Sun shines on junior cricketers
THE relatively dry wet season has been a blessing for the region’s junior cricketers.
In past year the wet season has hindered the prospect of cricket after Christmas, much to the disappointment of up and coming cricketers.
However the weather gods continue to smile on cricket fans, with regular play a possibility this summer.
Last Friday the under-15 Cyclones and Taipans matched-up for twenty20 bragging rights.
The Cyclones opened with Jayden Lane (30) and Andrew Skaife (13), putting together a strong partnership before Harrison Sherrington and Cooper Lane found rhythm.
The lower-order of Blake Hardy-Young (12) and Zac Maynard (7) chimed in with late runs, enabling Cyclones to post 89.
In reply Harrison Sherrington (8) and Mat Hansen (28) made a brisk start.
The middle-order continued the good start through Howard McDonald (29), Noel Waipape (8) and Jack Dwyer (6), allowing Taipans to post an imperious 114.
Field two saw Proserpine Red and Blue in action for an under-12’s match.
Batting first, the Blues were led in their 20 overs by Mat Watson (14), Greg Chapman (13), Nick Hansen (12) and Lui Archer (11).
Ultimately the Reds were able to keep Blues to 68, with Will Bernett, Jack Watson and Callum Edmondson each claiming wickets.
In reply the Reds had just 26 on the board after 10 overs; however the tail wagged through Jack Pini (16) and Will Bernett (16). Jack Watson (27) also chipped in late as the Reds passed the Blues to finish with 91.
The Have a Go minicricketers continued their double-wicket competitions, which enables the youngsters to apply some of the skills they have been learning over the summer.
This weekend Proserpine teams will head to Bowen for the final inter-town matches of the season. Regular Friday afternoon sessions will be held at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds from 4-6pm.
BIG HIT: Blake Hardy-Young sends one towards the boundary at junior cricket on Friday afternoon.