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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



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