Ton of trouble for Past Grammars
THEY say catches win matches.
If that’s the case, Past Grammars let a chance of beating Bundaberg Brothers slip through their fingers at Maryborough’s Newtown Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Rum City batsman Jarrod Laycock was dropped early in his innings and the Wide Bay representative made the Maryborough team pay for that let-off.
He blasted 142 not out as Brothers scored an impressive eight for 228 off their 40 overs.
Laycock’s innings included nine sixes and he scored his runs off just 98 balls.
Spinner Luke Beatty felt the full force of Laycock’s onslaught, being hit for 24 off one over before finishing with figures of three for 88 off eight overs.
In reply, Past Grammars, who had earlier in the day had Brothers in trouble at six for 86 before Laycock went on the attack, were all-out for 127.
Brad Mitchell (25) and Beatty (42) were the only batsmen to offer much resistance.
In the all Fraser Coast showdown of the round, the Mariners beat Australs by five wickets at Urangan’s Keith Dunne Oval.
Australs batted first and scored 144. Opener Matthew Rook (35) and Paul Mathiesen (23) top-scored for the Maryborough team.
Scott Maloney, four for 24, did the damage with the ball.
The Mariners scored five for 147 in reply with David Abel (43 not out) and Julian Ellis (33) paving the way for victory.
Across the Waves completed a winning trip to the Fraser Coast for Rum City teams after they beat Bushrangers by 59 runs at Torquay’s N. E. McLean Oval.
World record one-day innings holder, Englishman Oliver Hardaker, top-scored with 60 as Across the Waves scored seven for 180.
All-rounder Shane Muller took four for 27 including the wicket of the Hardaker.
In reply, Bushrangers were going well at three for 87 before collapsing to be all-out for 121.
Jordan Darlington (37), Brad Quinn and Muller (20) were the best of the batsmen.
The trip north to Bundaberg proved worthwhile for Cavaliers after the Hervey Bay team beat Norths by three wickets.
Norths scored eight for 161 off their 40 overs.
Shane Bird, three for 19, and Jamie Walker, two for 29, were the pick of the bowlers.
Cavaliers started the run chase well with opener Josh Dugdale (43) and Andrew Pyne (41) sharing a partnership of 87.
Greg Knox (38 not out) steered Cavaliers to seven for 163.