Hall?s haul ensures BITS victory
FIVE wickets from medium-pacer Lucas Hall ensured BITS scored their first victory of the Gladstone Cricket A grade season against Calliope on Saturday.
Young gun Hall produced his best A grade bowling figures, finishing with 5/38 to help the Islanders to a good 52-run win at Bunting Park.
Chasing 260 to win, Calliope got off to a great start with Ken Wogandt and Nathan Rabnott, filling in for Peter Ferguson, putting on 92 for the first wicket.
But Hall, who is better known as a batsman, stepped up to the plate.
He knocked over Wogandt for a well-made 59 and backed that up with the wickets of Rabnott (45) and skipper Brett Rideout in quick succession.
Middle-order trio Aaron Baldwin, Dan Williams and Garry Eddy got starts, but were unable to go on as Hall continued on his merry way to a five-wicket haul.
Number seven Matthew Lanzon showed plenty of great stroke play to give the home team a hope, but when he fell for 37, BITS had secured the victory.
Hall's five wickets were the standout, but opening bowler Brad Webber deserved better than his 1/58 off 20.3 overs.
BITS had time for another bat and finished 2/89 at stumps, Dan Gelder with 43 not out the pick of the batsmen.