The Batchelor and Survivor star in stunning stand
CRICKET: Yaralla cricket gun Jason Batchelor and Queensland Bulls Masters Lee Carseldine piled on more than 150 runs for QAL against BSL in the Industries Gladstone 20-20 Cricket Challenge on Saturday.
Batchelor smashed the ball to all parts and hit his way to 105 runs which is also the 20-20 Industries record.
QAL took out the Industries match and competition by piling on 236 runs while BSL made a great chase with 230 and second overall.
The carnival atmosphere at BITS Oval attracted a big crowd which witnessed the likes of Adam Dale, Ryan Broad, Chris Simpson, Chris Swann, Geoff Foley and Ken Healy.
"Chris Swann swung the ball and was hard to get away and I reckon him and Geoff Foley were holding back a bit," Batchelor said.
Carseldine, also an Australian Survivor Star, said his form was 'scratchy' but enjoyed the day.
"It's been a great day, great weather and a lot of runs scored," he said.
Dale, who sent down several overs of gentle medium pacers and was hard to get away, said there was sledging on the field.
"But all of them were said with a smile," Dale added.
"It was a fantastic day and everyone has the chance to get involved where there are no losers."
Local Jason Holzberger played for the Gladstone Ports Corporation side told of his experience facing Broad.
"I faced Broad for two overs and he still had some pace, but I think the Bulls boys were taking it easy," Holzberger said.
Unlike the usual format of team versus team to determine the winner, the Industries competition goes across the weekend with the team that has scored the most runs announced as the winner on Sunday.
The Industries competition was played between QAL, BSL, Santos, GPCL, APLNG, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Orica and QGC.
QAL 236, BSL 230, GPC 207, RTAY 205, Orica 161, APLNG 148, QGC 125, Santos 124.