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HAMWICKS WIN TOM LOCKER CUP

Hamilton-Wickham has won the Newcastle District competition’s Tom Locker Cup overcoming University in today’s final. Hamwicks batted second and were chasing 162 for victory. Opener David Stevenson survived an early appeal and then rode his luck. He eventually fell on 43 and earned the Locker medal for man of the match. His team mates went on with the job.. Hamwicks passed the total with four wickets to spare. (VISION ONLY)

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WBBL | THUNDER SCORE BIG WIN OVER HEAT

In the Women’s Big Bash, the Thunder belted Brisbane at North Sydney Oval this afternoon. The home side posted a massive total of 192, before Sam Bates did some early damage with the ball. Fellow Hunter bowler Maisy Gibson then snared the vital wicket of Grace Harris. Bates finished the match with two wickets, while Gibson ended up with three, as the Thunder won by 28. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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A-LEAGUE | PERTH BEAT MELBOURNE CITY TO STAY IN TOP SPOT

Perth edged out Melbourne City on Saturday night to retain top spot on the ladder. The Glory struck just before half time. Adelaide had several chances against the Victory in Melbourne. But the home side withstood the pressure, before coming away with a two-nil win. Earlier in the day, Wellington produced the season’s biggest upset against Sydney FC. Roy Krishna had a brace inside half an hour.. the Phoenix eventually wining 3-1. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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FLAMES UPSET MELBOURNE IN WNBL

A mixed afternoon for Hunter basketballers in the WNBL, with Katie Rae Ebzery’s Perth Lynx losing to Dandenong, while Hannah Young’s Capitals belted Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit. On Saturday, Lara McSpadden and the Flames caused a big upset, beating Melbourne by three. McSpadden played another important defensive cameo, finishing with five rebounds and four blocks. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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STELLAR DEBUT FOR HUNTER CRICKETER GREG WEST

It’s been a first class debut to remember for Newcastle fast bowler Greg West. The 24 year old bagged two wickets in his second over on day one of the Blues Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia. He didn’t stop there – claiming another this morning. At stumps on day two the Blues are none for 223, trailing the Redbacks by 157 runs. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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