Upton top-scored with 22, Jordan Eiszele was next with 20 and Dakoda Smith got 18.  In reply Derwent was going along nicely and at one stage was 6 for 116 and victory in sight, but with some great bowling from the Molesworth boys this wasn't to be and the home side was bowled out for 128. The main destroyer for Molesworth was none other than the mayor himself, Martyn Evans taking 4-19 off 6.1 overs in great spell of bowling. Josh Ransley continued his good form with the ball, claiming 3-21, while Jacksyn Mann 2-9 and Aaron Triffitt 1-23 also got amongst the action. It was a great win by Molesworth II.

FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I 10 for 300 off 49.5 overs (33 extras) d Sorell 10 for 234 off 47.1 overs (19 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Dave Maddox 71, Stewart Rice 65, Glenn Williams 56, Adrian Eiszele 55. New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Dykes 3-28 (10), Stewart Rice 2-39 (10), Kendall Bluett 2-40 (10), Rohan Heron 2-40 (5.1), Josh Rowlands 1-58 (10).

Sandford 10 for 187 off 47.1 overs (14 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 81 off 19.2 overs (16 extras) at Gretna. Gretna I - batting: Aaron Maddox 16, Joey Eyles 13, Mathew Burns 11. Gretna I - bowling: Aaron Maddox 2-26 (7.1), Brock Nichols 2-38 (10), Craig Cunningham 2-40 (10), Corey Ransley 1-12 (8), Joey Eyles 1-17 (3), Todd Jarvis 1-33 (6).

Sorell 6 for 172 off 44.1 overs (17 extras) d Molesworth 10 for 166 off 48.2 overs (26 extras) at Sorell 1. Molesworth I - batting: Cody Neads 52, Jake King 24, Brayden Hodge 16no, Brad Coppleman 11, Jamie Adams 10, Jack Evans 10, Jye County 10.  Molesworth I - bowling: Brayden Hodge 3-21 (7), Brad Coppleman 1-22 (9), Nathan Eiszele 1-30 (7).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park 7 for 221 off 50 overs (39 extras) d Derwent 10 for 96 off 26 overs (12 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds.  Bushy Park - batting: Geoff Crosswell 78, Danny Mason 38, Mitch Crosswell 20, Jason Crosswell 15no, Dylan Grant 13, Nathan Grant 10, Bushy Park - bowling: Mitch Crosswell 4-29 (10), Nathan Grant 4-32 (10), Troy Smith 1-12 (3), Dylan Grant 1-22 (3).

Runnymede 9 for 252 off 50 overs (20 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 134 off 43 overs (21 extras) at Runnymede. Gretna II - batting: Damian Hack 41, Brian Smith 24, Adam Browning 15, Ben Shaw 8no. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-29 (4), Zac Crosswell 2-30 (6), Tom Gregson 2-62 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-36 (10), Adam Browning 1-42 (10).
Hobart 9 for 187 off 50 overs (15 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 94 off 26.4 overs (10 extras) at Risdon Vale. New Norfolk II batting: Leigh Berry 38, Trent Mayne 15. New Norfolk II bowling: Josh Walsh 3-28 (10), T. Smith 2-44 (10), Nathon Heron 1-21 (10), Zane Nossiter 1-27 (5), Mitchell Rice 1-25 (5), A. Drew 1-39 (10).

Molesworth II 10 for 142 off 38.1 overs (40 extras) d Derwent 10 for 128 off 36.1 overs at New Town High School. Molesworth II - batting: S. Upton  22, Jordan Eiszele 20, Dakoda Smith 18, Martyn Evans 11.  Molesworth II - bowling: Martyn Evans 4-19 (6.1), Josh Ransley 3-21 (10), Jacksyn Mann 2-9 (3), Aaron Triffitt 1-23 (8).

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tunnel verdict: it's a drain

Associate Professor Heather Burke peers into the
drain from the access shaft.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL investigators have confirmed that the colonial infrastructure beneath Burnett St in New Norfolk is a drain connecting the Willow Court historic site to the River Derwent.

Flinders University representatives Heather Burke and Chantal Wight entered the structure at two locations in Burnett St today and determined that it was in fact a brick drain, probably for sewage. It is about 75cm wide and too low for an adult to walk through.

One entrance point was near the Riteway Supermarket and the other was near Beaurepaires. In both locations, access was gained via ventilation shafts. The brick-lined shaft near Beaurepaires was about 5m deep while the one outside the supermarket was just under 8m deep and made of concrete.

Associate Professor Burke said the drain was a very old brick structure. As shown in earlier video footage, the structure has a flat floor, straight walls and a curved roof. The bricks are hand-made and carry the "broad arrow" impression. The bricks in the ventilation shaft were newer than those in the drain and appeared to be mass-produced.

The investigators formed the view that the structure was built by first digging a trench and then building the brick drain, with the exception of a section that was tunneled through rock near High St. Further research will be carried out to determine the precise age of the structure.

Professor Burke and technical officer Wight spent two days in New Norfolk exploring archaeological opportunities in New Norfolk ahead of a field school this summer.

Flinders University technical officer Chantal Wight in the
colonial drain beneath Burnett St in New Norfolk.

Go gallivanting this Sunday

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Monday, November 24, 2014

University to study Willow Court

AN archaeology field school will be conducted at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk this summer. Flinders University has advertised the five-day program among its students and has sent an advance party to New Norfolk this week.

Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said this was an exciting development for the site and had the potential to become a 10-year partnership with the South Australian university. The first field school will be held in February 2015.

From 1827 until 2001, New Norfolk was home to Tasmania's major hospital for people with intellectual disability or mental illness. Originally a convict hospital, the oldest surviving building on the site was erected in 1830 and became known as Willow Court.

Marine wind warnings

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Marine Wind Warning Summary

Issued at 10pm on Monday 24 November 2014
for the period until midnight Tuesday 25 November 2014.

Wind Warnings for Monday 24 November

Small Craft Alert for the following area: South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 25 November

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Lower East Coast and Central West Coast

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Tuesday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.