Coutts stages feisty fight-back
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.