CATCH: Newcastle district cricket chairman Paul Marjoribanks and Newcastle mayor Nuatali Nelmes. Picture: Marina NeilWhips, Waratahs and Black Roses will officially bepart of the Newcastle cricketlandscape fromnext month.
Belmont, Waratah-Mayfield and Cardiff-Boolaroo will adopt those respectivenicknames for the recently launched NCC Big Bash.
Traditional district club identities will be replaced by logos and emblems throughout the five-round T20 tournament, which doesn’t include premiership points.
Others like Lions (Merewether), Rosellas (Wests), Sabres (City), Magpies (Charlestown), Pumas (Hamilton-Wickham), Tigers (Wallsend), Sea Dragons (University), Kookaburras (Toronto) and Seagulls (Stockton-Raymond Terrace) are better established.
Whips, Waratahs and Black Roses may have previously been used more internally than externally.
On field the Magpies and theBlack Roses kick start proceedings in a midweek twilight fixture (5pm) at No.1 Sportsground on Tuesday, January 9. Sunday double headers follow across eight venues on February 4 and 11. Semis and the final are scheduled for February 18.
R9: Waratah 180 v Uni 5-151; Magpies 8-340 v Tigers; Cardiff 0-18 v Toronto 7(dec)-385; Wests 297 v City 5-46; Lions 5-190 v Hamwicks 84; Stockton 1-26 v Belmont 262.
* STILL on T20 and Sydney defeated Penrith to claim their second NSW Premier Cup after Sunday night’s final at the SCG.
Sydney club’slight-hearted Twitter post comparedtheTigers’ success to that of 2017 AFL champions Richmond.
A big year for Tigers… the small matter of Richmond winning the @AFL… and the much bigger deal of @SYDCricketClub winning the @KingsgroveSport T20 Cup. https://t.co/ImcHtsIYhh
— Premier Cricket – NSW (@PremCricketNSW) December 17, 2017
* NEWCASTLE recorded its first win of the NSW Country Colts Championships at Tamworth on Wednesday courtesy of a century to captain Josh Claridge (112).
Western weren’t able to reel in Newcastle (9-265), who had already lost toIllawarra and finalists Riverina the previous two days.