Western Leader : February 16th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 23 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 SPORT 4376318AA RUGBY LEAGUE more than just a game! Join a local club . GLENORA RUGBY LEAGUE Harold Moody Park, Glendale Rd, Glen Eden www.sportsground.co.nz/glenorabears Junior Registration: Friday 17 Feb, 5.30pm Friday 24 Feb, 5.30pm Friday 2 March, 5.30pm Friday 9 March, 5.30pm Junior Contacts: Wendy Pafalani ph. 021 02748806 Wati Edmonds ph. 0276 444111 E: email@example.com Senior Reserves Training: 6.30pm Tuesdays and Thursday Harold Moody Park Contact Brendan Douglas ph. 0275629944 Senior Registration: For information call Raewyn Walker Ph. 818 7611 NEW LYNN RUGBY LEAGUE Lawson Park cnr Seabrook & Willerton Ave New Lynn www.sportsground.co.nz/newlynnstagsrl Come and join our family friendly club! Registration: Every Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-7pm Lawson Park Players welcome from 5yrs to seniors U16 to Premier training now Tues & Thurs 6pm Fees: Schoolboys $20 Seniors $50 Social $20 Volunteers wanted! Contact: Revell Neal Ph. 021 08123475 Clubrooms -- ph.8271424 E: firstname.lastname@example.org TE ATATU RUGBY LEAGUE Jack Colvin Park, Titoki St Te Atatu Peninsula Registration: (at Jack Colvin Park) Every Wednesday 5.30pm -- 7.30pm starting from 15th Feb through to March Fees due with registration Team training : (all at Jack Colvin Park) • mini and mod grade training Wednesday, 6- 7pm • U14 open training, Tuesdays 5pm • U16 open training, Mondays 6pm • senior training, Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm New players: bring date of birth proof Contact: Donna ph.021 023 36174 email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org WAITEMATA RUGBY LEAGUE Ranui Domain, Robertson Rd Ranui www.sportsground.co.nz/waitemataseagulls Registration: (at Ranui Domain) Fri 17 Feb., 6.30pm - 8.30pm Sun 19 Feb., 12.00pm - 2.00pm Tue 21 Feb., 7.00pm - 8.00pm Fri 24 Feb., 6.30pm- 8.30pm Tue 28 Feb., 7.00pm - 8.00pm Tue 6 March, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Sat 10 March, 10.00am - 2.00pm Sat 17 March, 10.00am - 2.00pm Come and JOIN our Womens Team! Seniors training now -- tues& thurs 6.30pm Contacts: Mark Rewa: 021 1224747 (Juniors / Women) David Solomona: 0274 898464 (Senior s) Linda Clifton: 0274 420168 (Seniors) Clubrooms: (09) 833-9249 E: email@example.com Every game matters in countdown The Dean Schick Mem- orial tournament has been a bogey event for the Waitakere Bears softball club with only one title back in 2008. And it proved to be a bugbear again as the men's premier team failed to make the semis over the weekend. Despite shutting out the Poneke-Kilbirnie side Waitakere lost to Mt Albert and Christchurch United to miss out on a place in the top four. In the Plate final Wai- takere lost to Hutt Val- ley 5-4. Miramar went on to win the Dean Schick Memorial title for the fourth time in a row. With only two games to go in the Auckland Fastpitch championship before the play-offs Wai- takere still has hopes of regaining the men's title and face the North Har- bour Roosters at Starling Park on Saturday. The women's premier side has been leading the standings all season and will be the top seed in the playoffs even with a loss to Papatoetoe on Saturday. The Western Magpies are also in the playoff hunt but a 2-0 defeat to Mt Albert has left the New Lynn club in fourth. Several west Auckland players will compete in the National Fastpitch Championship this week in Lower Hutt. Waitakere Bears club members Michele Tanga- roa, Rebecca and Kyla Bromhead, Patrick and Heinie Shannon and Rueben Topia have been selected. West Harbour locals Ben and Thomas Enoka have also been picked for the squad. Waitakere back on track in premiership On Edge: Waitakere's Sean Lovemore gets the ball past Waikato's Jesse Edge as teammate Roy Krishna looks on. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Waitakere United is back on track in the national football prem- iership. After falling to fourth place in the standings Waitakere is now only one point behind second-placed Canter- bury United after the Whenuapai-based club thumped Waikato FC 4-0. Ryan de Vries, Chris Bale, Allan Pearce and Jake Butler all scored goals in the Sunday fixture at Fred Taylor Park. Waitakere United took the maximum points on offer coach Neil Emblen still sees room for improvement. It was three points and I suppose I would have settled for 1-0,'' he says. But it is frustrat- ing. We're still not clicking and sustain- ing pressure.'' Waitakere United travel to Tahiti this week to play AS Tefana. Suburbs New Lynn on winning streak Turning 30: Suburbs New Lynn bowler Sean Solia now has 30 wickets for the season. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Go to www.western leader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to watch highlights of the Suburbs New Lynn and Cornwall twenty20 final It was a triple treat for Suburbs New Lynn as the west Auckland cricket club claimed its third Twenty20 title in a row last week. Suburbs defeated Cornwall in the final at Ken Maunder Park, winning by just three runs. Former Black Cap Darryl Tuffey got Suburbs off to a good start with 66 runs from 52 balls in his opening stint. Max Montgomery's 27 runs from 12 balls saw the club make it to 144/7 after 20 overs. Suburbs looked to have the game under control during Cornwall's innings thanks to James Nolan taking three wickets for nine runs. This left the east Auckland club needing 45 runs off the last three overs with just three wickets in hand. Batsman Paul Thomas nearly pulled off the imposs- ible feat with 18 runs in the 18th over and 12 runs in the 19th, leaving Cornwall needing 15 runs to win in the final over. Thomas got the total down to seven with only two deliv- eries left but bowler Michael Barry allowed Cornwall only three more runs to secure the victory. Suburbs showed no signs of slowing down in its quest for the two-day championship after another convincing per- formance on day one of their contest against defending champions Takapuna at Onewa Domain on Saturday. Takapuna batted first with Jono Sole once again in fine form. After a century last week Sole scored 72 runs. With Greg Johnson also passing the half century mark the home side looked strong before the visitors hit back through bowlers Darren Eckford and Sean Solia. The pair is Suburbs' lead- ing wicket takers this season and demonstrated their class once again snapping up eight wickets to dismiss Takapuna for only 200. Eckford claimed 3-56 to take him to 33 wickets in just 12 games, while Solia bagged a five wicket haul to lift his tally for the campaign to 30. It was then over to the Suburbs opening pair of Tuffey and Barry who quickly extinguished any hope Taka- puna held of getting back into the game as the duo took Suburbs to an impressive 110 without loss. For Tuffey (53 n/o) it was his second half century since his return from injury. Suburbs will require 91 more runs for first innings points when the game resumes this weekend. Second-placed Howick Pakuranga is in trouble against Parnell so the west Auckland club has the chance to open up a huge lead in the standings. It was a low scoring affair between Waitakere City and Grafton United at Te Atatu Park. It was a day for the bowlers on the flat pitch with 15 wickets falling for less than 200 runs. Grafton struck first as they knocked their hosts out for just 116, with Guy Coleman and Jono Roberts sharing eight cheap wickets. Coleman now has 20 wickets for the season to add to his impressive tally of over 600 runs. But he couldn't add to his batting figures when he became one of five to fall as Grafton slipped to 82/5 before the close of play. Takapuna 200 (J Sole 72, G Johnson 51, S Solia 5-42, D Eckford 3-56) plays Suburbs New Lynn 110/0 (D Tuffey 53 n/o, M Barry 50 n/o) after one day. Waitakere City 116 (G Coleman 4-25, J Roberts 4-43) plays Grafton United 82/5 (A Lane 37) after one day.
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