Sport

Cutters keep Valleys at bay in close finish

Dave Hobson batting was in form playing cricket at Kelsey Creek on Saturday.
Dave Hobson batting was in form playing cricket at Kelsey Creek on Saturday.

SENIOR CRICKET

THE Canecutters almost threw the game away in what turned out to be a close match at Kelsey Creek sporting complex on the weekend. In wet conditions and a shortened match of 30 overs a side, Canecutters won the toss and elected to field.

Valleys batsmen found the wet conditions difficult with the ball swinging and skidding off the pitch.

After 15 overs, Valleys were only 1/62.

Veteran Craig Brown showed the younger players the importance of line and length bowling, finishing with the impressive figures of 3 for 24 from his 6 overs.

Simon Mohamet supported Brown and chipped in with 2 for 48 from 5 overs.

Opening batsmen Darren Williams held the Valleys innings together with an unbeaten 52, while some lusty hits from Shane Knight (28) saw Valleys average 7.5 runs per over in the final 15 overs to rocket to a total of 175 after 30 overs.

Fighting back, Canecutters looked to make short work of Valleys' total with an excellent 91 run opening partnership between Liam Davies (50) and youngster Simon Vickers. Vicker's innings of 62 runs was his first 50 in senior cricket.

This saw Canecutters in the formidable position of 1/111 after 15 overs, some 49 runs ahead of where Valleys were positioned at the break.

With only 32 runs for victory and the loss of only 3 wickets, the game looked all but over.

However, a breathtaking display of pace bowling from Brandan Mackie (4 for 25 from 5 overs) saw Canecutters lose 5 wickets for only 28 runs.

With just 5 runs needed for victory and 2 wickets remaining, Mackie had batsmen jumping all around the crease before Canecutters eventually brought up the winning runs to claim victory by 2 wickets.

After ten weeks, Warriors lead the competition comfortably on 39.36 points with Valleys (28.12) and Canecutters (27.41) fighting it out for second spot.

This Saturday, February 16, will see Canecutters up against Warriors, starting at 12.30pm at Kelsey Creek sporting complex.

The annual Pink Stumps Day will be held at the Kesley Creek sports grounds next Saturday, February 23. The club is encouraging local businesses and members of the public to get a team of eight-a-side together for a fun day of cricket while raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.

So find yourself some team mates, dress in pink and head to the grounds for a 9am start.

Call Bernadette Camm to nominate your team on

4947 5725

New or returning players are always welcome at the club and can call Craig Brown on

4945 1983 or Dale Mengel on

0410 895 191 for further information.

Topics:  cricket


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

A whale of a weekend

SPLASH: Whales were all the rage over the weekend.
Photo: Keith Roberts Whitsunday Catamarans TAA

Whale sightings seemed to be a popular occurrence over the weekend

Sweet treats for an even sweeter cause

TASTY: Melissa Hutson, Carinda Ivens, Hannah Brown, Annette Harn, Melinda Butcher and Amanda Anderson from PRDnationwide are selling tasty cupcakes from today to raise money for the RSPCA. Photo Inge Hansen / Whitsunday Times.

PRDnationwide Whitsundays raises sweet funds for RSPCA

Tunes to get you moving

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES: Electrik Lemonade will hit the stage at the Airlie Beach Reef Festival on Saturday, August 6.

Entertainment line up sure to be a hit at Reef Festival

Latest deals and offers

How fraud victim was sucked into $1.6 million scam

FRAUD victim Alfred Niehaus took little solace from seeing the financial planner who roped him into a $1.6 million scam sent to jail.

Driver fined $1000 for causing Stockroute Rd crash

Cannonvale man front court over crash

Bowen Superboats prove a blast

THRUM: Team Maritimo with Travis Thompson at the helm and Ross Willaton on the throttle blast past the Bowen jetty. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

It was all action in Bowen for the Offshore Superboat Championships.

Bloody freezing! How cold was it where you are?

Queenslanders woke up feeling like their town was freezing over

Whitsunday’s Woolworths to remain open

TO REMAIN: Whitsunday's Woolworths will not be affected by the retail giant's announcement that they will close 17 major stores across Australia.

Whitsunday's Woolworths will not be affected by closure of 17 stores

A whale of a weekend

SPLASH: Whales were all the rage over the weekend.
Photo: Keith Roberts Whitsunday Catamarans TAA

Whale sightings seemed to be a popular occurrence over the weekend

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

Police charge in after Lohan claims fiance tried to kill her

"You tried to kill me. You're a f*****g psycho".

Prince Harry regrets not talking about Diana's death

Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9.

The royal was 12 years old when his mother was killed

Oh Kim, be careful with the spray tan when breast feeding

Kim Kardashian West accidentally smothered North's face in fake tan

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Chance to own an island

Keswick Island is for sale.

Keswick Island to go on the market