• Big win puts Townview into final

    Date: 2018.07.01 | Category: 南京夜网 | Tags:

    TOWNVIEW Cricket Club has qualified for the Mount Isa Cricket Association Twenty20 final after defeating Western Bulls at the weekend.
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    ALL ROUND PERFORMER: Wayne Wood is proving to be one of Townview’s most important players with another strong game at the weekend.

    Needing a big win to boost its percentage, Townview restricted Bulls to only 117 from 20 overs, after earlier making 199.

    “We spoke about the need to try and win this match by the largest margin that we could,” Townview vice-captain Billy Baillie said.

    “With Panthers losing to the Challengers, we knew there was no reason to have a crack.”

    Townview had many batsmen make starts, but middle-order pair Chris Phillips (43) and Wayne Wood (47) had a strong partnership.

    “This was only Wayne’s second match for us and his first Twenty20 match after playing in the six-a-side last week,” Baillie said.

    “He is already proving to be a crucial member of our side, as he also opened the bowling and took a wicket on Saturday.

    “But unfortunately, it looks like he won’t be available for the final next week, with both Clint Heuir and Az Germaine coming back into the team.”

    After a strong innings, Townview started its bowling innings off perfectly when skipper Cody Tully bowled a two-wicket maiden in the opening over.

    “Cody got the innings off to a perfect start and that really set the platform for us trying to keep them around 100,” Baillie said.

    “The early wickets lifted the team spirit and saw a really determined effort in the field.

    “If we can play with that same intensity next weekend against Black Stars it should be a tight encounter.”

    Tully finished with figures of 3-15 off his four overs, with Baillie claiming 3-16 himself.

    The only Bulls batsman to provide any sort of resistance was opener Wes Hall, who made 45.

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