GALLERY: Sporting Year in Review - November

November 1: Pollet's impresses the world: Five Orange martial artists make the trip to the World Goju Ryu Karate Championships, helping the Pollet's martial arts team to sixth place, in the world.

November 2: Raiders lock in Wighton: Jack Wighton re-signs with the Canberra Raiders until the end of the 2016 season.

November 4: Ton of fun for Venner: Cavaliers captain Richie Venner scores his second ton for the season, in just the fourth game of the season, making 108 not out against Centrals.

November 4: Mitchell loses ... again: Mitchell Cricket Council loses to Macquarie Valley, despite almost defending a meagre 117, taking seven Macquarie wickets before the maroon caps passed the required total.

November 4: Selectors show faith in the known: Controversy rears its ugly head as Western Zone selectors name nine players from the previous season, including Dubbo batsman Trent Colley, who was yet to play a game due to suspension.

November 5: Salary cap in place: Group 10 announces a 21-point salary cap will be in place from 2014 onwards, forcing clubs to focus on local juniors rather than importing talent.

November 5: Deadwood impressed: Waratahs coach Michael Cheika graces Endeavour Oval, to assistant coach the Central West Barbarians against Deadwood, in the Heartkid's Rugby Cup. Deadwood wins 60-19, and founder Scott Podmore announces the club's intent to return to the central west in the future.

November 6: Team nets NSW media prize: The Central Western Daily sports desk wins the 2013 Judy Dunbar Media Award for community media excellence at the Netball NSW State Dinner.

November 7: Legends of Twickenham: Emus pair Andrew Logan and Graydon Staniforth, as part of the Australian Legends team, are unable to stop the England Legends from recording a 17-12 win in the one-off 10-year anniversary of England's 2003 World Cup win match, at Twickenham in London.

November 9: Mortimer's school reunion: Sydney Roosters premiership winning utility speaks to year 11 James Sheahan students about the importance of physical activity, and joins in a social game of touch football.

November 11: Back on track: Orange's understrength opens representative team scores a remarkable 16-run victory over a powerful Bathurst unit, opening up the possibility of a fairytale President's Cup victory.

November 11: Forced to withdraw: Liam Gough withdraws from Western Zone's NSW Country Championship Southern Pool campaign with a damaged side muscle.

November 11: Novak's haul rockets CYMS to top: CYMS quick Chris Novak takes a six-wicket haul against Cavaliers to push CYMS into the outright lead in the ODCA first grade competition.

November 11: No Payne, no gain: Robert Payne secures yet another Duntryleague Open title, in windy conditions, to make it back-to-back victories after his 2012 win.

November 12: Best of British for Chris: Former Orange Cricket of the Year Chris Tremain is named in an invitational Australian XI to take on England.

November 13: Cody wants to be number one: CYMS winger Cody Robbins makes waves in Group 10 rugby league circles, signing with the Bathurst Panthers for season 2014, hoping for the opportunity to play fullback.

November 14: Dream come true for Bone: Orange's Edwina Bone is selected in an 18 strong Hockyroos squad to take on the World League Finals in Argentina.

November 18: Western's woes: Western Zone is left to lament missed opportunities as it loses all three NSW Country Championship games, crushing all hope of a title defence. Western loses to Riverina, Southern and Illawarra over the course of the weekend.

November 19: Chloe's call out of the blue: Chloe Barrett is selected in another NSW Hockey team. The 15-year-old is chosen to represent NSW at the Under 15s Indoor Hockey National Championships in January, 2014.

November 20: Spring in their step: Central West Gymnastics secures its first NSW State Acrobatics state title after sending three trios of gymnasts to the Gymnastics NSW Sports Acrobatics Level 1-3 Championships. The team of Sienna Adams, Leah Cook and Keilee Weymouth brought home gold.

November 21: Andrews trials for national team: Despite never playing rugby before, Kinross Wolaroi student Leilanie Andrews is selected to trial at the Indigenous Schoolgirls Under 18s Ella 7s in December, and has the chance to be selected in the Indigenous Schoolgirls 7s team to tour New Zealand in 2014.

November 22: Kookaburras mentor Orange juniors: Australian men's hockey team members Matt Butturini and Kieran Govers conduct a 1&9 coaching clinic in Orange.

November 22: In a league of their own: Rugby league legends Paul Sironen, Darren Britt and Steve Roach share some stories of their glory days at Racing Orange's Tradies Day. TV presenter and former jockey Dean Pettit was also there to do some track-side interviews.

November 24: Skippy comes to town: Australian swimming legend Geoff Huegill attends the Black Dog Institute dinner and then shows up at JETS Swim Club training the following morning, to mentor the junior swimmers.

November 25: Put to the sword: Orange loses its round three SCG Country Cup game to Dubbo. After the hosts piled on 308, Orange could only must 106 before being bowled out.

November 26: Gough ready to fulfil dream: Liam Gough is selected in the Western Zone XI to take on North Sydney at the SCG in the State Challenge Cup.

November 27: Wing commander: David Ryan is elected as Orange Hawks 2014 president after John Hill vacated the role.

November 28: Lord of the ring: Brock Campbell adds another boxing title to his trophy cabinet, winning the NSW 60kg Schoolboys belt.

November 28: Courageous athletes selected: Four central west athletes are selected to represent Australia at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in December. Orange's Siena Boland (womens basketball), Dean Pallier (mens basketball), Luke Rout (athletics) and Bathurst's Keelan Crawford (mens basketball) are named in Team Australia.


"He gave me some advice that I should stay loyal to the team that gave me a chance to start my career" - Jack Wighton, on his grandfather convincing him to resign with the Raiders.


1. Bone's dream comes true

2. Familiar faces in Western Zone side

3. BIG PICTURE: Selection bombshells

4. Cody wants to be No.1

5. Mortimer's high school reunion.

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