Wyvill is hit with bat and ball

IT WASN'T a rule book which decided Cavaliers fate in round four of the Fraser Coast Cricket A grade competition on Saturday.

Cavaliers, who believed they had beaten Past Grammars in the previous round before Fraser Coast officials decided otherwise, bounced back from that disappointment by crushing Australs by seven wickets at Urangan's Keith Dunne Oval.

All-rounder Edgar Wyvill led the way for Cavaliers.

Wyvill took three wickets for 27 and grabbed a catch to help restrict the Maryborough team to eight for 179 off their 40 overs.

Paul Mathiesen (48) and Ben Hosking (37) top-scored for Australs.

In reply, Wyvill scored 74 as Cavaliers reached three for 183 with more than seven overs left.

He shared a 112-run second-wicket partnership with opener Andrew Pyne (43) to help set up the win before the big-hitting Adam Kratzmann (42 not out) finished the job.

In the other game of the round played at the venue, another all-rounder, Darren Rasmussen, starred for the struggling Cougars but it was all in vain in the all-Hervey Bay showdown with Bushrangers.

Bushrangers, the defending premiers and unbeaten competition leaders, won the game by 144 runs but comes as no surprise when the Cougars could only field eight players, two of who didn't bat during the Cougars run-chase.

Bushrangers batted first and took full advantage of all the gaps in the field, scoring a massive 273.

Jordan Darlington (49), Curtis Groves (42) and Mark Ferguson (41) ensured the fielders spent plenty of time chasing leather.

Matt Palin (four for 49) was the pick of the bowlers but Rasmussen had a big say in events as well.

He started the innings as wicket-keeper and gloved four catches before taking off the pads and taking wicket with his bowling.

In reply, the Cougars were all-out for 129, a score that would have been a lot worse had it not been for Rasmussen's gutsy innings of 87.

Second-placed Past Grammars were also big winners in the round, beating the Mariners by seven-wickets at Maryborough's Newtown Oval.

The Mariners batted first but Marty Burrows ensured they wouldn't post a big total.

He captured six for 25 as the Mariners slipped from three for 86 to be all-out for 120.

Scott Maloney (44) top-scored for the Mariners before becoming Burrows first victim.

The Past Grammars batsmen didn't find the going so tough in reply as openers Cameron Lund (35) and Sam Chew (50) shared a 91-run partnership to set up the victory.



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