CLOSE MATCH: The Glen came within three runs of victory despite only having 10 players.
CLOSE MATCH: The Glen came within three runs of victory despite only having 10 players. Matt Taylor GLA170218CRIC

The Glen in narrow loss to Gracemere

CRICKET: The Glen A-grade team came heartbreakingly close to snatching victory from Gracemere in the Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Challenge.

Despite having 10 players, The Glen lost by only three runs at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.

Gracemere batted first innings and scored 178 runs off 40 overs

The Glen were bowled out for 176 in the final over with two balls remaining.

Captain Dave Heymer was disappointed with the loss but couldn't fault the effort put in by the players.

"Missing one player did make a difference and Jason Seng who was away due to other commitments,” Heymer said.

"I can't fault the players for the effort they put in and pushed Gracemere to the end to make them earn the win.”

Waqar Younis stood out for The Glen with bat and ball, scoring 44 and taking two for 27 off eight overs.

"Younis really put in a great effort during the game and saved at least 20 runs in the field,” Heymer said.

The Glen middle-order batsmen got among the runs, with Heymer having a captain's knock of 50, Liam Kirk 24 and Michael Heymer a handy 23 runs.

Tight accurate bowling by The Glen put pressure on the Gracemere batsmen with Harry Rideout two for 30 and Jake Robinson two for 25 off their allotted eight overs.



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