Top teams wran­gling for pre­mier po­si­tion

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

CRICKET: Hot and windy con­di­tions con­fronted the play­ers on Satur­day.

Souths have breathed life back into the mi­nor premier­ship race with a well-rounded vic­tory over ta­ble top­pers RSL. In the other game Val­leys crushed Wan­der­ers.

Souths bat­ted first and got off to a poor start, be­ing 2-9 af­ter 5 overs. But Jor­dan Lanza (77), Harry Wil­liams (43) and Tom Bon­ner (29) righted the ship and Souths were bowled out in the 38th over for a healthy 201.

Josh Wren and An­thony DiBella both claimed 2 wick­ets and there were 3 run outs.

RSL’s bat­ting re­ply never re­ally got go­ing and were bun­dled out for 109.

In the other game Val­leys bat­ted first. Wan­der­ers felt they were in the hunt for their first vic­tory when Val­leys stum­bled to 3-25. But Damian An­der­son (55), Todd Beck­ett (35) and Bren­dan Small­mon (42) set about ex­tin­guish­ing any thought Wan­der­ers were hav­ing of vic­tory.

In re­ply, Wan­der­ers were never in the hunt and were all out for 108.

With only a few weeks to go in the reg­u­lar sea­son the 3 teams that will play fi­nals has been de­cided, but the mi­nor premier­ship is still up for grabs. RSL sit on top of the ta­ble on 40, Souths 36, Val­leys 28, Tenterfield 14 and Wan­der­ers 2.


IN FORM: Crick­eters re­turned to the field af­ter a break in the sea­son.

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