Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0610 TDT Contents By SID VASHIST
BARKLY Heat might not have won the first two games
for the opening season in the NT Harmony Cup, but
sure enough they have already won the heart of crick-
et lovers in Central Australia.
Team Heat is the talk of Alice Springs.
The team is admired for committing to NT Harmony Cup
2016 and representing the township of Tennant Creek in Central
Barkly Heat played their first game on Sunday 29 May at 9am
against Pakistan XI at CDU Sadadeen Oval.
Pakistan XI won the toss and put Team Heat to bowl.
Barkly Heat was challenged with sensational batting by Pakistan
XI, first 10 over’s the scoreboard reflected 96/1, with the next 10
over’s score rocketing to a gigantic 258/4.
Huge score to chase, Team Heat was not giving up and were
ready for the chase.
Travis Bahr Kelly and Andrew Sua opened the batting with
strong and positive energy. Travis Kelly hit the first bowl of the
innings for a huge six out of the oval followed by Andrew Sua.
Powerful hitting continued but wickets kept on falling and the
run rate kept on rising.
Team Heat was head to head with Pakistan XI in the first 10
overs, but our middle order collapsed and no one stayed to sup-
port Jay Singh who was holding the fort in our chase.
Once Jay departed it was all about battling it out for Team Heat
and playing the 20 overs. Pakistan XI won the game by 80 runs.
With the second game to be played in the afternoon at 2pm on
the same ground, it was a quick lunch break and back to the field.
This time we won the toss and asked India Blue to bowl first.
Our top order batting collapsed and it was Jay Singh, yet again,
holding the fort and was supported by middle order and tail-
enders, which helped us to get to a total of 129/8 in 20 overs.
India Blue won the game in the 16th over with six wickets
It was a great learning experience for Team Heat who played
A-Grade and Club Cricketers in this T20 senior competition for
the first time.
Five more trips and eight more games left in the season, Barkly
Heat, are not giving up and will keep on fighting.
Barkly Heat hits first run in NT Harmony Cup
12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016
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TENNANT Creek Speedway held the an-
nual Wild Wayne 20/20 shootout recent-
ly, on behalf of Arunga Park Speedway.
This event has been running for four years in
honour of Wayne Cullenane.
Wayne passed away a few years ago but he was
known as a man who was very passionate about
his motor sports.
As a born and bred Alice Springs person,
Wayne was heavily involved in the Arunga
He is well remembered for his old valiant rac-
ing car and his competitiveness.
Wayne competed not only in Alice Springs but
also across Australia, competing in the Aussie
Previously this event was for the street stocks
only but this year it became a team event.
A Junior Sedan driver teamed up with a street
stock driver and took turns competing, accumu-
lating points over two different nights of racing.
Last Saturday Tennant Creek held the last
round of this event and what a show down it was.
The field of 10 teams, from the first round held
in Alice Springs, had dropped down to only four
Two new teams were formed and the race
Now I personally have never seen the Wild
Wayne in previous years but I tell you what,
those Juniors put on a show and the camarade-
rie between the seniors and juniors was great
Rod Berry and Corey Greening continued
their partnership and came out guns blazing but
alas it was not meant to be as Rod’s car blazed
through the first heat, literally, it was like a big
glow under that car and the car didn’t make it
back on the track.
It was up to Corey to hold his team up all night.
Local father son team Michael and Shaun Jones
was my favourite, yes I am bias. Well I tell you
that first heat Shaun came out of nowhere and
was flying around there like a bullet.
But alas once again, it was not to be, that bullet
hit the wall and ended his night of racing.
This left Michael to hold up his team.
The only girl power team was Loretta Berry
and Keira Knott-Weller.
These girls held their own and made it hard for
the faster races to get around.
Trying to hold their line around the track but
their sight might have been a bit off as they kept
guiding off track a bit.
My money is on these girls next year, they will
be back faster than ever.
The youngest senior, Thomas Berry partnered
up with Taine Stevens and gave it their all.
Racing confidently throughout the night trying
to get as many points as they could.
They knew they were in a chance as they had
raced the previous round and just had to finish.
With some steadfast racing throughout the
night they were able to get some much needed
Local Presidento Colin Fry was partnered with
young Aussie, Jayden Giezendanner.
Battling it out with the other racers and going
tit-for-tat with Zac Hines and his partner Jack
Yates made it very interesting for the crowd
The young guns tore around the track. Corey,
Jayden and Jack going three wide in some parts.
Tussling for the almighty points it was going
to be anyone’s.
The older guns also had some very breath tak-
ing moments, charging around the track.
Now I don’t know what ammo these cars had
going on but they were airborne around that
track all night.
The crowd was standing on their feet rooting
for their favourite.
Colin Fry and Zac Hines took on the last 10
laps like there was no tomorrow. Zac showed
some very classy racing and put the pressure on
Colin all night.
Now it was down to the last points that could
Col started on pole but Zac showed dominance
earlier on in the race taking the lead in the first
Colin wasn’t having a bar of it and fought back
to take the lead off Zac again.
Zac tried his hardest to get around Col for the
rest of the race and was side by side with him
for most of the laps.
Col held his line though and didn’t give in,
taking the final points out.
What an adrenaline pumped night it was.
I am sure our newest speedway family mem-
ber, Alex Spence, has racing now instilled in
Once racing was done the final tally was done
for the series.
Corey Greening and Michael Jones held up
their team enough to come equal third place.
Taine and Thomas brought their cars roaring
into second place.
First place though went to a team that raced
hard and fast throughout the series, Jayden
Giezendanner and Colin Fry.
Once again thank you to everyone for volun-
teering and assisting on the night.
Tennant Creek Speedway was proud to be able
to support Arunga Park on holding this event and
look forward to next year’s Wild Wayne series.
Tennant Speedway hosts Annual Wild Wayne series
By KAREN HARLAN
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