Wins for Brook, Gladstone

It was a good day for the bowlers at Crystal Brook on Saturday as the Brook lost 7 wickets on their way to chasing down Georgetown's meagre score.

Meanwhile, at Gladstone, Redhill suffered their second crushing defeat in as many weeks as they were rolled for 60 and were only able to take one wicket.

Laura had the bye.

Crystal Brook v Georgetown

Brook hangs on for three-wicket win

Georgetown won the toss and elected to bat, opening with Shane Ballantyne and Matt Keen.

The pair were cautious as they faced the bowling of Crystal Brook's opening duo, Josh and Jake Clements and they took Georgetown's total to 27 without loss.

The first wicket to fall was that of Matt Keen, who had to depart for 12 when his off stump was clipped by a Josh Clements delivery.

Cody Robson made his way to the middle and was able to contribute 9 runs toward a 24 run partnership with Ballantyne before he was caught off the bowling of Tom Kerin with the score at 2/51.

Matt Fejo made a quick fire 7 before he was dismissed by Will Combe.

Ballantyne was removed for 28 when he spooned up an easy catch off Kerin's bowling.

With only 66 runs on the board, Georgetown badly needed to put together a partnership.

Andrew Henderson and John Ballantyne were able to oblige with a 27 run pairing to take the score to 93 but the next 5 wickets fell for the addition of only 3 runs.

Steve Merkel tore through Georgetown's tail, taking 4 wickets in 10 balls including a hattrick in his final three balls.

He finished with remarkable figures of 4/0 from 1.4 overs.

Tom Kerin took 2/11/4 while Will Combe picked up 2/19/8.

Josh Clements and Leo Coates claimed one wicket apiece as they restricted Georgetown to 10/96 from 35.4 overs.

Steve Merkel and Leo Coates put on an opening partnership of 27 runs as they set about chasing down Georgetown's total.

Merkel was the first to go, caught by Andrew Henderson off the bowling of Matt Keen for 15.

This was the first of 5 wickets for Keen, who played a significant part in giving Georgetown a fighting chance of defending their small total.

Casey French picked up the wicket of Leo Coates (20) and Matt Fejo bowled Hayden Hooper (21).

With the score at 4/79, victory seemed inevitable for Crystal Brook but Matt Keen shook things up with his second spell.

He removed Peter Hombsch for 4 by taking a catch off his own bowling and then proceeded to rattle the stumps of Jake Clements (0) and Josh Clements (1) to bring the Brook's total to 7/90.

Crystal Brook were able to hang on for a three wicket win thanks to Campbell Combe (18 not out) and Tom Kerin (3 not out).

Matt Keen finished with 5/30 from 10.1 overs.

Matt Fejo and Casey French took one wicket each.

Gladstone v Redhill

Redhill suffers crushing defeat

Redhill travelled to Gladstone on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from their nine wicket loss to Georgetown the previous week.

However, their batting woes continued as only two batsmen were able to make it into double figures.

Ben Pilkington (12) and Cooper Hayes (16 not out) were the only standouts for Redhill in an innings that included 5 ducks and 16 sundries.

Jack Flavel was the destroyer for Gladstone as he picked up 6/21 from 9 overs including four maidens.

Jesse Philps bowled 8 very tight overs to take 2/11.

Flynn Hayes and Riley Hayes picked up one wicket each at the end of the innings to restrict Redhill to 10/60 after 26 overs.

Gladstone made short work of Redhill's total, requiring only 10.4 overs to pass the score.

Tom Harslett was the only batsman to be dismissed, caught by Cam Kerr off the bowling of Dan Hayes for 24 with the score at 1/30.

Dylan Hansen (15 not out) and Riley Hennessy (12 not out) got the job done for Gladstone to hand their side a 9 wicket win and an almost certain finals berth.

Dan Hayes finished with 1/18 from 3 overs.