Son of a gun makes first class debut

Celebration: Katelyn Rosenzweig celebrates. Photo: Peter Argent.
Celebration: Katelyn Rosenzweig celebrates. Photo: Peter Argent.

Snowtown-born, Luke Robins made his first-class cricket debut in South Australia’s round eight Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the WACA ground in Perth, which started on Sunday.

He is the eldest son of former Eudunda-Robertstown and Bute sportsman John "JR" Robins, who was a BL&G footballer and coach and a central umpire in both the Barossa and Darwin competitions.

Luke, who played his first cricket as a young lad for the ERCC, batted of number 11 and remained nine not out in the team's modest first innings total of 159.

He collected his first wicket from the final ball of his third over having former test all-rounder Mitchell Marsh caught at second slip after a false shot by Tom Cooper.

He finished with 1/32 from 12 overs as the Warriors were bowled out for 157 in a low scoring game.  

Robins played a 50-over one-day domestic game for the Redbacks against Victoria at the Junction Oval at the start of the summer, alongside Australian short form cricketer, Eudunda born Kane Richardson.

Robins, a true all-rounder despite his batting position in the first class fixture, is also the captain of the East Torrens District Cricket Club.

MORE LOCALS

Riley Knight wasn’t the only player with a local connection in the JLT football series clash at Port Pirie on Saturday.

Two others were 2018 West Coast Eagles premiership ruckman Scott Lycett, who was playing his first game in Power colours, and Crows defender Jake Kelly.

Scott is the son of former Burra-Booborowie-Hallett Rams inaugural captain Ron Lycett.

He played colts at the Rams and played his first senior football at Ceduna in his mid-teens, before going to school at Henley High.  

Goal: Katelyn Rosenzweig celebrates. Photo: Peter Argent.

Goal: Katelyn Rosenzweig celebrates. Photo: Peter Argent.

Jake is the grandson of Riverton dual Mail medalist from the 1960s, Kym Kelly.

Kym, who is the father of Collingwood premiership defender and now player manager Craig, played at Riverton from 1963 to 1971 and won the club’s best and fairest award on six occasions.

He also led the Mid North combined side in the 1966,67 and 69 annual inter-league carnivals during June and he was the Mail medalist in 1964 and ’65.

Lycett had an interesting contest with Adelaide's Sam Jacobs, edging ahead of him by the end of the day.

He had 24 hit outs and five tackles to go with five disposals in general play and two marks in the contest.

Jake Kelly was impressive across half back for the Crows and unlucky not to get a mention in the best player lists.

He collected 22 touches including 18 kicks and took eight marks.

DOGGIES' BREAKTHROUGH

Former Riverton Area School student Katelyn Rosenzweig played a key role in the Bulldogs first ever win in the SANFLW competition at Coopers Stadium, Norwood, against the Eagles.

The game was played in oppressive conditions on Friday evening.

Rosenzweig, who loves a celebration, kicked three of the teams 10 goals has the Bulldogs won by 28 points against Woodville West Torrens.

Glenelg, along with Norwood, is the only undefeated team after the opening three rounds of the season.

In their clash with North Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium, the Bays vice captain Ellie Kellock was again in the best players with 11 disposals and three tackles in a 15-point win.

North Adelaide co-captain Leah Tynan had 10 disposals and an equal match high seven tackles while another Riverton student, Paige Allan, kicked a goal amongst her six disposals for the Roosters.

The other unbeaten team, Norwood, defeated Sturt by 14 points in round three.

Bounce: Scott Lycett vs Sam Jacobs in the first bounce at Memorial Oval - Port Pirie. Photo: Peter Argent.

Bounce: Scott Lycett vs Sam Jacobs in the first bounce at Memorial Oval - Port Pirie. Photo: Peter Argent.

Matilda Zander had a couple shots on goal among her five disposals but both went to the wrong side of the goal post.

Former Mintaro-Manoora netball premiership defender, the evergreen 46-year-old Jo Hill kicked one goal (and one behind) in this game for the 'Legs.

First: Scott Lycett played his first game in Power colours. Photo: Peter Argent.

First: Scott Lycett played his first game in Power colours. Photo: Peter Argent.