HOWZAT: Lismore cricketer and St John's College Woodlawn student Jack Cooper hit 11 consecutive sixes on his way to an unbeaten 216
HOWZAT: Lismore cricketer and St John's College Woodlawn student Jack Cooper hit 11 consecutive sixes on his way to an unbeaten 216 Marc Stapelberg

Five of the best sporting moments from November

Super Cooper

LISMORE cricketer Jack Cooper hit 11 sixes in a row playing for St John's College Woodlawn in a high school game against Trinity Catholic College.

The incredible strike rate was only part of his innings as he went on to score a double ton finishing with 216 not out.

Jack has already been playing for Marist Brothers in Far North Coast Coast LJ Hooker League for a couple of years now and is the younger brother of South Australian batsman Tom Cooper.

Powering on

GOONELLABAH soccer player Kaiden Powell was selected in the Australian indigenous team after standout performances during the national championships at Nowra.

Selectors had a talent pool of 16 men's teams to pick from with the Australian side eyeing off an overseas tour of New Zealand where they will play the national side.

Powell has moved to Newcastle to play with Broadmeadow Magic in the National Premier League.

Doubling up

A QUEENSLAND team won the $10,000 Evans Head Seaside Classic Triples for a second straight year.

Broadbeach bowler Clinton Bailey teamed up with Ennoggera'a Kurt Brown and Peter Leon to win all five games with a superior overall margin.

The trio played together for the first time last year at the event and have won a total of $9600 from the competition.

A full field of 126 turned out with some of the best bowlers from the Northern Rivers and south-east Queensland.

The event has been running for more than 10 years, with preparations already underway for next year.

History maker

FORMER Alstonville cricketer Georgia Redmayne scored 116 runs and picked up player-of-the match honours against Western Australia in a Women's National Cricket League game.

The century followed on from when she became the first female player to score a hundred for Tasmania in a thrilling final-ball win against the Australian Capital Territory the previous month.

Solid debut

FAR North Coast rugby union junior Sam Croke did not look out of place when he made his debut with the Australian sevens team at the Oceania Championships in Fiji.

He combined with former Wollongbar-Alstonville junior Alex Gibbon who scored one of the tries of the tournament with a massive fend to an opponent on his way to the tryline.



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