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The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011

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38 NT NEWS. Monday, December 12, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 8 C O L O R : C M Y K play paint ball now! Book 7 days a week Call 0407 644 575 or email info@unitedpaintball.com.au FACEBOOK-UNITED-PAINTBALL-DARWIN www.unitedpaintball.com.au Players must be 18 years and over. Bring photo ID and closed shoes. 1 1 0 2 4 2 5 United Paintball is the NTs largest paintball fi eld. Hit up Freds Pass Reserve, unite your team & get splattered! united paintball ok 7 days a week r email info@unitedpain DARWINDARWIN 1080127v4 SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au FOOTROT FLATS Gift from the gods saviour for Hughes CRICKET ByPETERBADEL in Hobart PHIL Hughes has the glorious chance to save his Test career after a video-umpire bungle by the Black Caps yesterday gave the struggling opener a gift from the cricketing gods. Hughes should have woken today with his Test career in tatters but instead the underfire left-hander can save his spot for a Boxing Day duel with India by leading Australia to victory over New Zealand in the second Test. Resuming today chasing 241 for victory, the Australians (0-72) need a further 169 runs to bury the Black Caps and com plete a 2-0 series sweep. But Australias pursuit began in dramatic fashion when the tourists appeared to have Hughes caught behind for a seventh-ball duck from just the third over of the innings. Umpire Nigel Llong turned down the appeal, but Hot-Spot television replays showed the ball glancing Hughes glove as he played a leg-side stroke to his fast-bowling bogeyman Chris Martin. Incredibly, the Black Caps refused to call for the videoreview. giving Hughes a stay of execution. The Kiwi camp was last night ruing the decision not to call for the video ruling that would have terminated Hughes. Marcus Chng of Uni Rebels shows deft ball control as he charges down court in the DBA grand final on Saturday night Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Chng delighted as Rebels seal six straight titles By IAN BUTTERWORTH UNI Rebels made it six out of six since 2009 after beating a feisty TV Jets in the Darwin Airport Resort League basketball Championship Season grand final on Saturday night. The Rebels went into the game as hot favourites but the Jets threw everything at them in the opening quarter and led at the break, but on the back of solid defence, Uni claimed the title 83-70. Skipper Marcus Chng was one of four Rebels players not to leave the boards for a rest, and he said tactics and a solid defence won out. We hustled all night, and while we hit some big shots at times, it was our defence that was a real strength it was rock solid, he said. We stuck in there and played four out until the end it is a great day because the girls did well too. Jets leapt out of the blocks and with Michael MacLean and Travis Ellis dominating possession, they ran out to a 23-18 quarter-time lead. Ellis had 10 points on the board. Jarrod Sheppard and Chng rose in the second term and with big man Michael Jones potting treys at will, the tide turned and a 30-19 third-quarter sealed the deal. Of the Rebels starting five, only Matt Fagg (37.30mins) had a rest when he was replaced by Jake Kirby late in the game. That the Jets used the interchange liberally, suggests they have confidence in their club depth and the future looks rosy. Uni Rebels 83 (M Jones 34, J Sheppard 15, A Moss 15, M Chng 13) d TV Jets 70 (T Ellis 28, MMacLean 13, C Kononen 11). RAIN SPARESNT NT batsmen and the weather denied WA outright points at the under17 cricket national championships played in Tasmania yesterday. Set 277 to win in its second innings, NT suffered a mini batting collapse before Jake Weatherald (51 n.o.) and rain joined forces causing play to be abandoned with the Territory precariously placed at 5-122. Match scores: WA 156 (J Clifton 62; T Andrews 4-59, L Griffiths 2-15, J Logan 2-27) and 5(dec) 208 (J Johnston 70, M Todd 51; B Ellis 2-32) dNT 8(dec) 87 (J Weatherald 31; C Steel 3-20, J Johnston 2-13) and 5-122 (J Weatherald 51 n.o.; N Van derWesthuizen 2-24) WA won on first innings by 69 runs. PERROWS TITLE IT took Kieren Perrow a decade to secure his maiden ASP world tour title but he made it a big one. The 34-year-old from Byron Bay beat countryman Joel Parkinson in the final of the years last event, the prestigious Billabong Pipeline Masters in Hawaii. BARTY INOPEN QUEENSLAND schoolgirl Ashleigh Barty gave herself an early Christmas present when she nailed down a berth in next months Australian Open. The junior Wimbledon champion, 15, won a spot in the main drawwhen she defeated second seed Victorian Olivia Rogowska 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 in the wildcard play-off at Melbourne Park. Marinko Matosevic won themens wildcard for the second straight year, beating Sydneys James Duckworth 6-4 6-1 6-2. DUNADENS VASE MELBOURNE Cup winner Dunaden has won the Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at the International meeting at Sha Tin yesterday. The victory was compensation for Craig Williams who missed the Cup ride on the French stayer last month due to suspension. Williams steered his mount through a gap and Dunaden accelerated to the line to beat local stayer Thumbs Up with Melbourne Cup second placegetter Red Cadeaux third. Yesterdays race was Dunadens first since his Melbourne Cup triumph.

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