Fine weather for Friday fixtures
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.