Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dedication a Key to Busy Program; Nienhuis a Player, Coach, Umpire and Administrator

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dedication a Key to Busy Program; Nienhuis a Player, Coach, Umpire and Administrator

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LOOK up the word versatile and you will find: "able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities".

Ipswich has one well-known sportsmen who fits this description perfectly.

Malcolm Nienhuis has a love for sport which can be seen every week as he plays and coaches in many different sports.

Although not involved at higher levels, the dedicated sportsmen has played indoor netball and indoor cricket on a weekly basis for years.

He has also played cricket and put his hand up for indoor volleyball and indoor soccer.

He is not only a participant in these sports but coaches in indoor cricket and is vice-president of Brothers cricket club.

Mal also umpires indoor cricket and once had a go at indoor netball.

Slow winner fined

HORSE racing has a lot of rules that jockeys must follow to ensure their safety as well as giving us, the punter, a decent ride for our money.

Recently a not-so-well known rule was broken by jockey Josh Parr.

The charge against Parr was rule AR 137(d) which deals with hoops who go excessively slow and cause interference.

After his ride at Wyong, Parr copped a one meeting suspension and $2000 fine. In a nutshell, he was charged for going too slow.

However, the story has a happy ending as Parr still steered his mount to victory. Backing slow horses is one thing but horses that go slow in a race and still win is another.

Historic match

BIRTHDAYS are a time for celebrations and tomorrow the cricket fraternity will be marking its 150th anniversary.

Way back in 1864, the two strongest cricket centres in Queensland were Ipswich and Brisbane so two trials were organised to select a Queensland team.

The Ipswich side had some capable cricketers in its ranks that would go on to higher honours in other fields. They included George Gray, the founder of the Milton Brewery, Stuart Hawthorne (IGS first headmaster), Horace Tozer (agent general for Qld in London and later knighted), Charles Chubb Jnr (chief justice), John Stephenson (proprietor of the Queensland Times) and George Thorn Jnr (premier). …

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