Launceston lawyer gets suspended sentence

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A LAUNCESTON lawyer found guilty by juryof four thefts from his former employer has been handed a suspended sentence.
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Newnham man Adrian John Hall, 39, faced the Launceston Supreme Court for sentencing today.

Justice Stephen Estcourt, via video link from Hobart Supreme Court, said that although the jury’s findings of guilt related to an amount of$10,700, he had determined that Hall had stolen only $2600.

He said of the alleged amount of $9000 cash in relation to the Fulton case incount one, $8100 was eventually paid into the trust account of Grant Tucker Barrister and Solicitor in Launceston, and only $900 was not accounted for.

Justice Estcourt said Hall had displayed a “sense of entitlement” in believing that he could take money from clients without putting it into his former employer’s trust account.

He jailed Hall for four months, wholly suspended for two years, ordered him to complete 210 hours of community service and ordered him to pay compensation to Mr Tucker.

Hall’s offending occurred betweenAugust 2010 andJuly 2012, when hepocketed cash payments from clients, while he worked for Mr Tucker.

TheLaw Society of Tasmania moved swiftly to suspend Hall’s practising certificate after the jury’s findings of guilt, until June 30, 2015.

Hall has the option to appeal against his conviction, sentence and suspension of his practising certificate.

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Ulladulla Women’s Shed founder dies

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PASSIONATE: Ulladulla Women’s Shed founder Jan McKay has died suddenly, with her supporters determined to see her dream come true.
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The driving force behind the Ulladulla Women’s Shed, Jan McKay, passed away suddenly on December 11.

Jan spent the last two months rallying like-minded ladies together to form a social and working group.

She was passionate about providing a venue for women to get their hands dirty and try everything from woodwork to furniture restoration.

Following her sudden death, members of the group are determined to make Jan’s dream become a reality.

Family and friends of the bubbly and passionate lady are invited to celebrate her life at the Ulladulla ExServos Club auditorium on Saturday December 27 at 11am.

Jan’s daughter Nikki Bounden has requested that people wear colour to reflect her zest for life.

Donations to the Ulladulla Women’s Shed can be made via a collection box.

Shed vice president Jo Gittany said she hopes women will pull together to help make Jan’s dream come true.

“I would like to see it happen for her,” Jo said.

“She was so passionate and determined to get it off the ground.

“I will be doing all I can, but hopefully we can attract more women to join the committee.”

She said a meeting would be held in February to discuss the future of the shed, with two potential sites being considered.

Members have been fundraising via a raffle and with a stall at the Mollymook markets in an effort to raise funds to set up the group.

In the weeks before her death, Jan told the Times she was overwhelmed from the community response to her idea that started with a post on facebook.

She said ladies needed a venue to share their skills, learn from each other and meet like-minded people.

Jo said once the shed is up and running, it would be named in Jan’s honour.

Jan was surrounded by her family when she passed away and will be deeply missed by her husband John children Chris, Danny, Nikki, Kate, Beck and Charn.

She was treasured by her grandchildren:Jake, Luke, Jade, Emma, Cory, Marley, Ella, Lilly, Ted, Colby, Jet and Lenny.

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Plenty of choices for New Year’s Eve

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George IV Inn New Year’s Eve
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The new year is approaching, and there are plenty of venues around Macarthur to celebrate the arrival of 2015. From live entertainment, fireworks and fairy floss to two-course meals and carnival rides, there’s bound to be a place near you holding your kind of celebration.


From 7pm there will be a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration with carnival rides, food stalls and stage entertainment. There will be two fireworks displays, at 9pm and midnight. The kids will enjoy hanging out with Peppa Pig, while the adults can take in the tunes of We Play Records, Smooth Jive Consultants, Jay Seeney and the Rubber Bank Rock Show. The event is drug and alcohol free, and residents are advised to keep their pets inside so they’re not frightened by the loud fireworks. Details: 4645 4921, campbelltown


Picton’s George IV Inn starts festivities at 5pm, featuring face-painting, fairy floss and jumping castle for the kids, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, fireworks at 9pm and live music. Celebrations go to midnight. Entry is free. Details: 4677 1415, georgeiv南京夜网.au.


The doors for Wests Campbelltown’s celebrations will open at 5.30pm, with events from 6pm to 9.30pm. The whole family can enjoy The Katy Perry Show from 6.30pm, and indulge on chicken schnitzel and chips for dinner, followed by pavlova for dessert. Sydney’s famous fireworks will be shown on the big screen from 9pm. Cost ia $90 a family. Details: 4628 4188, westslc南京夜网.au.


Ingleburn RSL has Tony Hogan and the Sound of the ‘6os from 7.30pm, with a two course meal and dessert for $45 members, and $50 guests. The Crystal Lounge will host Sound Train from 9pm. Details: 9765 7700,ingleburnrsl南京夜网.au.

Plan your New Year’s Eve now.


The Cube’s NYE bash has a Roaring ’20s theme. The night will include champagne on arrival and a two-course dinner, a performance by the Popset Dancers, confetti cannons, a lucky door prize and a special countdown clock. Doors open at 7.15pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost $79 a person, or a Rydges overnight package for two is $409. Details: 4625 0000,


Campbelltown RSL will celebrate in the refurbished nightclub FEVER with a Bling It On New Year’s Eve party, 8pm-1am, with cocktails in the Entertainment Bar from 6.30pm. Tickets are $15.Details: campbelltownrsl南京夜网.au, 4625 1408.


The festivities start at 6.30pm, with jumping castles, face-painting, live entertainment, a petting zoo, slushies and fairy floss for the kids There’s a barbecue seafood buffet at $65 for adults, and $20 children. Details: 4655 8413.


There will be two New Year’s Eve sessions: family-friendly karaoke 5pm-8pm, adults’ karaoke 8.30pm-1am. Details: 4684 2220.


Get dressed in your best party outfit for the Picton Bowling Club surprise party, 8.30pm-midnight, with lucky door prizes. Details: 4677 1578.


Countdown to the sounds of the Vintage Four and DJ Grizzly Adams from 8pm-1am. Entry is free. Details: 4655 8705.

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Port Kembla visits Mollymook golfers

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ONMonday, December 8 the Hilltop Vets Single Stableford was played with a visit from the Port Kembla vets with 72 starters.
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Winner – J. Penhall 45, runner-up H. Wootton 40.

NTP – 5th B. Brace, 9th H. Wootton, 12th I. Browne, 17th H. Wootton.

Team winner – Mollymook 37.9 to Port Kembla 34.2.

On Tuesday, December 9 the Hilltop Ladies Texas Scramble was played.

Winners: Jenny Moore, Kim Powell, Sam Grinham, Noreen Whittle with 62 3/8, runner-ups: Patsy Allaway, Kelsey Bennett, Trish Thomas, Karen Bashford 62 7/8.

Third place: Judy Schnoor, Kris Harrod, Leanne Ewin, Maree Norman 65 3/8.

NTP: 5th Pattie Kerr, 9th Joy Sweet, 12th Jenny Kemp, 17th Sam Grinham.

Balls to Gwenda Turnbull, Dorothy Buck, Tania Hettle, Rae Hettle, Trish Wickes, Verona Faul, Lindsay Shaw, Airlie Martin, Sue Pender, Jo Woodward, Narelle, Martin and Robyn Treweek.

At our annual presentation day on Tuesday, Karen Bashford scooped the pool.

Not only did Karen win the club championship, she was also the winner of the 36 hole veteran’s championship, The Grandmother’s Cup, and the Foursomes Championship shared with junior, Kelsey Bennett.

Kelsey also had an outstanding year reducing her handicap by 11 shots, a fantastic achievement.

Her golfing ability has been noted and during the year Kelsey gained a place at the Illawarra Institute of Golf.

This year she was the recipient of the captain’s trophy.

Other major winners were Irene Coburn, who was the division two winner, and winner of the Stableford event over five rounds, and Janice Henney who won division three.

The ladies would like to thank IGA Milton, Beachcomber Hair Salon, The Beachhut and Tilba Treasures for their generosity and support throughout the year.

The Beachside Ladies Novelty Event with three clubs per team was plaued.

Everyone came dressed according to the theme which was Christmas and Olympic.

Winners – Karen March, Yvonne Modra, Faye Burke, 24.2/3, runners-up Hilda Collins, Robyn Tabner, Loris Mills 25.5/6.

Balls to Connie Anforth, Denise Roadcap, Janet Millword, Jacquie Lehmann, Bonnie Roberts, Liz McGuire, Ann-Maree Kitchener, Kathy Stevens, Joy Young, Anne Carvalho, Josie Francis, Mary Whelan.

Longest drive ages 16 to 59 (puppies) Janet Millword, 60 to 69 (cougars) Yvonne Modra, 70 (dinosaurs) Kathy Stevens.

Beach Hut Voucher: Yvonne Modra

On Wednesday, December 10 the Hilltop Vets Canadian Foursomes was played with 112 starters

Winners – F. Jolley and B. Heather 63.625, runners-up K. Lowes and M. Riley 68.375, third A. Granger and R. Roadcap 70.125, fourth F. Bosco and F. Fusca 71.5.

NTP: 5th V. Tusikov, H. Maurer (hole in one), 9th P. O’Regan, C. Caddy, 12th M. Riley, J. Magee, 17th F. Schulz, A. Durkin.

The Beachside Vets 9 Hole Single Stableford was played with 32 starters.

The penultimate game of the year saw David Anderson winning the event with a creditable score of 25 points.

Steve Sayers on 22 points was runner-up on a c/b from Gary Logan in third place.

Ball comp went down to 17 points: P. Geach 21, C. Workman 21, P. Apter 21, T. Devlin 20, B. Anderson 20, D. Yates 20, R. Laird 19, B. Cary 19, S. Andersson 18, G. Sweet 18, B. Burnett 17, K. Hodge 17, C. Hole 17.

Nearest the Pins: 2nd hole D. Yates, 6th hole K. Hodge, 7th hole G. Logan.

On Thursday, December 11 the Hilltop Individual Par was played with 42 men and seven women starters.

Men: A grade winner – E. De Marco +4, 2nd M. Duffey +1, 3rd T. Punnett -1.

Scratch winner – T. Punnett -4.

B grade winner – C. Sibley +1, 2nd R. Clear -1, 3rd W. Blomfield -3 c/b.

C grade winner – G. Wolfenden +7, 2nd M. Mulvey +3, 3rd G. Hickman 0.

Points run down to -7 c/b.

Ladies: Winner – R. Robson -4.

Points run down to -6.

NTP: Men’s – 5th B. Dickinson, 9th G. Hickman, 12th F. Lampe, 17th M. Mulvey.

Ladies – 12th T. Thomas

4BBB Winners – M. Duffey and W. Blomfield 7.

Points run down to -12.

On Friday, December 12 the Beachside Chook Run was played.

Men: Winner – D. Fleming 22 B. Burnett 21 c/b J. Hudson 21.

Ladies: Winner – L. Dunn 16 C. Wise 14 c/b R. Lardner 14

On Saturday, December 13 the Hilltop Presentation Day 4 Person Ambrose was played with 101 starters.

Winners – B. Smith, G. Smith, N. Heath and B. Austin 56.125, 2nd R. Thompson, M. Schoroburs, R. Schorobura and D. Thompson 56.75, 3rd K. Sargeant, P. Standley, N. Sykes and A. Warby 56.875.

Points run down to 59.375.

NTP: Men’s – 5th B. Mair, 9th B. Parker, 12th C. Russell, 17th D. Cleaver.

On Sunday, December 14 the Hilltop Single Stableford was played.

Men’s: A grade winner – G. Beasley 42, 2nd J. Clough 40, 3rd A.Warby 38, 4th J. Hadland 37.

B grade winner – R. Clugston 41, 2nd R. Seymour, 3rd J. Hartas 39, 4th F. Corben 38.

Points rundown to 33.

Ladies: Division 1 – J. Schnoor 37, 2nd J. Kemp 32.

Division 2 – A. Martin 34 c/b, 2nd C. Mulvey 34.

Points rundown to 31 c/b.

NTP: Men’s – 5th T. Robinson, 9th B. Moore, 12th K.McNeil, 17th K. Lowes.

Ladies – 5th J. Schnoor, 12th J. Moore, 17th J. Henney.

WE had eight starters take on the beachside course on a great morning with light winds.

Hayden Jones showed some improvement to win the gross with a great score of 47.

The nett winner was Jayden Granger with 21 nett, and the nett runner-up went to Cooper Jones with 22 nett.

NTP on the sixth went to Lachlan Barr, and the longest drive went to Hayden Jones on the eighth.

Don’t forget to RSVP if you are planning to attend the Christmas party.

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Hocking siblings in sweet win

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Harrison and Margo Hocking present Kirsty Marwood from Port Fairy Consolidated Primary with a cheque for $1000. Margo and Harrison Hocking dressed as characters from the Willy Wonka film during their visit to the Wonka factory.
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Harrison and Margo Hocking with Sunrise television weather presenter Edwina Bartholomew and two Wonka Oompa Loompas.

The Hocking family on the Wonka factory tour.

PORT Fairy siblings Margo and Harrison Hocking have the golden touch.

The two were winners of the Wonka Golden Ticket competition with the prize a visit to the company’s chocolate factory in Melbourne.

Along with their parents, Steve and Philippa, they were chauffeur driven to Melbourne for the tour and put up in five-star accommodation.

During the two-day tour of the Wonka factory the siblings got the chance to create their own chocolate block, which they called the Pondicherrylicious.

This creation was made of red cherry pieces, roasted coconut and mini pink Smarties.

They were able to take 50 of these special chocolate blocks home with them to share with family and friends.

Another 50 blocks will be given out randomly by the company to people who voted for it.

That the Hocking children produced a winning recipe should come as no surprise. The family knows a thing or two about quality food, as they run the Time and Tide restaurant in Port Fairy.

The Hockings were one of five families chosen to undertake the tour from the thousands of entries from across Australia and New Zealand.

Each of the five winners were asked to put forward a recipe for a new chocolate block, with the public then voting on their favourite recipe.

The creation from 11-year-old Harrison and nine-year-old Margo proved to be the most popular giving them the chance to bring their recipe to life.

Mr Hocking said the support of the Port Fairy community played a big part in this win.

“The children at both Port Fairy Consolidated, where Margo and Harrison go to school, and St Patrick’s Port Fairy provided great support through plenty of votes, as did the wider Port Fairy community,” Mr Hocking said.

“It was such a wonderful experience for our family with the Wonka company taking great care of us and the schools being so supportive.”

The support of the two schools was rewarded with the Wonka company presenting them both with a cheque for $1000 for their support of the Hocking family.

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Alex making a difference

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Alex making a difference Speech pathology advisor Alex Kay (left) delivering one of her workshops where she taught parents about the importance of waiting for children to initiate communication.
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Alex Kay (right) receives a gift on her final day from a staff member from the host organisation.

Group photo with staff of host organisation on Alex Kay’s last day. Each staff member received an alpaca headband that had been made by Alex Kay’s Auntie Valmai DeGaris, with locally spun wool from the South East and then shipped over to Bali.

Volunteer Alex Kay (second from left) conducts a swallowing assessment and gives advice to local Indonesian communities.

Alex Kay with two of the children she worked closely with on life skills development to enable participation in the community.

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Group to re-launch

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A NEW direction for one of Koroit’s key groups will be driven from the top.
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Moyne Shire Council mayor Colin Ryan has taken on the task of re-launching the Koroit Business and Tourism Association (KBTA).

Cr Ryan has indicated he will push for the KBTA to take on a new guise.

“I think the time is right for the KBTA to become the Koroit Progress Association to better suit the needs of the community,” Cr Ryan said.

“Early in the new year I will be speaking to community groups and clubs in Koroit to get them to come on board.

“Hopefully by late January or early February we can meet and get the new-look group up and going.

“The timing is good. This time of year people are looking to have a break so it gives us time to get this set up properly.”

The KBTA held its annual general meeting late last year with president Wendy Murley and secretary Donna Storey standing down from their roles. The meeting was attended by a combination of representatives from businesses and community groups in Koroit. The KBTA has been operational since 2002 and has served as a lobby group for the town.

Cr Ryan praised the role the group had played and said he was looking forward to its next phase.

“The KBTA has been a fantastic group for Koroit but the town is ever changing with more and more young families coming to live in Koroit.

“I think re-branding the KBTA as a progress association will better reflect what the community is looking for in such a group. Full credit must go to Wendy Murley and Donna Storey who have worked very hard for the KBTA. They have been the driving force behind the group and have done a great job for the town and set it up for a bright future.”

Mrs Murley has been on the executive of the KBTA since its foundation and along with inaugural president David Francis she was an integral part in setting the group up.

The KBTA has been a conduit between the Koroit community and council with councillors and officers regularly attending the groups meetings. The KBTA has also opened a window for groups and clubs in town to find out what funding is available through the three levels of government.

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Volunteers efforts rewarded

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THE efforts of three volunteers from across the district have been recognised with a national award.
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Koroit man Brian Trotter and Tarrone couple Marlene and Wayne Johnson have received national volunteer awards.

The awards were presented by member for Wannon Dan Tehan at a function in Portland.

The trio were honoured for their long-term commitment to community service.

The written submission explaining the work of the Johnsons pointed to their work in providing foster care to the most vulnerable children in the community.

The couple have been foster carers for the past 18 years during which time they have experienced significant barriers, transported children long distances for contact with family members and stepped out of their comfort zone to provide the best outcomes for the children. In recommending the Johnsons for the award, the submission went on to say the couple have put the needs of the children above their own and have worked tirelessly to provide a safe and stable environment.

Brian Trotter was recognised for his outstanding contribution across several community organisations. He was instrumental in setting up the Koroit and district sub-fund through the South West Community Foundation.

This fund provides a potential revenue stream for groups and clubs in the town and comes from the money left over when the Koroit and District Health Services ceased.

Mr Trotter was chair of the health services and managed the transfer of the old hospital site to Moyne Health Services, ensuring the facility remained an important part of the Koroit community.

Mr Trotter is also an important and active member of the Port Fairy to Koroit Rail Trial friends group.

The criteria for the awards is that they are given out to members of the community who have selflessly worked without the purpose of personal material gain.

The guest speaker at the night was Gail Jaensch, herself a hard-working community member who has raised thousands of dollars for childhood cancer research.

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4000 at Monkerai’s Subsonic festival

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Local girls Hayley Howton and Melanie Rumbel having fun at the Subsonic festivalSince 2009 faithfuls of the Sydney and Newcastle underground music scene have made the annual pilgrimage to Riverwood Downs to lose themselves in three and a half days of hedonistic freedom of expression and world class music.
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The exponential success of the festival has seen the number of devotees grow from a mere 600 attending in its first year, to several thousand in its fifth.

Lovers of electronic hip hop, techno, funk and house now travel from interstate and around the world to take in the international and home grown acts that the weekend attracts.

This year saw 150 acts offered up to the 4000-strong crowd over the five stages.

Highlighted acts included James Holden, Ellen Allien, AlexKid and Sage Francis, with an eclectic haul of newbies including Uone, and Melbourne sensation Boogs, thrown into the mix.

‘The Village’ again boasted food stalls, markets, artisans, workshops and performances, and as always was a staple of the subsonic experience.

Workshops on offer included Arabesque dance, improvisational theatre, tie dying, Tai Chi, laughter yoga and soul drumming.

While perusing the many stalls and stands festival goers were wowed by visual performances from Flamewater Circus, Electro Fairies, Shibari Rope Bondage and The Cosmic Carnival.

Paradisio stage at Riverwood Downs for the Subsonic festival

Festival coordinator Kathleen Turner said a wonderland of art installations from various up and coming artists popped up seemingly over-night, and provided punters with a mind-bending escape from the ordinary.

“Amazing, larger-than-life creations were featured from Sydney Artists including Georgie West and Jessie Rae,” Ms Turner said.

“The unpredictable weather that plagued the weekend did little to dampen the mood of festival goers, with lovers of funk, soul and hip hop braving the weather to take in performances by New Zealand duo Che Fu & King Kapisi, and home-grown artist Saritah on the main stage on Friday afternoon.

“Local opinion remains divided on the festival, but most residents of the Dungog, Stroud and Gloucester areas are supportive, with very few noise complaints received.

“Manager of Stroud General Store Sandra Shoobridge reported that the weekend was incredibly busy for her business, and that she sold out of ice by 2pm on Friday afternoon.

“In fact it’s estimated that the festival injects more than a half a million dollars into the local economy, as well as employing over 50 locals as event staff.”

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Berry, Nowra take the points in second grade

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A STRONG bowling performance was enough to secure victory for Nowra at Nowra Showground on Saturday.
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Winning the toss and sending the home side in, Basin got off to a good start taking two early wickets to have Nowra 2/13 early in their innings.

Despite the poor start, Nick Goodger got the home side’s innings back on track, cracking one boundary and six maximums in a run-a-ball 76.

However Goodger lacked any strong support from the Nowa batsmen as they made their way to 150 before being bowled out in the 34th over.

Thomas Dolby was the best of the bowlers with 3/10, while Mark Dhu also picked up three wickets.

In reply, Basin struggled against the strong Nowra attack, slumping to 4/9 early in their run chase.

John King tore through with the new ball, taking 5/5 from seven overs, while Rhys Fagerlund picked up 3/15 from seven.

At 8/18, Basin looked like being bowled out very cheaply, before the lower order mounted a comeback to boost the visitors total to 9/69 at the end of their innings.

Michael Dolby finished 21 not out to top score for Basin, while Dave Rickwood (12) and Mark Dhu (12) chipped in.

Berry-Shoalhaven Heads have come out on top in their round eight match against Norths at Berry Sporting Complex on Saturday.

Despite losing the toss, Berry batted first and posted a good first innings total of 7/178 from their 40 overs.

Jarrad Mitchell hit one boundary in 36 at the top of the order, while Daniel Troy hit two fours and a six to remain unbeaten on 60.

Alan Muggleton bowled his eight overs and finished with 2/16 to be the pick of the bowlers for Norths, while Bryce Byrne picked up 2/31.

In reply, Norths made a strong start to the run chase with Muggleton backing up his bowling performance to hit two boundaries in 35.

Paul Davidson (17) also chipped in at the top of the order as Norths made a strong start to the innings.

However the Berry bowlers managed to keep the wicket column ticking over with the Norths batsman making starts but struggling to go on and chase the target successfully.

Norths were bowled out for 135 in the final over, 43 runs short of the Berry target.

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