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NICK KAY TASTES VICTORY ON NATIONAL STAGE

Tamworth basketballer Nick Kay has experienced further success on the national stage, with the Australian Boomers downing the Philippines last night 84 points to 68. The win by the Aussies at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, elevates the Boomers to the top of their FIBA World Cup qualification group. The Boomers return to the same court tomorrow afternoon, where a win over Chinese Taipei will assure the team a place in the second round of qualifying. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.

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24-HOUR CRICKET-A-THON TO HIT TAMWORTH ON SATURDAY

There’ll be a first for the region tomorrow night, when play gets underway for a 24-hour cricket-a-thon at Tamworth’s No.1. Oval. The initiative is part of the Tamworth Bicentenary, and also serves as a Pink Stumps Day fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation. Water bottles are bound to be replaced by energy drinks and coffee, with play starting at 7pm tomorrow evening to wrap-up on Sunday night. The other aim of the match is to notch-up 1000 runs in 24-hours. Tamworth Mayor, Col Murray and local MP, Kevin Anderson are expected to bowl the first overs. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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GREATER NORTHERN TIGERS TO KICK-OFF COUNTRY CHAMPS

The Greater Northern Tigers will kick-off their country championships campaign on Saturday, when they meet the Central Coast Roosters in the opening round at Muswellbrook. The under-16 and under-18 sides have been selected from across three separate divisions, with this year’s championships held over seven rounds. In a first for Country Rugby League, both respective competitions have been named after two of the greats, with the CRL launching the Andrew Johns Cup and the Laurie Daley Cup in 2018. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.    

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NEWSOME AND RYAN NAMED IN WARATAHS SUPER RUGBY OPENER

Glen Innes rugby star Alex Newsome has been selected on the bench for the New South Wales Waratahs, in their opening Super Rugby match this Saturday night. Newsome signed a two-year deal with the Waratahs late last year, following the demise of the Western Force. Meanwhile, Tamworth’s Paddy Ryan has been named in the starting 15 at prop, when they face the Stormers at Allianz Stadium. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.  

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