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PICTURE: Bill Phillips
Greymouth, Westland win
school touch competitions
Greymouth High School’s Griffin Neame, left, and Chester Mama in action at the West Coast
secondary schools’ touch competition held at Hari Hari this week. The Greymouth boys’ team took out
the title without having a try scored against it. Other teams competing were John Paul II High School,
South Westland Area School, Reefton Area School and Westland High School. The Westland senior
girls’ team won their section for the fourth year in a row.
A record number of cars have entered
the 44th Westland Rally tomorrow,
marking the 50th anniversary of the
Westland Car Club.
President Graham Ferguson said 62
cars had been entered from all over the
South Island, making it the biggest field
for 15 years.
They will roar off from Repco, in
Tainui Street, Greymouth, at 8am.
Ferguson said he believed the
increasing popularity of motorsport
locally was due to the rise of New
Zealand world rally car driver Hayden
Five Greymouth drivers are entered,
including Ferguson, Jussara Kokshoorn,
Matt Breen, Eddie Gray and Josh
Schafer, who will be competing in his
The Westland Car Club gave Schafer
a wild card and is sponsoring him.
Ferguson said he expected Darren
Galbraith, in car No 1, would be
the one to beat. He is defending his
title and is going for a record three
consecutive Westland Rally wins.
New Zealand rally car driver Josh
Marsden will be behind the wheel of
Greg Murphy’s Holden Barina, car
No 0, which will be test driven on
the West Coast course. Murphy
himself was not available as he will be
commentating in Adelaide at the V8
Supercars this weekend.
The rally will leave Greymouth for
Lady Lake via Mitchells, then Adairs
Road at Hokitika, back to Lady Lake
via Mitchells again, and in and out of
Ahaura and Kopara twice, down the
State highway to the finish line at the
Celebrations for the club’s 50th
anniversary will be held in September.
Westland Car Club
in 50th year
Record numbers chase
Westland Rally honours
Last year’s winner Darren Galbraith.
The Kings West Coast Cricket 20-20 Super
Smash champions will be decided this weekend
as Blaketown and Hokitika face off in the final
at 2pm on Sunday.
West Coast Cricket Club has organised a
Festival of Cricket to celebrate both World
Children’s Day as well as the final, to be held at
Arthur Fong Park.
The club will be joined by a number of
Canterbury Cricket staff including Natalie
Cox, operations and marketing co-ordinator
and current Canterbury Magicians
representative Rachel Candy — junior
development officer and recently retired
Canterbury Magicians player, who also
previously represented New Zealand.
As both women have a wealth of experience
young West Coast cricketers will have the
chance to rub shoulders with first-class players
and gain some valuable tips to improve their
Match officials co-ordinator for Canterbury
Cricket, Eugene Sanders, will be in charge of
As a New Zealand Cricket reser ve panel
umpire there will be a genuine match official
for the final, ensuring those tight calls go the
right way. He is happy to talk to people on the
day about umpiring and scoring.
A curtain raiser match will be played before
the final between a President ’s XI and a West
Coast Youth XI, at 11am.
There will also be the chance for youngsters
to come along and try their hand at the have-a -
go sessions which will be running from 12pm.
The club will run a barbecue with food and
soft drinks available.
It will be a carnival atmosphere at the grounds
with mini cricket games, a volleyball net and
prizes given away throughout the day. The two
finalists are evenly matched so it promises to be
a great contest.
West Coast Youth XI: Cameron Dodds (c),
Harrison Calder, Leo Smith, Leo Whitcombe,
Mikaere Whitcombe, Ben Wilman, Rueben
Lee, Jordie Duggan, Angus Wallace, Tom
Fahey, Rachel Candy.
President ’s XI: D uggaraju Aditya (c), Ramesh
Tiwari, Mark Reid, Jessie Reid, Joby Joy, Justine
Augustine, Barry Barath Raja Subramani,
Sagar Shah, Piyush Soni, Simon Hill, Eugene
Blaketown: Regan Stanton (c), Phil Thomson,
Rob Thomson, Luke Negri, Ethan Negri,
Nathan Coll, Tayla Eason, Mickey Sweeney,
Harley Vui, Kevin Curtis, Laurence Hawkins,
Hokitika: Jaime Kearns (c), Troy Tauwhare,
Ben Alexander, Jeff Garland, Cam Day, Lee
Davidson, John Slater, Logan Ross, Todd
Struthers, Matthew Myers, Ross Hamilton.
Hokitika in action last weekend. They won the match, earning a spot in the final on Sunday at Arthur Fong Park, in Blaketown.
Festival of cricket, Super Smash final
Australia has forced the women’s Rose
Bowl ODI series to a decider after
defeating New Zealand by four wickets
in Mount Maunganui.
Set a respectable target of 254 by the
White Ferns, the Southern Stars made
relatively easy work of the target and
strolled to victory in the 48th over,
Meg Lanning scored a handy 44 off
43 balls for the Aussies, while opener
Beth Mooney (57) and Alex Blackwell
(65) notched up half centuries.
The trio were simply not put under
enough pressure by an expensive White
Ferns pace attack, with only 16-year-
old spinner Amelia Kerr causing
damage with 4-54.
The two sides will now play a winner-
takes-all clash in Mount Maunganui
on Sunday, with the White Ferns
looking for their first Rose Bowl since
They may be boosted by the potential
absence of star Australian allrounder
Ellyse Perry, who injured her elbow
Sent in to bat by the Australians, New
Zealand secured a competitive 8-253
on the back of a slow-burning 85 (from
117 balls) from Amy Satterthwaite.
Looking for a record fifth consecutive
ODI century, the 29-year-old started
very slowly before looking to belt the
The plan backfired and she skied a
Rene Farrell delivery straight to Elyse
Villani at deep extra cover in thre 47th
Katey Martin scored 43 from 51
balls while Katie Perkins hit a better
than a run-a-ball 38 before her late
In response, the Southern Stars also
started slowly, suffering an early loss of
wicket when Holly Huddleston clean-
bowled Nicole Bolton for 17 in the
Yet Lanning and Mooney were
irrepressible as a second-wicket
partnership, putting on 87 runs in less
than 14 overs.
Mooney, who scored a century in
Sunday ’s first ODI in Auckland,
took the back seat to the 2015
women’s ODI cricketer of the year as
Lanning hit out aggressively.
Teenager Kerr gave her side a
lifeline in the 21st over with two
wickets in two balls, bamboozling
Lanning and Villani with inch-perfect
Mooney lasted several overs more
alongside Blackwell before she too was
cleaned up by Kerr.
However, Australia maintained their
composure with Alyssa Healy scoring
36 in an 81-run stand with Blackwell
that put their team within 35 runs of
the target in the 41st over.
White Ferns fall
short in Tauranga
Deciding match to be played
Alex McKinnon says his off-field role
with Newcastle helped him re-establish
a sense of purpose but it is time for a
Former NRL player McKinnon, who
was paralysed during a game in 2014,
has vacated his role in the club’s player
recruitment department which he held
for around 18 months.
The 25-year-old will turn his attention
to public speaking.
McKinnon was forced to give
rugby league away when he suffered
a devastating spinal injury in a tackle
three years ago.
“It’s hard telling people who have
helped me so much over the last year-
and-a -half, but I need to get out of my
comfort zone,” he said. “ I can’t put all my
eggs in one basket. I need to challenge
myself and just go for it.”
He thanked the club for providing an
opportunity as he progressed through
“Having that sense of belonging — a
lot of people in life seek that, and I got
that back,” he said.
“I ’ve always had that through football.
Obviously, I lost that getting injured. I
found that again working at the club.”
McKinnon said he hoped to inspire
people as a public speaker, while he will
also take on an external role as a scout.
“I can maybe help other people from
my experiences,” he said. — AAP
McKinnon leaves Knights’ off-field role
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