Stingers chase down 300
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.
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.