Crack­ing Jones ton lights up the Knights

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport - JAMES BRESNEHAN

Rene­gades at Gee­long and is ex­pected to be fur­ther as­sessed by Vic­to­rian med­i­cal of­fi­cials.

Pat­tin­son played his first Sh­effield Shield match in 20 months at the start of Novem­ber and played four games in a row be­fore the BBL break.

He then got through six Big Bash games, tak­ing four wick­ets, but this lat­est in­jury could have greater im­pli­ca­tions.

Pat­tin­son, who has 70 Test wick­ets but played his last game for Aus­tralia in Fe­bru­ary, 2016, was be­ing talked about as a likely mem­ber of the Aus­tralian squad for the Ashes in Eng­land this year.

He was look­ing to push his case in the sec­ond half of the shield sea­son, which re­sumes on Fe­bru­ary 23.

His avail­abil­ity for the Vics will how­ever de­pend on his re­cov­ery from his lat­est in­jury. A SWASHBUCKLING cen­tury by Brady Jones de­liv­ered an in­cred­i­ble vic­tory to the King­bor­ough Knights in their clash with South Ho­bart-Sandy Bay at Queen­bor­ough yes­ter­day in the fi­nal round of the CTPL Twenty20 games.

The Sharks posted 6-185 — and lost about three balls in the process — and when King­bor­ough lost opener Back­house at 1-17, it looked an im­pos­ing moun­tain to climb.

But the blaz­ing blade of Jones slayed the home side’s bowl­ing at­tack as he cut, drove and mostly hoiked the Sharks to all points of the com­pass, as they replied with 1-187 off 18.5.

Jones’s match­win­ning 100 came off only 52 balls and in­cluded seven shots to the fence and six over it.

It was a sec­ond CTPL T20 cen­tury for Jones — Clarence’s TSL foot­ball cap­tain — and yes­ter­day a ca­reer-best knock af­ter his other one at Kingston Beach Oval eight years ago.

“The wicket was pretty flat so I thought we could do it if we got a few part­ner­ships go­ing,” Jones said.

“I had a bit of fun. It’s good to be back play­ing T20 with the boys. It’s a good young group and it’s en­joy­able to be around them.

“I wanted to play the full sea­son but I’m re­ally busy at the mo­ment. I’ve got a new role at work, footy pre­sea­son, we’re build­ing a house and the mis­sus is about 19 weeks preg­nant.

“But I thought I’d sneak in and play some Twen­ty20s.”

Lind­is­farne and Clarence warmed up for their CTPL Twenty20 grand fi­nal show­down with big wins.

Sec­ond-placed Clarence re­stricted Greater North­ern to 7-105 with Alis­tair Tay­lor (28 off 31) the best of the vis­i­tors.

The Roos were bru­tal with the bat, bash­ing 5-106 off only 7.1 overs, led by man of the match Harry Al­lanby, who ham­mered 43 runs off 12 balls (seven fours and two sixes), adding to his 2-21 with the ball.

Raider’s spin­ner Alex Ker­ri­son was the most suc­cess­ful bowler of the day, tak­ing 3-46, in­clud­ing the scalp of Al­lanby.

Opener Mac Wright (89 off 66 no) steered lad­der leader Lind­is­farne to a solid win over New Town at An­zac Park.

The Two Blues made 2-156 and de­spite the best ef­forts of New Town opener John Fer­gu­son (67 off 65 no), the Bucks pulled up short at 6-131.

Glenorchy had a com­fort­able win over Uni­ver­sity at KGV.

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