The Imparja Cup 2021 finals took place on Friday 19 February and it came down to the last over in the grand final for the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Laramba team who almost took out the title.

After playing six games through the rounds and then winning their semi-final, the Laramba team played in the Statewide Super Women’s Community Division Grand Final against the team Ladeez (Alice Springs). Central Desert batted first to make a total of 87. Simona Tilmouth top scored for the Laramba team with 30 runs (forced to retire) and took two wickets. But it was the consistent batting from the Ladeez team with four of the six batters making double figures which saw them take out the title. They won with just six balls to spare. The women displayed great integrity, humour and sense of fair play for the entirety of the competition, and represented the community of Laramba with great pride.

The men’s team (from Anmatjere) represented CDRC with pride, and learnt a new set of skills throughout the competition. Although the men were unable to come away with a win, they were competitive throughout the week, with some fantastic performances from a number of players. The men were beaten in the 7th vs 8th final against ASCC Eagles.

Congratulations to the following players who made ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the Men’s and Women’s Community Divisions:

Male – Lachlan Moore

Female – Annalisa Dixon

Female – Tahlia Turner

Main photo: Laramba won the toss, electing to bat first.

Laramba bowling to Ladeez.

 The men’s team from Anmatjere.

Sending a ball down the pitch.