CQ side has rivals glancing behind

THE Central Queensland side has its more-fancied rivals looking over their shoulders after two days of the under-16 Intra-state Cricket Championships in Brisbane.

After defeating Far North Queensland in its first encounter on Sunday, CQ made it two from two yesterday when defeating Gold Coast by 39 runs.

Batting first after winning the toss, CQ reached 10-234 off 55 overs with Rockhampton's Preston White top-scoring with 97 off 120 deliveries and former Gladstone player Shaun Kelly belting 81 off 133. Coach Greg Slatter praised his leading batsmen's ability to build an innings and maintain concen-tration at the crease.

In reply, the much-vaunted Gold Coast outfit was restricted to 8-195 off its 55 overs.

Gladstone paceman Rowan Murray kept runs at a premium as well as picking up wickets to claim 2-16 off 10 overs while White completed another fine allround double, snaring 2-50 off 11.

Gladstone leg-spinner Michael Slatter finished with 1-19 off his five overs.

n former Gladstone allrounder Jason Seng showed good form with the bat to help steer Wynnum-Manly to a first innings victory in its Brisbane A grade clash with Gold Coast at Kerrydale on Saturday.

Batting at No.9, Seng came in after a middle order collapse but batted well with the tail to finish unbeaten on 32 and later finished with 0-14 in Gold Coast's second innings.

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