Gladstone stars miss out
WHILE Central Queensland had an easy win over Mackay on Sunday the Gladstone batsmen who featured would've liked a few more runs under their belt.
The Glen's trio of Dan Williams, Matt Inwood and Mick Heymer were picked in the side for the representative season opener, and will hopefully get a chance in the next round of matches to make amends on the scoreboard.
Inwood, chosen at three in the CQ side, made a duck, while Williams scored just one more than his teammate, and Heymer notched four.
“It wasn't that flash and would have been nice to make a few more (runs),” Williams said.
The Glen's captain said Inwood managed to take 2-14 off seven overs and bowled particularly well as he helped knock Mackay, which batted first, over cheaply.
The side was skittled for just 96 off 44 overs, the CQ bowling line-up keeping the visitors to a paltry run rate of just over two an over with a steady stream of wickets.
Chris Swain took the fine figures of 3-21 off seven overs, while Andrew Keiler (1-15) and Brock Siegert (1-12) tightened the screws on the Mackay batsmen.
CQ chased down the total after some early setbacks and finished on 9-194 after its allotted 50 overs.
The match had been reduced from a 100-over game due to wet weather.
CQ captain Tom Wells made a sterling 74 coming in at number four, and Aaron Harmsworth chimed in with 28.
His knock with Wells helped steady the ship as CQ had been swaying at 4-62.
In a fortnight's time CQ plays Townsville and Cairns in Mackay in 50-over matches.