THE Glen atoned for last week's Cap Coast Challenge final loss to Gracemere by smashing Yaralla by 137 runs on Saturday. Sam Lowry continued his sparking form with a classy 85 runs for The Glen which batted first on a flat pitch at the Yaralla sports complex. Lowry mixed his innings wonderfully well which consisted of nudges for one's, two's and threes with nine boundaries including three that cleared the fence. Lowry, hard-hitting Glen Stanton-Cook (55 runs) and Michael Heymer put in a Christmas feast as the trio were the major contributors to help amass 7-296. Stanton-Cook was savage and hit four sixes and equalled that in fours as he and David Heymer put on 48 before Heymer holed out to the bowling of left-arm medium pacer Drew McAullay (2-68). Lowry then combined with Michael Heymer in a fourth-wicket stand of 151 before the latter fell also to the bowling of McAullay for a well-made 69 and by that stage The Glen had compiled an imposing 4-268. Nathan Spencer toiled hard for the hosts to finish with a respectful 3-51, but for the large part, Yaralla's bowlers were punished to all parts. Yaralla were immediately on the back foot losing Harry Fordyce (six runs) and Jason Batchelor, for 17, cheaply and they were 3-39. Only the talented Waqar Yunus (44 runs) and McAullay, who made 34, made any resistance of note. Chad Gilmour led the way with 2-32 off his eight overs while Michael Matz snared 4-18 (eight overs) and Lowry completed his big day out taking 1-22 and conceding just 22 runs as Yaralla could muster 9-159. All cricket takes a break for the Christmas and New Year before resuming on January 9 with The Glen having a bye and Gladstone Brothers taking on Yaralla at Clinton from noon.
THE GLEN'S CHRISTMAS RUN FEAST The Glen 7-296 (S Lowry 85, M Heymer 69, G Stanton-Cook 55; N Spencer 3-51, D McAullay 2-68) d Yaralla 9-159 (W Yunus 44, D McAullay 34; M Matz 4-18, C Gilmour 2-32) CRICKET RESUMES: A-grade and Reserves on Saturday, January 9; B-grade on Sunday, January 10