Mildura Weekly : Friday February 12 Vol 10 No 14
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Sunraysia Academy of Sport athlete Jack Cullinan – who shoots out of Broken Hill – qualified for the South Australian junior team after finishing in the top three of his category. The 15-year-old will represent South Australia at April’s National Trap Champi- onships in Wagga Wagga. Holding her nerve through two shoot- offs, Beth, 17, was pleased with her perfor- mance. Competing in a field that featured Olym- pian Desiree Baynes, the talented teenager shot consistently over the five events, regis- tering an overall score of 333/366. “There were a couple of very good ‘AA’ shooters, that I wasn’t expecting to beat,” she said. “To win the overall ‘A’ category was pretty good, because there is a lot of good A Graders that go to State.” Full of confidence after her recent per- formance, Beth is also looking forward to the upcoming national championships. “The past two years I have got a placing,” she said. “I’m hoping to do that again this year.” Tarryn, 16, said it was a proud moment competing alongside his father Wayne at the tournament. • TOP GUNS: Tarryn Shaddock, Jack Cullinan and Beth Hayden performed strongly at last weekend’s 2016 South Australian State Carnival in Adelaide. By ADAM LUITJES RISING cricket star Makinley Blows, PICTURED, is looking to capitalise on the experi- ence gained from her first season in the Women’s Big Bash League. The 18-year-old spent the inaugural WBBL season as a development rookie with the Melbourne Renegades, an opportunity that allowed her to rub shoulders with some of the world’s best women cricketers including Rachel Priest, Sarah Elliott and Dane Van Niekerk. Despite not being able to play, the big hitting open- ing bat participated in team meetings, trainings and sat on the bench for five games. “There are two games that stand out,” Makinley said. “The Melbourne Stars and Renegades game – which was on television – was close and had an amazing atmosphere. “The Renegades and Syd- ney Thunder game at Etihad Stadium, was also great to be apart of.” An exceptional local tal- ent, the Workers Gol-Gol Cricket Club product enjoyed training at the elite level. “I have never experienced anything like it,” she said. “It was great to test my skills against international and na- tional players. “To be able to train with such good players was awe- some preparation for the na- tional championships.” Makinley said she thrived under the guidance of ac- complished Renegades’ head coach Lachlan Stevens. “I have had the same coach for nationals for the last five years,” she said. “So to be in a different environ- ment was interesting. “Our coach liked to get ahead of the game, and he always talked about getting ahead of the run rate early in a T20, which was something I picked up.” With her junior career coming to an end at last month’s Under 18 national championships, Makinley now has her sights set on a professional career, prefer- ably with the Renegades. Relocating to Melbourne last week to study physi- cal education at university, Makinley will train with the VicSpirit (Victorian women’s cricket team) until the State season finishes. Rated as one of the best cricketers at last month’s Un- der 18 national champion- ships, Makinley was invited by Cricket Australia to attend a talent camp in September. “The best 22 girls from the Under 18 carnival got invited to the Centre of Ex- cellence in Brisbane,” she said. “It will be an awesome experience to be able to use the same facilities as the Aus- tralian team.” Melbourne Renegades finished bottom of the WBBL ladder with a disappointing record of four wins and 10 losses. • Tune into Easymix 1467AM from 4.40pm today for Adam’s weekly sports wrap Blows ends WBBL debut 1/50 Madden Avenue, Mildura Phone (03) 5021 3883 Mildura Solar are now proudly installing Sapphire Solar 100% Australian Owned solar panels. 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