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NSW CLAIMS TWO WINS AT THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two Hunter cricketers have helped New South Wales to victory at the National Indigenous Championships in Alice Springs. Ryan Fennings from Toronto went into the grand final averaging 69 for the tournament. But he wasn’t required to bat, as the Blues chased down Queensland’s total of 105 for the loss of just two wickets. Nelson Bay’s Jemma Astley finished with figures of none for 11 in the women’s decider, as New South Wales claimed a comfortable 46-run win over Victoria.

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A WIN AND A LOSS FOR HUNTER HURRICANES AGAINST BALMAIN

It was a mixed day for the Hunter Hurricanes in the Australian Water Polo League. The men’s team edged out Balmain by one, but the Sydney-siders dominated the women’s game. Balmain set the tone early, with Caroline Anderson scoring twice in the opening minutes, before Rowie Webster also scored a double to make it four-nil. The home fans finally had something to cheer about when Emma Preece hit the target. Hurricanes keeper Kelsey Wakefield did her best to keep the score respectable. While Rachel Fattal gave Hunter some hope of a comeback, but the visitors went on to complete a big win.

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