DEFT: Greg Dore flicks one off his pads.
DEFT: Greg Dore flicks one off his pads. Matthew Newton

Cricket resumes for 2015

CRICKET

THE Proserpine Cricket Association has dusted off the cobwebs and welcomed 2015 with a practice game.

The Kelsey Creek Sports Complex hosted two full teams on Saturday, ahead of the resumption of the season proper this weekend.

Batting first, Valleys lost two early wickets to be 2/14 inside five overs.

Newcomer Joel Smith (1/22) was the standout for Warriors, bowling with good pace and control to produce three maidens.

Liam Davies (45) helped resurrect Valleys' innings, however support was bare, with Arjun Kalia (10) and Simon Vickers (10) the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

Valleys were bundled out in 30.1 overs for 114, led by Shane Knight (2/15), Vishal Sologar (1/13) and Hayden Russell (1/6).

In reply Warriors found themselves in an identical position to Valleys, falling to 2/19 after four overs thanks to a lively spell from Aaron Regan (3/31).

Chris Don stood firm despite a rough start, posting 35 before questionably falling lbw.

Don's wicket sparked a collapse, with David Vickers (3/14) and Karan Kalia (1/12) pinning Warriors to 8/101.

Shane Knight (12) and Chris Wren (13 not out) kept their cool, easing Warriors to victory with just two wickets in hand.

Oddly enough, a five run penalty to Warriors as a result of the ball hitting a stray helmet on the field may have been the difference.

This Saturday Warriors will play Valleys from 12.30pm at the Kelsey Creek Cricket Ground, with new players welcome.

For more information contact Craig Brown on 4945 1983.

SCOREBOARD

Warriors 8/115 (C. Don 35, D. Vickers 3/14) def Valleys 114 (L. Davies 45, S. Knight 2/15) by two-wickets


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