A thunderstorm and heavy rain delivered the John Bull Shield to Cessnock who were in a commanding position after Barry Richards narrowly missed a well-deserved century.
Mark Bercini Bellbird went a long way to securing second place on the ladder with two rounds to go following their eight-wicket demolition of Peden’s Hotel at Carmichael Park.
A treble to Aaron Bullock was a highlight of a strong card at Wine Country Race Club’s second meeting for the year at the Cessnock track.
Michael Hartshorn The Hunter girls have won their four opening matches at the Combined High School cricket championships in Maitland to book a spot in Wednesday’s semi-finals.
Cessnock Hornets senior squad kicked into gear for 2017, with a staunch 2-1 trial match victory over highly- fancied Kahibah at Harold Knight Oval on Friday night.
Michael Hartshorn Branxton's Elaina McClung has risen to the No.3 in the world after winning the junior girls title at the Asia Oceanic Barefoot Waterskiing Championships in New Zealand.
Mark Bercini Cessnock cricket writer Mark Bercini takes a look at the stars of the season so far.
Mark Bercini Local cricketer Jack Sylvester has ticked many boxes of cricketing achievements this season.
Seizure of tobacco shows how black market has emerged in jails following cigarette ban.
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