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DRAWN RESULT IN NSW SHEFFIELD SHIELD CLASH

The Sheffield Shield clash between New South Wales and South Australia at the SCG has ended in a draw, with the Redbacks ending at 6 for 239 in their second innings. Former Belmont fast bowler Greg West added to his three wickets from the first innings, claiming Jake Lehmann for 67. He then combined with fellow Hunter cricketer Jason Sangha to remove Tom Cooper for 10. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUE DRAW UNVEILED

Returning to league, and the draw for the Newcastle competition has been released. The 2019 season is set to kick off on April 13, with reigning champions Souths away to Central. The Lions will face beaten grand finalists Lakes United in round three at Townson Oval. The decider is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 22. (VISION ONLY)

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KNIGHTS SET TO UNVEIL KURT MANN AS NEW SIGNING

The Knights’ signing splurge continues, with the club securing Dragons utility, Kurt Mann. The 25-year-old was released by St George Illawarra to join Newcastle, on a three-year deal. He’s expected to fill the gap at hooker, as Slade Griffin recovers from an ACL injury. Mann could be at Knights training as early as tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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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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