Warriors storm home to T20 win
WITH numbers down due to the festive breakfast approaching, Warriors, Canecutters and Valleys combined to play a 20 over a side scratch match on the weekend.
Warriors got off a flyer thanks to a deadly spell of bowling from Aaron Regan (3/8 from 4 overs).
Fellow opening bowler Chris Wren (1/24 from 4 overs) chimed in with a wicket and with only three wickets left, Canecutters were in trouble before Dale Mengel (37) combined with David Vickers (24) in a 54 run partnership.
Vickers went for one hit too many to be out by David Hobson (2/26 from 4 overs).
Veteran Craig Brown produced a gutsy 16 not out before Dale Mengel was caught on the boundary from a Hayden Deboni (1/2 from 0.3 overs) to see Canecutters all out for 98 after 18 overs.
Warriors batsman were keen to end the run chase as soon as possible with a brilliant 55 run opening partnership between Hay- den Russell (33) and Harry Quod (24).
The pair were on fire before a David Vickers (1/29 from 4 overs) slower ball saw Russell out caught and bowled.
Aaron Regan (30 not out) followed up his bowling spell with some great batting, but after a superb bowling spell from Simon Vickers (3/4 from 4 overs) an unlikely victory for Canecutters was a possibility.
Despite the fight back the winning runs were brought up in the 15th over to see Warriors winners by three wickets.
Cricket fixtures will take a break over the festive season with the first game back on Saturday, January 17.
On January 10-11 the Watts Shield will be held in Bowen with Proserpine looking at fielding at least two teams in this two day twenty/20 tournament.
Anyone interesting in playing can contact Craig Brown (4945 1983) or Aaron Regan (0400 688 417) for further information.