Cyclones take down Taipans
CYCLONES have edged out their Taipans rivals in an exciting twenty20 clash at the weekend.
Cricket players took to the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds on Friday night, with the Cyclones sent into bat first.
Noel Waipape and Harrison Sherrington opened the batting, with the former receiving a tremendous delivery in Warwick Watt’s first over.
Harrison added seven while Regan Knight hit 17 in a strong partnership worth 24.
Warwick struck again to remove Regan, and from there it was the Taipans’ bowlers who dominated, restricting the Cyclones to just 51 from their 20-overs.
The Taipans’ openers strode to the wicket with an air of confidence; however the Cyclones’ opening bowlers Noel Waipape and Regan Knight turned the match on its head – claiming five wickets for just six runs.
The dramatic collapse had Taipans’ players wondering if they’d reach double figures.
Warwick Watts (12) and Zac Maynard (12) made a fist of the game with a last-wicket stand worth 35-runs; however the pair would finish four short of Cyclones’ total.
The under-11 Proserpine Red and Blue teams competed in their twenty20 competition as well.
The Reds batted first, notching 69 thanks to Jay O’Loughlin’s 18.
The Blues in reply were led by Keira Smith (16) and Corey Dwyer (18).
Roy Blain chipped in with 10 during the middle overs while Jack Pini (7) and Cameron Shearer (7) ensured the Blues reached the target with two overs in hand.
The Have-A-Go mini-crickets (aged five-nine) continued their development with skill-based games.
The Have-A-Gamers competed in a double-wicket game, while the Have-A-Goers continued their improvement with a series of drills and matches.
The Proserpine Cricket Club welcomes new players, with junior games played each Friday from 4-6pm at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds.