Canecutters conquer warriors
THE weekend saw Canecutters victorious over the Warriors at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds.
Batting first, Canecutters lost some early wickets thanks to young Matthew Hansen showing his older team mates the importance of line and length bowling.
Liam Davies (20) and an excellent exhibition of hitting from Valleys import Zane Smith (51) helped recover Canecutters to 6/148 before wicket keeper Chris Don (1/19) tried his hand at bowling and promptly removed Zane from the crease.
David Vickers (33) and Scott Hunter (20 not out) teamed up to get Canecutters to 198 before Matthew Hansen struck again to finish with the excellent figures of 4/33 from his eight overs.
Early wickets were the key to a Canecutters’ victory and early wickets they got, with Scott Hunter (3/38) removing both opening batsmen to see Warriors struggling at 2/22 after four overs.
Backing up from his impressive bowling display, Matthew Hansen (25) teamed up with his father Brett Hansen (40) to put Warriors firmly back in the match.
Wayne Smith (2/9) chimed in with the valuable wicket of Matthew Hansen, with Hayden Russell (23) trying his best to recover from the loss of Matthew.
However, it was not to be with Warriors bundled out for 155.
This Saturday, March 21, will see the last round of the competition before the finals matches commence.
Warriors will take on Valleys at 12.30pm at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds.
New or returning players are welcome and can contact Craig Brown on 0427 764 828 or visit the Proserpine Cricket Association’s Facebook page.
IN ACTION: Mick Eades batting and Chris Don as wicker keeper in Saturday's game.