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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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32 SPORT TUESDAY JUNE 6 2017 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 DARCY Short has put on a show for NT Cricket fans, putting Palmerston in prime position in its two-day game against Tracy Village in Darwin. Short belted 122 from just 81 deliveries to lead Palmerston to an imposing total of 379, hitting 14 fours and three sixes in the knock. Captain Alex Bleakley also AN impressive, hard-fought win against Seasons Lasseters consolidated Wests Gillen Clubs third position on the KFC A Grade ladder and their chance for a top two finish at the end of the minor round. Tiarni Pon was outstanding shooting 30 goals at 100 per cent in the first three terms as Wests held a slender two-goal lead at the final change. As Pon tired in the final term, after playing an almost full game in the 17-and-unders immediately beforehand, Ebony Miller showed her class to step up and shoot Wests to West's Annie-Marie Mabus and Seasons' Reeley Thomas get tangled up as they fight for the ball. Picture: JOSH ABBOTT Team unity sees Wests winning streak continue their 60-54 victory. Pon praised her teammates for the way they structured the attacking movement to being the ball into the circle. It was a good game at the attack end as the ball movement was really smooth, she said. Mum (Margaret Smith) and Tia (Paterson-Dunn) did well on Mai (Segi) in our defence. It was challenging playing without Iesha (Smith) but it was fun goal shooting with Ebony. It was a good team effort and with a couple of players out, it showed we have good reserves as well. The win made it six in a row for Wests and while six goals looks a comfortable enough margin, the scores were level early in the final 15 minutes. Wests scored consistently through the game, shooting 15 goals in each quarter. Pon finished with 30 goals at 85.7 per cent and Miller also shot 30 goals at 73.2 per cent. At the other end, Segi de spite being double teamed for most the game score 41 goals at 89.1 per cent. Wests Captain Lauren Wapling said the junior players are leading the way. We are so proud of our teams improvement and love the way we are working together, taking care of each other on court, and enjoying working as a team, she said. Having said that, we have really high expectations, and there is so much hard work and development in skill and combination to come. We have a lot of respect for every opposition team we face, and know that we need to bring our best every week. The development of our junior players is what we are most proud of. Moni (Chong), Shoneeka (Abbott), Iesha and Tiarni continue to blow us away with the way they are up every week. We also have some excellent juniors performing well in A Reserve. The older members of our team feel so privileged to be a part of their development its an exciting time. Earlier in the day Rovers AMS defeated Neata Glass Giants 87-8 and Federal Trusty Glass defeated Kiwi Warriors Uncles Tavern 72-22. Steve Menzies NETBALL (We) love the way we are working together. L A U R E N W A P L I N G Sports are set to work together FIVE Alice Springs sports will work together later this month to bring Red Centre children a sporting bonanza in the school holidays. Alice Springs cricket has teamed up with netball, soccer, australian rules football and rugby league to offer a school holiday sports carnival for children aged between 6-14. The carnival will run for three days and give children the opportunity to try their hand at all five sports with each of the sports development officers to run activities. Central Australias cricket regional development officer Lauren Taylor will be running the sessions alongside Katie Dean from AFLNT, Troy Duncan from NRL NT, Rhiannon Banner from Netball NT and a representative from FFNT yet to be named. Taylor said the idea behind the carnival was to give children something fun to do during the holidays. She said the format will give children a chance to try a sport they may not have tried in the past as well, an extra incentive to register. We really just wanted to something for the kids and keep them entertained during the holidays, Taylor said. Katie (Dean) usually does a few days of footy during the holidays but she hasnt done anything like this and the more sports the kids can try out the better. Its not just about having more numbers playing our sports, its about the kids knowing that these sports are all there and they can play anything they want. We want to make it all really fun for them as well. The carnival will cater for children aged between 6-14 with 200 spaces available. Prior registration is necessary with registration available at thunderjuni o r s . a f l n t . c o m . a u / a l i c e springs.html. The carnival will cost $50 per child with the fee to be paid on the first day. the carnival will be held on Monday June 26 to Wednesday June 28 with the first day running from 9.30am to 3 oclock. Anthony Geppa MULTI SPORTS AMERICAN off-road legend Hartley Letner, who is currently undefeated in the 2017 Best In the Desert Season, is coming to the 2017 Tatts Finke Desert Race. Letner has won every race America has to offer multiple times in the 1500 Class. This year, he currently sits three from three in the Best in the Desert Series with the third Legend to race in Finke win at the Laughlin Desert Classic not only in class but he beat the trophy trucks home to win the event outright. Other career highlights include two Baja 500 Wins, five Parker 425 Wins, three The Mint 400 Wins, a win at the SNORE Rage at the River and the list just goes on. Letner will compete in the event with Luke Ayers in the Number 59 Pro Tatum 2005 Chev.*D'Arcy Short FINKE DESERT RACE Short takes long handle to Villagers made a classy 123 off 120 balls, with 10 fours and five sixes. Bleakley said he was in awe of the way Short went about his business during the knock but said his side will have to be wary of Weatherald if he suits up on Saturday. He (Short) puts us in such a good position because he does it so quickly same with Jake (Weatherald), he said. Those two blokes are a class above and they both hit the ball so hard. Despite the monster total, Tracy Village are not out of the contest with Redbacks opening batsman Jake Weatherald set to take to the crease for the side this Saturday pending South Australian training commitments. Weatherald has already made inroads into the total, blasting his way to 52 not out from just 22 balls with five fours and three sixes. Tracy Village 1/60 in reply. CRICKET