Coutts stages feisty fight-back

The Daily Examiner - - SPORT -

CRICKET: Led by a dom­i­nant cap­tain’s knock from Al­lan Green, Coutts Cross­ing sec­ond grade man­aged to pull vic­tory from the jaws of de­feat at Lower Fisher Park.

Chas­ing 129 for vic­tory, the side’s top or­der was dec­i­mated by South Ser­vices young gun Billy War­ren (5 for 17 off 8) as it quickly fell to 7-17 af­ter 11 overs.

Star­ing down the bar­rel of de­feat, Green (50*) re­fused to lie down against the South Ser­vices at­tack, pick­ing gaps in the field as he set up a match-win­ning part­ner­ship with Richie Wil­liamson (31).

In other lower grade ac­tion Wayne Lent­fer (4 for 15 off 4.2) helped bowl Broth­ers Ma­roon to a 94-run vic­tory against GDSC Easts, tear­ing through its lower or­der. Broth­ers had set it­self up for vic­tory with a top open­ing stand be­tween cap­tain Brett Pax­ton (59) and Josh Loll­back (55) as they put more than 200 runs on against Easts bowl­ing at­tack led by stal­wart Chris Fis­cher (3 for 26 off 8).

Tu­cabia opener Greg Ni­land (41*) car­ried his bat through the side’s in­nings against West­lawn sec­ond grade to en­sure Tu­cabia had no trou­bles chas­ing down 106 for vic­tory.

The win was set up in the first in­nings by a strin­gent spell of fast bowl­ing from Tu­cabia’s Matt Ben­field who fin­ished his spell with three for 17 off eight overs.

ON FIRE: South Ser­vices’ Billy War­ren took five for 17 against Coutts Cross­ing.

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