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Canecutters crush Valleys in cricket

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Reece Morgan batting against the Cane Cutters on Saturday at the seniors Cricket at Kelsey Creek.
ON THE DEFENSIVE: Reece Morgan batting against the Cane Cutters on Saturday at the seniors Cricket at Kelsey Creek.

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LAST weekend's cricket fixture saw Canecutters record a comfortable victory against Valleys at the Kelsey Creek Sporting Complex.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Valleys never looked comfortable with wickets falling regularly thanks to some tight bowling from Brad Merrit (2/22 from 7 overs) and Simon Vickers (2/45 from 7 overs).

Carl Dorman (31 not out) and Andrew O'Donnell (23) managed to get the total to 134 after it looked like Valleys could be dismissed for under 100.

With a wicket falling on the first ball of Canecutters' innings, Valleys seemed a slight chance of defending the small total.

However, a quick-fire 59 from Mick Leo and some sensible batting from Brad Merrit (33 not out) ensured that Canecutters reached the total with the loss of four wickets.

Carl Dorman backed up his good batting with the ball to take 2/48 (5 overs), while Greg Dore (1/25 from 2 overs) and Andrew O'Donnell (1/40 from 5 overs) took the only other wickets.

After six weeks, Warriors lead the competition on 22.82 points, closely followed by Valleys on 21.82, while Canecutters need to make up some ground on 12.68 points.

This Saturday sees Valleys taking on Warriors, starting at 12:30pm at the Kelsey Creek Sporting Complex.

Any new or returning players are always welcome and can contact Craig Brown on 4945 1983 or Dale Mengel on 0488 710 756 for further information.

As there is no Whitsunday Sevens tournament this year, normal fixtures will remain until December 15, before breaking for Christmas and New Years.


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