The Border Watch : January 24th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com SPORT 55 West to be put to T20 test this weekend Hey Sport... “Did ya hear about” ROD MORRIS WEST Gambier's undoubted prowess at cricket's Twenty/20 version will be put to a different test this weekend. West has won three of four Twenty/20 titles in the Mount Gambier District Cricket Association and is on target to make it four from five if this week's form is any indication. On Wednesday night, West swamped Penola, winning by 112 runs. West made 2/267 from 20 overs, which equates to a run rate of 13.35 per over, boosted along by 106 from Jason McRae, 87 from Shane Stevens and 38 from Nick Martin. Penola weren't bowled out and its tally of 9/155 could well have won most other Twenty/20 games. This weekend, West will turn its attention to the annual Sungold Twenty/20 tournament, conducted by the Warrnambool Cricket Association. On Sunday, West Gambier will play South West in the quarter finals of the Sungold carnival, while other matches will include Colac v Panmure, Woodford v Portland and Grampains v Tatyoon. The semi-finals will be played on Monday morning and the grand final later that afternoon with the winning team collecting $15,000. The runner-up team will win $5000, the two losing semifinalists, $1000 each and the four losing quarter finalists, $500 each. West Gambier won the Sungold tournament in 2010 and has been a powerhouse in the short over game ever since. The West Gambier squad for the weekend will include: Bray Stephenson (captain), Shane Dycer, Nick Martin, Shane Stevens, Jason McCrae, Justin DeJong, Mark DeJong, Ryan Hosking, Derek Sargeant, Kayne Badman, Paul Harding, Niall Easterbrook. Tournament organisers are also offering a $1000 prize to any batsman who hits a designated advertising sign in either the quarter or semifinals, while that prize will be upgraded to a jeep to the first batsman who hits the same sign in the grand final. And the crowd haven't been ignored with a further $1000 to be awarded to a spectator who takes a catch in either the quarter or semi-finals. Lucky punter A MELBOURNE punter has successfully sued Tabcorp for a quadrella bet that he didn't even put on. Narre Warren mathematics teacher, Alan Feher is a regular quadrella punter and uses a tried and true system. In August last year, Feher was in his local TAB outlet and was going to include a horse called Clang And Bang QUARTER FINALIST: West Gambier Cricket Club will be aiming to repeat its 2010 success in the Sungold Twenty/20 tournament this weekend. Three of the best in the last leg of the quaddie, but changed his mind when he noticed on the outlet's noticeboard that the horse had been scratched. However it turns out that TAB staff at the outlet in question had mistakenly marked Clang And Bang as a scratching, when in fact it was fit to run and ultimately won. Feher took Tabcorp to court and successfully argued that his intention was to include that horse in his quadrella selections. Feher had included the first three runners on his quaddie ticket and convinced the judiciary that he would have had all four had TAB staff not made their mistake. The quadrella dividend was $2370 and Feher was able to successfully argue that he was entitled to half of that amount. Tabcorp lawyers admitted that staff had made a mistake, but it had been rectified within a minute. Feher's actions in taking his case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal proved to be a winner for all those small punters out there. Did the earth move for you? A GREYHOUND race in New Zealand earlier this week was abandoned for rather unusual reasons. Race 9 at the Manawatu dogs started and finished, but greyhound officials declared it a no race because of an earthquake which registered a 6.3 magnitude. Vision – albeit somewhat bumpy – is available on www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Fgh3lptxESI IT'S not unusual for a jockey to ride three winners in one day. But it is unusual if those three winners are at three different tracks. Brisbane based rider, Brad Stewart had five rides last Saturday, three on the Gold Coast, one at Doomben and one at Toowoomba. Stewart, who doesn't have a driver's licence, had to rely on a mate to ferry him the 85km from home to the Gold Coast for his first assignment, which included winning on Lady De Retz ($3.60). Then it was back up the highway to Doomben where he rode Motorized ($35.10) and then another drive of 124km to Toowoomba, where he kicked home Ongoing Venture ($2.20). Hey Sport is prepared to claim that no other jockey in Australia, let alone the world has ridden three winners at three different tracks in the same day before......but no doubt someone will differ. Golfers were ‘tyred’ HOW many golfers does it take to change a flat tyre? Intrepid Blue Lake golfers, Bill Burley, Matt Fenwick and Greg Cooper caught up last Sunday and enjoyed some time together. But when it came time to leave, Burley’s bus had a flat tyyre...well it was flat at the bottom, the top looked okay. Fenwick was a big help, he went off playing netball with some kids on an adjacent court while Burley continued to study the turf guide. It was only Cooper that got his hands dirty with the tyre and its replacement before the trio were on the road again. WINNER NO. 3: Brad Stewart on Ongoing Venture at Toowoomba. Pictures courtesy Herald Sun The Border Watch, Friday, January 24, 2014 - 55 WINNER NO. 2: Brad Stewart on Motorized at Doomben. WINNER NO. 1: Brad Stewart on Lady De Retz on the Gold Coast.
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