Skip­pers five not enough for Bright

Alpine Observer - - Sport -

A FIVE-wicket haul for Bright cap­tain Darcy Martin was not enough to pro­pel his team to an un­likely vic­tory against City Colts on Satur­day.

The Wan­der­ers made just 124 in the first weeks play and af­ter two early wick­ets on day two strug­gled to make too many fur­ther in­roads against on the se­cond placed Colts.

Open­ing the bowl­ing, Martin dis­missed Greg Staynes (4) and Adam Looker (11) to have the home team 2/30 but an 83-run stand be­tween pro­lific scorer Glenn Looker (78) and Aaron Thrum (27) took the life out of the con­test.

Martin’s co-skip­per Dy­lan Bur­sill made a break­through in the first over af­ter the tea break but with just 11 runs re­main­ing the out­come was never in doubt with an at­tack­ing in­nings of 36 from Jalees Khan push­ing Colts close to 100 ahead.

The match was called with the hosts on 8/225, the re­sult all but end­ing Bright’s hopes of play­ing fi­nals.

Martin fin­ished with 5/69 while Bur­sill claimed 2/34.

The Wan­der­ers are last on the lad­der with two matches re­main­ing and face sec­ond­bot­tom Be­nalla over the next two week­ends.

Bright will need a strong re­sult to move off the bot­tom the table but will take con­fi­dence know­ing they de­feated the Bushrangers in the open­ing round of the sea­son.

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