Rebels topple the Stingers
Bowling attack wins the day
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.