Sport

Mennie debuts for SA

Former Diggers and Rebels all-rounder Joe Mennie made his Ryobi One-Day Cup debut for South Australia at on the weekend.
Former Diggers and Rebels all-rounder Joe Mennie made his Ryobi One-Day Cup debut for South Australia at on the weekend.

COFFS Harbour product Joe Mennie is the latest local cricketer to break through on to the big stage.

The former Diggers Ex-Services and Northern Beaches all-rounder made his debut for South Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday in the one-day Ryobi Cup match against New South Wales.

The Redbacks won the match by seven wickets with six balls remaining, despite a fine 96 for the Blues from another former local, Philip Hughes.

Mennie completed seven overs with no maidens but failed to take a wicket, while conceding 34 runs.

The opponent for his debut was ironic, as the 22-year-old had been picked up by New South Wales at the end of the 2009-10 Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association season.

His best bag in the blue livery was eight wickets in a match against Western Australia, while his average was above 30 in grade cricket.

However, the opportunity to join the rookie program in Adelaide proved attractive and he has settled in with the Western Suburbs club.

Now he is celebrating another milestone.

Locally, while the weather made a mess of first-grade matches, some lower-grade games went ahead, with a number of players delivering outstanding performances.

Duncan Marchant went close to the first century of the summer when he finished 96 not out for Diggers Ex-Services Bandits in the fourth-grade match against Northern Districts.

His innings was part of a 244-run partnership with Jake Pollock.

In the same game, Harry Bhatty compiled 88 for the Rebels and there was a 207-run partnership between Anu Grewal and Amraj Singh.

Tony Shipman cracked 50 not out in third grade for Diggers against Dorrigo.

Best bowling figures were delivered by Cameron McMillan, playing for Park Beach Bowling Club Colts in the match against Dorrigo, where he finished with 5-17.

Topics:  coffs harbour, cricket, ryobi cup



The family who makes fine music

THREE GENERATIONS: Coffs Harbour City Orchestra musicians, Tim, Stephanie and Ruth Egan.

The family who makes fine music

Maserati caught flying up Pac Hwy upgrade

The newly opened Nambucca to Urunga Pacific Hwy upgrade appears to be a favourite spot for speeding drivers.

The new stretch of highway is fast becoming a race track

Police call for witnesses to motorcycle crash

Nsw police Highway Patrol.06 April 2015Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate

POLICE are seeking witnesses after a Pacific Hwy crash at Bonville

Latest deals and offers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

A home rich in history looking for a new owner

HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years.

Circa 1920s home being sold for the first time in 90 years