RUNS IN SEASON OPENER
CRICKET WALKERSTON has sent a warning to the rest of the competition in the first round of the Poole Cup with a convincing win over Pioneer Valley at the weekend.
Walkerston scored a massive 3/333 runs in the limited overs game, while Pioneer Valley managed just 10/129 in 32.2 overs.
Luke Jackson finished with 128 runs for Walkerston including 15 sixes aptly supported by Jacob Frerichs (81 runs) and Peter Blaik (51 runs). “It was good (result),” Jackson said. “It might not be my biggest one day score but I batted number five so I didn’t go in until after the first 20 overs.
He started swinging with only the shorter time at the crease. “I had 20 overs, and I’m 40 so didn’t have a lot of time,” he quipped.
“It was an okay batting wicket. I expect the wicket to get better for the batters throughout the season.
“It was windy so one of the boundaries was short, and of course Harrup is not the MCG.”
Jackson said Walkerston was going to be one to watch this season. “We are a small club that struggles to field three sides. But we are proud and there are high expectations,” he said.
Norths Devils Bowler Conor Bryant bowling to Brothers batter Michael Comerford.
Brothers batter Michael Comerford faces a bowl from Norths Devils Lane Kahler.
Brothers batter Chris Dunn vs North Devils.