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The Northern Territory news Mon 22 Jul 2019



The Northern Territory news Mon 22 Jul 2019

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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MONDAY JULY 22 2019 SPORT 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Aussies on verge of Ashes success CIARAN BAYNES I played a lot of longer format cricket growing up S O P H I E M O L I N E U X Trainer not settled on next Brutal campaign CRAIG BRENNAN AUSTRALIA are set to retain the womens Ashes after England played for a draw rather than trying for the victory they require on day three of their Test at Taunton. England ended Saturday on 6-199 with Nat Sciver (62 not out) and Anya Shrubsole (1 not out) at the crease, still 221 runs behind Australia who declared just before lunch on 8-420. England debutant Amy Jones (64) and Sciver both notched their first Test halfcenturies but the hosts refused to take risks after tea, scoring at less than two runs an over, as the match petered out as a contest. Sciver insisted losing the wicket of Jones to Sophie Molineuxs second over of the third session dictated this slow play and that England did not discuss any specific plans regarding how to affect the outcome of the match. Unfortunately the wickets at the other end dictated how I played, Sciver said. Amy obviously played really fluently and really well. We needed to play really as positively (as possible) and she got out doing that, so we cant really fault that. We didnt think too much about the score. Obviously the way we needed to play was positively. Its kind of gone the other way a little bit because the pitch is doing a little bit more and theyve got some good spinners. Both debutant slow bowlers, Ashleigh Gardner (1-24) and Molineux (3-71) took their first wickets, with the latter the pick of the Australian attack. Gardners victim Katherine Brunt (15) put on 57 with Sciver in 26.4 overs, after the fall of Jones, as momentum eked away from the contest. Molineux, who returned from shoulder surgery to be drafted into the Test squad, relished the opportunity to play four-day cricket taking the crucial wicket of England skipper Heather Knight (28), who put on 79 runs with Jones in Englands most positive period of the Test. Knight, like Sarah Taylor (5), fell leg before to the slow left-armer while Jones was caught at mid off. I love Test cricket, I played a lot of longer-format cricket growing up back home and just to put the whites back on again I felt quite at home, Molineux said. Weve got 14 wickets to go and theyre not going to be easy so weve got to get a good nights sleep ... and come back pretty fired up. Australias Sophie Molineux celebrates taking the wicket of Sarah Taylor during day three of the women's Test against England Picture: GETTY IMAGES A CAMPAIGN for Doncaster Mile winner Brutal has yet to be finalised with The Everest a possibility should a slot become available. But to date the worlds richest race on turf is not front of mind at Hawkes Racing. Brutal has not raced since winning the Doncaster Mile at Randwick in April with the rising four-year-old having had just three gallops in preparation for his spring return. Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes, who is in partnership with his father John and brother Michael, said a program was yet to be finalised. Hawkes is not concerned there are few slots remaining for The Everest. He said things can change between now and the $14 million race at Randwick on October 19. Some of these horses arent going to come up and people will be looking to change slots, Hawkes said. Could you set Brutal for The Everest? Yes you could. Could he win The Everest? Yes he could because hes a 1200-metre horse that runs out to a mile. But it depends on how he comes back. Horses confirmed for slots for this years race are Redzel, Classique Legend, Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight, In Her Time, Pierata, Acadia Queen and Enticing Star. Remaining slots in the 12horse field are held by Godolphin, Coolmore, James Harron and the Australian Turf Club/Melbourne Racing Club. Hawkes asked what the new horses were in this years Everest line-up. Theres not many new horses this year, he said. Its not as if weve had five new Black Caviars or Chautauquas all coming into the action, so Brutal could do it. But I dont know if thats our target race. TheTruthBuildsTrust.com.au For why this ad works, see above. The truth builds trust. And weve been building ours for years. If you want your brand to be seen and believed, advertise with Australias most trusted media.