Local cricketers feature for CQ sides
GLADSTONE players played key roles as Central Queensland starred in round one of the North Queensland Cricket Championships on the weekend in Rockhampton.
CQ scored convincing wins over a flat Mackay/Whitsunday in the Open and under-19 games, but went down narrowly in the under-17 clash.
Calliope star Scott Tippet was a leading performer, claiming 1/13 off 11 overs as CQ knocked over the Mackay boys for just 79 in the Open match. CQ smashed 345 in reply, with Todd Wells contributing a fine 154.
Unfortunately for skipper Grant Webster of Yaralla, he contributed just 3.
Gladstone under-19 players featured prominently as they scored an outright win.
The Glen's Rowan Murray relished the bowling conditions, finishing with seven wickets for the match (3/16 and 4/24).
Calliope batsman Nathan Rabnott played a fine hand in the first innings, top-scoring with 40 in CQ's tally of 144.
Rabnott showed he can do the business with the ball as well, claiming 2/20 in their opponents second dig.
BITS all-rounder Lucas Hall also shone, making a patient 35 in a sheet-anchor role.
Meanwhile, BITS batsman Shay Bosworth and Yaralla's Michael Slatter were among the action as their under-17 team lost narrowly.