Taipans edge out Cy­clones in ju­nior cricket

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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