The President’s XI’s Jake Thompson hits out against the Gladstone Rebels.
The President’s XI’s Jake Thompson hits out against the Gladstone Rebels. Brenda Strong

The President's XI prove powerful

HOMELOANS Etc GPL Twenty/20 cricket action continued on the weekend, with one team helping themselves to a monster score.

The President’s XI amassed an impressive 5-236 during their 20 overs, scoring at more than 10 an over against the Gladstone Rebels.

Batsman Joel Maudsley knocked up 55 off 26 balls, forcing scorers to the calculator to work out the strike rate. His teammate Justin Brown smashed 45 off 18 deliveries.

Young Harry Fordyce was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 2-25 off three overs and Daniel Mackay did better than most, netting 2-27 off three.

In the run chase, the Rebels were not in the hunt, bowled out for 136, an even hundred off the President’s XI’s total.

This happened in 14.2 overs, and the best bowlers were Robby Woof with 2-18 off three overs and off-spinner Brenden Irwin with 1-8 off three.

Rebels batsmen Gavin Ogden and Brett Penridge were the pick of the order, getting 56 and 25 respectively for their team.

In the match between NFI and Dirty Mutts, the former won the toss and batted first at Clinton Park.

They scored a healthy 7-150 off 20 overs, with Andrew Caris netting 55 off 42 balls, and Carson Jones hitting 29 from 24.

Alan Cox was the pick of the bowlers, with 2-13 off two, and Terry Sawyer close behind with 2-14 off two.

Dirty Mutts were the victors, passing the score with just under five overs left.

Losing four wickets along the way, they were helped to the win by Carl Watt who struck 33 from 18 deliveries and Peter Shepherd knocking up 27 from 11 balls.

The best bowlers for NFI were Joel Rouse who finished with 3-25 off three overs and Doug Johnson 0-14 off two.



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