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Coach Ewen Thompson said H-K's first opponent of 2012, Whanganui, has done well in the two-day, district association com- petition -- including a win over Wairarapa . So they'll definitely be strong, but obviously not as strong as some of the other opposition that we've played recently.'' H-K played and lost to Mana- watu, Hawke's Bay and Taranaki in one-sided matches against the competition's big three teams last year. The final match of 2011 against Taranaki saw H-K finish 93 runs short after being set 265 for vic- tory in the away match, which included a strong debut from H-K teen Josh Maclean. Batting at 10, Maclean scored a 20-not-out and 51-not-out for his team, with H-K collapsing to be four down for five runs at the start of its second innings. Thompson said there are plenty of players in the H-K squad that have never even made a represen- tative half century, but Maclean made his first pop''. He's been batting and bowling with Levin Old Boys, and it's good that these guys with youth on their side can come in with some enthusiasm and belief.'' The batting effort was a bonus for H-K with the 18-year-old orig- inally selected for his medium-fast bowling, Thompson said. He's got some real spark about him and he's definitely one we're looking to bring through for the future.'' Meanwhile Thompson said H-K seamer Matt Bacon should also be available for the rep match after spending the week in Christ- church trialling for the New Zea- land under-19 squad. He's got three one day games this week. He's been rewarded for showing some real promise this year,'' Thompson said. He said there were signs that the district has some exceptional youth'' coming through the ranks -- but they weren't being given enough support at club level. I really have to emphasise that the clubs need to hold on to them as well. If these guys are doing well in their age groups, and the rep side, then maybe they should be batting and bowling a bit higher for their respective clubs.'' Jones' backhand serve to Tennis NZ SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Auckland tennis player Sacha Jones is the excep- tion to the rule about New Zealand sports stars electing to represent another country. Sport is international enough these days that we don't get too huffy when one of our own opts to ply their trade elsewhere. How- ever, Jones has put some noses out of joint with her decision to play for Australia. There are countless examples of players swapping national allegiances, many across the Tas- man. West Australian Dean Brownlie recently moved to Christchurch and quickly cemented a place in the New Zea- land cricket team. Cricket seems to welcome nationality switches. Dipak Patel, Roger Twose and Grant Elliott are a few recent examples of New Zea- land gaining. Andrew Caddick went the other way. Except in rugby, in which New Zealand seems to export to the world (Sonny Bill Williams and Brad Thorn recent exceptions), New Zealand sport generally does well out of nationality swaps. Irene van Dyk, the dominant player in world netball over the past decade, began her career in South Africa, as did New Zealand team-mate Leana de Bruin. Fijian defender Vilimaina Davu and Samoan shooter Cathrine Latu both ended up in the Silver Ferns. There's been a lot of switching in rugby league. Of the current Kiwis team, Benji Marshall, Kieran Foran, Gerard Beale and Alex Glenn all represented Australia at junior level. Further, Australians Nathan Fien and Brent Webb elected to throw in their lot with New Zealand. It more than makes up for the odd loss, such as a Tony Carroll, Tony Williams or Carmichael Hunt. It's the same in most sports. Swimming's Zoe Baker has come to New Zealand from Brit- ain, tennis players Pavlina Nola from Bulgaria and Hana Adam- kova from Czechoslovakia, Russian pole vaulter Denis Petou- chinsky. That's only scratching the surface. Given the flood of talent coming to New Zealand, we shouldn't quibble about the odd defection. But the way Sacha Jones did it grated. She told the Hobart Mercury last week that she had been think- ing about changing countries for the five years and got more serious about it over recent months. Jones, who has had as much support as Tennis New Zealand could reasonably offer her since her early junior days, seemed to do very little consulting with ten- nis people in this country. It's time I thought about myself,'' she said, which implies that previously she was thinking about others. It was noticeable that though she had her switch set up some time ago, she forgot to mention it until she had secured a wild card entry into the ASB Classic in Auckland last week. Would the tournament organ- isers have gifted her a wildcard entry if they'd known she was giv- ing them a Churchillian victory sign behind their backs? It's pretty exciting to have Aus' next to my name,'' said Jones to the Hobart newspaper. Well, good on her, and the Australians. Jones is 21 and has a world ranking of 274. She has not made even a ripple in professional women's tennis. She said one of her main reasons for leaving New Zealand was the much greater financial resources of Australian tennis. How much money the Australians want to spend on someone with her ranking remains to be seen.
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