Bonser’s knock bol­sters PHCC

NewsMail - - SPORT - HIT AND RUN: David Bonser hit an un­beaten 87 against Norths on Saturday.

CRICKET: Past Highs Com­bined Coun­try will con­tinue bat­ting next week af­ter an im­pres­sive first day for the merged club.

The side bat­ted all day on Saturday to reach 4/217 at stumps in its two-day match against de­fend­ing pre­miers Norths in Di­vi­sion 1.

PHCC opener David Bonser made 87 when he com­bined with Kyle Stal­lon and Dy­lan Streets in vi­tal part­ner­ships through­out the day.

The side will now re­sume bat­ting next week, to set up a to­tal for Norths to chase later in the match.

“We’ll try to launch a plat­form,” PHCC player Dale Steele said.

“We’ll set a rea­son­able tar­get, not one that’s ridicu­lous,” Steele said.

“We’ve got six wick­ets in the bank so let’s see how we go.”

Steele said the day was all about Bonser’s bat­ting.

“He re­ally stood up and worked hard,” he said.

“It’s a shame though he can’t play next week as

he is away.”

Norths kept PHCC to un­der three runs per over which im­pressed cap­tain Todd Som­mer­feld.

“We had a few play­ers out so we got out there and did what we needed to do,” Som­mer­feld said.

“We’ll wait and see what hap­pens next week. The fo­cus for us is on tak­ing early wick­ets.”

PHCC will re­sume bat­ting next week at 12.30pm at Ken­dalls Flat.

PHOTO: PAUL DON­ALD­SON BUN160917CRIC4

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