Friday, November 30, 2018

New Norfolk's winning streak intact

Gretna I all-rounder Craig Cunningham, left, received the Ben
Eyles Memorial man-of-the-match award from Molesworth
president Brayden Hodge.
Southern Cricket Association
Men’s Round 4
50 over matches

NEW Norfolk I kept its SCA winning streak intact, making it four a row with a six-wicket win over Claremont at Tynwald Park in First Grade last weekend. Winning the toss and batting, the Magpies made 8-125 from 36.2 overs. In reply, the Red Caps lost just the four wickets in the run chase, finishing with 4-130 from 17.2 overs. Jordan Banks-Smith, batting at No.4, top-scored with 37 not out from just 29 balls. Matthew Bowden chipped in with 36 from 32 balls and Jordan Willoughby made 29 from 26 balls. Captain Jason Rigby remained 15no. Earlier with the ball for the Red Caps, Jordan Banks-Smith had a good match, taking 3-36 (10). Seb Wishart got 2-3 from 2.2 overs and Ben Smith 2-39 from 10 overs.

Second Grade
A SEVEN-WICKET haul to Gretna I spinner Craig Cunningham steered his side to a 146-run victory in the Ben Eyles Memorial match. Playing at Boyer Oval, Gretna made the good score of 7-275 off its 50 overs. In reply, Molesworth was dismissed for 129 from 32.5 overs. After a rain delay during the home side’s innings, Cunningham snared his best figures of 7-19 from 9.5 overs, his previous best being 5-4. Aaron Maddox took 2-49 (7) and Jamie Duggan 1-33 (6). For Molesworth, opener Josh Ransley made 36, Brayden Hodge 18 and Nick Piuselli 16. Jayden Wilton dug in and remained 12 not out. Earlier with the bat, Rhys Browning made 67, sharing a 84-run stand with Todd Jarvis who got 22. Ben Rainbird made 35 before retiring hurt, putting on 104 with Jamie Duggan, who got 24. Aaron Maddox, batting at No.7, smacked a quickfire 68 not out in a great show of batting. For Molesworth, Jamie Adams did very well, taking 3-28 (10). Brayden Hodge got 2-31 (4) and Josh Ransley 1-16 (2). After the match, Gretna was presented with the Ben Eyles Memorial Trophy and Craig Cunningham was awarded man of the match. Matches have been played in memory of Ben Eyles since 2013. Ben was an exceptional player for the former Ouse Cricket Club for many years and later also with Molesworth .

Third Grade
THE match between New Norfolk II and MacKillop Beltas at North Warrane Oval was a washout.

Fourth Grade
BOTHWELL I went down to Montagu Bay by just two wickets in the match at Geilston Bay. After being sent in to bat, the Bucks were all out for 126 off 40.2 overs. Nathan Eyles top scored with a fine 48 and opener Simon Eyles made 27. In reply, the home side was pushed by the visitors, finishing with 8-130 from 35.3 overs. Mark Pearce got 2-21 (5), captain Brock Nichols 2-22 (6), Nathan White 2-31 (10) and Simon Eyles 1-2 (1).

In the other Fourth Grade match, Gretna II went down to Wellington by six wickets at home. Sent in to bat, Gretna got off to a good start with openers Trent Grant (42) and Jordan Hastie (18) putting on 57. Jake Campbell did well with 30 but from there the wheels fell of and Gretna was bowled out for 123 off 50 overs. In reply, Wellington finished 4-126 off 26.3 overs. Ross Langford, in his 100th club match, took 2-35 (7). Trent Grant had a good match with 1-30 (10) and Josh Whitford-Marriott 1-51 (4.3).

Fifth Grade
BUSHY Park got back on the winners’ list when it defeated Bagdad at Bagdad by four wickets. The home team chose to bat and was dismissed for 139 off 34.1 overs. In reply, Bushy Park chased down the total, finishing with 6-140 from 31.1 overs. No other details were available.

In the match at Lindisfarne, New Norfolk III was defeated by the home side by 57 runs. Batting first, Lindisfarne got a very good 6-233 from its 50 overs. In reply, the Red Caps were dismissed for 176 off 40.2 overs. With the bat, openers Chris Ashcroft (70) and captain Steve Sillifant (30) got the side of to a great start with an 83-run partnership, while Craig Field made 20 and Andrew Callander 16. With the ball, Brad Kemmler did well taking 2-28 (10). Stuart Muir got 1-40 (10) and Chris Ashcroft 1-41 (5). There were two run outs.

Seventh Grade
Molesworth recorded its third win in a row with a two-wicket victory over St Aidans at Boyer Oval on Sunday. Batting first, the visitors were bowled out for 127 off 39.3 overs. Molesworth captain Sam Triffitt took 3-24 (8), David Adams 3-28 (7.3) and opener Dean King sent down eight overs — including five maidens — for 2-9 in a great spell. Daniel Williams got 1-17 (5). In reply, Molesworth finished with 8-133 off 37.1 overs. Dean King had a good match, top scoring with 20 runs, while Larry Menzie got 18 and Sam Triffitt and Michael Murray 17 each.

Bothwell II went down to Wellington by five wickets at Eady St. The Warriors snuck home with just five balls remaining. Batting first, the Bucks made the good score of 8-204 from 40 overs. Opener Anthony White top scored with a well made 63. He put on 93 with Ashley Browning , who got 37 runs. Down the order, Adam Clark kept things ticking over and remained 33 not out. Mathew Glover made 14 and young Jorden Conley did well making 13. In reply, Wellington finished 5-207 from 39.1 overs. The pick of the bowlers included opener Brodie White with 1-27 (8). Jamie Devine got 1-34 (5) while Adam Pearce got 1-36 (5) and Ashley Browning 1-5 (2).

WADE GLEESON
NEXT MATCHES - Round 5 - All starting at 10.30am
First Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk I v Wellington at Tynwald Park.
Second Grade - Saturday: Gretna I v Richmond/Cambridge at Gretna; Molesworth I v Derwent at North Warrane Oval.
Third Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk II v Campania at Campania.
Fourth Grade - Sunday: Bothwell I v Hobart at Bothwell; Gretna II v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.
Fifth Grade - Saturday: Bushy Park v Brighton at Bushy Park Showground; New Norfolk
III v St Annes at Cadbury Oval No.2.
Seventh Grade - Saturday: Bothwell II v Sorell at Sorell Oval No.1; Molesworth II v St Annes at Boyer Oval.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Junior cricket was washed out

Hurricanes Junior Cricket League
Rounds  4 and 5

BOTH of the New Norfolk games in the Hurricanes Junior Cricket League were washed out in last weekend's wet weather.

The Under 15s match between New Norfolk and South Hobart/Sandy Bay at Taroona High School was a washout, as was the Under 13s encounter between New Norfolk and University Black at Mt Nelson.

The previous weekend's Under 15s game saw New Norfolk 7/225 off 40 overs defeat Sorell 8/102 off 28.5 overs at Sorell. Batting: Jordon Gittus 48 with nine 4s, Josh Nichols 35 with three 4s and two 6s, Jake Sorrenson 28no with five 4s, Cam McMaster 26 with two 4s, Tom Murray 17no with two 4s,
and Luke Jarvis 15 with two 4 and one 6. Bowling: Josh Nichols: 3-0 off four overs with four maidens, Blake Sillifant: 3-6 off three overs, Jordon Gittus 1-9 off four overs, and Tom Murray 1-11 off three overs.

In the Under 13s, North Hobart 4-149 off 30 overs defeated New Norfolk 5-71 off 30 overs at Queens Walk Oval. Batting: Tate Browning 11no, Bobby Nossiter 8no. Bowling: Cale Browning 1-4 off three overs, Jack Moodie 1-6 off three overs, Bobby Nossiter 1-12 off four overs, Kobe Strong 1-31 off four overs.

Next games: Round 6 (Sunday) 
Under 13: New Norfolk v Lindisfarne Blue at Tynwald Park, 9am start.
Under 15: New Norfolk v Old Beach at Tynwald Park, 12.45 start.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Council open forums facing the axe

A councillor says the Derwent Valley Council open forums
(September forum pictured) were poorly attended.
A DECISION to start its meetings earlier and abolish its monthly open forums has been deferred until the Derwent Valley Council's December meeting.

Last week's first meeting of the new-look council looked set to adopt the revised meeting structure until two councillors spoke against the removal of the public forums.

After an informal agreement was reached at the previous week's councillor workshop, general manager Greg Winton put forward a three-part motion including the schedule of meetings for 2019, starting council meetings at 5pm instead of 6.30pm, and holding four regional community forums as in previous years.

When the motion was put to the meeting on Thursday night, Cr Paul Belcher moved that the monthly meetings should start at 6pm, as 5pm could be too early for people with work commitments. This did not win any support and mayor Ben Shaw then called for someone to move the original recommendation.

Moving the motion as it was written, Cr Rachel Power said she lived the furthest away, and the earlier meeting time would make it easier for her to drive home, particularly in winter. "I do know that there are meetings that aren't held here in New Norfolk and other councillors are also going to be encouraged to drive carefully as well," Cr Power said.

Seconding the motion, Cr Anne Salt said the earlier meeting time was a good idea. "It is an efficient use of council's staff time ... hopefully if we trial it and see how it works ... I think it's a good move," she said.

Cr Martyn Evans was next to speak, saying he would not be supporting the motion. "Obviously I am restricted by work and starting at 5pm will mean that I will more than likely miss a few starts to the meetings," the former mayor said, adding that he understood the intent of the motion and realised that staff wages could be saved by the earlier start.

"Also I noticed that there is no time before the meetings for the community to have their say," Cr Evans said. He said he had found the 30-minute public forums to be beneficial since they were introduced at Cr Shaw's suggestion some months ago, replacing the previous system of public workshops.

Cr Belcher then asked for clarification of the status of the monthly public forums. "If the members of the public want to come and speak to the council are we setting a time for them to come in to a workshop or..."

Mayor Shaw said he believed the discussion at the last councillor workshop was that questions would still be able to be asked during public question time at the monthly meetings. "There is a new communications strategy coming to the council in December and it includes public open forums where the councillors would go out and base themselves in the community a few times a year," Cr Shaw said, adding he had not yet seen the document.

General manager Winton said he believed the mayor was referring to the concept of "listening posts", when the council as a whole could go to community events and other occasions in different areas of the municipality.

Cr Shaw said he had also held initial discussions in his first week as mayor, encouraging the general manager to open his doors to the public once a fortnight for half-hour meetings by appointment. Mr Winton he did not realise his door had been closed, but the mayor's proposal would form part of the new communications strategy.

Cr Belcher said the council had gone from having three 30-minute public workshop sessions each month down to one 30-minute open forum and now this looked like being removed. "It was good for members of the public to be able to come and stress their concerns," he said. "We have opened the doors and said 'here we are' and now we are closing the doors again. We should defer this and bring it back next month."

Some of the public forums had been a waste of everyone's
time, a councillor claimed (August forum pictured).
Cr Julie Triffett said the public forums had been discontinued because councillors had often been "sitting there for half an hour with maybe one person trying to think up a question to ask us. That was just a waste of their time and a waste of our time. That's why it wasn't continued," she said.

Cr Triffett's statement did not sit well with the public gallery, which had been on edge since it was revealed the motion had a wider intent than just a change of meeting time, requiring the mayor to call for quiet on several occasions during the debate.

Cr Belcher then moved that the item be deferred for further discussion at a workshop before being brought back to the December meeting. This was seconded by Cr Evans and was carried unanimously.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Great start for the female Red Caps

THE New Norfolk team got off to a great start with two wins from their two matches in the Southern Cricket Association's Women's T20 competition at Cadburys last Sunday.

In the first match, New Norfolk posted the good score of 7-168 off its 20 overs, defeating the St Anne's team, 4-140.

Hannah Mann, batting down the order, made a superb 45 retired (not out) from just 20 deliveries. Kelly Reed and Lisa East both retired not out on 21 each and Tania Morgan made 19. No details were available for the wicket-takers.

In the second match, New Norfolk made the huge score of 5-203 from 20 overs, defeating Wellington (5-103). For the Red Caps, Hannah Mann again led from the front with 49no.

Kelly Reed got 32no, Lisa East 29no, Tania Morgan 20, Teagan Kemmler 16no and Kelly Kemmler 16. With the ball, Kelly Reed got 1-6 (2), Amber Butler 1-7 (3), Hannah Mann and Kelly Kemmler both got 1-9 (3), and Lisa East 1-13 (3).

Round 5 of the SCA women’s matches will be played on December 1. New Norfolk will play the Knights at Collinsvale Oval at 6pm. All results and rosters can be seen at MyCricket.com.au

See the excellent gallery of photos by Angela Brazendale at DeraJ Photography by Ange Brazendale on the Southern Cricket Association Facebook page.

WADE GLEESON

The New Norfolk women's cricket team.

Lighter load for new council

Councillor Martyn Evans, left, moving a motion at Thursday
night's council meeting in New Norfolk.
SOME councillors will be busier than others over the next four years, following the distribution of committee responsibilities at this week's Derwent Valley Council meeting.

Distribution of the committee and statutory roles is generally one of the first items of business dealt with by a new council and the task took up just under 20 minutes at Thursday's council meeting.

Cr Julie Triffett has 10 committees and mayor Ben Shaw has seven, and between them Cr Triffett and Cr Shaw account for more than half of the committees and outside organisations allocated to council representatives.

Cr Luke Browning looks set to have the lightest workload, having been appointed to only two committees. Councillors Paul Belcher, Martyn Evans, Rachel Power and deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove have three each, while Cr Anne Salt has four.

The number of committees, joint authorities and statutory bodies with councillor representatives was cut from the 40 of the old council to 27 for the new council. One of the victims was the Derwent Valley Council Scholarship Trust Fund which Mayor Shaw said would be wound up and redistributed.

Also gone are the Gleeson Park Special Committee (Lachlan), the William Hazlewood Reserve Special Committee (Magra), the Willow Court Conservation Special Committee and the Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Committee, as well as the council's Land Sale Committee. The Environmental Management Committee remains, despite not having met for about 10 years.

Councillor participation was also culled from a raft of working groups including Relay for Life, Community Road Safety Partnership, Plenty Valley Link Road, Education Precinct, Tree2Sea and the RAFT (Real Action Future Thinking) group.

The division of responsibilities between councillors was the longest discussion of Thursday night's meeting. The distribution was as follows:
  • Cr Julie Triffett: Access Advisory Committee; Environmental Management Committee; Historical Information Centre; New Norfolk Swimming Pool; Tidy Towns Committee; Tynwald Park Development Committee; Southern Waste Strategy Authority; Australia Day; Community Grants; Visitor Information Centre; and four proxy roles.
  • Cr Ben Shaw: Economic Development and Growth Committee; Molesworth Recreation Reserve; Local Government Association; Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority; TasWater; Australia Day; Community Grants; and six proxy roles.
  • Cr Jessica Cosgrove: Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority; Australia Day; Emergency Planning Committee; and four proxy roles.
  • Cr Anne Salt: Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team; Economic Development and Growth Committee; New Norfolk Business Alliance; Audit Panel; and two proxy roles.
  • Cr Rachel Power: Friends of Frescati; Friends of Willow Court; Maydena Community Association; and five proxy roles.
  • Cr Paul Belcher: Bushy Park Swimming Pool; Community Grants; Autumn Festival; and one proxy role.
  • Cr Martyn Evans: Boyer Oval Management Committee; Derwent Catchment Project; Derwent Estuary Program; and two proxy roles.
  • Cr Luke Browning: Community Grants; Audit Panel; and one proxy role.
Mayor Ben Shaw also announced to the meeting that the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority had selected Cr Power as the local government representative on the board of the Destination Southern Tasmania tourism body.

UPDATE: This article has been updated on November 27 to correct Cr Cosgrove's number of committees and to add the number of proxy roles assigned to each councillor.

Friday, November 23, 2018

New Norfolk three from three

Craig Cunningham, left, top scored with a fine 56 runs and Zac
Crosswell made 53 during Gretna I's close win over the Tigers.
Southern Cricket Association
Men’s Round 3
50 over matches

NEW Norfolk I made it three from three in its premiership defence in the 50-over format when it defeated Old Beach by 95 runs at Tynwald Park last Saturday. Thanks to an opening stand of 135 from Seb Wishart (53 runs) and Jordan Willoughby (51), the Red Caps were able to post the good score of 9-244 from their 50 overs. Wishart was on fire, scoring his half century from just 61 balls in what was a great display of batting from the pair. Jordan Banks-Smith again got among the runs with 31. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 149 from 45.2 overs. Jye Lester — who has bowled superbly this season — send down 8.2 overs, taking 4-28 . Seb Wishart capped off a great day with 3-34 from his 10 overs, and Jordan Banks-Smith took 2-33 (10). New Norfolk I now sits five points clear on top of the ladder.

Second Grade
GRETNA I recorded its second win, defeating the Marquis Tigers by five wickets at home. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat. After a slow start they got things going and finished with the good score of 7-205 from their 50 overs. Aaron Maddox again did his bit with the ball, taking 2-29 from his 10 over while Corey Ransley — who also did some keeping — bowled superbly with just 1-10 for his 10 overs, including three maidens. Spinner Craig Cunningham did well, taking 1-21 (5). In reply, the Gretna top order led by example, finishing 5-206 to clinch a narrow win with just three balls to spare. Opener Craig Cunningham made a welcome return to form with 56 while Zac Crosswell put together a well-made 53 runs. Crosswell put on a 40-run stand with Cunningham and then 67 with Ben Rainbird, who made 34. Gretna needed six runs to win with one over remaining. Aaron Maddox (16 not out) kept a cool head, hitting two runs followed by a four to give his side victory. Congratulations to Gretna’s Rhys Browning, who played his 150th club match on Saturday during his team’s win.

In the other Second Grade match, Molesworth I went down to Richmond/Cambridge by four wickets at Richmond. Winning the toss and batting , Molesworth made 8-149 from their 50 overs. In reply, Richmond finished 6-150 from 46.5 overs to take the win. No other details were available.

Third Grade
AN unbeaten century by New Norfolk II captain Jake King helped his side to a convincing 138-run win over Old Beach in the Third Grade match at Tynwald Park on Sunday. King opened the batting and was there until the end, finishing on 130 not out from 163 balls, including eight fours and two sixes. He shared a 81-run partnership with Cody Neads, who made 43 from just 38 balls. Down the order Aaron Drew made 55 from 46, sharing a 100-run stand with his captain. After Drew was dismissed Jye Bearman took over, belting 52no from just 42 balls, building an unbeaten 110-run partnership with King. The Red Caps finished with 5-331 from 50 overs. In reply, the visitors were no match for the home side, finishing on 9-193 from 41.4 overs. Capping off a great day, Aaron Drew took 3-27 from 8.4 overs. Stewart Rice finished with great figures of 2-16 (10) including four maidens. David Mitchelmore took 2-45 (7). While Old Beach was batting, a swarm of bees crossed the ground, flooring almost every player including the umpire who were trying to steer clear of being stung.

Fourth Grade
BOTHWELL I got its first 50-over win, defeating St Aidans by 77 runs at Pontville Park. The win was helped by a great all-round performance from veteran Mathew Eyles, who top-scored with 43 runs and then sent down 10 overs to finish with 5-23. The Bucks made 9-197 from their 50 overs and in reply St Aidans finished 9-120 from 33.3 overs. With the bat, Kelvin Eyles made 36, Josh Eyles 24 and Stuart Eyles 21. With the ball Nathan White took 2-40 (8), Josh Eyles 1-23 (7) and Nathan Eyles 1-29 (8.3).

In the other Fourth Grade match, Gretna II was defeated by Hobart by five wickets at Risdon Vale. Having first hit, Gretna was all out for 154 from 46.5 overs. Opener Trent Grand did well with the bat, making 64. Josh Whitford-Marriott got 27 and Jordan Hastie 11. In reply Hobart finished 5-158 from 31.4 overs. Jake Campbell was the main wicket taker with 3-41 from 9.4 overs

Fifth Grade
BUSHY Park lost its first 50-over match, going down to St Annes by four wickets at home. In a low-scoring match, Bushy Park was sent into bat and was bowled out for 75 off 25.4 overs. Ben Triffett was the only batsman with double figures , making 23 not out.  In reply the visitors didn’t do it easily, finishing with 6- 76 from 29.3 overs. All the Bushy Park bowlers did well, with Dylan Grand getting great figures of 2-4 from six overs with three maidens, and Jasper Gerhard Marias also doing well with 2-16 (6).

In the other Fifth Grade match, New Norfolk III went down to Lindisfarne at Lindisfarne by 57 runs. The home side had first hit, making 6-233 from its 50 overs. In reply, New Norfolk was bowled out for 176 off 40.2 overs. Opener Chris Ashcroft made an excellent 70 to get his team off to a good start. Captain and fellow opener Steven Sillifant made 30 with the pair putting on an 83-run stand while Corey Field made 20. With the ball, Brad Kemmler was the main wicket taker with good figures of 2-28 (10).

Seventh Grade
MOLESWORTH II defeated Bothwell II by just nine runs at Boyer Oval. Molesworth had first hit, making 4-194 off 40 overs. In reply, Bothwell gave it a good shake to finish just short at 8-185 from the 40 overs. With the bat for Molesworth , opener Nick Piuselli made a very good 87 to set his team up. Braydan Chaplin made 22 not out and Brent Slater 17 not out. With the ball for the Bucks, Adam Pearce bowled exceptionally well, finishing with 2-7 off five overs. In the run chase, Brodie White put in a big effort, just missing the half century with 48 not out. Ashley Browning got 30 and Anthony White 25. Of the Molesworth bowlers, Larry Menzie took 2-2 from two overs, Kye Tomkinson 2-38 (7), and Nick Piuselli did very well with 1-12 off eight overs in a very good spell.

WADE GLEESON

NEXT GAMES: SCA 50-OVER MATCHES
Round 4 — All matches start at 10.30am 
First Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk I v Claremont at Tynwald Park
Second Grade - Saturday: Gretna I v Molesworth I at Boyer Oval.
Third Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk II v MacKillop Beltas at North Warrane Oval.
Fourth Grade - Sunday: Bothwell I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay Oval; Gretna II v Wellington at Gretna.
Fifth Grade - Sunday: Bushy Park v Bagdad at Bagdad; New Norfolk III v St Virgils at Tynwald Park.
Seventh Grade - Sunday: Bothwell II v Wellington at Eady St Oval No.1; Molesworth II v St Aidans at Boyer Oval.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Flood watch updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Flood Watch for North and North East, Derwent and South East catchments and Furneaux Islands

Issued at 9:52am on Thursday 22 November 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 2

Flooding is possible in some catchments in the North and North East, Derwent and South East parts of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands from Thursday onwards.

A low-pressure system will develop to the east of Tasmania on Thursday and move away to the northeast during Friday.

Some catchments are wet due to the recent rainfall.

Widespread 2-day rainfall totals of 20 to 60 mm are expected from Thursday into Friday. Potentially higher rainfalls are possible in the Furneaux Islands and the north east of the State. The system is dynamic and the rainfall amounts will depend on the position of the low-pressure system.

River rises are expected in response to forecast rainfall. Flooding is possible in some catchments from Thursday evening onwards.

Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchment specific flood warnings will be issued if and when required.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)


Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.


Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Friday 23 November 2018.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Garden party for Glen Derwent's 200th

Historic Glen Derwent, off Hamilton Rd at New Norfolk.
A REGENCY garden party will be held this Sunday (November 25) to mark the 200th birthday of the historic home Glen Derwent at New Norfolk. The convict-built mansion's bicentenary will be celebrated with a festival of Regency-era food, history and activities held in conjunction with the Folk Federation of Tasmania.

Hidden behind hawthorn hedges and set in five hectares of park-like pasture and gardens bordered by Hamilton Rd and the River Derwent, the heritage-listed house will have its birthday celebrated in style. The oldest buildings on the property were built by Norfolk Island evacuees James and Elizabeth Bartlett as early as 1808, with the main house believed to have been completed around 1818.

Glen Derwent and its outbuildings in the early 20th century.
Glen Derwent owner Liz Virtue said the all-inclusive entry price for Sunday's celebration included entertainment, activities and all-day sweet and savoury food of the era as well as hot and cold drinks.

"We have been researching period treats and will be serving Banbury cakes, Shrewsbury biscuits, Queen cakes, scones, soups and other mouthwatering items for your delectation.  Experience some good old-fashioned hospitality!" Mrs Virtue said.

Organiser David Wanless said the event promised to be an exciting and delightful day for the whole family. "We have an exciting program of activities, including Regency dancing, live period music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, horses and cart and period games," he said.

The house pictured around 1880.
Fellow organiser Cathleen Hutchinson said period attire would be admired but is not required.  "If you can manage it, even just a nice hat and waistcoat, or some easy modifications to an opp shop dress, will mean you can have even more fun," Ms Hutchinson said.

"We find that when people dress up in any kind of costume they release some of their inhibitions, that conversations can be easier, and that friendships develop. However, it is entirely optional,” she said.

The event will feature music by Tasmanian composers Henry Mundy and Alexander Laing. Laing is of particular interest as he lived in New Norfolk and composed many of his original tunes here, including one dedicated to the lady of Glen Derwent, titled Mrs William Downie's Hornpipe.

Activities on the day will include:
  • Tours of the historic property.
  • Croquet (both competitive games and "come and try" sessions) on the croquet lawn.
  • Learning and playing games of skittles, quoits, boules and the Game of Graces.
  • Maypole dancing, lead by Fiddle and Squeeze.
  • Photo opportunities with a horse and cart.
  • Live period music by Van Diemen's Angels.
  • An easy Regency social dance.
  • Regency dance workshop with John and Aywlen Gardiner-Garden of the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy.
  • Indoor games.
  • Promenading the grounds of the historic property.
  • Regency period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks all day.
Tickets cost $49 ($45 concession, $20 children) and can be purchased at trybooking.com/YIMI
Information is also available at folktas.org/regency.

Derwent on flood watch

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Initial Flood Watch for North and North East, Derwent and South East catchments and Furneaux Islands

Issued at 2:47pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1
Flooding is possible in some catchments in the North and North East, Derwent and South East parts of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands from Thursday onwards.
A low-pressure system will develop to the east of Tasmania on Thursday and move away to the northeast during Friday.
Some catchments are wet due to the recent rainfall.
Widespread 2-day rainfall totals of 20 to 60 mm are expected from Thursday into Friday. Potentially higher rainfalls up to 80 mm are possible in the Furneaux Islands and eastern parts of the State. The system is dynamic and the rainfall amounts will depend on the position of the low-pressure system.
River rises are expected in response to forecast rainfall. Flooding is possible in some catchments from Thursday onwards.
Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.
Catchment specific flood warnings will be issued if and when required.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)


Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings
For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Road weather alert

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 5:27am on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Slippery roads will make driving conditions potentially dangerous during Tuesday 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 11am Tuesday.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cricketers felled by swarm of bees

Nearly everyone hit the deck when a swarm of bees crossed the
Tynwald Park cricket pitch on Sunday.
NEARLY all the players in a cricket match at New Norfolk's Tynwald Park were forced to hit the deck on Sunday when a swarm of bees crossed the ground.

Derwent Valley Gazette cricket writer Wade Gleeson reports that the incident occurred during the Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association third grade match between New Norfolk II and Old Beach.

"While Old Beach was batting, a swarm of bees crossed the ground - flooring almost every player including the umpire, who were trying to steer clear of being stung," Wade reports.

"The crowd had a little chuckle, but that soon changed as the bees then came charging for them. An interesting time for all, to say the least!"

New Norfolk's Cody Neads, fielding at long on, had been the first to drop as the bees approached. Unable to see the flying insects, some in the crowd thought he must have rolled his ankle or suffered some other injury.

"Then when the bees went towards the middle, everyone just dropped," onlooker Josh Walsh said. "When the umpire dropped, everyone else followed," he said.

No injuries were reported and the game continued without further interruption, ending in a 138-run victory for the New Norfolk Red Caps. Read the rest of Wade's report in the Gazette on Wednesday.

The scene at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk when a swarm of bees interrupted
Sunday's cricket match between New Norfolk and Old Beach.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Roost roars back into business

DEMAND outstripped supply as customers flocked back to The Roost this weekend following the chicken shop's three-week closure after its change in ownership.

While the fit-out of the refreshed shop at 15 High St is not yet complete, new owner Aileene Sevastopoulos opted for a low-key reopening yesterday, followed by a full day's trade today.

The demand from people needing to get their fix of Roost chicken during the day required additional chickens to be cooked to meet the dinnertime rush.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Final round in T20 competition

Bothwell all-rounder Nathan Eyles.
SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
T20 competition

THE final round of Twenty20 matches was played on Saturday, with some teams set to play off in the finals next month while others will miss out.

In First Grade, New Norfolk I went down to St Aidans by 31 runs at Cambridge. The home side had first shot, making 6-166 off 20 overs. In reply the Red Caps finished 7-135 from the 20 overs. Jordan Banks-Smith again got among the runs, making 32 from 26 balls. Opener Seb Wishart made 31 from 28. Down the order, Rohan Heron remained 26 not out (24 balls) and Jason Rigby made 18 from 15. Earlier with the ball, Rigby took 2-24 (4). Jye Lester got 2-32 (4) and Jordan Banks-Smith 1-14 (3). Matthew Bowden got a run out. New Norfolk I finished third on the Pool A ladder.

Second Grade: Gretna I put in a good effort, going down to Sorell by just nine runs at Pembroke Park. The home side made 4-127 off its 20 overs. In the run chase, Gretna gave it a good shake only to finish just short at 4-118 off the 20 overs. With the ball, opener Zac Crosswell was tight with 2-12 from his four overs while Sam Booth was the other wicket taker with 2-31 (3). With the bat, Aaron Maddox top scored with 37 from 32. Maddox put on 54 with opener Rhys Browning, who made 25 (30). Fellow opener Todd Jarvis continued his good form with 25 (28) and Mathew Burns tried hard right to the end, finishing on 24 (27).

St Annes defeated Molesworth I by six wickets in the match at Boyer Oval. The home side had first hit, making 8-116 off the 20 overs. Opener Daniel Coppleman made 30, as did Josh Ransley at No.4, while first drop Nick Piuselli made 25. In reply, St Annes chased down the total with just four balls to spare, finishing with 4-119 off 19.2 overs. With the ball John Fowle did well, taking 2-18 from his four overs. Josh Ransley got 1-7 (2) and Daniel Coppleman 1-24 (3.2)

Third Grade: New Norfolk II racked up its second T20 win with a good six-wicket win over Wellington at Tynwald Park. The Red Caps finished second on the Twenty20 Pool A ladder. The visitors had first dig, making 8-76 from 19 overs. In reply the home team finished with 4-79 off 14.5 overs. Richard Graham had a great game, top scoring with 45 from 42 balls. He earlier took 1-8 from his four overs in a fine spell of bowling. Opener David Mitchelmore made 19 runs and took 2-4 from two overs. Jamie Hill bowled very tightly as well with 2-12 (4). Veteran Graeme Rowlands made a comeback, bowling really well to take 2-20 (4), and Cody Morgan give little away, finishing with 1-17 from his four overs.

Fourth Grade: An undefeated century from Bothwell all-rounder Nathan Eyles secured a big 95-run win over Gretna II at Bothwell on Saturday. Batting first, the Bucks made the huge score of 2-184 off their 20 overs. Opening the batting, Eyles went on a run spree, belting sixes and fours to all parts of the ground to finish not out on 109. He shared a 109-run stand with Simon Eyles who made a very handy 35, while Josh Eyles did likewise with 26 not out. Jake Campbell was the only wicket taker with 2-37 (4). In the run chase, Gretna II finished with 6-90 off its 20 overs. Jake Campbell batted very well for his 33 which included a couple of nice sixes. Bothwell captain Brock Nichols bowled very well, taking 3-10 (4), while opener Josh Eyles did likewise picking up 2-15 (4). Nathan Eyles capped off a top day, finishing with 1-15 (3) in a fine man-of-the-match performance.

Bothwell finished second on the Pool A Twenty20 ladder while Gretna finished fourth. The Bothwell team had eight members of the Eyles family playing. There would have been nine, but veteran Joey Eyles pulled out due to an injury. To add to this, Joey’s eldest son Cody plays with Glenorchy. If Cody ends up playing alongside his family members, that would make 10 — a real family affair. Well done to you all, it’s a fine effort indeed.

Fifth Grade: Bushy Park put in a good performance, defeating the Knights by 33 runs at the Bushy Park Showground. Having first hit, the Bees made the good score of 4-164 from the 20 overs. An opening stand of 96 from Jack Evans (59 runs from 51 balls) and Shaun Fenton (46 from 33) gave their team a great start. Mitchell Crosswell then kept things going with 34 not out from 23 deliveries, and Jasper Gerhard Marais made 10 from 10. In reply, the Knights finished 9-131 from the 20 overs. The Bees put in some fine spells of bowling, in particular from Max Shultz who sent down four overs to take 5-42 , while spinner and captain Nick Fenton cleaned up as well with the excellent figures of 4-8 from his four overs. The win puts Bushy Park on top of the Pool A T20 ladder.

New Norfolk III was defeated by Lindisfarne by 48 runs at Tynwald Park. Batting first and being 2-8 early, the visitors went on to make 7-118 off their 20 overs. Captain Nathan Heron took 2-31 (4) and Jack Morgan-Miller 2-11 (2), while both Stuart Muir and Liam Kalbfell bowled tightly taking 1-14 (4) each. There was one run out. With the bat, the Red Caps finished 9-70 from their 20 overs. Andrew Callander made 16 from 17 balls and Jake Stevenson remained 12 not out from 15 balls. New Norfolk finished fourth on the Pool B ladder.

Seventh Grade: Bothwell defeated Wellington by 22 runs at home. Batting first, the Bucks made 8-89 from their 20 overs. Batting at No.9, Mathew Glover made 14 not out. Opener Tyler White got 12 and Mark Pearce 11. In reply and playing one short and with one batsman not batting, the visitors made 8-67 from 17.1 overs. Captain Peter Hansch cleaned up, finishing with the excellent figures of 4-16 from his four overs. Opener Brodie White did very well, capturing 2-9 off two overs, while Tyler White did his bit as well with 2-14 (2.1). The good win puts Bothwell in third position on the T20 ladder.

Molesworth II defeated Montagu Bay by six wickets in the match at Boyer Oval. Batting first, the visitors made 6-86 from their 20 overs. Opening bowler Dean King, who has returned to the club, bowled extremely well in taking 2-7 from his four overs. Braydan Chaplin did well, taking 2-26 from his four overs, while David Adams and Jye County were equally as good with the ball, with both taking 1-14 their four overs. In reply Molesworth easily chased down the target, finishing with 4-88 from 14.1 overs. Captain Sam Triffitt led the way with an unbeaten 31. Braydan Chaplin made 15 and Jye County 14. Molesworth finished sixth on the T20 ladder.

NEXT GAMES

The T20 semi-finals and grand finals will be played on December 22, with the matches and grounds to be announced.

SCA 50-over matches - Round 3. All matches start at 10.30am. First Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk I v Old Beach at Tynwald Park. Second grade - Saturday: Gretna I v Marquis Tigers at Gretna; Molesworth I v Richmond/ Cambridge at Richmond. Third Grade - Sunday: New Norfolk II v Old Beach at Tynwald Park. Fourth Grade - Saturday: Bothwell I v St Aidans at Pontville Park (Thompson Oval); Gretna II v Hobart at Risdon Vale. Fifth Grade - Saturday: Bushy Park v St Annes at Bushy Park Showground; New Norfolk III v Lindisfarne at Lindisfarne Memorial Park, Oval No.2. Seventh Grade - Sunday: Bothwell II v Molesworth II at Boyer Oval.

SCA Women's Competition. New Norfolk matches Gala Day — Rounds 1 to 4.  Round 1 (November 18): New Norfolk v St Annes at Cadbury Oval No.1, 9am start. Round 2: New Norfolk v Wellington at Cadbury Oval No.2,. 11.15am start.

Hurricanes Junior League: There were no junior matches played due to the Australia v South Africa match at Blundstone Arena Bellerive on Sunday. The next games will be listed on  MyCricket.com this week.
WADE GLEESON

Suicide Awareness Group

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Maydena information session

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Fire weather warning today

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania


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

Issued at 8:14 am on Tuesday 13 November 2018.


Weather Situation

Very High fire dangers are expected in parts of the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts, with temperatures expected to reach near 30, winds speeds of 30 to 40 km/h and relative humidity down to 15-20%.


For the rest of Tuesday 13 November:

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

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:

  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Remembering lives lost in World War I

The New Norfolk Cenotaph.
THE 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I will be observed at two main events in the Derwent Valley this weekend.

Tickets to the Armistice Ball at the Lachlan Community Hall tonight (Saturday) will be available at the door from 7pm.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning will see the main observance take place at the Cenotaph in Circle St, New Norfolk, where the New Norfolk RSL will conduct a service.

World War I started with considerable excitement in 1914 but four long years of total warfare took its toll on Tasmania, with more than 3000 of the island's men losing their lives to the conflict. The Armistice was signed in Europe at 5am on November 11, 1918, but it was late in the night before the news reached Australia.

Hostilities ceased on November 11, which became known as Armistice Day (now Remembrance Day) but the peace treaty was not signed for another seven months, which is why many memorials including the New Norfolk Cenotaph (pictured) carry the dates 1914-19, but others including the New Norfolk State School honour roll (below, at New Norfolk Primary School) has 1914-18.

Entry to tonight's Armistice Ball at the Lachlan Community Hall will cost $25 per person, which includes supper. The commemorative event will honour those involved in World War I with music and dress from that era. The music and dancing starts at 7.30pm and there will be a supper and re-enactment of the announcement of the Armistice later in the night.

In New Norfolk tomorrow morning the main Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph will start at 10.45am. This will be followed by a light lunch at the RSL Club in George St, all welcome.


New Norfolk Cenotaph.
New Norfolk Primary School roll.

Junior league cricket

Hurricanes Junior League
Round 3 (Grading)

Under 15
New Norfolk 4-243 off 40 overs defeated Clarence 69 off 25.4 overs. Batting: Josh Nichols: 71no (12 fours, 3 sixes), Jack Morgan 50no (8 fours, 1 six), Blake Sillifant 36 (2 fours), Cameron McMaster 27no (2 fours, 2 sixes), Luke Jarvis 10 (2 fours). Bowling: Jordon Gittus 2-13 off 3 overs (1 maiden), Luke Jarvis 1-1 off 3 overs (2 maidens), Jack Morgan 1-1 off 0.4 overs), Jake Sorrenson 1-4 off 3 overs, Cameron McMaster 1-5 off 4 overs (2 maidens), Blake Sillifant 1-7 off 3 overs (1 maiden), Chris Hall 1-11 off 3 overs (1 maiden).

UNDER 13
Brighton 5-105 off 29.2 overs defeated New Norfolk 8-90 off 29.1 overs. Batting: Jack Moodie 24no (3 fours), Tate Browning 15no. Bowling: Zayne Field: 2-2 off 3.2 overs 12 maidens), Tate Browning 1-7 off 3 overs, Cale Browning 1-7 off 3 overs, Jack Moodie 1-8 off 3 overs (1 maiden).


Vinyl record fair coming up

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Friday, November 9, 2018

New Norfolk to field female cricket team

THE Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association women’s competition kicks off with a Gala Day at the Cadbury Ovals on November 18. The competition will consist of teams from the New Norfolk, St Anne’s, Wellington, Knights, Montagu Bay, Brighton and Sorell cricket clubs. Each team will play two T20 matches across the day.

New Norfolk welcomes any new players and training is held from 5pm each Wednesday. Contact Brad Kemmler for more details. Rosters are now available on MyCricket. If you are interested in getting involved, contact your local club at https://playcricket.com.au/

New Norfolk matches on the women’s competition Gala Day:

  • Round 1: New Norfolk v St Anne’s at Cadbury Oval No.1, 9am.
  • Round 2: New Norfolk v Wellington at Cadbury Oval No.2, 11.15am.
WADE GLEESON

Good games despite the weather

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 2 results

CONSIDERING the 40km/h winds and frequent showers, it’s surprising that only two matches were washed out last weekend.

In first grade, New Norfolk I racked up its second win in as many weeks when it easily defeated Montagu Bay by seven wickets. Playing at Geilston Bay, the Sharks were bowled out for 132 in 33.3 overs. Captain Seb Wishart was the pick of the bowlers, talking 3-17 from seven overs. Jordan Willoughby was the other main wickettaker , with 2-26 off four overs. Opening bowlers Jye Lester sent down seven overs for 1-24 , and Nathan Rice took 1-14 off 4.3. Josh Rowlands took 1-24 off three overs, and Rohan Heron managed two run-outs. In reply the Red Caps did it easily, reaching 2-132 from 25.3 overs. Jordan Banks-Smith showed his class with 50 not out from just 67 balls, and Seb Wishart capped off a great day with 44 not out from 64 balls.

Second Grade
IN the match at Collinsvale, Gretna I again fell victim to its hoodoo when it went down to the Knights by 33 runs. The home team won the toss and elected to bat, making 208 off 49.3 overs. In reply Gretna was dismissed for 175 off 44.5 overs. Opener Todd Jarvis made a welcome return to form with 45 from 66 balls. Corey Ransley again showed maturity with 35 from 36, and Mathew Burns made a quickfire 24 from 20 balls. Trent Grant finished 17 not out. Of the Gretna bowlers, captain and spinner Ben Rainbird took 3-29 off five overs. Fellow spinner Jamie Duggan also did well, taking 2-31 off 10 overs. Zac Crosswell took 2-29 off three overs. Mathew Burns bowled without much luck in taking 1-34 (10), and Craig Cunningham claimed 1-58 (10).

The other match between Molesworth I and St Anne’s at Cadbury No.1 was washed out.

Third Grade
IN a matched reduced to 43 overs a side, New Norfolk II beat Richmond-Cam bridge by 109 runs at Tynwald Park. The Red Caps batted first and made 5-207 off their 43 overs. Openers Jake King (41) and Leigh Berry (25) got their team off to a great start with an 81-run stand. Jye Bearman top-scored with 62 from 69 balls, and Richard Graham also did well to finish 33 not out. Playing one short, the visitors made 9-98 off 34.4 overs. The small total was thanks to some great bowling from New Norfolk, in particular Jamie Hill, who sent down 9.4 overs to claim 6-24 in a fine display with the white ball. Opening bowler Cody Morgan-Coleman was tight with 1-19 (eight overs, three maidens ). Richard Graham had a good day, taking 1-21 off seven, and David Mitchelmore took 1-10 from four overs.

Fourth Grade
Gretna II went down to Montagu Bay by eight wickets. Batting first, the home side was bowled out for just 64 off 39.2 overs. In his first match this season, Jackson Ackerly top-scored with 24. Captain Jordan Hastie made 11 and Josh Whitford-Marriott made 10. In reply, the Sharks finished at 2-66 off 24.1 overs. Josh Whitford-Marriott was the only wicket-taker, claiming 2-34 from 10 overs. Jackson Ackerly didn’t take a wicket, but finished from 0-13 from 10 overs, including five maidens. The other match between Bothwell I and Weily Park Rockers at Weily Park was washed out.

Fifth Grade
A BRILLIANT 88 from Mitchell Crosswell and a six-wicket haul from Dylan Grant helped Bushy Park defeat St Virgil’s by 60 runs at St Virgil’s College. Batting first, the Bees made 145 off 25 overs. Crosswell’s big innings and 25 from Shaun Fenton put on an 80-run stand, giving their bowlers something to defend. The partnership was crucial to the outcome, with six of the Bees’ batsmen making ducks. Adam Van Luxembourg made a very handy 12 not out batting at No.10. In reply the home side was dismissed for 85 off 30.2 overs. This was thanks to some excellent bowling from Dylan Grant, who took the matchwinning figures of 6-9 off 6.2 overs. Aaron Newbon also did very well, taking 3-18 from eight overs, while Geoff Crosswell chipped in with 1-29 off seven overs.

In the other Fifth Grade match, New Norfolk III defeated the Knights at Boyer Oval by 47 runs. The home side made 9-247 from 49.4 overs. Batting at No.5, Craig Dale was on fire, belting 79 from just 47 deliveries , clubbing boundaries to all parts of the big ground. Captain and opener Steve Sillifiant put together a wellmade 77 from 106 deliveries. He put on an 87-run stand with Chris Ashcroft, who made a patient 28. Batting at No.11, Luke Jarvis made his highest score in senior cricket, with a handy 19 not out from 23 balls. In reply, the visitors gave it a good crack, finishing 9-200 off 44.4 overs. Opening bowler Stuart Muir did the damage, taking 3-32 off 10 overs. Liam Kalbfell took 2-27 off 6.4, while Brad Kemmler, Craig Dale, Jordan Gittus and Luke Jarvis took one wicket each.

Seventh Grade
MOLESWORTH II notched up its first win in the 50-over format with a four-wicket victory over the Knights at Collinsvale on Sunday. Batting first, the home side made 8-199 . Opening bowler Michael Murray took 2-29 off five overs. John Fowle did well with 2-33 (8), as did Braydan Hodge 2-42 (8). Daniel Williams claimed 1-34 off six overs, and there was one run-out. Molesworth got the runs with 2.4 overs to spare, finishing at 6-203. Braydan Hodge, batting at No.5, put together a fine 66 to be his team’s top-scorer. Larry Menzie played an important role, with his fine innings of 48 not out guiding the team to victory. Opener and captain Sam Triffett got his team into the match early with a handy 35 runs, while John Fowle made 15.

In the other match on Sunday, Bothwell went down to St Anne’s by eight wickets at Bothwell. Batting first and playing one short, the Bucks were bowled out for 75 off 24 overs. Mathew Glover top-scored with 18, and Brodie White made 16. In reply the visitors raced to 2-79 off 14.3 overs. Young Jorden Conley bowled very well to take 2-20 from five overs to be the best of the Bucks bowlers.
WADE GLEESON

NEXT GAMES

Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association
50-Over Matches
Round 3 - November 10-11

FIRST GRADE
New Norfolk I v St Aidan’s at Cambridge Oval, 4pm.

SECOND GRADE
Gretna I v Sorell at Sorell Oval No.1, 4pm. Molesworth I v St Annes at Boyer Oval, 1.30pm.

THIRD GRADE
New Norfolk II v Wellington at Tynwald Park, 4pm.

FOURTH GRADE
Bothwell I v Gretna II v at Bothwell, 1.30pm.

FIFTH GRADE
Bushy Park v Knights at Bushy Park, 10am. 
New Norfolk III v Lindisfarne at Tynwald Park, 12.45pm.

SEVENTH GRADE
Bothwell II v Wellington at Bothwell, 10am. 
Molesworth v Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval, 10am.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New council sworn in tonight

Incoming mayor Ben Shaw addressing
tonight's ceremonial meeting.
COUNCILLORS have pledged to work together for the advancement of the municipality at tonight's ceremonial first meeting of the new-look Derwent Valley Council.

General manager Greg Winton opened the proceedings at 6pm and said the gathering was not a formal council meeting but a ceremonial swearing-in of new councillors as required by the Local Government Act.

Seven of the eight incoming councillors were present, with Mr Winton explaining that re-elected councillor Anne Salt was an apology and had been privately sworn-in earlier in the week. This was a sequel to earlier this year when Mrs Salt completed her declaration as a new councillor behind closed doors after being elected to the council on a recount and was unable to attend her first scheduled meeting.

The ceremonial meeting was the first of its kind for this council, which in the past has sworn-in its new members at a regular monthly meeting. The event was attended by a number of family members and friends of the newly elected members.

"Essentially this process is required under the Local Government Act," Mr Winton said. "The individuals that you see before you tonight are accepting the responsibilities that come with being a councillor and they do so with little recognition and little recompense," he said.

"They do so in order to try to improve this municipality and move forward, and for me, ceremonies such as this are an important reminder of the beginning of that process," Mr Winton said. He then invited each candidate to step forward in the order in which they were elected, with the exception of the deputy mayor and mayor who were sworn in last.

Most candidates spoke about their ambitions for the next four years, congratulated their fellow councillors on their election, and commiserated with the unsuccessful candidates and defeated councillors. There were also a number of comments about the need to work together to for the benefit of the municipality, to advance the various proposals and projects already in place, and to implement the council's new strategic plan.

Cr Cosgrove spoke about her pride in being elected as the council's first female deputy mayor. Cr Shaw, as the council's youngest mayor, spoke about the great working relationship enjoyed by the previous council and said he looked forward to working with the new group. "This is what I was hoping for in terms of a new, fresh council; a council that is very diverse in its age, experience and background," Cr Shaw said. "So I really think this is a fantastic council to move this community forward."

The new councillors after tonight's meeting.  Back from left: Rachel Power,
Martyn Evans, Luke Browning, Paul Belcher; front: Julie Triffett, Ben Shaw
and Jessica Cosgrove.