Helbig seeks all-rounder status

STANLEY GIVEN the Rebels are basically out of the finals race on the back of their recent loss to Blyth/Kybunga and Sevenhill’s excellent recent form discussion has now turned to Simon Helbig’s “all-rounder” status. Helbig took exception to being labelled a ‘seamer’ last week, suggesting he should be considered an all-rounder. The question looms, how […]

Todd McPharlin ton tames Tigers

TODD McPharlin cracked a ton at Balaklava on Saturday to set-up a massive 157-run win for Lower North over the Long Plains Tigers. Captain McPharlin and Sam Rowland opened the batting for the Buffaloes after the skipper won the toss and it was full steam ahead for the locals before Sam McArdle made the breakthrough. […]

Bulldogs ambush Rebels

THE Blyth/Kybunga Bulldogs ambushed the Rebels in an intense battle at Blyth on Saturday, beating Auburn/Mintaro/Watervale by five wickets. The Rebels won the toss and batted first and they made a solid start with Shannon Parker and Jason Dohnt opening the innings before Michael Hartwig went bang, bang, bang, bang. Parker was caught by Jack […]

Fresh committee ready to roll

BALAKLAVA Area Committee has a new leadership, with new president, Rob Veitch, and vice president, Richard Arthur, heading the community group into 2018. Mr Veitch said he took on the role as a joint venture with Mr Arthur, who has ambitions to take over the presidency after 12 months in the deputy position. Fran Henderson […]

Dene’s flying high

BALAKLAVA Gliding Club’s latest asset, a DG1001S two seater glider means more to the club than an extra craft in its hangar. The club recently purchased the agile high performance glider in a move to ensure it is up to date with latest technology gliders can offer, but to one member, it means more. Dene […]

Paul cans work and sorts out his retirement

For the past 13 years, Balaklava’s Paul Taylor has been the familiar face at Balaklava’s can and bottle recycling depot, sorting the cans from the bottles. From March, he will be retiring and sorting out his retirement plans instead! While he won’t be working at the depot, he will still have plenty of things to […]

Stuart mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst mobile phone “black spots” in regional South Australia, including in the Stuart Electorate, will be addressed through a $10 million funding commitment by a Marshall Liberal Government. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, has been fighting for mobile blackspot funding and welcomed the announcement with a number of notorious blackspots […]

Drug Action Teams to open in Grey

The Turnbull Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia. Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said applications were now open for the third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program, which help to bring […]