Scorchers off to top start in Twenty20

Maroochy Weekly - - SPORT -

SUN­SHINE Coast coach Ash­ley Holz­nagel has com­mended his charges on their com­po­sure after they surged to the top of the state pre­mier grade Twenty20 lad­der.

The Scorchers won all three of their matches last week­end to as­sume top spot on the 12-team stand­ings, with four rounds to play.

Each of the games was hard-fought but the Sun­shine Coast showed char­ac­ter and poise to claim vic­to­ries.

The team beat Gold Coast by six wick­ets and Wyn­num Manly by nine runs at Graceville on Satur­day be­fore top­pling Norths by three wick­ets.

All-rounder Alecz Day proved a key player in all matches, while young bowler Tom Olsen re­turned from in­jury with prom­ise and bats­man Nick Sel­man caused plenty of dam­age.

While they are 10th in the two-day com­pe­ti­tion this sea­son, they are in prime po­si­tion to make the four-team fi­nals of the Twenty20 for­mat.

The Scorchers have fared well in the shorter for­mat in the past, reach­ing three fi­nals. But they’re yet to claim sil­ver­ware.

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