Whilst it might be a month out from the BBL, Gold Coast’s Max Bryant was in a destructive mood out at Toombul’s Ken Mackay Oval as he brought up a century by lunch in just 72 balls. The Dolphins opener finished with 157 (103), as the Gold Coast reached 5-dec/421 (Callum Taylor 75*, Xavier Bartlett 63* and Michael Neser 55) and have Toombul 1/32 at stumps.
Out at Graceville, Sam Truloff brought up back-to-back centuries for Western Suburbs as he guided his Bulldogs to a strong Day 1 position of 8/314. Truloff finished the day unbeaten on 115* and was well supported throughout the innings by Patrick Collins (70)and Paddy Dooley (35).
In the clash between South Brisbane and Ipswich the runs flowed at Norman Gray Oval, with Hornets batting first and amassing 380 off 85 overs as the top order of Anthony Wilson (53), Bryn Llewellyn (66) and Harry Wood (72) all contributed. In reply South Brisbane had a tricky little batting session late on Day 1, with Hornets claiming 2/22 and sealing first day honours.
Out at Bill Albury Oval, Wynnum-Manly had a solid batting day against reigning Two-Day premiers University of QLD as the Sea Eagles reached 8/300 through contributions from David Toft (84) and Nick King (53).
Northern Suburbs looked to bounce back on the road against Valley with a strong team bowling performance, as they dismissed Valley for 184 and are 1/66 in reply. For the Vikings it was Noah McFadyen who led the way with figures of 3/44 and was well supported by Josh Brown (2/18), Will Prestwidge (2/26) and Connor Sully (2/37).
In the final fixture of the Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade competition, it was tough battle up the coast at Kerry Emery Oval as the Scorchers fought back from early trouble (3/15) to reach 7/258 at stumps. The Scorchers fight back was led by a gritty century from Alecz Day (128* off 267 balls) and further support by Nick Selman (62).
In the Katherine Raymont Shield on Sunday, it was a thriller out at Trevor Hohns Field as Sandgate-Redcliffe and University of QLD took their fixture down to the wire. Batting first the Gators were dismissed for 163, with University of QLD’s Emmie Blamey (4/34) and Charni Bloxsom (4/26) the chief destroyers with the ball.
In reply the Students were in early trouble at 3/24, before in-form Ruby Strange produced a run-a-ball 52 to bring University into a strong position. However an inspired spell of off-spin from Sandgate-Redcliffe’s Darcey Johnson (6/27) had the Students wobbling in the chase, as they reached the winning target nine-down thanks to a useful Neve Lynch innings of 20 at number 7.
The reigning premiers Sunshine Coast looked to continue their recent form at home and posted 9/223 against Western Suburbs. For the Scorchers it was Charlotte Lutz (65) and Taylor Stumer (56) who did the damage with the bat, as Western Suburbs Ashleigh Sims took 3/22 with the ball.
In reply Western Suburbs shot out of the gates thanks to skipper Annie Wikman, who brought up her maiden Women’s First Grade century in style and finished on 112* off 115 balls. The captain’s knock was well supported by contributions from Eloise Schabe (37) and Naiya Varidel (31), as the Western Suburbs victory was brought up in the 42nd over only losing three wickets.
At Bill Albury Oval, the bayside team of Wynnum-Manly/Redlands played host to Valley who produced a strong team performance with both ball and bat to claim a dominant bonus point victory. Batting first the bayside team were dismissed for 154, with Holly Barr (63) the main contributor with the bat as Valley’s Sierra Jeh (2/32), Christina Coulson (2/23) and Sianna Ginger (2/37) all delivered with the ball.
In chasing, the Valley innings was dominated by wicketkeeper-bat Kira Holmes (61* off 72 balls) and Abby Harris (37 off 25 balls) as they reached the target in the 27th over just shy of a double bonus point.
The final fixture in the Katherine Raymont Shield saw Ipswich host Gold Coast at Baxter Oval, with the former Hornet Macy Hauser being the main bowling weapon for the Dolphins as her 4/19 helped dismiss Ipswich for 136. Whilst the Dolphins lost some wickets early in the chase, they were able to reach the target for an easy bonus point victory due to the return of former Kath Smith Medal winner Abigail Godfrey (35) and Norma Ovasuru (42*).
In the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition the action continued on Sunday in the penultimate round.
There were victories to Darling Downs, Redlands, Gold Coast, Wynnum-Manly, Toombul, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich.
The top of the table clash between Gold Coast and Western Suburbs all but confirmed the Dolphins as the top seed in the South/West zone, with Western Suburbs guaranteed to finish in second place and qualify for Semi Finals.
Over in the North/East zone, Sunshine Coast and Redlands hold the Top-2 spots going into the final round whilst Northern Suburbs and Toombul are still in pursuit. The standout individual performances from the round included Sunshine Coast’s Jared Jackson (5/14), Wynnum-Manly’s Jackson Steinhardt (2/19 and 83*) and Toombul’s Jack Balkin (58* and 3/29).
Across the KFC QLD Premier Cricket Competition there were other stellar individual performances on the weekend, including Valley’s Harry Willmington with figures of 7/20 in Second Grade, Wynnum-Manly leg-spinner Aditya Ghai with 7/36 in Sixth Grade and Gold Coast’s Dan Doran , the former Queensland leggie, claiming 5/27 in Third Grade.
KFC QUEENSLAND PREMIER CRICKET TEAM OF THE WEEK
Max Bryant. 157 (103). Gold Coast. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Annie Wikman. 112* (115). Western Suburbs. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Sam Truloff. 115* (191). Western Suburbs. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
J Steinhardt. 83* (122). Wynnum-Manly. The Lord’s Taverners Competition.
Alecz Day. 128* (267). Sunshine Coast. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Holly Bar. 63 (71). Wynnum-Manly. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Joshua Welsh. 94 (130). Valley. Roy Tanner Shield [5th].
Harry Willmington. 7/20. Valley. Alan Pettigrew Shield [2nd].
Aditya Ghai. 7/36. Wynnum-Manly. WEP Harris Shield [6th]
Darcey Johnson. 6/27. Sandgate-Redcliffe. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Macy Hauser. 4/19. Gold Coast. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Jared Jackson. 5/14. Sunshine Coast. The Lord’s Taverners Competition.
Charni Bloxsom. 4/26. University of Queensland. Katherine Raymont Shield.
The coming weekend will see the conclusion of the existing Two-Day round across all Men’s Grades, then on Sunday the Katherine Raymont Shield continues its One Day fixtures, along with the Jodie Fields Shield, the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition has its last fixture round before Semi Finals, whilst the Under-19 Male competition also has its third round of fixtures in an actioned packed weekend of KFC QLD Premier Cricket.
Queensland Cricket recognises and acknowledges the support of KFC, Sci-Fleet Motors and Kookaburra in sponsoring QLD Premier Cricket in season 2021-22
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