Mildura Weekly : Friday December 16 Vol 11 No 7
SPORT 35 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU Get more exposure for your business with the Mildura Weekly 0430 008 295 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kylie Curran Advertising Executive TRADES & SERVICES AND CLASSIFIEDS SPECIALIST RETURNING Coomealla Wentworth Cricket Club English import George Sell- ers believes he has some unfinished busi- ness in the Sunraysia Cricket Association. Opening his 2016/17 SCA account in Round Six, the 19-year-old all-rounder is determined to improve on his first season with Coomealla Wentworth, which netted him 378 runs and eight wickets. Spending the English summer playing for Leek (Premier League) and Darbyshire (County), George said he’s fit and firing and ready to play an integral role for the Blues. “It took me a while to adapt to the conditions in my first season,” George said. “I’d like to average a bit more and get a few bigger scores. I hadn’t particu- larly come off a good season in England last year, so I already felt under pressure at a new club. “I have returned after having a really good season back home, so hopefully I can bring momentum into the Sunraysia summer and push my numbers up.” Keen to return to Coomealla Went- worth, George said his relationship with Blues’ player-coach – and Leek teammate Jordan Weaver – was a major drawcard. “Jordan and I have had a strong rela- tionship since I was nine,” he said. “He’s a bit older than me, but we have almost always played in the same team, or the same club. “We know each other’s games really well, so I am there to help him as much as I can, and we enjoy each other’s company. “It’s good to have Jordan as coach, and he can pass on his experience and knowl- edge, because he has played at a high stan- dard.” Despite Coomealla Wentworth strug- gling at the bottom of the ladder with one win, George believes the Blues can turn their season around. “There’s a great vibe and attitude around the club,” he said. “I know we haven’t gone particularly well on the field, but it won’t be long before we get a few wins. “It’s young and positive all the time which is good, and with the Twenty20 this weekend it might work in our favour because we are so fit in the field.” With his Darbyshire academy contract coming to an end, George is hoping a suc- cessful SCA season will open the doors to more opportunities on the County scene. “Sadly I haven’t got my academy con- tract anymore, so I am classed as a free agent,” he said. “I have sent a cricket re- sume to all the clubs back home, and just try and get as much cricket under my belt. “Hopefully someone will give me an- other shot, and I can play cricket in the environment I was before.” George determined to shake off any second year ‘Blues’ • FIT WITH PURPOSE: Coomealla Wentworth international recruit George Sellers is relishing his second year in the SCA. By Adam Luitjes email@example.com @MilduraWeekly @MilduraWeekly THE Mildura-Coomealla Cycling Club (M-CCC) will host a three-race se- ries on Friday evenings starting tonight, aimed at encouraging new and existing cyclists to come and try competitive cy- cling. Races will be held over shorter distances than the usual M-CCC program, and will cater for riders of all abilities. To kick things off, to- night’s first event will be a 24km ‘mystery handi- cap’. Prizes will on of- fer for each event, while also being granted to the overall series winner – provided by local bike store and series naming sponsor Cycling Mythol- ogy. The three events will be conducted on the Riverside short and long courses in Nichols Point, with a free healthy bar- becue and drinks to be provided post-race for competitors. Nominations can be submitted via the club website; www.m-ccc.com. au, and must be received by midnight Wednesday prior to each event. Late nominations will also be accepted at River- side 15 minutes prior to the 6pm start on the day of each race. Entry is just $1. More information about the three-race se- ries is available by con- tacting Alison Curry on 0408 257 155 or Brad Dawson on 0417 353 361. New racing series designed to encourage competitive cycling Hot start to season THE Mildura Junior Heat have started the representa- tive season on a high. The Under 14 Boys team has gone through the first three tournaments and taken home the ‘choco- lates’ each time. The team’s most recent win was at the Shepparton Tournament where the competition was a lot tougher than previously with teams from Wodonga, Bendigo, Traralgon, Geelong, host town Shepparton and many more. The Heat finished top of their pool with two wins and a draw. They then went on to win the semi-final comfortably against Wodonga before playing Wanga- ratta – who they had drawn with previously in the preliminary final. The Heat won this game in double overtime. They then played Bendigo in the final just 40 minutes later. They won by two points in a thriller. The team comprised Alex Robertson, Cameron Ietto, Ned Oldham, Archer Hammond, Macey Eaton, RJ Watson, Joshua Goss and Oliver Sharman.
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