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TRAINER Steven Brook scored an-
other winner at Gawler last Tues-
day, having returned to training 12
months ago after a long break from the
In the Kingsford Hotel stake over 400m,
Little Elsie, from box two, narrowly led
from Velocity Breeze (4) and Cash Or
The field immediately bunched and Ve-
locity Breeze dropped out, as a result, with
Magic Hen (8) racing into the picture and
Cash Or Credit pushing up on the rails.
Down the back straight, Cash Or Credit
clipped the heels of the leader Little Elsie,
costing it any chance of winning.
Boss Power Bull (6), after being near
last, was running on well out wide, but
Little Elsie was going great guns out in
front, winning by nearly five lengths in
Cash Or Credit ran second for Aartie
Verhoef, of Evanston, and Boss Power
Bull was third for John Hancock, of Nu-
Little Elsie, or ‘Elsie’ for short, is trained
at Meadows by Steven Brook for him-
self and David Galvin, from New South
Elsie, who used to race in NSW, has now
won three races since being sent to Brook,
with a career total of 12 wins and 16 plac-
ings from 50 starts.
The interesting question is what reignit-
ed Brook’s training career?
After starting out some 30 years ago, he
dropped out two years later citing work
However, his interest was renewed a year
ago when his partner Janette purchased
him a greyhound pup.
Brook took up the lead again and said
he enjoys working with all dogs, and grey-
hounds in particular.
Due to the property limitations, he has
only a small team in work, but recently
ventured into the breeding scene, some-
thing he may pursue further.
Two Wells trainer Troy Murray had a big
day out, landing three winners with Aston
Wingard, Big Zap and Cash In Looper,
which all won by five lengths or greater.
Upcoming race meetings have been
amended, with a Tuesday afternoon meet-
ing to be held next week and on Friday af-
ternoon, November 14.
Sunday meetings will resume on No-
Back in the sport
STARplex: Results: Monday Men - Run &
Gun d Wizards 63-47, Phils Team d Shakers
51-34, AP Tigers d Hurricanes 20-0, Shooting
Bricks d M&Ms 60-38, Swamp Dawgs d
Turbos 50-20, Wolverines d OrlagoBujic 74-
47, Cunning Stunts d Beard of Chuck 52-40.
Tuesday Daytime Ladies - Flamin Flamingos
d Cheeky Chicks 34-18, Phantoms d Angry
Birds 61-35, Kaos d Blue Birds 37-26.
Tuesday Juniors - Under 8’s - Green Devils
d Hope C 10-0, Trinity Silver d St Brigids
Knights 7-0, Warriors d Hope A 29-0, Roar
d St Brigids Saints 14-6, Bulls d Trinity Red
14-0, Space Jame d Hope B 6-2. Under 10’s
Barossa Bulldogs Blue d Barossa Bulldogs
Red 10-6, Hope A d Hawks 6- 2, Trinity Jets d
Sandy Creek 20-6, Trinity Brown d Hope B 17-
4, Little Terrors d St Brigids Saints 12-4.
Tuesday Night Men’s – Mighty Ducks d
Red Lions 58-49, Taipans d Google It 53-42,
Wolves d Bad Intentions 51-34, Gang Green d
Hoopless 38–29, Muffin Stuffers d TZK 68-26,
Upper Deck d Donkeys 65- 40, Team Rocket
d Uncle Drew 41-29, X-Men d C.R.E.A.M.
Thursday Night Mixed - Inkhub d Long Plains
95-27, Going Deep d Its Only Social 52-30,
Steelers d Beamers 50-28, Ultim8s d Family
Feud 57-30, Comets d Black Magic 51-45,
Fruit Hoops 1 d Fruit Hoops 2 65-48.
kApundA: Thursday’s competition – J .
Menzel, L. Payne, M. Hayward.
GAWLER: Midweek results: R. McNamara
Thursday ’s stableford results: J. Pogas 42
points, D. Hurley (c/b) 40, G. Gray 40, R.
Sawyer 39, J. Jordan 39, A. Higgins 39, J.
Griffiths 38, P. Roach 38.
Saturday’s results: Overall – B. Tipper nett
70. A grade – C. Thornton 73, F. Stallbom 73,
C. Lowe 74. B grade – B. Tipper 70, P. Pogas
73, C. Mckenzie 74. C grade – M. Moate 72, T.
Korber 73, D. Toy 74. Ladies – K. Barr 75.
Sunday’s results: F. Stallbom 34.
MounT pLEASAnT: Ladies results - C .
Zerk 33, D. Watkins 33, R. Vincent 31
TAnundA pinES: Saturday’s stroke
Results: N. O ’Brien 67 / 84, J. Gooden 72 /
91, S. Blackwell 72 / 85, S. Coombs 72 / 84,
N. Moore 72 / 97, T. Jenkins 72 / 84, J. Denley
T. Schmaal 73 / 101, J. Agar 73 / 82, K. Owen
Lithgow 74 / 90, N. Harris 75 / 97, D. House 75
/ 100, J. Sonntag 75 / 99, C. Mullett 76 / 97, M.
Campbell 76 / 85, B. Verhoef 76 / 87, R. Escritt
77 / 94, T. Morrison 77 / 102, T. Marshall 77 /
J. Phillips 78 / 86, T. George 79 / 100, B. Hage
79 / 91, D. Forrest 79 / 104, C. Hongell 80 /
104, J. Hoffmann 80 / 102, J. Marsden 80 /
101, B. Veevers 80 / 87, P. Othams 80 / 103, G.
Thomson 81 / 104, D. Sobey 81 / 96, S. Hallett
102, S. Henschke 82 / 115, T. Saegenschnitter
96, B. Chipman 83 / 106, D. Cock 83 / 105,
J. MacPhail 84 / 103, G. Greenfield 85 / 103,
P. Henschke 85 / 103, J. Hongell 87 / 113, C.
Fechner 87 / 104, R. Butler 87 / 122, M. Cirillo
89 / 118, F. Blackwell 90 / 114, A. Hamann
92 / 112.
GAWLER & diSTRicT nETbALL
ASSociATion Results: A Grade -
Roseworthy d Gumnuts 33-16; Lutheran d
St Georges 40-8; Trinity d Virginia 34-10. B
Grade - Gumnuts Purple d St George’s 43-
24; Trinity d Xavier Saints 26-22; Lutheran
d Gumnuts Jade 29-19. C Grade - Mallala d
Xavier Saints 29-12. E Grade - Trinity Red d
Xavier Saints 28-6; St George’s d Trinity Blue
30-6. K Grade - Virginia d St George’s Black
19-16; Two Wells d Xavier Saints 28-1; Xavier
Saints d St George’s White 37-5; Gumnuts d
St Georges 22-14. L Grade- Gumnuts Jade d
Gumnuts Purple 24-4; Trinity d Lutheran 28-
8. N Grade - St George’s d Trinity Blue 22-2;
Xavier Saints d Gumnuts 17-1; Trinity Red
d Trinity White 8-1. O Grade - Lutheran d St
George’s Black 18-0; St Georges Maroon d St
George’s White 17-0.
STARplex: Results: Monday ladies - Semi-
final - Wild Turkeys d Mauve It 46-17, Trinity
Old Scholars d Divas 21-17, Laurlis Team d
Lady Birds 27-18, THEM d Benchwarmers
29-24, Roseworthy Vetballers d Roseworthy
Ultimate Netballers 21-19, All Saints d TOSNC
Tuesday evening mixed - TNT d Win Some
Lose Some 24-8, Slinky All Blacks d Demons
30-21, Happy Hour d Netvets 47-6, Drop It In
d Golden Vipers 28-18, Falcons d Vipers 25-
15, Ashley’s Angels d TLL 29-11.
Wednesday Juniors – Primarys - Trinity
Orange d Trinity Maroon 18-1, Trinity Purple
d Barossa Districts 2 14-2, South Gawler d
Trinity Blue 7- 0, Barossa Districts 1 d Trinity
Yellow 12-1. Sub Junior Div 1 - Barossa Belles
d Gawler Central 29-8, Trinity Red d Trinity
Yellow 28-13. Sub Junior Div 2 - Trinity White
d Trinity Pink 18-14, Barossa Districts d Trinity
Maroon 13-9. Juniors - Trinity Green d Trinity
Purple 20-12, Trinity Yellow drew with Trinity
Red 25-25, Barossa Districts d Magpies 27-9,
South Gawler d Nuri Girls 20-17, Angaston d
Willaston Red 22-15.
Inters - Trinity Blue d Trinity Red 31-18,
Gawler Central d Willaston 12-11.
Wednesday evening ladies - TOSNC d St
George’s 28-24, Wild Turkeys d Hot Stuff 31-
28, Lollipops d Just Us 36-15, Mallala d Roses
& Thorns 34-21, Wild Cats d Girl Power 30-12,
Escapees d Fruit Loops 38-4, Family Affairs d
Accidents Happen 28-20.
Wednesday evening Mixed netball - Michael
+ 5 d Ball Huggers 27-12, Interceptacons d
Blue Nation 15-14, Milkshakers d Denton + 6,
United tigers d TEAM D 27-7, Jekylls Angels d
Friday ladies’ daytime netball - All Blakz d
Pink Ladies 20-17, Brookers d Lady Birds
28-16, Mummas d Mixed Bag 38-21, Cant
Decide d Dribs & Drabs 20-11.
GAWLER: Sunday’s results: P. Moreland/M.
Randall d D. MacKinnon/J. Drake/L. Elles 13-
7; J. Stenning (visitor)/L. Randall d P. Drake/L.
Roud 13-12; M. Randall/J. Drake d P. Drake/
J. Stenning/L. Elles 13-10; D. MacKinnon/L.
Randall d P. Moreland/L. Roud.
MALLALA: Saturday’s (Oct 25) results:
Event One 25 Target double barrel – A
Ciaramellano 25/25, G. Gilbert 35/36. B – R.
Grimmond 24/25, M. Haydon 27/29, J. Ward
26/29. Event two 25 target point score – A
J. Gilbert 75/75, L. Ciaramellano 71/75. B
J. Meaney 70/75. C – P. Ward 70/75, M.
Haydon 66/75. Event three 50 target c/zone
night point score – C and overall – B. August
140/150, J. Ward 124/150. A – J . Gilbert
133/150, B. Zanker 126/150. B – R. Zupanic
Results: Gawler 3-136 d Gulfview Heights 2-
136 (S. Drury/ S. Adams d S. Clarke/ A. Sneath
30-24; S. Drury d A. Sneath 30-24; S. Adams
lost to S. Clarke 20-30; S. Adams d A. Sneath
30-28; S. Drury lost to S. Clarke 26-30).
Playford 5-150 d Trinity 0-71 (B. Toor/ K. Knox
d B. Hondow/ R. Schneider 30-8; B. Toor d B.
Hondow 30-11; K. Knox d R. Schneider 30-
20; K. Knox d B. Hondow 30-23; B. Toor d R.
The Grove 4/144 d Elizabeth 1-97 (L. Parikh/
C. Toft lost to L. Pinnock/ L. Forgione 24-30; L.
Parikh d L. Pinnock 30-0; C. Toft d L. Forgione
30-24; L. Parikh d L. Forgione 30-16; C. Toft d
L. Pinnock 30-27).
cRickET: A week of big outs saw
Freeling Cricket Club struggle to get
three grades out on the park, with
weddings and buck shows being the
The A1s ventured to Kapunda a little
undermanned this week and Kapunda
took full advantage, rolling the Water
Hens for 103.
Stand-in Captain Raed Hannun was
the only standout with 49 in the middle
In reply, Kapunda has already taken
first innings points and is currently
Alex Hibbard has both wickets.
A long day looms, with early wickets
The A2s faced last year’s premiers,
Angaston, at home with six new faces
from last week’s match.
The boys battled in the field to keep
Angaston to a respectable 166 with a
few dropped catches costing Freeling
an early bat.
Steve Knight was a standout in
his second match for the club with
impressive figures of 5/49 off 19 overs.
Benny Macdonald and the skipper
Jacob Wright chipped in with two
A solid start is required next week to
see the boys through.
The A4s had the road-trip to
Saddleworth to face the undefeated
After winning the toss, Freeling
batted and started slowly on a lush
Freeling finished its innings 6/169,
which on that oval was going to be a
tough ask batting second.
In reply, Jai Watts was the top-order
destroyer with excellent figures of 4/5
off his eight overs.
Bert ‘Gazelle’ Watts also contributed
three great catches and a cheeky three
wickets of his own.
James Young found a new craft and
picked up two wickets opening the
bowling for the first time.
Gilbert Valley was dismissed for 44
and man of the match was Bert Pearce.
dARTS: The Eudunda Darts Invitational
tournament was held recently with 28
players participating in the doubles
and 25 in the singles for a prize pool
Drawn doubles round robin (two
draws) with the top four teams from
each draw progressing to the knockout
draw were played.
In the best-of-nine-leg final Mark
Johns and Brian Marsden defeated
Brayden Sperling and Jimmy Warren
The singles also had a round
robin (four draws), with the top four
players from each draw going into a
In the best-of-11 -leg final Brayden
Sperling defeated Alex Cunningham
Highest peg outs were: Doubles - 155
by Mick Roberts; Singles - 110 by Mark
Amy Barton-McCoombe won the
achievement award from Gawler Darts
There were 17 180s thrown by 11
players, with ‘Smokey’ Dawson getting
four of them.
Next year’s tournament will be on
October 31 and November 1.
RiFLE: The Williams Trophy at 1000
yards was the scheduled event for
Saturday, but the strong southerly
winds made the use of our largest
targets too difficult.
The captain tried one target pre-
shoot, but it was apparent the strain
would be too great on the equipment
and markers, and the wind was likely
to keep its strength for the remainder
of the day.
Consequently, the decision was taken
to defer the trophy event and a paired
coaching practise was substituted at
600 yards, eventually getting under way
at 1330 hours.
The wind varied enough to keep the
members guessing and the results were
Overall, a good exercise and positive
result for those involved.
Next week, S . Ahrens Trophy at 300
GoLF: Warmer weather brought out
a good field of 60 players for the long
weekend’s stroke round.
Two weeks after the greens were cored
things were looking good, although
they were still putting slowly.
The day’s winner was first off the tee
at daybreak and played in an illustrious
group, which obviously lifted his game
to another notch.
When the score of 63 was posted the
rest of us were pretty much resigned to
the grade prizes.
If Ian Gawley was playing cricket, he
would have been pretty disappointed
to be stranded on 96, however this
score on the golf course was 10 under
his handicap and an exceptional result.
If not a PB it would certainly be close
and one of a couple of handfuls of times
he has broken the magical ‘ton’.
Back to the rest of the field and a mate
of Mrs Murray’s son Harv came out for a
hit from the back blocks of Cambrai to
comfortably clean up the A grade with
I think Michael Pix may have been
grateful of the extra shot or two he
would have picked up on the slope
rating but a two-over score is fantastic
on any course.
Russell Minnett didn’t have the
distraction of Scottie’s attire and also
shot a fantastic 76/70 to be a shot up on
John Shephard and Mark Mickan.
The B grade went to the in-form Les
Grafton, also with a nett 67.
Boo Menzel and Greg Jones shot 70s.
Tony Moritz was out for a rare hit
and clinched the C grade with his 69, a
couple ahead of Thorning with a further
shot to Dave Bashford.
There were stories of three and four
putts again last week but some players
were obviously a little slow to adjust
to the speed of the greens with many
putts left short. Over the next couple
of weeks the greens should speed
up considerably and present another
challenge in the club championship
rounds beginning Saturday.
Thursday’s field was back up to
a respectable 20 players and, as
mentioned, Les Grafton was the unlucky
loser of the countback after finishing
with 43 points along side Eric Butler.
The first of four stroke rounds in the
championships begins Saturday and it
is also the prestigious vice-president’s
If all of the available single-
figure golfers decide to contest the
championships we are sure to have the
most competitive event we have had
for some time.
The McCarthys, Mick Watson, Dick
Nairn, Jarrad Hughes, Craig McKnight,
Russ Minnett and Mick Orvad are a few
of those who could have an impact.
pETAnQuE: This weekend, Petanque
Federation Australia will hold its annual
interstate challenge in Dandenong,
Gawler Petanque Club president
Glenis Head is a South Australian Over
60s team member to play to retain the
trophy it won in 2013.
The competition will be against
Western Australia, Victoria and
TEnniS: A close 30-28 singles win by
Shane Adams over top women’s player
Amy Sneath has helped Gawler Marvels
to a close 3-2 win over Gulfview Heights
in last Thursday ’s Playford Invitational
With Adams and Stephen Drury
securing the doubles 30-24, both split
their singles to ensure the Marvels
Gulfview Heights is shaping as a
premiership threat with ‘new’ recruit
Steve Clark, who won both his singles.
With The Grove beating Elizabeth 4-1,
Gawler dropped a further point behind
the top team, setting up a big clash
tomorrow week between the early
pacemakers, after the Marvels take on
In a tough game against Playford,
Trinity went down 5-0, although Brodie
Hondow and Ryan Schneider showed
some good form in patches.
Games are played at the Bicentennial
Courts, Elizabeth Vale, 7pm on Thursdays.
The two-person teams play two singles
each and a doubles, with matches
decided by the first to 30 points, with at
least a two-point advantage.
Gulfview Heights’ Amy Sneath
serves against Gawler Marvels’
Shane Adams during Thursday’s
Playford Invitational Night Tennis
Meadows’ trainer Steven Brooks with prize-winning
greyhound Little Elsie after winning at Gawler last
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