Reece Grills of Across The Waves in action.
Reece Grills of Across The Waves in action. Rob Barich

Rayner takes to the Waves with ton

CRICKET: Adam Rayner’s second ton this season featured 10 sixes — some went so far they could not be retrieved.

“He hit a couple over the Takalvan Street traffic island, they were clearing the fence by about 30 metres,” captain David Boge said.

Waves skipper Zac Keune summed it up well.

“He took a liking to everyone, we were all going for 15 and over, we just had to wait for him to stuff up,” he said.

“The boys tried hard but when you’re missing six or seven regulars it’s always going to be tough.”

Rayner and Boge put the nail in the coffin for Waves, but it was the earlier work of Boyd Williams (3-19) and Mitch Sartori (4-26) that set up the side.

“I was really getting it to swing around early, which was encouraging,” Sartori said.

He had the chance for five, but spilt a catchable chance off his own bowling when Keune first came to the crease, while also beating the bat regularly.

Meanwhile Country Wests did the job against Brothers Bolters, amassing 265 from their 40 overs.

Opener Scott Irwin cleared the ropes first ball and cantered to 82 and Tony Quinn was 58 not out at the close of the innings.

Country shared the wickets around and despite 51 from John Pfingst, the second grade side were bowled out for 177.



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