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Wunkar gives Bengals a run for their money
The in-form Wunkar
nearly toppled top team
Loxton Bengals in
Riverland A grade cricket
In the only senior match to be
completed due to the rain, the
Bengals were bowled out for
166, before Wunkar fell just 35
It was the Bengals' closest
match of the season and showed
Wunkar is a force to be reck-
oned with -- particularly on a
The Bengals were unable to
gain much momentum in their
innings, losing wickets at regu-
Brad Walter and Michael
Gutsche put on 54 for the sec-
ond wicket, but the disciplined
Wunkar bowlers kept the wick-
Walter was out for 22 off the
bowling of Todd Pontt, while
Gutsche was run out for 29 by a
nice piece of fielding from Brok
Scott McKenzie spent some
time at the crease on his way to
31, but Henry Bobilak eventual-
ly had him out.
Bobilak took 4/46 in an
expensive, but crucial spell of
Wunkar started promisingly
in reply, reaching 41 before the
first wicket fell.
Even at 4/116, the Bulldogs
were right in the game, but they
lost 6/15 from that point, with
the final three batsmen failing
Matthew Hall top scored for
Wunkar with 31, while Michael
Gutsche (3/17) and Tristan
Graetz (3/8) were the pick of
the Bengals' bowlers.
Loxton Bengals 166 d Wunkar 131.
Loxton Bengals -- B. Walter 22, W.
Gutsche 2, M. Gutsche 29, T. Graetz
13, S. McKenzie 31, R. Colls 19, J.
Norman 0, R. Smith 6, C. Fisher 0,
J. Fisher 9, P. Magarey 0no.
Bowling -- L. Cregan 1/21, B. Falting
0/8, T. Pontt 0/40, L. Pontt 0/25, H.
Bobilak 4/46, M. Falting 1/17.
Wunkar -- H. Bobilak 26, M. Hall 31,
L. Cregan 0, K. Smith 21no, L. Pontt
7, M. Mawe 12, B. Schubert 6, M.
Falting 2, T. Pontt 0, J. Berger 0, B.
Bowling -- R. Smith 0/23, C. Fisher
0/15, J. Norman 2/30, M. Gutsche
3/17, S. McKenzie 2/31, T. Graetz
Berri drew with Brown's Well
Loxton Siberians drew with
Waikerie Gold drew with Gerard.
Brown's Well Calves drew with
Jachmann's state selection
by Nick Dillon
Loxton's Colby Jachmann
will be among the best
cyclists this week as he
competes in the Subaru
elite under 19 national track
championships in Adelaide.
The likes of Aussie champion
Anna Meares, Shane Perkins,
Annette Edmondson, Glenn
O'Shea, Amy Cure and Alex
Edmondson will be competing at
the event which starts today, with
16-year-old Jachmann right along-
Jachmann was named in the
South Australian under 19 team
for the event, after posting per-
sonal best times at the state cham-
pionships in November and the
Omnium Nationals in December.
He will compete in the teams
pursuit, individual pursuit and kilo
Jachmann has been making
twice-a-week trips to Adelaide for
six months and spent the whole
of January there for training with
national para pursuit champion
Loz Shaw and South Australian
Sports Institute coach Jason
"I was the talk of the event at
state because no one expected it to
happen," Jachmann said.
"Not that I wasn't faster than
anyone else, but I wouldn't nor-
mally race like that.
"I'm as nervous as I am excited.
"I've been to a few national rac-
es, but that was at a younger age
and you probably didn't need to be
at a high level to compete in them.
"This is a big thing for me to
Jachmann is not daunted by the
big names competing at the cham-
"It's an honour, but it's also my
next step and part of my progres-
sion," he said.
"As much as it's exciting, it's not
just getting to the nationals and
then I'm done. Hopefully I can
keep going up and up."
Jachmann said he had terrific
support at home from his family,
and also the Riverland Cycling
Club and Loxton Cycles.
A former triathlete, Jachmann is
now concentrating on short-course
"I always wanted to do the Tour
de France, but the way things are
panning out maybe Olympics is a
better option," he added.
The championships run from
today until Friday at the Adelaide
by Nick Dillon
Club (RJMC) will
hold its first official
event on its new
this Saturday --
The only night meet
of its kind in South
Australia, the RJMC is
hoping for a big field
of riders as it builds
towards bigger events
later in the year.
The club recently
completed its new are-
nacross -- a shortened
version of motocross --
and motocross tracks.
"The tracks have
come along really well,
especially seeing we
started from scratch,"
said club president
"The club's been
busy over the summer
months preparing. We
finished it two weeks
practice and it's come
"It should provide
some really good racing
Mr Spanos expects
Riverland riders Tyler
Lange, Josh Spanos
and Ben Logos to be
among the top riders at
"We've got about 100
entries and we're taking
them right up to the day,
so we're expecting to
get to 120 across juniors
and seniors," he said.
"It's the start of the
season for motocross,
are keen for a ride. It
should be a good night."
With warm tempera-
tures forecast for this
weekend, Mr Spanos
said the club was well
equipped to handle the
"Once the sun goes
down it's not too bad,"
he said. "We've got a
sprinkler system which
means we can water any
part of the track to keep
the dust down."
The RJMC will have
the opportunity to show
off its new tracks to
some of Australia's best
riders later in the year.
"We've got a state
title on June 4-5, which
will attract around 300
entries," Mr Spanos
"Then in September
we're holding the
Australian junior moto-
and we're expecting
around 500 to 600
entries for that week.
That's really great for
Gates open for this
weekend's season open-
er at 3pm, with practice
beginning at 5pm and
racing at 5.30pm.
Entry is $10 for adults
and $5 for children.
CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS: Lynn Kimber (left), Bernie Mattner and
Lorraine Lee won the Loxton District Bowling Club's championship
triples event recently. The trio defeated Noeleen Milich, Helen Grimsley
and Rose Auricht 22-8.
First event under lights this weekend
In round 10 of Riverland
Darts, Barmera Odd Bods
claimed top spot with a 7-4 win
over Loxton RSL, enabling the
lakeside team to have a home
Loxton RSL have dropped to third
spot after Waikerie defeated Loxton
Loony Toons 11-nil.
In other matches, Loxton RSL
Rejects defeated Monash Wanderers
8-3 and Double Jacks defeated
Barmera Gold 8-3.
Barmera Odd Bods 7 (J. Broekers 140 x 3,
134, 111, D. Coombe 140 x 2, 133, 100 x
Loxton RSL 4 (J. Willett 140 x 2, 121, 100
x 5, R. Martin 140 x 2, 100, S. Pankhurst
140, 135, 100 x 2, T. Smith 140, 132, 100).
Waikerie 11 (V. King 140 x 3, 100, S.
McKinnon 140 x 2, 136, 121, 100 x 3, D.
Parfitt 140, 121, 100 x 3, 131 peg out, W.
Schwartzkopff 100 x 4) d Loxton Loony
Toons nil (K. Riley 140, 100 x 2, T. Fisher
125, 100 x 4, B. Curnow 100).
Loxton RSL Rejects 8 (A. Zito 180, 140 x
2, 127, 100 x 6, A. Lovegrove 140, 134,
Heinicke 101, T. Surridge 100) d Monash
Wanderers 3 (K. Hayes 140, D. Martin 134,
125, 100 x 3, A. Weidenhofer 125 x 2, 100,
M. Hayes 107, 100).
Double Jacks 8 d Barmera Gold 3.
Renmark RC Ones 9 d Barmera Hotel
Darts ladder shuffle
Local Colby Jachmann is
competing in the Subaru
elite under 19 national track
championships in Adelaide this
Tyler Lange will be one of the local riders taking
part in this Saturday's race under lights on a new
arenacross track. PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
takes a swing
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