Plenty of runs for ju­nior crick­eters

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

CRICKET

THE ju­nior crick­eters con­tin­ued their twenty20 fix­tures on Fri­day, led by the un­der-15s.

The Cy­clones chal­lenged the Taipans at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds, with the for­mer win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat.

Mat Shoebridge (17) com­bined with Jayde Lane (28) for an en­ter­pris­ing part­ner­ship at the top, lead­ing the Cy­clones to 2/50 from 10 overs.

Tidy bowl­ing from the Taipans dried up the runs, leav­ing the Cy­clones with 95 from their innings.

War­wick Watts (1/10) and Bill O’Lough­lin 1/12) were the best for Taipans.

In re­ply Howard McDon­ald was dis­missed cheaply in the first over, how­ever Mat Hansen (26) and Blake HardyYoung (28) went about their busi­ness in pos­i­tive fash­ion.

The Taipans’ mid­dle or­der waxed and wanned but ul­ti­mately Bill O’Lough­lin (13), War­wick Watts (11) and Jay O’Lough­lin (7) led the team to 115.

In the un­der-12s the Proser­pine Reds faced off against the Blues in a 20-over match.

The Blues bat­ted first, strug­gling to 4/25 af­ter 10 ov- ers thanks to some dis­ci­plined Reds’ bowl­ing.

Corey Dwyer (12), Max Wat­son (12) and Greg Chap­man (10) helped the Blues to 62 from their 20 overs with some lusty late hit­ting.

In re­ply Ian Fred­er­ick­son (16) and Drayer Smith (12) got off to a flyer.

Solid con­tri­bu­tions from Jack Pini (12), Jack Wat­son (17) and Joel Fred­er­ick­son (13) helped the Reds pass their tar­get in the 15th over, ulti- mately fin­ish­ing with 87.

The Blues’ best bowlers were Nick Hansen, Lui Archer and Lach­lan Ed­mond­son.

The mini crick­eters had a full game of dou­ble-wicket cricket, with each bat­ting pair al­lo­cated two overs.

The Have a Go chil­dren pro­vided plenty of high­lights with their out­field an­tics.

New play­ers are al­ways wel­come at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds on Fri­day from 4-6pm.

JAW DROP­PER: (Left) Bill O'Laughlin and (right) Howard McDon­ald look on as (cen­tre) Jack Dray goes big dur­ing Fri­day af­ter­noon cricket at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Ground.

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