Horror start sees Mowbray lose narrowly to Ulverstone

PARTNERSHIPS were the key to success for winning teams in yesterday’s Greater Northern Cricket League action.
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Mowbray lost by a wicket to Ulverstone after a horror start that saw it 6-28 after 15 overs. Jerome Illingworth and Michael Aram put on a partnership of 75 to help carry the Eagles through to 8-152.

Illingworth’s good game continued with the ball, taking 4-26. With scores tight towards the end, Ulverstone just got away winning the match.

South Launceston had a comfortable win over Wynyard by a thumping 10 wickets, bouncing back from Saturday’s loss.

South’s Mark Nutting was the pick of his team, knocking up an unbeaten 67 and taking 2-13.

In a high scoring match between George Town and Burnie-Yeoman, Burnie got away to a good start on a fast ground with an opening partnership of 79.

George Town hit back to finally bowl out the visitors for 276.

The home team’s first wicket fell early, leaving Rowan Pooley and Jade Brodribb to enjoy a good partnership before Pooley tore a hamstring, retiring at 43.

With run-outs at crucial times throughout the innings, George Town went down by 100 runs.

Launceston had an easy game against Sheffield, after bowling the Coast side out for 157.

Sheffield’s Jamie Smith, 17, held his own against the strong team, getting 19 in his first A grade match.

Launceston’s Nick Glover took 2-11 in seven overs, including three maidens, with Ross Clayton taking 2-22.

There was some fairly ordinary batting for both sides in the match between Riverside and Latrobe, Latrobe 6-18 in the 15th over.

Riverside’s Alex Gibbins made sure the opposition was kept under control, taking 4-19, with fellow opening bowler Alex Saunders taking 2-17.

Riverside struggled with the bat, at one stage being 7-35 in the 17th over.

Westbury and Devonport showed why they are two of the best teams in the league in a relatively low scoring match, with Westbury winning by two wickets.

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GREATER NORTHERN CRICKET CUP SCOREBOARDS

BURNIE -v- GEORGE TOWN
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BURNIE

A. Yates lbw Barnett ……………………………………. 48

S. Leatherbarrow c and b Hill ……………………….. 59

B. Munday c M.Pooley b Leslie …………………… 48

D. Baker c M. Pooley b R. Pooley ………………… 32

J. Leatherbarrow c Slater b Leslie ………………… 30

N. Hudson no ……………………………………………… 13

L. Skeggs b R. Pooley …………………………………. 19

J. Murrell no ………………………………………………… 2

Extras: (9 lb, 14w, 2nb)…………………………………. 25 TOTAL…………………………………………………………. 276

Fall: 79, 135, 204, 217, 242, 268.

BOWLING: J. Leslie 10-0-2-46, J. King 10-0-0-70, J. Brodribb 4-0-0-24, A. Barnett 5-0-1-29, D. Slater 10-1-0-30, J. Hill 3-0-1-27, R. Pooley 7-0-2-41.

GEORGE TOWN

J. Brodribb run out ………………………………………. 31

G. McShane c Leatherbarrow b Richards ………. 1

R. Pooley ret hurt ………………………………………… 43

M. Pooley c Baker b J. Leatherbarrow ………….. 7

D. Slater c Hudson b Kingston ……………………… 44

J. King stp Partington b B. Munday ………………. 1

S. Keeley stp Partington b A. Yates ……………… 7 J. Leslie run out……………………………………………. 2

A. Campbell b A. Yates ……………………………….. 0

A. Barnett b Murrell ……………………………………… 12

J. Hill not out………………………………………………… 1

Extras: (7b, 2lb, 10w)……………………………………. 19 TOTAL ………………………………………………………… 176

Fall: 8-82-90-106-140-144-145-158-176.

BOWLING: D. Kingston 10-2-1-43, O. Richards 7-2-1-26, B. Munday 10-2-1-35, J. Leatherbarrow 8-0-1-34, A. Yates 6-0-2-25, J. Murrell 1.3-0-1-4.

Umpires: Lance Cox, Mike Hill

Burnie won by 100 runs.

SOUTH LAUNCESTON v WYNYARD

At NTCA No 2

WYNYARD

S. Alderson b S. Pietersz …………………………….. 1

E. Miller c C. Hay b J. Young ………………………. 8

N. Pierce c S. Pietersz b M. Nutting ……………… 13

D. Bradmore c S. Pietersz b J. Jackson ………… 10

A. House b J. Young …………………………………… 1

C. Gleeson c S. Pietersz b M. Nutting …………… 9

A. Jenkins c B. Coad b P. Bunton ………………… 14

J. Gardham c C. Hay b J. Jackson ……………….. 12

M. Allen c J. McCoy b S. Pietersz ………………… 15

Z. Gardham c M. Nutting b P. Bunton …………… 2

M. Walker not out ………………………………………… 4

Extras: (6lb, 8w)……………………………………………. 14 TOTAL…………………………………………………………. 103

Fall: 4-26-27-36-51-57-71-79-82-103.

BOWLING: S. Pietersz 7-1-14-2, T. Bunton 10-4-20-2, J. Young 7-0-22-2, M. Nutting 8-3-13-2, J. Jackson 7-2-28-2.

SOUTH LAUNCESTON

M. Nutting not out…………………………………………. 67

J. McCoy not out………………………………………….. 20

Extras (4lb, 12w, 1nb)…………………………………… 17 TOTAL (For no wkt)………………………………………. 104 BOWLING: M. Allen 6-3-14-0, Z. Gardham 5-1-39-0, D. Bradmore 4-0-27-0, J. Gardham 4-0-15-0, M. Walker 1-0-6-0.

Umpires: N. Plapp, P. Czerkiewicz.

South Launceston won by 10 wickets.

MOWBRAY v ULVERSTONE

at Invermay Park

MOWBRAY

L. Reynolds c J. Warmsley b S. Knott……………. 8

P. Costello c B. Markwell b L. Richardson …….. 7

C. Reid b S. Knott ……………………………………….. 1

M. Scolyer c S. Van Essen b S. Knott ………….. 4

S. O’Byrne c D. Cassidy b L. Stubbs ……………. 5

M. Aram c S. Blair b S. Knott ………………………. 25

A. Eadie b L. Stubbs ……………………………………. 0

J. Illingworth not out …………………………………….. 63

A. Gower b S. Howe ……………………………………. 3

M. Woods not out ………………………………………… 13

Extras (1b, 7lb, 15w)…………………………………….. 23 TOTAL (For 8 wkts)………………………………………. 152 Fall: 16-18-18-28-28-28-103-111.

BOWLING: L. Richardson 10-1-30-1, S. Knott 10-4-20-4, L. Stubbs 10-2-17-2, S. Van Essen 8-1-32-0, J. Warmsley 4-0-10-0, S. Howe 8-0-35-1.

ULVERSTONE

A. Leary c C. Reid b J. Illingworth ………………… 0

D. Cassidy lbw J. Illingworth …………………………. 2

J. Warmsley b A. Gower ………………………………. 27

S. Blair lbw M. Woods …………………………………. 47

S. Van Essen lbw A. Gower …………………………. 4

J. Rodman lbw A. Gower ……………………………… 0

S. Howe c S. O’Byrne b J. Illingworth …………… 32

B. Markwell ro M. Aram direct ………………………. 16

L. Stubbs lbw J. Illingworth …………………………… 0

L. Richardson not out …………………………………… 3

S. Knott not out …………………………………………… 1

Extras: (1b, 6lb, 10w, 4nb)…………………………….. 21 TOTAL (For 9 wkts)………………………………………. 153

Fall: 0-9-63-69-69-110-139-139-152.

BOWLING: J. Illingworth 10-2-26-4, H. Jones 4-0-23-0, L. Reynolds 6-0-21-0, A. Gower 10-1-28-3, M. Scolyer 6.5-0-22-0, M. Woods 5-1-10-1, S. O’Byrne 6-1-16-0.

Umpires: P. Clarke, C. Cox.

Ulverstone won by one wicket.

DEVONPORT v WESTBURY

DEVONPORT

P. Rowlands ro Kedey to Coogan …………………. 31

S. Mitchell c T. Kenworthy b N. Spencer ……….. 0

B. Mullet c T. Coogan b N. Spencer ……………… 0

M. Barnard b N. Spencer ……………………………… 3

B. Lawler c N. Page b N. Spencer ……………….. 12

T. Underwood lbw T. Kenworthy …………………… 26

R. Owen c J. Kedey b J. McCormack …………… 4

C. Lindsay lbw J. Kedey ………………………………. 0

S. Fogg c S. Stevenson b J. McCormack ……… 6

T. Graham c N. Page b J. McCormack …………. 3

S. Ackerly no ………………………………………………. 6

Extras: (3b, 10lb, 20w, 3nb)…………………………… 36 TOTAL…………………………………………………………. 127

Fall: 8-8-12-38-91-107-108-109-118-127.

BOWLING: N. Spencer 8-0-21-4, R. Howe 8-0-22-0, T. Kenworthy 6-0-24-1, J. Kedey 10-3-18-1, S. Stevenson 2-0-16-0, J. McCormack 6.4-1-13-3.

WESTBURY

T. Anderson b C. Lindsay …………………………….. 9

J. Kedey c S. Fogg b R. Owen …………………….. 18

N. Page c T. Graham b R. Owen …………………. 5

K. Hume lbw C. Lindsay ………………………………. 0

S. Stevenson c S. Mitchell b B. Mullett …………. 37

J. McCormack c T. Underwood b C. Lindsay …. 12

P. Harrison c T. Underwood b S. Ackerly ………. 5

T. Coogan not out…………………………………………. 24

R. Howe not out ………………………………………….. 7

Extras: (3lb, 5w, 3nb)……………………………………. 11 TOTAL (For 7 wkts)………………………………………. 128

Fall: 26-31-36-36-56-72-105

BOWLING: R. Owen 10-1-26-2, C. Lindsay 10-2-24-3, S. Ackerly 10-2-18-1, S. Fogg 6-0-40-0, B. Mullett 5-0-17-1, T. Underwood 1-1-0-0.

Umpires: C. Fox, B. Marshall.

Westbury won by three wickets

SHEFFIELD v LAUNCESTON

at Sheffield

SHEFFIELD

N. Hizartzidis c J. Atkinson b R. Clayton ……….. 32

M. Jacobs lbw N. Glover ……………………………… 0

B. Burgess lbw A. Savill ………………………………. 18

A. King b J. Brown ………………………………………. 14

T. Miles lbw J. Brown ………………………………….. 2

R. Miles c R. Clayton b J. Whelan ………………… 19

J. Skirving lbw R. Clayton …………………………….. 5

C. Viney stp J. Atkinson b J. Whelan ……………. 21

J. Smithurst b A. Savill ………………………………… 19

S. Crawford c J. Atkinson b N. Glover …………… 6

S. May not out……………………………………………… 2

Extras (8lb, 11w, 1nb)…………………………………… 20 TOTAL ………………………………………………………… 157

Fall: 5-33-57-73-87-103-105-135-152-157.

BOWLING: N. Glover 7-3-11-2, A. Savill 5.3-0-25-2, J. Brown 7-2-23-2, A. Rist 6-0-27-0, R. Clayton 10-2-22-2, J. Whelan 10-0-41-2.

LAUNCESTON

S. Brewer c S. May b G. Miles …………………….. 23

J. Brown c S. May b G. Miles ………………………. 39

H. Fenton not out………………………………………….. 30

R. Clayton not out…………………………………………. 47

Extras (3lb, 14w, 1nb)…………………………………… 18 TOTAL (For 2 wkts)………………………………………. 158

Fall: 66-80

BOWLING: S. Crawford 5.2-0-25-0, C. Viney 6-0-23-0, N. Hizartzidis 3-0-18-0, G. Miles 10-1-43-2, B. Burgess 6-1-25-0, S. May 1-0-12-0, R. Miles 1-0-9-0.

Umpires: D. Hudson, P. Gilchrist.

Launceston by 8 wickets.

LATROBE v RIVERSIDE

at Latrobe

LATROBE

W Richardson lbw A Saunders………………………. 2 S Adkins c S Patten b Alex Gibbons……………… 4 N Avery lbw Alex Gibbons…………………………….. 3 J Wescombe c S Patten b Alex Gibbons………… 0 B Green c Alistair Gibbons b A Saunders………. 8 C Morse lbw Alex Gibbons…………………………….. 0 P Dickson c P Mackrell b Alistair Gibbons………. 29 R Keep c D Johncock b Alistair Gibbons………… 29 M Clarke run out…………………………………………… 1 D Parsons no……………………………………………….. 13 C Donohue c Alistair Gibbons b S Patten……….. 3 Extras: (b 3, lb 5, w 5, nb 1)…………………………. 14 TOTAL…………………………………………………………. 106 Fall: 6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 30, 85, 86, 98, 106

BOWLING: A Saunders 10-4-8-2, Alex Gibbons 8-2-13-4, T Mohr 7-0-22-0, K Fitzgerald 10-3-26-0, Alistair Gibbons 9-2-17-2, S Patten 4.3-0-12-1.

RIVERSIDE

P Mackrell c D Parsons b C Donohue……………. 4 A Pitt lbw J Wescombe…………………………………. 1 Alex Gibbons b B Green……………………………….. 5 D Johncock lbw J Wescombe………………………… 0 G Mohr c S Adkins b C Donohue………………….. 5 Alistair Gibbons b B Green……………………………. 9 A Saunders b B Green………………………………….. 0 K Fitzgerald no……………………………………………… 52 T Mohr run out……………………………………………… 15 S Patten no………………………………………………….. 6 Extras: (b 2, lb 3, w 5)………………………………….. 10 TOTAL: (For 8 wkts)……………………………………… 107 BOWLING: J Wescombe 10-3-12-2, C Donohue 7-2-16-2, B Green 8.4-3-32-3, D Parsons 3-0-14-0, P Dickson 8-1-28-0.

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Sports Briefs

South African captain Graeme Smith blasted 85 off 79 balls to take his team to a seven-wicket win on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies at Newlands yesterday.Smith’s innings enabled South Africa to square the series with one match to play. “It was a hard-fought Test match. Being 1-0 down made it really tough but the boys stood up again and showed a lot of heart,” he said. Victory with a day to spare seemed unlikely after a heroic effort by West Indian skipper Chris Gayle extended his team’s innings until tea and left South Africa needing 185 to win. But Smith and A.B, de Villiers got the innings off to a flying start with an opening stand of 57 in nine overs and the tempo was maintained as Hashim Amla helped Smith add 83 in 17 overs for the second wicket.
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Kiwis romp home: New Zealand crushed Bangladesh by nine wickets to win the first Test shortly before tea on the third day at Dunedin’s University Oval yesterday. Set 35 to win after Bangladesh’s batting collapsed, New Zealand reached the target in 8.1 overs for the loss of one wicket, opener Craig Cumming for four, who was trapped lbw by Mashrafe Mortaza. First innings century- maker Matthew Bell finished unbeaten on 20 while Peter Fulton, who smashed Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful for six to seal the win, was 15 not out. Bangladesh had resumed its second innings on 148 without loss, but succumbed to a spectacular collapse losing all 10 wickets to be dismissed for 254. The second and final Test starts in Wellington on Saturday.

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Kumblegoes onthe attack

Australian team members celebrate after the final Indian wicket fell yesterday.(1/2) (2/2)
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SYDNEY – Indian captain Anil Kumble accused Australia of not playing in the “spirit of the game” last night after Ricky Ponting’s side pulled off a miraculous win in the second Test with only minutes to spare. In a tense match plagued by poor umpiring decisions against the touring team, India was set 333 to win from 72 overs at the SCG and was bowled out for 210 from 70.5 overs at 6.35pm, eight minutes before the scheduled end of play.

Man-of-the-match Andrew Symonds took 3-51 for Australia with his off-spinners, but it was his first-innings 162 not out, despite admitting later he should have been given out caught behind on 30, which upset the Indians.

Another among several contentious decisions was Rahul Dravid’s dismissal caught behind for 38 off Symonds’ bowling yesterday at 4-115, despite no apparent edge and a loud appeal from the Australians.

The tourists were also upset by Australian batsmen standing their ground after getting caught in slips and waiting for the umpire to give them out.

“Only one team was playing in the spirit of the game,” a fuming Kumble said, evoking memories of the similar comment by Australian batsman Bill Woodfull in the 1932-33 Bodyline series against England.

Adding to the tension between the two teams, Symonds was to appear last night at a hearing with ICC match referee Mike Procter after Australian captain Ricky Ponting accused Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh of racially abusing the Queenslander during the match.

After scoring just one run in the match, left-arm spinner Michael Clarke earned the nickname “Golden Bollocks” from his captain by taking 3-5 off 1.5 overs.

Fast bowler Stuart Clark struck a double blow for Australia after lunch to dismiss first- innings century-makers VVS Laxman lbw for 20 and Sachin Tendulkar bowled for 12.

India’s Sourav Ganguly (51) stood his ground as Australia celebrated a low catch by Clarke at second slip off Brett Lee’s bowling. Mark Benson finally put his finger up so Ganguly slowly walked off, appearing to give the English umpire some advice on the way off at 6-137.

Dhoni (35) held on for two hours but fell lbw to Symonds.

Clarke claimed three wickets in five balls in the 71st of the scheduled 72 overs to clinch the victory, with Harbhajan (7) caught at slip by Mike Hussey and RP Singh lbw (0) before Ishant Sharma was caught at slip by a jubilant Hussey.

“For us to be able to do it after a 70-run (69-run) deficit in the first innings … makes this win as good as any that I’ve played in,” Ponting said.

“That’s as good a feeling as I’ve ever had I think on a cricket field.

“Winning a Test like that, coming down to the last eight or 10 minutes on the fifth day, any Test you win there is going to be pretty special.”

Ponting said he had no idea if the umpires, West Indian Steve Bucknor and England’s Mark Benson, were losing confidence during the match.

India later announced it was seeking the pair’s removal for the final two Tests in Perth and Adelaide.

“Sure they made a few mistakes but that’s the game of cricket,” Ponting said.

“I’d like to think … we can probably look at how great a game this was rather than just focusing on a few little areas like that one and the one (racism) that was mentioned earlier.”

Hussey hit an unbeaten 145, his third century in four home Tests this summer, before Australia declared at 7-401 shortly before lunch yesterday.

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Melinda enjoys sweet success

HOBART’S Melinda Shutt won the biggest prize of her short running career yesterday with success in the Cadbury Marathon at Claremont. Shutt began running a year ago in an effort to lose weight, but the 34-year-old public servant has come a long way since then.
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In 12 months she has lost 20kg and ran her first marathon in Melbourne late last year.

Yesterday she chopped nearly 20 minutes off her personal best to win the 42.2km event in 3:11.56sec.

Shutt said she was shocked by her performance.

“This is very, very unexpected,” Shutt said.

“I wanted to run about three hours 15 minutes, but I never thought I would have a shot at winning the race.

“Next year I would like to get down under three hours for the race, that is my next goal.”

Shutt doesn’t have a coach but said she owed a lot to her friends at the Hobart Hash House Harriers club for helping her train during the last year.

“If I don’t mention them, I will get punished severely at the next run,” she said.

Jacqui Guy and Rebecca Podbury finished second and third in the women’s race respectively.

The event was run in some of the warmest conditions ever experienced by marathon runners in Tasmania. Despite a 6am start, athletes faced temperatures above 20C.

Hobart financial consultant Jarrod Shaw, 35, stepped up from his usual half-marathon distance to win his first men’s Cadbury Marathon title.

Shaw sat on Tim Sloan’s shoulder for the first 30km of the race, before kicking away to a comfortable win in 2:44.52sec.

Sloan finished two minutes behind in second, while David Bone finished third.

“I’ve run about 15 of the half-marathons out here, but this is my first time over the full distance,” Shaw said.

“It was a bit hot and windy out there, but I am pleased to win my first marathon.

“I’d like to keep doing marathons … including the Gold Coast marathon later this year.”

Launceston runner Mark Jackson won the men’s Cadbury Half Marathon, while Angela Grimmond took out the women’s race.

Yesterday was the 25th the running of the Cadbury Marathon and more than 300 runners lined up to celebrate the occasion, including several from overseas.

Athletics Tasmania spokesman Richard Welsh said it was fantastic to see so many people come out and support one of Tasmania’s iconic events.

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SECOND TEST SCOREBAORD

AUSTRALIA v INDIA
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AUSTRALIA 1st Innings 463

INDIA 1st Innings 532

AUSTRALIA 2nd Innings

P JAQUES c Y Singh b Kumble ……………….42 M HAYDEN c Jaffer b Kumble …………………. 123 R PONTING c Laxman b H Singh ……………. 1 M HUSSEY not out …………………………………. 145 M CLARKE c Dravid b Kumble ………………… 0 A SYMONDS c Dhoni b R Singh ……………… 61 A GILCHRIST c Y Singh b Kumble ………….. 1 B HOGG c Dravid b H Singh……………………. 1 B LEE not out ………………………………………… 4 Extras (3b 8lb 3w 9nb) ……………………………. 23 TOTAL (For 7 wkts dec) ………………………….. 401

Fall: 85 (Jaques), 90 (Ponting), 250 (Hayden), 250 (Clarke), 378 (Symonds), 393 (Gilchrist), 395 (Hogg).

BOWLING: R Singh 16-2-76-1 (2w), I Sharma 14-2-59-0 (1w 2nb), H Singh 33-6-92-2, A Kumble 40-3-148-4 (7nb), S Tendulkar 2-0-6-0, Y Singh 2-0-11-0.

Batting time: 463 mins. Overs: 107.

INDIA 2nd Innings

W JAFFER c Clarke b Lee ……………………… 0 R DRAVID c Gilchrist b Symonds …………….. 38 V LAXMAN lbw b Clark …………………………… 20 S TENDULKAR b Clark …………………………… 12 S GANGULY c Clarke b Lee …………………… 51 Y SINGH c Gilchrist b Symonds ………………. 0 M DHONI lbw b Symonds ……………………….. 35 A KUMBLE not out …………………………………. 45 H SINGH c Hussey b Clarke …………………… 7 R SINGH lbw b Clarke ……………………………. 0 I SHARMA c Hussey b Clarke …………………. 0 Extras (2nb) ……………………………………………. 2 TOTAL …………………………………………………… 210

Fall: 3 (Jaffer), 34 (Laxman), 54 (Tendulkar), 115 (Dravid), 115 (Y Singh), 137 (Ganguly), 185 (Dhoni), 210 (H Singh), 210 (R Singh), 210 (Sharma).

BOWLING: B Lee 13-3-34-2 (1nb), M Johnson 11-4-33-0 (1nb), S Clark 12-4-32-2, B Hogg 14-2-55-0, A Symonds 19-5-51-3, M Clarke 1.5-0-5-3.

Batting time: 264 mins. Overs: 70.5.

Umpires: M Benson (England) S Bucknor (West Indies).

Australia won by 122 runs.

Man-of-the-match: A Symonds (Aus).

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Nadal survives Moya marathon

CHENNAI, India – World No.2 Rafael Nadal overcame a dazzling challenge from veteran Spanish compatriot Carlos Moya to squeeze through to the ATP Chennai Open final yesterday. Nadal saved four match points in the second set before winning 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-1), in an enthralling four-hour semi-final that swung wildly from one side to another.
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Top-seeded Nadal will clash with fourth seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in today’s final of the season-opening event.

The 19th ranked Youzhny gave Croatian youngster Marin Cilic a tennis lesson before cruising to a 6-2, 6-3, victory in the first semi- final.

Some 6000 fans at the packed centre court of the Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium watched a stunning fight from their favourite Moya, who won here in 2004 and 2005 and was runner-up to Ivan Ljubicic in 2006.

The 31-year-old Moya, 10 years older than his rival and seeded third, outplayed Nadal in the first set tie-breaker in which he dropped only three points.

Nadal broke Moya in the fifth game of the second set, but was himself broken in the 10th while serving for the set which forced another tie-breaker.

Moya appeared to have the match sewn up at 6-3 in the tie- breaker, but Nadal hit back to make it 6-6 and saved another match point at 7-8 before taking the set at 10-8.

Moya, ranked 17th in the world, once again seized the advantage in the third set by breaking Nadal’s serve in the fifth game but faltered while serving for the match at 5-4.

Left-handed Nadal broke back to make it 5-5 and pressed home the advantage in the third tie-breaker of the match, conceding just one point.

“It was an unbelievable match, you don’t play games like these every day,” said Nadal, who lost in the semi-finals here last year to eventual champion Xavier Malisse of Belgium.

“I feel a bit bad for Moya who is a very good friend, but I am very happy that I could make it to the final.

“It is always an emotional time when I play against Moya. We both played a good game and I am sure the Chennai crowd loved it.”

Moya said he was disappointed to miss the chances that came his way, but pleased to have challenged Nadal.

“I thought I would win after gaining those match points in the second set, but I did not take advantage of that,” he said.

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Rhett smashes Tigers to record

RHETT Lockyear smashed Tasmania to a record Twenty20 victory after the Tigers destroyed South Australia with 57 balls to spare at Bellerive Oval yesterday. Tasmania burst out of the blocks to smash 2-131 in 10.3 overs after another tight bowling and fielding performance restricted South Australia to 7-127.
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The victory was a record for the two- year-old competition in terms of balls remaining.

The Tigers are now three wins from three games in the competition following previous triumphs against Western Australia and NSW.

One more victory from its last two games – against Victoria, at the MCG on January 8, and Queensland, at the Gabba two days later – would guarantee Tasmania a spot in the final on January 13.

Tigers’ opener Lockyear belted 64 off 27 balls in the run chase, including 11 fours and two sixes.

He was eventually bowled by Mark Cosgrove (1-22), but by that stage the Tigers were cantering to victory at 1-90 in the seventh over.

Michael Dighton played the foil to Lockyear but was there at the end, scoring 30 runs off 21 balls with three fours and one six.

Dane Anderson was the other Tiger wicket to fall, caught behind by wicketkeeper Graham Manou off Paul Rofe (1-24) after his brisk 17 off six balls.

Former Australian quick Jason Gillespie came in for some stick, conceding 0-45 from his three overs, which included Lockyear whacking 22 runs off one over from the SA speedster.

SA won the toss and elected to bat, but could not continue Matt Elliott’s aggressive start (24 from 16 balls) with only Nathan Adcock (39) and top-scorer Callum Ferguson (40) making double figures.

Former Test opener Elliott hit three fours and a six before being caught by Brett Geeves off Brendan Drew.

Pace bowler Ben Hilfenhaus was the pick of the Tigers’ attack with 2-21 from four overs. Geeves took 2-32 with Drew a tidy 1-17 from four overs.

SA hosts Western Australia on January 8 in search of its first win after two losses and a washout against Queensland in Brisbane last Friday.

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Smart mare Extreme Cost making a profit for owners

Justin HamerSMART mare Extreme Cost graduated to open company with a typically gritty win in yesterday’s R.A. Winzenberg Class Six (1200m).
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The R.A.Winzenberg was resurrected as a handicap this year, after being run as a weight-for-age race from 1988-2006.

Appropriately it attracted one of the strongest Class Six fields seen in Tasmania recently.

Gee Up, having his first run since a Victorian campaign, led to the turn with Extreme Cost sitting outside him.

Weight told in the straight, with the mare racing away to win by a length for apprentice Justin Hamer.

Gee Up held on for second, and Mattingly ran home nicely for third.

Extreme Cost’s time of 1min 11.83sec was a new track record for the Derwent track (inside track).

Brighton trainer Gary White was thrilled by the win, the four-year- old’s sixth victory in just 14 starts.

“She’s got to open class pretty quickly,” he said.

“She’s a mare with so much tenacity.”

White said the daughter of Snadee would head towards the mares feature races this summer, the $80,000 Bow Mistress (1200) at Elwick on February 9, and the $80,000 Vamos Stakes (1400m) on February 27.

“It is obviously going to be a big ask against the likes of Oceano and Lekitama, but we have no alternative but to keep stepping her up,” he said.

Extreme Cost is raced by John Spink, Peter Campbell, Karen Semmens, and Michelle Langford.

Spink and Semmens are business partners in Winners Circle Stables, the company that built the stables that house Extreme Cost at Brighton.

Extreme Cost was purchased by Spink for just $5000 at the 2005 Armidale Stud Yearling Sale, and has now returned prizemoney of $58,849.

“It has been a great sale for me, because Rhumb Line also came out of it,” White said.

Seven Mile Beach trainer Dave Brunton secured a winning treble yesterday, with promising three- year-olds Maria Isle and Lady Lynette both breaking their maiden status, and Tell Me If scoring a narrow victory in the final event.

Lady Lynette was particularly impressive winning the Three- Year-Old Maiden (1100m) at her racetrack debut by two lengths from Judes in Vogue, who started the $1.90 favourite at her first Tasmanian run following an impressive barrier trial.

Lady Lynette’s win was the first leg of a treble for jockey Stephen Maskiell.

Impressive galloper Forbidden Quest continued his rise for Seven Mile Beach trainer Jason Clifford, winning from a field of just four others in the Hobartown Plate (1400m).

The four-year-old by West Quest has now won seven of his 16 starts.

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YESTERDAY’S PACING RESULTS

LAUNCESTON
Nanjing Night Net

DAILY DOUBLE: $85.50 for 8 and 9. Subs 1 and 4.

CONSOLATION: $3.60 for 7 and 10 and $5.40 for 7 and 7.Subs 7 and 7.

QUADRELLA: $946.90 for 7 8 7 and 9. Subs 7 1 7 and 4.

1 -WESTWOOD TROPHIES TWO YEAR OLD 1680m MS: OUR ZELLWEGER (Rattray Family Trust, Mgr B Rattray, W E McLaughlin bay f 2yrs Armbro Operative-Paula Way. Trainer: B Rattray) fr (B Rattray) 1, 10.80 NOBEER NOCHEER fr (G Bishop) 2, 1.00 MAKE A MEMORY fr (N Webberley) 3. Then followed: Newyorka Lombo. sht 12 hd, 712m. Time: 2:14.1. MR: 2:08.5. TOTE (3 4 2) W $11.60 P no place divs Q $4.50 E $38.40 T $25.50.

2 – HAPPY NEW YEAR 1680m MS: 9.40 EARL HICKEY (B G Bailey br g 4yrs Jaguar Spur-Torado Star. Trainer: B Bailey) fr B Bailey) 1, 19.40 THE KNUCKLE BUSTER fr (J Rattray) 2, 12.80 CHANCEABET fr (G Bishop) and ASHLEIGH SIMONE fr (R Duggan) dh 3. Then followed: 31.30 Lerrells Lass, 113.10, 15.60 Count Titan, 1.90 Voss The Boss, 36.30 Safe Display, 24.00 Federra, 79.50 Satan Star, 6.20 Maydamysterybwithu. Scr: Cheeky Jetsetter. 12hd, 12hd. Time: 2:05.6. MR: 2:00.4. TOTE (1 11 7) W $9.40 P $2 $4.30 $2.40 $1.50 Q $138.80 E $249.60 T $913.40 for 1, 11, 7 and $550.70 for 1, 11, 8.

3 – WIZARD SMITH’S ALE STAKES 1680m MS: 1.70 IMA MISS MOLLY (S M Allie, J Cockshutt, T R Allie, J M Allie, J L Allie bl f 3yrs Pacific Fella-Blue Bell. Trainer: R Ashwood) fr R Ashwood) 1, 13.70 JONZAAK fr (D Krushka) 2, 3.40 SHEEZ CLASSICAL fr (J Mackrill) 3. Then followed: 51.30 Sleeping Princess, 9.40 Sweet Life, 37.00 Never Say Sorry, 21.20 Shoot Out, 143.40 Jewel King, 93.60 Stars Say Yes, 62.60 Our Sandy Girl. Scr: Clare Camilla. 12 nk, 112m. Time: 2:12.7. MR: 2:07.1. TOTE (4 7 1) W $1.70 P $1.04 $2.10 $1.40 Q $11.30 E $11.60 T $43.20.

4 – FURNITURE CITY PACE DIVISION ONE 2200m MS: 1.60 MAJESTIC EMPEROR (Maxfield Standardbreds Tasmania Pty Ltd, Mgr M J Maxfield) fr g 4yrs Astreos-Penultimate. Trainer: P Ashwood) fr (P Ashwood) 1, 5.10 BLACK WASHOUT fr (T Pullicino) 2, 4.10 JASPER ROSE fr (M Yole) 3. Then followed: 34.20 The Alberts, 21.60 Jesse Jet, 98.60 Levenkova Leis, 57.40 Vindication, 74.00 Pompapiel. Scr: King Albert. 1m, 12 hd. Time: 2:45.5. MR: 2:01.0. TOTE (7 2 5) W $1.60 P $1.04 $1.50 $1.20 Q $4.30 E $4.40 T $7.50.

5 – GEARD CYCLES STAKES 2200m MS: 6.70 FARR JONES (L Micallef bay g 6yrs Armbro Operative-Evasive Franco. Trainer: T Pullicino) fr (T Pullicino) 1, 1.70 CONJOLA BOY fr (R Ashwood) 2, 9.50 ARMBRO SPUR fr ( J Rattray) 3. Then followed: 41.20 Eyes Of Courage, 58.70 Alby Albert, 22.60 Mon Poppy Pete, 40.30 Lu Way Lass, 6.60 Arundel, 36.90 Meandpop, 59.70 Son Of Pariel, 103.20 Berezovsky Leis, 25.20 Big Stat Boy. 114m, 412m. Time: 2:45.2. MR: 2:00.9. TOTE (8 1 9) W $6.70 P $2.70 $1.04 $2.50 Q $5.70 E $20 T $113.

6 – J BOAG & SON PACE 2200m MS: 3.00 LOMBO LIMMO (T De Brincat br g 4 yrs Saab- Tibby Lombo. Trainer: T Pullicino) fr (T Pullicino) 1, 8.30 CASTASPELL fr (L Dornauf) 2, 6.20 ROCK AND RUN fr (G Rattray) 3. Then followed: 5.70 Paloona, 15.20 Yushchenko Leis, 4.60 Operative Delight, 43.90 Paul Albert, 132.10 Inwood. lng nk, 51/4m. Time: 2:48.1. MR: 2:02.9. Protest upheld. 1st against 2nd. TOTE (7 10 2) W $3 P $1.40 $2.30 $2 Q $13.80 E $20.30 T $96.

7 – BETFAIR. COM STAKES 2200m SS: 8.40 LOWLAND RAIDER (G J Hammond, J F Hammond, B V Hammond, D Filgate, S C Filgate br g 7yrs Lucky Cam-Safely Robway. Trainer: B Hammond) fr (G Rattray) 1, 16.70 ROWELLA KNIGHT fr (M Yole) 2, 4.50 TONY BOY fr (Paul Ashwood) 3. Then followed: Maguire, 2.40 Walton Shaw, 60.60 Ima Bartman, 17.00 The Odyssey, 14.90 Costa Smeralda, 17.30 Trouble No More, 147.50 Armbro Ruler, 71.60 The Cattle King, 94.00 Tough Rock, 27.40 Barbs Baby (dist). Scr: Kenny Karalta. lng nk, nk. Time: 2:50.5. MR: 2:04.7. Protest 2nd against 1st dismissed. TOTE (9 10 3) W $8.40 P $2.70 $4 $1.70 Q $74.50 E $71.40 T $622.10.

8 – ROBERTS LIMITED THREE YEAR OLD 2200m MS: 4.60 BLOOD DIAMOND (T M Snowden bay c 3yrs Pacific Rocket-Dreamy Jaccka. Trainer: R Ashwood) fr (R Ashwood) 1, 23.80 THABELA BRIOSO fr (K Toulmin) 2, 19.10 NEW YORK FELLA fr (C Salter) 3. Then followed: 2.30 Topnotch Dan, 74.50 Next Brigade, 15.40 Heathvale Lad, 3.70 Our Sir Jeckyl, 194.80 Lively Vacation 118,90, 15.60 Top Poppy, 125.50 Time To Pray. 212m, 312m. Time: 2:52.8. MR: 2:06.4. TOTE (6 7 10) W $4.60 P $1.70 $4.60 $3.30 Q $62.20 E $128.20 T $911.40.

9 – BULLOCK CONSULTING PACE DIVISION TWO 2200m MS: 3.20 IM THE WANDERER (G J West, J T Cloonan br g 6yrs Tylers Best-Sea Legs. Trainer: S Lukac) fr (A Duggan) 1, 3.10 TOUGH TIME fr (T Pullicino) 2, 14.20 MONTSALVAT fr (T Rattray) 3. Then followed: 26.30 Kiwi Scott, 16.40 Young Callum, 28.10 Hes Just Tricking, 6.10 Classy Xample, 8.10 Classy Ruler, 28.00 Leftoutsidealone, 74.00 Lombo Latina. 212m, 2m. Time: 2:48.2. MR: 2:03.0. TOTE (5 4 2) W $3.20 P $1.50 $1.30 $3.80 Q $4.40 E $12 T $84.

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