Out at Graceville, Western Suburbs Sam Truloff continued his amazing run with the bat as he brought up his third consecutive century in Two-Day cricket this season.
The former Peter Burge Medal winner finished on 113, as he and opener Isaiah Snell (93) helped Wests to 310 against Wynnum-Manly. The Sea Eagles toiled hard with the ball, as Liam Hope-Shackley claimed 4/48 and Joshua Fraser 3/62, with Wynnum-Manly also facing one over on stumps to be 0/2 in reply.
Up the coast, Sunshine Coast’s Blake Maher showed off his power as his 181 off 205 balls (14 x 4s & 7 x 6s) helped the Scorchers reach 8/402 against South Brisbane on Day 1. Whilst Maher dominated the scoring for Sunshine Coast, he shared a strong partnership with Joshua Matthews who contributed 74. With the ball it was Souths spinner James Rosewarne doing plenty of work, ending the day with figures of 3/123 off 33 overs.
Out at Sandgate-Redcliffe’s Trevor Hohns Field it was a day to remember for two Toombul batters in Nick McGill and Jack Webster, as they both scored maiden First Grade centuries.
Opening the batting McGill scored 100 exactly off 198 balls, with middle-order batter Webster ending up not out on 102 off 114 balls, as they both helped Toombul to a strong position of 4/362 at the end of Day 1.
At WEP Harris Oval the Students played host to Gold Coast, with the visitors taking Day 1 honours as they dismissed University of QLD for 176 and are 1/73 in reply. University’s Angus Lovell (45), James Grady (44) and Will Sanders (40) all made contributions with the bat, however it was a strong team bowling performance from the Gold Coast that has put the Dolphins in a dominant position (Jackson Smith 3/20, Josh Kann 2/22, Hugo Burdon 2/5).
Out at Baxter Oval, Ipswich and Valley played out a see-sawing Day 1 as the visitors wrestled back momentum to finish at 8/352 and in a strong position. Earlier in the day, Valley found themselves at 7/197, before an 8th wicket stand of 57 followed by an unbeaten 9th wicket partnership of 98 took them past the 350-mark. Valley’s scorecard included runs from opener Jack Beath (91), along with vital lower order contributions from Nick Stevens (66*), Harry Collier (35) and Don Whyte (49*).
It was a similarly see-sawing fixture out at Shaw Rd between Northern Suburbs and Redlands.
Batting first Redlands found themselves 7/129 against the Vikings (Josh Brown 3/42), before a fightback from the lower order of Jack Sinfield (29), Bailey Stewart (36) and Jacob Apted (28) helped the Tigers to 237. In reply Northern Suburbs were off to a terrible start of 2/7, as Simon Milenko continued his amazing 2021/22 season and claimed both early wickets.
The home side finished the day 3/79, with a late wicket of Nikhil Chaudhary (34) leaving the game evenly poised for Day 2.
In the Katherine Raymont Shield on Sunday the competition moved back into the T20 fixtures in the run home to Christmas, with front-runners University of QLD and Western Suburbs having great days out as they claimed doubleheader victories.
The Students remain undefeated in the T20 format, with the victory in game 1 over Gold Coast largely due to 43* from in-form Ruby Strange as they scored 4/140 and kept the Dolphins to 6/85 in reply.
In their afternoon game, runs from opener Katelyn Beaumont (31) helped the Students to 8/120 before opening quick Emmie Blamey (3/16) and the spin of Charni Bloxsom (3/6) and Laura Scheiwe (2/3) dismissed Valley for 63 in another dominant victory.
For Western Suburbs it was a strong display in the morning game, as Annie Wikman’s figures of 4/16 helped restrict Ipswich to 9/93, before it was chased two-down in the 19th over (Olivia Steel 37*, Isabel Goffage 28*).
In the afternoon it was much more difficult for Western Suburbs, as they were in early trouble with t
he bat at 8/60 against Wynnum-Manly Redlands. Thanks to some lower-order batting from Olivia Hartland (20*) and Tammy Cole (22), Western Suburbs were able to reach 9/109 of their 20 overs. Special mention to Wynnum-Manly/Redlands Amreen Kahlon with the impressive figures of 4/16 off her 4 overs.
In defending their total, Western Suburbs picked up regular wickets against the bayside team with the consistent Chelsea Gan (43) being the main threat with the bat. It all came down to the final over, with Wynnum-Manly/Redlands on 8/103 going into the last 6 balls. Two important run-outs, including one off the final ball, saw Western Suburbs claim another thrilling victory which has been their style in the last month.
Earlier in the day Wynnum-Manly/Redlands picked up a dominant win over Sandgate-Redcliffe, with Grace Collins starring with ball and bat. With the ball she claimed 2/17 off her 4 overs, before opening the batting and scoring 43* off 45 balls to easily guide her side home to victory.
The morning also saw a strong Valley victory over Sunshine Coast, with Valley reaching 5/166 thanks to runs from Abby Harris (54), Sianna Ginger (39*) and Lucinda Bourke (30), before good tight team bowling kept the Scorchers to 6/124 off their 20 overs in reply.
In the afternoon fixtures, Sandgate-Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast bounced back to split the doubleheader weekend and claim victories over Ipswich and Gold Coast respectively.
The Women’s First Grade T20 competition only has four rounds left as teams jostle to make the Top-4 and advance to the Finals Weekend.
University of Queensland remain undefeated in this format and sit well clear in first place (20 points), with Western Suburbs trailing in second place (14 points), closely followed by Sandgate-Redcliffe (13 points), along with Valley and Sunshine Coast tied on 12 points.
In the Jodie Fields Shield there were victories to Gold Coast, Ipswich, University of QLD and Valley in their One Day fixtures. Gold Coast’s Stephanie Maxwell had an allround day out in the Dolphins victory, scoring 47 and picking up 3/25 as she was well supported by teammate Emma Stimpson with figures of 4/19.
It was Semi Final time in the Lord’s Taverners One Day competition, with the top-ranked sides of Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast maximising home field advantage to win through to the Grand Final.
In a low-scoring affair at Bill Pippen Oval, Gold Coast managed 8/147 off their 50 overs against Redlands (Gabriel Leitch 45; Joshua Williams 2/24). However it proved to be too much, with Gold Coast’s opening bowlers Oam Patel (3/14) and Harry Sullivan (2/20) ripping through the Redlands top order as they were eventually bowled out for 96. I
n the other Semi Final up on the Sunshine Coast, the Scorchers batted first and compiled 7/228 (Riley Jobson 88, Damon Bass 43) against Western Suburbs.
In reply Wests were in a strong position at 1/81, but then regular wickets in the middle saw them fall short and be dismissed for 192 (Talon Reichert 3/23, Tighe Morris 2/37). The Grand Final between the two coast sides will be played on Sunday 5th December at Valley’s Peter Easton Oval, with the Dolphins and Scorchers vying for the Lew Cooper Trophy.
Across the KFC QLD Premier Cricket Competition there were several stellar individual performances with bat and ball on the weekend. On the batting front there were important centuries to South Brisbane’s Hiruna Sigera in Second Grade (161), Sandgate-Redcliffe’s Jack Doyle in Fifth Grade (156) and Northern Suburbs Sam Neale in Second Grade (136). The top performances with the ball included Sandgate-Redcliffe’s Lachlan Payne with 5/23 in Third Grade, University of QLD’s Ryan Grey with 5/26 in Fifth Grade and Wynnum-Manly’s Will Aspeling with figures of 5/49 in Fourth Grade.
A number of these performanecs featured in the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket Team of the Week that The Courier-Mail continues to support.
Jack Doyle. 156 (189). Sandgate-Redcliffe. Bob Spence Shield [4th].
Samuel Neale. 136 (230). Northern Suburbs. Alan Pettigrew Shield [2nd].
Sam Truloff. 113 (158). Western Suburbs. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Blake Maher. 181 (205). Sunshine Coast. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Jack Webster. 102* (114). Toombul. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
Lachlan Payne. 5/23. Sandgate-Redcliffe. Norm McMahon Shield [3rd].
Ryan Grey. 5/26. University of QLD. Roy Tanner Shield [5th].
Annie Wikman. 4/16. Western Suburbs. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Amreen Kahlon. 4/16. Wynnum-Manly. Katherine Raymont Shield.
Emma Stimpson. 4/19. Gold Coast. Jodie Fields Shield.
Liam Hope-Shackley. 4/48. Wynnum-Manly. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
William Aspeling. 5/49. Wynnum-Manly. Bob Spence Shield [4th].
Tess Cooper. 61* (49). Sandgate-Redcliffe. Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade.
The coming weekend will see the conclusion of the current Two-Day round across all Men’s Grades, then on Sunday the Katherine Raymont Shield T20 fixtures continue, along with the Jodie Fields Shield moving into three-week block of T20s and with Men’s First and Second Grade starting their T20 seasons off with doubleheaders.
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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