Saturday, December 31, 2016

NNHS awards for 2016

NEW Norfolk High School's annual prizegiving assembly on December 6 recognised the efforts of a long list of achievers in all grades, including the first awards for Year 11 students at the school.

The major award of the New Norfolk High School Medal was presented to to Emma Browning who also won six other prizes.

The presentation evening was held in the school gymnasium for the first time in a number of years. Congratulations to all recipients and to the donors who make the awards possible.

Bursaries
Claremont College Bursary (for students proceeding to Claremont College): Abby Wilton
Magra CWA Vocational Bursary (for students proceeding to a VET Course): Lydia Browning
Ross Nicholson TYGA FM Commemorative Bursary for Music or Media: Chloe Wilson
Central Highlands Council Bursary (for students residing in the Central Highlands, proceeding to Further Education): Jack Triffett
Craig Farrell MLC Bursary (for students enrolling in Year 11): Taylor King
Gilbert Automotive Bursary (for students enrolling in Year 11): Ethan Dicker
Bennett Construction Bursary (for students enrolling in Year 11): Curtis Farrow
New Norfolk High School School Association Bursary (for students enrolling in Year 11): Kirsten Shaw
New Norfolk High School Bursary (for students enrolling in Year 11 at NNHS): Thomas Booth
UTAS C.H. Miller Custodian Foundation Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Jye Lester

Major Awards
New Norfolk High School Caltex Best All Rounder Medal: Jye Lester
New Norfolk High School Highest Academic Achievement in Grade 10: Jye Lester
New Norfolk High School Medal: Emma Browning

Grade 7 Awards
Carol Foster Award for Outstanding Progress in Reading: Tyler Zabel
Lachlan CWA Memorial Encouragement Award: Sophie Caswell
RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Zane Lester
Hobart Pathology Award for Upholding the School Values: Riley Jackson
Craig Farrell MLC Award for Community Service & Citizenship: Montana Ward
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum  (Fairview Primary School): Adele Mapley
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (Molesworth Primary School): Harry Phillips
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (New Norfolk Primary School): Holly Lowe
Commonwealth Bank Grade 7 Best All Rounder Award: Tahlia Zabel

Grade 8 Awards


Carol Foster Award for Outstanding Progress in Reading: Jamie Brown

Lachlan CWA Memorial Encouragement Award: Connor Oates
RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Maddison Walker
Mark Shelton Award for Upholding the School Values: Gabrielle Woodham
Williams Mitre 10 Sport and Sportsmanship Award: Kate Duindam
Dazeley Award for Service to the School Community: Brigette Insley
Rene Hidding MHA Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Nikita Klemke        
Commonwealth Bank Grade 8 Best All Rounder Award: Kate Duindam

Grade 9 Awards
David Llewellyn MHA Encouragement Award: Kody Crosswell
Guy Barnett MHA Volunteering Award: Drew De Salvo
The Gazette Award for Achievement in Communications: Kayley Smith
Mathematical Association of Tasmania Phil Lake Award for Consistent Effort in Mathematics: Kaitlen Rainbird
Pat Blackwell Community Service and Citizenship Award: Samuel Holloway
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd Award for Exemplary Commitment to the Values of Education: Emily Burns
Derwent Valley Council Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Nathan Rice

Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge Grade 9 Best All Rounder Award: Heather Godfrey

Grade 10 Awards
Uniting Church Personal Endeavour and Commitment to Personal Growth Award: Kimberley Cantwell
Senator Carol Brown Award for Personal Endeavour: Thomas Booth
Rebecca White MHA Encouragement Award: Abby Wilton
Minister for Education and Training's Respectful Student Award: Emma Browning
Tina and Stephen Rhodes Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Values in Girls Sport: Lydia Browning 
Michael Graham Memorial Trophy for Boys Sport & Sportsmanship: Tyson Eiszele
F.H. Dixon Bequest for Achievement in Public Speaking: Emma Browning
Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award: Emma Browning
David Jefferson Memorial Award for Service to the School Community: Amy McDonald
Lions Club of New Norfolk Community Service & Citizenship Award: Emma Browning
Brian Mitchell MHR Lyons Shield for Excellence in Academia, Community Service & School Participation: Chloe Wilson
Derwent Valley Rotary Club Shield for Citizenship, Service & Fellowship over 4 years: Emma Browning and Lydia Browning

Grade 10 Subject Prizes
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Mathematics: Joel White
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in English: Ethan Dicker 
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Science: Lydia Browning
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Achievement in History: Ethan Dicker      
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Achievement in Geography: Jye Lester 
Derwent Valley Police and Community Youth Club Award for Achievement in Health and Wellbeing: Emma Browning
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Achievement: Curtis Farrow
Edwards Family Award for Achievement in Vocational & Applied Learning - Foods: Dylan Triffitt
Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodwork Award for Achievement in Vocational & Applied Learning - Materials, Design & Technology: Kimberley Cantwell
Taylor Lacey Memorial Award for Achievement in the Arts - Visual Arts: Kimberley Cantwell
New Norfolk High School Award for Achievement in the Arts - Dance: Tamika Hall
Derwent Valley Concert Band Award for Outstanding Contribution to the School Concert Band Program: Mykaela Jones-Gittus
New Norfolk High School Award for Achievement in the Arts - Music: Cassandra Ringsell
New Norfolk High School Award for Achievement in the Arts - Drama: Bryce Rieper
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Business Enterprise through the CafĂ© Class: Curtis Farrow
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Kimberley Cantwell


Year 11 Awards
Senior Secondary Award for Community Service and School Participation: Ellie Hayton
Senior Secondary Award for Perseverance and Consistent Effort: Jacob George
Senior Secondary Award for Personal Growth: Kiara Bortignon
Senior Secondary Award for Outstanding Commitment to Education: Natasha Winter

2017 Prefect Board
Emily Burns
Kody Crosswell
Ashley Davies
Drew De Salvo
Haylee Farrow
Heather Godfrey
Samuel Holloway
Thomas Rainbird
Nathan Rice

Friday, December 30, 2016

Road weather alert today

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania


Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:38 am on Friday 30 December 2016.


Reduced visibility in heavy showers will make road conditions dangerous during Friday in parts of southeastern Tasmania. Areas likely to be affected are the southern halves of the Midlands and East Coast districts, south of Ross and Swansea, and for parts of the Upper Derwent Valley and South East districts. Heavy showers are expected in these areas until mid-afternoon and should be fairly brief.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.


The next alert will be issued by 5pm Friday.

What's important to you about the river?

WHAT'S important to you about the River Derwent? NRM South and the Derwent Estuary Program have joined forces to develop a "River Derwent Plan" that will examine the security and improvement of water resources in the catchment area.

Interested community members are invited to a workshop session being held at the New Norfolk Library in Charles St, from 7-9pm on January 16. Topics will include:

  • What do you value most about the Derwent River and its tributaries?
  • What are your concerns for water quality and water security now and into the future ?
  • What actions are needed to manage this waterway? 

RSVP to ncrane@nrmsouth.org.au by January 12.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Summer fun at Mt Field

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

Thursday, December 29
11am – Green and Mossy (1 hour). Come on a short walk with Ranger Cat to learn about the rainforest along Russell Falls track. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre.
8.30pm – Creatures of the Night (1.5 hours, places limited). What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Friday, December 30
10am – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (come and go, until noon). Have your boots cleaned and learn some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Meet at the big stump, half-way along Russell Falls track.
3pm – Tales of Tall Trees (1.5 hours). Come face to trunk with some of the tallest trees in the world and learn about how they came to call Mt Field home. Meet at the Tall Trees car park.

Saturday, December 31
2.30pm – Kids Crafternoon (come and go, until 3.30pm). Welcoming young and old to paint, draw and explore while learning about our unique plants and animals. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre.
8pm – NYE Quiz Night (1 hour). Bring your thinking caps along for an evening of light-hearted infotainment. Make new friends and build a team for the chance to win prizes and achieve trivial glory. Meet outside the Visitor Centre entrance.

Sunday, January 1.
2.30pm – Art in the bush (1 hour). Let your creativity run wild making temporary works of art from the natural materials all around you. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre.
6.30pm – Bedtime Stories (1 hour). Let Daniel the Devil and other wonder-filled stories carry you off to the land of nod. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre (bring a camping chair and teddies if available).

Monday, January 2.
11am – Ecology is Everything! (1 hour). Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the secrets of the natural world all around you. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
2pm – Platyuses and Platypi (come and go, until 4pm). Learn everything there is to learn about this unique and amazing animal with Ranger Cat (including how to pluralize it). Meet at the big stump, halfway along the Russell Falls track.

All activities are free. Bring sun and rain protection to activities. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, see www.parks.tas.gov.au or call Discovery Ranger Catherine on 0428 407 598.

Click here for more information about visiting Mt Field National Park. Bilingual Discovery Rangers will also be available at Mt Field to assist Chinese-speaking visitors.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Warning for wet roads on Wednesday

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 8:57pm on Tuesday 27 December 2016.

Slippery roads and reduced visibility in heavy rain will make driving conditions dangerous during Wednesday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 5am Wednesday.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Police seeking burglary witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three businesses in New Norfolk were burgled in the early hours of this morning. All suffered damaged as a result of the forced entry and a small amount of property was stolen.

"The offender is described as being approximately six foot tall, stocky build, wearing dark clothing and light-coloured shoes. This person may have been walking in the High St area during the early hours of the morning," Constable Sarah Morris said.

Anyone who saw the alleged offender or who has information in relation to these matters is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Constable Morris at Bridgewater CIB on 6268 4103.

Junior cricketers had a blast

THE Derwent Valley Milo T20 Blast participants had their final session on December 16. Over the eight weeks of the program the kids have shown lots of improvement, but most importantly enjoyed themselves throughout the course.

Credit must go to both the Gretna and New Norfolk cricket clubs for their efforts in providing the opportunity for our up and coming cricketers. Thanks also to Josh Walsh and his helpers from the New Norfolk club and parents from the Gretna club, whose time and effort was very much appreciated.

Lastly thank you to Simon Terhell and Captain Hurricane from Cricket Tasmania for making the last session extra special.
WADE GLEESON

Christmas lunch in New Norfolk

A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the St Matthew's Church Hall in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, on Christmas Day. The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas.

Lunch starts at 12.30 and the theme is "bring a friend or come and make a friend." For more information, to request transport or to make a booking or a donation phone 0409 954 052.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Youth League Cricket latest

YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 7 - December 11, 2016

UNDER 14
Gretna 4/125 off 22 overs defeated St Anne's 7/120 off 30 overs at Gretna. Batting: Zac Wheeler 50no (8x4s), Brayden Butler 21 (2x4s), Cameron Clark 14 (1x4), Dylan Davis 10no (2x4s), Josh Whyte 10 (1x4). Bowling: Cameron Clark 2-11 (6), Tyler Scanlon 1-5 (3), Jacob Blackwell 1-7 (4), Hayden Davis 1-15 (4), Dylan Davis 1-19 (4), Zac Wheeler 1-22 (6).

Round 8
December 18, 2016

UNDER 13
Kingborough 2/130 off 30 overs defeated Gretna 8/54 off 25.2 overs at Glenora District School. Batting: Aidan Featherstone 18 (1x4), Bailey Wheeler 9. Bowling: Jorden Conley 1-8 (4), Byron Conley 1-16 (3).

New Norfolk - Bye.

UNDER 14
North Hobart 8/223 off 40 overs defeated New Norfolk 9/71 off 23 overs at Boyer Oval. Batting: Jack Gordon 19no (2x4s), Tom Murray 9, Riley Blackaby 7, Dylan Browning 6. Bowling: Tom Murray 1-18 (4), Jordan George 1-19 (4), Riley Blackaby 1-20 (4), Dylan Browning 1-20 (4), Baine Tomlin 1-27 (4), Zayde Hill 1-28 (4).

Gretna 6/258 off 40 overs defeated Glenorchy 7/185 off 37 overs at Shoobridge Park. Batting: Zac Wheeler 66 (13x4s), Hayden Davis 54no (8x4s, 1x6), Josh Whyte 50no (9x4s), Cameron Clark 31 (3x4s), Dylan Davis 16 4x4s). Bowling: Cameron Clark 2-21 (6), Hayden Davis 2-24 (5), Tyler Scanlon 1-21 (4), Dylan Davis 1-32 (4), Josh Whyte 1-33 (5).

Southern cricket - round seven

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 7

FIRST GRADE
Derwent 10/299 off 50 overs defeated New Norfolk I 9/298 off 50 overs at Tynwald Park. Batting: Jason Rigby 88 (10x4s, 2x6s), Jake King 64 (6x4s, 3x6s), Nathan Eiszele 39 (4x4s, 1x6), Seb Wishart 21, Joe McCulloch 30 (3x4s), Glen Williams 16no. Bowling: Nathan Eiszele 4-61 (10), Jason Rigby 3-34 (9).

SECOND GRADE
Knights 3/252 off 47.2 overs defeated Gretna I 10/250 off 50 overs at Collinsvale Oval. Batting: Brian Smith 57 (9x4s, 1x6), Rhys Browning 31 (2x4s, 1x6), Todd Jarvis 28 (4x4s), Luke Wheeler 27 (5x4s), Craig Cunningham 21 (3x4s). Bowling: Jon Smith 3-61 (10).

Molesworth I 5/150 off 24.3 overs defeated Sorell 10/148 off 44.4 overs at Boyer Oval. Batting: Josh Ransley 68 (11x4s, 1x6), Sam Triffitt 24 (2x4s), Nick Piuselli 16no (2x4), Jamie Adams 11 (1x4). Bowling: Jye Lester 3-17 (8.4), Brad Coppleman 3-24 (10), Brayden Hodge 2-22 (8), Josh Ransley 1-20 (6).

FOURTH GRADE
Bagdad 10/229 off 45 overs defeated Bothwell I 10/49 off 17.5 overs at Bothwell. Batting: Craig Pursell 16no. Bowling: Mathew Eyles 4-40 (10), Nathan White 3-59 (10), Craig Pursell 2-38 (10), Joey Eyles 1-13 (2).

New Norfolk II 10/280 off 49.1 overs defeated Bushy Park 9/196 off 47.5 overs at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Adrian Eiszele 66 (7x4s, 1x6), Aaron Drew 55 (7x4s, 2x6s), Nathan Rice 35 3x4s, 2x6s), Chris Ashcroft 30 (4x4s), Josh Walsh 27 (3x4s, 1x6). Bushy Park bowling: Mark Frichol 3-57 (9.1), Troy Smith 2-46 (10), Dylan Grant 2-50 (10), Geoff Crosswell 1-75 (10). Bushy Park batting: Shaun Fenton 34, Troy Smith 31, Trent Grant 25, Dylan Grant 22, Mitchell Crosswell 18, Geoff Crosswell 17. New Norfolk bowling: Stuart Muir 2-26 (10), Liam O'Brien 2-31 (8), Nathan Heron 1-11 (3.5), Josh Walsh 1-35 (10), Jamie Hill 1-42 (8), Aaron Drew 1-45 (8).

Gretna II 4/159 off 33 overs defeated St Virgil's 9/158 off 49.2 overs at Gretna. Batting: Peter Jelkic 99no (5x4s, 9x6s), Jordan Hastie 21 (1x4), Zac Crosswell 12, Tom Allcock 11no. Bowling: Aaron Browning 3-17 (6), Zac Crosswell 2-17 (8), Jake Campbell 1-27 (8), Peter Jelkic 1-28 (10), Adam Browning 1-41 (10).

SIXTH GRADE
Richmond/Cambridge 2/138 off 22.1 overs defeated Molesworth II 10/134 off 40.5 overs at Pontville. Batting: Jack Evans 28 (4x4s), Daniel Adams 28 (2x4s), Tim Nichols 18 (3x4s, 1x6). Bowling: Tim Nichols 2-35 (7.1).

SEVENTH GRADE
Knights 2/198 off 26.1 overs defeated New Norfolk III 10/197 off 39.1 overs at Collinsvale Oval. Batting: Shayne Upton 35 (6x4s, 1x6), David Mitchelmore 32 (5x4s), Aaron Triffitt 31 6x4s), Graeme Rowlands 23 (4x4s), Brad Kemmler 19 (1x4, 2x6s), Andrew Callender 16 (3x4s). Bowling: Jake Bearman 1-49 (5).

EIGHTH GRADE
St Anne's 7/212 off 39.5 overs defeated Bothwell II 9/211 off 44 overs at Cadbury No.2. Batting: Anthony White 54, Blake Eyles 29, Adam Clark 27, Michael White 16, Craig Davey 12, Peter Hansch 11. Bowling: Mathew Glover 3-41 (9), Mark Pearce 3-67 (8.5), Brodie White 1-33 (9).

Glenora School Awards for 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients of awards at Glenora District School's presentation assembly on December 7 and the donors who made them possible. Awards were presented to students in the primary and secondary sections of the school.

Special Awards
New Norfolk Lions Club Citizenship & Service Award: Lara Plunkett.
Mark Shelton MHA School Spirit Award: Ethan Bearman.
Rene Hidding MHA Initiative & Effort Award: Brittany-Lee Hall.
Senator Carol Brown Award for Special Contribution to the School: Mia Temple.
Shepherd Family Award for Service to the Community: James Conley, Bella Oldham-Cree, Jordon Gittus.
Guy Barnett MHA Volunteering Spirit Award: Montanna Gittus.
Senator Eric Abetz All Round Consistency and Effort Award: Jesse Anderson.
Shellie Triffett Award for School Values: Liam Chatters.
Brian Mitchell MHR Award for Engagement and Participation in School: Cain Plunkett.
David Llewellyn MHA Encouragement in Reading Award: April Smith.
Trevor McHugh Leadership and Service Award: Hayden Plunkett.
Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge Award for Transition from Primary to Secondary: Harry Townsend.
Central Highlands Council Mayor's Citizenship Award: Nicole Walker (Secondary).
Steven Cashion Memorial (Secondary Outstanding Sportsperson): Linus Castro.
SRC Outstanding Primary Sportsperson Award: John Jackson.
Sporting Participation Award (Primary): Elizabeth Bearman.
Effort and Endeavour Awards (Primary): Ruby Hay, Xabia Barrington, Darcy Lovell, Jack Burrill-Smith, Taylor Davidson, Tiarna Nichols, Lucy Triffett and Kiarna Burrill-Smith.
Citizenship and Service Awards (Primary): Teagan Harvey, Abbey Davidson, Samuel Plunkett, Chloe Peters, Tasha Kaye and Jazmyn Bartels.
Award for Special Efforts in Senior Primary: Austin Gajkowski.
Special Merit Awards (Secondary): Dylan Davis, Montanna Gittus, Isabella Jacklin and April Morris.
Caltex All-Round Achievement Award: Hannah Mann.
Rebecca White MHA Glenora Merit Award: Corey Attard.
Craig Farrell MLC Participation Award (Secondary): Samantha Wallner.
Craig Farrell MLC Primary Co-operation Award: Callie Cooper.
Pursuit of Learning Awards: Aleisha Conley (Primary) and Breanna Hansch (Secondary).
Minister for Education's Pride in our School Award for Community Spirit: Hannah Mann.
Primary Academic Excellence Awards: Lucas Jones, Hayden Plunkett, Indianna Hill, Grace Matthews, Callie Cooper, Ruby Jackson, Alysha Lovell-Williams, Isabella Cooper and Brandon Plunkett.
Secondary Academic Excellence Awards: Mia Temple, Saasha Glover, Lara Plunkett and Lyra Castro.
Councillor Damian Bester Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Literacy: Isabella Cooper (Primary) and Lara Plunkett (Secondary).
Claremont College Award: Hayden Morris.
ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: Hannah Mann.

Veart Memorial Award for Excellence - Dux of the School (donated by SRC and Councillor Damian Bester): Lyra Castro.

Subject Prizes
Bushy Park Show Society Award for Hospitality: Lara Plunkett.
School Association Award for Art Extended (Secondary): April Morris.
School Association Award for Multi-Media: Kloe Meares.
School Association Award for Encouragement of Lifelong Learning in Numeracy: Kloe Meares.
School Association Award for Materials, Design and Technology: Montanah Crosswell.
School Association Award for Automotive Engineering: Ethan Watt.
School Association Award for Encouragement of Lifelong Learning in Literacy: Tyrone Skinner.
School Association Award for Science: Lyra Castro.
School Association Award for Visual Art: Lyra Castro.
School Association Award for History: Samantha Kaye.
School Association Award for Health and Wellbeing: Hannah Mann.
School Association Award for the Arts (Primary): Evie Anning.
School Association Award for Primary Numeracy: Brandon Plunkett.
School Association Award for Primary Literacy: Sienna Ling-Sward.
School Association Award for Commitment and Focus in Numeracy Groups: Blake Plunkett.

Bursaries
Central Highlands Council Further Education Bursary: Lyra Castro.
Bushy Park Estates Bursary: Kloe Meares.
Derwent Valley Council Bursary: Blair Marriott.
New Norfolk High School Transition Bursary: Samantha Kaye.
Sylvia & Charles Viertel Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Samantha Kaye.

Glenora District School graduates 2016
Corey Attard, Adam Bartels, Lyra Castro, Montanah Crosswell, Caitlin Davis, Catherine Dipple, Christopher Evans, Tyler Farrell, Kayla Glover, Brittany-Lee Hall, Gemma Harvey, Samantha Kaye, Hannah Mann, Blair Marriott, Lacey Marriott, Kloe Meares, April Morris, Hayden Morris, Luke Oxley, Shannon Phillips, Jake Ransley, Roman Scott, Maddison Triffitt, Sh’Kyi Wadley, Samantha Wallner, Ethan Watt, James Webb and Aliesha Wilton.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cricket results in brief

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
ROUND 7 RESULTS 

FIRST GRADE
New Norfolk 9/298 defeated by Derwent 299 at Tynwald Park.

SECOND GRADE
Knights 3/252 defeated Gretna 250 at Collinsvale Oval.
Molesworth 5/150 defeated Sorell 148 at Boyer Oval.

FOURTH GRADE
Gretna 4/159 defeated St Virgil's 9/158 at Gretna.
Bothwell 49 defeated by Bagdad 229 at Bothwell.
New Norfolk 280 defeated Bushy Park at Tynwald Park.

SIXTH GRADE
Molesworth 134 defeated by Richmond/Cambridge 2/138 at Pontville.

SEVENTH GRADE
Knights 2/198 defeated New Norfolk 197 at Collinsvale Oval.

EIGHTH GRADE
St Anne's 7/212 defeated Bothwell 211 at Cadbury's 2.

Not your average cricketer

GRETNA'S Brian Smith has proven age is no barrier when it comes to the game of cricket. The 54-year-old recently played his 300th game for the Gretna Cricket Club and in all, the evergreen cricketer has more than 600 games under his belt.

The wicketkeeper/batsman played his first game for Gretna in November 1999, aged 37, and since then has played 117 games for Gretna I and 183 for Gretna II. Now in his 18th season at the club, Smith has won 11 batting average trophies, six batting aggregates, three Best All-rounder awards, four Players Awards, 12 Most Catches awards and one Best-in-Finals, He has served as captain of Gretna II and played in two premierships. And that's just at Gretna.

The veteran also won many other awards with clubs such as Westerway-Maydena where it all began in 1981/82 at aged 19. The club won the flag that season. He then had 12 seasons with Glenora-Ellendale where he won nine Batting Averages trophies, played in two premierships and was awarded life membership.

Smith had three seasons at Old Beach, playing 55 games for one premiership. He also had stints at Kempton and Bushy Park, where he won the batting average. In season 1983/84 when playing for Glenora/Ellendale, he scored 1088 runs, making three centuries winning the Derwent Valley Cricket Association's cricketer of the year award, an title he would win on two more occasions, along with seven DVCA and SCA batting average awards. His highest score was a staggering 168 against Westerway/Maydena while playing for Glenora-Ellendale.

Brian Smith being chaired from the ground by Gretna mates
 Thomas Allcock, left, and Adam Browning after his 300th club
 game, which was played at Shoobridge Park recently.
On a bad day at the crease, the word retirement can be heard from the bloke they call "Old Fossil", but when asked after achieving the magical 300, Brian declared he would go around again. "I'm feeling pretty fit for my age and I still love the game and the club has been great to me," said the farm hand of 28 years at Hop Products Australia in Bushy Park.

Well done Brian, you are a great character of of the game who is respected by all and you sure have been and continue to be a great cricketer and bloke, both on and off the field. In addition to add to his cricketing career, Brian has also played more than 400 games of football, but that's another story.

Brian is the 10th player at the Gretna Cricket Club since 1977/78 to have reached the 300 game milestone.
WADE GLEESON

Monday, December 19, 2016

Swimming in the Derwent

SUMMER is here, but where are the cleanest places to swim in the River Derwent? The Derwent Estuary Program, State Government and local councils are once again co-ordinating weekly water quality monitoring of about locations in the estuary between December 6 and March 30.

Water samples are tested for enterococci, a faecal indicator bacteria used to assess the health risks associated with pathogens in recreational waters. Weekly water quality results will be available throughout the summer on the Derwent Estuary Program website and via Facebook.

All the monitored sites, including Fitzgerald Park at New Norfolk, are classified based on the latest monitoring results in accordance with the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines for Tasmania. Most urban areas experience poor water quality after heavy rain, including those sites rated as "good". Swimming is not recommended in the Derwent for several days after a heavy rain, and never in the vicinity of stormwater drains or urban rivulets.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Carols and lessons tonight

THE St Matthew's Choir and the Derwent Valley Concert Band will accompany the singing at the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Matthew's Anglican Church, tonight (Sunday) at 7.30.

This combined churches event has been celebrated at St Matthew's for about 30 years. It has its origins in Truro, Cornwall, in 1880, and has been adapted for use all over the world. Since 1918 it has been an annual fixture at King's College, Cambridge, and from there it has been broadcast to the world since 1928.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be at St Matthew's Church in  Bathurst St, New Norfolk, at 7.30 tonight. All welcome.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 7

All matches start at 10.30am

FIRST GRADE
Saturday
New Norfolk I v Derwent at Tynwald Park.

SECOND GRADE
Saturday
Gretna I v Knights at Collinsvale Oval.
Molesworth I v Sorell at Boyer Oval.

FOURTH GRADE
Sunday
Bothwell I v Bagdad at Bothwell.
Bushy Park v New Norfolk II at Tynwald Park.
Gretna II v St Virgil's at Gretna.

SIXTH GRADE
Saturday
Molesworth II v Richmond/Cambridge at Pontville.

SEVENTH GRADE
Sunday
New Norfolk III v Knights at Collinsvale Oval.

EIGHTH GRADE
Saturday
Bothwell II v St Anne's at Cadbury's No.2.

Christmas pantomime this weekend

More details on Facebook.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Southern cricket - round six

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 6

FIRST GRADE
After recording its first victory for the season last week, New Norfolk I went down to Old Beach by 19 runs. Playing at Old Beach, the home side had first dig making 10/227 off 46.2 overs. Stewart Rice bowled well taking 3-37 off his 10 overs as did Josh Rowlands with 2-45 (8.2). In reply, the Red Caps were bowled out for 208 off 48.5 overs. Stewart Rice had a good match as he continued on with his good form with the willow, making his third half century in a row with a very fine 87. Rice hit four fours and eight very good sixes that reportedly landed well out of the ground. Captain Jason Rigby the only other batsman to have an impact with the bat making 45 (3x4s).

SECOND GRADE
Molesworth had a good win, defeating Richmond/Cambridge by six wickets at Richmond. After bowling the home side out for 115 off 41.2 overs, Molesworth chased down the runs with the loss of just four wickets from 33.3 overs. Captain Jamie Adams made 44no (four fours) and opener Brayden Hodge 34 (one four, one six). Daniel Coppleman took 2-18 from 7 overs, Josh Ransley 2-4 (1.2) and Brad Coppleman 1-16 (10) with 5 maidens. Brayden Hodge 1-17 (7) with four maidens.

Gretna I went down to Sorell at Sorell by 58 runs. Sorell had first hit making 3/254 off 50 overs and in reply Gretna was bowled out for 196 off 42.2 overs. Ben Rainbird put in a good effort making 51 (two fours, three sixes) and Jon Smith made 45 (five fours). With the ball, opener Corey Ransley had the best figures of 1-27 (10).  Well done to Gretna I wicket keeper/batsman Glenn Blackwell who on Saturday played his 350th club game. Blacky has given the club great service, both on and off the field.

FOURTH GRADE
Playing at home, Bothwell I recorded a good six wicket win over St Virgil's. The visitors were bowled out for 104 off 36.5 overs. Matthew Eyles did very well taking 4-23 (9.5) as did opener Brock Nichols 3-24 (10). Brodie White was also very  good finishing with great figures of 2 for just 11 runs off his 8 overs. Craig Pursell took 1-42 (9). With the bat, young opener Tyler White showed no mercy making a fine even 50 not out, while fellow opener Simon Eyles made 33.

In the match at Bushy Park, the home side went down to Hobart by seven wickets. After being sent in, Bushy Park made 8/218 off its 50 overs. Shaun Fenton who has made 50 and 92 in the past two weeks, continued his great form, making another half century with 55. Geoff Crosswell was next best with 27 and Troy Smith 22. In reply Hobart finished 3/220 off 47.1 overs. Bushy Park used nine bowlers with Geoff Crosswell 2-46 (8) and Troy Smith 1-21 (10) the wicket-takers.

New Norfolk II went down to ladder leaders Bagdad by four wickets at Bagdad. Losing the toss and being sent in, New Norfolk was 4/20 and things didn't get much better finishing 9/91 off 27 overs. Captain Nathan Heron top-scored with 21 (one four). Aaron Triffitt didn't bat. Bagdad made it hard finishing 6/92 of 30 overs. Liam O'Brien opened with the ball taking 2-20 (6). Jamie Hill 2-32 (8) and Coby Kemmler 2-8 (2).

Playing at Shoobridge Park, Gretna II 10/172 off 41.2 overs lost to Derwent 4/174 off 36.3 overs. Luke Wheeler made a welcome return to form making 54 (eight fours). Opener Jake Campbell hung around making 29 (four fours) and captain Tom Allcock made 28 four fours, one six). With the ball, Jake Campbell took 2-67 (9.3). Adam Browning bowled very well 1-15 (10) and Aaron Browning 1-30 (6). Well done to Gretna II's evergreen Brian Smith who at age 54 played his 300th club game on Saturday.

SIXTH GRADE
Molesworth II let a chance of victory slip by when it lost to Brighton by 46 runs at Pontville. Batting first, Brighton made 10/112 off 29.1 overs. In reply Molesworth was bowled out for just 66 off 15.3 overs. Jack Evans top-scored with 17 (three fours) and Jeremy Nichols 14,(one four, one six). With the ball it was much brighter news with opener Jack Evans having a good day all round taking 4-24 (8). Timmy Nichols also did well with 3-12 (4.1).

SEVENTH GRADE
New Norfolk III accounted for the MacKillop Beltas by six wickets at Tynwald Park on Sunday. After bowling the visitors out for just 66 off 32.4 overs, New Norfolk finished 4-68 off 14.4 overs. Jake Bearman had a top day and top-scored with 23 (two fours) and took 3-28 (8.4) as did captain Graeme Rowlands 19 (one four) and 2-5 (5). Brad Kemmler took 2-10 (5). Cody Morgan-Coleman 2-10 (6) and Stuart Muir 1-9 (8) including four maidens.

EIGHTH GRADE
Bothwell II had a thumping 154 run win over Sandford at Bothwell. Having first hit the home side made the very good score off 10/264 off 49.1 overs. Young Blake Eyles batting at number seven made an excellent 57. Mathew Glover did very well also making 47. While Anthony White made 38. Troy Branch 24 runs and opener Michael White 22.  In reply Sandford finished well short 9/110 off 24.5 overs. Captain Peter Hansch bowled well 3-9 (1.5) as did young Rhys Franklin 3-36 (6) while Mark Pearce was tight 2-20 (7) and Mathew Glover 1-23 (6).
WADE GLEESON

Youth League cricket latest

CONGRATULATIONS to New Norfolk Under 13s cricketer Jack Morgan-Miller who had a day out in the match against Wellington last Sunday. He made made his first half-century and finished on 51 runs, as well as taking 2-8 off three overs and two catches. Great work Jack!

Well done also to three Gretna juniors. During their Round 6 win over Brighton, Zac Wheeler made 66no and then took 4-12 off 6 overs, while Brayden Butler made 41 and Jacob Blackwell took 4-18 off 5.5 overs. Well done boys, keep up the good work.

T20 BLAST: The last Milo T20 Blast session will be held at Gretna this Friday at 4.30pm. There will be a sausage sizzle and a special visitor is expected from Cricket Tasmania. A group photo will also be taken, if each child could be in their T20 shirt and hat that would be much appreciated.
WADE GLEESON

YOUTH LEAGUE RESULTS
Round 7

UNDER 13
Lindisfarne 3/242 off 30 overs d. Gretna 8/80 off 22.5 overs at Gretna. Batting: Sam Jackson 15 (3x4s), Aiden Featherstone 10no (1x4), Connor Gittus 9no (1x4), Brodie Scanlon 9 (2x4s). Bowling: Ilar Flynn 1-17 (3), Kyle Picken 1-29 (3), Aiden Featherstone 1-36 (4).

Wellington 8/130 off 22.2 overs d. New Norfolk 7/97 off 18 overs at Collinsvale Oval.  Batting: Jack Morgan-Miller 51 (7x4s, 3x6s), T. Oakley 8no (1x4). Bowling: Jack Morgan Miller 2-8 (3), Tom Eiszele 1-10 (3), Lewis Spaulding 1-10 (1.2), Jakob Quarrell 1-15 (3), Whatt Townsend 1-16 (3), Bobby Nossiter 1-17 (3), Cameron McMaster 1-19 (3).

UNDER 14
Gretna 4/125 off 22 overs d. St Anne's 7/120 off 30 overs at Gretna. Batting: Zac Wheeler 50no (8x4s), Brayden Butler 21 (2x4s), Cameron Clark 14 (1x4), Dylan Davis 10no (2x4s), Josh Whyte 10 (1x4).  Bowling: Cameron Clark 2-11 (6), Tyler Scanlon 1-5 (3), Jacob Blackwell 1-7 (4), Hayden Davis 1-15 (4), Dylan Davis 1-19 (4), Zac Wheeler 1-22 (6).

Glenorchy 7/90 off 20.4 overs d. New Norfolk 7/66 off 22.1 overs at Boyer Oval. Batting: Jake Stevenson 25 (5x4s). Bowling: Jack Gordon 2-16 (4), Jordan George 1-5 (4), Baine Tomlin 1-7 (2.4), Jake Stevenson 1-7 (2), Zayde Hill 1-8 (2).

UNDER 14 (Round 6)
Gretna 7/147 off 28.5 overs d. Brighton Red 8/145 off 29.5 overs at Thompson Oval, Pontville. Batting: Zac Wheeler 66no (10x4s, 1x6), Brayden Butler 41 (5x4s, 1x6), Jacob Blackwell 8no (2x4s). Bowling: Zac Wheeler 4-12 (6), Jacob Blackwell 4-18 (5.5).


NEXT GAMES
Round 8 - Sunday

Under 13 - 9am start.
Gretna v Kingborough Knights at Glenora District School.
New Norfolk - Bye.

Under 14 - 9am start.
Gretna v Glenorchy Magpies at Shoobridge Park.
New Norfolk v North Hobart Demons at Boyer Oval.

Community carols this Friday

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Windy weather warning renewed

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the Furneaux Islands, South East and parts of the Western, Upper Derwent Valley, North East, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:51 am Wednesday, 14 December 2016.

Weather Situation
A low passing to the south of the state this morning is bringing a very strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow behind a cold front which crossed Tasmania last night.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible about the south, the east coast, the far northeast, and the Furneaux Islands during the morning and early afternoon.
Winds are expected to ease during the afternoon today as the low moves away to the southeast.
Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover. 
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the King Island and Central North districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
In the 6 hours before 5am wind gusts reported included 148km/h at Maatsuyker island, 124km/h on Mt Wellington, 96km/h at Cape Bruny, and 91km/h at Maria Island.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11am Wednesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Warning to sheep graziers

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 12:03pm on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Tuesday.

Concern for welfare

Dale Nicholson
POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 59-year-old man from the New Norfolk area who went missing on Sunday morning and has not been seen since.

Dale Waverley Nicholson is described as being of slim build, 175cm tall, and may be wearing a black beanie. He is believed to be driving a faded blue 1993 Ford sedan.

Anyone with information please contact New Norfolk Police on 6261 4287 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Severe weather warning

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Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian



SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of the the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North and Midlands Forecast Districts and the King Island, Furneaux Islands, South East forecast districts.

Issued at 10.12am Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

Weather Situation
A trough just northwest of Tasmania will move over the state in the next few hours, with a cold front then expected just west of the state tonight as a deep low moves to the southwest. These features, combined with a slow moving high over the Tasman Sea, will result in very strong northwesterly winds aloft over Tasmania, which are expected to mix to the surface during the afternoon and evening over Bass Strait, the central north coast and the northeast. The low will then continue deepening as it passes just south of Tasmania early Wednesday, easing the winds about the north while increasing them about the south.


DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible about Bass Strait, the far northeast and the central north coast during Tuesday afternoon and evening. These winds are expected to extend to the south and the east coast early on Wednesday.
Winds are expected to ease from around midday Wednesday as the low moves away to the southeast.
Locations which may be affected include Devonport, St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart and Dover. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5pm Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas parade's new direction

TODAY'S New Norfolk Christmas Parade was turned on its head and ran in the opposite direction to previous years, starting near the police station and proceeding to Circle St before making a return trip down High St.

A big crowd turned out in the reasonably cool weather to watch the parade which this year had 29 entries. Organised by the Derwent Valley Rotary Club on behalf of the New Norfolk Business Alliance, the parade was broadcast live on community radio station Tyga FM, with station manager Roz Chapman and Craig Farrell MLC giving a running commentary.

Santa Claus made two laps of High St before heading to Arthur Square where the Rotary Club was staging a Christmas fair.

The judging panel of Senator Jacqui Lambie, Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell, Lyons MHA Guy Barnett and Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans named Glenora District School as having the best presentation in the parade, followed by Fairview Primary School and the Derwent Valley Child and the New Norfolk Christian Leaders Association.

* Sorry about the speed of this slideshow.  It is unable to be slowed.

Christmas parade today

Christmas elves were busy in High St
last night, placing Christmas trees at the
base of some of the banner poles.
THE Derwent Valley Council will close a number of streets in central New Norfolk for the annual Christmas Parade today (Saturday).

The direction of the parade has been reversed for this year's event, meaning a change to the schedule of road closures.

The parade will now start from the police station end of High St, rather than the traditional kick-off point in Circle St.

Bathurst St will be closed between Pioneer Ave and High St from 10am-2.30pm.
High St will be closed from Bathurst St to Stephen St from 10am-2.30pm.
High St will be closed from Stephen St to Richmond St from 11.30am-1.30pm, including access from Charles St, Burnett St and Circle St.

The council advises that vehicles parked in High St at the time of the road closures may not be able to be moved until the completion of the parade. Parking restrictions will apply in Bathurst St between Pioneer Ave and High St.

"Residents and road users affected by this event are asked to make allowances for interruptions and delays while the parade is being held. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time," council general manager Greg Winton said.

The parade starts at noon, progressing up High St to Circle St and back down again.

Friday, December 9, 2016

This weekend's cricket

SCA Season 2016-17
Round 6
All matches start at 10.30am

First Grade - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Old Beach at Old Beach.

Second Grade - Saturday
Gretna I v Sorell at Sorell No.1.
Molesworth I v Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond.

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

Sixth Grade - Sunday
Molesworth II v Brighton at Pontville.

Seventh Grade - Sunday
New Norfolk III v MacKillop Beltas at Tynwald Park.

Eighth Grade - Sunday
Bothwell II v Sandford at Bothwell.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian


CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued at 10:31 pm Thursday, 8 December 2016.


Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving. 
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. 
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.

Junior cricket latest

THE Glenora Milo In2Cricket group held its final session for the year at Gretna last Friday afternoon.

After their session the kids enjoyed a barbecue and the presentation of goodies and a medal each. To cap off the day they watched the T20 Blast participants in action.

Co-ordinator Annie McKenzie thanked all the youngsters for attending during the seven-week program, as well as helpers Tash Farrow and Peter and Finn Roberts who were a great help.

Well done Annie, you have again done a great job with these future stars of the game. Annie will be running another In2Cricket program in February. For more information can contact Annie on 0407 881 276 or email annie.mckenzie@education.tas.gov.au


CRICKET TASMANIA YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 6

UNDER 13
Sorell 3/129 off 30 overs d. Gretna 9/78 off 19 overs at Sorell No.1. Batting: Aidan Featherstone 26 (6x4s), Bailey Wheeler 22 (1x4), Connor Gittus 8 (1x4).  Bowling: Connor Gittus 1-6 (3), Kane Lovell 1-7 (3).

Clarence Maroon 5/145 off 30 overs d. New Norfolk 7/101 off 29 overs at Boyer Oval.  Batting: Tom Murray 26 (3x4s), Cameron McMaster 16 (2x4s), Tate Browning 12 (1x4). Bowling: Cameron McMaster 1-10 (3), Josh Cantrell 1-14 (4), Bobby Nossiter 1-24 (4).

UNDER 14
New Norfolk 8/140 off 27.2 overs d. Brighton Blue 8/135 off 33 overs at Thompson Oval. Batting: Jordan George 55no (5x4s, 1x6), Jack Gordon 27 (2x4s, 1x6), Jorden Gittus 14 (1x4). Bowling: Dylan Browning 3-6 (5), Jordan Gittus 3-12 (4), Zayde Hill 1-14 (4), Jake Stevenson 1-18 (4).

A special mention goes to New Norfolk's Jordan George who batted very well to make a half-century of 55 not out. Jordan's innings included five fours and one six. Well done also to Jordan's team mates Dylan Browning who took 3 for 6 off five overs and Jordan Gittus 3 for 12 off four overs. Excellent bowling boys.

NEXT GAMES
Round 7 - Sunday

Under 13 - 9am start.
Gretna v Lindisfarne at Gretna.
New Norfolk v Wellington at Collinsvale Oval.

Under 14
Gretna v St Anne's Crows at Gretna - 12.15pm start.
New Norfolk v Glenorchy Magpies at Boyer Oval - 9am start.


Weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the
Upper Derwent Valley,
South East,
East Coast and
Midlands Forecast Districts.


Issued at 5pm Thursday, 8 December 2016.

Weather Situation
A cold front over Tasmania with an associated deep low near the southwest coast will move away to the east tonight, with a southwesterly stream to follow. 

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h tending west to southwesterly late this evening are possible for parts of the Upper Derwent Valley, Midlands, South East and East Coast districts. Winds are expected to gradually ease overnight.
Locations which may be affected include Swansea, Orford, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover. 
In the last 6 hours the highest wind gusts reported were 94 km/h at Tasman Island and Mt Wellington, 91 km/h at Bushy Park, 87 km/h at Dunalley and Tunnack

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11pm Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.

Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the
Upper Derwent Valley,
South East,
East Coast and
Midlands Forecast Districts.


Issued at 11:14 am Thursday, 8 December 2016.

Weather Situation
A cold front will cross Tasmania during the day and the associated low pressure system will deepen as it nears the southwest coast this afternoon. 


DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are forecast for the southeast of the state today.
Winds are expected to turn westerly later this evening and ease overnight.
Locations which may be affected include Swansea, Orford, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5pm Thursday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Southern Cricket - round five

Southern Cricket Association
Round 5

FIRST GRADE
Persistence paid off for New Norfolk I when the Red Caps recorded their first win of the 50-over roster for 2016/17, defeating Rokeby by 52 runs. Wining the toss and batting, the home side made 8/201 off their 50 overs. After being 4/58, New Norfolk recovered well thanks to an excellent effort by Stewart Rice who made a valuable 69 runs with some big hitting. Rice's innings included seven sixes and two fours. Nathan Eiszele made 28 (one four, two sixes) as did Cody Neads who remained not out with two fours. Seb Wishart made 20 at number three. In reply, Rokeby fell short thanks to some great pressure bowling from New Norfolk. Opening pair Josh Rowlands 4-29 (9) and captain Jason Rigby 3-27 off eight overs bowled very well and tighten the screws early. Joe McCulloch 2-19 (7.1) and Nathan Eiszele 1-30 (8) were the other wicket takers. The Red Caps are now on the board and with this win will have plenty of confidence heading towards the Christmas break.

SECOND GRADE
Molesworth I made it three wins for the season with a very good 45-run win over Wellington at Boyer Oval. In a even batting performance, the home side had first hit, making the good score of 9/222 off 50 overs. Opener Brayden Hodge made 35 (four fours) as did captain Brad Coppleman who hit five fours and one six. Nick Piuselli also made 35, finding the boundary three times. Other opener Josh Ransley made a handy 27 (two fours, one six). Daniel Coppleman helped the tail wag with 21. In reply, Wellington was dismissed for 177 off 47.1 overs. Brad Coppleman put in a good day taking 3-30 off his 10 overs as did Brayden Hodge with 3-32 from 10 overs. Larry Menzie 2-36 off 8 overs and Josh Ransley 1-14 (4) were the other wicket-takers.

In the other Second Grade match, Gretna I had a three-wicket win over Old Beach at St Virgil's. Old Beach had first hit, making 10/127 off 38.5 overs. After getting the call up, Darren Lennox did the damage for Gretna, taking 4/23 off 10 overs in a good spell. The other main wicket takers were Craig Cunningham with 2-8 (4.5) and Luke Crosswell 2-29 (6). In reply, Gretna got the jitters but steadied the run chase finishing with 7/129 off 27.5 overs. Opening the batting, keeper Glenn Blackwell found some good form making a good half-century of 51, hitting five fours. Bruce Emery made 21 (two fours) as did Zac Crosswell who hit three fours.  Congratulations to veteran Bruce Emery who played his 200th match for Gretna I. He has now played 232 club games (200 for Gretna I and 32 for Gretna II).

FOURTH GRADE
Playing one short, Bushy Park got among the runs in a big way at home, recording a 28-run victory. After being sent in, they made 9/241 off 46.3 overs. This was due to Shaun Fenton who made an excellent 92, while Dylan Grant was just as good making an even 70. The pair put on a 163-run partnership. Earlier Trent Grant opened the batting making 17. In reply Derwent gave it a good shake but fell just short, finishing 9/213 off their 50 overs. Dylan Grant capped off a very good day taking 3-49 off his 10 overs. Trent Grant took 2-27 (10) and Jeremy Lowe 1-53 (10). In the end it was a very good win for the Bushy Park boys.

New Norfolk II recorded its fourth victory of the season with a good 54-run win over St Virgil's at St Virgil's. Batting first, New Norfolk made 10/150 off 39.3 overs. Aaron Drew top-scored with 24no, hitting three fours. Jamie Hill made 18 (one four) and keeper and opener Glen Williams made 17 while Mitch Rice made 16 (one four). Opening Red Caps bowlers Aron Drew 1-19 (9.2) and Cody Morgan-Coleman 1-9 (6) got the ball rolling. Josh Walsh backed up his team mates with 1-11 (7) and then club president Jamie Hill was thrown the ball by his captain and he didn't let him down. Bowling great line and length, Hill captured 4-15 from eight overs in a great display.

At Gretna, Gretna II 5/47 off 17 overs defeated Bothwell I 10/46 off 17.1 overs. The Bucks having first hit lost wickets regularly, due to the very good bowling from Corey Ransley who troubled all batsmen and finished with the excellent figures of 6-11 off nine overs. Adam Browning gave very good support and captured 4-34 off 8.1 overs. Simon Eyles top-scored for Bothwell making 17. In reply Gretna struggled early during the small run chase and at one stage the Bucks bowlers had bowled six maidens in succession. Craig Pursell 3-14 (7) and Nathan White 2-19 (8) kept the Gretna batsman honest and with a few more runs to defend it could have been a different story. Adam Browning finished the day off well and steadied the ship for the home team with 19no with three fours while opener Jordan Hastie made 13 hitting one four that just wasn't quite the six he was looking for. Gretna's fielding was a stand out during the match with all 10 dismissals being caught and no catches going down.

SIXTH GRADE
Molesworth II went down to home side Bagdad by nine wickets. Batting first, Molesworth were all out for just 39 off 22.2 overs. Top scorer came from number ten batsman Josh Nichols with 9 runs (two fours). In the run chase Bagdad finished 1-41 off 10.3 overs. Jake Sorrenson the wicket taker with 1-11 (2.3).

SEVENTH GRADE
New Norfolk III went down to St Anne's by four wickets at Tynwald Park. Batting first the home team made 10/124 off 47.5 overs. Jye Bearman made 23 to be the main run-scorer while Aaron Triffitt was next with 16 (one four). Nathan Cashion made 15no (one four). In reply, St Anne's finished 6/126 off 30.5 overs. Jye Bearman was again among the action and showing he has plenty of ability with both bat and ball finishing with 3-21 off 5 overs. Graeme Rowlands took 1-26 (10). There were two runouts.

EIGHTH GRADE
Bothwell II went down to Derwent at Bothwell by 45 runs on Saturday. The visitors had first dig, making 6/196 off their 50 overs. Brodie White 3-35 (10) and captain Peter Hansch 2-39 (10) were the main wicket-takers for the Bucks. In reply the home side was dismissed for 151 off 38.3 overs. Opener Michael White played a lone hand with a good knock of 65. Fellow opener Craig Davey was next with 13 and Blake Eyles made 10.

Twenty20 victory for New Norfolk III

New Norfolk III are the 2016 T20 seventh grade champions.
SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Twenty20 Superbash grand finals

A NEVER-SAY-DIE never say die attitude saw New Norfolk III take out the Seventh Grade Twenty20 Super Bash Grand Final last Thursday night. After being bowled out for just 83, the Red Caps knew they had to pull out all stops to have any chance of victory in the match that counted. And this they did, bowling out the Weily Park Rockers for just 40 runs. Opening bowlers Graeme Rowlands 1-11 and Jake Bearman 1-9 off their four overs began the pressure that was never eased. Then came the man of the T20 final, Cody Morgan-Coleman. After taking a hat-trick in the semi-final, the 16 year old again turned it on taking 2 for just 6 runs off his four overs to give him man of the match honours. Stuart Muir also showed his ability when it mattered most, taking 2-13 off his four overs. In the field the bowlers were backed up superbly with four run-outs of the Rockers batsman being effected. Earlier with the bat, David Mitlemore made 17, while Jye Bearman made 13 (two fours) and Graeme Rowlands made 13no with two fours. Well done Red Caps, it goes to show that in the funny old game of cricket, you are never out of it.

In the Second Grade T20 grand final, Gretna I went down to the Knights by 34 runs at Pontville. The Knights made 6/129 off their 20 overs and in reply Gretna made 10/95 off 19.3 overs. Corey Ransley put in a terrific effort with the ball to finish with fine figures of 1-8 off his four overs including a wicket off the first ball of the match. Aaron Maddox took 1-12 (3), Ben Rainbird 1-20 (3), Daniel Browning 1-30 (3) and Peter Jelkic 1-33 (4). With the bat, Bruce Emery made 24 (two fours), Aaron Maddox -9 (three fours), Corey Ransley 16 (one four, one six) and Rhys Browning 14 (three fours).

In the Fourth Grade final, New Norfolk II went down to Bagdad by three wickets. It was a close match with Bagdad having just the one over remaining once the target was reached. Opener Glenn Williams made a very good 40 with the bat, hitting five fours. Liam O'Brien and Josh Walsh took a wicket each.

Gretna I and New Norfolk II should hold their heads high as they gave it their best shot and everyone knows that in T20 matches it's a fine line between winning and losing.
WADE GLEESON

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Smoke alert

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE


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 www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions or www.asthmatas.org.au

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 www.fire.tas.gov.au