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with Grady Hudd
How long have you been
playing with the Old
Scholars for? (Since)
the 2010/11 season, I
Has the club changed
much since you started
playing? Not so much has
changed; certainly it's been
successful. It's certainly helped
us getting some young players through the
school, which is good.
How has the side been looking so far this year?
So far, so good. Maybe our batting needs to be a
bit stronger, but it's looking okay. We're building a
platform for another premiership, hopefully.
Prior to the start of the season was the group
con dent of being around the mark? I think
we're always pretty con dent with the guys we've
got out there, with some ex-district players and
also the success we've had over the past years.
We always go in pretty con dent; we're always a
club looking for success.
Who have been some of the standouts in the
side so far this season? Anton (Hill) coming from
Pen eld would be the one I would've thought.
He's been a great recruit.
How much has he added to the side since
arriving from Pen eld? After losing Matty
Sandery, it's always good to get a quick fast
bowler. You can always change the game when
you've got someone that's got some great pace.
What have been some of your most
memorable moments as a player for the Old
Scholars? Certainly winning premierships in
general and, de nitely, the Sunday nights after
winning premierships are always pretty good as
SIXT Y SECS
with Trinity Old Scholars'
A-grade opening batsman
Batting with colour-blindness
IT is estimated that up to one in
12 Australian males suffer from
a form of colour-blindness -- in
layman's terms, that equates to
roughly one player per cricket
In the Australian Test 11, it ap-
pears that opening batsman Chris
Rogers is the one affected.
Last month Rogers withdrew
from Victoria's side prior to its Shef-
field Shield day/night match against
Tasmania due to a lack of confidence
in his ability to perform at night.
In a first for the Shield competi-
tion, bowlers would be using an ex-
perimental pink ball that, as anyone
with colour-blindness would know,
can be quite difficult to see during
the fading hours of the day when the
sun is low in the sky.
How do I know this?
Because I too have been an open-
ing batsman, albeit at grass roots
level, who suffers from colour-
Now, the most likely question
that has popped into your head is
"so, you don't see any colours?"
That is usually the first response
I get when telling people of my ail-
ment, but when I say to them that
"no, I see everything in colour just
fine" it only serves to confuse them
"So, what colour shirt am I wear-
ing?" or "what colour is the sky
then?" are two common follow-ups
to my answer.
I suffer from the most common
form of colour-blindness -- red/
green -- however, suffer isn't really
the correct word; it doesn't affect the
way I go about my daily life, and up
until six years ago I had no idea I
was even affected.
Although it is known as 'red/
green' colour-blindness, it doesn't
mean I mix up the colour red with
the colour green, but instead strug-
gle to differentiate between colours
that have red and green as part of
the whole colour.
For example, blue (especially dark
blue) and purple can be extremely
hard to tell apart for me because I
don't see the 'red' part of the overall
Similar struggles occur when try-
ing to tell dark green and brown
apart, and also pink and red.
So, throw a pink cricket ball
against a colourful sunset late in
the day's play and, voila, you've got
a batsman who is going to have a
tough time playing to his full capa-
Of course, there are varying levels
and types of colour-blindness that
affect different individuals -- I am
fortunate to be only mildly affected,
whereas other people may have a far
In Rogers' case it hasn't been dis-
closed what type of colour-blindness
he has, or how greatly it affects him,
but when you're facing up to bowl-
ers capable of sending down deliv-
eries upwards of 140 km/h, the last
thing you want to be thinking about
is if you're going to see the ball or
So while it is an unusual reason to
withdraw from a day/night match,
it is potentially something affecting
thousands of cricketers right around
Besides, it makes for a handy ex-
cuse if you get out cheaply, much to
the groans of team-mates.
On a side note, only around one
in 100 Inuits are colour-blind -- per-
haps they'd make great night crick-
Power schedule Barossa trip
PORT Adelaide will venture to the
Barossa Valley for its 2015 AFL
Community Camp in February.
The Power playing group will be out and
about in the towns of Tanunda, Nuriootpa,
Gawler and Kapunda for two days on Febru-
ary 16 and 17.
It will be a welcome home-coming for
players Justin Westhoff (Tanunda) and Sam
Colquhoun (Angaston), who grew up playing
in the BL&GFA.
Put out your bats
IN remembrance of Australian and South
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who
tragically passed away last Thursday from
injuries sustained in the Sheffield Shield
match against New South Wales, cricket-
ers all around the country paid tribute to
their fallen hero.
In a social media campaign under the hash-
tag 'put out your bats', players and fans were
encouraged to place their cricket bat and play-
ing hat outside their homes as a mark of re-
spect for Hughes.
Thousands of people right around the
country, and also locally, participated in the
gesture, which is a reminder of the wide-
reaching impact this tragic accident has had
on the cricketing community.
Vale, Phillip Joel Hughes.
Havis grabs third
LOCAL softballer Becky Havis was
part of South Australia's 12-and-
under softball team that placed third
at the national primary schools carnival
in Toowoomba recently.
SA won six of its 10 games; silver went to
Queensland, with eight wins, while an unde-
feated New South Wales took gold.
By all reports, Havis is very proud of her
medal, and was a solid contributor to the
team; the home run she smashed was certainly
SOUTH Gawler won its first A1 match
in the B&LCA over the weekend, and
the team was so stoked they decided to
send in a photo of the celebrations for this
Featured in our social pages, the pic shows
the boys celebrating a few quiet brews at the
Kingsford Hotel following their maiden sea-
They say winners are grinners and, judging
from the photo, that saying holds pretty true
in this instance.
And who wouldn't be happy? Knocking off
reigning premier Freeling is no mean feat for
Doecke still dominating
NURIOOTPA'S Daniel Doecke is in
some ripping form.
His five-wicket haul over the weekend is his
fourth this season from just six innings and
takes his tally to 28.
Since the 2006/07 season, Sandy Creek's
Corey Roberts holds the most wickets in an
A1 season with 47 in 2009/10.
Roberts achieved the feat in 17 matches,
so with a minimum of nine rounds left be-
fore finals Doecke is well on track to beat that
THE BALL'S UP!
Luke's ready for challenge
TRINITY College basketball young gun
Luke Mollet will head to Victoria in
January for the Southern Cross Challenge
after recently gaining selection to South
Australia's under-15 country side.
As part of the 10-man team he will
compete against sides from New South
Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the
ACT across four days of competition at
the Victorian State Basketball Centre in
Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
The 13-year-old survived a lengthy
selection process to gain a spot in the squad,
including driving over five hours to Broken
Hill for a tryout, which was followed by two
subsequent selection sessions at Morphett
Despite playing in SA's under-14 side last
year, the news still came as somewhat of a
shock to Mollet.
"It was sort of a surprise, because there was
some good competition out there," he said.
The Shea-Oak Log resident took up
basketball at six years of age, after first trying
his luck at BMX and soccer, and has not
He follows a disciplined training schedule
that sees him work on his skills and fitness at
least five days a week.
"Luke gets up at six o'clock everyday; we're
still asleep, and he's just gone for a run, doing
weights," said his mum, Pina.
"That's what he needs to do when he gets
to this age because it's pretty cut-throat out
"He love's it; he's out there all the time
shooting and (practising)."
With basketball his only sporting focus,
Mollet involves himself heavily with a number
of clubs, including district side Eastern
Mavericks, Barossa Basketball Association's
under-16 representative side, Settlers, and
social team Outlaws.
will take the
court for South
15 country side
at the Southern
in Victoria early
next year. PHOTO:
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