Out at Trevor Hohns Field, Sandgate-Redcliffe and Valley were locked in a low-scoring tussle with the visitors sitting precariously at 8/143 early on Day 2 still 23 runs behind the Gators. From here the Valley lower order of Zanden Jeh (64) and Harry Collier (47*) saw their side home to victory and take first innings points.
Redlands played host to Ipswich in what shaped as a strong match-up as the Tigers looked to chase 248. But the Hornets came out of the gates fast as Harry Wood (4/51) and Sean Lutter (4/23) ripped through the Redlands top order to claim victory.
In another hard-fought contest it was Toombul who claimed victory over South Brisbane, coming from 4/96 to chase down the Magpies score of 262 late on Day 2, thanks to Jarryd Blake’s innings (90*) and well supported by Jack Webster’s middle order knock (40).
Away at Ian Healy Oval, Western Suburbs flexed their muscles against Northern Suburbs as they continued on from a dominant Day 1 which already saw first innings points claimed. Perennial run machine Sam Truloff brought up his first hundred of the 2021/22 campaign (134*), as Wests achieved maximum batting points as they reached 6/350.
Coming off of the high of their John McKnoulty Cup victory in the Kookaburra One Day format the previous weekend, the Gold Coast Dolphins continued their strong run of form as they were too good for Wynnum-Manly bowling them out for 173 (Jackson Smith 3/30 and Callum Taylor 3/31).
Finally, reigning two-day premiers University of QLD turned out a strong allround performance with the ball to bowl Sunshine Coast out for 189 in reply to their mammoth 8/373.
In the Katherine Raymont Shield on Sunday, reigning One Day premiers Sunshine Coast claimed bragging rights over Gold Coast in the rematch of last season’s Grand Final with a dominant double bonus point victory.
Batting first, the Scorchers amassed 7/252 (Lucy Hamilton 58 and Emma McCord 48), before their bowling was too good for the Dolphins (Lucy Hamilton 3/12).
It was a thriller out at Graceville, with Western Suburbs and Ipswich playing it out to the final wicket. Set a target of 198 by Ipswich (Trinity Doyle 68*), Western Suburbs were in early trouble at 3/13 and then again at 7/128, before wicketkeeper Scarlett Varidel (33*) guided the lower order across the line nine-down and with seven balls to spare.
Top of the ladder University of QLD maintained their position with a strong bonus point victory over Wynnum-Manly/Redlands.
Batting first the Students compiled 8/188 (Gillian Chalmers 59*), before early strikes with the ball had the Bayside team on the backfoot and could never recover as they were dismissed for 102 (Ruby Strange 5/17 and Laura Scheiwe 2/24).
In the final fixture of the round, Valley continued their good run of form with a bonus point victory at home versus Sandgate-Redcliffe. Playing at home, Valley posted 206 off their 50 overs (Kira Holmes 65 and Abby Harris 44) before the game was in the balance with Sandgate-Redcliffe reaching 1/82.
From here tight bowling and fielding from Valley produced the crucial wickets of the set batters which launched a collapse that saw the Gators dismissed for 136 (Lexie Muller 4/45).
The Jodie Fields Shield saw victories to Valley, Sunshine Coast, Northern Suburbs, Wynnum-Manly and Ipswich who ended the undefeated run of University of QLD.
The standout individual performance of the round was Ipswich’s Samantha Bremner with figures of 5/13 off 3.5 overs in the Hornets important victory.
Going into the weekend off for the Jodie Fields Shield, reigning premiers University of QLD sit in first place (30 points), with Wynnum-Manly in second place (27 points), as South Brisbane (26 points) and Sunshine Coast (21 points) round out the Top-4.
Sunday action also included the second round of the Under-19 One Day Competition, with Sandgate-Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toombul and Valley taking the honours.
Gold Coast’s Judd Markham dominated with the bat (135), whilst there was also several strong bowling performances from Sunshine Coast’s Thomas Cain (4/26), South Brisbane’s Aiden Lee (4/23), Gold Coast’s Lachlan Crump (4/28) and Valley’s Morgan Galvin (3/11).
In the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition the action continued on Sunday with Round 8, as the race for the Lew Cooper Trophy gets to the pointy end.
Gold Coast and Western Suburbs continued their strong run, cementing themselves atop the South/West zone with dominant double bonus point victories.
There were victories also to Redlands, Toombul, Wide Bay, Wynnum-Manly and Northern Suburbs as the race for the Top-2 spots in the North/East zone is wide open.
Standout individual performances included Western Suburbs Ravijit Singh Buttar bringing up his second century for the season (101), University’s Brayden Meegama (5/6) and Toombul’s Eshwin Kapoor (5/10) taking five-wicket hauls in the same fixture and a match-winning allround performance from Wynnum-Manly’s Jackson Steinhardt (3/37 and 65*).
Across the KFC QLD Premier Cricket Competition there were other stellar individual performances on the weekend, including University of QLD’s Brayden Meegama claiming at 10-wicket haul across the match in Fifth Grade (3/9 & 7/42), Toombul’s Dylan McDonald with 100* off 81 balls in Fourth Grade, Toombul’s Zac Trenerry with figures of 6/34 in Sixth Grade and Valley’s Sianna Ginger with a dominant 97* off 58 balls in the Kirby Short Cup T20s.
The coming weekend will see the start of a new Two-Day round across all Men’s Grades, then on Sunday the Katherine Raymont Shield continues with One Day fixtures, along with the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition, the second round of the Over-40s competition, whilst there is a weekend off for Women’s Second Grade.
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KFC Queensland Premier Cricket Team Of The Week
Judd Markham. 135. Gold Coast. Under 19 Male Competition.
Kira Holmes. 65. Valley. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Sam Truloff. 134*. Western Suburbs. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Arlen Wells-Peris. 119. South Brisbane. Alan Pettigrew Shield.
Trinity Doyle. 68*. Ipswich. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Ravijit Singh Buttar. 101. Western Suburbs. The Lord’s Taverners Competition.
Brayden Meegama. 7/42 (Roy Tanner Shield) & 5/6 (The Lord’s Taverners Competition). University of Queensland.
Carter Pearson. 6/29. Redlands. Norm McMahon Shield.
Joshua Creevey. 6/34. Ipswich. Alan Pettigrew Shield.
Samantha Bremner. 5/13. Ipswich. Jodie Fields Shield.
Ruby Strange. 5/17. Sunshine Coast. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Eshwin Kapoor. 5/10. Toombul. The Lord’s Taverners Competition.
Stewart McArthur. 73. Wide Bay. The Lord’s Taverners Competition.