FIRE UP: North's bowler Ryan Paul rips in to bowl against The Waves at Salter Oval on Saturday afternoon.
FIRE UP: North's bowler Ryan Paul rips in to bowl against The Waves at Salter Oval on Saturday afternoon. Mike Knott BUN251117CRICKET1

NORTHS DOMINATE: Side beats The Waves again

CRICKET: The 13-month unbeaten run for North Bundaberg doesn't look like ending any time soon in division 1 cricket.

The side extended its streak to 25 straight wins with a seven-wicket win over The Waves at Salter Oval.

Bowling first the defending premier restricted The Waves to 151 from just under 40 overs.

Norths then made the runs with more than three overs to spare as Matt Frost made 74 not out.

"We had 25 players out from our club with seven from the main side so it was a good win,” Norths captain Todd Sommerfeld said.

Sommerfeld said the game was won by their fielders and bowlers.

"Jared Paul and Bruce Worthington got plenty of wickets for almost no runs,” he said.

"We also took a few sharp catches and the young team was enthusiastic in the field, which helped as well.”

Sommerfeld said the side was not worried about its run ending any time soon.

"It's great for a small club for us and something like this is five years in the making,” he said.

"We don't read too much into it and just focus on playing good cricket.”

The Waves conceded the total was not good enough and they were 40 runs short.

"Our top order didn't make enough runs,” The Waves captain Luke Owen said.

"We didn't take our chances in the field as well, which hurt us.”

Owen was not too disappointed and looked at the positives, including the juniors coming through the club.

"Youngster Brendan Grills made 36 and he's in under-16,” Owen said.

"It was a real pleasure to see him bat.”

The Waves will now face Brothers next week after they defeated Past Highs Combined Country by 111 runs in the other game.

The Brethren made 219 before bowling out PHCC for 108.

PHCC will now play Norths next week.



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