Gayndah visitors fall after batsmen struggle
Colts canter to calculated win on home turf
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.
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.