Lower-or­der bats­men on the at­tack

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

It was the bat­tle of the late-or­der bats­men over the week­end, as many open­ers failed to fire.

Man­grove Cricket Club pro­duced some strong mid­dle-or­der bat­ting to de­feat Dirty Dozen Cricket Club at Male Oval.

The Dozen won the toss and sent their op­po­nents in. Man­grove lost a wicket early, with Brian Hall dis­missed in the fourth over for three runs.

Then Matt Michael and By­ron Lit­tle smashed 74 and 79 re­spec­tively at num­ber three and four.

Man­grove ground to halt at 6-223, with the Dozen’s Jack Melvin and Adam Falls col­lect­ing three wick­ets each.

Wick­ets fell quickly for the Dozen as they took to the crease, thanks largely to Man­grove’s Bren­don Trig­well, who col­lected four wick­ets.

Some late runs were pro­vided by Josh Lin­ton and Doug Jensen in the lower or­der, bash­ing 49 and 24 to bring the Dozen to 8-129.

The si­t­u­a­tion was dicey as Roe­buck Cricket Club played Broome Wan­der­ers on Nip­per Roe Oval.

Wan­der­ers were sent in to bat, but were short of play­ers de­spite the last-minute ad­di­tion Mark Jones step­ping up to the crease.

They would bat­tle it out for an in­nings be­fore the game was called, and Roe­buck would hold a scratch match for the af­ter­noon.

New Broome play­ers keen for a prac­tice be­fore fi­nals can train with Broome Wan­der­ers at 4.30pm on Tues­days at the Broome Se­nior High School cricket nets.

Pic­ture: Robert Dougherty

Broome Wan­der­ers’ Lach­lan Mar­tin smashes out a four against Roe­buck Bay.

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