RUN SCORING MACHINE: Angus Lovell was player of the Australian under-17 championship.
RUN SCORING MACHINE: Angus Lovell was player of the Australian under-17 championship. Brody Grogan/Cricket Australia

Lovell fires and Northeast to play for South

Coasters near the finish line in 72nd Sydney to Hobart

HANDICAP HONOURS CONTENDER: Bravo in action, with Bob Robertson at the wheel.
HANDICAP HONOURS CONTENDER: Bravo in action, with Bob Robertson at the wheel. David_Brogan

SAILING: Perpetual Loyal may have smashed Wild Oats XI's race record in the 2016 Sydney to Hobart, but the race was still well and truly on for a handful of Sunshine Coast sailors earlier today.

Stacey Jackson and David and Andy Turton are within touching distance of Constitution Dock aboard Alive, while the remaining Coasters abord Bravo (Bob Robertson), Quest (Ian, Sam and Richard Coward and Milton Hampe), Ragamuffin (Ashley Deeks) and Black Sheep (Andrew Scott) look set to finish tonight, or in the early hours of this morning.

Patrice, with Noosa's Jason Rowed on board, retired from the race on Tuesday.

Angus Lovell fires for Ponting XII at Sydney Cricket Ground

Queensland under 17's cricket player Angus Lovell.
Queensland under 17's cricket player Angus Lovell. Patrick Woods

CRICKET: Sunshine Coast teenager Angus Lovell amassed a quick-fire 35 off 29 deliveries as his Ponting XII beat the Gilchrist XII in a Big Bash League warm-up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday evening.

Cricket Australia chairman Andrew Sutherland's son Will starred yet again.

The Ponting XII (under-17) needed 16 runs off the final six deliveries to win the match and Sutherland hit three consecutive boundaries to wrap up the match in his 15-run (9 balls) stint.

Lovell is expected to line up for the Sunshine Coast Scorchers when the Coast's first-grade side returns to the park on January 7.

Wallaby star yet to find lost GoPro on Double Island Point

The Wallabies take a swim at Caloundra. Nick Cummins, The Honey Badger.   Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
The Wallabies take a swim at Caloundra. Nick Cummins, The Honey Badger. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily John McCutcheon

RUGBY: There's no word yet whether Wallaby and renowned funny man Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins is yet to recover his lost GoPro on Double Island Point.

The 29-year-old Western Force winger put out a call on social media on Tuesday afternoon, pleading with tourists and locals to help find his pocket-sized camera containing "valuable” content.

Former Scorchers skipper gets representative call up

New Scorchers cricket captain, Sam Northeast.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily
New Scorchers cricket captain, Sam Northeast. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily Brett Wortman

CRICKET: Former Sunshine Coast Scorchers skipper Sam Northeast will be given the opportunity to press his claims for England one-day selection in March.

The Kent batsman will line up for South (England) in a representative match against North to be played in Abu Dhabi in March.

He joins the likes of test match cricketer Steven Finn in the side.

Northeast played under-19s for England and was considered to be one of the brightest junior prospects in the country.

In two seasons for the Scorchers, Northeast scored two centuries and a handful of 50s across all three forms of the game.


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Champions crowned in Noosa longboard open

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