Rivals in two run semi-final thriller
JUST two runs separated rivals The Glen and BITS in a thrilling Gladstone Cricket under-13/14 semi-final at Clinton No.2 on Saturday.
In a fantastic weekend of sudden-death junior clashes, there was no doubt this lowscoring battle generated the most amount of excitement.
Batting first, Mitchell Inwood (18) and Nick Dunseath (15) played key knocks as The Glen were bowled out for 94.
Scott Cleaver led the BITS bowling charge, taking 3-13, while Dominic Tanner, Angus O'Brien and Matt Scott took two apiece.
BITS put up a spirited pursuit in their chase with Aaron Chilcott (30) and Scott (26no) batting well.
But the bowling attack spearheaded by Inwood and David Heymer, who took two wickets each dismissed BITS agonisingly short of the target.
At Yaralla Oval, The Glen under-16 team easily accounted for their younger teammates in their under-15/16 semi.
Michael Heymer top-scored with 45 as The Glen under-16 scored a formidable 7-176 batting first.
Damien Levett was the under-15 team's best bowler, taking 2-27.
Luke Woof (18) and David Heymer (15) tried hard for the younger team, but Heymer and Matthew Inwood's accuracy proved tough to get away as the under-15 boys were dismissed for 86.
Heymer backed up his top-score with the best bowling figures (3-8), while Inwood claimed 3-14.
Calliope emerged victorious from a bowler dominated under-12 semi against Brothers at the Leagues Club.
Jordan Felgen took 4-14 and Christian Welch three wickets as Calliope were bowled out for 75. Andrew Wootton top-scored with 18.
But Brothers also struggled in their reply bowled out for just 43 by a tight Calliope attack.
John Stewart (3-1) was unplayable, while Chris Bauer (2-3) also bowled well.
Meanwhile, The Glen were victorious in the under-9 and under-11 matches beating Calliope and Brothers respectively.