Stingers chase down 300

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

CRICKET: De­spite the sti­fling heat at the week­end Stingers man­aged to run down a large Wan­der­ers target.

Both teams scored more than 600 runs be­tween them, with Stingers bats­man and brothers Lee and Troy Voss putting on a 200-run part­ner­ship.

“It was a re­ally good team ef­fort to get that win,” Troy said.

“The boys all played well, the heat was prob­a­bly a fac­tor in the game too.

“The field­ers had a rough time of it in that heat, it wasn’t easy.”

Both Troy and Lee scored cen­turies and it was the first for Troy.

“That is the first cen­tury I’ve scored in 37 years,” Troy said.

Mean­while it was Lee’s first cen­tury in se­nior cricket.

The win put the Stingers fur­ther ahead of fourth placed Colts and within strik­ing dis­tance of the Bulls.

There are only two reg­u­lar sea­son games re­main­ing be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion breaks for the Mun­dub­bera Seven-a-Side Car­ni­val.

Qual­i­fy­ing fi­nals will be­gin on the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 18 along with the elim­i­na­tion fi­nal be­tween third and fourth place.

Colts and the Wan­der­ers are in fourth and fifth po­si­tion and face off this week­end in a cru­cial game in the lead-up to the fi­nals.

Wan­der­ers will need to de­feat Colts and then win their last reg­u­lar game to give them a chance of mak­ing it into the elim­i­na­tion fi­nal.

Wan­der­ers cap­tain Jack Ge­orge said de­spite the heat his team per­formed well with the bat.

“This prob­a­bly was our high­est score,” Ge­orge said.

PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

CEN­TURY CEL­E­BRATES: Troy Voss cel­e­brates his first cen­tury.

Lee and Troy Voss put on a big stand to­gether.

Fielder Ge­off Imhoff runs the ball down.

Damien Ge­orge al­most ran out Lee Voss.

Wan­der­ers scored more than 300 runs in their in­nings.

Chey Tucker sends the ball to the bound­ary.

Stingers and Wan­der­ers faced off in a tough clash.

The heat took a toll on the play­ers.

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