HIT: Shaun Rose provided a valuable knock in the innings to help Norths to a competitive total.
HIT: Shaun Rose provided a valuable knock in the innings to help Norths to a competitive total. Paul Donaldson BUN121116CRIC5

Rain spoils the results in Bundaberg cricket

CRICKET: Despite the rain cancelling all Bundaberg division 1 cricket matches on Saturday, Norths had plenty to celebrate after their match against The Waves.

With no result between the teams, this put Norths straight into the NewsMail Cup decider on the 17th of December.

That outcome took away the disappointment of a match they could have won, thanks to a vital partnership from players Todd McNamee and Jared Paul.

In trouble at 6/71 after batting first, the duo both made half centuries to guide the team to 191.

They then had The Waves at 2/47 before play was abandoned in the 10th over.

Talking about the win captain Todd Sommerfeld said they were on track to win.

"191 was a competitive total for us,” he said.

"It was disappointing we could not win but it shows that everyone can bat.”

Now qualified for the NewsMail Cup for the first time since 2014, Sommerfeld said it was a great reward.

"It's good for us after the start to the season,” he said.

"We hope to knuckle down in the next few rounds to be ready for the match.”

They will face The Waves or Brothers, who will now battle this weekend for the final spot in the Cup in the next round of division 1.

In the other match Brothers were forced to recover from another collapse against Past Highs.

After losing five wickets for 34 runs, a vital 57 from Luke Solano helped the side to 9/152 from their 40 overs.

In reply Past Highs got to 4/69 before rain also stopped play in the 10th over as their game also ended in a draw.



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