Feilding Herald : March 15th 2012
33 THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 SPORT MCVERRY CRAWFORD MOTORS 360 WELLINGTON ROAD, MARTON, TEL (06) 327 8138 A/H DAVE - (06) 327 7082 • A/H BOB - (06) 327 4419 MCVERRY CRAWFORD $16,995 2006 HOLDEN CDXI ASTRA HATCH 5DR, 1800CC, AUTO, AIR CON, CD PLAYER, ALLOYS, AIRBAGS, GREAT VALUE AT JUST 4437214AA th th 2012 SELLING FAST JOHNSTON PARK BOWLS Earlier this year, Feilding s Ann Stronge travelled to Australia as a member of the New Zealand Deaf Sports Federation contingent to compete in the Australian Deaf Games held in Geelong, Victoria, from January 14 till 23. It was a very successful tour- nament for Ann. Representing New Zealand in lawn bowls, she won a gold medal in the pairs event, followed by a bronze medal in the triples. Old Boys lack grit Running hot: Kit Bradley makes an appeal for a wicket. Photo: ANDREW BURROWS By ANDREW BURROWS Manawatu Cricket Premier 2 one-day competition -- March 10.Feilding Cricket Club v Old Boys' Cricket Club On Saturday the Feilding Premier 2 cricket team destroyed Old Boys in their one- day game, winning by 148 runs courtesy of Kit Bradley, who took seven wickets for only 11runs in his 10 overs. Feilding lost the toss but once again made steady progress batting first. The first wicket partnership of 42 was dominated by Caleb Larsen (21). The middle order saw a solid part- nership of 69 between Stacey Graham (34) and Kieran McKendry (51 from 52 balls). When McKendry fell in the 33rd over, Feilding were 175-5. Andre Hoggard, having made a century in the morning playing for FAHS 1st XI, made 19, helping Feilding through to 227 when they were all out in the 48th over. For Old Boys, Andy Allen took 3-35, and Jack Jackson 3-42. The Old Boys reply started badly and quickly got worse. Bradley took a wicket in each of his first three overs, and from the other end George Black- more took a wicket with his second ball. At one stage Old Boys were 6 down for only 7 runs, and their defeat a formality. Bryn Parry alone managed to play with any grit, making 37 as Old Boys finally succumbed in the 28th over for 79. Feilding are now through to the semi-finals of the one day competition, to be held next Sunday. Unbeaten in five games, and with Freyberg defaulting next week, Feild- ing will fill one semi-final spot, and with Bush the other top qualifier, Feilding will face either United or PNBHS 2nds XI. Rugby Road Trip a great' success Glory days: Victoria Park in Feilding was filled with young and old rugby enthusiasts who enjoyed the chance to celebrate the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Race ready: Activities on the day challenged those keen to be tested. Photos: SANDRA CROSBIE The weekend marked the arrival of the Great Rugby Road Trip to the Manawatu. The trip, a nationwide tour initiated by the New Zealand Rugby Union to say thanks for the public s support for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was based at Feilding s Victoria Park on Sunday from 11am till 2pm. The visit included fun activities for children including passing and kicking games, obstacle courses, balloon blowing and bouncy castles run by the Manawatu Turbos. The day was an opportunity for locals to see the current NZRU trophies including the Bledisloe Cup, Women s World Cup, Junior World Cup and of the William Webb Ellis Cup. The event was also a chance for local junior clubs to promote registrations for the 2012 season through the Rippa Rugby fun event, which was delivered by Manawatu Turbo Reece Robinson. The Feilding event was a great success, with large numbers attending in the tropical weather and junior rugby registrations flowing in throughout the day. Feilding junior rugby convenor Kerrin Beatson helped organise the event and said the Feilding Junior Rugby Club received 99 registrations on the day. Manawatu Rugby Union com- munity rugby manager Martin Brady said the three day visit has been awesome, with the local com- munity loving the chance to see all the cups up close . The Manawatu Rugby Union would like to thank the Feilding Junior RFC volunteers, and NZRU for their continued support of the Great Rugby Road Trip. Long innings comes to an end Long history: Ray Turner from Turners Sports with Stuart Atkins who has led Feilding Twilight for the last 29 years. During that time funds raised were used to purchase cricket equipment for local school cricket teams. Photo: SUPPLIED CRICKET Feilding Feilding Twilight cricket recently held their 31st finals night, which was won by Empire Tavern. At this year s final night, Stuart Atkins announced that after 29 years he is step- ping down as co-ordinator. Rugby referees and Peter Taylor have kindly consented to taking over the role of organising and running Feilding Twilight Cricket from next year. Over the years the Twilight Cricket has been able to make some small profits and these have always been spent on supporting junior and youth cricket. These profits only eventuated after Terry Urquhart and Stu- art were able to raise sufficient funds to install three artificial pitches at Timona Park. A small team of supporters dug out the pitches, and with John Kinane donating the boxing, they were able to lay the con- crete. The matting was sourced by Stuart s father-in-law in Australia and was laid by local carpet layer Mark Holland. In the past, donations of cricket bats and balls have been made to local primary schools, artificial cricket pitches have been donated to both the high school and inter- mediate, and a bowling machine to the high school. With the changing of the guard Stu- art felt it was time to allocate most of the balance of the remaining funds. Before Christmas, Feilding Twilight Cricket donated $2000 to Feilding Junior Cricket. On March 7, Feilding Twilight Cricket gave away cricket equipment with a retail value in excess of $2500 to Feilding Inter- mediate, Feilding High School s Boys 1st XI and Girls 1st XI. Stuart would like to thank Ray Turner from Turners Sports for his generous discount.
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