Kapi-Mana News : November 20th 2012
70 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 SPORT This is your opportunity to learn more about the project and find out what these improvements will mean for you and your community. Representatives from the NZTA's project team will be on hand to answer your questions and to provide information on the next steps in the project as the NZTA intends to lodge Resource Management Act consents in early 2013. The Basin Bridge project is part of the Tunnel to Tunnel (T2T) inner city transport improvements. Further information on the project, and links to the T2T improvements, including details on the National War Memorial Park and Buckle Street Underpass, can be found online at www.nzta.govt.nz/basin-bridge or by calling 0508 9484 4636. The NZ Transport Agency is hosting public information days this month to present the preferred design of the Basin Bridge project to the Wellington community. Public Information days will be held on the following dates 22 November 24 and 25 November 4--8pm 1--5pm at Mt Cook School at St Joseph's Church, Brougham Street We welcome you to attend any of the information days, at a time convenient to you. The Basin Bridge project Public Information Days Service and Parts Department WoF Inspections Servicing & Repairs on all Makes & Models. Competitive Tyre price Valet Service available Courtesy Car Available (Booking required) s s s s s s s s s s s e OPEN Mon- Fri 7.30am -5pm The Megacentre, 2 Tutu Place, Porirua Phone: (04) 238 4670 I www.ebbett.co.nz Service Ph: Ian 238 4660 I Parts Ph: James 238 4662 4374937AA Ebbett Porirua SUBARU SPECIALIST NORTH CITY AUTOMOTIVE • WoF • Service • repairS 10B Wall Place, Porirua • 232 0271 2308970AA Norths out The Duckworth Lewis system was North City s enemy as they lost to Upper Hutt in Wellington premier cricket on Saturday. In the rain, North City managed 137 all out, Nick Walters (45) and Dane Hutchinson (31) the only scorers of note as they batted first at Barton Oval. In chasing, and despite recording six ducks, Upper Hutt got ahead of the required run rate under the DL system and were 90/9 after 22.4 overs when the rain came again. Aussie import Hutchinson took 4-12 from seven overs, with Tipene Friday and Neeraj Chawla returning 2-14 and 2-22 respectively. The result sees Norths mid-table on nine points, just seven points behind leaders Karori and University. Almanack still excites SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Honoured: Martin Guptill, pictured, and Kane Williamson were New Zealand Cricket Almanack Players of the Year, 2012. Even in the era of Cricinfo and other online offerings, I still get a thrill when my New Zealand Cricket Almanack arrives. This year s 512-page whop- per, edited as it has been since 1982 by Ian Smith and Francis Payne, is a cracker, well worth its $55 price tag. I confess a sentimental attachment to the almanack. The 1955 edition, featuring fast bowlers Bob Blair and Frank Tyson on the cover, was the first sports book I read. I found it among my father s dusty collection in an old suit- case, and became fascinated by the statistics and names from the past. For years I would venture into Whitcombe and Tombs as spring arrived and ask whether the new almanack was in yet. The almanack turns 65 this year. The original editors, Arthur Carman and Noel MacDonald, would be proud of how it has matured. Their first issue, in 1948, contained just 104 pages and sold for 5 shillings ($17.50 today). Bert Sutcliffe and Tom Burtt, two left-handed greats, featured on that first cover, and the issue covered the six Plunket Shield matches, the inter-island fixture, and the tour by Fiji. The editors confined them- selves to factual comments, though they noted that Sut- cliffe had had a sizzling career. The 1948 edition sold out quickly and now fetches a healthy price in second-hand bookshops. The 1949 alman- ack mushroomed to 186 pages and cost 6 shillings 6 pence. The cover featured Walter Hadlee s famous New Zealand team taking the field in Eng- land. The almanack did jus- tice to that team s superb record and to the feats of Burtt, Sutcliffe, Martin Don- nelly, Merv Wallace, Jack Cowie, Hadlee, John Reid and company. It also began to show its quirky nature. Its players of the season were opening bats- man Don Taylor and pace bowler Arthur Cresswell, neither of whom made the tour of England. It was a pol- ite way of disagreeing with the team selection. The editors would print odd paragraphs as fillers. These days the almanack runs a large Happenings section, containing the same sort of quirky material. Women s cricket received its first mention when the editors wished the New Zealand women well for their 1954 tour of England. This year 70 pages are devoted to women s cricket. Carman, who became sole editor in 1958, always named a batsman and bowler of the year, but didn t repeat any player. That meant lesser lights such as Ray Emery, Ray Dow- ker, Sam Guillen, Jack Ever- est, Ken Hough and Cliff Dickeson had their moment in the spotlight. Smith and Payne have done wonderfully since taking over. Even Carman would have struggled to match their three-page statistical tribute to Richard Hadlee in 1990. The 2012 almanack s players of the year are Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Happenings is again oddly compelling. Did you know Otago s Bruce Milburn (1968-1969) was the last genuine test wicket- keeper/No 11 batsman from any country? Or that there have been 65 first-class venues in New Zealand? Or that wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has now made more than 100 dismissals for each of Otago, Canterbury and Auckland? Or that of non-county cric- ket players, Michael Parlane made the most first-class runs (7354) and centuries (15) of anyone who never repres- ented New Zealand? Let s see you find all that on Cricinfo!
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