Bowlers tri­umph in heat

Rep cricket sea­son be­gins

Balonne Beacon - - SPORT - Nick Hill

The South­west Queens­land re­gional cricket com­pe­ti­tion kicked off on the week­end, with Roma tak­ing on St Ge­orge at the Gal­las Fox Oval on Satur­day evening.

O’Brien Toy­ota Player of the Match went to St Ge­orge’s spear­head bowler Tom McDonnell who bat­tled well with the ball to re­strict Roma bats­men to 218 from 40 overs.

McDonnell man­aged to bag fig­ures of 7/28 off his seven overs and put St Ge­orge in with a great chance to grab a win away from home.

Un­for­tu­nately for St Ge­orge, the trend con­tin­ued in the sec­ond in­nings and it turned out to be a day for the bowlers with St Ge­orge bats­men up fail­ing to reach the tar­get.

There were strong bat­ting dis­plays from opener Wally Bell, 25 runs, and Du­gald McIn­tosh in the mid­dle or­der notch­ing up 52 runs.

But it was never go­ing to be enough, with the Roma bowlers com­ing home strong­est, dis­miss­ing St Ge­orge for 133.

PHO­TOS: ELLEN RANSLEY

BOWL­ING OUT: St Ge­orge bowled first, bowl­ing out Roma in the 40th over.

The heat couldn’t keep St Ge­orge from putting up a fight.

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