After a Christmas hiatus, the local cricket competition has returned with the KLAS Bouncers fast becoming the team to beat after posting a win against the XI Ducks on Wednesday night.
Bouncers batted first with their star player Mick Parker retiring not out with yet another 50 runs. Steve Brown also played well contributing 34 runs to the total of 2 for 140. The XI Ducks ran into some quality bowling and were all out for 64 in the 9th over. The two highest run scorers were Jayson Murphy and Mitch Austin with 16 and 12 runs respectively. Cameron Bolton had a pearler of a game getting 2/2 while Nathan Brownrigg took 2/8.
Thursday night saw the Slammers (1/55) defeat the Royals (all out for 50). The Royals opened the batting with Dave Fowler who as the highest run scorer managed 6 runs. Bruce Binge had a ripper spell in the first innings scoring 2 wickets for 9 runs as well as a catch and was backed up by near perfect bowling from Dylan Thrift who exceptionally managed to take 2 wickets, conceding a measly 1 run.
The Slammers took over the second innings with Geoff Swan and ‘Little Geoff’ scoring the entirety of their innings with 32 and 19 runs respectively. George Little was the only Royal to take a wicket scoring 1/2 while Amanda Carpenter and Calib Hutchings both contributed with 0/5 each.
The Tenterfield District Cricket Association would like to invite all team members, their families and anyone else interested to come down to Shirley Park on the 17th Feb at 6pm for Pink Stumps Day.
There will be a cricket game, high tea, raffles and a sausage sizzle with lots of prizes to be won. More information will be made available over the coming weeks so pencil the 17th Feb into the diary and stay tuned for more details. We look forward to seeing you all there.