Laura firms top position

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Laura continued their good form to defeat Georgetown on Saturday and cement their position at the top of the ladder at the end of Round 1.

Redhill were forced to forfeit to Gladstone due to lack of numbers.

Georgetown v Laura

Georgetown won the toss and elected to bat but opener Cody Robson was unable to continue his good form from last week and was caught at slip off spinner Rick Willis for a duck.

Georgetown 0/6. Shane Ballantyne and Matt Fejo tried to build the innings and see off the new ball but Laura’s tight bowling meant that Georgetown were tied down to 1/41 at drinks.

Ballantyne and Fejo tried to pick up the pace after drinks but lost their wickets in the process.

Ballantyne was trapped LBW by Koby Turner for 36 and Fejo was out for 15, attempting a big shot off Dale Tenney’s bowling.

This was the first of 5 wickets for Tenney who made short work of the Georgetown lower order.

Riley Davenport was able to add some degree of respectability to the score line with a solid knock of 28 runs before he chopped a Jaran Turner delivery onto his stumps.

Georgetown completed their overs with the score at 9/95. Dale Tenney was the best of Laura’s bowlers, taking 5/40/12.

Koby Nettle bowled 12 very tight overs to finish with 2/21 including 5 maidens.

Rick Willis and Jaran Turner took 1 wicket apiece.

Laura set about chasing down Georgetown’s score and Rick Willis looked to have picked up where he left off from his century last week as he played some beautiful cover drives.

Eventually, he tried one too many and was caught at cover off the bowling of Riley Davenport for 16.

Laura set about chasing down Georgetown’s score and Rick Willis looked to have picked up where he left off from his century last week as he played some beautiful cover drives.

The next two wickets went to spin bowler, Cody Robson, who had Jaran Turner caught at point for 17 and Andrew Fleming caught at mid on for 13.

Laura were 3/60. However, Georgetown’s hopes of a miracle were dashed by Michael Gaunt and Scott Brand who guided their side to victory.

Gaunt finished with 20 not out and Brand with 18 not out as Laura passed the score 3 wickets down.

Robson was the best of Georgetown’s bowlers with 2/19/4 while Riley Davenport took 1/13/2.