CRICKET: The Glen has kept within striking distance of the top of the Capricorn Challenge ladder after a comprehensive victory against BITS at the weekend.
Winning the toss and electing to bat on a good wicket, the The Glen batted through its 40 overs to post a competitive score of 5/189 at Sun Valley Oval.
It could've been much worse for BITS had they not restricted The Glen through the middle overs with Sam Lowry (75) and Eric Fourie (61) getting the hosts off to a blazing start.
Playing in blustery conditions with a howling south-easterly wind, top scorer Lowry said conditions were challenging but The Glen soon clicked into gear.
"It was swinging a little bit early but apart from that it was a pretty good wicket to bat on,” he said.
Needing a solid effort in order to chase down The Glen's total, BITS never looked like seriously challenging the hosts as they were bowled out for 93.
All-rounder Lowry didn't bowl due to a stress fracture in his toe, but it mattered for little as other bowlers chipped in with wickets.
"Chad Gilmour bowled really well and so did Harry Rideout and Dave Heymer,” he said.
"We got them out with about five overs left, but their tail wagged a bit.”
Gilmour finished with the tidy figures of 2/15 from eight overs in his first game of the season.
BITS captain Terry Sawyer says his side is bowling well but is struggling with the bat.
"We're just not scoring enough runs,” he said.
"Our bowling has been pretty good in the last couple of games. "I was pretty happy keeping them under 200 ruins because they were 0/60 after about eight overs.”
Medium pacers Nathan Cobb (four wickets) and Tim Jackson chipped in for BITS.
BITS are back at home next week against Cap Coast while The Glen play Frenchville away.