Heat on Scorchers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Morg­wyn Jones

The Scorchers are in dan­ger of los­ing the chance to de­fend their Fortes­cue Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Twenty20 crown af­ter round 4 in Parabur­doo.

In the last game Towns won the toss and elected to bat against the reign­ing pre­miers.

Ja­son Pool­man con­tin­ued his form from the morn­ing and cruised to 63 be­fore Kim Gun­nell tempted him into a false shot.

From there, there wasn’t much to talk about as Greg Cross (17) was the only other bats­man to make it to dou­ble fig­ures as Towns reached 6-116.

In re­ply, Scorchers mixed things up a lit­tle as they looked to se­cure top spot, but they lost a steady pro­ces­sion of wick­ets, with only Chris Hamil­ton (19), Si­mon Dee­gan (12) and Brad Mal­in­gre (11no) reach­ing dou­ble fig­ures as Scorchers were rolled for 79 in 14 overs, se­ri­ously dam­ag­ing their chances of quali­fy­ing for the fi­nals.

In the other matches Parabur­doo Saints beat Towns, Crush­ers lost to Scorchers be­fore a sec­ond game in which the re­sult was re­versed, and Saints and Towns smashed a de­pleted Rebels squad.

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