The coming weekend will see the start of another Two-Day round across all Men’s Grades, then on Sunday the Katherine Raymont Shield T20 doubleheaders continue, along with Jodie Fields Shield, the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition and Kookaburra One Day Semi Final action in Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade Competition and Men’s Second Grade.
Elsewhere the Kirby Short Cup looks to see some gameplay after the opening round was abandoned due to last Friday’s storms and the Over-40s Competition will play their first round of games on Sunday as well.
Ian Healy Oval will host the first day-night semi-final of the Kookaburra One Day competition when Norths host Valley on Sunday, with the match starting at 1.30pm.
The Shaw Road complex at Kalinga has three floodlit fields, forming part of the National Cricket Campus which will be completed next year when the Allan Border Field redevelopment that is currently underway is finished.
The opening Two-Day round of the Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade Competition last weekend lived up to the Rivalry Round tag, as a mixture of results suggests that the Cam Battersby Cup will be hotly contested throughout the 2021-22 summer.
South Brisbane claimed the biggest victory of the round as they successfully defended 205, as Valley resumed Day 2 on 2-129. For the Magpies, it was Sam Geyer (4/44) and James Ward (3/45) who did the damage with the ball to lead Souths to an 11-run victory.
The other thrilling fixture of the round was played out between Toombul and Northern Suburbs, with the Battle of Buckland decided in the final overs. Chasing Toombul’s 361, Northern Suburbs were in early trouble at 2-0 before several middle and lower order partnerships got them to 6-300 with draw or victory in sight. However a late flurry of wickets in the evening (Ronan McDonald 4/60 and Ryan Walker 3/46) saw Toombul dismiss Norths for 317 in the 93rd over.
Redlands having already claimed first innings points on Day 1 pushed for an outright against Wynnum-Manly, but were kept at bay by the Sea Eagles (7-240) in the second innings. Western Suburbs proved too good for University of QLD, resuming from a dominate Day 1 position to claim first innings points (Pat Collins 78) and have the Students in some second innings trouble at 6-94 (Arjun Nair 3/30).
Sandgate-Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast Scorchers played out a draw at Trevor Hohns Field, with the Gators reaching 7-289 (Caden Sweeney 71) in reply to the Scorchers 9-365. Unfortunately the wild weather of Friday night wiped out any chance of play at Bill Pippen Oval, with Gold Coast and Ipswich taking a draw in that clash.
With the WBBL drawing near, the Katherine Raymont Shield T20 action continued on Sunday with University of QLD maintaining their undefeated record in this format (6 wins from 6 games). The Kayo Freebies Match of the Day was dominated by University’s Charli Knott who continued her stellar start to the 2021-22 season.
Playing against her former club Valley, Knott batted through the innings to score 95* off 65 balls and guide the Students to 5-148, before claiming the tidy figures of 1/18 off her 4 overs. In University’s afternoon fixture, it was Laura Kimmince who starred with the bat smashing 128* off 64 balls (18 x 4s and 5 x 6s) as the Students 5-197 proved too much for Western Suburbs.
Across the T20 doubleheader weekend, Sandgate-Redcliffe kept pace with University of QLD as two wins helped them remain undefeated in the T20 format as well (5 wins and 1 tie). The Gold Coast Dolphins also took wins in both fixtures, with Brisbane Heat allrounder Courtney Sippel continuing to be a match-winner with bat and ball.
The Jodie Fields Shield action continued with Round 3 on Sunday as South Brisbane, Western Suburbs and University of QLD maintained their undefeated start, along with victories to Northern Suburbs and Sunshine Coast.
Elsewhere on Sunday the Lord’s Taverners One Day Competition resumed, with frontrunners Sunshine Coast and Western Suburbs remaining undefeated, whilst Toombul, Gold Coast, University of QLD, South Brisbane and Darling Downs SWQ also recorded victories.
Western Suburbs produced the most notable individual performances, with Ravijit Singh Buttar scoring the competition’s first hundred (100) and teammate Pranshu Dave claiming 5/39 to put him atop the wicket-takers list. It was a great week for Western Suburbs, who also claimed the inaugural Lord’s Taverners T20 Competition title on Wednesday with a thrilling win over Redlands.
Across the KFC QLD Premier Cricket Competition, Redlands have started strong taking victories in 5 of the 6 Men’s grades in the two-day round. There were also a couple of notable bowling performances from Western Suburbs players, with Lachlan Holmes (5th Grade) taking 7/20 and Matthew Gibbs (4th Grade) taking 6/30 in their sides victories on Saturday.
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