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Ross Cairns serves against Daniel Geppa at the Tennis Alice Springs Grand Slam Day on Thursday Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY


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TOP END WIN CRICKET ALICE Springs has won the under-13 Mid Year Carnival after completing their unbeaten campaign with a 19-run win over the Darwin Sharks on Friday. Sam Dick led the way for Alice Springs, scoring 84 and well supported by Tom Nixon (28) and Regan White (27 not out), which saw Alice Springs post 5/203 in their 40-overs. Alice Springs was given a scare but a five-for effort from Dick completed Alice Springs’s great week. In their game on Thursday, 10-year-old Banjo Waring scored

Warren Thomson an unbeaten 56 to guide Alice Springs to a six-wicket win over the Darwin Bulls. The Bulls posted 5/181 off their 40 overs with Ned Syme leading the way with two wickets, but the target was chased down with 10 overs remaining. Waring led the way in the run

chase with his unbeaten halfcentury, but was well supported by Aiden Hookey, who was run out for 43, and Nixon helped Waring get Alice Springs over the line with an unbeaten 21. Alice Springs coach Sean Huddle said: ‘‘Everyone was ecstatic after winning on Friday. We played very well throughout the week and they deserve every success they got throughout the tournament. ‘‘It was great to see them play as a team and so many players did well in different games.’’ Huddle said Waring’s half century was one of the highlights of the week.

He said: ‘‘Banjo’s half century was definitely up there but there were also a few other guys who put in great performances, with five different batsmen scoring a half century and some of them scoring multiple half centuries during the week. ‘‘Sam Dick was player of the carnival and was outstanding all week, but everyone did something.’’ Ned Syme, Sam Dick, Josh Lay, Aiden Hookey and Tom Nixon were named in the under-13 team of the carnival. Huddle said: ‘‘It was hard to pick five players for the team as we had four standout players that played

well in every game but three or four players could have got picked for the fifth spot. ‘‘We ended up picking the fifth player based on the balance for the team, but the players who got picked were picked for a reason and they deserved to be in the team. ‘‘We’ve got some young talented cricketers who still have up to three years in the under-13s, and they will be exceptional cricketers by the time they can play for the under-15s. ‘‘It was a great week, and I thank Phil Lovell, Kim Dick, NT Cricket and the families of the kids who came along to support the team.’’

INSIDE TODAY: Rep footy returns P26 28 — Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Article printed in the Centralian Advocate on July 10th