Saturday, December 3, 2016

Smoke alert


SMOKE ALERT For Northern Suburbs of Hobart and Glenorchy

Issued At: 03/12/2016 12:57pm

There is a fuel reduction burn at Mckenzies Road, Molesworth.

There is no fire threat to communities.

There may be smoke from this fire visible around Northern Suburbs of Hobart and Glenorchy.

What to do:

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.
Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services website or

People traveling in the area should exercise caution if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.

You can stay informed by monitoring the Tasmania Fire Service Website for updates at

Friday, December 2, 2016

This weekend's cricket

SCA Season 2016-17
Round 5
All matches start at 10.30am

First Grade - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Rokeby at Tynwald Park.

Second Grade - Saturday
Gretna I v Old Beach at St Virgil's.
Molesworth I v Wellington at Boyer Oval.

Fourth Grade - Sunday
Bothwell I v Gretna II at Gretna.
Bushy Park v Derwent at Bushy Park Showground.
New Norfolk II v St Virgil's at St Virgil's.

Sixth Grade - Sunday
Molesworth II v Bagdad at Bagdad.

Seventh Grade - Sunday
New Norfolk III v St Anne's at Tynwald Park.

Eighth Grade -Saturday
Bothwell II v Derwent at Bothwell

Molesworth burnoff planned this weekend

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A 16 hectare fuel reduction burn is planned for an area at Molesworth this weekend. Weather permitting, the Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a burnoff at McKenzies Rd tomorrow as part of the statewide fuel reduction program.

The program aims to reduce the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities. The total area of this burn will be approximately 16ha and it is likely to take 2-3 days to complete. Smoke may persist for some days afterward, depending on wind conditions.

During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted. The public is asked to remain well out of the burn site while it is taking place and for the following days until safety checks have been made along tracks and trails.

"Please comply with directions from staff or any signs if you are in the area" Tasmania Fire Service community engagement officer Stephen Bresnehan said. "While the fire intensity will be low, it will generate flames, smoke and ash," he said.

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services website or

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Parks and Wildlife Service on 0418 311 697. A map of planned burns is available on the Tasmania Fire Service website at

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Youth League cricket

Round 5

Old Beach Gold 8/117 off 27 overs d. Gretna 8/85 off 24 overs at Cove Creek Oval. Batting: Jorden Conley 33 (5x4s, 1x6), Sam Jackson 10no (2x4s), Aidan Featherstone 9 (1x4). Bowling: Bailey Wheeler 2-9 (4), Sam Jackson 1-6 (3), Kane Lovell 1-7 (3), Kyle Picken 1-7 (3), Aidan Featherstone 1-8 (2).

New Norfolk 7/141 off 30 overs d. South Hobart Sandy Bay 8/93 off 22.2 overs. Batting: Tate Browning 25no (5x4s), Lewis Spaulding 22no (2x4s), Jack Morgan-Miller 13 (2x4s). Bowling: Tate Browning 2-2 (2), Cameron McMaster 2-3 (2), Jack Morgan-Miller 2-6 (2), T. Oakley 2-10 (2.2).

Gretna 4/164 d. New Town 8/153 off 30 overs at Gretna. Batting: Zac Wheeler 45 (10x4s), Brayden Butler 39 (7x4s), Tyler Scanlon 23 (2x4s, 1x6), Hayden Davis 11 (2x4s). Bowling: Cameron Clark 3-14 (6), Josh Whyte 2-22 (3.2), Zac Wheeler 1-13 (4).

North Hobart 5/96 off 25 overs d. New Norfolk 8/94 off 26 overs at Boyer Oval. Batting: Jordon Gittus 42 (7x4s, 1x6), Baine Tomlin 23, Zayde Hill 12 (2x4s). Bowling: Jordan Gittus 3-13 (4), Jack Morgan-Miller 1-15 (3), Zayde Hill 1-17 (4).

UNDER 14 (Round 4)
New Norfolk 5/158 off 26.3 d. Gretna 8/157 off 34.1 overs at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Jye Bearman 85 (11x4s, 2x6s), Jorden Gittus 20 (2x4s), Jordan George 17 (3x4s). Gretna bowling: Zac Wheeler 2-14 (6), Bailey Wheeler 1-5 (1.3), Conor Kelly-Lennox 1-9 (1), Hayden Davis 1-27 (3). Gretna batting: Hayden Davis 46 (5x4s, 2x6s), Brayden Butler 36 (3x4s), Cameron Clark 12 (1x4), Zac Wheeler 11 (1x4). New Norfolk bowling: Jake Stevenson 2-7 (3.1), Jye Bearman 2-25 (4), Jack Gordon 1-5 (4), Zayde Hill 1-11 (4), Jorden George 1-13 (4), Dylan Browning 1-23 (4).

Round 6 - Sunday 

Under 13 - 9am start.
Gretna v New Town Gold at Ogilvie High School.
New Norfolk v Glenorchy Magpies at Boyer Oval.

Under 14
Gretna v Brighton Red at Thompson Oval, 1.15pm start.
New Norfolk v Brighton Blue at Thompson Oval, 9am start.

Christmas community market

Derwent Valley
Community Market

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Santa visiting at 11am

at Derwent Valley Community House

The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk
(Market usually held on the third Sunday of every month)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Southern Cricket - Round 4

Gretna's Brian Smith wound back the clock on
Saturday, making 77no, including four fours
and three sixes.
Southern Cricket Association
Round 4

After losing by just two runs last week, New Norfolk I again missed out on its first victory of the season after close one against St Aidan's at Tynwald Park. Needing five to win off the last ball of the match, the Red Caps couldn't quite get there, but it was a gallant effort by the team which has had its four matches against the top teams in the competition thus far. Batting first, St Aidan's made 8/262 off its 50 overs. Jason Rigby took 2-44 off 10 overs and Nathan Eiszele 2-62 (10). In reply the Red Caps gave it their all, finishing 9/258 off 50 overs. The New Norfolk batsmen showed plenty of fight. Stewart Rice batting at number nine played very well and finding form making a well put together 66. Nathan Eiszele did just as well making 65 while up-and-comer Cody Neads at number seven hit up an excellent 51. Another frustrating result for the boys, but I'm sure that first win is just around the corner.

Molesworth I went down to the Knights by three wickets at Boyer Oval. Batting first, Molesworth made the defendable total of 10/179 off 45.4 overs. Khan Stokes made 45 batting at number seven hitting five fours. Opener Josh Ransley did well making 43, five fours and one six. Captain Nic Piuselli 29 four fours and Jayden Wilton made 17 three fours. The main wicket takers were Josh Ransley 2-27 (7) and Brayden Hodge 2-28 (7). Special mention to Jye Lester who didn't take a wicket, but finished with 0/6 off six overs including four maidens.

Gretna I lost its second match in a row, going down to Montagu Bay by four wickets. Having first hit, Gretna made 10/149 off 40.5 overs. Aaron Maddox has shown good form with the willow this season and made a handy 39 at number six, hitting six fours along the way. Jon Smith again got amongst the runs with 25 (three fours). Glenn Blackwell was next best with 11 (one four). In reply the home side got the runs, finishing 6/150 off 31 overs. Opening bowler Corey Ransley in his 150th match for Gretna I gave a good display of bowling, finishing with the good figures of 2-26 off 10 overs. Well done on this milestone Corey. Aaron Maddox took 2-53 (6) and spinner Craig Cunningham 1-42 (10).

New Norfolk II won its third match in succession with a three-wicket win over Gretna II at Gretna. The home team won the toss and chose to bat, making 9/193 off its 50 overs. Evergreen Brian Smith wound back the clock with a well put together 77no, hitting four fours and three sixes. Another veteran, Mathew Burns, made 35 with five fours. Jake Campbell made a valuable 14 with one four,
Mitchell Rice took 2-19 off five overs, Josh Walsh 2-39 (10) and the hat-trick kid from the Twenty20, Cody Morgan-Coleman, was again amongst the wickets taking 2-42 (10).  In reply the Red Caps snuck home with just nine balls remaining, finishing 7/194 off 48.3 overs. Captain Chris Ashcroft continued with his good form, making 46 which included four fours. Nathan Heron made a very handy 29 at the end, hitting three fours while keeper Leigh Berry made 18 two fours and Cody Morgan-Coleman finished the job remaining 17no. The wicket-takers for Gretna were Mathew Burns who in strange circumstances took 3-22 off 10.2 overs. Burns and Sam Booth were unable to finish their overs and in turn confused their captain and the umpire completely. Aaron Browning took 2-22 (10) and Tom Allcock 1-10 off 1.3 overs.

Chasing 92 to win at St Virgil's, Bothwell I got over the line against Derwent with the loss off seven wickets. Brad Eyles top-scored with 25no, Simon Eyles 16 and Craig Pursell 14. All the Bothwell bowlers played their part. Matthew Eyles did very well taking 4-20 off his 10 overs. Mathew Glover took 2-18 off 8, Brock Nichols 2-20 off 7.4 and Craig Pursell 2-30 (9).

In the match between Bushy Park and Bagdad that was to be played at Bagdad, Bushy Park had to forfeit due to longtime player Mitchell Crosswell getting married the same day. Congratulations to the newlyweds Mitch and Emma.

Yet to record a victory, Molesworth went down to Sandford at Sandford by six wickets. Batting first, the visitors got off to a good start with opener Jack Evans making a excellent 58 with seven fours and one six, Evans put on 66 with fellow opener Aaron Bradley 18 runs. Kam Mallinson in just his second match made 33 at first drop, hitting one four and three sixes. Down the order, Liam Triffitt hit three fours in his 15 runs. Molesworth was all out for 159 after 44.5 overs. In reply the home side finished 4/162 off 31.3 overs. Wicket-takers were Josh Nichols 2-30 (4) and captain Jason Mallinson 2-43 (10).

Playing at Tynwald Park and with just nine players, New Norfolk lost its first match for the season. The Red Caps made 8 for 101 off 31.4 overs, with David Mitchlemore scoring 25 runs and Graeme Rowlands 14. Trent Smith and Brendan Skelly made 13 each. Wellington chased down the total off 38.1 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Spinner David Mitchelmore doubled up and took 2-28 off 9.1 overs and Jake Bearman took 2-33 (10). Paceman Graeme Rowlands tried his hardest and finished with tidy figures of 1-12 (10). Trent Smith 1-22 (8).

Bothwell II registered its first win for the season with a big 116 run victory over St Aidan's at Bothwell. Winning the toss and batting first, the Bucks faced all their 50 overs, making the good total of 7/195. First drop Craig Davey top-scored with a well-made 77. Young Blake Eyles made a handy 26no and Mark Pearce 15. There were 45 sundries. In reply the visitors were bundled out for 79 off 23.1 overs thanks to all of Bothwell's bowlers. Mark Pearce 4-39 off 6 was the main wicket-taker. Rhys Franklin had good figures of 2-11 (6) as did Troy Branch 2-12 (5) while captain Peter Hansch took 2-17 (6). In all a very good first win for the Bucks.