Home // North West Sport

North West Sport

Standard Sport Stories for Tamworth and surrounding area.

HAZLEWOOD READY TO RIP IN FIRST ASHES TEST THIS WEEK

Bendemeer’s Josh Hazlewood says he’s ready to rip on Thursday when the first Ashes Test gets underway at the GABBA in Brisbane. “I’ve probably played the least out of all the quicks, everyone’s different of how much they need to get going. I feel like I bowled really well at Hurstville in the first Shield game and things are coming out really well in the nets and we worked really well up here last week at training.” The 26-year-old is expected to be a key part of Australia’s hopes of claiming back the Ashes trophy, with the bowlers crucial to the team’s strategy on home soil. The Aussie quick has typically being a first change bowler for Australia, though he’s keen to take the new ball if the opportunity arises.   (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

Read More »

CONNOLLY CUP GETS UNDERWAY

The first round of the MA Connolly Cup got underway on the weekend, and while rain put a dampener on some games, others still went ahead. Gwydir opener Luke Smith scored 52 against Walcha’s bowling attack, after his side won the toss and elected to bat. Chasing 148, Walcha lost two wickets for 34 runs in reply, before the weather brought an early end to proceedings.   (VISION ONLY)

Read More »

OVER 200 SWIMMERS HIT THE WATER FOR REGIONAL CARNIVAL

Swimmers got a chance to warm up for the state titles over the weekend, with Tamworth’s 360 Scully Park club hosting its annual carnival. More than 200 competitors from across the region hit the water at West Tamworth Memorial Pool… ranging in age from seven to 40. The event provided up and comers with a solid hit-out before the championships, held in Sydney from December 12.   (VISION ONLY)

Read More »