Murphy saves Colts

New­comer scores 166 not out and takes three wick­ets

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

FINE IN­NINGS: Gayn­dah Wan­der­ers Cal­lan Trott strikes the ball, while Mun­dub­bera Colts catcher Rick McGovern stands pre­pared. in Eng­land, was in fine form.

“Ba­si­cally, he’s been the cult saviour in the last cou­ple of games,” Beu­tel said.

“That’s the first time I’ve seen him bowl... he’s a leg spin bowler and he’s bat­ting well.”

Beu­tel said there was still work to be done after a bat­ting col­lapse saw ev­ery bats­men other than Murphy score in the sin­gle dig­its.

“We’ll hope­fully string part­ner­ships to­gether – more in the top or­der, two open­ers and then any­one else with Pa­trick,” he said.

“It was a good free-flow­ing game with many op­por­tu­ni­ties and dropped catches.

“It was one of the most en­joy­able games I’ve played for a long while.”

Beu­tel de­scribed the Wan­der­ers, with their younger re­cruits, as “go­ing great guns”, but they let a cou­ple of chances go.

“Catches means matches; dropped catches mean matches,” he said.

Wan­der­ers cap­tain Jack George said both teams had their chances to win the game.

“We had it while bat­ting; they had it while bowl­ing,” George said.

“Pa­trick gave us op­por­tu­ni­ties – we had only wicket left; we could have won it.”

The pick of the Gayn­dah bats­men was Steve Trott who put on 78 runs to give the­Wan­der­ers a re­spectable score to de­fend.

“Steve got a wicket, scored 78 runs, and his son (Cal­lan) wasn’t far be­hind him: they bat­ted re­ally well to­gether.”

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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