Moises’s star rises

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A BREATHTAKING debut by Moises Henriques was the one shining light in an otherwise inglorious start to Australia’s four Test campaign in India this week.
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The St George cricket captain starred for Australia, hitting back-to-back half centuries to keep his side in the contest. He combined with skipper Michael Clarke for a 151-run, sixth wicket partnership in the first innings before falling to Ravichandran Ashwin for 68 in Australia’s loss.

‘‘It’s been a fantastic experience,’’ Henriques said. ‘‘Whether I contributed or not just to be able to play Test cricket is amazing.

‘‘I think after day one or two to be on the same field as Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Michael Clarke, you’ve just got to keep pinching yourself but to obviously contributed [was great].’’

As wickets fell around him, Henriques became Australia’s mainstay in the second dig. He hit an unbeaten 81 to save Australia from an innings defeat.

‘‘It’s a very tough wicket to start on,’’ Henriques said. ‘‘I had a couple of balls hit my gloves very early on in the innings. I was lucky that those balls went straight to ground.’’

India cruised to an eight-wicket victory and left Australia searching for answers ahead of the second Test, starting this Saturday.

Henriques, who took one wicket from 17 overs in the first innings, is a certain starter but those around him are not as secure.

With Australia likely to call on back-up spinner Xavier Doherty at the expense of a pace bowler, Henriques is likely to be expected to bowl more. The selectors will debate whether to rest the in-form James Pattinson or drop left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc.

‘‘I think it’s terrific as cricketers that we get to go to different nations and experience different conditions, otherwise, it’ll get a bit monotonous,’’ Henriques said.

‘‘It’s so different to what we get in Australia. Getting out there is so enjoyable even if you get hit on the glove and survive.

‘‘Even though it is different, it is frustrating when you get out, but you have to enjoy it because it’s different. I think it’s terrific that cricket is such a world game and having so different types of conditions.’’

Sutherland’s Shane Watson made an indifferent start to his Test return from injury. He scored 28 in the first innings batting at No.4 before hitting just 17 when he opened the innings instead of David Warner, who was battling a stomach bug.

Watson fell to Ashwin in each innings.

‘‘It was easier when you spent more time out there,’’ Henriques said.

DREAM TEST DEBUT

Top scored in Australia’s second innings with 81 not out.

Also scored 68 in his first innings.

Took 1/48 from 17 overs and claimed a catch.

What did you make of Moises’s debut?

Moises Henriques bats during a Sheffield Shield match between NSW Blues and Western Australia Warriors at Blacktown in January. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images.

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Cellar-dwellers’ amazing escape

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Bottom team Gladstone caused an upset when, after making only 133, they routed Laura for 118 in Rocky River cricket on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, second-placed Georgetown inflicted Crystal Brook’s first loss since November 3.

Gladstone v Laura

Jamie Davidson and Craig Woolford got Gladstone’s innings under way with Scott Brand making the first breakthrough, trapping Davidson LBW for 9.

Lee Ballantyne found himself batting in the unusual position of three and he soon became the first of Cody Turner’s six wickets when he was caught and bowled for 10.

Keiron Glenn only made 2 and then opener C Woolford was caught Ben Wallis bowled C Turner for 49.

With the score at 4/82 it soon became 6/86 with the dismissals of Michael Stevens 8 and Jed Hennessy a duck.

Daryl Boylan and Paul Humphris set about adding some stability to the score with a 39-run partnership for the 7th wicket when they both were dismissed by C Turner in the space of 2 runs.

Humphris was bowled for 22 and Boylan was caught by Brand for 19. The last two wickets only saw another 6 runs added to the score with Gladstone finishing on a shaky 133.

Turner bagged his 6 wickets off 12 overs for 46 runs, Koby Nettle 2/24 and singles to Brand and Sam Zanker.

Laura couldn’t have got off to a worse start with Jaran Turner and Tim Woolford both collecting ducks with Laura at 2/3.

Koby Millington didn’t do much damage in the scorebook, being caught and bowled by Jed Hennessy for 5, Laura now at 3/16.

Opener Michael Gaunt was joined by Zanker and they added 44 runs for the 4th wicket to get Laura back on track to chasing Gladstone’s total.

C Woolford was introduced to the bowling attack and he broke the partnership when he had Zanker caught behind by Humphris for 24 and then Brad Jackson going the same way for 1.

Woolford claimed the next wicket when he had Brand caught by Boylan for 9 with Laura 6/76.

With the addition of only 4 runs Gladstone got rid of Ben Hopgood for 1 and then at the same score of 80 got the prize wicket of Gaunt who was caught at forward square on the boundary by Hennessy off Boylan for 34.

C Turner who was having a day out tried desperately to chase the win, but he ran out of partners, being left stranded on 24 n.o., giving Gladstone their second win for the season with Laura only managing 118.

The main wicket takers were C Woolford 3/14/5, Hennessy 3/35/11.2, Glenn 3/38/12 and 1 to Boylan.

Crystal Brook v Georgetown

The top two teams met for the third time this season with the win tally at one-all. Shane Arbon won the toss and elected to bat.

Josh Gale and Ben Cousins put 33 on the board before Gale lost his leg stump to a Greg Baynes’ delivery for 23.

Five runs later Steve Merkel also lost his leg stump when he played on attempting to pull Kyron Burgess onto the on side for 5.

An innings-building 67-run partnership between Ben and Jack Cousins was broken when Brett Ballantyne had Ben caught behind by Daniel Henderson for 24.

James Wardle was next to go exactly the same way for 2 with the Brook at 4/115, with Jack Cousins just reaching 50.

Cousins only added 6 more to his total when he was caught at forward square by K Burgess off Shaun Noonan, score at 5/126.

Arbon and Matt Gulin added 34 to take the score to 160 when Gulin was LBW to K Burgess for 19.

Nine runs later Ben Kupsch 8 was also dismissed by K Burgess.

Last wicket to fall was Arbon who was caught at covers by S Ballantyne off B Ballantyne for 16.

Luke Kapitola made the most of the last over, belting 11 runs off B Ballantyne finishing 15 n.o.

Crystal Brook finished with a convincing 8/189.

K Burgess led the way with 3/33/11, B Ballantyne 3/53/10, singles to Baynes and Noonan.

In the absence of Brett Murdock, Daniel Henderson opened with Greg Baynes who was first out when he put a drive back into the hands of Gulin, caught and bowled for 13.

B Ballantyne joined Henderson and they added 60 for the 2nd wicket when Henderson was caught behind by Gale off Larry Klingner for 31.

Shane Ballantyne joined his brother and together they took control of the game and, at the 28th-over drinks break, they had taken the score to 132 only requiring 58 off 14 overs (4 an over) with plenty of wickets in hand.

They passed the score in the 40th over, with Brett finishing with 101 n.o. and Shane 42 n.o. Georgetown at the end of 42 overs 2/196.

U16’s

Jamestown/Orroroo 6/144 – R Blackwell 52 ret, D Shute 32 ret, M Bowman 23 n.o., T Solomon 2/7, N Ferme 2/13, A Waters 2/17 defeated Wandearah 7/124 – S Dyer 43 n.o., T Solomon 20, R Blackwell 3/6, L Casey 1/ 4, H Abbot 1/20.

Gladstone/George-town 4/142 – L Wilsdon 51 ret, M Burgess 34, T Harslett 11, Jamie Robinson 2/10, T Christoperson 1/15 defeated BMW 90 – J Durnford 28, M.Burgess 2/11, C Robson 2/11, J Zanker 1/ 4, T Harslett 1/6, M Fego 1/6, R Nash 1/8, T Crawford 1/9, D Amey 1/11.

With only one game remaining, the top four has been set. Fourth-placed BMW who have the bye this week cannot be put out by fifth-placed Wandearah.

Crystal Brook Played 10 won 9 – 90%,

Gladstone/Georgetown P10 W5 – 50%

Jamestown/Orroroo P10 W4 Tied 1 – 45%

BMW P11 W4 – 36.37%

Wandearah P7 W1 T1 – 21.43%

U13’s

Jamestown 7/159 – W Sedden 28 ret, C Clark 25 ret, M Zanker 13 ret, E Bray 11 ret, T Ritchie 10, J Harslett 3/13, M Fawcett 1/9, B Flowers 1/10, R Hayes 1/14, R Nash 1/17 defeated Gld/Gtwn 6/115 – T Harslett 30 ret, R Nash 25 ret, R Clark 2/5, B Smallacombe 1/3, M Zanker 1/8, H Hall 1/8, W Sedden 1/16

Crystal Brook 5/152 – N Hooper 26 ret, P Klingner 25 ret, P O’Dea 16, J Baker 13 ret, R Nash 1/5, T Harslett 1/5, F Cunningham 1/16. defeated Gld/Gtwn 106 – T Harslett 27 ret, J Henderson 23, R Nash 9, H Hooper 3/3, J Baker 1/1, L Coates 1/ 2, Josh Clements 1/ 2, P O’Dea 1/5, Jake Clements 1/7.

Country Carnival Results from February 11 to 15: 11th Feb @ Cane Reserve. Rocky River 242 – J Davidson 80, B Murdock 75, I Harslett 22, M Wallige 21 defeated International 182 – M Wallige 2/1, K Nettle 2/44,

12th Feb @ Duncan Fraser No: 2 – Rocky River 1st Innings 106 – S Hayes 25, B Pilkington 23, N Hayes 20, 2nd innings 7/119 – J Burgess 31, M Hughes 27n.o. S Hayes 23, B Murdock 18.

Alexandra 1st innings 143 – S Hayes 3/15, N Hayes 2/15, 2nd innings 6/80 dec – S Weckert 2/22, Rocky River won outright.

13th Feb @ Brighton No: 1 – Rocky River 9/176 – B Murdock 64, B Weckert 29, I Harslett 26, defeated Woodside 157 – S Hayes 5/45, N Hayes 2/40, 14th Feb @ Duncan Fraser No: 1 – Rocky River 1st Innings 71 – C Woolford 12, I Harslett 12 2nd Innings 4/176 dec – C Woolford 117, K Glenn 40 defeated Bute 1st Innings 54 – M Hughes 6/29, M Wallige 3/23, 2nd Innings 6/140 – B McInnes 3/22, BMurdock 2/10.

15th Feb @ Pooraka No:1 – Penola 4/137 defeated Rocky River 130 – K Glenn 46, H Gill 20, S Pilgrim 15.

Next week:

A Grade – Redhill v Gladstone, Laura v C/Brook, Georgetown bye

U16’s – Wandearah v Gld/Gtwn (Friday night Port Oval), C/Brook vC/Brook v Jmstwn/Orr, BMW bye.

YOUNG TALENT…Young Georgetown cricket enthusiast Max Hollitt, 7, is a rising star and offers hope for the future of the club. He shadows the senior cricketers and was pictured in the grandstand at Crystal Brook on Saturday after going through his paces.

TIGHT…Georgetown bowler Greg Baynes made short work of Josh Gales innings when he took out his leg stump for 23 runs.

TAKING A DIVE…Georgetown fielder Andrew Richens unsuccessfully took a big dive from the slips trying to get hand on this return from Merkel, pictured making runs with Ben Cousins, also pictured is Georgetown fast bowler Kyron Burgess who took 3 for 33 off 11 overs.

ALMOST RUN-OUT…A direct hit from Georgetown skipper Brett Ballantyne almost ended Ben Cousins’ innings, but Cousins was well within his crease.

YOUNGSTER…Ben Cousins played a fine innings for Crystal Brook, adding 24 runs, but this was not enough to get his team over the line.

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Lithgow boys hockey hosts teams from Sutherland area

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IT has been a long off season for the boys from the Lithgow Junior Boys Hockey Association, but they are excited and ready to go come Sunday when the association hosts four teams from the strong Sutherland area.
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It will be an ideal way to hone their skills in preparation for the coming Western Conference tournaments in the Central West competition starting in the coming weeks.

“The games against Sutherland will provide players and coaches from the various age groups valuable game time to assess their teams,” association president Craig McManus said.

“Lithgow has built up a enviable reputation of producing excellent teams and players and judging by this year’s crop of talented youngsters, the trend looks to continue.”

McManus and former Lithgow representative player and Sutherland coach Peter Tait have been working extensively together to make the day a goer.

“It is hoped to promote the day throughout the hockey fraternity and make it an annual event,” McManus said.

“Unfortunately, the senior women and men’s games were unable to be hosted due to prior commitments.

“But is something we will work on in the future.”

The day gets under way with the under 11s at 10.30am.

This will be followed by the under 13s at 11.40, the under 15s at 12.50pm and to conclude the day Lithgow will take on the Sutherland under 17s at 2pm.

READY TO GO: Back row, district coaches Craig McManus, Matt Writer and Shawn Ferguson and district representative Campbell Fergusson; front, Logan and Brody McManus, Tom Luchetti and Lochi Ferguson. lm02lm022613district

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Lyndhurst Rifle Club

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Last Saturday shooters competed at 300m. Jim Jeffery was the winner scoring 100.7.
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Possibles were scored by Jim Jefffery, 50.3, 50.4; Kathryn Atkins 50.6; Stephen Negus, 50.4.

Scores: Jim Jeffery 100.7; Stephen Negus, 99.10; Ben Emms, 98.14; Kathryn Atkins 98.14; Rob Sweegers, 97.9; John McKay, 96.7; Donna Negus, 95.7; Reg Bennett, 87.5.

F Class: Ralph Garlick, 116.5; Greg Emms, 115.4; Heith Hills, 112.7; Bruce Rowlands, 105.1.

This Saturday will be at 500 yards starting at 1.30pm.

Kathryn Atkins

Lyndhurst Rifle Club

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LIVE COVERAGE: Head of the Lake 2013

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Ballarat Grammar’s boys’ open crew has taken out Head of the Lake 2013. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE.SEND YOUR HEAD OF THE LAKE PHOTOS TO US
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Send your photos from today’s event via The Courier’s free iPhone and Android apps.

Readers who contribute to our gallerywill go into the draw to win two tickets to see Pete Murray live at Regent Cinemas on Thursday, March 14.

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The Hungry Mum – Picture book’s colourful world

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PACKED with vibrant illustrations, The Shape of My Heart is a wonderful picture book for young readers.
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They’ll enjoy naming all the different shapes they can see while parents will enjoy the sentiment of love that underlines the publication.

Author Mark Sperring studied at art college before becoming an author, and it shows, through the colourful feel of the pages. Illustrator Alys Paterson has used her graphic design skills to produce images that will linger long in the reader’s mind.

Published by Bloomsbury, it’s $14.99 in paperback; $24.99 in hardback.

Perfect for bed time story: The Shape of My Heart

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Wotif misses out on the travel boom

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Wotif has suffered its biggest one-day fall in five years after its first-half profit slid 5 per cent and conceded that it is not ‘‘getting its fair share’’ of the benefits from Australians travelling overseas in record numbers.
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The company whose sites include lastminute南京夜网 and LateStays increased booking revenue from its core sites in Australia and New Zealand, but it Asian business under-performed.

Wotif posted a 5 per cent fall in net profit to $27.5 million for the first half, which it blamed largely on increased costs from investments in online marketing, web maintenance and staff. Revenue fell 1 per cent to $73.2 million for the half.

Shares in Wotif fell as much as 11 per cent today but have recovered some of the lost ground to be down 42 cents at $5.42 in afternoon trading.

Wotif’s total transaction value – the price at which travel products and services are sold – was unchanged on the same period last year at $595 million.

The chief executive, Scott Blume, said its online booking for accommodation in Australia and New Zealand was positive in a ‘‘generally lacklustre domestic retail environment’’.

But it was offset by a 19 per cent fall in revenue from its Asian websites and those which sell overseas hotel rooms from Australian websites such as lastminute南京夜网.

‘‘With the increase in … Australians travelling in Asia, we haven’t been getting our fair share. The business in Asia and the outbound Asian performance has not been great,’’ he said.

Mr Blume, who succeeded Robbie Cooke last month, conceded there was ‘‘no magic bullet’’ for resolving the challenges facing its Asian business, and capturing the benefits of more Australians travelling overseas.

‘‘I just don’t think we have done a great job … to position ourselves to get some upside as a result of the Aussies with the strong dollar continuing to travel aggressively outside Australia,’’ he said.

He expects a strategic review of the business to be completed within the next two months.

Wotif has not given earnings guidance for the full year, partly because it wants to see the impact commission increases. Last month it raised commissions from hotels by 11 per cent.

Mr Blume said he was ‘‘cautiously optimistic’’ about the outlook but conceded that it was ‘‘going to be a slow process back for the Australian domestic economy’’.

Wotif will pay an interim dividend of 11.5 cents a share on February 27, unchanged on the previous period.

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Equipped for emergencies

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KNOWLEDGE is power, and nobody knows this more than registered nurse Brionhy Westbrook.
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Having worked in emergency departments, Ms Westbrook too frequently encountered situations where families of a sick child were unprepared for medical emergencies.

“You see tragic things, and find only a small number of people know how to cope in emergencies and have CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) skills,” Ms Westbrook, who is also a mother, said.

“Some parents don’t know what to do, and maybe can’t attend a St John First Aid Course, or feel too intimidated to join one; ours is a niche market.”

Although KidzAid is based in the Mornington Peninsula, Ms Westbrook said it would spread its wings and knowledge to the Latrobe Valley in two sessions to be held at the Morwell Neighbourhood House in Beattie Crescent on Sunday.

“After receiving a number of enquires from mothers in the Latrobe Valley area, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to plan a road trip to Morwell and give families the opportunity to participate in our popular first aid courses,” she said.

“We want every parent, grandparent and babysitter to walk away from our education session and feel empowered.”

She said each participant would eventually become confident and competent with paediatric CPR.

“While the topics we discuss like CPR, choking, burns and drowning can be confronting, as parents the best thing we can do for our children is to arm ourself with knowledge,” Ms Westbrook said.

She said despite its relative newness, KidzAid had experienced “great growth” in the past 12 months.

Places to the Sunday sessions in Morwell are limited; parents, grandparents or babysitters interested in learning life-saving skills with KidzAid should phone Brionhy Westbrook on 0468 316 911 or email

[email protected]南京夜网.au to make a reservation.

For more information on KidzAid, visit

www.kidzaid南京夜网.au

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Canberra coach to lead Canada to Olympics

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Former Hockey ACT representative mentor Ian Rutledge will spearhead Canada’s bid to be successful at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after being appointed coach of the women’s team.Rutledge has led the Canberra Lakers and Canberra Strikers teams in the Australian Hockey League in the past.But he is taking an opportunity to step on to the international stage and chase Olympic glory.“I am very excited to assist a group of young and aspiring athletes achieve their Olympic dreams,” Rutledge said.“I am looking forward to bringing my passion, skills and experience to a proud and growing hockey nation that has set some ambitious goals.”Rutledge coached the Australian men’s team in 2001 and took over as the New Zealand women’s mentor in 2003, leading them to the 2004 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games.After spending the past four years on limited coaching duties, Rutledge said he was energised for a new challenge.“I am better prepared and have a greater perspective for the pursuit and challenges that lie ahead.”He wants to create a long-term legacy for the Canadian women’s team.“National coaches have the responsibility to succeed both in the present as well as consciously provide the platform for the next generation of coaches and players to soar even higher.“The women’s national team is at such an exciting crossroads as we make our way towards Rio in 2016.‘‘Along the way, we will definitely focus on a successful performance on home turf at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.‘‘Our long-term vision is to position Canada’s women for a potential podium finish at the 2020 Olympic Games.”Rutledge will arrive in Canada on March 5.
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NSW small businesses reveal clues to success

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Having a comprehensive business plan and a five-to-ten-year strategy are what gives NSW’s top small and medium businesses the edge, according to an analysis of 2012 Telstra Australian Business Award entrants.
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The analysis showed those business plans had a clear vision, mission statement, financial and budgeting plans, planned products, marketing strategies and detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

The plans also analysed competitors.

The findings come as entries have open for the 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards.

Entrants receive a free 70-page business health check report that evaluates their individual business performance against international benchmarking standards, legislation and accepted industry best practice.

Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Western NSW, Scott Curtin, said, “Businesses from Western NSW can benefit from the Business Health Check by entering the Telstra Australian Business Awards. These awards were established to help small and medium businesses strategically plan for the future.

Awards entries are open until 4 April and for more information call 1800AWARDS or visit www.telstrabusinessawards南京夜网.

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