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Moises Henriques happy to lead Sydney Sixers from the front in Big Bash League

In the aftermath of his team’s dramatic super-over loss to the Melbourne Stars at the MCG last Monday night, Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques gave an insight into why he was being hailed as a natural-born leader when some of his players wanted to say “sorry” for the defeat.
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Both teams finished their 20 overs tied on 150 runs but the Stars, guided by James Faulkner and his blazing bat, ensured victory when he helped to blast 19 runs off his team’s super-over.

When some of his players attempted to apologise for a rash shot, a misfield or a poor delivery that may otherwise have changed the outcome, Henriques – who’d observed the secrets of good leadership from watching Brad Haddin, Stuart Clark, Simon Katich, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith and coach Trevor Bayliss – cut them short.

“I owed them just as much as a sorry,” he said. “Everyone in the team can look back and say ‘maybe if I’d done this I might’ve saved us a run’ but there was no point. I think it’s better we learn and move on to the next game.”

Henriques, a few weeks short of his 28th birthday, was identified as a rare talent when he was only 16 and Cricket NSW paid for a taxi to transport him to and from the SCG to train with the state squad.

While he developed into a Test player last year when he made his debut against India, his traits as a leader for NSW and the Sixers are making a mighty impression.

He guided NSW to its pre-Christmas Sheffield Shield match victory over Queensland, regarded by many as one of the most inspiring in the Blues’ history, because his players needed to overcome the despair of having played the game  when Phillip Hughes was struck by a bouncer and passed away two days later just weeks earlier.

The all-rounder took the initiative to change a match that appeared destined to end in a draw into an emotion-charged triumph after fast bowler Sean Abbott captured 6-14 to clinch victory by an innings and 80 runs.

“I don’t think it brought anything out of me,” Henriques said of the way he treated his players before and during the Queensland match. “I just did what I thought was best for the team and best for each and every individual in the team.

“I didn’t want to put pressure on anyone to play [because it was thought some players weren’t mentally up to it after the Hughes tragedy]. I just wanted to make sure everyone was comfortable with their own decision.

“Nic [Maddinson] is one of my closest friends and he opted not to play and, to be fair, Cricket NSW backed that and they made it easy for me to communicate to the players there was absolutely no pressure on them.

“The first three days were affected by rain, Queensland were hurt by a couple of injuries and by the fourth day the game seemed to floating away to a non-event. But when I batted I realised it wasn’t an easy wicket.

“There was a bit of reverse swing, the wicket was starting to play some tricks. James Hopes had just bowled 30-35 overs for Queensland, the venom was out of his bowling for obvious reasons.

“If they had’ve had a few more fit quicks we wouldn’t have reached the total we did – we led by 110 – but I said on the last day I’d be very disappointed if we don’t walk away with a win here.”

It was an inspired call and while history notes his players responded to it Henriques said his leadership –  which will be tested again on Sunday night when the Sixers play the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba – was something he was still refining.

“You need to stay on an even keel with your emotions,” he said of captaincy.  “When I feel my emotions are starting to go I quickly calm myself down and say ‘OK, let’s slow down and take a few deep breaths’. It’s important not to get too excited about the good times and not too down about the bad.

“We have an eclectic bunch of guys at the Sixers, we have scholars and guys at the other end of the scale. Yet, we all mix well and none are judgmental of the others because we accept each other for who we are.  Despite the personalities no one is judgmental, we accept everyone for their individuality and that’s important.

“I’d hope the boys would say I’m fairly relaxed. I don’t smile too much, I’ve never smiled much on the field, but off the field I’m happy, and I want the players to be happy. Trevor Bayliss and I want a happy and enjoyable environment … it’s the culture we want because happy cricketers are usually successful cricketers.”

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Cricket World Cup: Who our experts would pick for Australia

The 15-man squads our Fairfax Media writers would name for the upcoming World Cup.
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CHLOE SALTAU

George Bailey

Cameron Boyce

Michael Clarke

Pat Cummins

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Josh Hazlewood

Ryan Harris

Mitchell Johnson

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

GREG BAUM

George Bailey

Jackson Bird

Cameron Boyce

Pat Cummins

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Ryan Harris

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Marsh

Shaun Marsh

Craig Simmons

Steve Smith

Matthew Wade

David Warner

Shane Watson

JESSE HOGAN

George Bailey

Pat Cummins

Xavier Doherty

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Ryan Harris

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Marsh

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

Cameron White

DEAN JONES

George Bailey

Michael Clarke

Pat Cummins

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Ryan Harris

Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon

Mitchell Marsh

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

CHRIS BARRETT

George Bailey

Pat Cummins

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Ryan Harris

Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon

Shaun Marsh

Mitchell Marsh

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

MALCOLM KNOX

George Bailey

Cameron Boyce

Michael Clarke

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Ryan Harris

Josh Hazlewood

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Marsh

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

ANDREW WU

George Bailey

Michael Clarke

Pat Cummins

James Faulkner

Aaron Finch

Brad Haddin

Ryan Harris

Josh Hazlewood

Mitchell Johnson

Glenn Maxwell

Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc

David Warner

Shane Watson

Adam Zampa

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Iconic ice cream maker Dairy Bell to shut factory and stores

Inside Dairy Bell East Malvern: staff member Emma Bell makes a milkshake. Photo: Paul Jeffers Customers Laura Karklins and Oliver Francis enjoy what may be their last Dairy Bell milkshake. Photo: Paul Jeffers
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Lorraine and Graham Browne eat one last Dairy Bell ice cream. Photo: Paul Jeffers

It was a humble empire founded on summer days and sticky fingers.

But Dairy Bell will remain as only a memory for generations who grew up on the company’s ice cream after it announced an end to its 45 years of business.

The Melbourne company will stop production at its Malvern East and Sydney factories on February 27, with its five stores to then close whenever the ice cream runs out.

“There’s always a time to hold it and a time to fold it,” said owner Andre Razums, who co-founded the company in 1970.

Mr Razums said he was “very proud” of his business, which at one point had 20 stores across Australia.

“We’ve got a lot of satisfied customers and there are a lot of people who came to us as a child and now they’re mums themselves and they’re bringing their children in,” he said.

Tell us about your favourite memories of Dairy Bell ice creams in the comments below.

Despite the popularity, Mr Razums said it was not viable to continue churning out ice cream while paying high penalty wages and in the face of falling profits.

“We can’t sell $3 ice cream when the hand that scoops that bit of ice cream is getting paid $30 an hour,” he said.

On Saturday there was a steady stream of customers at Dairy Bells’ flagship store and factory in Malvern East, where the words “Australian Owned” are proudly printed on the building’s side.

Loyal customers Lorraine and Graham Browne first visited the store 36 years ago as a treat for their children and have been regulars ever since.

“We usually go into the casino on a Saturday, and on the way back out we usually stop in for an ice cream,” Mrs Browne said, while making short work of a double-scoop cone of mango and honeycomb.

The couple, both 69, are such fans they bought Mr Browne’s mother an ice cream cake from the shop for her 100th birthday recently.

“You can’t beat this ice cream – especially for the price,” Mr Browne said.

Another customer, Laura Karklins, was knocking back a “blue heaven” milkshake Saturday and was devastated to hear part of her childhood would soon be no more.

“Me and my mum came here after language classes every weekend for seven years,” the 22-year-old said.

“It’s really good ice cream and the milkshakes are frothy but not too filling … I’m quite sad now.”

Dairy Bell is fully solvent and all creditors would be paid when it closed, Mr Razums said.

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Cairns funeralpictures, photos

Cairns funeral | pictures, photos QUEENSLAND: Tributes laid at a temporary memorial shrine in a park next to where eight children that were killed in Cairns. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.
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QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Tribute at Murray Street, Cairns near where eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Tributes laid at a temporary memorial shrine in a park next to where eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Murray Street where eight children were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Tributes laid at a temporary memorial shrine in a park next to where eight children that were killed in Cairns. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Cairns Cemetery where preparations for the funeral for eight children will be held that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: Tribute at Murray Street, Cairns near where eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Images.

QUEENSLAND: People arrive for the ”Keriba Omasker” memorial at the Cairns Convention Centre ahead of the funeral for eight children that were killed in Cairns on January 10, 2015 in Cairns, Australia. Four boys and four girls were found allegedly stabbed to death in a house in Cairns on December 19, 2014. The bodies will be laid to rest together at Martyn Place Cemetery. Picture: Getty Imgaes.

TweetFacebookThousands of people have filed into the Cairns Convention Centre for a public memorial service for eight children found dead in their home in December.

Two words summed up the heavy weight on the hearts of mourners gatheredin the far north Queensland city: Keriba Omasker.

The Torres Strait Islander term means “our children” in the Erub dialect of the four girls and four boys who were found dead in the Murray Street, Manoora, home on December 19.

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Great White fear closes beaches- poll

Great White fear closes beaches- poll Authorities continue to seek out the shark near Newcastle’s beaches. Pic: Darren Pateman
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Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Beaches remain closed on Saturday after a Shark sighting. Picture: Marina Neill

Lifeguards on the hunt for the Shark. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Credit: Nicholas Tonks

TweetFacebookAlmost immediately, another shark was seen about 50metres from boardriders directly off Merewether suggesting a second animal was in the vicinity.

The shark alarm sounded and the beaches cleared, prompting some to head down for a look.

It included budding Merewether photographer Nic Tonks, 14, who took a spectacular frame of a fin near a jetski rider.

‘‘I was looking through the camera at the jetski and took a couple of shots, it wasn’t until I looked at them that I saw the fin,’’ Nic said.

Mr Woodcock said those on board the jetskis and rubber duckies followed the shark as it cruised towards the breakers and a few hundred metres further out.

When those on the beach used a two-way to ask what species of shark it was, the answer first came back: ‘‘A big one’’.

Mr Woodcock said he then watched as the shark came to the surface next to a jetski and rolled its massive frame as though it was almost eyeballing the visitor.

It appeared longer than the jetski and the sled it was towing.

‘‘It obviously wasn’t too worried about the boats,’’ Mr Woodcock said.

‘‘[One of the jetski riders] lifted his legs up, he has been doing this a long time so you knew it was a big shark.’’

Merewether, Dixon Park and Bar beaches remained closed all weekend while a sighting off Nobbys on Sunday closed that stretch of sand and Stockton for several hours.

NEWCASTLE beach has re-opened after the second shark sighting in two days, but most of the city’s beaches remained closed at 4pm.

Despite opening on Sunday morning, Nobbys and Stockton were forced to close again shortly after midday when a shark stretching more than four metres was spotted at Nobbys’ northern end.

It followed lifesaver patrols of the city’s coastline throughout the day after a sighting off Newcastle on Saturday shut down the city’s beaches.

Hey nippers families, Newcastle beaches still closed after yesterday’s shark sighting. #StayInBed

— Lee Upton (@lee_upton) January 10, 2015Lifeguards spotted a five-metre Great White around 1pm on Saturday and promptly pulled swimmers from the water.

The entire coastline was closed after asecond alarm, at Newcastle beach, sounded about 4.30pm.

Early reports indicated the shark may have had a pup with it.

UPDATE: Beaches from Bar Beach to Merewether will not reopen on Saturday, after a Great White Shark was spotted by lifeguards.

The shark alarm sounded around 1pm on Saturday, with beachgoers streaming from the water.

Lifeguards on a Jet Ski confirmed the sighting and made the decision to close all beaches in the area.

The shark is believed to be about fivemetres in length.

Lifeguards will continue to monitor the movements of the shark, and may be assisted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, if it is available.

Beaches will not reopen on Saturday and may remain closed for Sunday morning, if the Shark remains in the area.

Merewether Ocean Baths will remain open for those looking to hit the water.

DIXON PARK and Merewether Beach have been shut after a Great White Shark was spottedon Saturday afternoon.

Beachgoers came streaming out of the water, after theshark alarm sounded around 1pm, after lifeguards made the discovery.

Lifeguards are currently tracking the shark and monitoring its movements, andthe beaches will remain closed until further notice.

More to come.

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