Redhill v Laura
Redhill hosted Laura on Saturday, hoping to secure a win and keep their finals hopes alive. Redhill batted first and Dan Hayes got his side off to a good start with a solid knock of 28. But it was bad news from then on, as no other batsman was able to make it into double figures and Redhill crumbled to be all out for 83.
Ziek Kay was the best of Laura’s bowlers, taking 3/24/4. Rick Willis, Koby Millington and Koby Nettle each took two wickets while Jaran Turner chipped in with one wicket.
Redhill gave themselves a chance to defend their small total, with Larry Klingner dismissing Scott Brand for 1 with the score at 1/6. But Sam Zanker and Ziek Kay were able to steady the innings for Laura, putting on 49 runs for the second wicket before Zanker was trapped LBW by Louis Cummins for 12 with the score at 2/55. Ziek Kay lost two more batting partners cheaply but was able to get the job done for his team. He finished with 54 not out as Laura passed Redhill’s score with 6 wickets in hand. Louis Cummins had the best bowling figures for Redhill, taking 2/44/8. Dan Hayes and Larry Klingner took 1 wicket each.
Gladstone v Georgetown
Gladstone won the toss and sent Georgetown in to bat under overcast skies. It was a decision that paid off for Gladstone as opening bowler Jack Flavel had Shane Ballantyne caught behind for 3. Jesse Philps then struck twice in two consecutive balls to remove Cody Robson for 5 and Andrew Henderson for a duck. Georgetown were struggling at 3/12 but were able to put together some partnerships in the middle order to steady the innings. Brett Ballantyne (31), Alison Henderson (50) and Matt Fejo (50) got Georgetown to a solid position of 7/164.
Stephen Hollow (11) and Shaun Noonan (15) chipped in to get their team to a competitive total of 10/185. Jed Hennessy bowled well for Gladstone and cleaned up the tail to finish with 5/25/7. Jesse Philps took 2/56/12 while Kieran Glenn, Riley Hayes and Jack Flavel all finished with one wicket each.
Gladstone made a solid start to their run chase with Craig Woolford and Kieran Glenn putting on 33 runs for the first wicket. Woolford was the first to go, bowled by Stephen Hollow for 10 and Glenn departed shortly after, caught in the slips off the bowling of Matt Fejo for 20. Dylan Hansen (28) and Riley Hennessy (15) batted well together to take the score to 2/81 and give their side a chance. But Gladstone suffered a middle order batting collapse, losing 5/8 to find themselves in trouble at 7/89. In spite of contributions from Riley Hayes (14), Jesse Philps (13) and Nathan May (10), Gladstone were all out for 126, well short of the 185 required. It was an even bowling performance from Georgetown, with 6 different bowlers taking wickets.
Shaun Noonan, Brett Ballantyne and Jayden Burgess took 2 wickets each while Cody Robson, Matt Fejo and Stephen Hollow finished with 1 wicket apiece.