Fi­nals fever in lo­cal cricket

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - SAM TURNER sam.turner@cnbtimes.com.au

FI­NALS fever got un­der­way in Mun­dub­bera over the week­end with the se­nior cricket fi­nals.

There were four matches on Satur­day (Fe­bru­ary 15) at Martin Love Oval, with a fi­nals berth on the cards for each team.

First on the agenda was the men’s team Spit­ting Co­bras verses Rollin' Over, putting on a tight con­test for the crowd.

The Spit­ting Co­bras opened the pro­ceed­ings, tout­ing a re­spectable score of 152 from their 20 overs.

A top or­der col­lapse saw them wob­ble at the start of their in­nings with Rus­sel Baker tak­ing two wick­ets early.

Justin Whe­lan was able to steady the ship by top scor­ing with 66 runs.

Doug Ku­mar was the stand out for the bowlers, tak­ing 3-12 off two overs.

Rollin’ Overs’ bat­ting was sim­ply too strong for the Spit­ting Co­bras in the end, reach­ing their to­tal just af­ter 19 overs.

A stand out dis­play to­wards the end of the in­nings from Dave Lud­wig saw Rollin’ Overs run away with the game, scor­ing an un­beaten 36 not out.

The next match saw the women’s teams the Pitch Slap­pers take on the Wicket Wack­ers, with the Pitch Slap­pers bat­ting first.

They were able to reach a to­tal of 59 runs thanks to Kelly Voss with 15 runs, fol­lowed by Lynette Kerle with nine runs.

A fight­ing dis­play from the Wicket Wack­ers' Emma saw her claim 3/6 of two overs.

The Wicket Wack­ers over­came their to­tal, all thanks to a class dis­play from Julie, clob­ber­ing 40 runs in her open­ing part­ner­ship with Jodie.

The No Ballers then took no time in stamp­ing their author­ity in their match again the Wannabees, smash­ing 86 runs, all thanks to So­phie’s 32 from 20 balls.

Their to­tal was just too much for the Wannabees, only be­ing able to reach 63 runs from their 10 overs.

Piper was in­stru­men­tal in their vic­tory, claim­ing fig­ures of 3/8 off two overs.

The fi­nal match of the evening saw the Colts take on the Bush Bash­ers, cre­at­ing great en­ter­tain­ment for the crowd.

The Colts amassed a to­tal of 113 runs, but it wasn’t enough with the Bush Bash­ers chas­ing it down with a stand­out dis­play from C Tucker on 58 not out , and W Din­gle on 26 not out.

The next round of the fi­nals will be played at Martin Love Oval in Mun­dub­bera on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 22.

Pic­tures: Sam Turner.

BIG WIN: Rollin’ Overs achiev­ing vic­tory over the Co­bra’s at Martin Love Oval.

A run out chance be­tween the Pitch Slap­pers and the Wicket Wack­ers.

The Wicket Wack­ers bowl­ing to the Pitch Slap­pers.

Mun­dub­bera ladies fi­nals be­tween the Pitch Slap­pers and the Wicket Wack­ers.

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