The Centralian advocate Tue 11 Dec 2018
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30 SPORT TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 A BRILLIANT all-round performance by Jaiyen Dick helped reigning one-day premier West avenge their November losses to Federal ASbuild on Saturday. West scored 7/193 from their 45 overs and then dismissed Federal for 162. Dick scored 39 opening the innings after West captain Nick Whyte won the toss and C E N T R A L I A N r u n n e r s James Swao and Qitarah SuperCat Wallace were star performers at the Australian Allschools championship in Cairns, Queensland at the weekend. Swao won the 200m gold medal and a silver in the 400m while Wallace won silver in the 400m and had a fourth place in the 200m. Alice Springs Athletics president Murray Stewart, who coaches the duo, said he did not know of a better performance. Swao said he felt great in winning the 200m gold medal after nearly tripping in the heat. Medals for Alice runners My feet got caught up with each other but I was able to win the heat, he said. "Then in the final I led all the way. The conditions were appalling for the 400m with pouring rain. I will go one better next year. Swao came from behind to win the 200m in a time of 23.87 seconds with, as Stewart said, a blinding finish that left the other runners in his wake. Wallace said that she ran the 200m for a bit of fun on Friday and to warm up for the 400m on Saturday and Sunday. She ran a Territory record time of 57.79 seconds in the heat and then despite the conditions ran 56.79 sec in the final. I feel happy that I did it (competed at the nationals), she said. I know I can do better and the experience has been good for me. I started slowly and let the winner (Chelsea Ezeckie from NSW) get away from at about the 200m mark. Both runners were excited when Olympian Nova Peris, who was at the championships, came up to them and congratulated them on their performances. Stewart said the young runners had to contend with foreign and appalling conditions, having to run in the rain, as well the best athletes from around Australia. This is an exceptional result for Alice Springs, he enthused. To produce a performance like this is absolutely amazing. It is really unbelievable. I knew they would do well, but to win a gold and two silvers is incredible. I believe this is the best result in 40 years of Alice Springs athletics. This is an Athletics Australia event so open for all runners. Centralians shine in tropical Cairns rainSTEVE MENZIES Qitarah Wallace and James Swao in Cairns Picture: SUPPLIED STEVE MENZIES decided to bat. Solid top order batting kept the scoreboard ticking over with Whyte manage to top score with a well deserved 55 runs. Brodie Driscoll-Court was the most successful Federal bowler with 3/37 from his seven overs. Federal did not help their cause by bowling 14 wides. Then Dick came out to wrap up the Federal innings taking 4//6 in 14 balls. He finished with 5/28 from 8.2 overs. After chasing leather in the heat of the day, Federals batting could not get on top of the bowling. Jacob Brewer had a flying start to the innings, scoring 40 of the first 46 runs. Only three batsmen topped 20 before the dramatic late innings collapse when five wickets fell for 12 runs. Federal was doing well in terms of run rate, only batting 39.2 overs, but the loss of the late wickets to Dick was telling. Before the collapse, Federal reached 150 runs quicker than West. Whyte said it was a great performance by Dick. We got off to a solid start and that was the difference, he said. I was not worried when they were 5/150 as it was only a matter of breaking the partnership. Then I swung Dick back into the attack and he finished it (the Federal innings) off. I have not played much this season, so it was good to get back out there. Federal bowled tightly and it took me a while to get settled. The win lifted West into second place on the one-day ladder, behind Federal, and keeps their chance of a successful title defence. West batsman Jamie Coutts unleashes a drive during his innings of 29 not out on Saturday. Picture: MATT HENDERSON Top all-round performance steers victory SOLID batting from the late order saw Solergy Alice Tigers score a second one-day cricket win against Rovers at Albrecht Oval on Saturday. Alice Tigers captain Gagandeep Rahl won the toss and had no hesitation in deciding to bat. This was to take advantage of the hot conditions and the fact that Rovers were a player short. The side had a good opening stand of 48 but the loss of four wickets for the addition of 21 threatened to turn the game around. But opener Aniruddh Haldar was still at the crease and settled the innings with the following batsmen all who reached double figures before being dismissed. Tigers batted into the 44th over before being dismissed for 206. Rovers tried eight bowlers in an attempt to stem the runs and take wickets. Having to bowl an extra two overs through 14 wides was not helpful. Rovers began their innings cautiously but three wickets fell in the fifth and sixth overs to have them in trouble early in the run chase. The wickets continued to fall despite the valiant solo effort by Alexander Peters who finished undefeated on 38 when the final wicket fell from the first ball of the 23rd over with Rovers total on 91. Alice Tigers only needed four bowlers to bowl Rovers out with Murugan Singh taking four wickets to go along with his quick 30 with the bat. The win consolidates Alice Tigers in fourth position, one win behind West and Complete Constructions Cricket Club. Tigers bats roar against Rovers STEVE MENZIES