Bushrangers deliver crushing blow
BUSHRANGERS ambushed their cricketing opponents in the combined Fraser Coast/Bundaberg A-grade competition at Torquay’s N. E. McLean Oval on Saturday.
The Hervey Bay club crushed North Bundaberg by a massive 186 runs in the one-day clash.
Bushrangers batted first and scored an impressive eight for 256 off their 40 overs.
All-rounder Shane Muller led the way with a powerful 77.
Muller was well supported by Jordan Darlington (62), Andrew Neilsen (26), Bradley Quinn (23) and Troy Ignatenko (22 not out).
In reply, North Bundaberg crashed to be all-out for 70.
Only two players, Jack McGovern (13) and Trevor Glass (10) reached double figures as Muller, four for 12, Quinn, two for 10, and Jason Riley, two for 19, wreaked havoc with the ball.
Another Hervey Bay team, Cavaliers, was also in winning form against Rum City rivals at Urangan’s Keith Dunne Oval.
Cavaliers beat Brothers by four wickets in a high-scoring affair.
Brothers scored 250 with the bowling honours shared by Tom Freshwater, three for 58, Greg Knox, three for 42, and Adam Kraztman, three for 42.
Veteran’s Edgar Wyvill and Ron Hunt starred in the successful run-chase.
Wyvill scored 93 while Hunt, who was playing his first game of the season, finished unbeaten on 70.
In the all-Fraser Coast showdown of the round, a century from Paul Sanders paved the way for Past Grammars to beat the Mariners by 70 runs at Maryborough’s Newtown Oval.
Sanders (104 off 88 balls) and Shaun Nitz (78) shared a 137-run fifth-wicket partnership to guide their team to eight for 254 after it was struggling at four for 68 at one stage.
Aiden Worth, three for 58, was the pick of the bowlers.
In reply, Scott Maloney scored 73 not out and Tim Weir 31 not out as the Mariners scored six for 184.
Ash Renouf, two for 46, and Luke Beatty, two for 23, returned the best figures.