FORMER Yaralla clubman Ken Wogandt showed no sign of sentiment, playing a key role in Calliope's 71-run Gladstone Cricket A grade victory against Yaralla at Yaralla Oval last Saturday.
Opening the batting, Wogandt produced the highest score of the match, posting 63 in Calliope's total of 9-238 off its allotted 50 overs before donning the wicketkeeping gloves and taking five catches as Yaralla were bundled out for 167.
Wogandt shared a 110-run stand for the second wicket with allrounder Garry Eddy (58) to set his side on the path to a challenging total.
The pair reached 117 before Eddy fell to paceman Jay Stevens after smacking 10 boundaries during his stay at the crease.
Wogandt was the next to go, being lured out of his crease by off-spinner Ron Davies, with Yaralla 'keeper Trevor Tickner breaking the stumps to have Calliope 3-140 in the 28th over. Wogandt's innings contained nine boundaries.
Calliope didn't fully capitalise on the position with the run rate falling away a little over the remainder of the innings, how-ever, a fine unbeaten 48 from Cory Matthews ensured Yaralla would have a tough target to chase.
Davies was the most successful of Yaralla's bowlers, claiming 3-41 off 10 overs while Grant Webster (2-44), in his first game of the season and Alan Ryder (2-50) also bowled well on a true batting pitch.
Despite the conditions being ideal for run-gathering, Yaralla started and ended its innings poorly to be dismissed for 167 off 44 overs.
After slumping to 3-20, Yaralla wrestled back control of the game through brothers Troy (58) and Grant Webster (61) who added 110 runs for the fourth wicket before Troy got a touch to Wogandt off paceman Scott Tippet in the 32nd over.
When Tippet also snared Grant 14 runs later, it triggered a procession of wickets, leaving Yaralla to tumble from second spot to third behind The Glen.
Matthews (2-15), Matt Lanzon (2-27), Ryan Olive (2-21) and Tippet (2-44) were among the wickets for Calliope.