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WESTS CHASING 193 IN NEWCASTLE CRICKET GRAND FINAL

Merewether has made a solid start against Wests in the Newcastle Cricket grand final, all out for 192 on day one. The Lions were 2 for 70 at lunch, with captain Simon Moore in ominous form, anchoring the innings. Sam Gilmour only managed two before he was trapped leg before by Wests’ Bradley Aldous (all-dis). Undaunted, Moore continued to add vital runs, this six a highlight in his knock of 53. Former Australia A quick Mark Cameron joined his skipper to contribute a valuable 51. At stumps, Wests were one for 23.

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BUDERUS BACK FOR KNIGHTS TO FACE THE COWBOYS

A major boost for the Knights ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Cowboys, with club legend Danny Buderus cleared to play his first game this season. Among other changes, Timana Tahu and Willie Mason have both been ruled out, while Alex McKinnon has been moved to the centres. Jarrod Mullen has been nursing a knee injury but is expected to start.

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TOUGH NIGHT FOR THE HUNTER REGION IN THE WARATAH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

WARATAH BASKETBALL Round 2 NORTHS 99 – MAITLAND 55 MANLY 85 – NEWCASTLE 74 A bad night for our region in the Waratah Basketball League, with Maitland suffering a heavy defeat against Norths Bears, while Newcastle went down to Manly. The new-look Hunters were hoping to bounce back from an opening round loss to Penrith. Ryan Biesty was on fire early for the home side, eventually finishing as equal top scorer on 21, while also grabbing 10 boards. But in the end, the experienced Sea Eagles produced an impressive fourth quarter to win by 11.

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BODYBOARD WORLD CHAMPS DROP INTO NEWCASTLE FOR BOOGIE FEST

A month after two current world champions were here for Surfest, today two of bodyboarding’s best were in Newcastle for Boogie Fest. Brazil’s Isabella Sousa did her best to put on a show in small conditions. The Pro Women were just one of the divisions, with junior events and Pro Drop-knee also in the water. South Africa’s Sacha Specker proved stand up riders don’t get all the perks.

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