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Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas community market this Sunday

Derwent Valley
Community Market
Sunday, December 1, 2019

New and pre-loved items for sale. 
Cakes, preserves, plants
and other home-made items.

at Derwent Valley Community House
The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk

Road trip to Gretna for junior cricket derby

Some of the young members of the two New Norfolk Under 13
cricket teams, back from left: Frankie Jones, Zavier Lowry,
Tyler Benson, Bobby Nossiter, Logan Hunt, Cooper Gleeson
and Hamish Edwards. Front: Chance Hyland.
Round 6

WITH the two New Norfolk Under 13 cricket teams playing each other at Gretna last Sunday, it was a great all-round effort in a pretty close match.

The New Norfolk Red Caps made 7/126 off their 30 overs and in reply New Norfolk Black made a good fightback at the end, finishing 5/109.

Liam Maw batted extremely well at the end, making a quickfire 28 from just 20 deliveries in a great display of batting for the Black team. Frankie Jones bowled well taking 2-4 (3) and kept very well with the gloves.

Haiden Smith made 14 top-scoring for the Red Caps while Zavier Lowry took his first ever wicket taking 2-18 for the Black team. Well done to all.

The two New Norfolk Under 13 teams photographed together at Gretna on Sunday.
Back from left: Tyler Benson (captain, NN Black), Logan Hunt (vice-captain, NN
Red Caps), Hamish Edwards, Oliver Rhodes, Connor Mayne, Liam Maw, Frankie
Jones (VC, Red Caps), Hayden Turner. Middle: Zayne Field, Noah Evans, Hayden
Smith, Zavier Lowry, Bobby Nossiter (captain, Red Caps), Cooper Gleeson, Riley,
Beverley, Caleb Duckett. Front: Ruben Strong, Steele Quarrell, Callan Barry,
Chance Hyland and Kobe Strong.
New Norfolk Red Caps 7/126 off 30 overs defeated New Norfolk Black 5/109 off 30.
Batting - New Norfolk Red Caps: Haiden Smith 14, Logan Hunt 13, Zayne Field 7, Frankie Jones 7no, Bobby Nossiter 7no, Kobe Strong 5, Noah Evans 3, Ruben Strong 1, Chance Hyland 1; Bowling - New Norfolk Black: Zavier Lowry 2-18 (3), Hamish Edwards 2-18 (4), Steel Quarrell 1-6 (3), Tyler Benson 1-8 (3). Fielding: Riley Beverly 1, Hamish Edwards 1, Tyler Benson 1. Runouts: Caleb Duckett 1, Tyler Benson 1.
Batting - New Norfolk Black: Liam Maw 28 (20), Hamish Edwards 10, Oliver Rhodes 10, Connor Mayne 7, Caleb Duckett 6, Tyler Benson 1, Steel Quarrell 1; Bowling - New Norfolk Red Caps: Frankie Jones 2-4 (3), Noah Evans 1-9 (3). Runouts: Bobby Nossiter 1.

Kingborough Knights 5/121 off 30 overs defeated New Norfolk Red Caps 8/86 off 28.2 overs at Kingston Beach Oval.
New Norfolk batting: Bobby Nossiter 11, Zayne Field 10, Logan Hunt 5, Fearghus Joyce 4no, Chance Hyland 4, Ruben Strong 3, Kobe Strong 1; New Norfolk bowling: Judah Topping 2-15 (3), Reuben Topping 1-7 (4). Catches: Zayne Field 1. Runouts: Cooper Gleeson and Reuben Topping.

Wellington Warriors 4/160 off 30 overs defeated New Norfolk Black 9/56 off 19.5 overs at Tynwald Park.
New Norfolk batting: Tyler Benson 11no, Caleb Duckett 10, Hamish Edwards 6, Callan Barry 3, Liam Maw 2, Haiden Smith 2. New Norfolk bowling: Liam Maw 1-13 (3), Callan Barry 1-30 (4).
Catches: Liam Maw 1, Tyler Benson 1. Runouts: Connor Mayne, Hamish Edwards, Tyler Benson.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Local cricket, Round 4

Southern Cricket Association 
Men’s 50-over matches
Round 4

FIRST GRADE: A very good all-round performance from the in-form Matthew Bowden and a quickfire half-century from Cody Neads got New Norfolk I back on the winners list with a seven-wicket win over Montagu Bay at Tynwald Park at the weekend. The Red Caps captain took 3-7 from just 4.1 overs and took three catches as his team bowled out the visitors for 178 off 44.1 overs. Next, with the bat, Bowden hit up a very good 72 not out from 97 deliveries, including six 4s and two 6s. He shared a 50-run stand with opener Seb Wishart 28 and then 93 with the dashing Cody Neads who belted an excellent 51no from 36 deliveries. Neads, like his captain, found the boundary regularly, hitting six 4s and one 6 and the pair got New Norfolk to victory finishing 3/180 from 34.4 overs. Aaron Drew made 20 from 21. Jason Rigby bowled very well, sending down nine overs and taking 3-18. Richard Graham took 2-51 (10) and Seb Wishart 1-31 (10).

SECOND GRADE: Gretna I hosted Molesworth I and made it back-to-back wins with a 19-run victory. Batting first, the home side didn’t get off to a good start, losing last week's centurion Zac Crosswell with the first ball. Craig Cunningham steadied things with 47 with four 4s and one 6, and put on 53 with Rhys Browning 24 (36). Mathew Burns made 39, Trent Grant 29 and Todd Jarvis 21no and Gretna finished 9/215 from its 50 overs. In reply, Molesworth, with a number of players out, was bowled out just short, finishing 10/194 off 48 overs. After bowling well and taking 3-32 (10) and taking a great catch, the in-form Brad Ransley gave his all to get his team over the line with an excellent and entertaining 85 from 103 deliveries, hitting six 4s and four 6s. Gretna’s Jamie Duggan with with 9.1 overs bowled very well to finish with a game high 5-43 including the important wicket of Ransley. Captain Jackson Ackerly took 2-26 (7.1). Other run scorers for Molesworth were Nick Piuselli in his first match for the season, 27, and stand-in captain Daniel Coppleman who made 22.

New Norfolk II recorded its first loss of the 50-over roster when it went down to the Knights in a close one by just two wickets at Collinsvale. Winning the toss and batting, the Red Caps made the good score of 10/238 from 48.4 overs. In reply, the home side chased down the runs with just one over to spare, finishing 8/242 off 49 overs. With the bat for New Norfolk, Chris Ashcroft at number three made a very good 60 from just 68 deliveries, hitting nine well-struck 4s and two 6s. Stewart Rice made a quickfire 42 from 26 deliveries, hitting five 4s and three 6s. Jordon Gittus at number eight put together a well-made 40 from 66 (four 4s, one 6) and Nathan Rice made 28 (four 4s). Stewart Rice was the best of the bowlers with 2-16 (10) with three maidens.

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I made it three wins on the trot with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay. The home side won the toss and elected to bat, but was soon bowled-out for 88 off 34.2 overs. All the Bucks bowlers played well, in particular Simon Eyles who captured 3-3 from four overs with two maidens. Opener Josh Eyles took 2-13 (6.2), Brock Nichols 2-16 (7) and Mark Pearce was very tight with 1-16 (9) with three maidens. In reply, the Bucks did it comfortably finishing 2/92 off 19.2 overs. Openers Mark Pearce 32 (three 4s) and Joey Eyles 20 from 23 (two 4s) put on a 57-run stand while Matthew Eyles 18no from 18 (two 4s, one 6) and Nathan Eyles 10no from 10, finished off the match.

FIFTH GRADE: At the North Warrane Oval in a close one, Gretna needing 11 to win off the last over, lost by five runs. Winning the toss and batting first, Derwent made 8/198 off its 50 overs. Bailey Wheeler, who has been in great form with the ball, captured three of the top five batsmen to finish with 4-23 off 10 overs in another excellent spell. Jake Campbell took 1-27 (10). In reply, Gretna gave it a great shake finishing 9/193 off 50 overs. Opener Ben Rainbird batted well making 60 from 74 deliveries including seven 4 and one 6. Josh Whitford also did well, making a good 45 from 49 balls and hitting four 4s. Bailey Wheeler had a good game and kept the tail wagging, remaining 15no from 15 deliveries with one 4. Well done to Andrew Hack who played his first match for Gretna since November 8, 2003.

In a low-scoring match at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk II lost its third match in as many weeks when it went down to Claremont by seven wickets. Batting first the Red Caps were bowled out for a very low score, finishing 9/60 off 20.2 overs. Captain Nathan Heron top-scored with 16. In reply, the visitors easily chased down the small target, finishing 1/64 off just 7.2 overs. Nathan Heron was the wicket taker with 1-29 (4).

SEVENTH GRADE: A blistering 90no from Jack Evans guided Molesworth II to its second straight victory when it defeated an undermanned Campania by seven wickets on Sunday. Chasing 137 for victory and coming in at 1 for 1, Evans belted the ball to all parts of the big Boyer Oval, hitting eight 4s and three 6s with his 90 coming off just 62 deliveries. Shayne Upton made 13 and last week's hero Larry Menzie was again there at the end and made 13no. Molesworth finished 3/138 off just 17.2 overs. Earlier with the ball, Brayden Hodge took 2-31 (8) and all rounder Jack Evans 1-24 off 6.2. Campania, with only eight players, made 7/136 off 30.2 overs.

They say low scores are at times hard to get and at Campania this couldn’t be any truer. In a low scoring and close affair, Bothwell II made it three wins in a row with a 17-run win over Montagu Bay. Winning the toss and batting, the Bucks were bowled out for just 95 off 22 overs. They lost regular wickets, but it was Andrew Rolls at number nine who stood tall and put together a very valuable and in the end match-winning 29. Opener Blake Eyles made 12 as did Shayne Wood and Dylan Branch 8. In reply, the Sharks - chasing what should have been a more than gettable target - were totally outplayed and dismissed for 78 off 29.4 overs. This was due to some excellent bowling from the Bucks, in particular Peter Hansch who sent down 7.4 overs capturing 4-14 in a terrific spell. Just as good was opener Jorden Conley who from eight overs took the good figures of 3-20. Nathan White 1-14 (7) and Troy Branch in his first match of the season took 1-2 (1). A very good win for Bothwell II.

Men’s Round 5
All matches start at 10.30am

Saturday: New Norfolk I v Sorell at Tynwald Park.

Saturday: Gretna I v Richmond/Cambridge at Gretna; Molesworth I v Derwent at Clarence High School.; New Norfolk II v MacKillop Belta’s at North Warrane Oval.

Sunday: Bothwell I v Hobart at Bothwell.

Sunday: Gretna II v Lindisfarne at Gretna; New Norfolk III v Sorell at Tynwald Park.

Sunday: Bothwell II v Wellington at Eady St Oval No.1; Molesworth II v St Virgil’s at Boyer Oval.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Local water plant struggling to keep up

TASWATER'S Bryn Estyn treatment plant near New Norfolk is struggling to keep up with Hobart's increased demand for water as summer approaches.

Following a period of below-average period of winter rainfall across south-eastern Tasmania, both TasWater and Tasmanian Irrigation are preparing for what could be unprecedented pressure on the water system.

Farmers have been asked to reduce their usage from Bryn Estyn, which supplies water to the irrigation network as well as domestic supplies for New Norfolk and greater Hobart.

TasWater chief executive Michael Brewster said the Bryn Estyn plant was facing reduced capacity due to the need for enhanced water treatment to address taste and odour issues and the removal of pathogens for drinking water customers.

“TasWater is supportive of Tasmanian Irrigation and our farmers and is working collaboratively with all parties to find alternative sources of water, including recycled water which is used to capacity throughout the Coal River Valley," Mr Brewster said.

“TasWater will continue to work to meet our commitment to irrigators without compromising the supply of drinking water to our Hobart customers. Through our water conservation messages, TasWater in conjunction with the State Government is promoting the efficient use of water and reminds all Tasmanians, one of the best ways to increase the amount of water available is to be careful and not waste it," he said.

TasWater is in the process of upgrading the Bryn Estyn plant to increase its capacity, which should be completed early in 2023.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Magra house destroyed

CREWS from several local brigades responded to a structure fire on Back River Rd, Magra, in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). The house fire was first reported at about 1am.

The Tasmania Fire Service said there was no-one home at the time of the fire which destroyed the house. The incident was reported closed at 3.30am although police and fire crews kept watch during the morning.

Monday, November 25, 2019

After 51 years, Dr Peters calls it a day

NEW Norfolk's last standalone medical practice has closed with the sudden retirement of Dr Ralph Peters last week, just weeks after Dr Micheil Sweet also opted to hang up his stethoscope.

Dr Ralph Peters, 92, has decided to retire on medical grounds and saw his final patient last Thursday. “It was unexpected, although I realise at 92 it was time,” Dr Peters said today.

Until last week he had not given any thought to retirement. "While I was feeling well and performing to the best of my abilities for my patients I was happy to continue," he said. “Although my condition is not life-threatening, retirement was recommended,” he said.

South African-trained Dr Peters arrived in New Norfolk with his family in November 1968. “It has been a privilege working here, the whole family is very proud of New Norfolk,” he said.

Reflecting on his 51 years of medical practise in Australia, Dr Peters said there had been a marvelous evolution of services in that time. "Even in this community for example, there has been such a lot of progress in patient care, management and the provision of ancillary services such as physiotherapy, podiatry, mental health, child health, all concentrated at the district hospital," he said.

"The hospital provides a terrific service because you are looked after from infancy right through to old age. The ambulance service [has improved] over the years when you think of the introduction of defibrillators after Kerry Packer had his heart attack. We can be proud of the progress in medical care."

Lapel pins presented to Dr Peters last year to commemorate his
50 years of service at the New Norfolk Hospital.
His 50 years of service at the New Norfolk Hospital was celebrated with a morning tea and presentation of lapel pins recognising his contribution to the Tasmanian Health Service late last year. The occasion also marked Dr Peters' decision to relinquish his admitting rights at the hospital.

Dr Peters said his family had been very fortunate to settle in New Norfolk and it had been a privilege working here. His son Julian visited at the weekend and enjoyed a trip down memory lane, visiting his old primary school, church, homes he lived in, the district hospital, the golf club where he had his 21st birthday, the old peg factory and the various scenic lookout points. "I'm very proud of New Norfolk, to see it in such a good state, it's a really tidy town," Dr Peters said.

When Dr Peters arrived at New Norfolk in 1968 he was initially based at the district hospital and although its function as changed in that time, with the removal of maternity and casualty services, he remains a strong supporter of the facility.

"The hospital has been a great centre and I'm always impressed with the service at the hospital and the way that the place has been run by different matrons.  It compares very favourably with the other hospitals in Hobart."

Dr Peters is the head of a family of medical professionals, with son Julian being a plastic surgeon in Melbourne, son David a well-known dentist in Hobart, and daughter Monica a nurse, while a son-in-law and daughter-in law are also doctors. Among his six grandchildren there is another doctor and dentist. He also has a young great-grandson.

Dr Peters with his staff Christine Salter, left, Marcia Graham,
and Liddy Harper.
He is full of praise for his staff, particularly Liddy Harper who has been his primary medical receptionist for 38 years, along with Hobart Pathology staff, local ambulance officers and nurses, and his colleagues at other practices.

“During my time here I have met so many lovely and helpful people, not only associated with the hospital but the general community and my medical colleagues. I am eternally grateful.”

Fellow long-serving New Norfolk GP Micheil Sweet retired at the start of this month, aged 89. Both men were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for their service.

Patients will be able to contact Dr Peters' surgery in Burnett St, New Norfolk, to organise the transfer of medical files to another doctor of their choosing.

TasWater questions council fees

Cr Martyn Evans discussing his Glenora Rd
funding proposal at last week's meeting.
A REQUEST to reduce the council fees on a huge water infrastructure project at New Norfolk will be countered with a proposal to spend surplus funds on roadworks.

TasWater has asked the Derwent Valley Council to reduce its estimated development application fees totalling $370,000 on its proposed $200 million upgrade of the Bryn Estyn water treatment plant.

The council on Thursday night agreed to negotiate, but said it would prefer to charge the full amount. It had not recently had a development application for a project of this value, and it was suggested its own costs could exceed $100,000.

Councillor and former mayor Martyn Evans said the council should offer to spend any change from the estimated fee of $370,000 on upgrades to Glenora Rd. Cr Evans said this council-owned road provided access to the Bryn Estyn plant and was in need of upgrading. “It would be a good use – a community service agreement with TasWater,” Cr Evans said.

In a letter to the council, TasWater said the proposed fee was excessive, suggesting $35,000 to $40,000 would be more appropriate. Built just outside New Norfolk in 1962, the Bryn Estyn plant provides more than half of greater Hobart’s drinking water.

“The TasWater Capital Delivery Office propose to upgrade and expand the water treatment plant to ensure it can continue to provide high quality drinking water and meet projected demand … to 2046,” TasWater’s Eve Lancaster said in the letter to the council.

Councillors Frank Pearce, Luke Browning and Julie Triffett spoke of the need to negotiate the fee to be charged to TasWater, with Cr Browning pointing out that the council had costs other than those involved in planning, with TasWater's activities at Bryn Estyn likely to cause further deterioration of Glenora Rd.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Vale John Tribolet

John Tribolet.
FORMER Derwent Valley farmer John Wesley Tribolet will be farewelled at a memorial service at the Oatlands Uniting Church tomorrow (Monday). Mr Tribolet, 82, died in a farming accident on his property at Swanston, about 50km east of Oatlands, last Tuesday afternoon.

"Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, 19th of November 2019, a male farmer and resident of the property was herding sheep on a Polaris Ranger 400 4x4 ATV. The male driver was thrown from the vehicle which came to rest on him," Tasmania Police said in a statement.

Police noted that this make of all-terrain vehicle was a sit-in vehicle controlled by a steering wheel, not the ride-on type. Ambulance Tasmania and police from Oatlands and Kempton attended the crash and Mr Tribolet was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mr Tribolet was the brother of well-known Magra farmer Leo Tribolet and was a stalwart of the Uniting Church, playing a leadership role at St Paul's Uniting Church in New Norfolk before moving to the midlands in the late 1980s. He is survived by his wife Beth, daughters Elizabeth and Allison, son Daniel, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was remembered today by the congregation at St Paul's. His memorial service of thanksgiving on Monday, November 25, will be held at 1.30pm at the Oatlands Uniting Church, 32 High St, Oatlands. In lieu of flowers donations to the Midlands Multipurpose Health Centre will be accepted at the service.

National honour for Crusader Homes

Crusader Homes apprentice Lucas Henderson,
left, and chief financial officer Kelvin Derksen-
Luelf, at the Australian Training Awards.
LOCAL business Crusader Homes has been named the Small Employer of the Year in the Australian Training Awards. Held in Brisbane last Thursday, the awards are the peak level of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector.

New Norfolk-based Crusader Homes went into the national awards after winning the title of Small Employer of the Year in the Tasmanian Training Awards in September. "We are so proud of our town and the things to come," company director Justin Derksen said on Facebook after the national win.

The award citation noted that the Crusader Homes vision was to build low-cost, high-quality homes in the Derwent Valley. "With the Derwent Valley’s unemployment rate being at around 8% and the youth unemployment being around 19%, principal contractor and director Justin Derksen employs locally and strives to give young people a purpose."

While reading the paper and working in a job at the casino several years ago, Mr Derksen decided to embark on a mature-aged apprenticeship that saw him go from a back-of-a-ute builder to the biggest builder in New Norfolk.

It was his aim to give young apprentices an enjoyable and high-achieving experience and never to have them be out of pocket for their education at TAFE. Crusader Homes employs locally so that the people who live in their home town have a greater opportunity at employment.

The several Tasmanian winners in the awards were congratulated by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff. "The Australian Training Awards are the highest recognition of excellence in VET training in the country and this was Tasmania’s best result in a decade," he said.

Mr Derksen said 2019 had been a huge year for the family business, which is branching out with the establishment of the New Norfolk Distillery at Willow Court. The year Crusader Homes has been awarded:

Congratulations to all at Crusader Homes.

Six charged over local burglaries

Sergeant Chris Hey addressing last week's
Derwent Valley Council meeting.
THE last two months had been the worst period for burglaries at New Norfolk in the last two years, the officer in charge of New Norfolk Police told last week's Derwent Valley Council meeting.

Against this background, Sergeant Chris Hey told the meeting that six people had been charged and 11 local burglaries solved following a large-scale police operation at New Norfolk during the week.

A squad of 25 officers had searched the town on Wednesday following the early morning theft of firearms. “We all know there was a significant firearms burglary in George St where an elderly lady confronted a male perpetrator and that person got away with three firearms,” Sgt Hey said.

“The lady was very resilient and certainly wasn’t physically harmed in any way ... she had a hand placed on her to keep her at arms length,” he said.

Sgt Hey told the meeting that the person remained at large but police had good information and investigations were continuing. Wednesday’s operation resulted in six people being charged in relation to a recent spate of 26 burglaries in the town, which Sgt Hey described as the worst in his two years in charge of the local station.

“There were 26 charges relating to those people that were charged and I’m told one person was remanded in custody this afternoon. That person doesn’t actually live in this area but frequents the town nearly every day and the remainder of the offenders are well-known to police and certainly have been charged in the past with multiple offences. So they are repeat offenders and we were pretty much on the money with regard to our suspicions as to who was committing these crimes.”

Other than last week’s firearms theft, Sgt Hey said the majority of the recent burglaries were opportunistic thefts of powertools and five outboard motors. He said most of these had been preventable, with the items being stolen from unlocked sheds.

Sgt Hey said while burglaries were on the up in New Norfolk, assaults were down.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Local cricket, round three reports

Zac Crosswell scored his maiden century in
the Fifth Grade match between Gretna II and
New Norfolk III last weekend.
Southern Cricket Association 
Men’s 50-over matches
Round 3

FIRST GRADE: In at times showery conditions and making the good score of 9/236, New Norfolk I went down to St Anne's by six wickets last weekend. In a 49-over match, and setting a good target, the Red Caps were in a good position, but it wasn’t to be and the Crows lifted another gear and chased down the runs finishing 4/239 from 43.2 overs. At first drop, captain Matthew Bowden made an even 50, hitting five 4s and one 6. At number eight, Jason Rigby made 53 from 69 deliveries (four 4s, one 6) and put on 56 with Blake Kemmler who remained 20 not out from 29. Opener Seb Wishart made 31 with four 4s and Cody Neads 23. With the ball, Nathan Eiszele took 3-55 (10) and Jordan Banks-Smith 1-28 (6). This was New Norfolk’s first loss in the 50-over roster.

SECOND GRADE: On their way to a third straight win, New Norfolk II absolutely poleaxed St Anne's with a 231-run thrashing. After making the good score of 7/286, the in-form Red Caps demolished the Crows' batting attack, dismissing them for 55 from 21.1 overs. This collapse was brought about by some great bowling from the reliable Stewart Rice who sent down 10 overs, four maidens, to capture the excellent figures of 6-15 and claim four of the top six batsmen. Fellow opener Richard Graham took 2-29 from six and Jamie Hill claimed the last wicket with his first ball. Earlier with the bat, things were set up well with openers Rohan Heron 54 (four 4s) and captain Jake King 49 from 52 deliveries (five 4, one 6) put on a superb 106-run stand. Young Nathan Rice certainly gets his ability from his father and didn’t muck around, top-scoring with a fine 63 from 59 deliveries. Rice hit seven 4s during his 70 minute stay at the crease and put on 57 with Leigh Berry who remained 31no from 37 balls. Josh Walsh kept things going finishing 18no. A very big win indeed.

Gretna I registered its first win of the 50-over roster with a 137-run victory over MacKillop at Gretna. Batting first, the home side hit up the good score of 9/235 from its allotted 50 overs. Opener and captain Ben Rainbird made his first appearance for his team, leading from the front with a fine 71 from 86 deliveries. Rainbird found the boundary regularly, hitting nine 4s and one 6, and put on a 54-run stand with opener Craig Cunningham (nine runs) and 57 with Rhys Browning 27 (1 six). Jackson Ackerly kept things going in the middle order with a well made 49no from 67 deliveries. Ackerly, in his first 50-over match, hit three 4s and one 6. Mathew Burns made 28. In reply, the Beltas were bowled out for 98 off 33 overs. Main wicket takers Aaron Maddox 3-11 off four overs and Mathew Burns 3-25 (10) both bowled great spells while spinner Craig Cunningham was tight with 1-14 from seven overs.

Adding to the big wins in second grade, Molesworth I made it back-to-back victories when it defeated Richmond-Cambridge by eight wickets at Boyer Oval. The visitors had first hit and were bowled out for just 81 from 40 overs. All the Molesworth bowlers played their part, in particular Brayden Hodge who bowled nine overs capturing 4-18. Captain Jamie Adams gave nothing away taking 2-6 from seven overs with two maidens. Brad Coppleman was tight as well with 2-20 (10) three maidens and Brad Ransley 1-1 (1). In reply, Molesworth made light work in the run chase finishing 2/84 off 15.3 overs. Sam Triffitt top-scored with 29no from 29 balls (two 4s, two 6s) and Daniel Coppleman made 24 from 26 (two 4s, one 6).

FOURTH GRADE: A hat trick from paceman Brock Nichols and a blistering innings of 81 from Josh Eyles helped steer Bothwell I to its second straight win. Bowling Sandford out for 111 off 31.1 overs, it was the wrecking machine of Brock Nichols who with his first three deliveries of the day, steamrolled the visitors to take a hat trick. Adding to the achievement, all of his victims were golden ducks. Nichols was on a rampage and finished with figures of 5-19 off 9.3 overs with three maidens. Mark Pearce wasn’t far behind, finishing with great figures of 4-26 off nine overs with two maidens, while Josh Eyles took 1-25 (6). In reply and in a spot of bother at 5/41, Bothwell found a rescuer in Josh Eyles who belted 10 fours and two sixes on his way to a fine 81no from just 67 deliveries. Eyles who made 86 last week, shared a 69-run stand with keeper Darren Hawes in what was a great match winning innings and win by the Bucks. Mark Pearce made 18 from 20.

Gretna II players during the drinks break in their match against
New Norfolk III at Gretna last Sunday.
FIFTH GRADE: Thanks to a maiden century from Zac Crosswell, Gretna II registered its first win of the 50-over roster when it defeated New Norfolk III by 90 runs at Gretna. Opening the batting, Crosswell batted right through the innings to finish 118no from 148 deliveries. The young allrounder made a welcome return to form, hitting 17 4s and one six in his 169-minute stay at the crease. He shared stands of 65 with fellow opener Marc Worldon who made 32 and a terrific 139 runs with Trent Grant who also gained form with 53 (four 4s, one 6). Gretna reached 4/259 off its 50. Opening bowler Jordon Gittus with 1-41 (10) was the best of the Red Caps bowlers. In reply and playing one short, the visitors finished 9/169 from 44 overs. David Mitchelmore batted very well making 49 with two 4s. Jordan Gittus did well with both bat and ball making 38 (one 4) and Brad Kemmler made a quickfire 27 from 23 with three 4s. Gretna’s win was also thanks to the very good bowling from opening bowler Adam Browning who sent down 9.5 overs, two maidens, to capture 5-35. Browning took four of the top six batsmen in a great spell. Trent Grant finished off a great day with 2-46 from his 10 overs. Well done to young Bailey Wheeler, who the previous week in fifth grade for Gretna II, bowled extremely well, finishing with the excellent figures of 5-17 off 9.1 overs.

SEVENTH GRADE: Bothwell II made it back-to-back wins with a good 42-run win over St Virgil’s at Cadbury on Sunday. Batting first the Bucks made the good score facing all but one of their overs and finishing 10/236 from 39 overs. At first drop, Nathan White made a good 59 from 55 balls. White's 100-minute stay at the crease saw him hit seven 4s and he put on 74 runs with Adam Clark who made 27 from 31. At number nine, Joey Eyles used his experience making a valuable 33no from just 34 balls and put on 51 with Connor Woodham who made 12. In reply, St Virgil’s was bowled out for 194 off 38.3 overs. Of the Bucks bowlers, none were more impressive than young Jorden Conley who sent down seven overs taking 3-14 while Andrew Rolls did well taking 2-28 off 4.3.

Molesworth II recorded its first win of the season when it defeated Claremont in a a thriller by two wickets at Boyer Oval. The home side won the toss and sent Claremont in. They made 10/163 from their 40 overs. Anthony Murray was the best of the Molesworth bowlers taking 3-42 from eight overs, while Larry Menzie 2-23 (8) and captain Jack Evans 2-17 (3) were the other main wicket-takers. In reply, the home side was 5/84 and then 7/162 and needing two from the final three deliveries with Larry Menzie and Nathan Triffitt at the crease. Then trouble rang and Triffitt was run out for 7, leaving the experienced Menzie on strike and needing two from two. Menzie, who had batted superbly in a match-winning effort, got the job done with one ball to spare in a great win for his team and finished 66no from 69 deliveries with five 4s and the first win was on the board for Molesworth.


Gretna II players during the drinks break in their match on Sunday.
Men’s Round 4
All matches start at 10.30am.

Saturday: New Norfolk I v Montagu Bay at Tynwald Park.

Saturday: Gretna I v Molesworth at Gretna; New Norfolk II v Knights at Collinsvale Oval.

Saturday: Bothwell I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay Oval.

Sunday: Gretna II v Derwent at North Warrane Oval; New Norfolk III v Claremont at Tynwald Park.

Sunday: Bothwell II v Montagu Bay at Campania; Molesworth II v Campania at Boyer Oval.

Women’s Round 3
Sunday: Bothwell v St Anne's at Cadbury Oval No.1 at 4.45pm; New Norfolk v Wellington at Tynwald Park at 5.50pm.

Country council meetings face the chop

Cr Luke Browning discussing his proposal
at last night's council meeting.
THE Derwent Valley Council will investigate the merits of continuing its longstanding practice of holding several council meetings outside New Norfolk each year.

At last night's council meeting, Cr Luke Browning successfully moved that the council "note" next year's meeting roster instead of adopting it, and requested a report investigating the potential for all future council meetings to be held in the New Norfolk Courthouse.

"I really want to see some value added when we go to these regional communities and have these meetings," Cr Browning said. "I don't feel like either parties are really getting good substance and a good bit of information because quite often the Agenda has nothing actually in it around the regional community."

The council has, for more than a decade, held its formal council meetings at various venues outside New Norfolk on several occasions each year. The frequency was increased to three meetings each year, to allow for Westerway, Granton, Bushy Park, Molesworth, Maydena and Lachlan to be visited  every two years, with a 30 minute community forum being held immediately before the formal council meeting.

Cr Browning said he favoured separating the council meetings from the community forums. Instead, he would like to see the forums planned for Westerway, Granton and Molesworth next year to be held under a different format in conjunction with scheduled "listening posts and other communications strategies addressing specific topics for that regional area."

He said properly organised regional meetings could include guest speakers and training opportunities. "You can do all sorts and it doesn't have to be at that set time, you could canvas the communities and see what days [and] what times could be better. I just want to see a bit more value in what we are doing when we make these trips."

Deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove said the proposal was a sensible move that she would be supporting. "When I have gone out to the regions with our council group I have noticed that we would be lucky to get at least one question at times from members of that region and it just seems to me like a bit of a waste of time that we could be using in a more productive way."

No other councillors spoke to the motion, which was seconded by Cr Martyn Evans. Closing the debate, Cr Browning said he was seeking an investigation and report. "I don't want to see anything removed until we have that appropriate substitution. I'm not looking to remove these regionals without replacing it with something better."

The motion was carried unanimously and the report is expected to be received next month.

Last night's council meeting was attended by all councillors with the exception of Cr Paul Belcher who was an apology. Cr Frank Pearce arrived late due to his flight being delayed due to weather conditions at Hobart Airport.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Severe weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology

Cancellation Severe Weather Warning

For people in Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 pm Thursday, 21 November 2019.


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Weather Situation: A very strong northwesterly flow is over Tasmania ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania during the afternoon and early evening. A cooler west to southwesterly change will follow.

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.

In the last six hours, notable gusts recorded include Mt Wellington 107 km/h and Campania 94 km/h.

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 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 or call 1300 659 210.