The Voice contestants bring it home with Joseph

Blue Mountains Musical Society’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat isgetting ready for its final weekendof shows after openingat the Blue Mountains Theatre on October 22.
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Brittanie Shipway and Matthew Herne.

Glenbrook resident Brittanie Shipway – knownfrom season threeof The Voice Australiawhere she turned all four judges’ chairs with her rendition of On My Own -directs the show.After studying acting in New York and musical theatre at NIDA, Shipway returned to the Mountains for her directorial debut.

She saidthe biggest lesson she has learnt so far is “understanding how collaborative theatre really is”.

“Every job is vital in ensuring the show goes off without a hitch.”

Shipway is joined by fellow TheVoice contestant and Springwood High School music teacher Matthew Herne as the show’s musical director. While Herne saidhe enjoyed seeing the reality TV process, he lists the highlights of his performing career as being a part of the Ultimate Rock Symphony alongside established performers such as Jimmy Barnes, Billy Thorpe and Alice Cooper, and playing the titular role in BMMS’ production of Phantom of the Opera.

“Joseph is a fast-paced show; it moves quickly through so many different styles, both musically and visually, and navigating the cast through those changes is quite difficult,” Herne said.

In its 35th year of presenting high quality musicals in the lower Mountains, BMMS is a regular sight in the community, often performing at school fetes and fundraiser events, hosting open mic and trivia nights, as well as producing two full scale musical productions per year.

“BMMS is a great platform for local talent to get involved with theatre; there isn’t much opportunity in Australia without community theatre,” said Shipway.

Herne said “there issomething unique about seeing a group of people from very different backgrounds and skillsets coming together to see a project to fruition”.

“People are willing to give their time –a lot of it, too -to produce a show that engages the community and brings theatre to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to see it. When it’s more difficult than ever to convince people to leave the house and meet new people, it’s refreshing – and a privilege – to be involved in such a big project with talented people.”

Joseph is a high energy show that represents almost everything musical theatre stands for – big casts, lots of singing and dancing, and memorable tunes. Tickets are available at梧桐夜网bmms.org419论坛.

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That’s our lad

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Moe horse trainer Peter Gelagotis has had his first taste of Derby Day success after Illustrious Lad won the 1200 metre Group 2 Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

The five year-old bay gelding, ridden by Anthony Darmanin, paid $14 for the win after defeating second-placed Counterattack by 1.25 lengths to take the $300,000 prize money.

The win means Illustrious Lad has finished first or second in each of its previous five starts.

Gelagotis said the victory represented a career highlight.

“They’re personal goals that you aspire to achieve and given the opposition it’s great to be able to walk away and say that you’ve done it,” he said.

“You need the horse to take you there (to victory) and we’re fortunate that Illustrious Lad has that ability to be presented in those races.

“We were quietly confident that the horse had the ability to be a contender and we based that on his previous run.”

Gelagotis is now considering where Illustrious Lad will race next, but he is not without options.

“There’s a race like the Winterbottom (Stakes) in Perth that could be a target, there’s a Group 3 race in a fortnight’s time that’s weight for age over 1300 (metres) at Sandown,” he said.

“They’re slightly less prize money than yesterday, but weight for age makes it appealing.

“He’s never raced at weight for age before.”

He attributed the win to Illustrious Lad’s mental toughness.

“It’s a testament to his mental fortitude; there’s an amazingly strong will to achieve,” Gelagotis said.

“He doesn’t know how to not try – it’s a great trait to have in anyone, whether it’s a human or animal.”

Gelagotis will return to Flemington on Saturday when another of his horses, Malaguerra, competes in the million dollar Darley Classic.

“Excluding the three year olds, we’ve got two of the upper-echelon sprinters in Australia in Malaguerra and Illustrious Lad who’s climbing the ladder at a rate of knots,” he said.

“It’s exciting times for anybody who has the opportunity to work with this calibre of horse.

“They’re few and far between and they possess an amazing will to achieve and win and it’s great to be part of it.”

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Stockdale’s ton of fun in the sun

Rock solid: Centrals batsman Corey Petersen was not letting anything get past him on his way to an unbeaten 15. photographs hayley millsWith glorious weather the second day of the Traralgon and District Cricket Association third round provided results, with only one game ending in a draw after last week’s rain.
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Ex Students’ Lee Stockdale was the star of the round with a magnificent 139, while Glengarry and Imperials played out a thriller.

Centrals started day two on 4/87 in its match against CATS in one of the few games where play was not abandoned during the opening weekend’s rainfall.

Stuart Brooks made a defiant 27 before being dismissed with the score at 5/107.

With Sam Gray batting well, Ji Eccles came to the crease and played a nice cameo knock, scoring 47.

Centrals batted out its remaining 35 overs to score 9/220, with Sam Gray top scoring with a patient 64.

CATS Toby Eastburn bowled well to take 5/48 while Brad Foster took 4/36.

CATS started its run chase well with an opening stand of 81 between Jamie Cochrane (41) and Declan Wilson (40).

The key moment in the game was the arrival of Ben Julin at the crease and as the run rate rose CATS got further behind.

The target became too much when Julin was out for a well made 39.

CATS eventually finished 6/163 meaning the game finished as a draw as the first innings had not concluded.

Young Centrals spinner Ethan Foley bowled well to take 4/27.

Change of approach: CATS bowler Ben Julin goes around the wicket.

Glengarry v Imperials

IMPERIALS and Glengarry fought out a thriller in their match at Fred King Oval, which finished with the visitors falling an agonising four runs short of the Magpies’ total.

Glengarry resumed on 2/147 but were soon dismissed for 206 from 65 overs.

Matt Hibbs was Imperials’ leading wicket taker with four, while Joel Randall and Nathan Campbell each took three.

Imperials then went in to bat with a target of 203 from 62 overs.

The visitors started well with an opening stand of 45, before Hibbs for seven.

The key wicket of Joshua Rurawhe went for nine and Imperials were 2/66.

Stuart Jones in good form was batting well before he was out with the top score of 72.

Imperials captain Brett Chapman was taking his side closer to victory, while Ryan Morley batted well in the middle order with 27.

In a cracking finish, Imperials needed five to win with three overs to play and one wicket in hand. Chapman was the last man out, dismissed for 69 with the team dismissed for 202.

The best bowler for Glengarry was Adam Brady with 5/68.

Ex Students v Traralgon West

EX Students put on a clinic in its match against Traralgon West after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Adam Jaensch was promoted from B grade and did not let the team down with a hard hitting 78, while Jackson McMahon chipped in with 40 not out.

The star of the day was Sharks captain Lee Stockdale with a mesmerising 139, playing shots to every part of the Traralgon Recreation Reserve.

Stockdale posted a half century in his previous knock against Churchill and could cause the league’s bowlers some headaches if he continues his current run of form.

After 45 overs Ex Students posted a whopping 4/302.

Matthew Kirkham returned the best figures for the Traralgon West bowlers, with 1/54 off nine overs.

Traralgon West batted 40 overs to be all out for 92, with Ben Edebohls (24), Timothy Howe and Brenton Howe (15 each) the only batsman to reach double figures.

Jackson McMahon, with four wickets and Andy Mathews wuth three were best for the Sharks.

Gormandale v Churchill

GORMANDALE travelled to Churchill for a one day match, won the toss and batted first.

Opening the batting, Chris Lehner (24) and Leigh Churchill (22) put on 38 for the first wicket.

Conor Little made 18 batting at three, while Jefferson Daniel (19) and Shaun Barbour (16) both made small contributions as the Tigers reached 9/144 off its 45 overs.

Paul Metlikovec and Ryan Harvey each took three wickets for Churchill.

Gormandale started well to have Churchill 2/9.

Nic Duncan made 38 batting at three for the Cobras and John Keighran made a match winning 64 not out.

Paul Metlikovec got among the runs, making 27 not out as Churchill proved too good for Gormandale – romping home with 3/148.

Toongabbie v Rovers

In the final game Toongabbie hosted Rovers in a one day clash.

Toongabbie won the toss and batted first with the Rams reaching a solid 9/153 off their 45 overs.

Jase Veneman top scored with 27, while Michael Dunn (25) and Daniel Nelson (23) got starts.

Youngster Jack Lynch shone for Rovers with 4/29.

Todd Mann opened the batting for Rovers and top scored with a well-made 42, while Stefan Sbaglia contributed 20.

Rovers got close but fell 15 runs short after being bowled out for 139.

The Rams bowlers shared the wickets with Tom Shippen, Aaron Lynch, Robert Wheildon and Veneman taking two each.

MTY Raiders had the bye.

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Bendigo volleyballers help Warriors to win

REACHING FOR VICTORY: Hickman’s Warriors Evan Shelton looks for a teammate during the men’s division one final against Q Redbacks at the Dragon City Volleyball Tournament at Bendigo Stadium on Sunday. Picture: DARREN HOWE
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​HICKMAN’S Warriors, a team largely made up of Bendigo players, has claimed the men’s division one title at the Dragon City Volleyball Tournament.

The Warriors upset Q Redbacks, who finished the qualifying stage on top of the ladder and had a narrow win over their grand final rival earlier in the tournament.

The Redbacks played well in the first set with Jacob Gruis and Tony Burgess helping their side take the first set.

Michael Mayes and Nathan East lifted for the Warriors side, spiking many winners as they levelled the match at one set all.

The third set was close from start to finish. Both sides had moments when they could have made the set their own, however in the end the Warriors side clinched the set 26-24.

The fourth and final set was similar to the third.

Kane Rutledge gave the Warriors consistency in the back court all weekend and he continued to provide middle spiker Guy Hickman with many opportunities.

The Warriors took the fourth set and the match 25-23, in what proved to be a close and entertaining final.

Hickman’s Warriors victorious volleyballers. Back row: Nathan East, Guy Hickman, Michael Mayes, Jack Bowkett, Patrick Haythorne Front: Evan Shelton, Josh Cowan, Jesse Jackson

The women’s division one final saw two sides represented who had not tasted Dragon City victory for some time.

Melbourne-based side Renegades entered the final as favourites, having beaten Heidelberg two sets to one in the rounds.

However, it was Heidelberg which jumped out of the blocks quickly, taking a commanding 15-10 lead in the first set, on the back of some powerful Erin Ross spiking.

Heidelberg took the first set and then the second set 25-10 as Renegades struggled in attack.

Good setting from Elle McInerney and dogged determination from Tanya McInerney kept Heidelberg in front.

Renegades regained their composure with Susie Lycett calling on all of her experience to win the third set.

In the fourth set Renegades had set point at 24-23.

A touched call from an Erin Ross turned a very close set and Ross finished the match with a clever tip to win her Heidelberg side the premiership pottery 3-1.

Thirty five teams made the trek to Bendigo for the annual tournament.

Bendigo had many representative sides spread across the three men’s and three women’s divisions with Bendigo Academy of Sport, Golden Square, Crusoe College, Bendigo Dragons and Kanyana taking the court.

In other results, Golden Square defeated Power in women’s division two, Kanyana beat Maffra in women’sdivision three, Maccanod overcameMaffra in men’s division two and Crusaders won men’s division three against Bendigo Academy of Sport.

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Training system ‘lacking’

A RURAL medical student association fears Gippsland’s lack of medical placement opportunities is driving junior doctors away from the region.
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Australian Medical Students’ Association Rural Health Committee represents 17,000 medical students from across the country.

Committee member Brad Wittmer, who is also a Gippsland medical student, said many of Gippsland’s young doctors were “shunted” to cities because that was where training was available.

He said this “significant rural-urban migration” was due to the structure of the medical training system, rather than the intent and interest of junior doctors.

“While there are opportunities to undertake specialty training in general practice, it is effectively impossible to undertake a significant portion of training for any other specialty in a rural or remote area,” Mr Wittmer said.

“The main concern is that people who are genuinely passionate about rural health will move to cities during their training years.

“Often these people will find themselves a partner and buy a house, tying them to the city and making them less likely to move back to a rural area to practice.”

Mr Wittmer himself faces the reality of relocating for specialist training once he has graduated and completed an intern year.

It’s not something he wants to do, but he feels he has “no choice” if he wishes to work in a field other than general practice.

“As a person, who was raised in Gippsland, is passionate about rural health and wants to practice in Gippsland, moving to Melbourne for at least five years is less than appealing,” Mr Wittmer said.

Monash University School of Rural Health head of school Robyn Langham said she was a picture perfect example of someone moving away for a registrar year and settling down.

“There are registrar training positions available right around Gippsland but the vast majority are aimed at general practice specialities,” Professor Langham said.

“The difficulty is when you are in an accredited (specialist) training program most of them are run out of metropolitan areas.”

She said in a bid to combat this, Monash and Deakin universities were working together to establish a network of regional medical ‘hubs’.

The hubs will provide postgraduate programs in general practice and other key medical specialties such as obstetrics, psychiatry and paediatrics to encourage doctors and general practitioners to work regionally.

Professor Langham said the hubs would be Federal Government-funded, and an application had been made to place one in Gippsland.

Mr Wittmer said government investment was key in ensuring rural vocational training positions for doctors.

He also called for further development of the government’s Specialist Training Programme to include more rural and remote training positions.

The program aims to “enhance workforce distribution by providing specialist registrars with training opportunities in rural areas and areas of workforce shortage”.

It also seeks to “increase specialist training capacity and quality by providing educational opportunities in settings where registrars will work once they obtain Fellowship”.

About 900 specialist training places across the country are currently funded by the STP, but Mr Wittmer said the program could be “easily expanded” to cater for more regional positions.

The Federal Government had not responded to questions from The Express at the time of publication.

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May I Say…

I admit that I am a cynic. I wasn’t always. I was very idealistic in my youth but experience has a habit of eroding idealism down to granite-like scepticism.
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There are times when I see things for sale in shops and am totally perplexed as to why human beings have bothered to put time and energy into making them.

Such items which have been manufactured overseas, shipped here (probably or mainly from China) in one of those large containers on board a ship with 10,000 other such containers, trucked to our township to be unpacked and placed enticingly on a shop display unit.

So, recently, I was in a chemist shop waiting for a prescription and my eyes drifted over to the nearest display unit. A group of grey vases and a couple of grey coloured clocks were there. They looked totally unremarkable to me.

I looked closer to read the label because I assumed there had to be more to such items than I could ascertain. One label read, ‘clock, natural cement.’ Stunned, I had to read it again and was flabbergasted by the suggestion that the cement was in some way natural.

Who on earth would want a ‘natural’ cement clock with matching ‘natural’ cement vase? Such is the power of the word ‘natural’ that it can be applied to anything in a bid to enhance sales. The concept of natural cement is an oxymoron.

Once my brain had recovered from this attack upon the English language, my gaze drifted to a collection of small boxes. They were exhibited with the banner, ‘Little Boxes of Happiness.’ Oh, this was going to be another example of the bleedin’ ridiculous.

The boxes had lids which were labelled ‘Love.’ ‘Mother,’ and other nauseously mass produced sentiments. I picked up the ‘Love’ one. Inside was a silver heart, compass and tiny key, a piece of a jigsaw and a wooden peg! Intrigued, I read the accompanying explanation card. The key is to giver of this gift’s heart, the heart a symbol of love, the compass to represent how you guide the giver through life, and this otherwise directionless life being incomplete as a jigsaw with one piece missing.

But the absolute absurdity was the peg, the PEG represented keeping them together!

My cynical brain was at a point of implosion! –Moira Neagle.

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BOO! Halloween around the regionPhotos, Quiz

BOO! Halloween around the region | Photos, Quiz Josh, Emma, Aria, Reg, Julia, Nath and Gerry.
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Carl Fraser.

Tiffany Fraser as a vampiress.

Matika Fraser.

Lucas Fraser as a devil.

Josh, Emma, Aria, Reg, Julia, Nath and Gerry.

Louise Fossilo.

Photo: Fiona Bouffler

Photo: Jesska Anne Robinson

Charlie. Photo: Louise Fossilo

My son Hamish 🎃🎃🎃 Photo: Ash Barnes

My zombie. Photo: Rebecca Manuel

Lilly and Maddi as zombie Rapunzel and Batman. Photo: Stacey Powe

Nichole Wheeler in Young.

Kya as a mob wife. Jarnae Rawson in Orange.

Louise Fossilo in Dubbo.

Samantha Dorothy in Dubbo.

My daughter bride zombie with bullet hole in the head and cut cheek. Photo: Tearna Cobham in Dubbo

Scaring the crap out of kids at work. Photo: Bec Cross in Dubbo

Ness Edwards in Parkes.

Amy Norman in Young.

Canowindra’s first Halloween Harvest Street Party.

Hand-painted zombie family. Photo: Chontelle Anderson

Canowindra’s first Halloween Harvest Street Party.

Canowindra’s first Halloween Harvest Street Party.

Canowindra’s first Halloween Harvest Street Party.

Kohan, Sofia, Indie-Anna, Zahlia, Maddix, Eva and Jontie. Photo: Tenille Adimari

Spooks seen in Windradyne tonight! Photo: Peter Brown in Dubbo

Indie-Anna, Tenille, Zahlia, Kohan, Eva and Jontie. Photo: Tenille Adimari

Jake as Batman. Photo: Laura Portelli in Dubbo

Izzy as a Black Cat. Photo: Tara Rymer in Dubbo

Alex as Skeleton Zombie. Photo: Tara Rymer in Dubbo

Asher as Pumpkin Head Ballerina! Photo: Tara Rymer in Dubbo

Spooks seen in Windradyne tonight! Photo: Laz Sullivan in Bathurst

Samantha Miller in Orange

Kaden with his mates Joel and Sam.They have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the balloons around town have been a great indicator. Photo: Alysia Tucker

Photo: Shreya Somasekhar

Emerald Fahy in Orange

Nicholas as a doctor. Photo: Cin Culverson

Libby Noble in Grenfell.

Kelly McAtamney in Young

Libby Noble in Grenfell.

Tegan Roberts in Young.

Wendy Pethybridge in Orange.

Katrina Louise Mudiman in Parkes.

Great chance for kids to dress up and have a little fun. Waiting patiently for the “little monsters” to find my house. Linda Wilson waiting to feed on a few trick or treaters (There be Vampires About). Photo: Daryl Close

Photo: Ash Cole

Steff Welton in Bathurst.

@cyberdv8 #halloween

Danielle Weddup in Bathurst.

Kelly Williams in Bathurst.

Wendy Bock. Don’t hitch hike on Halloween. You don’t know whats lurking behind the wheel.

Photo Laura Hannan from Orange

My daughter’s first jack o lantern. First time carving a pumpkin. Photo Pamela Frape from Bathurst

Photo Danielle Weddup from Bathurst

Photo Danielle Weddup from Bathurst.

Photo Tracey Harvey from Orang

Photo Trudy Young from Bathurst

Sienna looking pretty evil for Lithgow Festival. Photo Eliza N John Pearce from Bathurst.

Photo Tracey Harvey from Orange

Despite their fearsome appearance, pumpkins are generally placid and friendly creatures except when threatened. Photo: Guille Faingold

Julie Dolton in Orange

Canowindra’s first Halloween Harvest Street Party.

Make up by Jessica Emery, 15 years old.

My daughter zombie ballerina. Photo: Tearna Cobham in Orange

My son as a clown. Photo: Tearna Cobham in Orange

My son as a vampire with sunburn. Photo: Tearna Cobham in Orange.

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Jeeralang Boolarra breaks new ground

Top deck: Jeeralang Boolarra president Gordon Leys inaugurates the club’s second ground. photograph hayley millsHaving two grounds at the same facility is something most cricket clubs could only dream about.
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It allows members of a club’s various teams to play side-by-side, streamlines the serving of afternoon tea and encourages players to stick around after the game to share tales of their on-field adventures.

On Saturday, Jeeralang Boolarra became one of the few clubs to boast of this advantage when it inaugurated the second oval at Boolarra Recreation Reserve.

However, the Panthers did it with a twist.

Rather than having two teams playing across the two grounds, they had three.

While the second grade team went head-to-head against Newborough Bulldogs on the main ground, the members of Jeeralang Boolarra’s two third grade sides battled it out on the second ground.

Club president Gordon Leys said the club had decided last year to resurrect the ground, which had fallen out of use in the 1980s to allow the club to have more teams playing at home.

“We’ve got a lot of father and sons and father and daughters (pairs) that love their cricket,” Leys said.

“We’re a family club… and they would’ve been playing away and when they’re playing away the club doesn’t benefit from it.

“So it’s best to keep them there as much as we can.”

Jeeralang Boolarra Gold won the toss and elected to bat in the ground’s inaugural match, but was made to work for its runs as Jeeralang Boolarra Blue struck at regular intervals.

Matthew McCormack top-scored for Gold with 17, while Bradley Jones chipped in with 16.

Gold were all out for 73 after 27 overs.

Glen Smith was the star for Blue with 57 not out.

Blue declared at 2/85 off 34 overs.

On the main ground the Panthers’ second grade team defeated the Newborough Bulldogs, posting 9/134 off 45 overs before bowling Newborough out for 98.

The club celebrated with a musical performance in the club rooms after the games.

Leys said the club would now aim to establish permanent seating and change facilities at the ground.

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King of the court

Number one: Jordan Thompson is this year’s ATP Traralgon Challenger champion after finishing runner-up in last year’s edition.Number one seed Jordan Thompson has improved his runner-up performance in last year’s ATP Traralgon Challenger by defeating Slovenian Grega Zemlja 6-1 6-2 to be crowned this year’s tournament champion.
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The world number 95 looked in control throughout the match at the Traralgon Tennis Association and cruised to victory in the opening set as his opponent struggled for rhythm, regularly faulting on his first serve and struggling to keep the ball on the court.

The only hint of competition came in the fifth game of the second set with Thompson and Zemlja locked at deuce and both players fighting hard to claim the set.

Zemlja eventually held serve before Thompson broke him two games later to take a 4-2 lead in the second set.

From there the Sydney-sider did not look back as he claimed the set 6-2 and, with it, the match.

Thompson said it was “always pretty good to make the final and to win it is even better”.

“A 6-1 6-2 victory in a final doesn’t come too often unless you’re Novak Djokovic maybe,” he said.

“It’s nowhere near that level, but I definitely didn’t expect it.”

Thompson defeated semi-final opponent, Argentinian Marco Trungelliti, 6-4 6-3 to make the grand final for a second consecutive year.

He lost last year’s grand final to Matt Ebden 7-5 6-3.

Serving up a challenge: Argentinian Marco Trungelliti prepares to serve in his semi-final match against eventual champion Jordan Thompson.

Thompson said he felt he improved with each match.

“I had a couple of tight ones early on, managed to scrape through them and play pretty well,” he said.

Zemlja said he struggled for rhythm throughout the match.

“Obviously I didn’t play very well,” he said.

“I had problems with the first serve, low percentage, not many winners and there weren’t many easy points.

“I didn’t feel it, it’s one of those days when nothing goes your way.”

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Ships sink marooned Morwell

Steaming in: Jeeralang Boolarra’s Matt McGrath enters his delivery stride. photograph hayley millsTrafalgar caused the first Central Gippsland Cricket Association first grade upset for the season after defeating Morwell in its round four clash on Saturday.
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The Tigers managed 8/127 off their 45 overs at Morwell’s Keegan Street Reserve in an innings where a number of batsmen managed to get starts before falling at the hands of the young Ships’ attack.

Trafalgar passed the total for the loss of just four wickets on its way to 6/191 off 45 overs.

The win sent the Ships into third place on the ladder and into the top four for the first time this season, while Morwell fell from second to fourth.

Trafalgar captain Anthony Clarke-Bruce said he was highly impressed by his team’s performance.

“The way we played yesterday in every aspect of the game, I think it was by far our best performance this year,” Clarke-Bruce said.

“What I was pleased about was everyone stepped up and did their job.”

The match could not have started better for the Ships when David Bremner Junior bowled Mark Cukier with the opening delivery of the match; the Morwell opener shouldered arms to a ball which came back to take the top of off-stump.

Bremner Jnr claimed the wicket of Tigers captain Rory Hare with the last ball of the over to have Morwell reeling at 2/0.

Barney Webber attempted to rebuild the innings with ‘keeper Jordan Campbell (13) and all-rounder Brendan Brincat (16), but was run out for 24 with the score at 5/62.

Sam Mooney (22) and Lachlan Day (18 not out) managed to get starts and helped give the Tigers attack a total to defend.

Liam Durkin led the Ships’ attack with 3/21 off 10 overs, while Bremner Junior returned figures of 2/26 off 10 overs.

The Trafalgar skipper, nominally in the team as a bowler, bowled just two overs for nine runs.

Clarke-Bruce said the diversity of the Ships’ attack meant he only needed to bowl when required.

“I would have liked to have bowled more but the guys are performing and there’s no reason why I should step up if they’re doing the job,” he said.

Batting at three, wicketkeeper-batsman Marco Higgins posted his second half-century of the season to provide the foundation for the Trafalgar innings.

When he was dismissed for 78 Trafalgar had already passed the Tigers’ total with the score at 5/158.

Most of the Ships’ bats managed to make it to double figures, with Leo Connolly (21) posting the second highest score.

“It was the foundation of the run chase and everyone basted around Marco really,” Clarke-Bruce said.

“He was by far the standout of our batsmen and he’s a class player.”

Latrobe v Jeeralang Boolarra

LATROBE has jumped to second place on the CGCA first grade ladder after its bowlers put on a master class to have Jeeralang Boolarra all out for 75 on Saturday.

The Sharks’ bowlers were led by Tyron Gamage who returned figures of 4/15 off 8.5 overs, including the wicket of captain Stan Urbanic for four.

Jamie Brierley got Latrobe off to the best possible start by removing openers Craig Blackberry (9) and Ossy Brennan (0).

Luke Heath did his best to steady the Panthers as wickets fell around him but was eventually dismissed for 22 to leave the score at 6/51.

Heath’s contribution would turn out to be the Panthers’ top score as Latrobe’s bowlers continued to strike regularly to have their opponents all out for 75 off 40.5 overs.

Brierley and Matt Brewer took two wickets each for the Sharks, with Chris Johnson and Mark Lawrence chipping in with one each.

With only a small total to defend, there was good news for Jeeralang Boolarra at the start of its innings when Benn Zomer was run out for seven with the score at 1/28.

Anthony Bloomfield continued at the other end, making 64 to almost single-handedly get Latrobe over the line.

When he was dismissed with the score at 3/89 stand-in captain Johnson took over and made 34 before he was stumped off the bowling of Ben McCormack.

Latrobe finished 7/156 off its 45 overs with Robert Beamish’s 3/22 the best among the Panthers’ bowlers.

Mirboo North v Moe

MIRBOO North’s Rob Phoenix posted 94 not out to shut his former teammates out of the contest against Moe on Saturday.

The Tigers posted a hefty 4/217 off their 45 overs with the returning Sam Price making early inroads in his first game back for the Lions’ first grade side by removing Jed Alexander for two.

Jesse Giardina (42) and Cameron Le Page (23) then set about building a total before both were removed with the score at 70.

The removal of the pair brought Phoenix and Brett Pedlow to the crease, and the pair added 57 runs before Moe captain Andrew Philip removed Pedlow for 14.

From there Phoenix combined with William Cheatley (32) to bat out the remaining overs.

Price was the pick of the bowlers with 1/30 off 10 overs in an innings where wickets were hard to come by.

The Lions’ innings got off to a rocky start when openers Kane O’Connell and Noah Kane found themselves back in the pavilion with the score at nine. Needing a big score to give his team a shot at victory, Philip made 19 before he was caught off the bowling of Brandon Blackshaw to leave Moe in trouble at 3/29.

It was all over when Pat Spiteri was run out on 14 with the score at 6/69.

Mirboo North brushed aside any remaining resistance to have the Lions all out for 81 off 34 overs.

Dale Banks led the way for the Tigers with the ball, taking 3/14 off 10 miserly overs.

Jarrod Speed took 2/6 off three overs and Bradshaw claimed 2/24 off seven.

The win leaves the Tigers 12 points clear at the top of the table.

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