Taipans edge out Cyclones in junior cricket
THE Kelsey Creek Sports Ground was the place to be on Friday, as cricket took over.
The under-14s continued their two-day, 40-over game from the previous week with the Taipans challenging the Cyclones.
The Taipans finalised their innings 5/119, led by opening batsman Mat Hansen (22 runs) and Blake Hardy-Young (16).
Warwick Watts added 18 while Noel Waipape (17) and Regan Knight (10) were also in the runs. Harrison Sherrington, Howard McDonald and Jack Dwyer were the chief destroyers for the Cyclones.
In reply the Cyclones needed less than three runs an over for victory; however Darcy Pepper and Jack Dwyer were only able to add four each before they were bowled by Warwick Watts. Howard McDonald (10) and Mat Shoebridge (13) got the team back on track in the middle overs; however the Cyclones’ bowlers always had control. Harrison Sher- rington added 17 down the order however the Taipans would win by 18, as the Cyclones finished 8/101.
The under-10s and 11s formed two teams in their twenty20 outing.
The Proserpine Blue’s made first use of the wicket with Corey Dwyer (18), Keira Smith (13) and Jack Watson (11) getting among the runs.
The Blues finished 4/61, with the wickets shared between Reds’ bowlers Jack Pini, Cameron Shearer, Carlo Morretto and Ethan Smith.
The Proserpine Reds were trou- bled by the Blues’ bowlers early on, with Roy Blain (12) and Jack Pini (10) the only batsmen to reach double figures.
It looked as though the Reds would be bowled out cheaply, however Jay O’Loughlin had other plans, blasting 18 from just 12 bowlers to top-score. The Blues won by four-runs. The Have-A-Go mini-cricketers (five-nine) continued their skill development games on Friday night.
Juniors played games and spent time in the practice nets focusing on
technique and bowling stance.
New players are welcome to join junior cricket, which is run every Friday at the Kelsey Creek Sports Ground from 4pm.