The Northern Territory news Thu 30 May 2019
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THURSDAY MAY 30 2019 SPORT/WEATHER 39 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA JUSTIN Langer has called for humility to be a prime trait of his team but its time for Australia to use its World Cup swagger as a weapon. The World Cup, which starts tonight with England playing South Africa, is the last bastion of Australian cricket supremacy. The sight of Australias baggy green Test team no longer makes rivals tremble even at home. Australian cricket administrators who used to rule programming schedules with an iron fist are suddenly being pushed around by their Indian counterparts, who have more money and more clout. Australias dominance of world cricket has faded but once the World Cup arrives something changes, and Australia traditionally morphs into the All Blacks of cricket. Just as New Zealand has Cup is final bastion of Aussie dominance won three out of eight rugby World Cups, Australia has won five of the 11 cricket World Cups, with a record of 39 wins from its past 42 starts. Australia enters this tournament beautifully positioned to make a charge at the title. For all the jeering that Australia will cop throughout the next six weeks, it might be easier for the Aussies to cope with than it will be for host nation England to handle the massively high expectations and crushing pressure to win. Steve Smith and David Warner may be booed to and from the crease every innings but that pressure is like a raindrop on a roof-tile compared to the tsunami of expectation that awaits the host. England has never raised the cup in 11 attempts and is favourite to do so this time. Anything less than a victory is a crushing failure for England, which has lost three finals. Yet only one team Sri Lanka in 1996 has won the Cup for the first time while hosting it as well. Most of the big-gun nations in the tournament are defined by stereotyped reputations. South Africa is the choker. England, like South Africa, is the team that just cant win. New Zealand is the side that always seems to make the finals then graciously bow out. And Australia is the powerhouse. It is the team that makes others nervous. That status gives it the advantage of making other teams think Australia is better than it probably is. Maybe the aura will disappear forever in the next six weeks but its there at the moment. As golfing great Jack Nicklaus once said of his major titles: Half of them I won myself but a lot of the others were sort of handed to me by players who could not handle the pressure of going stride to stride with me. ROBERT CRADDOCK Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis run between wickets in a World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka. The Australians look to be clicking ahead of their tournament opener against Afghanistan on Saturday night Picture: GLYN KIRK/AFP Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:01 am 6:28 pm 3:10 am 3:29 pm Jun 17 Jun 25 Jun 3 Jun 10 Thu May 30 Fri May 31 Sat Jun 1 Sun Jun 2 Mon Jun 3 Tue Jun 4 Wed Jun 5 Thu Jun 6 3:31am 5.3m 9:12am 3.3m 3:22pm 5.6m 10:10pm 2.5m 4:21am 5.7m 10:14am 3.1m 4:07pm 5.8m 10:49pm 2.1m 5:06am 6.2m 11:01am 2.8m 4:44pm 6.1m 11:26pm 1.6m 5:47am 6.7m 11:41am 2.6m 5:18pm 6.3m 12:02am 1.2m 6:27am 7.0m 12:17pm 2.5m 5:51pm 6.5m 12:38am 0.9m 7:06am 7.3m 12:51pm 2.4m 6:24pm 6.7m 1:14am 0.7m 7:44am 7.4m 1:26pm 2.3m 6:59pm 6.7m 1:51am 0.7m 8:22am 7.4m 2:04pm 2.4m 7:37pm 6.6m Darwin 20 31 Tindal 13 31 Jabiru 21 32 Nhulunbuy 23 29 15 Borroloola 12 31 Lajamanu 10 28 Tennant Creek 11 24 Alice Springs 4 21 Yulara 5 22 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1032 10001000 1024 1024 1008 1008 1016 10161016 1016 1003 1002 995 1025 1034 WARNINGS Warnings were current at 5pm yesterday. Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY A slight to medium chance of showers over the far northeast Arnhem District. Morning cloud over the Simpson District with areas of light drizzle. Cloud developing during the afternoon across the Arnhem and Carpentaria Districts. Sunny elsewhere. Moderate southeast winds, tending fresh and gusty from mid morning south of Katherine. Fire danger: Low to Moderate. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Min 20 Max 32 Friday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 32 Saturday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 32 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 8 (very high). Tennant Creek: 6 (high). Alice Springs: 5 (moderate). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 29 May 2019: 0 mm Monthly total to 9am 29 May 2019: 31.8 mm Average for month of May: 21.2 mm 1 October to 29 May: 1203.4 mm on 97 rain days Average from 1 October to end of May: 1710.5 mm May 30, 2019 Commonwealth of Australia 2019 1000 1000 1024 1024 1032 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1016 987 1034 1018 Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fine 20 12 storms 35 25 cloudy 29 22 sunny 20 7 rain 28 24 cloudy 32 25 haze 19 7 storms 34 24 cloudy 21 14 fog 24 15 cloudy 28 17 showers 27 17 fine 33 21 storms 34 25 fine 32 21 fine 28 16 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 30 Friday: Sunny. Min 14 Max 29 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 23 Friday: Sunny. Min 11 Max 21 Alice Springs: Partly cloudy. Max 17 Friday: Sunny. Min 2 Max 15 Jabiru: Mostly sunny. Max 32 Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 22 Max 31 Nhulunbuy: Possible shower. Max 29 Friday: Possible shower. Min 23 Max 28 Alyangula: Partly cloudy. Max 29 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 28 Borroloola: Partly cloudy. Max 30 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 28 Yulara: Sunny. Max 19 Friday: Sunny. Min 2 Max 18 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 26 Friday: Sunny. Min 12 Max 24 Maningrida: Partly cloudy. Max 32 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 31 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 32 Friday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 31 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 31 Friday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 30 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 21 Friday: Sunny. Min 6 Max 19 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:40am to 3:50pm Maximum UV Index: 8 (very high) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Dust Fog Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2032 Yulara Wadeye 2132 Pirlangimpi 2329 2129 2132 1831 1430 1430 1223 619 617 1226 Lajamanu 921 Yuendumu Darwin 32 Broome 32 Alice Springs 17 Cairns 28 Hobart 13 Brisbane 22 Sydney 18 Canberra 12 Adelaide 16 Perth 25 Melbourne 13
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