Pinney leads way for Highs
OPENER Shaun Pinney led from the front as Past Highs powered on at the top of the Bundaberg Division 2 table with a 133-run drubbing of Country/Wests in their 11th round clash.
They racked up 272 runs - despite being dismissed in the 38th of their allotted 40 overs - before bowling Panthers for 139 in reply.
Pinney continued his superb form with 78 runs, while opening bowlers Brent Gibson (3-19) and Dale Steele (2-29) were the destroyers.
Christian Kennedy was outstanding in a beaten side, claiming 4-44 and second-top scoring with 29.
Brothers accounted for Norths in the other Division 2 match with brothers Andrew and Steven Grogan laying the platform with a second-wicket partnership of 101, totally dominating in a modest total of 168.
Norths lost a wicket on the third ball of the innings, and they never recovered, going on to be bundled out for 104 with Rick McAlpine also continuing his fine form with 4-24.
Five of the six minor grade matches were washed out without results being achieved, with only Isis getting a win in their Division 3 clash with Country with Zac Dann (58) and Lennon Childs (3-15) playing leading hands.
YMCA increased its lead on the under-16 ladder with a 66-run victory over Across The Waves with Matt Aplin producing the good double of 41 runs and 2-10.
Country consolidated its lead in U14, also overpowering Waves by 61 runs with Andrew Porter again shining with an unbeaten 50 and 2-2 from five overs.
Division 2 will play one more round before the Christmas recess, this Saturday, but the next Divisions 3 and 4 rounds will be on January 7 and 8, with junior fixtures to resume one week later.