The ACT Men’s Premier Cricket scene switched from the whites and red balls to coloured gear and the white ball as we move into the limited overs portion of the season. And there were some tired bodies around the region on Monday, with a full one-day round played on Saturday and two Twenty20 rounds on Sunday.
ANU’s perfect start to the 1st Grade season continued, recording three more wins over the weekend, to continue their unbeaten run through six rounds.
Saturday – One-day Round 1:
Queanbeyan 280 (48.3 overs, Raakin Rahman 80) beat North Canberra-Gungahlin 143 (29 overs, Harry O’Rourke 5-21) at Keith Tournier Oval in Ainslie.
Tuggeranong 9/216 (50 overs, Matt Rogers 64) lost to ANU 2/217 (45 overs; Jake Smith 84*, Daniel Leerdam 78*) at ANU North.
Eastlake 6/242 (50 overs, Jack Sanson 78) beat Ginninderra 226 (48.4 overs, Zac Worden 107) at Kingston Oval.
Western Districts v Weston Creek-Molonglo was abandoned after an overnight sprinkler issue at Jamison.
Sunday – Greg Chappell Cricket Centre T20 Bash Round 1:
Ginninderra 7/102 (20 overs) lost to ANU 3/103 (9.3 overs; Dave Dubey 73) at ANU North.
Queanbeyan 6/152 (20 overs, Dean Solway 53*) beat Weston Creek-Molonglo 7/125 (20 overs) at Stirling.
Tuggeranong 5/181 (20 overs; Vusi Sibanda 69, Viswesh Suman 4-19) beat Western Districts 6/148 (20 overs, Scott Murn 50*, Sibanda 4-34) at Chisholm.
North Canberra-Gungahlin 7/127 (20 overs, Sam Williams 57) beat Eastlake 104 (19.1 overs, Nick Wood 4-33) at Kingston.
Greg Chappell Cricket Centre T20 Bash Round 2:
Ginninderra 9/122 (20 overs) lost to Western Districts 5/123 (18.3 overs) at Jamison.
Queanbeyan 8/149 (20 overs, Esam Rahman 55) beat Eastlake 8/119 (20 overs, Adam Tett 50*) at Kingston.
Weston Creek-Molonglo 6/145 (20 overs, Sam Taylor 52) lost to ANU 3/149 (13.3 overs, Eric Bell 72) at ANU North.
Tuggeranong 6/185 (20 overs, Akshay Joseph 64 beat North Canberra-Gungahlin 5/165 (20 overs, Michael Spaseski 71) at Chisholm.
In Sunday’s Women’s Elite North v South game, Meteors allrounder Alicia Bates was the big destroyer for the South side, taking 6-23 from 9.2 overs to bowl North out for 124 in 34 overs at Brad Haddin Oval in Queanbeyan.
Bates took the last four wickets as North lost their last 5/17 in the late collapse, and with no batter making more than Kayla Burton’s 29.
In reply, South made short work of the chase, with five of the six batters used making between 18 and 27, the high score made by exciting young Pathways talent Brie Dillon teeing off late in the game to secure the six-wicket win in the 18th over.
Article by Brett McKay.
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