Wests' chances dashed by loss

ANY chance Wests had of making the Gympie Cricket Association’s Twenty20 competition grand final were dashed after a heavy nine-wicket loss to Valleys at the weekend.

Wests batted first and made a paltry 50 from 18 overs, before Valleys took to the middle and romped to the win.

With Colts’ guaranteed a final berth with one round of fixtures remaining, Valleys play Harlequins this weekend to decide the remaining spot.

The competition front-running Colts are already through courtesy of two successive victories.

Losing to Valleys was a painful experience for Wests.

Brendan Mahaffey started his team’s innings in reasonable style, making 26 not out. However, his commendable effort stood alone.

A host of single figures filled the remainder of Wests’ scoreboard, leaving the team languishing in deep water.

Valleys went on to pick up the bat and barely raise a sweat in the run chase, requiring just six overs to surpass Wests’ total.

Patrick Roser was in fine form for Valleys, making 29 before losing his wicket to a successful lbw appeal.


Wests v Valleys


Wests Innings

B Mahaffey not out - 26

H Burzacott c G Brook b K Leoupold - 1

B Sauer c P Roser b L O’Brien - 5

S McIntosh c G Brook b R Venn - 2

O Raines run out - 4

R McIntosh c Leupold b P Roser - 4

D Durie run out - 1

C Glascott c&b P Roser - 0

B Long c P Roser b G Brook - 2

Sundries - 6

TOTAL - 8 for 50

Overs: 18

Fall: 7, 14, 23, 40, 47, 48, 49, 52

Bowling: L O’Brien 4-0-15-1, G Brook 3-0-2-1, K Leupold 2-0-0-1, R Venn 3-0-8-1, T Ashton 4-0-12-0, P Roser 3-0-12-2

Valleys Innings

S Walker not out - 19

P Roser lbw - 29

Sundries - 4

TOTAL - 1 for 53

Overs: 6

Fall: 43

Bowling: B Long 3-0-15-0, B Sauer 3-0-28-0, H Burzacott 1-0-10-1

Result: Valleys win by 9 wickets

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