RUNS IN SEA­SON OPENER

Daily Mercury - - SPORT - Troy Kip­pen troy.kip­pen@dai­ly­mer­cury.com.au

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.

PHO­TOS: TONY MARTIN

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.

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