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Upper Hutt Leader : November 9th 2011
56 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 SPORT 3 Geange St Upper Hutt Phone 528 8409 Open: Mon/Tues/Wed 7am - 6pm • Thurs/Fri 7am - 7pm • Sat 7am - 5pm Upper Hutt • Free Parking • Friendly People www.emw.co.nz Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years 2304462DX U Htt F P ki F Fi dl P l F O O M M / /T T / /W Wd d7 6 T Th h / /F Fi i7 7 S St7 5 SUMMER SLAMMER 8 B.B.Q STEAKS 8 PATTIES HOMEMADE 10 B.B.Q BANGERS 8 BEEF KEBABS $21.99 20 B.B.Q STEAKS (PLAIN OR MARINATED) FOR JUST $20.00 CHICKEN FLATTIES SWEET AND SOUR B.B.Q PLUM $9.90 TRY THEM ON THE B.B.Q BACON ENDS 1.5KG FOR JUST $10.00 SPEND OVER $25.00 AND BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN $50.00 OF MEAT OF YOUR CHOICE SEE IN STORE FOR DETAILS. LAST WEEK'S WINNER BARBARA MOORE. SAUSAGE OF THE WEEK STEAK & ONION Life tough at the top Promoted Upper Hutt struggling to get going By COLIN WILLIAMS Dismissed for an eye-turning 28 in Saturday's limited over game and winless for the season, Mitre 10 Mega Upper Hutt are making heavy weather of their return to top flight Pearce Cup premier cricket. A second loss in 50-over play on the weekend followed the side's poor start in T20 cricket and sees them winless and rooted at the bottom of the Wellington club cricket table with Easts, last season's runners-up and Upper Hutt's next opponents, in a season shaping up as both demanding and bizarre. The locals were skittled for 28 (with extras top scoring with nine) against Taita -- making for grim analysis, even on a weekend when games were played on sub- standard grass pitches. Yet Upper Hutt were competi- tive early on and there are some positives. After winning the toss they had Taita reeling at 39 for six with their bowling featuring a stand- out individual performance from the medium-pacer Shane Brockle- bank who took 4 for 12 off his 10 overs. Aided by a couple of dropped catches, Taita got out to a handy 140 on a demanding pitch and, after the break, Upper Hutt were never in it. They lost wickets from the get-go, with the promising Matt Taylor's six the highest'' from the top order. The batting has not fired at all, a problem captain Leighton Mor- gan does not need reminding of. The wicket [on Saturday] was difficult and we should never have let them get to 140. The side definitely has the ability,'' says Morgan who, with an earlier 28, holds the title'' of the side's top scorer so far. It's about digging in,'' he says. I think now everyone is down a little bit on confidence but we just need to do it once. We are competent with the ball and just have to make runs.'' The side's promotion to Pearce play is a factor. It's a combination of things. But it's a mental change,'' Morgan says a decision to play on grass wickets for the first time in the season was a factor. Arguably though, Upper Hutt had the better of that in winning the toss. Across the grade, other sides struggled with Naenae mustering only 40, Easts 71 and Onslow 85. We were disappointing, of course, but it's not a great advertisement for club cricket,'' Morgan says. Cup for Cory's Main St parade Special permission has been granted for the Webb Ellis Cup to come to Upper Hutt for Cory Jane's Rugby World Cup parade on Saturday. The parade, which begins at noon from the event's meeting place in King St, will feature Jane in an open-backed vehicle and many of the city's junior playing numbers, from the Upper Hutt and Rimutaka rugby clubs. Children from the recent Rippa Rugby World Cup, which featured most of the schools in the city bedecked in the playing colours of the World Cup's 20 countries, will also be in the parade. The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Band and two cheerleader schools will provide music and entertain- ment as the city honours its greatest sporting success in style. The Breeze's Steve Joll, an Upper Hutt resident, will be MC for the parade which will move up King St to turn on to Main St. It will then travel along the city's main shopping area, turning into Wilson St to Fergusson Dr and the council building, where the parade will finish with mayor Wayne Guppy presenting a gift to Jane on behalf of the city. At the end of the short formalities it is expected Upper Hutt's All Black and World Cup star will reply, answer questions and be ready for a massive auto- graph session. Bring it on, and be there. A fine bunch: Riders conquer the Blue Mountains climb for the first of three times on Sunday's Tour de Whitemans cycle race. The event, organised by the Silverstream Lions and in its sixth year, attracted more than 300 riders. See page 55. Photo: PETER McDONALD
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