Waitaki Herald : September 10th 2014
12 WAITAKI HERALD, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 SPORT able future is fantastic. New Zealand Cricket has decided to retain Hesson’s services through the World Cup and into 2017. In just two short years at the helm Hesson has turned our national cricket side around, especially in the long format of the game. Hesson replaced John Wright in 2012 and, let’s face it, the team was a shambles in tests and onedayers in particular. New Zealand could barely buy a win in Sri Lanka or India during Hesson’s first few months in charge, and then there was the controversial dumping of then captain Ross Taylor. That caused plenty of dishar- mony between Hesson and Taylor, while the rest of the squad seemed fractured. There were calls for Hesson’s head back then, but to his credit he stuck through it and has come out the other side brilliantly well. There’s plenty to like about Hesson, whose only international coaching experience before New Zealand was being Kenya’s head coach. Hesson right man for Black Caps job N By DANIEL BIRCHFIELD firstname.lastname@example.org ews that Black Caps coach Mike Hesson will continue in his role for the foresee- DAN’S SPORTSRANT He is a very astute tactician when it comes to selecting teams, has a strong work ethic and has unearthed some incredible talent in the form of guys like Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham. Hesson has one of the best coaching records of any New Zealand coach I can recall. In 21 tests under his watch, New Zealand has won six, lost eight and drawn seven. In one-day internationals New Zealand have played 28, won 13, lost 14, tied one. The past tells us New Zealand used to struggle to beat the likes of Bangladesh in test cricket. Recently, New Zealand defeated West Indies in both home and away test series and notched up test and one-day series wins over India at home. The only issue the team has that I can see, one that’s been around for years, is an inability to advance very far at world tournaments. Another positive is that Brendon McCullum’s captaincy seems to be thriving under Hesson. It’s no secret the two are great mates and that obviously makes for the ideal working relationship. Hesson is clearly the man for the job and I can see no reason why he shouldn’t be around for a long time yet. Tate’s career over Rugby league hard-man Brent Tate can feel proud of what he achieved over his 229 first grade National Rugby League games, 26 tests for Australia and 23 State of Origin games for Queensland. A fourth ACL injury after three previous knee reconstructions was always going to be a bridge toO far. Tate was a wonderful player at his peak and served the Warriors well during his time in New Zealand. He has a young family and it’s perfectly reasonable that he wants to spend time with them while he can. Apparently Tate will work for his club, the North Queensland Cowboys, in an off-field role. This often happens in rugby league and other sports, especially rugby and cricket, should be doing more of the same. A classic case in point is former Black Cap Mathew Sinclair, who went on the benefit after playing 18 seasons of first class cricket for Central Districts. No offers came his way from New Zealand Cricket, which is a a blight on the organisation. RESULTS GOLF WAITOA PARK GOLF CLUB Wednesday, September 3 4 Ball combined stableford. Alan Familton and Peter Miller, 81. Ken Johnson and Bryce Keen, 80. Harry Cole and Alister Livingston, 79. Ivan Ericsson and Ray Wilkinson, 78. Alan Brosnan and Don McCone, 78. Martin Tonkin and Peter Lee, 78. Nearest to the pin. Jim Wood. Longest putt. Ray Wilkinson. Twos. Don McCone, Bruce Wilson. Ken Johnson,Jim Wood (2). NORTH OTAGO Monday, September 1 The ladies section played a stableford round. Winners were Diane Jellyman 42, Barbara McCone 40, Gonny Muldrew 40, Bronwyn Gilchrist 39, Jan Stringer 37, Heather McMullan 36, Margaret Wilson 35, Margaret MacKenzie 34, Shirley Taylor 34. Wednesday, September 3 A medal round: The Mildred Roxby was played. Winners were 0-29 Julia Knight 74, Gloria Mansfield 77, Kathy Hobbs 78, Trish Hollows 79. 30+ - Heather Campbell 65, Sally Marsh 67, Margaret Mackenzie 69, Nicola Newlands 70, Kathrin McNally 70, Bronwyn Gilchrist 71, Diane Jellyman 72, Jan Hunt 72, Patsy Edmondston 73, Daphne Willetts 73. The incentive holes were won by Shirley Taylor No 5, Heather Campbell No 15, Daphne Willetts No 18. Thursday, September 4 With a number of our members away to Wanaka tournament , the field was only 29 starters. Scores were Jim Johnston and Merv Sandri very good scores of 64, Graham Hiscoke 65, Graham McIntyre 66, Graham Mansfield 67, Stephen waby 67 (gross 73), Dal Schafer 68, Noel Tither 69, Robbie Shea 69, Avon Caldwell 69 Well done: The Waitaki Boys’ High School 1st XI Hockey team had an outstanding tournament at the South Island Johnson Cup in Greymouth. years ago. Senior (0-12) Jim Vonder 68, Paul Hore 68, Roger Gilchrist 69, Grant Gardiner 70, Ray Devlin 69 Intermediate ( 13-18) Jonny Mackay 69, Graham Ballantyne 70, Dave McKenzie 71, Kevin Tuffley 72 Jim Johnston scored the only Two. The birdie hole was No 15. Nearest the pin at Creek was Jim Morris. Next week the game will be a satbleford , and the host Bruce Tourell, Saturday, September 6 The men played the 1st qualifying round of the club championships off the blue tees. Winners were - Junior ( 19+) Avon Caldwell 66, Gary Fairbanks 67, Jim Johnston 68, Dal Schafer 69, Peter Bond 69, Bob Mason 70, Stan Ruddenklau 70,Graham Mansfield 70, Merv Sandri 70. Gary Creedy won best gross with 74. The incentive holes were won by Gerrard Cunningham No 7, Kevin Tuffley no 15, Rob Thomson no 4, Richard Kitto No 18, Shige Koyama No 13, Bob Mason No 17. Twos were scored by Gerard Cunningham, Grant Gardiner, Graham Johnson and Phil Berry. The jackpot hole was No 12 , and not struck. Next week will be the 2nd round of the club championship qualifying. Next Sunday will be the monthly mixed. HOCKEY WBHS 1st XI Hockey team had an outstanding tournament at the South Island Johnson Cup in Greymouth. All up there were 42 matches played at this tournament so coming home with the trophy and gold medals is a fantastic achievement. The last time Waitaki Boys’ won this tough tournament was in 1994 – 20 Heartland Match Heartland Matc 13th September 2014 Home Game McKeown Petroleum NORTHOTAGO King Country. NO TH O AGO KingCountr 6285661AA Whitestone Contracting Stadium kick off 2.30pm Admission: Adults $10 Students u18 & Pensioners $5 Children u12 FREE The 1st XI notched up the following match results:5–2win over Cashmere High,3–0 win over Pakuranga,0–0 draw with Strathallan,2-1win over Pukekohe,1–0win over Shirley Boys’. And the final was played against Waimea which we won2–1 with the goal scorers being Aidan Scarlet and Tom Wouters. The hockey team have obviously had an outstanding season and have worked extremely hard. Huge thanks must go to their fabulous management team of Ray Boswell (coach) and Richard Jopson (manager). Plus all the parents and relatives that made the trip to support the boys’, we are very grateful. Top coach: Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has been retained by New Zealand Cricket.
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