Countdown to Australia Day weekend extravaganza of sport hots up

ATHLETICS, harness racing, golf, cricket.

They are all going to be part of a huge weekend in sport in Ballarat.

The countdown continues to three major events.

 - Victorian Country Track and Field Championships on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

- Ballarat Pacing Cup on Saturday night.

- Ballarat and District Golf Association 54-hope open tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

IN Ballarat Cricket Association firsts, it is selection day as the battle hots up for third and fourth.

East Ballarat and Napoleons-Sebastopol hold down these positions going into round nine, but are just one point ahead of Wendouree and North Ballarat.

Darley and Golden Point are another six points back and although not completely out of contention yet, neither can afford another loss.

Saturday’s one-dayers:

North Ballarat v Mt Clear

Ballarat-Redan v Wendouree

Darley v Golden Point

East Ballarat v Brown Hill

Napoleons-Sebastopol v Coronet City

LADDER

MT CLEAR 48 (unbeaten)

BROWN HILL 40

EAST BALLARATS 28

NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL 28

Wendouree 27

North Ballarat 27

Darley 21

Golden Point 21

Ballarat-Redan 12

Coronet City 0

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