Wet day leaves result in question
RAIN again affected play on day two of the under-15 development carnival being played at Salter Oval.
The winners of two matches were still not determined when stumps were pulled late yesterday afternoon.
Chasing the Gold Coast’s 152 in their rain-reduced 45 overs, Bundaberg were 4-88 with 15 overs remaining, before a heavy shower put an end to play.
Bundaberg were slightly behind on overall run rate, but with wickets in hand and Matt Gavin (37 not out) swinging freely, a Bundaberg win was not out of the question.
Officials originally handed the game to the Gold Coast, but questions were raised over the ruling and a final decision was set to be made this morning.
“It’s a bit of rough one. The boys felt like they were on track to have a win and aren’t really sure how to feel about it all at the moment,” coach Chris Powell said.
“We were just starting to make the bowlers pay for some loose bowling and had every chance of running down the total.”
Powell, an English professional cricketer recruited to Bundaberg for coaching, said Gavin was the star of the show.
Ibbi Zia was another to have a solid all-round game, while Blake Rimmington kept the Gold Coast’s total down, taking 2-24.
The Gold Coast’s Zac Gayfer was the top scorer of the day with 56, while Lochie Reuf hit 48.
The other game still undecided was between Brisbane North and Sunshine Coast.
Chasing 132, the Coast was 6-115 when rain stopped play.
Josh Fourez made an unbeaten 41 for Brisbane, while Byron Marshall’s 32 not out was the best for the Sunshine Coast boys.
In Northern Territory’s rain-affected match they notched up 4-208; Shihub Rahman top scoring with 47.
Jake Weatherald’s 42 was also a stand-out innings.
The win was made easy when Pat Pisel routed South East Queensland’s batsmen with figures of 4-6.
Jayden Crees and Taylor Mullen both took two wickets to ensure the easy victory on day two.
Finally, Metropolitan South West started with a big win against Darling Downs.
Tim Nicholson made 36 not out for the victors, helping establish a total of 153.
Tristan Conradsen then took 3-38 to dismiss the Downs for 119.
Ben Webster was left stranded on 27, while Sam Hagley had earlier taken 3-23 against the South West batting line-up.Top batsmen
- Zac Gayfer (GC) — 56
- Lochie Reuf (GC) — 48
- Shihub Rahman (NT) — 47
- Jake Weatherald — 42
- Josh Fourez (BN) — 41*
- Pat Pisel (NT) — 4-6
- Sam Hagley (DD) — 3-23
- Jake Frederiksen (SEQ) — 3-33
- Jayden Crees (NT) — 2-9
- Blake Rimmington (B) — 2-24
- Brisbane North v Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast v Bundaberg
- Darling Downs v South East Queensland
- Metropolitan South West v Northern Territory