Ju­nior in­ter­town cricket

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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