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DESPITE hopes that East
Murray and BSR would
enter teams in the Riverland
Association this season, both
clubs will go into recess --
along with their footballers --
Although it would have cre-
ated an anomaly in the draw,
the association was hopeful
one or both would continue in
the Independent competition.
However, association presi-
dent Jane Evans said this
week that it was unlikely to
"As far as I know they
won't be entering teams," Mrs
Evans said. "East Murray have
lost a few of their netballers
with their footballers not put-
ting a team in.
"Some of them were girls
who came out with the foot-
ballers for Saturdays and
don't want to do it separately.
"And I've had an email
from BSR saying the netball-
ers will be going into recess
along with the footballers."
Despite the association
being keen to retain both
clubs, it might have avoided
a fixture headache, trying to
accommodate extra teams to
fit in with the football draw.
"We've never had netball
teams where there's no foot-
ball before," Mrs Evans said.
"There is one spot avail-
able because there is a bye,
so there's a possibility that if
they want to they could fill
Mrs Evans is confident the
remaining seven teams will be
competitive in 2015.
"We're having a meeting in
February and have a chat to all
the teams then and see where
they're at," she said.
"I haven't had much contact
with them, but I think most
will be similar to last year."
LUKE Saville's less than ideal preparation for the
Australian Open qualifying continued on Tuesday.
Saville bowed out in the first round of the ATP
Challenger event at Happy Valley in Adelaide,
losing in straight sets to German Tim Puetz 4-6, 4-6.
Saville is on the comeback trail from a hamstring
injury sustained last month.
He will now focus on the qualifying rounds of the
Australian Open which begin this Wednesday.
THE Renmark District cricket competition will hold
a Twenty20 tournament this weekend.
All five teams plus a team made up for former
and junior players branded Legends will compete.
Red Dogs will be aiming to defend their title
from the 2013/14 season and will play against
Renmark North and Paringa at Paringa tomorrow.
The second group will see North Blue up against
the Kings XI and Legends team at the Renmark
number two oval or the Renmark High School Oval
if rain makes the turf pitch unplayable.
All matches will be played the following day if
rain ruins play.
The winner of each group will play in a grand
final under lights on Friday, January 23.
GROUP 1 @ Paringa
9.30am Red Dogs v Renmark North
12.30pm Paringa v Renmark North
3.30pm Paringa v Red Dogs
9.30am North Blue v Kings XI
12.30pm North Blue v Legends
3.30pm Kings XI v Legends
NIGEL Lloyd was on
target during the second
round of the Renmark
Small Bore Rifle Club's
Lloyd shot well to
win both the off rifle
and handicap events
at 90 metres in windy
N. Lloyd 99.2, 97.2 (198); B.
Lacey 98.1, 97.2 (197); M.
Holmes 193; M. Redway 192;
H. Smith 192; M. Cresp 96.3,
91.1 (191); C. Stanley 93.0,
94.2 (191); K. Binder 96.0,
94.2 (190); J. Redway 91.0,
Stableford, Sun -- D. Rodden 41 points c/b; R. Dale 41; A.
Crease 39; P. Frahn 38; R. Nagy 38; S. Renfrey 37; A. Selfe
36; S. Cronje 35; P. Cummins 35; D. Howes 34. Stableford,
Sat -- S. Wade 38 points; K. L'Estrange 36; M. Jennings 29.
Stableford, Dec. 31 -- R. Day 40 points; C. Wait 35; N. Wait
35; P. Mudge 35. Stableford, Dec. 28 -- R. Sully 39 points;
D. Rodden 32; D. Zeliff 30; G. Seddon 29. Stableford, Dec.
27 -- M. Jennings 37 points c/b; A. Crease 37; G. Calgie 37;
R. Nagy 36; K. L'Estrange 36; C. Wait 35. Stableford, Dec.
24 -- C. Sharam 38 points; A. Crease 37; M. Jennings 36; C.
Stroke, Sat -- Division one: C. Davis 66 net; G. Strauss 71.
Division two: J. Docherty 73; M. Summers 74. Women: R.
Cullen 75. Long drive: B. Lane, J. Myer. NTP: J. Sullivan, P.
Isaacson. Stableford, Dec. 31 -- S. Kupienski 45 points; B.
Micke 39; B. Wilson 38. Long drive: B. Lane. NTP: G. Strauss.
Stableford, Sat -- B. Jenke 38 points c/b; J. Parker 38; C.
Jenke 37; P. Anderson 37; G. Shields 37; L. Kahui 36; B.
Kruger 36; S. May 34; C. Hyde 33; S. Knight 33; S. Symonds
33. Stableford, Dec. 31 -- D. Warren 42 points; M. Modlinski
41; M. Denti 38; J. Coombe 378; B. Kruger 37; D. Zeliff 36;
L. Kahui 34; S. Palat 34; G. Shields 34; B. DuRieu 33; D.
Howes 33; P. Lioutas 33; D. Rodden 33. NTP: G. Shields
(2nd); J. Coombe (9th); I. Bradshaw (13th); P. Ruston (15th).
Stableford, Dec. 24 -- D. Warren 42 points; C. Jenke 40;
D. Blackley 38; T. Lock 38; B. Jenke 37; G. Stimpson 37; I.
Baxter 35; G. Morrison 35; P. Petersen 35; B. Kruger 34;
J. Rowe 34. NTP: D. Blackley, G. Morrison, K. Warner, H.
Stableford, Sun -- B. Cornwell 39 points; K. Martin 39;
T. Hansen 39; M. Cenko 37; G. Millard 37; T. Graetz 36.
Stroke, Sat -- J. Dawes 67 net; T. Graetz 69; K. Magain 69;
M. Rumball 70; K. Morrell 71; K. Buckler 71; P. Rowe 72; D.
Babbage 73. Birdies: K. Morrell (11th). Stableford, Jan. 1 -- K.
Martin 41 points; D. Agg 40; M. Evans 40; K. Moore 38; D.
Hastwell 36. Birdies: M. Evans (2nd). Stableford, Dec. 31 -- J.
Dawes 46 points; C. Ashton 42; K. Martin 40; T. Fisher 40; R.
Chabrel 40; A. Kassulke 40; D. Babbage 39; S. Brown 39; E.
van Hensbergen 39; W. Ashton 38; K. Buckler 38; K. Moore
36; T. Graetz 36. Birdies: A. Ivanovic (11th).
Both East Murray and BSR will not compete in the upcoming Riverland Independent Netball Association season.
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
East Murray and BSR definitely out of action...
No football, no netball
WITH tomorrow's round of Bowls
Riverland division one Saturday
pennants a possible wash out, Loxton
RSL is in the box seat to secure the
While Loxton RSL could confirm a
top two spot with a win against third-
placed Renmark tomorrow, a share of
the points could be just as beneficial.
Renmark needs to make up 15 points
against Loxton RSL over the next two
weeks, an unlikely outcome if tomor-
row's match is drawn because of the
rain. Loxton Blue, Waikerie, Barmera
and Loxton Yellow are all fighting for a
top four spot, with Loxton Blue leading
Meanwhile, this week's round of
Wednesday pennants and midweek tri-
ples was cancelled due to excessive heat.
Wednesday pennants will play a
catch-up round on Friday, January 16.
Loxton Blue v Loxton Yellow
Berri v Renmark RSL
Waikerie v Barmera
Loxton RSL v Renmark
Berri ...................9 3 1 116 246
Loxton RSL.........8 4 1 101 231
Renmark ............8 5 0 123 216
Loxton Blue ........6 7 0 -70 166
Waikerie .............6 7 0 30 165
Barmera .............5 8 0 -61 158
Loxton Yellow .....5 8 0 -59 153
Renmark RSL.....4 9 0 -180 121
Loxton RSL's fate
in its own hands
Saville bundled out
T20 cricket in Renmark
Lloyd claims bragging rights in small bore shoot
THE top two teams will go head-to-head when
Riverland baseball resumes tonight.
Berri and Renmark will be playing for top spot at
Glassey Park from 8.30pm tonight.
Both teams were in terrific form heading into the
Waikerie will be pushing to cement itself in the
top four when it takes on Renmark Two at Waikerie
from 8pm, while Lyrup plays against Berri Two in
the early game at Glassey Park from 6.20pm.
6.20pm: Lyrup v Berri Two @ Glassey Park
8pm: Waikerie v Renmark Two @ Waikerie
8.30pm: Berri v Renmark @ Glassey Park
Top of the table clash
LOXTON hockey star Tara Allister
returned home from the Oceania Pacific
Cup in Fiji recently with a gold medal
proudly draped around her neck.
The 21-year-old said she was "over
the moon" with the medal win.
"It is a very good feeling and it is
very special," she said. "I am very hon-
oured at the same time as well."
Allister was selected in the Australian
under 21 women's country squad, fol-
lowing her performance at the 2014
Australian Country Championships in
Allister competed in the same tourna-
ment in 2012, which she said made this
year's one-goal win over New Zealand
"We played in the gold medal match
against Fiji last time, but we only came
away with silver," she said.
"We were quite lucky to get a gold
medal this time as New Zealand put in a
very strong side.
"They were a very, very good side to
come up against."
Allister said the win came as a sur-
prise, as the Australian side went up
against New Zealand in the minor round.
"We lost to New Zealand 1-nil first
of all, so we were lucky enough to get
away with a win in the grand final," she
Allister played seven games through-
out the 12-day tournament against coun-
tries such Vanuatu, Samoa and Papua
New Guinea and said she enjoyed play-
ing a different position on the field.
"I was playing the centre-mid posi-
tion, so (that means) a lot of running
and attacking," she said.
"It is probably more of a controlling
position on the field, which is different
to last time because I played half back."
While in Fiji, Allister said she was
able to experience the culture and stayed
at a resort for three days after the tour-
"It was a great way to celebrate," she
Allister takes gold in Fiji
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