Take on the lot
lack of match practice was again evident when Wonga Beach took their turn to bowl. Some wayward bowling was belted out of the park but so were some of the good deliveries.
A wild head high full toss from Jacob Spicer added some excitement when it hit the batsman in the head and went for runs.
The match was lost 86 to 189.
The next match against St Patricks from Bundaberg was a much better match up and the boys bowled and fielded well to restrict St Pats to 156.
We opened up the batting with two wickets off the first two balls before Ryan Gwynne hit the hat trick ball for 12. From then on a succession of boundaries followed and the match looked to be well in hand.
David Neller and Daniel Twomey belted a series of straight sixes which are worth 12 runs each to put Wonga Beach on a comfortable position.
The closing over was bowled brilliantly by the St Pat’s team and a succession of wickets put the game in doubt. Final Scores were 156 to 183 to Wonga Beach.
Game three was against Happy Valley State School from Mt Isa.
This was the easiest win of the round robin section an left Wonga Beach with a 2-1 win loss record.
The happy Valley team presented Liam Bevan with an engraved biro for his sportsmanship.
The finals saw all the teams playing for overall position and Wonga Beach met Sunshine Coast Grammar in a playoff for third and fourth position.
Sunshine Coast team put on an impressive batting and bowling display to beat Wonga Beach by 100 runs.
The boys put in an excellent effort throughout the tournament and to come away ranked fourth in the state was outstanding considering our very small player base of only 45 students to choose from compared to the other schools with much larger enrolments.