Mildura Weekly : Friday January 17 2014 Vol 8 No11
Mildura Weekly – 17/01/14 69 www.milduraphonebook.com.au • Underbool cricketers Samuel Magnisalis, 9, and Caleb Farnsworth, 8, join former Australian cricketer Jo Angel at this week’s McDonald’s Country Victoria Cricket Camp. Photo: DARREN SEILER • From Page 71 Journeyman Rob Med- son, from Adelaide, considers himself a local, such is the fre- quency of his visits to Olympic Park. Medson is a solid per- former and he, Brock Gates and Chris Ferguson will all be out to take points off the more fancied riders. Patrons will need to be on the watch as our Polish visitor is known internationally as ‘The Donut King.’ Skornicki often celebrates a good ride with a set of doughnuts on the track after the race has concluded, and he has already measured Olym- pic Park for his signature act – which will be something for fans to see. A strong field of Sidecars will have a ‘challenge’ of their own with Byren Gates/Mick O’Loughlin keen to put their recent clutch problems behind them. Their season so far has been marred by clutch issues, and with new equipment fit- ted hopefully their problem will be solved. Three teams of South Aus- tralian visitors will contest the Curran’s meeting, with Shane Evans/Kane Turner, fam- ily combo Aaron and Tegan Hartwig, and Brenton Dwyer/ Andrew Summerhayes joining the fray to try and upset locals Dale Milner/Nick O’Brien, Chris Holmes/George Han- cock, AJ Pearce/Brodie Geb- hart and Chris Dess/Emily Seymour, who are getting bet- ter with every outing. Broken Hill’s Daniel and Linc Stephens finish the strong field of nine teams, with each keen to have some success in an effort to come under the notice of national selectors – who will choose riders for the upcoming Australian Sidecar Titles. The Gates/O’Loughlin team will expect some hot ac- tion from the Hartwigs, who hail from Waikerie, and Ad- elaide rider Shane Evans, who got around Olympic Park in great style last meeting with local passenger Andy Summer- hayes. Summerhayes will part- ner with Brenton Dwyer, who started racing Sidecars five years ago. This will be a strong combination, as will locals Dale Milner/Nick O’Brien who are now an experienced com- bination. Competitors in both divi- sions will race their heats, with the top two point scorers to be seeded straight into the A final, while riders placed from third to sixth will race for the last two places in the main event. Olympic Park gates will open at 5pm with senior prac- tice, followed by a small junior meeting and the International Challenge at 7.30pm. Patrons are reminded that grandstand accommodation is available, with no BYO by law. Challenge Cup to provide plenty of international flair By ADAM LUITJES KEEPING it simple was the mes- sage that former Australian cricket- er Jo Angel delivered to Sunraysia’s up-and-coming cricketers as part of the McDonald’s Country Victoria Cricket Camp held at Quandong Park yesterday. The clinic offered 50 locals aged between nine and 14 the op- portunity to rub shoulders with the WA fast-bowling legend. Angel, who played four Test matches and three one-day games for Australia in the early 1990s, said he enjoyed coaching cricket at grassroots level. “I still have a strong love and passion for the game,” he said. “It’s great working with kids who are eager to learn. “The biggest thing I tell young- sters is that success is achieved by keeping it simple and sticking to the basics. “For bowlers, line and length is vital, and the same with having a correct technique as a batsman. “We have kids of all abilities taking part, and if they all remem- ber one thing from the camp, then that’s a win.” The imposing fast bowler who took more than 400 wickets for West Australia, said he was pleased with the state of Test cricket, de- spite the rising popularity of Twen- ty20. “Test cricket is alive and well,” he said. “I played Twenty20 for Gloucestershire when it was first introduced, and really enjoyed it. “It’s continually developing, and players are becoming very skil- ful at Twenty20, but we don’t want too much overkill. “Every player should still strive to play Test match cricket, because that’s cricket in its truest form.” “It’ll be interesting to see where one-day cricket fits in the future.” On the recent Ashes success this summer, Angel said he was im- pressed by the dominant display of the Australian team. “Our bowling and fielding was superb all series,” he said. “Mitch- ell Johnson led from the front, with Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris and Nathan Lyon backing up well. “The result was surprising con- sidering England’s form, but we just took our chances. “And if it hadn’t been for Brad Haddin, who virtually saved us ev- ery game, it could have been a dif- ferent story. “The big test will come next month when we travel to South Af- rica, who are currently number one in the world.” Angel watches over junior cricketing talent Brain Strains Puzzles & Games NO. 0242 & 0243 MODERATE SUDOKU EXPERT SUDOKU CROSSWORD R E F U G E E S G L I B E R I R L M C I E M B A R G O N O O S E S M P W A N V E E Y E S N T E W E R S A T I R E I E U S E D O A C I D S H E G I L T K T M C U A E F A T A L E A N Y B O D Y B K I R L L L V D O M E Y U L E T I D E NOO 0242 & 0243 Last Week’s Answers Gregg & Sons Steel PTYPTY LTD EVERYDAY SPECIALS 35x19x1.6 2nds BLK RHS 6.1m $11.50/ln 35x19x2 2nds BLK RHS 6.5m $14.35/In 50x50x1.6 2nds BLK RHS 6.1m $23.10/ln 57x35x1.6 2nds GAL RHS 7.320m $28.75/ln 70x34x2.3 2nds BLK RHS 7.2m $39.70/ln 76x38x1.6 2nds GAL RHS 6.1m $25.95/ln 65x35x3 2nds PTD RHS 8m $47.03/ln 65x35x3 2nds GAL RHS 8m $52.36/ln 65x35x2.5 2nds GAL RHS 8m $44.39/ln 50x50x2.0 2nds GAL RHS 8m $36.30/In 25x25x1.6 D/G GAL RHSx6.5m $13.20/L 65x65x1.6 D/G GAL RHSx7.320m $42.35/L 50x25x2mm D/G BLK RHSx7m $28.50/L WHILE STOCKS LAST WHILE STOCKS LAST www.greggandsonssteel.com.au Silver City Highway Buronga Phone: 5021 5155 | Fax: 5021 5166 Email: email@example.com Mon-Fri7am-5pm|Sat8am-12pm Closed on Public Holidays > All prices are for lengths only and include GST. > Available whilst stocks last. > We stock and sell corrugated iron & c-section purlins. > Many more sizes available > All stock under cover. > Eftpos available.
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