Sunday Territorian Sun 22 Aug 2021
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38 SPORT SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 A TON WORTH WAITING FOR NIGHTCLIFF skipper Josh Hartill rates his 134 off 172 balls as one of the best knocks he has made. He wasnt exaggerating when you consider the formidable Darwin pace attack, which includes Australian representative Chris Tremain (2-48), Luke Zanchetta (2-37), Troy Ryan (0-45) and Ben Reichstein (0-28). Together with talented allrounder Ryan McElduff (67 from 140 balls) the two helped the Tigers reach an imposing 298 all-out on day one of the round 14 clash at Kahlin Oval. It (Saturdays innings) is right up there for me, Hartill said. Ive scored a few 40s and a couple of 60s, so it was nice to finally get a hundred. It was a real battle and it got a bit heated out there before lunch. It was a really good contest. Tremain is just relentless and puts you under so much pressure, and Luke Zanchetta always bowls on that fourth or fifth stump line. Nightcliff will finish last, going for its third win in this game, but Hartill cant wait to play for the Tigers again next season. This team has always had belief and weve got some great people at this club, the star wicketkeeper-batsman for Ringwood in Victorian Premier Cricket said. Meanwhile, Dylan Hunter (4-13) and Ashley Chandrasinghe (90 not out) starred for Waratah, the reigning premiers on track for a big win over PINT. The Green Caps were bowled out for 154, with the Warriors 1-173. And Connor Blaxall-Hill made an impressive 114 for Palmerston, helping his side to 326 all-out. Southern Districts are 0-21 in reply. JOSH SPASARO AFLNT has extended its partnership with Indigenous Community Television to broadcast games live from the TIO Central Australian Football League Community competition. The TIO CAFL Central Desert Community competition coverage will culminate with the under-18 and senior men Division 1 and 2 grand finals on September 5. As ICTV is primarily focused on covering the TIO CAFL Community final series, fans are encouraged to get along to support any of the upcoming Town competition finals. The TIO CAFL Town competitions junior and senior womens grand finals are on September 10, and junior, reserves and senior mens grand finals on September 11 will be broadcast. Access will continue via ICTV (Channel 41) in Alice Springs and Broome, and narrowcast via channel 601 on the VAST satellite for people in remote communities with active SmartCards. In addition to the live coverage, ICTVs video-ondemand online platform, ICTV Play, will add the games to its platform 12 hours after it first airs, while game replays will be on the ICTV channel. TUNE IN TO COMMUNITY FOOTY ly in comparison with Jayllen Naganayagam (14), Jason Sangha (28) and Ryan Hackney (18) all getting starts, but they were unable to push on. And the Blaze bowling unit capitalised with Hayden Kerr (3-29), Andrews (2-15) and Oscar Osborn-Corby (2-14) re STRONG batting partnerships saw Desert Blaze register a 24run win over Northern Tide in the T20 Strike League Tournament, the Blazes second win of the tournament. Blaze showed their batting prowess in the middle order with Jackson Isakka (46 from 38 balls) contributing two 50run partnerships with Dylan Brasher (29) and then Tom Andrews (32). A further contribution from Coby Edmondstone (14 from six) had Blaze in a comfortable position at the close of their innings. Northern Tide started slow stricting runs throughout Austin Umpherston looked good late for the Tide, chipping in a crucial 23 runs from 14 balls, but a late run out diminished any comeback for his side. Were playing really well right now and we have a good bunch of guys together, Kerr said. We had a couple of changes in the past couple of games but all the new guys came in and had a really good performance and we came away pretty easy. Were just keeping it pretty simple so not much has changed from the 50-over series. The addition of the surge does change a couple of things but for the most part its pretty simple cricket. The 25-year-old on the Sydney Sixers roster is still tossing up his options on where he will head following the Strike League, but called his Darwin experience vital for his preparations. Being up here is preparing me really well for the BBL tournament, Kerr said. Theres some great coaches and were playing plenty of T20. Its just a great opportunity given whats happening back home. Live streaming and all Strike League replays at www.ntnews.com.au Blaze bats fire together to keep Tide at bay Hayden Kerr. NATHANIEL CHAMBERS Nightcliffs Josh Hartill made a gritty and classy 134 against an imposing Darwin attack at Kahlin Oval. Inset: Teammate Ryan McElduff, who made 67 off 140 deliveries. Pictures: Glenn Campbell