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The Greymouth Year
7 and 8 basketball draw
4pm: Runanga B v
Cobden (R Barrow, J
Stenhouse). 4 .45pm: Grey
Main v Paroa Tsunami (L
Pascoe, I Stratford).
5.30pm: Karoro Mixed
v Awahono (G Neame, A
6.15pm: Paroa Y8
boys v Paroa Y8 girls (H
Wilson, Z Markland).
7pm: Paroa Storm
v Karoro girls (A
Newcombe, J Levien).
7.45pm: Karoro Boys
v St Pats (K Wilkins, D
The West Coast
will host the finals for all
grades on September 12.
The draw is. —
ASB Civic Centre.
Duty official: S Rae.
6.15pm: JP Saints v
Lake Brunner Lakers
(JThomas, V Logie).
7.30pm: GH Kahurangi
v F lamingos (R Barrow,
S Gibbens). Star-Pacers
gym. Duty official: T
Whitmore. 6.15pm: JP
Bishops v GH Bucks
( J Lunn, T Brownlee).
7.30pm: GH Juniors
v GH Thunder (B
Whitmore, D Fisher).
ASB Civic Centre.
Duty official: L Stone.
6.15pm: JP Cardinals v
GH Magic (E Phillips,
T Fahey). 7.30pm: JP
Marists v WC under-13
(R Barrow, I Stratford).
gym. D uty official: B
Stenhouse, C Beirne.
5.45pm: JP Halos v GH
Tawa (Flamingos, L
Williamson). 7pm: GH
Rata v GH Kowhai (M
Wilkins, E Ramsden).
8.15pm: JP Angels v GH
Pounamu (T Hammond,
Greymouth High gym.
Duty official: Grey High.
6.15pm: Grey High v
Tropics (T Brownlee,
M Brownlee). 7.30pm:
Jesters v Geodudes (P
Caddle, W Russell).
West Coast Hockey has
announced its A and B
women’s squads to play
Buller, in Westport on
Sunday, July 26.
Players selected are. —
Tiffany Wilkins, Jo
Lee, Leisa Williams,
Alex McCann, Amy
Devlin, Andrea Forrest,
Jasmine Evans, Renae
Curry, Kimberley Van
Morgan, Sarah Crawford,
Chelsea Kersten, Rachel
Crawford, Tessa Beirne,
Kate Wilkins, Bhavika
Ganda, Taylor Gibson,
Helen Otley, Nina
van Rijinsoever, Janae
Haines, Jess Marley,
Renee O’Brien, Nicole
Marley and Nicole Reriti.
Squad training will
be held on Sunday at
Carson on 021 2565 722
or Lulu McGee on 021
1330 018 if unable to
ventured out to Omoto
last week for the only
held on the Omoto
Nic McBride took top
honours in the men’s
race, and Tracey Feary
won the women’s.
The most dramatic and
best finish was in the
men’s race, with Blair
Shrimpton and Tony
Gibson fighting for third
Gibson had a slender
lead of about 4-5m, and
Shrimpton was catching
up with every stride.
It looked all over
for the veteran
Gibson, however with
onlookers he picked up
the pace and won by six
Sunday ’s run will be at
Kumara, with the course
taking competitors up
past the cemetery, to
the top of the hill on
the road that goes down
to Arahura, then back
towards Kumara. Racing
will start about 10am
from the Theatre Royal
There were some tight matches in the
Greymouth squash contest this week.
Blackball Salami beat Electronet 3-2 .
Blackball Salami ended the night with
a surprising 3-2 win over the highly
charged Electronet team.
Maria Roberts showed that it was only
the temperature that was cold when she
pushed the higher ranked Nigel Shirley
to a close four-setter. Her speed around
the court all but overcame Shirley ’s court
craft in a hot paced match. Sam Coll’s
impressive rise up the ranks continued
when she downed the experienced
Michelle Twist, while brother Ben
struggled to follow her lead, beaten by
old campaigner Clark Ellery.
C Ellery beat B Coll 3-0; P Russ lost
to T Hughes 3-0; G Williams beat Z
Colligan 3-1; S Coll beat M Twist 3-0;
M Roberts lost to N Shirley 1-3.
AMP beat Sotherans 3-2 .
Nathan Coll suffered his first loss of
the season with substitute New Zealand
No 3 and No 55 in the world rankings,
Paul Coll, beating him in three games.
Paul Coll treated the large gallery to an
impressive display of controlled squash,
with his court sense and exemplary
positioning a lesson to all. Anne
Campbell returned to form with a 3-0
win over an energetic Ryan Mead, while
Brendan Giles’ recent training regime
paid dividends when he beat the ever-
improving Patrick Bell 3-0 .
N Coll lost to P Coll 0-3; K Barrow
beat J Pritchard 3-1; A Campbell beat R
Mead 3-0; T Campbell lost to M Anisy
2-3; B Giles beat P Bell 3-0.
Showcase Jewellers beat Fulton Hogan
Peter Bayliss had a hard fought game
against Christine D unn to take it out in
the fifth game. Dave Smith and James
Bell had powerful wins over Brogan Watt
and Cam Williams, closing the games in
three straight sets. Phil Donaldson took
charge to seal the night with a close win
over Jimmy Campbell, while a jet-lagged
Kevin McGirr fell victim to John Thomas
in four sets.
P Donaldson beat J Campbell 3-1; D
Smith beat B Watt 3-0; K McGirr lost
to J Thomas 3-1; P Bayliss beat C Dunn
3-2, J Bell beat C Williams 3-0.
Hokitika beat G and L Distributors
Richard Lee beat Tony Ridge in four
good games and Rhys Martin played well
to beat Ant Haslam also in four games.
Sue Campbell had good straight set
wins over Jo Godfrey, and Liam Hopper
defeated Mike Winter in five close
R Martin beat A Haslam 3-1; R Lee
beat T Ridge 3-1; M Winter lost to L
Hopper 2-3; J Godfrey lost to S Campbell
0-3; J Flavell beat D Thomas 3-0 .
Horowhenua Kapiti gave it a
right old crack.
That much was expected. What
was not expected was that they
were just four points adrift with 15
minutes to play against Hawke’s
Bay on McL ean Park last night
in their 10th Ranfurly Shield
challenge, losing 50-16.
Take a bow, captain Antony Fox
and his band of merry men from
the small province near the foot
of the North Island. Dane Coles
was among thousands barracking
for them. It was the country’s 18th
ranked union against the ninth,
but in truth it was amateur versus
The first spell was not just about
fire and brimstone on the tackle
and little else from the challengers.
Yes, Horowhenua Kapiti ripped
into the breakdown, disrupting
much of the Magpies’ ball, but they
also made good play with their
continuity and some penetration
from NZ Heartland XV fullback
Michael Tambour and centre Perry
Hayman. The latter was also handy
off the tee, slotting three penalties
and a conversion, and hard to stop
on the first tackle.
Hawke’s Bay, with a raft of
first-choice players unavailable,
took a long time to warm to their
work. No 8 Joseph Penetito again
carried strongly, scoring two tries,
while fellow loose forward Tony
Lamborn finished a sterling break
by wing Mason Emerson.
The score was 12-9 until
Penetito’s second on the stroke of
half-time. The expected second
half points avalanche never really
materialised until late in the game.
Hawke’s Bay ’s next defence is
against Mid Canterbury next
Thursday in Napier.
Hawke’s Bay 50 ( Joseph
Penetito 2, Tony Lamborn,
Shannan Chase, Tom Stanley,
Mark Braidwood tries; Tyrone
Elkington-MacDonald 4 con, 4
pen); Horowhenua Kapiti 16 (Sam
Gardner try; Perry Hayman con, 3
pen) HT: 17-9 — NZ Herald
England were left to reflect
on a tough day in the field after
Australia piled up 337 for one at
the start of the second Ashes test
at Lord’s today.
The touring side’s captain
Michael Clarke won the toss and
Chris Rogers and Steve Smith
shared an unbroken partnership
of 259 to put their side in a strong
position to level the series.
“ We’ve just got to keep going
and if we can get a couple of
wickets in the morning you never
know,” England fast bowler James
Anderson told reporters after
toiling through the day without
taking a wicket.
“ We’ve got to bat on this pitch
yet, so hopefully we can make hay
England did not bowl badly but
failed to hit the disciplined lines
that set up their surprise 169-run
win in the first test in Cardiff last
“ We didn’t bowl as well so there’s
a little bit of frustration,” Anderson
“There were too many bad balls
and on a good pitch like that, your
good balls are going to get hit for
four as well.
“ When you add them both
together, you end up with the score
we’ve got now.”
Anderson admitted that Rogers
and Smith had played well.
“Hats off to the two guys who
made hundreds. I thought they
played brilliantly — they stayed
patient, attacked us when they
could and made it really difficult
to bowl at them for long periods
England missed two chances,
Rogers scything the third ball of
the day just over the slip cordon
and Smith being dropped by Ian
Bell off a difficult chance when he
was on 50.
“ We had a couple of half-
Anderson, England ’s
leading test wicket-taker, said.
“ Even in the first over of the game
— I know it’s gone quickly, but you
take those half-chances and the
day could be very different.”
Tight encounters in Greymouth squash
West Coast women’s
McBride, Feary win
It is official —
comeback king Grant
Hackett has committed
to a Rio Olympic tilt.
The 35-year-old hopes
to provide a sign of
things to come with a
relay medal at his first
The dual Olympic
champion had been
reluctant to discuss his
future despite qualifying
for this month’s world
titles in Russia after six
years out of the pool.
Hackett finally revealed
he would contest the
Rio trials next year after
his veteran frame could
handle the training strain.
He confirmed his
commitment to the sport
by re-signing with the
sponsor that first snapped
him up as a 16-year-old
in 1999, Speedo, to cap a
remarkable turnaround in
and out of the pool.
commitment to the
sport,” Hackett said of
the new deal today.
“ For me, it goes beyond
the world championships
now. I will certainly
be looking for ward to
the Olympic trials next
year. It is something
that I’ve been hesitating
committing to because I
really wasn’t sure how my
body was going to hold
up all through this or
whether I could actually
get the times or even had
a realistic time frame to
“ I have been able to tick
a few boxes there — now
I want to see where I can
PICTURE: Getty Images
Hawke’s Bay ’s Joseph Penitito dives past Horowhenua Kapiti’s Michael Tambour to score a tr y in last
night ’s Ranfurly Shield in Napier.
Plateau De Beille, France
Chris Froome controlled a series of
tentative attacks from his rivals as Joaquim
Rodriguez won his second stage of this
year’s Tour de France.
Rodriguez, 36, was part of an original
22-man breakaway that gradually split
up over today ’s 12th stage, a 195km
trek from Lannemezan to Plateau de
Beille in changing weather that ranged
from 38degC heat to 12C with thunder,
lightning and hail.
The Spaniard had already won the third
stage finish on the Mur de Huy and also
had a stage victory back in 2010, but he
“It will be more difficult than today to
get in the right breakaway on the stage to
Mende (on Saturday) for example, but I’ll
try throughout the third week in the Alps
to get a third victory,” the Katusha team
Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang was second
at 1minute 12seconds with Frenchman
Romain Bardet third at 1:49.
Richie Porte was Australia’s highest
finisher in the stage, coming in 29th at
12:38, while Michael Rogers remains the
highest placed Australian in the overall
standings, in 25th position.
Froome came home in 10th at 6:47
amongst his principle rivals, including
Nairo Quintana, two-time former winner
Alberto Contador and reigning champion
“It really was a team effort today, it was
about strength in numbers,” Froome said.
“Throughout the day the team’s been
riding from the very beginning and to
have someone like Geraint Thomas bring
me all the way to the line was a dream
Having suffered terribly over the
previous two days in the Pyrenees, Italian
Nibali had been a shadow of the figure
that stormed to victory a year ago, but
he was back to his normal self in coming
16th in the same time as Froome.
He was also one of several Froome
rivals to attack the 30-year-old Briton
as Contador, Quintana and Alejandro
Valverde all tried to make the Sky train
Froome was expertly marshalled by first
Porte and then Thomas in chasing down
those digs, although when Quintana
tried, it was Froome himself who took
no risks and set off after the diminutive
Like an unwanted ghost, Lance
Armstrong has returned to the
fringes of the Tour de France on
a money-raising ride ahead of the
showcase race he once ruled.
The American, stripped of his
seven tour victories for doping, set
off last night with former footballer
Geoff Thomas, who is raising funds
to fight blood cancer. They are
riding the tour route one day ahead
of the race.
Armstrong is riding two stages,
starting with the trek from
Venerque to Rodez.
Riding with amateurs and without
hordes of fans cheering him on is a
major comedown from Armstrong’s
heydays from 1999-2005, when
winning the trour turned the cancer
sur vivor into a superstar.
Although Armstrong’s return
to French roads — shown live on
national tv — is stealing some of
the spotlight from the tour, race
riders were largely indifferent. Race
leader Chris Froome called it “a
non-event for us. ”
Armstrong said he understands
there are “hard feelings” toward him
in the cycling world that will go on
for a long while.
Some competitors in the race this
year have reacted to Armstrong’s
presence with indifference.
In a crush of dozens of reporters,
Armstrong was asked whether he
believed the race was now clean.
“How can I answer that question?”
he replied. “ I am not a specialist.”
Christian Prudhomme brushed off
Armstrong’s return to French roads,
saying the jaunt was “not the same
region” where the pack was riding
in stage 12.
Prudhomme preferred to keep
his mind on the race, and a
visit by French Prime Minister
Manuel Valls to the course — not
“It ’s not the tour, we’re not in the
same place, I’m here with the prime
minister,” he said.
Brian Cookson, the head of
cycling governing body UCI, earlier
this year called Armstrong’s planned
ride “ill-advised” and “disrespectful
to the Tour de France.”
New Zealand’s two representatives
sit off the pace after the opening
round of the Open Championship
at the St Andrew Old Course
American Dustin Johnson leads
at seven-under, one shot ahead
of a six-man pack that includes
Australia Jason Day and 1999
winner Paul Lawrie.
New Zealander Ryan Fox shot an
even-par 72 in a round that included
five birdies and five bogeys. He
was three-under through 13 holes
before recording three bogeys on
the final five holes. He’s currently
tied for 77th.
“ Definitely a bit ner vous early on
and actually hit a couple of great
shots down the first and made
birdie. Just really enjoyed it out
there,” Fox said.
“That finish is brutally tough and
did well on a couple of holes just
to make bogey, really, and really
happy with a 72 in the end. It
was fantastic. It’s The Open at St.
Andrews. It doesn’t get any better
for a golfer.
Compatriot Danny Lee is a
further shot back at one-over tied
Like Fox the Greenbrier Classic
winner had an up and down round
with three birdies and four bogeys,
dropping shots on two of the last
— New Zealand Herald
Des Hasler reckons the State
of Origin series was the making
of David Klemmer as a bona fide
While NSW suffered
epic meltdown in the Origin
decider to hand the shield back
to Queensland, giant forward
Klemmer left a lasting impression
on the maroons in his first
Ahead of tonight ’s clash against
Parramatta, Canterbury coach
Hasler said his 21-year-old
enforcer came of age over his three
games in the sky blue.
“It’s been a great experience for
Dave,” he said.
“David doesn’t over complicate
things. That ’s the most refreshing
thing about Dave. He just gets on,
gets the job done.
“I thought he had a great series.
He’s really established himself as a
The 21-year-old returned to his
role off the bench in the Bulldogs’
loss to Brisbane last week after
the return of skipper James
Graham. But Klemmer rates very
highly with Hasler, who said the
Kangaroos representative still had
plenty of improvement left.
“He knows there’s still parts of his
game he needs to address,” Hasler
said. “And that ’s the exciting thing
about watching young players such
as David come through the ranks.”
Klemmer, is an Eels product,
having played his junior football
with the All Saints Toongabbie
Tigers in the Parramatta local
The Bulldogs quickly snapped
up the fiery front-rower at age 15,
adding to the lengthy list of Eels
juniors now plying their trade for
Blues No 7 Trent Hodkinson has
been re-united with former NSW
five-eighth Josh Reynolds in the
halves, pushing rising star Moses
Mbye to the bench.
“ Moses, it’s been a big couple of
weeks for him,” Hasler explained.
“And it’s really important that
as a young player... he has that
versatility role about him, (so he’s)
one that we don’t really want to
Hasler also moved to praise this
week’s opposition for keeping
themselves in finals contention
despite a season riddled with off-
field controversies, including the
Kieran Foran contract saga and the
salary cap breaches that resulted
in the third-heaviest fine in NRL
“They ’ve been going very well.
They ’ve just been going along
quietly,” he said of the Eels.
challenges, not so much on the
field, but off the field. The playing
group have stuck really close,
which is good to see, and Brad’s
got them playing well and with a
bit of belief.”
Cronk is warning that the Storm
need to focus on winning rather than
getting caught up in the emotion of
Cameron Smith’s 300th NRL game.
Ahead of the milestone game at
AAMI Park against the Panthers
tonight, Cronk felt that was the
best way to honour their captain’s
Smith will become the first Storm
player to reach the mark, and the
24th NRL player.
After losing their last four games
to put their place in the last eight in
jeopardy, Cronk says winning is vital.
“ With big games people can get
caught up in the emotion ... but
at the end of the day you win the
football game by doing your role, “
“The best way to celebrate is to go
out and do your job. I’ll be lacing
those boots up as tight as I normally
do and going out and doing my job
for Cameron tonight.
“There’s certain aspects of our
game that we haven’t been great at
and we need to find that and turn it
around right now.”
Cronk has played alongside Smith
longer than any other player who
will run out with him tonight.
Their history goes back to teenage
days when Cronk used to hitch
a lift to training at Melbourne’s
Queensland Cup affiliate Brisbane
Norths because he was too young to
“Not much has changed; he still
lives around the corner from me
now so I’m sure he’d still pick me up
if I asked for a lift,” Cronk said.
The pair have played in five
grand finals, won Origin titles for
Queensland and a World Cup with
“ We’ve obviously played a lot
of good football together, had a
lot of good times and some good
memories,” Cronk said.
“Three hundred games is a magical
achievement, you can count the
games but it is the way he’s gone
about it. His consistency and the
level. He’s a special footballer and it
is going to be a special night for all
the boys involved.”
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary said his
team would do their best to keep
their heads down and avoid the
“There’s not many guys that play
300 games and not many have
played them better than he has,”
“But for us, it really doesn’t come
into what we do. After coming up
against one of the better sides in the
Roosters last week and not being
quite up to it on the night, we’re
looking to definitely bounce back
and it ’s a good occasion to do that.”
Horowhenua Kapiti pushes Shield
holders right to the end
Armstrong makes controversial
Tour de France return
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome in control as Rodriguez wins stage
pile on the runs
Fox, Lee off pace at St Andrews
Klemmer rises after
Storm to celebrate Smith with win: Cronk
Hackett confirms Rio tilt
PICTURE: Getty Images
Cyclist Lance Armstrong shakes hands with supporters during a
break as he takes part in Geoff Thomas’s ‘One Day Ahead’ charity event
during a stage of the Tour de France race from Muret to Rodez.
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