Val­leys take out War­riors af­ter rain

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

CRICKET: An un­der-strength Val­leys side was lucky to come away with the points af­ter se­cur­ing vic­tory against the War­riors at the week­end.

Win­ning the toss and bat­ting, War­riors strug­gled with Val­leys open­ing bowl­ing duo Mike Hope (3/24) and Ricky Parslow (2/35) mak­ing short work of War­riors’ top or­der.

Adam Pass­field (23) was the only bats­man to show some re­sis­tance be­fore Hope struck the timber.

Aaron Re­gan (1/18) and Tony Hin­schen (2/35) kept the runs to a min­i­mum and wick­ets flow­ing as War­riors were look­ing to be bun­dled out for less than 100.

A promis­ing last wicket part­ner­ship be­tween Shane Knight (14 not out) and young­ster Matthew Hansen (38) helped the War­riors crack the hun­dred and fin­ish on 8/124 af­ter 30 overs.

Val­leys were off to a less than per­fect start, los­ing two quick wick­ets thanks to some tight bowl­ing from young­ster Matthew Shoe­bridge (2/31).

With an ac­tion some­what rem­i­nis­cent of his fa­ther and older brother, Matthew will be a force with the ball as he con­tin­ues to grow and find his feet in se­nior cricket.

Ricky Parslow (45) was again re­li­able with ball and bat, comb­ing with Brett Simp­son (46 not out) to put a win in Val­leys sights.

Young­ster Re­gan Knight (1/0) did all the work to have Parslow caught and bowled, how­ever with only a few runs needed for vic­tory it was too lit­tle, too late with Val­leys home by seven wick­ets.

This Satur­day will see Val­leys tak­ing on Cane­cut­ters, with the game to start at 12.30pm at the Proser­pine Cricket Grounds.

New or re­turn­ing play­ers are al­ways wel­come.

Con­tact Dale Men­gel on 0410 895 191 or visit the Facebook page for more in­for­ma­tion.


POUR­ING DOWN: War­rick Watts, Re­gan Knight, Matt Hansen, Howard McDon­ald and Matt Shoe­bridge break­ing for rain af­ter the sixth over.

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