Home' Tennant and District Times : 2017-0217 TDT Contents 12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2017
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The Tennant & District
Times is published
by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
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Darwin NT 0800.
TENNANT Creek Men’s side have won the 2017 Im-
A record number of players took part this year, with more than
500 cricketers competing in Major Centre Men, Community Men,
Community Women and Schools Divisions in Alice Springs.
Tennant Creek Men’s side were the undefeated champions for
the 2017 Imparja Cup competition.
In the quarter-final game, Tennant Creek played All Sorts.
Tennant Creek won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Tennant Creek Men’s team did not disappoint with sensa-
tional batting performances from Tim Hardingham (84)/Andrew
Baker (58*) along with contributions from Marcus Maher (21)
and A. Burton (35), which led the team to a score of 3/232 off
All Sorts were in all kinds of trouble from the first over itself,
with regular wickets falling and the required run rate rising.
At the end, Tennant Creek won the game by 130 runs with All
Sorts finishing for 6/102.
A. Burton with figures of 3/13 off 3 overs was the pick of the
bowlers for Tennant Creek.
Tennant Creek played again Desert Eagles in the semi finals.
Once again Tennant Creek won the toss and elected to bat first.
Good consistent batting performances from TC’s opening bats-
men Hardingham (67), Baker (37) and in the middle order Taki
Shioji (49*) led the team to score 4/193 off 20 overs.
Tennant Creek bowlers dominated the second innings and ripped
through the batting line-up for Desert Eagles.
It was all over in 18th over for Desert Eagles who were all out
for 111 runs.
T. Bahr-Kelly with figures of 2/18 off 3 overs and Hardingham
with figures of 2/21 off 4 overs ensured the TC men gain the spot
in the grand finale.
In the Major Centre Men’s Division T20 final at Traeger Park,
Tennant Creek competed against Alice Springs for the title, in
a repeat of the original Imparja Cup match held 30 years ago.
Alice Springs won the toss and asked Tennant Creek to bat first.
Tennant reached a total of 145; with an impressive (59*) from
Marcus Maher along with contribution from T. Hardingham (22).
Batting second, it was an achievable target for Alice Springs.
But TC Men’s Imparja team veteran Taki Shioji, had different
plans. Possibly playing, his last Imparja Cup Shioji gave it his all
and his sensational bowling spell of 3/15 off 3 overs alongside
Baker bowling 2/17 off 4 overs, saw the home team finish with
a score of 9/97 after 20 Overs, beating Alice Springs by 48 runs
to claim their first ever Imparja Cup title.
The team also dominated the statistics, with five Tennant Creek
players in the top 7 runs score and four players (Hardingham,
Shioji, Tommy Gillett and Baker) making it to the All Star team.
In the Community Women’s Division Tennant Creek women,
who hadn’t played in the Imparja Cup for nearly 10 years, played
extremely well, but unfortunately couldn’t make it to the grand
finals with a podium finish.
The lost their first game to Ladeez, however they bounce back
with two impressive wins and dominating performance by
Nikki Crafter, Keara Baker-Storey and Nadine Cole to finish
the tournament well.
There was a mix up with the results and they didn’t get the
chance to play off for third position, so in the end the girls would
have finished in third or fourth position.
In the school division, the Clontarf boys team went down to
Alice Springs and also dominated to win their third title in four
Some of these boys have had a big summer of practicing at
Anyinginyi Sport and Rec and its very pleasing to see the boys
dominate as well.
The Tennant Creek Imparja Cup team thanks the Tennant Creek
community for its support, but also the financial assistance from
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, the Sport and Rec
team, BP Tennant Creek, Dexter Barnes Electrical, Centercorp
Foundation, Tennant Creek Memorial Club, Catholic Care and
the Tennant Creek Cricket Association.
The team also thank Barkly Butchers, Sporties Club and the
Sweet victory: 24 year drought is over
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Tennant Creek Men’s team have walked away with the 2017 Imparja Cup. Below, the local women’s team.
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