Nor West News : February 24th 2011
18 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 3489228AH or Proudly Sponsored by NORTHLAND FIELD DAYS 3-5March2011 STATE HIGHWAY 14 - DARGAVILLE "Farming for the next Generation" PO Box 103 • Dargaville • Phone 09 439 8998 • Fax 09 439 4170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.northlandfielddays.co.nz GATES: 9.00am to 4.30pm ENTRY: $10 Adult $3 child 5-16 incl Under 5 years free AVOID THE QUEUE Purchase your Northland Field Days tickets through your local store today! Dargaville -- 1 River Road Whangarei -- 10 Southend Avenue Kaitaia -- 31 North Park Drive Pukekohe -- 86 Harris Street Waipapa -- 30 Klinac Lane, Kerikeri Bowls tourney a big success Clear winners: Tournament sponsor Allan Robbie Robinson, centre, congratulates Birkenhead team members from left Garry Banks, Sandy Cleghorn, Ra Te Amo and Roy Parker. By RANI TIMOTI A popular bowls tourna- ment in Helensville keeps rolling out the sup- port and praise. The annual Ross McMurdo memorial event attracted 24 teams of 96 players from as far as Northland to west Auckland. Helensville Bowling Club president Ron Cowper says a successful tournament doesn t run well without the help of their own members and volunteers ranging from the kitchen and bar staff to the greens workers, team schedule co- ordinators and raffle organisers. Birkenhead won the trophy and cash with their unbeaten run of eight wins. The team consisted of skip Roy Parker, lead Garry Banks, number 2 Ra Te Amo and number 3 Sandy Cleghorn. We always enjoy coming out here. We ve had great conversations and fun with the teams, says Mr Cleghorn. The runner-up was Bruce Horscroft s team from Onerahi. Ten teams also won $100 each after winning their last game. Mr Cowper joked it was a bad day for the club because of all the money they dished out, but they were very happy with the outcome. The event was also supported by sponsors including Helensville s Recycling Depot in Stew- art St. Takamore triumph Batting success was in full flurry for Matahi Takamore during the Kaipara Twilight Cricket Competition. The Helensville resi- dent whacked up 125 runs not out off 60 balls for Kaipara College Old Boys against Kaipara Tavern on February 17. The Old Boys only had five regular players and one ring-in at the eight- a-side competition which runs over summer at Helensville s Rautawhiri Park and Kaukapaka- pa s Sinclair Park. Batting first, Matahi opened and retired on 30 runs. The remaining five batsmen all got out for low scores so Matahi was able to come back in. His 125 runs off 60 balls included nine 6s. Dropped on 20 runs, Matahi gave no other chances with the Old Boys compiling 178 total off 18 overs. Kaipara Tavern ben- efited from the limited fielders and scored quickly including 30 runs from Dean Phil- lipps, but couldn t quite chase down the total finishing on 160 off 18 overs. As the first round winners, Kaipara Tavern now have three losses overall and will finish third, moving safely into the semifinals in early March. Calling wannabe rugby stars Is your child the next Tony Woodcock, Dan Carter or Richie McCaw? Both the Helensville and Kumeu junior rugby clubs are looking for members to join this world cup rugby season. Registrations at the Helensville A&P Show will be on February 26 and at the Helensville club s open day on March 6. Bring a towel and change of clothes and join in the fun from 10am to 2pm. Eftpos available both days. If you miss out on these events, you can still register at the club on March 9 from 4pm to 6pm. Another strong season is expected with Kumeu s large number of juniors. Registrations are on February 26 1pm to 4pm and March 2 from 5pm to 6.30pm at the clubrooms at Riverhead War Memorial Domain, Alexandra St.
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