Kats and Rec Club tie match

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha Kats and Rec Club have played a rare tie in the West Pil­bara Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Twenty20 com­pe­ti­tion.

Chas­ing 112 for vic­tory at Millars Well, Rec Club man­aged to equal the Kats to­tal, al­beit with two fewer wick­ets in hand.

The Kats went out to bat first and things were not look­ing good early as Luke Sul­li­van (3-19) and Richard An­der­son (1-13) tore through the top or­der.

Nino Stur­geon (4) joined opener Pa­trick Richards (54 not out) at the crease with the score at 3-24.

Stur­geon failed to make much of an im­pact on the score­board this time, but watched as Richards started to push the en­ve­lope.

The part­ner­ship ended with the score on 63, but Richards con­tin­ued with the lower-mid­dle or­der to see the Kats’ in­nings close at 6-112.

In re­sponse, Rec Club slumped to 419 cour­tesy of a bru­tal spell from Ge­orge Du Preez (3-10).

Steve Boyce (46 not out) and Ben Ful­ton (29) then took to the crease and looked to be wrestling con­trol of the match from the home side.

But a bril­liant spell of bowl­ing from Sam Robin­son (3-26) pegged the Rec Club back a notch as they failed to fire in the fi­nal overs.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

A Kats bats­man pulls the ball to­wards the bound­ary.

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