Warriors wipe out Valleys by 133 runs
WITH a slightly wet and soggy outfield, the Valleys took on the Warriors at Kelsey Creek Sporting Complex on Saturday.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Warriors got off to a very strong start with opening batsman Bryce Fraser (33) and Luke Glindemann (55) laying a strong foundation for a big total.
Special mention must be made to Glindemann who hurt his knee early on in his innings and bravely batted through and took to the field on one leg.
Mitch Taylor (2/23 from four overs) was the pick of the Valleys' bowlers, removing both opening batsman to see Warriors still looking strong on 2/109.
This brought Scott Hardy (52) and Harry Quod (41 not out) to the crease, putting on an 82 run partnership before Aaron Regan (1/29 from six overs) struck to remove Scott.
Ryan Edkins (1/28 from six overs) was the only other Valleys' bowler to claim a wicket.
Not many bowlers were spared punishment, with Warriors finishing on 4/228 after 32 overs.
In what was always going to be a tough run-chase for Valleys, the team got off to the worst possible start to be 3/10 after six overs, with David Vickers (4/21 from eight overs) doing the damage.
Michael Hope (32) did his best to try and resurrect Valleys' innings, but it was a tough ask and he was bowled by Hayden Russel (3/16 from four overs) looking to put the foot down to increase the run rate.
Along with Mike, only Dale Mengel (17) and Mitch Taylor (16) were able to reach double figures with Valleys bundled out for a measly 92 runs to see Warriors victors by a massive 133 runs.
There will be no Saturday fixture this weekend, with Proserpine to play Bowen for the Woods Cup in Bowen on Sunday.
Proserpine will be looking to field both an A grade and a B grade side.
The games are to commence at Bowen Cricket Grounds at 10am on Sunday. A total of 22 players will be required to field two full sides, so there are plenty of spots up for grabs.
Interested players are encouraged to contact Craig Brown on 4945 1983 or Aaron Regan on 0400 688 417.