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RENMARK North continued its
strong A grade form in the Riverland
Turf Cricket Association, with a
10-wicket win over Brown’s Well on
Brown’s Well won the toss and
elected to bat first, but it struggled
to gain any sort of momentum in its
Renmark North struck at regular
intervals with the ball in a tight all-
round performance by the ladder lead-
Fraser Sampson led the way for
Renmark North with figures of 3/18,
while Josh Kenyon and Ben Files both
chipped in with two wickets apiece.
Creagh Patterson top scored for
Brown’s Well with 21, while Carel
van der Merwe and Adam Flavel were
the only other batsmen to reach dou-
ble figures with 19 and 11 respec-
Brown’s Well managed to scrape its
way to a total of 9/93 from its allotted
The run chase then panned out as
Renmark North would have hoped,
with openers Adam Jackson and Ben
Townsend scoring 45 and 51 respec-
tively to win the game for their team
in the 16th over.
In the other A grade match, Loxton
scored a convincing nine-wicket win
over Waikerie Ramco.
Waikerie Ramco won the toss
and elected to bat first, but was soon
regretting the decision as it was
bowled out for 46 inside 25 overs.
It was a shared effort with the ball
by Loxton as four bowlers took two
wickets apiece, with Will Gutsche and
Craig Fisher the stand-outs taking 2/1
and 2/9 respectively.
Loxton then made light work of the
run chase, reaching the required total
for victory in just the 12th over.
Joshua Deren top scored with 32
Renmark North 0/96 d Brown’s Well 9/93.
Brown’s Well – J. Patterson 7, T. Victor 8, C.
van der Merwe 19, B. Hampel 5, C. Patterson
21, M. May 3, J. Greenham 5, A . Flavel 11, M.
Hampel 4, G. Parry 4.
Bowling – R. Boon 1/10, J. Mason 0/15, J.
Kenyon 2/16, A. Lindner 0/14, F. Sampson
3/18, B. Townsend 0/11, B. Files 2/7.
Renmark North – A . Jackson 45, B.
Bowling – T. Victor 0/27, J. Patterson 0/14,
C. Patterson 0/28, B. Hampel 0/23, J.
Loxton 1/48 d Waikerie Ramco 46.
Waikerie – details not supplied.
Bowling – R. Smith 2/18, C. Fisher 2/9, W.
Gutsche 2/1, J. Norman 2/10, B. Romeo
Loxton – W. Gutsche 12, J. Deren 32, B.
Bowling – details not supplied.
Brown’s Well d Gerard (forfeit).
Monash 6/134 (J. Roberts 41, M. Smith
31. B. Redpath 2/17, N. Spanos 2/28) d
Renmark North 7/132 (B. Redpath 40, M.
Bristow 28. A . Roberts 2/12, M. Sparrow
2/18, J. Kleinig 2/35).
Wunkar 2/236 (L. Pontt 99, K. Smith 65, L.
Cregan 40) d Waikerie Gold 139 (K. Gillespie
76. L . Pontt 4/33, L. Cregan 2/17).
Kings Punjab XI 3/104 (M. Singh 35, J.
Rai 34. L . Biele 2/23) d Loxton 8/100 (H.
Nitschke 50. S . Brar 2/8, G. Dhillon 2/17).
Renmark North’s Josh Kenyon sends down a delivery in his team’s A grade match against Brown’s Well on
Saturday. PHOTOS: Grant Schwartzkopff
Browns Well’s Carel van der Merwe looks to push one through the leg side during his innings against
Renmark North in A grade cricket action on Saturday.
SLALOM skiing made its long-
awaited return to Renmark on
Saturday with the 2017 Renmark
Slalom Ski Spectacular, which
was won by visitor Greg
Dalgarno came in first place in
the overall best skier competition,
while Jamie Mitchell finished
second and Riverland local Drew
Martin came in third.
In the personal best competi-
tion, nine-year-old Finn Mitchell
and Russel Schmidt tied for first
place, while Berri’s Renee Baylis
came in third.
Event organiser Stephen
Flaherty said the event went off
without a glitch.
“It was fantastic, a great suc-
cess. The skiers loved it and I
think the spectators loved it too,”
he said. It ended up being a great
Mr Flaherty said the weather
made for tough conditions for
competitors on the day.
“The weather wasn’t as
planned, making some tough con-
ditions for the skiers,” he said.
“But everyone was in the same
situation, so at the end of the day
they all had the conditions.
“Everyone really enjoyed the
event and the fact there was such
a strong crowd watching slalom
skiing in Renmark.”
Mr Flaherty said the event
organisers were pleased with the
“The deck on the club was vir-
tually full all day and there were
people in the park watching for
part of the day and the night final
was well supported even with the
poor weather,” he said.
“We were really happy with
the support and the fact that
everyone came out and it was
pleasing to see so many people
out watching slalom skiing in
Being the first event of its kind
run in Renmark in over a decade,
Mr Flaherty said organisers were
happy with how the day panned
out and they learned a lot to
develop the event for future years.
“It went pretty well in regards
to how we had hoped the day
would run,” he said.
“But there are definitely things
we can improve in the future to
try and make it a bigger and bet-
Overall best skier:
1st: Greg Dalgarno, 4 buoys, 55 km/h,
2nd: Jamie Mitchell, 2.5 buoys, 55km/h,
3rd: Drew Martin, 1 buoy, 55km/h, 14m
1st: Finn Mitchell
1st: Russel Schmidt
3rd: Renee Baylis
Slalom ski makes a successful return to Renmark
Renmark’s Ella Flaherty getting nearly horizontal with the water during
Saturday’s Renmark Slalom Ski Spectacular. PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
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