Back-to-back for NSW men and women at the Imparja Cup

13/02/12 Category: Events, News Posted by:

NSW has claimed the men’s and women’s Imparja Cup finals in Alice Springs today. The women accounted for ACT early in the day and the men completed the dual victories against Queensland in the evening encounter.

Impelled by Pat Rosser’s explosive opening innings, the NSW men’s team waltzed past Queensland’s total of 9-114 in 11.1 overs.

Rosser muscled his way to 87 from 35 deliveries, including eight fours and six sixes. Queensland leg-spinner and Indigenous development squad member Adam McDermott had the misfortune of bowling to an established Rosser, who deposited four sixes over mid-wicket from McDermott’s solitary over, which went for 30 runs.

NSW earlier confined Queensland to 9-114 through a disciplined, collective bowling performance. Rosser and captain Jeff Cook claimed two wickets each with their arrowing off-spin and a trio of bowlers took a wicket each in supporting acts.

Batting at four, Queensland captain Worrin Williams provided resistance, finishing not out on 60 from 41 balls. Rosser was unsurprisingly awarded the man-of-the-match for his 87 and two wickets.

The NSW women previewed the success of their male colleagues, making it five Cups in succession with a dominant 58-run victory against the ACT, reflecting their tournament-long supremacy.

NSW faltered at the hands of Sally Moylon’s off-spin early in their innings, losing three top-order wickets, including star batter Sam Hinton for 11, leaving them 3-35 after seven overs.

Hinton’s opening partner Nicole Honeysett stepped into the void, stabilising the NSW innings and quelling the ACT charge.

Supported by Veronica Gordon (29) in the middle-order, Honeysett carried her bat, finishing unbeaten on 46 from 48 deliveries and guiding NSW to a solid 7-115 from their allotted overs.

ACT all-rounder Moylon finished with 4-24 from her four overs of darting off-spin.

With little time to dwell on her bowling feats, Moylon opened the batting for ACT but couldn’t reproduce her. ACT wickets fell with regularity throughout and their stuttering run chase ended on 57 with an over to spare.

Finals

Women’s

NSW 7/115

def.

ACT 57

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Men’s

NSW 3/118

def.

QLD 9/114

Traeger

The 2012 Imparja Cup is supported by the Australian Government’s Learn Earn Legend! program.

Administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Learn Earn Legend! encourages and supports young Indigenous Australians to stay at school, get that job and be a legend for themselves, their family and their community.

In 2012, the Commonwealth Bank continues its support of cricket through its ongoing sponsorship of the Imparja Cup. As Principal Partner of the tournament, Commonwealth Bank is proud to be a part of the annual event for the fourth year running.

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