Rebels top­ple the Stingers

Bowl­ing at­tack wins the day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

An in-form Rebels bowl­ing at­tack spear­headed vic­tory over the Stingers at the week­end.

Rebels bowlers Ben Slack, Brae­den Dar­ling­ton and Steve Zahl helped their team de­fend a mod­er­ate to­tal in con­di­tions that favoured the bowlers all day.

Rebels cap­tain Lex Web­ster said con­di­tions lent them­selves to some vari­a­tion in bowl­ing.

“We knew how dif­fi­cult the con­di­tions were for bat­ting so we were con­fi­dent with the bowl­ing at­tack we had that we were a good chance,” Web­ster said.

“Ben Slack bowled re­ally well with some good back up by Brae­den.

“It was a good team ef­fort with good field­ing, ev­ery­one chipped in and did their bit.”

Dar­ling­ton and Zahl both took two wick­ets for less than 25 runs while Slack had team best fig­ures of 4-8.

“Bat­ting was a bit tricky, the ball was mov­ing a bit with the hu­mid­ity and it was hot out there,” Slack said.

“I think we are find­ing form at the right time of the sea­son.”

Dar­ling­ton said it was a promis­ing sign that the team can suc­cess­fully de­fend a lower to­tal.

“It wasn’t the big­gest to­tal to de­fend but that helps us to know that we can de­fend our scores well,” Dar­ling­ton said.

Rebels’ vic­tory el­e­vated the side to the top spot on the lad­der.

The Rebels take on Wan­der­ers this week­end lead­ing up to the semi-finals.

“Now we will try and ro­tate some play­ers so that ev­ery­one gets a go and can get a feel for it while we are get­ting ready for the semi-finals,” Web­ster said.


GOT HIM: Rebels cel­e­brate the wicket of Ross Schulte.

OUT: Stingers cap­tain Ross Schulte gets bowled.

SMART PLAY: Brae­den Dar­ling­ton plays one off the pads.

GOOD BOWL­ING: Ben Slack lets one go through to the keeper.

GAME ON: The Rebels clashed with the Stingers.

PLAY­ING WELL: Troy Voss shows good form with the bat.

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