BFNL, CHFL and MCDFNL clearances roll in as season countdown builds

ANOTHER day and more clearances approved in the Ballarat, Central Highlands and Maryborough Castlemaine District football leagues.

Applications approved yesterday:


Lachlan Atkinson: Sebastopol to Buninyong (CHFL)

Andrew Fitzpatrick: Sebastopol to Western Eagles (Colac District DFL)

Leigh Hutchinson: Redan to Waubra (CHFL)

Kiel Kerrison: Darley from West Footscray (Western Region)

Nathan Luka: Sebastopol to Lysterfield (Eastern FL)

Jake Young: Sebastopol to Newlyn (CHFL)


Lachlan Atkinson: Buninyong from Sebastopol (BFL)

Grant Burgoyne: Daylesford to Queenscliff (Barwon FL)

Leigh Hutchinson: Waubra from Redan (BFL)

Cameron Mcleod: Carngham-Linton from Beaufort

Zachary Mcleod: Carngham-Linton from Beaufort

Hugh Millikan: Springbank from Blackfriars (SAAFL)

Leigh Murphy: Bungaree from Beaufort

Luke Wren: Newlyn from Lake Wendouree

Jake Young: Newlyn from Sebastopol

Will Young: Newlyn from North Ballarat City


Oliver Banko: Natte Bealiba to Castlemaine (Bendigo FL)

Caydern Bausch: Newstead from Yarra Valley JFL

Justin Laird: Dunolly to Eaglehawk (Bendigo FL)

Justin Millard: Dunolly from Quambatook (Golden Rivers FL)

Daniel Smith: Campbells Creek to Romsey (Riddell District FL)

Brendon Tyquin: Dunolly from Altona (Western Region FL)


BALLARAT Red Devils continued their National Premier League Victoria pre-season with a hit-out against Melbourne Heart's youth team last night.

Heart won 3-2 in a solid work-out for the Reds.


BALLARAT district stable winners yesterday:

Terang gallops:

Heisenberg $4 (trained by Robert Smerdon): winner on debut in 3yo maiden, 1000m.

Trustam $2.60 (Darren Weir): 0-64 handicap, 1000m.

Geelong harness races:

Super Zeck $3.80 (trained by David Murphy, Dunnstown): T0-T1 trot, 2080m.


Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club has a 12-race program at Morshead Park tonight.

The meeting opens with the R and J Batteries Maiden Qualifying Final, 390m.

The first four races are maiden qualifying finals.


THERE is nothing better feeling for a fast bowler than sending stumps cartwheeling out of the ground.

Mitchell Johnson had that pleasure when he bowled South Africa's Dean Elgar for duck late on day four of the third and deciding Test in Cape Town.

South Africa is 4-71 chasing 511 for victory after Australia declared on 5-303.

David Warner made 145 and Michael Clarke a golden duck.

Wednesday, March 5

Wednesday, March 5