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Netherlands Crush Papua New Guinea but still go through in top 3

Bell Block Cricket fans have been treated to another one day thrashing, but this time it was Papua New Guinea who received the hiding by 130 runs. At Pukekura Park in New Plymouth today, Sunday 19th January, The Netherlands batted first and were far too strong hitting a massive 323/4 of their 50 overs. the man of the match was Netherlands Eric Szwarczynski who top scored on 129 not out. In reply a out of sorts Papa New Guinea team could only muster a poor 193 after 37 overs after losing all their Batsmen.

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Papua New Guinea now playing Neatherlands (Holland) in World Cup Cricket in New Plymouth

Toss: Netherlands, who chose to bat

Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Umpires: Brent Bowden, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Shaun George (Reserve)

Referee: Jeffrey Crowe

Bell Block Cricket fans are in for a treat today from 10.30am, Sunday 19th January, The Netherlands (Holland) are playing Papua New Guinea in Match 12 of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. According to the format of the tournament, the 10 teams will be equally divided into two groups with the top three sides from each group progressing to the Super Six stage. The top two sides from the Super Six stage will not only reach the final but will also qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to complete the 14-team tally. Both Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands are expected to be in the next stage of these Qualifiers…….The Super Six Stage. It is free to get in, that your children along foa a entertaining game of cricket.

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Papua New Guinea Crush (Pub Cricket Team) Uganda in ICC World Cup Qualifier

Bell Block Cricket Fans were treated to a red hot Papua New Guinea (PNG) team as they recorded another easy victory on day three of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ), with PNG’s Charles Amini claiming six wickets to lead his side to its second big win of the tournament. Amini, who ripped the heart out of the Uganda (more like a pub cricket team) batting line-up, took career-best figures of six for 19 from his ten overs to help dismiss Uganda for 105 inside 36 overs at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. After being sent in to bat, Uganda’s Roger Mukasa was the only batsman to make a major contribution, scoring 33 from 39 deliveries. PNG reached its target for the loss of just one wicket, with Lega Siaka continuing his good form, following up Monday’s century against Kenya with an unbeaten 65 to see PNG reach 107 for one in 17 overs to record its second win of the tournament. Amini was thrilled with his performance: “I found a really good rhythm and I was landing the ball well.” The leg-spinner said that his team is also performing well: “There’s a great feeling around the team. We’ve only lost three wickets in the tournament so far, and we’ve had two comprehensive victories. “We’re very confident, and can’t wait to take on Namibia and the Netherlands. But we’re just taking it one game at a time,” he said. Score in brief:

At Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Uganda 105 all out, 35.5 overs (Roger Mukasa 33; Charles Amini 6-19, Mahuru Dai 2-4)

PNG 107 for one, 17 overs (Lega Siaka 65 not out, Assad Vala 37 not out)

Result: PNG won by nine wickets

Man of the Match: Charles Amini (PNG)

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Uganda Plays Papua New Guinea at Pukekura Park in ICC World Cup Cricket

Toss: Papua New Guinea, who chose to field

Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Umpires: Brent Bowden, Shaun George, Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Reserve)

Referee: Jeffrey Crowe

Bell Block Cricket fans….Don’t miss Todays game, kicks off at 10.30am at Pukekura Park,New Plymouth…Entry is free.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is contested by the 10 Full Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), together with four Associate and Affiliate Members that qualify through the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying program.This qualifying program includes: Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013

Pepsi ICC World Cricket League and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014. The first two qualifying teams were confirmed through the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013. Ireland secured the first qualification spot in July 2013 and Afghanistan achieved their historic qualification in October 2013. The bottom six teams from the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship will have a second chance to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 when they participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014. The Qualifier will also be contested by Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Uganda, who have progressed through the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Divisions. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will host the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier from 13 January to 1 February in 2014, which will be played at six venues throughout New Zealand, namely: Mt Maunganui and New Plymouth in the North Island, and Christchurch, Lincoln, Rangiora and Queenstown in the South Island. A total of 34 matches will be played in the tournament. According to the format of the tournament, the 10 teams will be equally divided into two groups with the top three sides from each group progressing to the Super Six stage. The top two sides from the Super Six stage will not only reach the final but will also qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to complete the 14-team tally.

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Americarna Official Programme – Bell Block Pick up Point

With the many Bell Block Petrolheads counting down the days to Americarna 2014 being held in Taranaki between February 26th and March 1st 2014, we can now advise you of the only place in Bell Block to collect your free Americarna 2014 Official Programme up from. Pop along and see the good guys, Kalvin and Sahib Singh at Big Basket Wholesale Food Mart on Nugent Street, Bell Block. Even better the Americarna 2014 Official Programme’s are free. With Taranaki not having Americarna in 2013, this years event is keenly awaited. There are some exciting change’s to the events over the four days which you will find out in the Americarna 2014 Official Programme. Are you ready!!!!

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Ice Cream Van smashed by Cricket Ball hit for a six

In an Entertaining, if not one sided ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Qualifying game held at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth today, Monday 13th January 2014, Papua New Guinea give a poor Kenya side a lesson in one day cricket. One of the games highlight’s was a 6 hit by Lega Siaka the reach his 100 runs. The added Drama to this shot was that the ball smashed a back window of the ice cream truck of Mr Dave Hancock. The ball missed his front windscreen and entered through the side of his van and smashed his rear window. It has been said Mr Hancock dropped his hundreds and thousands he was putting on a ice cream at the time.The other notable aspect of the day was the very poor turnout from the Taranaki Public in what was a excellent International sporting event for free in the school holidays. By the end of this week we have another 2 games, so it is hoped the crowds are larger at the next 2 games. It was good cricket in a World Class Venue.

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Papua New Guinea Clean out Kenya in New Plymouth

Kenya Innings (Run Rate: 4.98) Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
Irfan Karim c Lega Siaka b Pipi Raho 18 35 51.42 3 0
Alex Obanda lbw Raymond Haoda 8 7 114.28 2 0
Maurice Ouma c Raymond Haoda b Chris Amini 24 37 64.86 2 0
Collins Obuya c Willie Gavera b Raymond Haoda 106 120 88.33 6 2
Steve Tikolo c Raymond Haoda b Pipi Raho 11 22 50.00 0 0
Rakep Patel c Jack Vare b Mahuru Dai 24 25 96.00 1 1
Ragheb Aga c Geraint Jones b Willie Gavera 7 16 43.75 0 0
Thomas Odoyo NOT OUT 42 34 123.52 6 1
Nehemiah Odhiambo b Raymond Haoda 4 2 200.00 1 0
Shem Ngoche c Pipi Raho b Raymond Haoda 1 2 50.00 0 0
Elijah Otieno NOT OUT 0 0 0 0
Extras (w 4) 4
Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 249
  • Bowler O R W Econ
    Willie Gavera 9 56 1 6.22
    Raymond Haoda 9 50 4 5.55
    Pipi Raho 10 47 2 4.70
    Chris Amini 8 26 1 3.25
    Charles Amini 9 51 0 5.66
    Mahuru Dai 5 19 1 3.80
  • Fall of Wickets
    1-18 (Obanda, 3.6 ov) 2-36 (Karim, 8.5 ov)
    3-75 (Ouma, 17.5 ov) 4-109 (Tikolo, 27.2 ov)
    5-162 (Patel, 35.3 ov) 6-182 (Aga, 40.6 ov)
    7-216 (Obuya, 47.1 ov) 8-241 (Odhiambo, 49.1 ov)
    9-247 (Ngoche, 49.5 ov)
Papua New Guinea Innings (Run Rate: 5.83) Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
Tony Ura c Ragheb Aga b Nehemiah Odhiambo 0 4 0.00 0 0
Lega Siaka c Rakep Patel b Shem Ngoche 103 83 124.09 11 4
Assad Vala NOT OUT 105 109 96.33 8 6
Chris Amini NOT OUT 28 63 44.44 3 0
Extras (nb 2, w 8, lb 4) 14
Total (2 wickets; 42.5 overs) 250
  • Bowler O R W Econ
    Nehemiah Odhiambo 10 43 1 4.30
    Elijah Otieno 10 61 0 6.10
    Ragheb Aga 6 44 0 7.33
    Thomas Odoyo 2 17 0 8.50
    Shem Ngoche 8.5 49 1 5.54
    Steve Tikolo 6 32 0 5.33

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Bell Block Horse Trainer Janelle Millar Wins at Waipukurau Races

Janelle Millar, a Bell Block Horse Trainer won her first race for 2014 on Sunday 12th January at the Waipukurau Race Meeting. The winning horse Just the Tip is owned by Z Fuglistaller, Hagt Syndicate, CB Thorburn & B Wineera. Janelle Millar’s Dad, Donald Caskey also trained a Winning Horse on Saturday 11/1/2014 at the Marton Races at Awapuni. Quite a productive weekend for the Bell Block based family.

WAIPUKURAU RACES: Race 5 – 14:54 – CENTRAL FM NEW YEAR MILE RATING 75 1600 m
12 January 2014

Stake: $8,000 Track: DEAD4 Weather: FINE
# Name Jockey/Driver/Trainer Win Place
1 Just The Tip Shannon Doyle 5.70 2.00
3 Perfect Symbol Jess Shackleton (a2) 1.80
2 Jakob Gambino Johnathon Parkes 1.90
Bet Type Runners Dividend
Quinella 1, 3 14.40
Trifecta 1:3:2 118.40
First4 1:3:2:7 490.40

ALSO RAN:
7-Crafty Lad-Kelly Myers(3.8L),
5-Peit Rox-Rosie Myers(7.1L),
6-Poetic Licence-David Walker(7.6L),
4-Cajun-Miranda Dravitzki (a2)(7.8L),
8-Centarose-Kane Smith(15L).
Note: Numbers shown are the distance from winner in lengths.
Winning Margins: 2-1/4L, 1-1/4L, Lg hd
Owners: Z Fuglistaller, Hagt Syndicate, C B Thorburn & B Wineera
Trainer: Janelle Millar, Bell Block
Breeding: 5 g Danroad (AUS)-Prospective Belle (USA)

Scratched: All Start

SUB: 4
Winners Time: 1:36.33

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It’s Official, Guinness World Record has been set

Bell Block and New Plymouth, you’ve done it! The attempt for the largest Kick Scooter Parade is now an official Guinness World Record. On Sunday 8 December 2013 489 kick scooter riders completed a 3.2km scooter ride from the Bell Block side of the Te Rewa Rewa bridge to East End Reserve in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

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Kenya Plays Papua New Guinea at Pukekura Park in ICC World Cup Cricket

Bell Block Cricket fans….Don’t miss Todays game, kicks off at 11.30am at Pukekura Park,New Plymouth…Entry is free.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is contested by the 10 Full Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), together with four Associate and Affiliate Members that qualify through the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying program.This qualifying program includes: Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013

Pepsi ICC World Cricket League and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014. The first two qualifying teams were confirmed through the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013. Ireland secured the first qualification spot in July 2013 and Afghanistan achieved their historic qualification in October 2013. The bottom six teams from the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship will have a second chance to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 when they participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014. The Qualifier will also be contested by Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Uganda, who have progressed through the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Divisions. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will host the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier from 13 January to 1 February in 2014, which will be played at six venues throughout New Zealand, namely: Mt Maunganui and New Plymouth in the North Island, and Christchurch, Lincoln, Rangiora and Queenstown in the South Island. A total of 34 matches will be played in the tournament. According to the format of the tournament, the 10 teams will be equally divided into two groups with the top three sides from each group progressing to the Super Six stage. The top two sides from the Super Six stage will not only reach the final but will also qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to complete the 14-team tally.

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New Zealand Rugby Crown Lost by Taranaki

Taranaki has lost the national rugby sevens crown. The Taranaki side were knocked out of the competition in semifinal play this afternoon, Sunday 12th January 2014 losing 10-5 to Wellington in Rotorua. Wellington clinched the win with a controversial try three minutes from fulltime. Wellington’s Vaea Fifita was dragged down just short of the line by Taranaki’s Beaudein Waaka. But, in what looked like a double movement, the Wellington player planted the ball over the line with the referee awarding the try despite protests from the Taranaki camp. “It’s a disappointing way to end the tournament,” said Taranaki captain Warwick Lahmert afterwards. ”It’s a bit gutting to lose by five points after all the hard work we’ve put in over the last 12 weeks.” All was not lost as the Taranaki women’s team won the plate final beating Otago 21-12.

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Bell Block Horse Trainer Donald Caskey wins at Marton Race’s

Donald Caskey, a Bell Block Horse Trainer won his first race for 2014 today, Saturday 11th January at the Marton Race Meeting at Awapuni. The winning horse Yin Yang Master is owned by BJ Bolton, Miss H M, J J & Mrs M A Kelly.

M4 MARTON RACES on 11th January 2014

Race 1 – 12:27pm – RURAL BULK SPREADERS PREMIER RATING 85, 2300 m

Stake: $30,000 Track: DEAD4 Weather: FINE
# Name Jockey/Driver/Trainer Win Place
6 Yin Yang Master Johnathon Parkes 8.40 2.40
1 Grey Power Buddy Lammas 3.50
9 Chevremont Darryl Bradley 3.90
Bet Type Runners Dividend
Quinella 1, 6 46.10
Trifecta 6:1:9 728.30
First4 6:1:9:5 3875.70

Jackpot:
First4 Carry Forward $3178.16 Next First4

ALSO RAN:
5-Fredrick William-Chris Johnson(3.2L),
4-Her To Eternity-Kelly Myers(4.5L),
3-Confused-Miranda Dravitzki (a2)(5.3L),
2-Back In Black-Hayden Tinsley(5.7L),
10-I’ll’ava’alf-Anna Jones (a4)(6.2L),
7-Hell Yeah-Trudy Thornton(7L),
8-Dancing Embers-Shannon Doyle(11.5L).
Note: Numbers shown are the distance from winner in lengths.
Winning Margins: 1-1/4L, 1-3/4L, 1/2 hd
Owners: B J Bolton, Miss H M, J J & Mrs M A Kelly
Trainer: Donald Caskey, Bell Block
Breeding: 6 g Fastnet Rock (AUS)-Crazy Fling (USA)

Scratched: 11-Lady Platinum.

SUB: 4
Winners Time: 2:22.47

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Bell Block Cricket Fan ask’s What’s going on CD?- Letter to the Editor

Friday 10 /01/2014 Letter to the Editor – The Taranaki Daily News Newspaper

Well done to Ian Snook. I have just read his January 2nd 2014 column in the Taranaki Daily News, From First Slip (Central Districts appointment and selection process is a joke), and I agree, mate. What’s going on? Central Districts cricket, we love you playing in the Naki too, and I have also coached.
John (Silver) Goodin, Bell Block

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Bell Block Based Taranaki Skydiving Club Closes down.

Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane has never been so difficult for the high fliers of the Bell Block Based Taranaki Skydiving Club. The club, which used to operate out of the New Plymouth airport, has closed because of new regulations imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in November 2011. Skydivers in Taranaki now must wait for the few weekends each year when a commercial operation based in Whangarei, Ballistic Blondes, flies their plane down. The club has been jumping since 1977, and had always operated under the safety standards of the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association and the New Zealand Parachute Organisation. The new requirements meant they had to redo all their manuals – operational manuals, health and safety manuals, and everything else. Frank Conway (In Photo) , a skydiver who has done more than 1100 jumps, now has to look further afield for his thrills. “I have to travel a lot now,” he said. “But I quite like that I can just go and have fun now. I used to have to train people, organise the plane, the pilot, tandem master and the weather.” The nearest airfeild is in the Waikato, a 3 and a half hour trip by car, so as long as Frank can get 3-4 jumps in a weekend it makes the trip worthwhile. It’s a changing world we live in………………

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Bell Block Feral Youth can spell with Tagging

Just when you thought some of the feral youth in Bell Block have no hope we can prove that at least when this feral youth element do tag, they tag with perfect spelling. This time around they tagged both dugouts at the Bell Block Softball Club ground on Hickford Park, Bell Block. We promptly contacted the New Plymouth District Council who were getting straight onto their contractor to remove these correctly spelt words of the Queens English.

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Hurricane Kickboxing Academy in Bell Block opens Feb 2014

As one door closes (Bell Block Box Office Boxing Club), another one open’s or so the saying goes…. it is just 5 weeks today until the launch of the Hurricane Kickboxing Academy in Bell Block. The first week will be a free trial week so the Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th February 2014 will be free for all to try. If you are interested for either yourself or your children or both, email your name and age for children to: yghughes@hotmail.com to book your place, or text: 021 121707.

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Bell Block Cricket Fan’s see Central District’s 20/20 game Abandoned

It’s been a tough few weeks for both Bell Block cricket fans and the Devon Hotel Central Stags Twenty/20 Cricket team as bad weather in New Plymouth over the last 10 days has ruined any chance of the Stag’s turning their wooden spoon run around. Today’s (Tuesday 7th January 2014) HRV Cup match against the Canterbury Wizards was Abandoned without one ball being bowled due to wet weather. We next get to see the Devon Hotel Central Stags back in action at New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park in a Ford Trophy One Day match on the 16th March 2014 against the Canterbury Wizards.

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Bell Block’s Big Box Office Boxing Club has now moved to NP

Today, Monday 6th January 2014 sees the opening in New Plymouth of what was Bell Block’s Big Box Office Boxing Club.We and the people of Bell Block wish them every success in their new venture in New Plymouth.

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Bell Block Cricket Fans witness a Wooden Spoon Team

Otago’s twenty20 top order complemented the restrictive work of their bowlers to secure a seven-wicket victory against The Devon Hotel Central Districts Stags at Pukekura Park. After losing the toss, Otago’s attack struck frequent blows and controlled the run rate to reduce Central Districts to 28 for 4 in the seventh over. Kieran Noema-Barnett propped up the innings with 52 and Doug Bracewell contributed 35 off 20, but they were the only batsmen to make it past 20. Jacob Duffy took 3 for 29 for Otago, while James McMillian and Jimmy Neesham took two each to keep Central Districts to 147 for 9. Otago lost Neil Broom early in the chase but Aaron Redmond made 32 off 18 balls and Ryan ten Doeschate scored an unbeaten 50 off 32 to seal victory with 15 deliveries to spare. The loss leaves the Devon Hotel Central Districts twenty20 winless and holding the wooden spoon.

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Bell Block Cricket Fans-The Game is on

Latest news on the Twenty20 cricket: The Devon Hotel Central Stags vs Otago Volts match at Pukekura Park will start as planned at 4pm, today 05th January 2014. See you there!

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