Junior cricketers having a ball

JUNIOR CRICKET

THE second day of the Proserpine junior cricket game was played on Friday afternoon.

Proserpine Pirates resumed their 20 over total of 2 for 84, chasing the Whitsunday Warriors total of 4 for 109 after their first 20 overs.

The middle order performed well with Angus Menzies compiling a handy 17 runs and Bill O'Loughlin scoring 10. They finished their 40 overs with a total of 7 for 141.

Bowling honours for the Whitsunday Warriors were spread between a number of bowlers with Reagan Knight claiming two wickets, Jack Dwyer, Zack Maynard and Howard McDonald claiming one wicket each.

The Warriors then resumed their innings of 4 for 109 and some good bowling from the Pirates soon settled them.

With the Warriors crashing to 9 for 120 the tables had turned before a game winning last wicket stand between Jack Dwyer (23 runs) and Noel Waipope (17 not out) saved the day and secured a win for the Warriors.

Bowling honours for the Pirates went to Dempsey Camm and Jayden Lane who both claimed two wickets each.

The under-10's played a modified Twenty20 game.

Proserpine Red chose to bat first with Corey Dwyer (8 runs) and Jay O'Loughlin (5 runs) opening strong and while runs were difficult to get, Keyra Smith was able to push the scoring along with 15 runs.

The Proserpine Blues had to chase the Reds total of 36 runs and Cameron Shearer (7 runs) and Drayer Smith (12 runs) made a great start.

Middle order players Jordan Menzies (11 runs) and Roy Blain (4 runs) enabled the Blues to cruise past the Reds total with an over to spare.

The Have-A-Go mini-cricketers played some skill games followed by a double wicket competition.

The double wicket game was used to fine tune techniques and have some fun.

New players are always welcome at the Kelsey Creek cricket grounds two kilometres west of Proserpine on Friday afternoons from 4-6pm.


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