Gayn­dah vis­i­tors fall after bats­men strug­gle

Colts can­ter to cal­cu­lated win on home turf

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

MUN­DUB­BERA Colts over­took Wan­der­ers’ score of 141 runs in the 33rd over, but Gayn­dah ac­counted for them­selves well.

There is no ad­van­tage in bat­ting first in Mun­dub­bera and it is al­ways eas­ier to chase down a score than to post one.

Wan­der­ers’ open­ers Jack George and Rowan Mor­ris were solid in their de­fence and they saw off the open­ing bowl­ing at­tack with no loss of wicket.

George had to leave the field with breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties for a short time and this al­lowed the Colts bowlers to go on the at­tack.

Linden George was out for a duck, Steve Trott fell for four and the re­turn­ing Jack George was out within two overs for a well-con­structed 43.

Mor­ris bat­ted well but was caught be­hind off the bowl­ing of Ma­son Ward for 24.

The only other bats­man to get a few runs was Chris Rod­well with a quick 24.

All the other Wan­der­ers bats­men started well and tried to stay in, but the bowl­ing at­tack was solid and they were all out for 141.

There seems to be a big ad­van­tage in bat­ting last in Mun­dub­bera and the Colts cal­cu­lated well the task ahead of them.

The only fright that went through the Colts camp was when Liam But­ler was out for a duck after fac­ing one ball.

Then a 100-run part­ner­ship be­tween Pa­trick Murphy (54) and Jamie Darby (55) put the Colts in the box seat and it wasn’t long be­fore the stumps were drawn.

This com­ing week fea­tures seven-a-side cricket which will pro­vide a good rest for all teams be­fore the semi-fi­nals start the fol­low­ing week.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

COLTS TAKE THE WIN: Steve Trott is bowled by Pa­trick Murphy for four in a friendly bat­tle be­tween great mates.

1. Pa­trick Murphy sends down some great slow balls that all bats­men had trou­ble with. 2. Get­ting him­self un­der the high ball Brad Ward sets him­self for a vi­tal catch. 3. Ro­han Mor­ris has to dive for cover as Pa­trick Murphy un­leashes. 4. A stump­ing chance? May be not. Ro­han Mor­ris is all over it as Rick McGovern makes his ground. 5. The fu­ture of the game is in safe hands with guys like Cal­lan Trott step­ping out with the big boys. 6 and 7. Step­ping out with the se­niors, Jesse George is up to the task and al­ways shows no fear. 8. Bat­ting ex­tremely well for his 24 runs, Chris Rod­well kept the Wan­der­ers in the game.

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