Rebels arrive in Stanley comp

THE REBELS HAVE ARRIVED

A combination of the Auburn-Mintaro and the Watervale Cricket Clubs, the Rebels have arrived in the Stanley Cricket Association A grade competition.

Both clubs will continue with separate B grade teams, but to strengthen the A grade cricket competition, the best of each club will play under the “Rebels” names, according to both clubs presidents, Shannon Parker and Kym Allen, who played in Saturday’s first match against the Clare Combined Cougars at the High School Oval.

For the record, Simon Helbig claimed the first wicket, that of Ben Seymon, caught in the covers by Shannon Parker.

Jason Dohnt bowled the first ball in anger for the Rebels and Kym Allen made the first run.

CLARE TEEN ELLIE FALCONER COMPLETES STRIKERS SQUAD FOR WBBL|03

Falconer, a Mid North native who is currently completing Year 12 at Clare High School, is a quick bowler who has been recognised throughout the State underage pathways for her pace.

Youngest Striker Falconer was selected last year as the under 18 rookie who completed a two-week League Pathway Placement program with the squad.

“I was very surprised when I was told (about my contract), but it’s such a huge privilege to get it,” Falconer said.

“I really, really enjoyed the time I spent with the team last year and seeing what the girls got to do and how it all worked.”

Head coach Andrea McCauley is delighted for Falconer, who has come through the South Australian pathway.

“She has performed well at underage tournaments and have now become (SA) Scorpions and have worked hard all winter,” McCauley said.

“Ellie is a great fast bowler and she has that bit of extra zip.

“I think she is an exciting prospect for the future.”

LIGHTNING HAVE ANOTHER WIN

She’s done it again!

Under the leadership of local Melrose girl Abby Bishop the Adelaide Lightning had their third win for the season and a now equal top on the women’s National Basketball League ladder after their excellent, extra time four -point win over the Bendigo Spirit, 79-75.

Bishop, who started on the bench, finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds 7 of them defensively in another “double double” effort.

You can also add to this effort two assists, a steal and a couple of blocks.

Following a few modest seasons Adelaide look to have a competitive unit in the 20107-18 WNBL campaign and after round three are sitting in second place behind the Melbourne Boomers and ahead of the Sydney University Flames, all with three wins and a loss.

YOUNG STARS TURN TO LEATHER AND WILLOW

A couple of the young stars of the district have quickly converted from football to cricket both Charlie Dinning and Lachlan McNeil are playing SACA Under 16 red cricket for the Woodville District Cricket Club and started their seasons in fine style.

Played at Park 25 Number 1 ground last week, Kensington made and imposing total of 8/240 from their 70 overs

Woodville got home in a thriller getting the runs in the final over with three wickets to spare.

Dinning opening the batting made a patient 24 while skipper McNeil, batting in the pivotal number three position produced a brilliant 99 from 133 deliveries faced and dispatched eight boundaries.