Skipper sees positives despite big loss against BITS Green
CRICKET: While the top-tier level of cricket enjoyed a break, there were other games played yesterday.
The first actual round of the Gladstone Cricket Incorporated Senior T20 competition got under way after rain washed out most games last weekend.
But unfortunately for hosts Yaralla Red, the men from BITS Green were too good on the day.
Red's captain Tony Wroe remained buoyant despite a 88-run loss.
"We have got a lot of young kids in our team and we are trying to give everyone a go," he said.
As BITS Green skipper Scott Pitt plundered 74 (60 balls) to help his team amass 163, Wroe liked what he saw from a couple of his bowlers.
"Les Purnell played his first game and bowled well with three overs for just 13 runs and Matt Perkins was good with his leg spin and he took 1-15 off his two overs," he said.
Father and son combination of Doug and Toby Johnson also snared a wicket each.
"Matt Tudman returned back to the club and he made an unbeaten 25 runs," Wroe said.
Pitt said he was 'very rusty' and said Kiernan Lord made a handy 30 off 23 balls while youngster Adam Hull opened the batting with Pitt to make 13 off 23.
"We lost last week in the final over of the game to BITS Gold and it was nice to pick up a win," Pitt said.
Best of the BITS bowlers were Darren Box with 3-19, Steve White 3-2 and beanpole paceman Ky Hull (1-14).