Sports Shorts:

Sporting achiever: Presbyterian Ladies' College principal Nicola Taylor with Junior Sportsperson of the Year Jorja Power.

Sporting achiever: Presbyterian Ladies' College principal Nicola Taylor with Junior Sportsperson of the Year Jorja Power.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jorja Power who was named Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) Junior Sportsperson of the Year when the school held its annual sports awards night at the Armidale Bowling Club recently.

JORJA was recognised for her individual achievement by a student in Years 7 to 9 in or outside the school pathway. She was selected in the NSW dressage team to compete at Australian Inter-school level in an advanced division where she finished ninth best rider at the event.

AT the same awards, Cecilia Greig was rewarded for her consistent efforts across a wide variety of sports when she was declared Year 7 Rookie of the Year. Cecilia was athletics and swimming champion, handed in eye-catching performances at netball, indoor and outdoor hockey, while in her spare time she represented PLC at IGSSA in swimming and hockey.

With thanks: Greig Stier is presented with his award by PLC headmaster Nicola Taylor.

With thanks: Greig Stier is presented with his award by PLC headmaster Nicola Taylor.

FORMER crime manager of the New England Local Area Command Detective Inspector Greig Stier received the Service to Sport Award at the prize-giving evening for his invaluable contribution made by a student or parent to PLC sport after he was instrumental in the establishment and development of the inaugural Sports Supporters’ Group.

WELL done to all three sporting award recipients who are or have been members of the Walcha community.

MY humblest apologies to the Kentucky Cricket team for robbing them of two competition points in last week’s competition ladder, having listed them as 12 points when they should have been 14. Although Kentucky went down to Colts last Saturday by just seven runs, a countback was called for to determine the Turton Cup finalists.

Round Swamp have won 21 Turton Cups since they first collected in 1939, while Colts have claimed 19 titles after opening their accounts in 1938.

IN a three-way countback, Round Swamp were far superior when it came to for-and-against percentages after they scored 237 runs at a loss of 11 wickets while taking 26 wickets at a cost of 236 runs which equates to 237 per cent.

COLTS were next best with 114 per cent after they scored 235 runs at a loss of 17 wickets while taking 19 wickets at a cost of 254. Uralla finished on 100 per cent from scoring 403 runs at a loss of 22 wickets while taking 16 wickets at a cost of 293.

ROUND Swamp have won 21 Turton Cups since they first collected in 1939, while Colts have claimed 19 titles after opening their accounts in 1938. Both team were declared dual winners in 1973, whereas both have registered hat-tricks – Swamp in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and Colts in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

SINCE 2011, Swamp have won four Turton Cups and Colts three, each alternatively during those seven seasons.

Colts and Uralla set the pace

Colts and Uralla were victorious over their respective rivals Kentucky and Rugby League when the final matches in the Turton Cup round robin series was played last Saturday.

Here at the Park in Walcha, Colts set the Kentucky side a total of 92 runs off their 20 overs, losing six wickets along the way.

Number three batsman Jacob Sherrin led the way for the team with a game high 33 runs, Dan Hunt remained unbeaten on 20 while Brad Dade was the only other batsman from the side to reach double figures with an innings of 10.

Opener Brad Patridge was Kentucky’s best bowler sharing 3/14 off his four overs while Daniel Boyd, Beau Abraham and Andrew McGuffog all claimed a wicket each.

In reply, Kentucky came up just seven runs short at 8/85 after opener Bob Jex top scored with 32, Wayne Boyd was unconquered on 18 while Daniel Boyd 13 and Brad Patridge also made runs.

Man of the match Sherrin captured 4/18 off his four overs whereas Sam Martin, Cameron Little, Dade, and Rob Sherrin all picked a scalp each.

The reigning premiers Uralla proved too strong for Rugby League on the day, rolling them by 90 runs at the Uralla Sports Complex.

The home side rattled up 160 runs of which Cameron Wood made 6 and the consistent Jay Gills 55.

The batsmen received valuable assistance from Cameron Kelly 13 and Steve Vanry 10.

Opener Aaron Johnson was League’s most successful trundler with 2/19 while Peter Mooney, Peter Boyd, Gemma Johnson, Will Hall, and Ben Hall all claimed a victim each.

Rugby League started off well behind the eight ball at 2/23 after 10 overs before Peter Mooney and Aaron Johnson both scored 18 runs each to boost the team’s tally a small amount.

Best for Uralla was Vanry 3/16 , Kelly 2/7 and Nick Endacott 2/16.