Eleven-wicket haul for Colts

Colts bowler Chris Hughes took 11 wickets in the match against Valleys.
Colts bowler Chris Hughes took 11 wickets in the match against Valleys. Craig Warhurst

COLTS' spearhead Chris Hughes has been in lethal form over the past two weekends taking 11 wickets against Valleys to set up an outright win for Colts.

He topped off his work on Sunday by taking three more scalps for Gympie in the Goodchild Shield final win against the Burnett.

The Valleys, Colts match was evenly poised for the start of play on Saturday.

Colts had scored 217 in their first innings and Valleys were back at the crease to resume their first innings on 80.

Valleys ended up making 178 in reply.

Top scorer was Mills with 45 but Hughes was the star with the ball taking 6-47 off 20 overs.

Colts went back into bat for their second innings with a 39-run lead but were bowled out cheaply by Valleys for 101.

Valleys only needed a 141 to claim outright honours in their second innings.

Rhys O'Brien (46) was the top scorer for Colts and Glen Brady topped the bowlers for Valleys with an impressive six wickets.

Valleys were in with a show to take the win but Hughes and Ryan Gottke from Colts had other ideas.

The pair was nearly unplayable and cleaned up the Valleys batting line-up.

Valleys were all out for only 81 in their second innings.

Colts won the game outright, their first of the 2011/12 season.

Hughes ended the second innings with the figures of 5- 39 to give him a total of 11 wickets.

Gottke took five of his own to end the game with the impressive figures of 5-31.

The top batsman for Valleys was Glen Brady (18) but the rest of the side struggled to make double figures against the fired-up Colts' bowling attack.

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