Author: Brodie Cowburn

BY advertisement in another column Mrs J. H. Fielder announces that she is opening a school of graceful dancing for children, and will be pleased to interview parents of prospective pupils at “Erinville”, Playne Street, Frankston. Mrs Fielder, with her five years’ experience under J. C. Williamson’s former pupil, Miss Brennan, comes to the district with the highest credentials, and her advent will no doubt be welcomed by parents anxious for improvement in the general department of their children. Classes will commence on Tuesday, 25th March. *** ON Sunday next in the Frankston Methodist Church Harvest Festival Services will be…

PENINSULA Old boys, new tricks: Peninsula Old Boys got the better of Mornington in a high scoring affair. Picture: Andrew Hurst CRIB Point have fallen just short of Moorooduc in day two of a hotly contested clash at Crib Point Rec Reserve on Saturday. Chasing 185 for the win, Moorooduc got off on the wrong foot and lost a series of early wickets. The bowling efforts of Moorooduc’s Reece Cordeux helped his side greatly, as posted figures of 4/39. Crib Point ended up all out for 168, just 18 runs short of a win. At Ditterich Reserve, Main Ridge got…

LAST week Mr R. W. B. McKenzie of Melbourne Road had the pleasure of welcoming home his soldier son, Lieutenant McKenzie, who as a member of the Flying Corps saw service in Egypy, Gallipoli and France. *** MR A. K. T. Sambell, C.E., having secured an extended lease of “Balnawartha,’ in Frankston, intends establishing his home here at an early date. *** AN old identity passed away on Sunday in the person of Mrs Henderson, of Cranbourne Road, Frankston. The funeral took place on Monday. *** THEIR many friends were pleased to welcome Privates Bob. Dean and Roger Burton who…

PENINSULA Total collapse: Langwarrin lost five wickets for just 22 runs against Baxter. Picture: Andrew Hurst MOOROODUC have put themselves in pole position to claim a win over Crib Point with a good performance on day one of their clash at Crib Point Recreation Reserve. Having been sent in to bat first, Moorooduc got off to a shaky start when they lost two quick wickets early. A steadying innings of 42 runs from number 4 batsman Shamith Kennangara helped Moorooduc correct their course, and they eventually ended up making 185 runs before being bowled out. Things would have been worse…

AT the Mornington police court on Wednesday before Mr J. G. Barrett, Js’P., an elderly woman named Mary Sandles appeared to answer a charge of drunkenness. She was fined 5s, in default 5 hours imprisonment. Defendant stated she was a resident of South Melbourne and sold matches for a living. She was offered a joy ride to the sea-side by a friend and finally arrived at Mornington where she was having a jolly time when the police interferred, and cut short her merry making. The police escorted Mary out of the town during the afternoon and she is now wending…

PENINSULA Close call: Moorooduc managed to creep past Somerville’s total with just wicket in hand. Picture: Andrew Hurst MOOROODUC have held on by a thread to claim a thrilling victory in the first innings over Somerville. Chasing 168 to win, Moorooduc kept touch mainly thanks to an entertaining innings from Rashimal Mendis, who hit his half century by smacking 3 sixes over the boundary. Moorooduc passed their target with just one wicket in hand, and their numbers 11 and 9 batsmen at the crease. At Ballam Park East, Long Island surpassed their measly target of 70 despite a monumental batting…

MR Brierley, manager of the Frankston Gas and Electric Supply Works, has had a long and varied experience in his profession, but it remained to Frankston to provide him with something altogether out of the ordinary. All Tuesday night he and his staff had been endeavoring to find the cause of the block in the electric light current serving Melbourne Road and part of Frankston. He was expecting to find that a stray branch or twig was causing the damage, but the search was fruitless. It was not until daylight next morning that he found the cause of the obstruction. …

PENINSULA Struggle for runs: Pearcedale only managed 79 runs, a total easily passed by Langwarrin in their innings. Picture: Andrew Hurst A RUTHLESS performance by Long Island has seen them dismiss Main Ridge for just 70 runs in the first day of their two day clash. Main Ridge’s openers combined for just 12 runs, and their top scorer put only 16 runs on the board. After 46 overs, Main Ridge were dismissed and were left with a lot of work to do with ball in hand. Long Island came in to bat and finished at 4/97 at stumps, ensuring a…

WHILE returning from the funeral of his father at Hastings, last month, Mr John Ward was thrown from his vehicle and sustained a compound fracture of the leg. From enquiries made a few days ago it was ascertained that Mr Ward was still in the Melbourne hospital, and was progressing as well as could be expected considering the serious nature of his injuries. *** AT the last meeting of the Frankston and Hastings shire council, Constables Revell and Walker were appointed presenting officers. *** THE Shire Council has been notified that the following soldiers are returning from abroad: Private Jack…

PENINSULA Bailing out: Flinders reached their target against Mornington with six wickets and seven overs to spare. Picture: Andrew Hurst RED Hill have worked hard to surpass their target of 200, as they took on Moorooduc in the second day of their two-day clash. Having finished day one on a high and restarting at 0/43, Red Hill quickly lost their first two wickets and were sitting a little more uncomfortable at 2/52. Simon Dart was their best batsman, as he scored 59 runs batting at number 4 to help guide the Hillmen to a three wicket win. At Ballam Park…

A SPECIAL meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council was held on Tuesday night last, when there were present Crs. Murray (president), J. Unthank, Oates, Mason, Hoare and Hoban. The president explained that the Council had been called together to consider the best means to adopt to combat the influenza epidemic. The real article was not in the district yet, and he hoped it would not come. Still, they must be prepared for it, and have everything in readiness in the event of a serious outbreak. The secretary (Mr. John E. Jones) read a communication from the Public Health…

DETECTIVES from the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston have charged 26 people as part of Operation Pandora which targets vehicle crime. Seventeen of those charged since the operation began on 7 January have been remanded in custody and several stolen cars and large amounts of property recovered. Charges include aggravated burglary, burglary, theft of a motor car, theft from a motor car, reckless conduct endangering life, and obtaining property by deception. Those charged will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. They include a Frankston North man, 25, on 40 counts, a Hastings man, 27 (10 counts), a Langwarrin…

Primrose’s pain: A hernia on Primrose has been operated on, and she is recovering well.  Pictures: Supplied A CHARITY helping dogs who need life saving treatment has accused Frankston Council of cutting off communication with them after accepting their donation. Primrose was impounded by Frankston Council after being found with a huge growth next to her stomach, and council called charity service Rescued with Love to help pay for the necessary surgery. Rescued with Love founder Kae Norman said that Council cut off communication with the organisation once they accepted a $2000 donation for the dog’s surgery and had a…

First innings victory: Baxter secured a first innings win over Pearcedale after bowling them out for just 102. Picture: Andrew Hurst CRICKETERS again donned the white uniforms as two day cricket returned this weekend. Carrum got off to a dream start against Seaford, putting together a brilliant first innings total of 5/259. Corey Hand scored 86 runs, while John Mitchell scored 99 not out, hitting 10 boundaries along the way. Seaford will have a big task ahead of them to catch up next week. The bowlers were in fine form at Delacombe Park on Saturday, as the home side battled…

DURING the progress of the Gymkhana at Frankston on Monday. Professor Stracey, who was taking part in one of the jumping events received a nasty fall. The horse he was riding made a mistake at one of the hurdles and came down. Stracey, falling on his head, was rendered unconscious for some time. Captain Surgeon Martin and Dr Atkinson were fortunately at hand, after which the injured man was removed to St. Pancras Hospital. He made a good recovery and was able to leave the institution next day. *** CONTRIBUTORS to the “Standard” are requested to send in reports of…

VICTORIA’S premier anti-corruption commission has laid 79 charges, including obtaining property by deception, making false documents, using false documents and misconduct in public office, against a former Frankston Council manager. The charges were laid on 14 January after an IBAC investigation into whether “improper procurement practices were used to obtain Frankston City Council funds.” A supplier of services to council, an owner of an electrical company, was on 7 January charged with 78 similar offences. The investigation was opened after Frankston Council self reported suspicions of a possible breach. An IBAC statement said that “under mandatory notification requirements that came…

PROVINCIAL Seaford Tigers bitten: A 195 total set by Hastings was too much for Seaford Tigers to chase down after their top order collapsed. Picture: Andrew Hurst SORRENTO have easily beaten Pearcedale after setting a mammoth target at home at David Macfarlane Reserve. Twin centuries from Robert Wilson and Leigh Poholke set the Sharks up with a huge score of 5/268. The two put together a stunning 159 run fourth wicket stand. Poholke hit seven sixes on his way to his maiden century for the Sharks. Jake Roberts dismissed both batsmen. Pearcedale couldn’t get close and ended up over 100…

MISS McKenzie, the boys friend, who takes a kindly and practical interest in the waifs and strays of the Boys’ Home on the Mornington road, on Saturday last 11th int. at 3 pm., gave a treat at the residence of Mr and Mrs . Forster of ‘Beachleigh’. There were a number of visitors present: Mesdames Sharkey and Chapman, Misses Clay, Walker, McDonald, ex-Corp. Syme, ex-Corp Mayor, Mr J.. Porster, Mr Bingham, Lance Corp Hard, Anzac, the hon. Supt. Mr W. Minton. The boys were under the care of the Matron, Mrs Minton and Miss Giddings.  The little orphans to the…

PENINSULA Out of the blocks: An opening stand of 86 was enough for Delacombe Park to see off Carrum in District. Picture: Andrew Hurst ONE day cricket has returned to MPCA after the Christmas break with a bang, with some big scores bringing in the new year. Long Island kicked things off positively, with opener Aaron Paxton batting brilliantly to put together an innings of 89 runs. Paxton was eventually dismissed, but number 4 batsman Michael Burke followed up with a well taken 65. Long Island finished up at a total of 5/203 at the end of their 40 overs.…

A GREAT bereavement has been experienced by Mr and Mrs Utber of Mornington road, Frankston, in the death of their little son, Leonard, Harold, aged 4 years, which sad event took place on the 4th inst. Very general sympathy is extended to the sorrowing parents in the loss of their loved one. The funeral took place on Sunday, the Rev. A P M’Farlane conducting the burial service. *** IT is with regret we chronicle the death of Mrs Wilcox, mother of Mr A. Wilcox of Frankston, and one of the oldest residents of Dandenong which occurred at her late residence,…

PROVINCIAL BAXTER have pushed on to claim a victory over Mt Eliza at Greg Beck Oval. Needing just 36 runs to claim a first innings win with six wickets in hand, Baxter went on to surpass their target on day two and get the points. They finished at 5/97. Nick Baron did his best with ball in hand for the Redlegs, taking 3/22 off 14 overs. Peninsula OB restarted at 6/77 on day two needing 3 runs to claim victory. Despite a shaky start on day one, they performed better on day two and didn’t lose a wicket before passing…

THE proprietorship of the “Standard” has been transferred to Mr Wm. Crawford Young, son of the retiring owner. Mr Young, senr., after a long and active career in the newspaper world is about to retire from the more strenuous duties imposed upon him for so many years in journalistic enterprise. The incoming proprietor has had a wide and varied experience in public life which should specially fit him for his new position. In association with his father he conducted the “Great Southern Star” at Leongatha, and later established the “Circular Head Chronicle” in Tasmania. While in the Island State he…

AN app to help people with disabilities find accessible venues for their needs has been tested in Mornington and Frankston. The program, called Data for Inclusion, is a database of local businesses that displays how accessible they are for people with disabilities. The program is led by Debbie Roberts, who said she was called into action through her personal experience. “I was inspired to do what I’m doing because of my brother with MS,” Ms Roberts said. “I wanted to make it easy for people to go out and know what to expect. There are lots of apps out there…

PENINSULA PINES have bounced back from a patchy opening innings to bowl well and put themselves in the box seat for a win in the first day of their clash against Crib Point. Pines only batted for a little more than 48 overs before being bowled out away from home at Crib Point Recreation Reserve. Waide Symes did most of the damage with the ball, taking 4/44 as his side restricted the Pines to just 152. Chasing down a very attainable target, Crib Point got things started on the wrong foot. Adam Keulen was the only batsman who made a…

THE second welcome home to returned soldiers inaugurated by the Welcome Home committee took place, on Friday evening last in the Mechanics’ Hall, when the seating accommodation of the building was taxed to its utmost to hold those who were anxious to extend the hand of welcome to those, who for the last four years had been facing death and mutilation in defence of their country. The names of the returned men are: Ferrier Sergeant Smith, Private H. Covington, Private Granger, Private Robt. Walker, Corporal Carter, Private D. Downs and Wireless Operator Tait. Cr, Oates occupied the chair. After the…

PROVINCIAL SORRENTO have worked hard to restrict Mornington to a total of just 160 in their clash at Alexandra Park. Defending a total of 205 runs away from home, helped by a brilliant 77 from Liam O’Connor, the Sharks started well to claim the first two wickets of the innings for just 19. Mornington’s middle order steadied the innings to put their side back on track, but once their wickets fell the rest collapsed quickly. Jake Wood was the best of Sorrento’s bowlers, taking 4 wickets for 26 runs from his 16 overs. At Emil Madsen Reserve, Langwarrin’s total of…

THE following letter was received by Mrs Meldrum, of Somerville, from her son Edward, on active service in Damascus: I have not had much time for letter writing lately. I don’t think anyone had an idea of what this stunt was going to be like. All thought we would strike some stiff fighting. We started off one night and got within a few miles of the front line, unsaddled for the night and were let into the know of what was going to be done in the morning. We were all awake waiting for the guns to open up, which…

PENINSULA LONG Island have kicked off their two dayer against Crib Point in style, batting out the first day to post a huge total of 9/245. Long Island’s opening three batsmen kept the runs ticking over, but a brilliant fourth wicket stand of 105 runs between Michael Burke and Brad Bailey helped them to a fantastic position. Bailey batted brilliant to post 75 runs. At the close of play for the day, Long Island ended up at 9/245 off 80 overs. Glenn Barclay was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2/38 off 22 overs. Crib Point will have a very…

A GREAT surprise awaited Private Bob Walker on his arrival, in Mr Norman McDonald’s well decorated car, at the corner of Humphries and Walkers roads, on Tuesday last. A whole hearted welcome awaited him. A large arch was erected, consisting of gum, streamers and flags, and Anzac Walker’s colors crowning the whole. Nearby was a table groaning under the weight of the feast provided by the proud neighbours of the returning soldier. An extra treat was provided in a huge bowl of strawberries and cream, the former specially grown by Mrs Morgan for the occasion. It was indeed a very…

PROVINCIAL AN expertly taken century from Justin Grant has helped Mt Eliza to a nailbiter two day win over Mornington at Emil Madsen Reserve. A big first day score of 85 from Ben Clements helped the Bulldogs to a good total of 216, which looked to be defendable. A top order collapse and some middle order struggles saw the Redlegs struggling at 6/86, before Grant really stamped his authority on the game. His unbeaten century saw them surpass their target of 216 with only two wickets in hand. At Baxter Park, Peninsula Old Boys were thoroughly defeat by an impressive…