Bonus points a boost for Valleys and Souths
IN SATURDAY'S game between Valleys and Wanderers, Wanderers won the toss and batted first.
This turned out to be a big mistake as Wanderers were two for five in the first two overs as Valleys openers Sandro Steffannon (2-29 off 5 overs) and Damian Anderson (2-17 off 8 overs) applied plenty of pressure and at times aggression.
By the time the two openers finished their spells they had Wanderers in big trouble at 4 for 38. Wanderers opener Rob Yates (49 with 10 4's) was the only batsman to offer any real resistance. Johnny Featherstone chipped in for a handy 16.
But the star performance of the innings was Steve Martin when he came on to bowl amazing swing bowling to claim 4 for 8 in 4 overs.
Kirby Morunga also claimed 2-18 off 4 overs. Wanderers were bowled out for 112.
When Valleys batted they lost opener Alaister Middleton for 5, but a great partnerships between Col Harris (40no with 4 fours) and Curtis Allen (36 with 6 4's) then Harris and Damian Anderson (20no with 2 4's and a six) allowed Valleys to cruised to victory in the 22nd over and claimed a bonus point win.
In the match between Tenterfield and Souths, the visitors batted first.
A brittle top order saw them in big trouble at 5 for 33 with Souths opening bowlers Harry Williams (3-33 off 5 overs) and Jordan Lanza (3-17 off 8 overs) going through the top order. A steadying partnership between Allan Donges (27 with 4 4's) and M Austin (27 with 6 4's) allowed Tenterfield to post a score of 96, no other batsmen scored more then 5.
When it was Souths' turn to bat, they lost one of their openers for 0 but that was the last of the bad news for the home side as they galloped to victory in the 12th over to claim 2 bonus points. on the back of Adam Bonner (45no with 8 4's) and an all round great game by Jordan Lanza (46no with 8 4's) backing up his maiden century last week.
This week sees the return of T20 cricket with Stanthorpe taking on Warwick on Sunday in rep cricket.