Renegades arrive in Ballarat today

Melbourne Renegades arrive in town today and captain Aaron Finch has assured us they are set to unleash big hitting and super-fast bowling in Ballarat this weekend.

The Renegades will be in action on Sunday in two practice matches.

Today they start their visit with some school clinics.

You might be even lucky enough to spot 'ye olde Renegade' panning for gold at Sovereign Hill.


Ballarat boasts a new Australian 10,000m champion this morning.

Collis Birmingham was in stellar form in last night's Zatopek:10 meet at Lakeside Stadium.

Kenyan-American Sam Chelanga won the race in a powerful 27 minutes, 46.06 seconds with Birmingham not far behind on 27:56.22 to book his spot in the Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham was well below the 28:31 B-standard needed to qualify for Glasgow but, as first Australian across the line, he sealed his spot.

Fellow Eureka runner Duer Yoa came close to beating the qualifier in the fast-paced showdown.

Yoa finished eighth, behind the defending Australian champion Ben St Lawrence, and clocked a time of 29:06.74.

Ballarat Harrier Nathan Hartigan was 21st in a time of 30:31.17.

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