Fine weather for Fri­day fix­tures

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

JU­NIOR CRICKET

FINE weather al­lowed the re­sump­tion of Fri­day Arvo ju­nior cricket last week at the Kelsey Creek cricket grounds.

The un­der-13/14s formed two teams for their Twenty20 game.

The Stal­lions chose to bat and blasted off to a great start with Mat Hansen re­tir­ing at 20 and Re­gan ‘Mas­ter Blaster’ Knight re­tir­ing on 30.

The run rate for the Stal­lion’s mid­dle or­der was slowed due to some good bowl­ing from the Taipans, par­tic­u­larly from Har­ri­son Sher­ring­ton and Jack Dwyer.

Noel Waipape con­trib­uted well to­wards the end with 21 runs and Jack­son Cross­ley scor­ing 10 as they fin­ished with 119 runs from their 20 overs.

The Taipans started their run chase well with Howard McDon­ald (9) and Mat Shoe­bridge (17) plac­ing the ball into gaps to gain their runs.

How­ever, the Stal­lion bowlers were able to put the breaks on the Taipan’s run chase with good bowl­ing from Zali Hin­schen, Dempsey Camm and Jack­son Cross­ley.

Wick­ets fell and runs dried up for the Taipans who fin­ished their in­nings on 79, hand­ing vic­tory to the Stal­lions.

In the un­der-10s game, Proser­pine Reds chal­lenged the Proser­pine Blues in their Twenty20 game.

The Reds bat­ted first with Jack Pini (12) and Keyra Smith (12) shar­ing the batting honours.

The best of the Blue bowlers were Bella Pini who fin­ished with two wick­ets and Drayer Smith with one wicket as the Reds reached 66.

The Blues made a rea­son­able start with Louie Smith (15) blast­ing a cou­ple of bound­aries but the mid­dle or­der found runs dif­fi­cult to get and it was up to Ni­cholas Hansen (10) and Jay O’Lough­lin (13) to take the Blues over the line.

How­ever, the Blues ran out of de­liv­er­ies and ended up on 57 runs hand­ing the Reds vic­tory by 9 runs.

The mini-crick­eters were out in force with about 18 turn­ing up, in­clud­ing a few new faces.

The Have A Go­ers and Have A Gamers con­tin­ued their skill de­vel­op­ment and their mod­i­fied games.

The mini’s played games to hone their catch­ing, bowl­ing and batting skills while hav­ing heaps of fun.

Weather per­mit­ting, the ju­nior cricket will con­tinue this Fri­day from 4pm.

The sea­son is set to close on Fri­day, March 21, so there are still a num­ber of rounds left in the sea­son.

New play­ers are wel­come to come along to try be­fore sign­ing up.

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