Murphy saves Colts
Newcomer scores 166 not out and takes three wickets
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.”