Val­leys fin­ish on top of ta­ble in wash-out

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

CRICKET: With light­ning and thun­der rat­tling at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Grounds and the heav­ens open­ing, Saturday’s match be­tween Cane­cut­ters and Val­leys was de­clared a wash-out, with the teams shar­ing the points for the match.

How­ever, there was still a game to be played with a 12 over–a–side scratch match played be­tween the two sides in be­tween rain de­lays.

Bat­ting first, Tony Hin­schen (23) led the way for Val­leys with a well-mea­sured in­nings be­fore fall­ing vic­tim to Dave Vick­ers (1/28). Aaron Re­gan took over from Hin­schen, putting on 24 runs of his own to put Val­leys in a good po­si­tion.

Young­ster Jay­den Lane (2/30) and Wayne Smith (2/15) shone with the ball be­fore the rain struck at the 12-over mark caus­ing another de­lay. This saw Val­leys fin­ish with a to­tal of 90 runs from their 12 overs.

Af­ter the break, Cane­cut­ters were sent in to bat with Jay­den Lane pick­ing up where he left off to put in a great all-round ef­fort, scor­ing 21 with the blade be­fore Nick Cantrill (1/15) rat­tled the wick­ets. Brett Simp­son (1/10) and Aaron Re­gan (1/8) picked up the other wick­ets for Val­leys.

The two Waynes, Wayne Smith (22 not out) and Wayne Lane (19), kept Cane­cut­ters in the game, how­ever it was not enough to chase down Val­leys’ to­tal, with Cane­cut­ters fall­ing short by 10 runs af­ter their 12 overs.

The re­sult sees the end of reg­u­lar fix­tures in the 2016/2017 Proser­pine Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion sea­son with the fi­nals se­ries to now take place.

Val­leys fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son on top of the points ta­ble and au­to­mat­i­cally qual­ify for the Grand Fi­nal on April 1.

This Saturday will see Cane­cut­ters bat­tle with Warriors in the semi–fi­nal with the win­ner to meet Val­leys to crown the 2016/17 Proser­pine Cricket sea­son win­ner.

Spec­ta­tors are in­vited to at­tend the Kelsey Creek grounds on Saturday to cheer on their team.

Get more in­for­ma­tion by call­ing Pres­i­dent Craig Brown on 4945 1983 or by vis­it­ing the Proser­pine Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Face­book page.

❝sea­son Val­leys fin­ished the reg­u­lar on top of the points ta­ble and au­to­mat­i­cally qual­ify for the Grand Fi­nal on April 1.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

QUICK HIT: Tony Hin­schen hits the right spot for Val­leys on his way to a solid 23 on Saturday.

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