Tuesday, December 31, 2013

More fun at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at many national parks this week, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at various times.

Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather. An adult must accompany children under 12. For more information contact Discovery Ranger Ben on 0428 407 598.

Tuesday December 31
2pm - Kids Capers (1.5 hrs). Learn about the amazing wildlife of Tasmania through fun games and activities. For kids and adults of all ages! Children under 12 please bring a grown up. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor Centre.
7.30pm - New Years Eve Quiz (1.5 hrs). Test your knowledge of Tasmania's wonders and team up for a quiz. Native animal calls, seat and skull identifications and general knowledge might come in handy! Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Wednesday January 1
11am - Meet the Ranger (Discovery Table). Meet Discovery Ranger Ben any time between 11am and 12.30pm at the big tree stump on the Russell Falls walking track to discover amazing and exciting things about the creatures that live in the forest. Bring your questions.

Thursday January 2
2pm - Terrific Trees (1 hr). Discover the tallest flowering plants in the world and learn some fascinating facts about trees. Great for kids of all ages. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor Centre.
7.30pm - Platypus Prowl (1.5 hrs). Find out about this unusual and unique animal and learn to spot them in the wild. Bookings are essential. Book at the visitor centre before 4.30pm.

Friday January 3
11am - Bug Detective (1.5 hrs). Become a bug detective and help the ranger catch and identify the amazing critters that live in streams at Mt Field. Be prepared to get a little wet! Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor's Centre.
9pm - Creatures of the Night (1.5 hrs). Learn all about Tasmania's unique and wonderful wildlife and how to find our nocturnal friends, on a spotlight walk with the Ranger. Bring warm clothing and a torch if you have one. Bookings are essential. Book at the visitor centre before 4.30pm.

Saturday January 4
2pm - Pandani Grove Walk. Enjoy a guided walk around Lake Dobson and the beautiful Pandani Grove. Learn about our glacial history, vegetation and wildlife. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Lake Dobson car park.
7.30pm - Platypus Prowl (1.5 hrs). Find out about this unusual and unique animal and learn to spot them in the wild. Bookings are essential. Book at the visitor centre before 4.30pm.

Sunday January 5
11am - Meet the Ranger (Discovery Table). Meet Discovery Ranger Ben any time between 11am and 12.30pm at the big tree stump on the Russell Falls walking track to discover amazing and exciting things about the creatures that live in the forest. Bring your questions.
2pm - Kids Capers (1 hr). Learn about the amazing wildlife of Tasmania through fun games and activities. For kids and adults of all ages! Children under 12 please bring a grown up. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor Centre.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Muster market cancelled

A MARKET scheduled to be held in association with a country music muster at New Norfolk in February has been cancelled.

The music festival will be held at Boyer Oval on February 8, supported by the Derwent Valley Council, Lions Club of New Norfolk, New Norfolk District Football Club, Molesworth Cricket Club and Tyga FM. Tickets sales and more information is available at www.centertainment.com.au.

Anyone needing more information about the market cancellation can email mustermarket@outlook.com

Sorell Creek speedway


Click image to enlarge. More details on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa at Maydena

SANTA has been busily doing the rounds of the Derwent Valley this afternoon and evening.

Photos from Maydena show Santa waiting for his lift from the fire brigade and doing some of his work on foot.

Many thanks to Jacky Van Beukering for these photos and Merry Christmas Maydena.

Christmas lunch in New Norfolk

A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the St Matthew's Church Hall in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, from noon on Christmas Day tomorrow. The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas. Lunch starts at noon and The theme is "bring a friend or come and make a friend."

There will be a Christmas Eve service at St Matthew's at 11 tonight and the Christmas Day service will be at 9.30am.

Season's greetings to all readers of the New Norfolk News.

Summer fun at Mt Field

THE annual Discovery Ranger Summer Program starts at many national parks this week, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at the following times:

Friday December 27

  • 11am - Meet the Ranger (Discovery Table). Meet Discovery Ranger Ben any time between 11am and 12.30pm at the big tree stump on the Russell Falls walking track to discover amazing and exciting things about the creatures that live in the forest. Bring your questions.
  • 3pm - Kids Capers (1 hr). Learn about the amazing wildlife of Tasmania through fun games and activities. For kids and adults of all ages! Children under 12 please bring a grown up. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor Centre.


Saturday December 28

  • 2pm - Terrific Trees (1 hr). Discover the tallest flowering plants in the world and learn some fascinating facts about trees! Great for kids of all ages! Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor
  • Centre.
  • 7.30pm - Platypus Prowl (1.5 hrs). Find out about this unusual and unique animal and learn to spot them in the wild! Bookings are essential. Book at the visitor centre before 4.30pm.


Sunday December 29

  • 11am - Tall Trees Walk (1.5 hrs). Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Tall Trees car park (5 mins drive up the road from the Visitor Centre) for a guided walk through an impressive stand of towering swamp gums (Eucalyptus regnans), the tallest flowering plant on Earth.
  • 2pm - Bug Detective (1.5 hrs).
  • Become a bug detective and help the ranger catch and identify the amazing critters that live in streams at Mt Field. Be prepared to get a little wet! Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor's Centre.

Monday December 30
  • 11am - Meet the Ranger (Discovery Table). Meet Discovery Ranger Ben any time between 11am and 12.30pm at the big tree stump on the Russell Falls walking track to discover amazing and exciting things about the creatures that live in the forest. Bring your questions.
  • 8.45pm - Creatures of the Night (1.5 hrs). Learn all about Tasmania's unique and wonderful wildlife and how to find our nocturnal friends, on a spotlight walk with the Ranger. Bring warm clothing and a torch if you have one. Bookings are essential. Book at the visitor centre before 4.30pm.

Tuesday December 31
  • 2pm - Kids Capers (1.5 hrs). Learn about the amazing wildlife of Tasmania through fun games and activities. For kids and adults of all ages! Children under 12 please bring a grown up. Meet Discovery Ranger Ben at the Visitor Centre.
  • 7.30pm - New Years Eve Quiz (1.5 hrs). Test your knowledge of Tasmania's wonders and team up for a quiz. Native animal calls, seat and skull identifications and general knowledge might come in handy! Meet at the Visitor Centre.
The program continues until January 5. Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather. An adult must accompany children under 12. For more information contact Discovery Ranger Ben on 0428 407 598.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa's Christmas Eve schedule

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade will help Santa Claus to get around New Norfolk tomorrow afternoon and evening before heading off on his work for the night.

The fire brigade will drive Santa around as many local streets as possible, stopping at the following locations to distribute lollies.

* All times are approximate. Don't worry if Santa isn't right on time.

  • Tynwald Park, 2.30pm*
  • Ellis Dean Reserve, 4pm*
  • Dewernt Valley Sport and Recreation Centre, 6pm*
  • Henry Cresent bike park, 7.30pm*
  • Magra Fire Station, 8.30pm*
  • Oakdale Estate, 9.30pm*



Sunday, December 22, 2013

See Santa in New Norfolk


Mumbles' milestone

Brian Smith
IN the Gretna II cricket match played last weekend, Brian "Mumbles" Smith chalked up his 250th club match for Gretna.

Smith has given great service to the club since joining back in season 1999/2000. The 51-year-old cricketer has also played with various other clubs, more notably the now defunct Glenora/Ellendale team.

He has now racked up around 500 matches in all, and one would say he is a true legend of not only cricket in the Derwent Valley, but in cricket over all.
WADE GLEESON

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Glenora's glad rags

PHOTOS of Glenora District High School's graduating class for 2013 have been published by the Mercury newspaper today, featuring the students in formal dress for their annual dinner at the school.

The photos can also be seen in an online gallery here.

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Norfolk school formal featured

THE Mercury newspaper has today published a page of photos featuring New Norfolk High School students arriving at their school formal held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on Monday night.

The photos by Carolyn Docking can also be seen in an online gallery here.

Extended hours at Bushy Park Pool

WITH the start of school holidays today, opening hours at the Bushy Park Swimming Pool will be extended. From today, the pool is open from noon to 6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends. The pool will be closed on Christmas Day.

Jump into January with some swimming lessons at the pool. On offer is a five-day intensive program costing $40 plus pool entry. Classes will be held between 10am and noon, Monday to Friday. Bookings are essential - call 0417 415 756.

Lifeguard Sharyn Loller is also a "bronze star squad" on Saturdays at 8.45am. This is for fitness and fun while improving endurance and style, learning some lifesaving and survival skills. All welcome. The cost is pool entry plus gold coin donation. Bronze star is the first level of the recognised Royal Life Saving program and some participants may achieve their bronze star by the end of the season.

The Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool is at 601 Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park. Phone 6286 2050.





Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pre-Christmas cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 10

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE, Saturday, December 21
Gretna I v Bushy Park at Bushy Park Show Grounds.
Molesworth I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
New Norfolk I vRichmond/Cambridge at Richmond.

FOURTH GRADE, Saturday, December 21
Gretna II v Wellington at Gretna.

FIFTH GRADE, Sunday, December 22
New Norfolk II v Molesworth II v at Tynwald Park.

Very high fire danger today

Bureau of Meteorology
Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:16am on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures reaching the mid to high thirties, low relative humidity and northwesterly winds averaging 30 to 40km/h are expected. Today's forecast for New Norfolk and Ouse is 37 degrees, with an extreme UV alert.

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:
  • Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
  • Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

Total fire ban today

TODAY Thursday, December 19 has been declared a Day of Total Fire Ban for the Southern Region.

No fires may be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air until midnight, Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Tasmania Fire Service
General Advice on a Day of Total Fire Ban
Tools and Equipment

Tools and equipment that use a naked flame or generate sparks such as welding or grinding, must not be used in the open air.

If essential works are required to be done a special permit may be issued, after a thorough investigation of each application. Apply to your TFS Regional Office.

Barbecues that use wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned

Gas and electric barbecues are permitted subject to the strict application of the conditions set out below.

Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing:

  • the barbecue is electric or gas fire.
  • the barbecue is fixed permanent structure.


Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided:

  • The barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings).

Additional conditions that apply to the use of portable electric and gas fired barbecues and barbecues in public reserves and campsites:

  • the area for 3 metres around and above the barbecue is completely cleared of flammable material.
  • an adult is in attendance at all times
  • a tap with hose connected is ready for use
  • at least 10 litres of water is on hand in case of emergency.

Commercial caterers are required to obtain a special permit from your TFS Regional Office.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2001 - a news odyssey

THE New Norfolk News has today posted its 2000th news item since the website was established in July 2008.

The 1000-article milestone was reached in March 2012 and the second thousand has rolled around 18 months later.

Sincere thanks to all readers and contributors for their ongoing support.

Council pair back Palmer party registration

TWO Derwent Valley councillors are among the 100 Tasmanians who have endorsed the Palmer United Party's application to be registered as a political party in Tasmania.

Councillors Chris Lester and Wayne Shoobridge are named as registered members of Palmer United along with a number of fellow Derwent Valley citizens in a notice published in today's press.

Also among the registered members is Len Butterworth who has been closely scrutinising the council for the last few years.

Southern cricket

Adam Browning
THANKS to an unbeaten 131 from Leigh Berry, New Norfolk II recorded a 189-run win over a hapless Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond in fifth grade cricket last weekend. Berry opened the batting and hit 16 fours in his innings, sharing an 84-run partnership with fellow opener and captain Stephen Nichols. Berry batted through the innings of 50 overs, setting up the big total of 285. In reply Richmond/Cambridge was no match for the Red Caps bowlers with Jamie Hill 4-8 and Brad Kemmler 4-29 skittling the home side for just 96. Nathan Rice and Adam Nossiter chipped in with a wicket each.

In other matches, Molesworth I chased down Derwent's total of 216 to win by four wickets. Nathan Eiszele and Jamie Adams both made 50s while Dean King bowled well for his first match in second grade, taking three wickets. Nathan Eiszele capped off a good day taking two.

Molesworth II defeated Sorell by 148 runs. Brayden Chaplin 74 and Cody Neads 60 really showed the opposition how to bat in what is becoming a regular occurrence for this team. Josh Ransley got the call up and really showed his capabilities by snaring four wickets.

New Norfolk I got back on the winners, easily accounting for Bushy Park by nine wickets. After missing last week's match, Red Cap all-rounder Stewart Rice firstly ripped through the Bushy Park batsmen taking 5-23 and then opened the batting with his eldest son Mitchell. The pair put on an opening stand of 81, with Stewart making 59 with 46 coming in boundaries and Mitchell remained 23 not out with three 4s. Richard Graham remained 32no. For Bushy, Mitch Crosswell did well making 33 while Nathan Grant was the only wicket taker. Well done to 13-year-old Cody Morgan on playing his first senior match for the club. He also plays with the Under 13s and is doing very well.

In his 50th match for Gretna II, stand-in captain Adam Browning led his team to victory, bowling extremely well and skittling through the Marquis batsmen to finish with figures of 6-18 off 10 overs. The Tigers were bowled out for 79 in 34 overs. Browning was well supported by Brock Nichols who did a great job keeping the pressure on at the other end as did Matthew and Cody Eyles. In reply Gretna had no trouble reaching the small total with openers Bruce Emery 32no and Dylan Pearce 25no getting the job done with no fuss.

In second grade, Gretna I recorded a three-wicket win over Montagu Bay at Gretna on Saturday. Montagu Bay had first hit and was bowled out for 183. This was thanks to a good bowling spell from debutant Daniel Browning who took 4 for 50 off 10 overs. Spinner Craig Cunningham continues to pick up wickets each week, bagging two this time. In reply Gretna reached the visitors' total with 20.2 overs to spare. In his 200th for Gretna I, Ben Rainbird came in down the order and made a very good 50no while Mathew Burns made 39.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 1 for 120 off 16 overs (6 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 118 off 33.5 overs ( 8 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I batting: Stewart Rice 59 (10x4s, 1x6), Richard Graham 32no (2x4s, 3x6s), Mitchell Rice 23no (3x4s). Bushy Park bowling: Nathan Grant 1-51 (7). Bushy Park batting: Mitch Crosswell 33, Nathan Grant 21, Dylan Grant 14, Shaun Fenton 13, Danny Mason 11. New Norfolk I bowling: Stewart Rice 5-23 (8.5), Josh Rowlands 2-26 (9), Josh Dykes 2-34 (8), Jake King 1-34 (8).

Gretna I 7 for 184 off 29.4 (24 extras) at d Montagu Bay 10 for 183 off 49.3 overs (17 extras) at Gretna. Gretna I batting: Ben Rainbird 50no (4x4s, 1x6), Matthew Burns 39 (4x4s, 2x6s), Aaron Maddox 26 (4x4s), Glenn Blackwell 21 (3x4s), Damien Hack 19 (2x4s). Gretna I bowling: Daniel Browning 4-50 (10), Craig Cunningham 2-21 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-28 (10), Ben Rainbird 1-31 (7), Corey Ransley 1-32 (8).

Molesworth 6 for 219 off 43.1 overs (30 extras) d Derwent 7 for 216 off 50 overs (19 extras) at New Town High School. Molesworth I batting: Nathan Eiszele 56no, Jamie Adams 50 (6x4s, 1x6), Brad Coppleman 36 (6x4s, 1x6), Daniel Coppleman 28. Molesworth I bowling: Dean King 3-31 (10), Nathan Eiszele 2-46 (10), Chris Slater 1-25 (5).

FOURTH GRADE: Gretna II 0 for 80 off 19.5 overs (23 extras) d Marquis Tigers 10 for 78 off 34 overs (16 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II batting: Bruce Emery 32no (4x4s), Dylan Pearce 25no (3x4s). Gretna II bowling: Adam Browning 6-18 (10), Brock Nichols 2-18 (10), Cody Eyles 1-19 (7), Matthew Eyles 1-23 (7).

FIFTH GRADE: New Norfolk II 9 for 285 off 50 overs (51 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 9 for 96 off overs (extras) at Richmond. New Norfolk II batting: Leigh Berry 131no (16x4s), Leigh Lewis 30 (4x4s, 1x6). Stephen Nichols 26 (4x4s). Adam Nossiter (3x4s), D. Langtidge 10 (1x4). New Norfolk II bowling: Jamie Hill 4-8 (4), Brad Kemmler 4-29 (10), Nathan Rice 1-4 (2.1), Adam Nossiter 1-50 (8).

Molesworth II 9 for 237 off 50 overs (43 extras) d Sorell 9 for 89 off 29.3 overs (9 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth II batting: Brayden Chaplin 74 (5x4s, 1x6), Cody Neads 60 (5x4s), Brayden Hodge 28 (4x4). Molesworth II bowling: Josh Ransley 4-42 (10), Cody Neads 2-8 (4), Brayden Hodge 1-6 (2.3), Jye County 1-27 (7).

Junior cricket

Speedster Nathan.
YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 6

NEW Norfolk Under 13s had a good win over New Town Jatan with Nathan Rice taking two wickets and Lucas Higgins making 21 not out.

Molesworth Under 13s had a very good win over New Town Lee, bowling them out for just nine runs. Tyron Bailey made 13no and Jeremy Nicholls 14.

In a high scoring match, Gretna Under 13s went down to Wellington by 17 runs at Glenora. Josh Eyles did well making 30no as did Tyler Farrell who remained 14no.

Gretna Under 15s travelled to Dodges Ferry where they had a good win over the home side by 30 runs. Hannah Mann made 15 while speedster Nathan Eyles captured 5 for 18 off 7 overs. Nathan claimed all his five wickets off his last three overs for just seven runs.

The Molesworth Under 15 results were not available at the time of writing.
WADE GLEESON

SCORES - UNDER 13s: Wellington Warriors 1 for 140 off 20 overs d Gretna 2 for 123 off 20 overs at Glenora High School. Gretna batting: Josh Eyles 30 not out (4x4s, 2x6s), Tyler Farrell 14no (1x4), Blake Eyles 12no (2x4s), Tyronne Skinner 9 (2x4s), Jacob Blackwell 6no, Brayden Butler 6no (1x4). Jamieson Farrell 5 (1x4). Gretna bowling: Conor Kelly-Lennox 0-12 (2), Sam Jackson 0-17 (2), Nathan Barrington 0-20 (2), Aiden Featherstone 0-24 (2).

New Norfolk 5-103 off (20 overs) d New Town Jatan 3-79 off (20 overs) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk bowling: Nathan Rice 2-4 (2), Cody Morgan 1-9 (3). New Norfolk batting: Lucas Higgins 21no, Dylan Morgan 11 retired, Coby Kemmler 12 retired.

Molesworth 8/34 defeated New Town Lee 9/9. Molesworth went into bat first. Top scorers with the bat were Tyron Bailey with 13no and Jeremy Nicholls with 14. With another great bowling and fielding display, the Molesworth boys had bowled New Town Lee all out for nine runs.

UNDER 15s: Gretna 10 for 104 off 26.3 overs (38 extras) d Dodges Ferry 10 for 74 off 25 overs (35 extras) at Dodges Ferry. Gretna batting: Hannah Mann 15. Gretna bowling: Nathan Eyles 5-19 (6), Zac Crosswell 2-2 (2), Mark McGuire 2-11 (4), Jake Campbell 1 wicket. 

YOUTH LEAGUE resumes Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Fire weather warning - upper Derwent Valley

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 3:51pm on Wednesday 18 December 2013.

Weather Situation

Maximum temperatures reaching the mid to high thirties, low relative humidity and northwesterly winds averaging 30 to 40km/h are expected.

For Thursday 19 December:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Upper Derwent Valley and South East 
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be difficult to control. There is a possibility that people in the path of a fire who are not well prepared may be killed or seriously injured.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:

  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:

  • Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
  • Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it.

The next warning will be issued by 5am Thursday.

Total fire ban from midnight

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE - MEDIA RELEASE
TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED FOR SOUTHERN TASMANIA

December 19, 2013

Due to locally warmer weather conditions throughout today and forecast hot weather for tomorrow, TFS Chief Officer Mike Brown has declared a Total Fire Ban for the south of the state from midnight tonight until midnight on Thursday, December 19.

Mr Brown said: “Given the predicted weather conditions for tomorrow we expect that any fire outbreak in the south of Tasmania could be difficult to control. With the dry conditions developing in many areas, all Tasmanians are also asked to take extra care with machinery that emits sparks, such as mowers, slashers, grinders and other cutting tools, as this type of activity does has the potential to start fires.”

The Tasmania Fire Service is asking that anyone who may have lit a fire in the past week or so to ensure any fire is completely extinguished. “There are significant penalties that can be imposed on anyone not adhering to the Total Fire Ban restrictions,” Mr Brown added.

People should monitor the local ABC radio station or visit TFS website to keep up to date with conditions.

The Tasmania Fire Service urges everyone living in and around the bush to review their Bushfire Survival Plan now and be prepared to implement their plan if required. Details on how to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan, prepare your property for bushfires, or other fire safety tips can be found from the front page of the TFS website.

While the ban is in place please avoid non-essential water use. Turning off sprinkler systems and using hoses sparingly will help ensure that water is available for firefighting and protecting properties should it be required.

All fires should be reported by dialling "000".

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nothing to fear - it's a burnoff

A CONTROLLED burn near Corumbene Nursing Home has cast a cloud of smoke across New Norfolk tonight.

The New Norfolk Fire Brigade appears to be managing the burnoff, which is occurring on the bank below the nursing home, between Lower Rd and Hobart Rd.



The view of the burnoff from Hobart Road.
Firefighters in control of the burn.

Learn to swim at the New Norfolk Pool

Click image to enlarge

Monday, December 16, 2013

A night on the green

Carols by Candlelight at Tynwald Park on Friday night.
Thanks to Wade Gleeson for this photo.
THE still-unfinished "sound shell" at Tynwald Park was the venue for the Derwent Valley Carols by Candlelight last Friday. A tarpaulin was strung up behind the stage to provide temporary acoustic support for the evening.

Moved from their traditional Monday night fixture for the first time since the event started in the mid-1980s, the carols were attended by about 250 people who braved cool conditions for a night of family entertainment.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Norfolk Christmas Parade

A four-legged friend joined the
Derwent Valley Concert Band
in the Christmas Parade.
PERHAPS the biggest crowd yet turned out to watch the New Norfolk Christmas Parade earlier today. Held in cool and overcast conditions, the annual pageant had about 30 entries and each run of High St took about 20 minutes.

Organised for the first time by the Lions Club of New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for the New Norfolk Business Alliance, the event concluded with Santa Claus riding along High St in the front part of the Lions Club train.

DECEMBER 22 UPDATE: Details of the winning entries have been received today: Over all joint winners: New Norfolk Scouts and Connecting Schools and Community - Upper Derwent Valley. Emergency services category joint winners: Magra Fire Brigade and New Norfolk Ambulance volunteers. Entertainment category joint winners: Derwent Valley Players and Derwent Scottish Pipe Band. Community service category:  Derwent Valley 4WD Club. Business category: New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy.

A gallery of photos from the parade appears below.



Friday, December 13, 2013

Candidate shows interest

Jessey Dillon
RECENTLY announced ALP candidate for Lyons in next year's State Election, New Norfolk's Jessey Dillon, was the only member of the public in the gallery at last night's Derwent Valley Council annual general meeting.

Speaking during the community section of the meeting, Mr Dillon congratulated the councillors on their work for the municipality over the past year and encouraged them to maintain their efforts in the new year.

The only other person in the gallery was West Tamar mayor Barry Easther OAM, in his capacity as president of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, having arrived a little early for the 5.30pm function to celebrate the council's 150th birthday.

The council's annual report can be downloaded from the council website here, or obtained in hardcopy from the council chambers.

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 9

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE, Saturday, December 14
Gretna I v Montagu Bay at Gretna.
Molesworth I v Derwent at New Town High School.
New Norfolk I v Bushy Park at Tynwald Park.

FOURTH GRADE, Sunday, December 15
Gretna II v Marquis at Gretna.

FIFTH GRADE, Saturday, December 14
New Norfolk II v Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond.
Molesworth II v Sorell at Boyer Oval.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The pride of New Norfolk

Kathy Foster being inducted into the hall of fame.
FRIENDS and family from New Norfolk joined our town's first Olympian, Kathy Foster, in Melbourne late last month when she became the first Tasmanian to be inducted to the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Kathy's special guests were her husband Phil and daughter Rachael, mum Nita Davey and sister Lynne Hanlon, as well as lifelong friends John and Vanessa Hastie and Kim and Leeanne Clark. Phil and Kathy's younger daughter, Rebecca, was in England and unable to attend.

In a Women's National Basketball League career spanning 135 games, the three time Most Valuable Player (1985, 1986, 1989) was also a member of the 1989 and 1990 WNBL All Star Five.

At the international level, Kathy represented Australia at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and two World Championships (1983 and 1986). Her crowning moment came in 1991 when she played a significant role in bringing a WNBL title to Hobart with the Islanders’ victory over the Nunawading Spectres.

After hanging up her sneakers at the end of 1992, Kathy has remained involved via coaching positions at all levels with a particular focus on her students at The Fahan School in Sandy Bay where she is deputy principal. Kathy also taught at New Norfolk High School for several years. Thanks to Lynne Hanlon for the photos featured here.



Rachael, Phil and Kathy Foster



Southern cricket latest

Southern Cricket Association
Round 8

A GREAT spell of bowling by Mitch Crosswell helped Bushy Park to its second victory in a row with a great win over Runnymede on Saturday. Bushy had first hit, making the the defendable score of 141. Wicketkeeper-batsman Geoff Crosswell did well making 59, well supported by Troy Smith who made 24. In reply the visitors couldn't handle the bowling of speedster Mitch Crosswell who sent down 9.4 overs and captured 6 for 22. Crosswell has been a very good bowler for the Park over many years now and this match winning effort was no exception. Crosswell was well supported by Nathan Grant who captured three wickets himself. In the end Runnymede was bowled out for just 57. Bushy Park heads into this weekend's match against New Norfolk in some good form and could well inflict the Red Caps with their second loss.

In Fifth Grade it was an excellent innings for Molesworth II's opener of 105 but youngster Cody Needs couldn't quite get his team over the line against Montagu Bay on Sunday. Needs batted superbly, hitting 11 fours and three sixes in a great effort. In his comeback match Dean King was next best with 29 - most of this coming off boundaries. For the Molesworth bowlers it was Jye County who did the damage, taking four wickets while King and Hodge chipped in with two each. It was a great effort from Molesworth who lost by only 25 runs.

New Norfolk II had the bye.

After seven wins in a row, New Norfolk I lost its first roster match. The Red Caps were outplayed by their Second Grade opponents Montagu Bay which had first hit, making 8 for 217 off 50 overs. In reply New Norfolk was bowled out for 136. Captain Rohan Heron tried hard for his team, top-scoring with 31 while Josh Dykes was the main wicket-taker with 2-24. This weekend the Red Caps will face the Bushy Park outfit which has won the past two matches. This match could be an interesting affair.

Gretna II travelled to Shoobridge Park were they took on ladder-leaders DOSA. The home side won the toss and sent Gretna into bat for a great score of 9 for 245 off the 50 overs. Matthew Eyles found the boundaries often, top-scoring with a well-made 48. Jordan Hastie also showed great form making 45 while Brian Smith made 28 before being caught brilliantly. In reply DOSA chased down the total with ease, reaching it off just 30 overs. All Gretna bowlers tried hard, but the DOSA batsmen were a polished outfit, hitting boundaries in nearly every over. Gretna II has now lost its last two matches and with captain Joey Eyles still out injured, the team must regroup for its next big match against the Marquis Tigers at Gretna.

Gretna I got back on the winners list with a four-wicket won over Derwent at home on Saturday. Derwent had first hit and was bowled out for 169. Six Gretna bowlers took wickets with Ben Rainbird and Jackson Ackerly taking two each to be the best of the bowlers. In reply Gretna reached the total with plenty of overs to spare with Mathew Burns doing well making 44 and Aaron Maddox doing well down the order with 30.

The Molesworth I v Sandford match was washed out, apparently due to the rain the night before.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: Montagu Bay 8 for 217 off 50 overs d New Norfolk I 10 for 136 off 42.4 overs (19 extras) at Geilston Bay. New Norfolk batting: Rohan Heron 31 (3x4s), Ashley Morgan 24 (4x4s), Jamie Maddox 20 (1x4, 1x6), Glenn Williams 12 1x4. New Norfolk bowling: Josh Dykes 2-24 (10), Rohan Heron 1-29 (4), Josh Rowlands 1-37 (10), Ashley Morgan 1-56 (10).

Gretna I 6 for 171 off 37.2 overs (34 extras) d Derwent 10 for 169 off 49.2 overs (18 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Mathew Burns 44 (5x4s, 1x6), Aaron Maddox 30 (4x4s), Craig Cunningham 21 (3x4s), Ben Rainbird 13 (2x4s), Rhys Browning 12 (3x4s), Damien Hack 11 (2x4s). Gretna bowling: Ben Rainbird 2-14 (4.2), Jackson Ackerly 2-28 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-16 (3), Craig Cunningham 1-27 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-31 (10), Corey Ransley 1-37 (10).

Molesworth v Sandford match washed out.

Bushy Park 10 for 141 off 28.4 overs (21 extras) d Runnymede 10 for 57 off 18.4 overs (13 extras) at Bushy Park Showground. Bushy Park batting: Geoff Crosswell 59, Troy Smith 24, Dylan Grant 11. Bushy Park bowling: Mitchell Crosswell  6-22 (9.4), Nathan Grant 3-27 (8).

FOURTH GRADE: DOSA 4 for 248 off 29.5 overs (11 extras) d Gretna II 9 for 245 off 50 overs (14 extras) at Shoobridge Park. Gretna batting: Matthew Eyles 48 (8x4s, 2x6s), Jordan Hastie 45 (7x4s, 1x6), Brian Smith 28 (4x4s), Clinton Millhouse 26 (3x4s), Nick Wakefield 24 (4x4s), Daniel Browning 23 not out (3x4s), Dylan Pearce 21 (5x4s). Gretna bowling: Daniel Browning 1-4 (2), Brock Nichols 1-44 (5), Adam Browning 1-46 (8), Cody Eyles 1-76 (7.5).

FIFTH GRADE: Montagu Bay 10 for 221 off 49.2 overs (38 extras) d Molesworth II 10 for 196 off 44 overs (31 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: Cody Neads 105 (11x4s, 3x6s), Dean King (4x4s, 1x6). Aaron Triffitt 1-4. Molesworth bowling: Jye County 4-44 (9.2), Dean King 2-16 (8), Brayden Hodge 2-49 (10), Jack Evans 1-16 (2), Larry Menzie 1-56 (10).

New Norfolk II had the bye.

Twenty20 cricket - week three

TIER 1

Wellington 6 for 196 off 20 overs d  Gretna 10 for 87 off 18.2 overs (4 extras) at Abbotsfield Park. Gretna batting: Aaron Maddox 25 (2x4s, 1x6), Rhys Browning (1x4), Jackson Ackerly 14 (1x4). Gretna bowling: Ben Rainbird 2-29 (4), Adam Browning 1-13 (2), Jackson Ackerly 1-13 (2), Aaron Maddox 1-59 (4).

Glenora kids still in2Cricket

The Glenora in2Cricket participants at their final session at Gretna last week.
DECKED out in their bright uniforms, the keen Glenora in2Cricket participants had their final session last Friday evening at the Gretna Cricket Club. The future cricket stars aged from 5 to 8 years enjoyed the past seven weeks learning the great game of cricket.

Supported by co-ordinators Annie McKenzie and Natasha Farrow along with Gretna senior players and parents, the kids have been well looked after. Both Annie and Natasha were presented with plaques from the Gretna Cricket Club in appreciation of their excellent work with the Milo in2Cricket program over the past four years. Well done ladies. And to all the kids, we hope to see you back again next season.

WADE GLEESON

Enjoying the barbecue after the in2Cricket session at Gretna
were Caitlin Shaw, left, Amber Rainbird and Lucy Gleeson.  


Molesworth carols

MOLESWORTH CAROLS

This Saturday, December 14
Molesworth Recreation Ground, Molesworth Rd.

  • Barbecue from 5.30pm - come along to support Molesworth Primary School
  • Live music from 6pm with local band Le Crush
  • Carols from 7-8pm

Everybody welcome!

Christmas parade details

THIS year's Christmas Parade will be held Saturday 14th December commencing at noon in Circle St, New Norfolk. We have 31 entries in the parade which possibly may make it the biggest one yet.

The route will follow Circle St to High St, proceeding around Arthur Square and returning up High St. We have two pipe bands and the Derwent Valley Concert Band participating.

This year's parade has been organised by the Rotary and Lions Clubs of New Norfolk, funded by the New Norfolk Business Alliance and assistance given by the SES and Tyga FM.

Tyga FM will be broadcasting live on the day, the Lions Club will conduct a BBQ outside the Post Office after the event and prizes will be awarded by MC Craig Farrell also after the event. Santa will be in attendance outside the Post Office after the parade.

 Gil Thomas
President, Derwent Valley Rotary Club

Concert band's big year

Belle Pearson and Susan Reppion-Brook
THE Derwent Valley Concert Band's 20th anniversary had been a year to remember, president and music director Layton Hodgetts told last night's annual general meeting in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall.

The meeting conferred a long-overdue and well-deserved life membership of the band on Mr Hodgetts and heard that the Belle Pearson Award for Consistent Endeavour had been awarded to Susan Reppion-Brook.

The election of office-bearers saw Mr Hodgetts returned as president for the next year. Recently returned founding member Doug Boote was elected vice-president, Antony Cave as secretary and Ashleigh Clark was returned as treasurer. Elected to the committee were Leeanne Clark, Amanda James, Tara Johns, Anne Gourlay and Nick Bennett.

To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, certificates of service were presented to all members of the band and special mention was made of the band's patron, Belle Pearson, and journalist Damian Bester for their ongoing support since the band was established in 1993.




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Colonial heritage demolished

The Willow Court Oval change-rooms site this evening
THE heritage-listed colonial basement of the destroyed football change rooms at Willow Court was demolished today.

Contractors moved in early this morning to remove the roof and other remains of the weatherboard change rooms, which were razed in a deliberately-lit fire on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the intervention of passers-by who were concerned about the apparently unnecessary demolition of the basement level, the structure was levelled after a temporary halt, and most of the brick and sandstone was removed. Only a few pieces of hand-hewn stone remained this evening.

The Willow Court Conservation and Management Plan said the change-rooms building must be preserved but could be relocated. It is believed that the change-rooms were cut off from the part of the property sold by the Derwent Valley Council to a supermarket developer.

Stone from the colonial-era basement.

Christmas queries

READERS have asked for details of the New Norfolk Christmas Carols this Friday night and the New Norfolk Christmas Parade this Saturday. Unfortunately no information has been received from the organisers.

If someone from the Lions Club or Rotary Club would like to share this information it can be sent to newnorfolknews@gmail.com

The New Norfolk News can tell you that Santa Claus will again be spending time at Glasser and Parker in High St, New Norfolk, and will be available for photos from 11am-1pm on December 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24, and from 2-4pm on December 19, 20 and 23.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Junior cricket

YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 6

IN a great all-round effort the Gretna Under 15s had a good win over the undefeated Sorell team yesterday. Gretna won in a close one by 11 runs.

In the Under 13s, New Norfolk just went down to North Hobart. Young Cody Morgan had a good game, making 30 retired and picking up one wicket.

The young Gretna Under 13s have started to really meld together now and a win is just around the corner. The pleasing thing is the kids have been batting out their overs with many batsmen remaining not out. Well done boys.
WADE GLEESON

SCORES - UNDER 13: New Town Jatan 3 for 98 off 20 overs d Gretna 6 for 80 off 20 overs at Cornelian Bay. Gretna batting: Blake Eyles 24 (3x4s), Josh Eyles 12 (1x4), Jacob Blackwell 4 (1x4), Conor Lennox-Kelly 3 not out, Tyrone Skinner 3no, Sam Jackson 3no, Tyler Farrell 3, Jamieson Farrell 2no. Gretna bowling: Sam Jackson 1-4 (2), Jacob Blackwell 1-12 (2).

New Norfolk  5-99 off 20 overs defeated by New Town 5-100 off 19.3 overs at Eady Street. New Norfolk bowling: Coby Kemmler 1-6 (2), Cody Morgan 1-17 (4). New Norfolk batting: Lucas Higgins 19no, Cody Morgan 30 retired.

UNDER 15: Gretna 10 for 147 off 35.2 overs (25 extras) d Sorell 10 for 136 off 33.4 overs (59 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Hannah Mann 35 (3x4s), Luke Crosswell 35 (2x4s), Nathan Eyles 21 (3x4s), Zac Crosswell 10 (2x4s), Ryan Emery 10, Sam Booth 5, Jake Campbell 3, Brody Nichols 3. Gretna bowling: Luke Crosswell 2-8 (4.4), Nathan Eyles 2-25 (5), Jake Campbell 1-7 (4), Mark McGuire 1-13 (4), Jake Ransley 1-13 (4), Sam Booth 1-15 (2), Brody Nichols 1-16 (2).

Next games - Round 7
Sunday, December 15

Under 13
Gretna v Wellington at Glenora District High School.
New Norfolk v New Town Jatan at Tynwald Park.
Molesworth v New Town Lee at Boyer Oval.

Under 15
Gretna v Dodges Ferry at Dodges Ferry Recreation Ground.
Molesworth v Old Beach at Boyer Oval.

Council AGM this Thursday

THE Derwent Valley Council's annual general meeting will be held this Thursday, December 12, in the New Norfolk Courthouse at 5pm. The annual report can be downloaded from the council website here, or obtained in hardcopy from the council chambers.

The AGM is an opportunity to ask questions about the council's activities over the last financial year and to propose motions from the floor. If carried by the members of the public present, these motions must be considered at the next council meeting.

Police interview three youths over fire

TASMANIA POLICE - MEDIA RELEASE

APPREHENSIONS MADE IN RELATION TO ARSON
AT  NEW NORFOLK 7 DECEMBER 2013

At 3.30pm on Saturday 7 December 2013, the Tasmania Fire Service and Police personnel were called to attend a structure fire at Royal Derwent, George Street, New Norfolk. The disused "football change rooms" were fully engulfed in flames and were completely destroyed by fire causing approximately $100,000 damage.  A fire scene examination determined that the cause of the fire was suspicious and it had been deliberately lit.

As a result of investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigation Branch and the quality information provided by the local community, the identities of the three people responsible for the arson were quickly established.

Late Saturday night, investigators interviewed three youths in relation to the arson and all three will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Investigators are very appreciative of the information and quick actions of those members of the local New Norfolk community; with the information they provided directly leading to the timely resolution of this incident.

Award nominations close Friday

THERE is just under a week remaining for nominations in the various categories of the Derwent Valley Council's annual Australia Day Awards. Awards will be made in the following categories and a nomination form can be downloaded from the council website:

  • Australia Day Citizen of the Year
  • Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Sports Person/Team/Group of the Year
  • Junior Sports Person of the Year.

Nominations close this Friday, December 13. Download the form here.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Australia Day fun run on again

Click image to enlarge.
Click here to download entry form.

Markets wanted for music muster

Image from www.centretainment.com.au
Click to enlarge.
STALLHOLDERS are being sought for a market associated with a country music muster at New Norfolk early next year.

The music festival will be held at Boyer Oval on February 8, supported by the Derwent Valley Council, Lions Club of New Norfolk, New Norfolk District Football Club, Molesworth Cricket Club and Tyga FM. Tickets sales and more information is available at www.centertainment.com.au.

Market stalls will be assembled on the grassed area just down from the main gates and will operate from 10am-3pm. Expressions of interest are being sought from potential stall operators. There are some exclusions, including food products, drinks, condiments and home-made foodstuffs, fruit, vegetables, eggs or any home produce, and dangerous goods or weapons.

For more information about booking a 4x4m non-powered stall site, phone 0458 855 616 or email mustermarket@outlook.com

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Old clubrooms destroyed

Fire has completely destroyed the old football change rooms at the bottom
of the Willow Court oval in a massive blaze this afternoon.
The Mercury newspaper has the story here.

Learn all about karamu tomorrow

Karamu near the New Norfolk boat ramp.
IF you live on or near the Derwent River in New Norfolk you may be familiar with the introduced woody weed called karamu. It is fast taking over the riverbank and wetlands in and around the town.

Steven Joyce from NRM South says widespread participation is the only way control this weed and clean up the waterway. To help tackle this weed, a free workshop involving plant identification and the demonstration of effective control methods will be held tomorrow (Sunday) followed by a lunchtime barbecue.

This will be held at Tynwald Park at 10am, near the footbridge to the wetlands. For more information call Steven Joyce on 0499 178 550.

www.landcaretas.org.au/eventsdata/workshop-and-bbq/

Friday, December 6, 2013

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association, Round 8
Derwent Valley matches

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE - Saturday, December 7
Gretna I v Derwent at Gretna.
Molesworth I v Sandford at Sandford.
New Norfolk I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
Bushy Park v Runnymede at Bushy Park Showground.

FOURTH GRADE - Saturday, December 7
Gretna II v DOSA at Shoobridge Park.

FIFTH GRADE - Sunday, December 8
New Norfolk II have the bye.
Molesworth II v Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Norfolk history in miniature

The front of the New Norfolk cigarette card.
A NINETY-year-old cigarette card featuring a railcar near the Derbyshire Rocks is the latest piece of New Norfolk memorabilia to be offered in an online auction.

The card is number 93 in a series of 100 published in 1925 by cigarette manufacturer W.D. and H.O. Wills. Cigarette cards were collectable items used to stiffen soft packs of cigarettes and to advertise particular brands.

Wills' "Australian Scenic Series" featured images from around the country, including a view of Russell Falls among the half-dozen Tasmanian pictures. The cards measure about 6.9cm x 5.3cm.


The reverse side of the card.

Making hay at Magra

Thanks to Chloe Gleeson for this photo of hay-making at Magra earlier this week.

Market's first birthday

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The market scene at Willow Court.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Southern cricket - week seven

A GREAT all-round effort from Jamie Maddox guided New Norfolk I to yet another victory in the Southern Cricket Association last weekend. Maddox had a real day out, scoring 83 and then taking 6 for 15 in what ended up as another big win for the Red Caps. Maddox came in to bat when the score was 6 for 118. He put on 82 with coach Adrian Eiszele adding 21. New Norfolk finished 9 for 231 with Ashley Morgan also doing and well making 38. New Norfolk went about dismantling Derwent, bundling them out for just 82. The excellent spell of bowling from Maddox was the main factor in Derwent's small total.

Nathan Eiszele
The Ben Eyles Memorial match between Molesworth I and Gretna I at Boyer Oval on Saturyda saw Molesworth back on the winners list, downing Gretna by three wickets. Gretna had first hit, making the small total of 148 with Craig Cunningham top-scoring with 34. Man of the match Nathan Eiszele bowled very well for Molesworth and finished with fine figures of 5-26 off 10 overs. In reply Molesworth lost seven wickets in the run chase with two overs to spare. Mathew Smith contributed a well made 65 and Josh Bomford was next best with 30. At the end of the match, members of the Eyles family presented Molesworth captain Brad Coppleman with the Ben Eyles Memorial Trophy and the the man of the match award to Nathan Eiszele. Molesworth has now won the memorial trophy both times since it started last season.

Bushy Park recored its first win of the season with a big eight-wicket win over the MacKillop Beltas at Bushy Park. Mitchell Crosswell top-scored with 51 and Danny Mason also did well with 34. Captain Troy Smith bowled very well taking 4 for 35 as did Mitch Crosswell who capped off a great day finishing with fine figures of 3 for 13 off 10 overs.

In fourth grade, Gretna II lost its first match for the season, going down to lower-placed Dynnyrne by two wickets. Gretna II made 4 for 259 off its 50 overs with captain Joey Eyles making a excellent 95 not out and opener Nick Wakefield also did well making 62. This wasn't enough however, with Dynnyrne reaching the total with 4.1 overs to spare. Adam Browning and Brock Nichols were the main wicket takers with two each. Dropped catches didn't help Gretna's cause.

In fifth grade Molesworth II had a good win over MacRobies Gully by 51 runs. Youngster Jye County made a superb 85 in an innings that included 11-4s and 2-6s. Well done Jye. For the bowling for Molesworth, Aaron Triffitt continues to impress, taking 4-28. The young brigade in the side have really stepped up to the plate this season, paving the way for many more wins.

In the other fifth grade match New Norfolk lost to Dynnyrne by six wickets. Only one batsman for New Notfolk was able to reach double figures - young Mitchell Rice who is showing signs of becoming a good cricketer and making 44. Adam Nossiter tried hard to keep the red caps in it, and finished with three wickets.

SCORES - second grade: New Norfolk I 9 for 231 off 50 overs (33 extras) d Derwent 10 for 82 off 30.3 overs (13 extras) at New Town High School. New Norfolk batting: Jamie Maddox 83 (6-4s, 5-6s), Ashley Morgan 38 (5-4s), Rohan Heron 21 (2-4s), Adrian Eiszele 21 (1-4), Jake King 11, Leigh Berry 10 (1-4). New Norfolk bowling: Jamie Maddox 6-15 (8.3), Stewart Rice 1-13 (5), Josh Dykes 1-16 (10), Josh Rowlands 1-35 (7).

Molesworth I 7 for 153 off 48 overs (15 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 148 off 37.5 overs (26 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: Mathew Smith 65 (5-4s.), Josh Bomford 30 (4-4s), Daniel Adams 22. Gretna bowling: Jackson Ackerly 3-26 (9), Aaron Maddox 2-39 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-20 (4), Peter Jelkic 1-38 (10). Gretna batting: Craig Cunningham 34 (2-4s, 1-6), Glenn Blackwell (1-4, 2-6s), Damien Hack 16 (1-4), Corey Ransley 14 (2-4s, 1-6), Aaron Maddox 10 (2-4s). Molesworth I bowling: Nathan Eiszele 5-26 (10), Chris Slater 2-22 (6), Josh Bomford 2-45 (4.5).

Bushy Park 2-113 off 21.2 overs (6 extras) d MacKillop Beltas 10 for 107 off 37.5 overs (20 extras) at Bushy Park Showground. Bushy Park batting: Mitchell Crosswell 51, Danny Mason 34, Geoff Crosswell 17. Bushy Park bowling: Troy Smith 4-35 (8.5), Mitchell Crosswell 3-13 (10), Dylan Grant 2-26 (8).

Fourth grade: Dynnyrne 8 for 260 off 45.5 overs (34 extras) d Gretna II 4 for 259 off 50 overs (28 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Joey Eyles 95 not out (15-4s, 1-6), Nick Wakefield 62 (8-4s), Jordan Hastie 25 (2-4s), Brian Smith 22 (3-4s), Dylan Pearce 19 (1-4). Gretna bowling: Adam Browning 2-43 (8.5), Brock Nichols 2-46 (10), Brodie Gleeson 1-22 (2), Daniel Browning 1-43 (7), Cody Eyles 1-49 (10), Tom Allcock 1-50 (8).

Fifth grade: Dynnyrne 4 for 91 off 17.2 overs (6 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 90 off 29.4 overs (21 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Mitchell Rice 44 (4-4s, 1-6). New Norfolk bowling: Adam Nossiter 3-45 (8), Josh Walsh 1-28 (8).

Molesworth II 10 for 198 off 47.5 overs (35 extras) d McRobies Gully 10 for 147 off 41.3 overs (40 extras) at Abbotsfield Park. Molesworth batting: Jye County 85 (11-4s, 2-6s), Brayden Chaplin 19, Aaron Triffitt 16 (2-4s), Nathan Hay 11 (2-4s), Jacksyn Mann 11 (1-4). Molesworth bowling: Aaron Triffitt 4-28 (9.3), Brayden Hodge 2-21 (10), Larry Menzie 1-10 (3), Jacksyn Mann 1-24 (5).

Twenty20 cricket

GRETNA had a great win over Claremont last Tuesday (November 26) at Abbotsfield Park. Gretna was bowled out for 147 just short of the allotted 20 overs. Ben Rainbird made an excellent 68 off 32 balls and amazingly he didn't score off the first nine balls he faced. In reply Claremont went very close, needing a six to tie the match. Off the last ball Corey Ransley took his third catch for the night, dismissing Claremont batsman S. McLean just inside the long-on boundary.

Scores: Gretna 10 for 147 off 19.2 overs (8 extras) d Claremont 8 for 141 off 20 overs. Gretna batting: Ben Rainbird 68 off 32 balls (7-4s, 4-6s), Mathew Burns 18 (2-4s), Craig Cunningham 13 (1-4). Gretna bowling: Craig Cunningham 2-20 (2), Peter Jelkic 2-28 (4), Corey Ransley 1-14 (2), Mathew Burns 1-20 (4), Aaron Maddox 1-21 (3), Ben Rainbird 1-26 (4).

Last week I mentioned the hat-trick of Matthew Siely for Molesworth in their Twenty20 match. Well  it wasn't just a hat-trick for Siely. Team-mate Nathan Eiszele caught all three batsmen! Now that's a real hat trick and must be some sort of a record. Eiszele took four catches for the match.
WADE GLEESON

Junior cricket

Youth League
Round 5

THE Molesworth juniors won both of their matches on Sunday. The Under 13s bowled out New Town Carlton for just eight runs while the Under 15s dismissed Dodgers Ferry for 25. Great work guys.

Gretna Under 15s had a good win over Clarence at Gretna with Zac Crosswell making an excellent 137 not out, including with 18 fours.

The New Norfolk Under 13s had a great win over New Town Lee with Nathan Rice having a great match taking 2-4 off three overs and making 30 with the bat before rertiring. Well done Nathan.

Scores - Under 13s: North Hobart 4 for 125 off 20 overs d Gretna 9 for 121 off 19.3 overs at West Hobart. Gretna batting: Blake Eyles 39 not out (6-4s, 1-6), Josh Eyles 30 (4-4s, 1-6), Tyler Farrell 14 (1-4), Jamieson Farrell 5 (1-4), Brayden Butler 1, Conor Kelly-Lennox 1, Sam Jackson 1. Gretna bowling: Josh Eyles 3-2 (2).

New Norfolk  5-108 defeated New Town Lee 7-84 at Queen's Walk. New Norfolk bowling: Nathan Rice 2-4 (3), Jordan Gittus 1-7 (2), Cody Morgan 1-3 (2). New Norfolk batting. Nathan Rice 30 retired, Cody Morgan 14 retired, Lucas Higgins 14 retired.

Under 15s: Gretna 4 for 294 off 33 overs (33 extras) d Clarence 7 for 55 off 27.5 overs (18 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Zac Crosswell 137 not out (18 4s), Luke Crosswell 46 (2-4s, 1-5), Sam Booth 32 (3-4s), Jake Campbell 18no (2-4s), Nathan Eyles 18 (2-6s) Ryan Emery 9 (1-4). Gretna bowling: Luke Crosswell 1-1 (3), Blake Eyles 1-1 (1), Nathan Eyles 1-2 (5), Jake Ransley 1-5 (1.5), Brody Nichols 1-8 (4), Ryan Emery 1-9 (5), Mark McGuire 1-13 (1).
WADE GLEESON

Next games - round six
Sunday, December 8

Under 13
Gretna v New Town Jatan at Cornelian Bay.
New Norfolk v North Hobart Blue at Eady St No. 2.
Molesworth v St Annes at Cadbury No. 2.

Under 15
Gretna v Sorell at Gretna.
Molesworth v Old Beach Green at Tynwald Park.

Help to stop karamu spread


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Learn to swim at Bushy Park

SWIMMING lessons are again being offered at the Bushy Park Pool this summer. Lifeguard Sharyn Loller is offering three levels of training.
  • Bronze Squad: fitness and water safety, work towards Bronze Star award. Suitable for swimmers who can confidently swim one lap of each freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Available 6-6.45pm Monday and Wednesday, and 8.45-9.30am Saturday. Cost: $5 per head plus pool entry fee.
  • Intensive Learn to Swim/stroke correction during the holidays: Avaiable 10am-noon Monday to Friday, starting January 6. 30-minute lessons, block of five for $40, small class sizes.
  • Learn to swim: 9.30-10am Saturday, 9am-10am Sunday and other times outside of pool opening hours by negotiation. Small class sizes. Cost: $10 per lesson for 20-30 minutes depending on water temperature.
Bookings are essential. Phone 6286 2050 or visit the pool's Facebook page.

Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool is at 601 Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park, and is open from 3.15pm-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends. The solar-heated pool is 33m in length. Facilities include a kiosk, barbecue area, dressing rooms and an outdoor shower. Free sunscreen is available. Entry fees: $3 (ages 17 and over), $1.50 (child or spectator), Under 4s free with parents. Season passes: family $130, child $50, adult $60.

Beautiful Bushy Park

A panorama over Bushy Park late this afternoon. Click image to enlarge.