In The Zone with Peter Argent

The 2019 Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC) are currently being held around the Victorian Country Goulburn Valley district, in the rural city of Shepparton and surrounding towns.

A number of Mid North players are members of both the men's and women's team.

Back for his second year is Pekina Carrington Bushrangers batsman Brodie O’Dea while former Gilbert Valley cricketer who played A SACA grade district cricket with Tea Tree Gully Alex Hosking also returns.

Hosking who first played under Boh Wall’s captaincy at the ACCC in the Bunbury region in the summer of 2010/11, now based at Port Augusta is currently playing for Quorn.

Across the Twenty/20 component Hosking produced a couple of good cameos despite the SA Outbacks men's team being winless in this part of the competition.  

For this South Australian women's team, who are defending champions after winning at Geraldton last year, Cara Fiebig is back to captain the team while former Crystal Brook cricketer Kevin Frick will again coach the team.

He is in charge for a fourth consecutive year.

Kevin’s daughter Chloe has also made the side, as has Nikki Grosser from Eudunda-Robertstown and former Marrabel talent Emma Faint who gained All Australian honours in the first women's tournament in Mount Gambier, January 2016.

This competition continues until this Friday, January 11.

A wrap up of individual performances will appear in next week’s edition.

LAUNCH OF MY E-BOOK

To celebrate the 2018 football campaign and to also recognise my faithful greyhound “Annie” I have produced a A3 sized e-book with my 100 favourite images from the 2018 season.

It also include all the premiership teams I saw at a number of levels across last year.

The publication includes a number of images from the local North Eastern competition including the back page which has Michael Liebelt son, Kade chasing after the  A grade side in Michael's final game with the South Clare Demons (see the photo above). 

Other images from local footballers include Jack Hayes playing for the  SANFL Eagles, RSMU Hawks champion James Vandeleur having a run in the rain, the 2018 NEFL Mail Medalist Gareth Ottens from the Blyth-Snowtown Cats, BSR captain Adam ‘Mongrel’ MacKenzie taking a strong contested mark, and Melbourne draftee Aaron Nitschke playing for the SA Under 18s.

Brenton “Sticks’ Phillips, 1993 Magarey Medalist, North Adelaide Team of the Century selection, AFL footballer with Essendon and the Brisbane Lions, and currently the SANFL Talent Manager has written a foreword.

The book is only available via:  

www.barracker.com.au

The donation from the sales of this book will be made to the Greyhound Adoption Program.

**Cricket will resume in the region from this Saturday, January 12.