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
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
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
S Walker not out - 19
P Roser lbw - 29
Sundries - 4
TOTAL - 1 for 53
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