Junior intertown cricket
JUNIOR CRICKET: Proserpine’s first inter-town junior cricket clash against Bowen for the season was held Last Sunday.
The kids took to the fields in three age groups, starting with the Woolworths Under-10 Masters Blasters. As Bowen has only started running the program this season, numbers heading south for a match were limited. This did not stop them though, the Prossie youngsters came out in force and players were mixed together to make four teams. Some great form was seen, with sixes and fours being hit and kids reaching 50s and raising the bat.
Special mention has to go to Donny Pettiford who managed a 50 in both of his innings. The Under-12s saw Bowen take to the field a couple of players short and in true sportsmanship, Proserpine lent some players to help field. Proserpine finished with a tidy 100 runs from 25 overs as Lewis top-scored with 23.
Bowen came out with a point to prove and Wes Homewood got the runs ticking over, scoring 24, however Bowen lost a few cheap wickets. The game could have gone either way until the last ball when Bowen scored two runs to win the match by one.
Under-16s took to the turf pitch with Bowen winning the toss and sending Prossie into bat. Proserpine got off to a shaky start, losing three quick wickets before Jack Pini and Ben Nosworthy came in and put a 63-run partnership on. Proserpine finished with a modest total of 97. With their strike attack off at school representative commitments, Proserpine knew it was going to be a tough ask to defend this total. Bowen got off to a good start, turning the strike over with singles and the occasional boundary. Proserpine then introduced a couple of spinners and started to get some wickets however they had left their run too late and Bowen came away with the win.