Bushrangers twist the Tigers’ tail for victory

Bushrangers opener Tony Andrews slashes through the off side during the match against Hervey Bay Tigers.
Bushrangers opener Tony Andrews slashes through the off side during the match against Hervey Bay Tigers. Valerie Horton

TONY Andrews put on a batting master class en route to powering the Bushrangers to a comfortable 102-run bonus point victory over Hervey Bay Tigers at Urangan's Keith Dunne Oval on Saturday.

Andrews continued his good start to the 2013 Fraser Coast A-grade season by belting 91 - his second half century during this campaign - to help the visitors post 9-205.

Despite getting off to a encouraging start, the Tigers' innings never got any momentum as they were bundled out for 103 in reply.

Bushrangers all-rounder Bradley Quinn said last week's shock loss to Australs led to a change in attitude from the team.

"Our attitude was what cost us last week," he said.

"We tried to be a little more positive and concentrate for longer periods than we did against Australs.

"We came in and out of the game but we were a little bit more consistent."

You would assume that looking at the final score it was a respectable performance by the Bushrangers, but Quinn said it wasn't as convincing as it suggests.

The Bushrangers, after making an excellent start with opener Andrews, who was backed up well by Kurtis Everett (33) and Quinn (31), lost its last six wickets for 57.

Quinn admitted the team's middle and lower order lacked some big hitters and a killer instinct.

"We should have scored 240 or 250, but we only scraped through to 200," he said.

Perhaps Quinn is nit-picking, but the cold hard truth is it was far from the thorough, start-to-finish performance that would have Past Grammars watching over their shoulder anytime soon.

Nevertheless, Quinn is confident the Bushrangers can improve to be able to match it with the competition's benchmark.

"We've picked up two middle to lower order batsmen in Jarryd Hamilton and Jeff Allman. We tend to fall away from six onwards so hopefully they can contribute and strengthen that area up a bit," he said.

Saturday's match marked the first time Quinn has bowled since undergoing surgery on his right elbow in early-November.

The right-arm leg spinner showed he hasn't lost his touch, claiming four wickets to bowl out the Tigers in the 33rd over.

"It has pulled up all right," Quinn said about his elbow.

"It's a little bit stiff but there is no pain which is good."

The Tigers were 1-54 at one stage in the run chase with Julian Ellis (22), Dan Poacher (18) and Chris Medwin (17) all making promising starts.

But wickets begun to tumble regularly with Bushrangers paceman Dale Paxton taking three scalps and Quinn mopping up the tail.

Topics:  fraser coast cricket

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