Court up­grade is an ace re­sult for club

Campaspe News - - SPORT - By JESS GLEDHILL

IT HAS been a long time com­ing, but re­de­vel­op­ments at El­more Ten­nis Club have fi­nally been com­pleted ahead of the 2017-18 sea­son.

The courts have re­ceived a mas­sive up­grade with the two ex­ist­ing hard courts be­ing re­placed with a plex­i­pave sur­face com­pli­ant with Ten­nis Aus­tralia guide­lines.

Play­ers will be able to make full use of the courts for the start of the Tues­day ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion to­day.

The up­grades were ex­pected to have been com­pleted by Novem­ber 2016 af­ter ma­jor works started in May that year un­der the ap­point­ment of a new com­mit­tee.

How­ever sig­nif­i­cant rain­fall caused flood­ing to the courts and drainage is­sues which saw the project com­ple­tion date ex­tended to Au­gust 2017.

The courts were fi­nally opened on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 at a court re­de­vel­op­ment project and spon­sor day held by pres­i­dent Stu­art Niven and sec­re­tary Leanne Trewick.

At the com­ple­tion of pre­sen­ta­tions, El­more Char­ity Ball sec­re­tary Amanda Car­ring­ton, City of Greater Bendigo (COGB) coun­cil­lor Julie Hoskin and El­more and District Ma­chin­ery Field Days rep­re­sen­ta­tive Max Wil­liams cut the rib­bon.

STANHOPE S Hall lbw b N Dolan.......................................4 M Evans run out..............................................12 A Heaton lbw b N Dolan................................10 M Singh c, b S Mad­dox....................................9 B Cowie c, b J Pre­ston ...................................18 T Wil­helms c C Hinks b S Mad­dox ................3 M Coad c, b S Mad­dox ..................................37 C Smith c, b P Wil­son....................................20 C Em­mett b S Mad­dox ...................................11 B Con­dell not out ..............................................4 N Gill lbw b S Mad­dox ....................................0 Ex­tras (nb 3, w 18, b 0, lb 0).........................21 TO­TAL..........................................................149 Overs .............................................................42.4 Fall: 9 (S Hall) 33 (M Evans) 36 (A Heaton) 59 (M Singh) 71 (T Wil­helms) 84 (B Cowie) 121 (C Smith) 144 (C Em­mett) 149 (N Gill) 149 (M Coad). Bowl­ing: M Hinks 9.0-2-0-27, N Dolan 8.0-0-2-32, S Mad­dox 7.4-0-5-24, K Ho­gan 4.0-0-0-15, C Hinks 4.0-1-0-8, J Pre­ston 7.0-1-1-29, P Wil­son 3.0-0-1-14.

ECHUCA B Pren­der­gast C Em­mett b C Smith ..............46 A Jones lbw b T Wil­helms.............................27 M Hinks not out ..............................................41 P Har­ri­son lbw b A Heaton ..............................0 N Dolan not out.................................................0 Ex­tras (nb 1, w 15, b 9, lb 2).........................27 TO­TAL...................................................... 3/151 Overs .............................................................32.5 Fall: 49 (A Jones) 117 (B Pren­der­gast) 118 (P Har­ri­son). Bowl­ing: C Smith 9.0-1-1-51, N Gill 6.0-0-0-21, T Wil­helms 6.0-0-1-19, S Hall 6.0-0-0-24, C Em­mett 1.0-0-0-8, A Heaton 4.5-0-1-17. KYABRAM FIRE BRI­GADE d ECHUCA

STH Toss won by Echuca South, to bat KYABRAM FIRE BRI­GADE No de­tails avail­able. Ex­tras (nb 1, w 16, b 0, lb 1).........................18 TO­TAL................................................ 4/216(cc) Overs .............................................................42.4 Bowl­ing: J Toll 9.0-0-0-56, J Dug­gan 7.0-1-0-37, D Loli­cato 4.0-2-0-9, S Haf­fenden 5.0-2-2-9, J Hamil­ton 2.0-0-0-22, L Thomp­son 8.0-0-2-28, C Laird 1.0-0-0-10, D Haimes 9.0-0-0-42.

ECHUCA SOUTH D Haimes b S O’Brien......................................2 J Toll c T Watts b S O’Brien...........................0 D Loli­cato lbw b B Un­win...............................4 L Thomp­son lbw b S O’Brien........................29 B Jones c J Don­nell b S Ker­shaw..................67 C Laird c A An­dronaco b S O’Brien...............0 C Wil­liams c & b J Rosin ................................0 H Nel­son b S O’Brien.......................................0 J Hamil­ton c H Charl­ton b S Ker­shaw ............7 J Dug­gan not out ...............................................0 S Haf­fenden c J Don­nell b N Tor­ney ..............7 Ex­tras (nb 2, w 9, b 0, lb 4)...........................15 TO­TAL..........................................................132 Overs ........................................................... 45.0 Fall: 2 (D Haimes) 7 (D Loli­cato) 7 (J Toll) 99 (L Thomp­son) 107 (C Laird) 108 (C Wil­liams)

Around 30 peo­ple at­tended the open­ing which was well rep­re­sented by COGB, Ten­nis Vic­to­ria par­tic­i­pa­tion leader Sue Dun­das, El­more and District Ma­chin­ery Field Days, El­more Char­ity Ball, El­more Recre­ation Re­serve, El­more/Lock­ing­ton/Rochester Com­mu­nity Bank, se­nior cit­i­zens and club mem­bers.

It took a lot of per­se­ver­ance and ded­i­ca­tion from com­mit­tee mem­bers to see the project into com­ple­tion with sev­eral ma­jor is­sues en­coun­tered along the way.

Niven ac­knowl­edged all the spon­sors for their con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the project which would not have started with­out the work of com­mit­tee mem­bers Troy Holm­berg and Diane Chan­dler.

The pair be­gan dis­cus­sions about up­grad­ing the courts back in Fe­bru­ary 2013 with the plan to meet with COGB coun­cil mem­bers.

Chan­dler was the sec­re­tary at the time and played a piv­otal role, com­mit­ting many hours be­hind the scenes work­ing to se­cure valu­able fund­ing and spon­sor­ship for the re­de­vel­op­ment project.

In July 2015, the COGB gave ap­proval for stage one of the project which has seen the re­place­ment of two courts.

GOUL­BURN MUR­RAY CRICKET

109 (H Nel­son) 125 (B Jones) 125 (J Hamil­ton) 132 (S Haf­fenden).

MOAMA d TON­GALA Toss won by Ton­gala, to bowl

MOAMA B McGre­gor c B Camp­bell b M Ohlsen........13 A McMa­hon lbw b J Souter ...........................15 L Mc­Cann not out .........................................132 K Teas­dale run out ..........................................55 A Mc­Cann c J Souter b M Ohlsen...................7 J McGre­gor not out .........................................15 Ex­tras (nb 2, w 10, b 0, lb 2).........................14 TO­TAL................................................ 4/249(cc) Overs .............................................................45.0 Fall: 18 (B McGre­gor) 52 (A McMa­hon) 166 (K Teas­dale) 184 (A Mc­Cann). Bowl­ing: M Ohlsen 9.0-1-2-46, R Cow­ley 9.0-0-0-41, J Souter 9.0-1-1-45, E Gil­lie 9.0-1-0-64, J Copeland 6.0-0-0-30, R Behrens 3.0-0-0-19.

TON­GALA J Tucker c J Dixon b D El­liott.........................0 R Behrens c A Mc­Cann b A McMa­hon ..........0 A Nunn c L Mc­Cann b D El­liott .....................0 B Camp­bell c J Dixon b A McMa­hon.............8 J Souter lbw b D El­liott....................................6 E Gil­lie b A McMa­hon.....................................1 M Ohlsen lbw b A McMa­hon ..........................1 J Copeland b A McMa­hon................................0 R Kay not out ..................................................10 T Dens­ley b A McMa­hon.................................0 R Cow­ley b B Dock­ing.....................................4 Ex­tras (nb 0, w 5, b 0, lb 4).............................9 TO­TAL............................................................39 Overs ........................................................... 21.0 Fall: 1 (J Tucker) 5 (R Behrens) 6 (A Nunn) 17 (B Camp­bell) 21 (J Souter) 22 (M Ohlsen) 22 (J Copeland) 23 (E Gil­lie) 27 (T Dens­ley) 39 (R Cow­ley). Bowl­ing: D El­liott 6.0-2-3-9, A McMa­hon 9.0-6-6-10, J McGre­gor 4.0-1-0-6, A Mc­Cann 1.0-0-0-5, B Dock­ing 1.0-0-1-5,

BLU lt ROCHESTER UTD Toss won by Ba­mawm-Lock­ing­ton Utd, to bowl

ROCHESTER UNITED C Win­dridge b G Pearse .................................10 J Gar­rett c P Col­bert b J Turner.....................53 T Bubb c S Bish b J Turner ...........................26 S Ras­mussen c J Cairns b J Turner................10 T Ras­mussen run out.......................................12 L Rin­gin c P Col­bert b J Turner ......................6 J Perry c W McArthur b J Felm­ing­ham ........11 A Mar­tin c S Bish b G Pearse..........................0 B Evans c S Bish b J Felm­ing­ham ..................2 M Wade not out ................................................0 M McFar­lane not out ........................................3 Ex­tras (nb 0, w 2, b 0, lb 4).............................6 TO­TAL .................................................... 9/139 Overs ........................................................... 45.0 Fall: 37 (C Win­dridge) 80 (J Gar­rett) 91 (S Ras­mussen) 105 (T Bubb) 120 (L Rin­gin) 133 (T Ras­mussen) 133 (J Perry) 135 (A Mar­tin) 135 (B Evans). Bowl­ing: S Bish 8.0-2-0-25, J Felm­ing­ham 8.0-0-2-30, G Pearse 8.0-2-2-24, C Sharp 9.0-2-0-19, J Turner 9.0-1-4-28, J Cairns 3.0-0-0-9.

BA­MAWM-LOCK­ING­TON UTD J Cairns c A Mar­tin b M Wade......................26 D Thomp­son c S Ras­mussen b L Rin­gin.........4 W McArthur c, b M Wade ...............................1 J McPhee c S Ras­mussen b M Wade ............11 G Pearse c, b B Evans ....................................17 C Sharp b L Rin­gin.........................................11 P Col­bert run out...............................................5 S Bish c S Ras­mussen b B Evans ...................0 J Turner lbw b M McFar­lane .........................12 J Felm­ing­ham c, b M McFar­lane .....................4 Z Felm­ing­ham not out .....................................0 Ex­tras (nb 0, w 2, b 0, lb 2).............................4 TO­TAL............................................................95 Overs ........................................................... 32.1 Fall: 21 (D Thomp­son) 22 (W McArthur) 40 (J McPhee) 47 (J Cairns) 63 (C Sharp) 70 (P Col­bert) 74 (S Bish) 81 (G Pearse) 90 (J Felm­ing­ham) 92 (J Turner). Bowl­ing: L Rin­gin 9.0-1-2-27, M Wade 6.0-1-3-29, A Mar­tin 5.0-1-0-12, M McFar­lane 7.1-0-2-13, B Evans 5.0-1-2-11. COOMA lt ROCHESTER TIGERS Toss won by Rochester Tigers, to bat

ROCHESTER TIGERS B Byrne lbw b M Bar­rett..................................8 J Wright lbw b M Bar­rett ...............................79 R For­rest c L Bar­rett b M Hill.......................30 A Ward c W Jack­son b L Bar­rett ..................30 K Gillin lbw b M Hill.......................................0 A McPhee b B Power .......................................2 S Cleary b B Power ..........................................1 F Cleary lbw b B Power...................................0 M Craw­ford not out ..........................................4 I Collins b B Power ..........................................0 Ex­tras (nb 1, w 10, b 0, lb 2).........................13 TO­TAL..........................................................188 Overs .............................................................41.5 Bowl­ing: L Bar­rett 8.0-1-1-27, B Power 7.5-3-4-13, M Bar­rett 9.0-0-2-48, M Hill 7.0-1-2-28, W Jack­son 6.0-2-0-23, A Ap­ple­ton 4.0-0-1-47.

COOMA S Bar­rett lbw b J Wright.................................23 J Kelly lbw b K Gillin ....................................13 M Hill c A McPhee b A Ward.........................0 S Lan­g­ley run out..............................................0 B Power c S Cleary b A Ward.........................0 B Stone lbw b K Gillin.....................................0 W Jack­son b K Gillin .......................................0 A Ap­ple­ton b A Ward.......................................0 L Bar­rett not out..............................................17 M Downes run out ..........................................29 M Bar­rett lbw b K Gillin..................................0 Ex­tras (nb 1, w 6, b 1, lb 2)...........................10 TO­TAL............................................................92 Overs ........................................................... 30.3 Fall: 38 (S Bar­rett) 41 (J Kelly) 41 (M Hill) 41 (B Power) 41 (S Lan­g­ley) 41 (B Stone) 42 (W Jack­son) 42 (A Ap­ple­ton) 92 (M Downes) 92 (M Bar­rett). Bowl­ing: J Wright 9.0-2-1-20, B 3.0-0-0-19, A Ward 8.0-2-3-9, K 6.3-1-4-15, F. Cleary 4.0-0-0-26, Round two, Oc­to­ber 14: Echuca v Cooma, Kyabram Fire Bri­gade v Rochester, Moama v Ba­mawm-Lock­ing­ton United, Rochester United v Ton­gala, Stanhope v Echuca South.

B-GRADE Echuca South 155 (J Platt 71 T Bon­nett 28 B White 5-16 J Chap­man 2-10) lt Kyabram Fire Bri­gade 6-157 (A DePasquale 67 J Gas­coyne 30 D Mar­tin 2-8 J Lar­combe 2-17). Echuca 6-124 cc (R Napier 2-16 J Wick­ham 2-21) lt Cooma 7-127 (S Spicer 42 N Hub­ble 25). Gir­garre 10-153 cc (G Han­mer 37 M Coyne 30 J Shaw 3-31 H Withers 2-21) d Rochester Tigers 113 (K James 37 S Withers 27 J Sher­ritt 2-6 A Hughes 2-19 M MacKen­zie-Ross 2-25). Ton­gala 55 (A McKind­lay 5-25 D McKind­lay 3-23) lt North­ern United 115 (N Corn­well 4-13 C Wat­son 2-11 J Hicks 2-25). Rochester United 90 (S Oak­ley 28 G Mitchell 2-11 E Burns 2-12 S Porter 2-14) lt Moama 7-91 (R Siede 27 D Tay­lor 3-27 S Oak­ley 2-18). Byrne Gillin

El­more Char­ity Ball sec­re­tary Amanda Car­ring­ton (left), City of Greater Bendigo coun­cil­lor Julie Hoskin and El­more and District Ma­chin­ery Field Days rep­re­sen­ta­tive Max Wil­liams cut the rib­bon at the El­more Ten­nis Club court re­de­vel­op­ment project and spon­sors day.

Photo: Bruce Povey.

Jor­dan Gar­rett sweeps on his way to a top score of 53 in Rochester United’s in­nings against BLU.

El­more Char­ity Ball were ma­jor spon­sors of the ten­nis court re­de­vel­op­ment project.

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