Wide Bay in strong start at states

WIDE  Bay got off to a strong start in its state championship campaign at Kendalls Flats yesterday with a 85-run win over Gold Coast in the first day of the event.

A strong showing from the Bundaberg contingent helped the Wide Bay team get on the front foot in the race for the Queensland championship in the under-12s age group.

YMCA batsmen top scored for Bundaberg with an innings of 44, while Brothers Joel Saunders was not far behind, contributing 31 runs to the Wide Bay total of 199.

Wide Bay went in to bat first and Leggett immediately helped the team gain momentum, scoring 40 before the teams switched after 25 overs.

When Leggett returned to the crease dreams of a half-century were dashed as he was dismissed just four runs later.

But the contribution was enough to set up a strong total as Wide Bay’s bowling attack stifled the southern stars.

Across the Waves trump Siena Johnson and YMCA junior Jayden Grogan both snatched two wickets for Wide Bay as Gold Coast was bowled out for 114 after a valiant innings.

In other matches at Kendalls Flat; Darling Downs/South-West Queensland beat Brisbane North by 32 runs.

Far North Queensland won the rivalry over North Queensland with a big 94-run win.

Mackay Whitsundays beat South-East Queensland by 69 runs.

In a sensational match Metropolitan South West and Central Queensland ended all tied up.

Wide Bay will face Darling Downs/South West Queensland today.



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