War­riors hunted down by Val­leys

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

CRICKET

VAL­LEYS have gunned down War­riors in a high-scor­ing Proser­pine Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion duel at the week­end.

Bat­ting first, War­riors were put on the back foot thanks to some lively bowl­ing from Josh Dyke (2/45) and Co­hen Crocker (1/37).

The pair re­duced War­riors to just 2/22 be­fore David Vick­ers (37) stead­ied the ship.

Scott Hardy (1/33) re­moved Vick­ers, which saw Hay­den Rus­sell and Shane Knight unite at the wicket. The pair put on a sub­lime 96-run part­ner­ship, with Rus­sell par­tic­u­larly bel­liger­ent in his innings of 92.

Knight notched a fine half-cen­tury but War­riors’ mo­men­tum would be stalled by Rhys Mor­gans, who fin­ished with 2/45.

In re­ply to War­riors’ 226 all out, Val­leys started briskly, led by Bowen pair Crocker (36) and Mor­gans.

Vick­ers kept Val­leys alive with 3/33, in­clud­ing the scalps of Hardy (28) and Zane Smith (36), but it was War­riors’ Mor­gans who was do­ing the dam­age.

He posted a sturdy 69 be­fore fall­ing to wily vet­eran Craig Brown (1/23), leav­ing 29 re­quired from seven overs with just two wickets in hand and time run­ning out.

Josh Dyke (15 not out) and Dale Men­gel (11 not out) se­cured the victory with less than five min­utes to spare be­fore the 6pm cut-off.

This week Val­leys will play Cane­cut­ters from 12.30pm at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds.

Both teams are in need of play­ers, so those in­ter­ested are urged to at­tend.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Craig Brown on 0427 764 828.

GONE: Shane Knight loses his off stump on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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