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Talkback: Birthday celebrated with premiership win

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Noah Bradley celebrated his 14th birthday in style at Memorial Park on Sunday.

During the Murray Valley Cricket Association grand final he had friends and relatives approach him with birthday cards and gifts.

He received the best birthday present of all later in the day though, being a part of the flag winning Deni Rhinos Under 14s side, leaving with a premiership medal hanging around his neck.

It was a big celebration for the young all-rounder, with his father and coach Anthony Bradley, and teammates all gathering at McLean Beach to continue their premiership celebrations.

Celebrations continued through to yesterday, with fellow premiership player Cooper King also celebrating his 14th birthday.

Special fundraiser night

Speaking on birthdays, the Edward River Country Education Fund saw two locals celebrate their special day.

Donna Van Lieshout and Lynda Barclay spent their birthdays helping others by raising funds to help local students reach their goals at the charity event on Friday night.

The night was made particularly special for Donna, with the ERCEF founding member being presented with a certificate of appreciation for all of her hard work over the past 11 years.

Mrs Van Lieshout will be taking a step back from ERCEF this year due to her added responsibilites at work.

Friday’s birthday buddies Donna Van Lieshout and Lynda Barclay.

two-ball over?

The heat seemed to get the better of the umpires for the Murray Valley Cricket Association Under 14s grand final on Sunday.

Confusion struck when umpires Alan Haddrell and Dennis Glanville lost count of how many balls were bowled during the batting innings of Nathalia.

When Harry McIlwain struck with the first ball of his second over, taking the wicket of Billy Liddell, he followed it up with a dot ball.

With only two balls bowled, the umpires called for the end of the over, bringing a halt to play.

Luckily the scorers were quick to inform the umpires of their gaffe and McIlwain finished off his over.

The next four balls made no difference to the score however, with McIlwain claiming a wicket maiden.