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62 SPORT SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Deeble lashes out six of best LATE order brilliance by Donovan Deeble and a well-crafted century from Ben Abbatangelo has put Waratah well on top in the Darwin Premier League two-day match against PINT at Kormilda College. Deeble remained unbeaten on 84 in an innings which lasted just 54 deliveries and included six huge sixes. Abbatangelo held the Waratah innings together, top scoring with 139 as the Red Caps bounced back from 3/9 to post a mammoth 7/437 at the end of their 90 overs. Tom Shippen struck early for the Green Caps, removing James Seymour (1) and dangerman Steve Taylor for a duck. Abbatangelo was the mainstay with valuable middle order partnerships with Friday Kasteni (22), Zac Chapman (55) and Francis Gill (55). Shippen didnt add to his early scalps to finish with 2/49 from 12 overs, while Nick Berry claimed 2/60 from 14 overs. But Abbatangelos knock was not the best of the day, that gong went to Southern Districts Leigh Drennan, as he guided the Crocodiles to a strong position against Tracy Village. Drennan clubbed an undefeated 179 in an innings which lasted nearly 4 hours as Southern Districts were dismissed for 348. Reuben Wakefield added 74 and combined in a 221-run stand with Drennan for the fourth wicket. The Crocodiles were cruising but lost their last six wickets for just 23 runs as the Villagers got back into the contest. Ryan Parker sparked the late order collapse, claiming 5/69. Tracy Village continued their momentum with the bat, smashing 55 from the final nine overs of the days play. Angus Webster took over and remained on 45 at stumps in an innings which so far has included six boundaries and two sixes. Brandon King was the only reason Palmerston made three figures yesterday, Nightcliff trundling out the Power for just 108. King top scored with 40 as the Tigers bowlers ran rampant, skipper Udara Weerasinghe the best with 3/28. But the Power unleashed opening bowler Ben Turley on the Tigers, who responded with 7/23 as Nightcliff only managed 98 in reply. The Tigers looked certain for first innings points when they made their way to 2/54, but a tremendous collapse saw the Power back at the crease before stumps, finishing 0/5. That goal has clubs chasing in-form Cahill SOCCEROO Tim Cahill is in line for a surprise move back to the English Premier League. There has reportedly been significant interest from QPR and Sunderland, as well as number of other top-flight clubs in the Premier League and across Europe. Former Everton midfielder Cahill enjoyed a good World Cup, becoming the first Australian to score in three successive tournaments and netting one of the best goals in history with a brilliant left-foot volley against Holland. The 34-year-old, who scored 56 goals in 226 appearances for Everton, left England in 2012 for Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, for whom he was named Most Valuable Player after scoring 11 times. Australias all-time leading goalscorer (34 times in 71 internationals) has settled well in the US, but it is believed he would consider a return to Europe if the right offer came along. He is also being pursued by Sydney FC in the A-League. Cahill is a legend in his own right in the English Premier League, with even the great Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitting he would have loved to have had him in his team. Having enjoyed a storied career at Everton, winning universal respect, it would be something of a gamble for Cahill to head back to the EPL in the latter stage of his career particularly with a struggling club, which QPR and Sunderland are likely to be this upcoming season. Cahill enjoys the lifestyle in New York, as well as earning a hefty salary of $US3.5 million at the Red Bulls where he counts Arsenal legend Thierry Henry among his teammates. Queenslands Sharon Clark makes a break during the Over-35s final against New South Wales at the Australian Womens Masters Championships at Marrara yesterday Picture: AARON BURTON Hockeys Masters deliver the goods TWO finals were decided on penalty shootouts while the NSW Over-35s claimed a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Queensland on the final day of the Australian Womens Hockey Masters Championships at Marrara yesterday. The Grand Finals over the Over-60s and Over-50s went down to the wire with both ending 0-0 at full-time. In the Over-60s, Western Australia triumphed on a penalty shootout 4-3 while NSW beat Queensland 2-0 in their Over-50s shootout. NSW won three titles on the final day, including the Over-50s, Over-55s, Over-45s (2-0 over Queensland) and the Over-35s. The Australian Masters is the second-largest hockey tournament in the country with 34 teams and 600 competitors taking part across six divisions over 10 days. Darwin is set to host the mens Australian Hockey League season next year as well as the National Under-15 Championships. Hockey NT Chief Executive Ian Harkness said the Masters Championships was well received among the hockey community and is looking forward to bigger and better things ahead. We are hosting the AHL in 14 months and this was a good test case to see what we need to do better, he said. Having said that, everyone involved in this tournament has given positive feedback. Penalty shootouts are a thrilling way to end a final, if you arent playing, and we have seen some great competition over the 10 days. Open luck with McIlroy EARLY in the week, reigning champ Phil Mickelson listed things that a player needs in order to win a British Open. High among them was luck. That being the case, Northern Irelands Rory McIlroy should be lifting the Claret Jug early tomorrow morning. McIlroy was one of the early starters on Thursday when the supposedly fearsome Royal Liverpool course was about as terrifying as a Disney cartoon. With a 66 safely locked away, McIlroy was able to later watch Adam Scott and others get bashed up on a course that had turned ugly as the weather turned. With everything going his way, it would seem like McIlroy is cruising to his first Open win. But then again, thats the thing with links courses. You never know your luck. Watson, 64, makes cut THE ovations from the packed galleries remain as warm as ever for Tom Watson at the British Open. The 64-year-old extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the games oldest major when he shot a one-over 73 in the second round. That put him at two-over, just on the cut line. Lets see what happens on the weekend, the five-time British Open winner said. See if the old guy can maybe get it rolling a little bit. Playing a brand of old mans golf, as he put it, Watson outlasted Masters champion Bubba Watson as well as Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed and Harris English three guys looking to make the US Ryder Cup team that he will captain. World titles for golf kids MELBOURNES Ryan Ruffels is officially the hottest young property in golf after winning the world junior championship yesterday. And another Victorian prodigy, Karl Vilips, won his age category to confirm his status as the worlds best 12year-old. Ruffels, 16, became the youngest player to represent Victoria in state senior team last year, days before his 15th birthday. His win puts him in the footsteps of former winners Tiger Woods and fellow Australian Jason Day, who each won the San Diego tournaments top age category. Ruffels made just one bogey in his final 36 holes at the famous Torrey Pines South Course to win by two strokes despite a second-round 77. STUMPS SCORE Waratah 7/437 (B Abbatangelo 139, D Deeble 84*, F Gill 55, R Lane 55; T Shippen 2/49) vs PINT Southern Districts 348 (L Drennan 179*, R Wakefiled 74; R Parker 5/69) vs Tracy Village 0/55 (A Webster 45*) Palmerston 108 ( B King 40, M Anderson 16; U Weerasinhe 3/28) and 0/5 vs Nightcliff 98 (B Turley 7/23) FINAL RESULTS GRAND FINAL RESULTS Over-60s: NSW 0 WA 0 (WA won 4-3 on shootout). Over55s: NSW placed first after round robin. Over-50s: QLD 0 NSW 0 (NSW won 2-0 on shootout). Over-45s: NSW 2 d QLD 0. Over-40s: VIC 2 d NSW 1. Over-35s: NSW 4 d QLD 0 PLAYER OF THE FINALS Over-60s: Janese McDougall (WA). Over-50s: Teresa Kuss (QLD). Over-45s: Michelle Kennedy (NSW). Over-40s: Rachel Grinham (VIC). Over35s: Sue Marcussen (QLD). By JESS WEBSTER HOCKEY
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