Cricket This Week - February 17
Date of Event Alice Springs Cricket Association: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:48AM

Hey Cricketers,


Life returns to normality again with all the yahoo of the Imparja Cup having been run and won for another year, now the sprint is on to our finals. GAME ON!


Rovers take out A Grade One Day Title, West Junior Division 2 Twenty20 Title


Its one all between Rovers & Federals now in terms of the minor A Grade premierships, being the Twenty20 title and the One Day Title.  They head the season ladder, and play each other this week in a two day game in a likely grand final preview.  Who will prevail in this glorious uncertainty of sport???


West took out the Junior Division 2 Twenty20 Title on Sunday on the Jim McConville Turf.  Certainly the kids enjoyed their opportunity to play on the turf there, and we look forward to more of it.


U18 Squad off to Sydney for National Twenty20 Titles


Once again it is an Alice Springs rep team that has been chosen to represent the NT in the national Gatorade Twenty20 titles to be played in Sydney next Monday & Tuesday. 


The team will play 3 games before the possibility of a final, and once that is complete, head off to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch the Twenty20 International between Australia and the West Indies.


The Squad is Finlay Borgas, Dean Ryan, Anthony Geppa, Jayden Dick, Akash Patel, David South, Jaiden Harmen, Brad Duke, Ben Ellis, Johnno Schmidt, Kashun Janappriya & Josh Smith.  Scott Allen is coach with myself as Manager.


Yeperenye Shopping Centre - Club Championship Sponsors


Being the all-round leading shopping Centre in town, the people at Yeperenye have decided to become a part of the Alice Springs Cricket Association this season by sponsoring the Club Championship.


Yeperenye Shopping Centre has something for everyone!


Carol Hitchcock to leave town


Last Thursday week ago, Carol came along to Women’s cricket to play for her Federals team as she does every week with an absolute glow to her face, to quietly announce to us all that she was leaving town to follow her partner to the Sunshine Coast.


Carol has captained Alice Springs in the Desert Rose Cup, the inaugural captain of the Northern Territory Women’s team, well remembered in Men’s cricket for taking four wickets in a C Grade grand final win two seasons ago, and just as a member of just about every sport there is going in town from cricket to soccer, touch rugby, squash, triathlon and no doubt a couple of others as well.  Not to mention being Federals Women’s captain and having played in a couple of premierships for that team.


She is obviously very happy with her decision to follow the love of her life to a new chapter in her journey of adventure and I would personally like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for your future.


Sports Med courses coming up


With the Masters games on again this year (7 months!) and just a sporting life existence that is Alice Springs, there is a need for Sports Medics around town in a variety of roles.


The next course is being held on May 7-9 with the cost being $265 ($225 for students) – all enquires to go to Sports Medicine Australia on 0404 789 314.


Alice Springs Airport – Senior Cricketer of the Year Sponsors


The Alice Springs Airport has jumped on board this season to sponsor our Senior Cricketer of the Year award. We would like to thank Alice Springs Airport for their support.


Kim Dick & Mel Philips Enjoy their Night out at the AB Medal


If Shane Watson was considered to be emotional on the night upon receiving his award as the Cricket Australia Allan Border Medalist, then I would hate to imagine to words that could be used to describe the joy of Kim Dick and Mel Philips in being able to attend the night as the NTs Cricket Coach and Teacher of the Year.


Both have taken numerous photos with the other celebrities that attended the night, with both describing the night as a great life experience.  Well done you two, you thoroughly deserved a night out on us.


AFL at Traeger Park – Tickets on Sale now Adelaide v Collingwood or St Kilda


February 26 is the date of the big game, starting at 7.10pm when the lights can take full effect.


Tickets are available at Dymocks and Hot Stuff, ranging from $10.50 General Admission for Adults up to $120 Corporate with a variety of other packages available.


PROBuild – C Grade Sponsors


PROBuild - The leading Construction Managers & Constructors of Alice Springs and proud sponsors of C Grade cricket have provided much needed shade at CDU oval. We would like to thank PROBuild for their help and support


The Imparja Cup Rap


Just a few personal thoughts on last weeks cricket.  Certainly the on field highlight for me was the NT Women’s win over NSW in game 2 of the series against them.  The girls were simply awesome on that night, and showed a standard of play above which they have achieved previously.  A level I challenge the team to at least keep from now on, if not exceed.


Having the Masters Game on the Sunday night was a good thing, about 1000 attended the evening, and then to have two further night Twenty20 Games on the Monday & Tuesday involving the NT team was a great opportunity for us all to watch the talents of our boys, particularly in the close run chase against Queensland on the Tuesday night.

Last updated: Thursday February 18, 2010 9:20AM
Author: Mark Smith