Bangarangs primed for T20 semi showdown
CRICKET: The Bangarangs will look to maintain their winning form when they line up against James' XI in the semi-final of the Frenchville Sports Club Corporate T20 Competition.
The competition leaders have lost just one game - to second-placed CQ Water Services who face Reece Plumbing in the other semi on Sunday morning.
The two winning teams will advance to the grand final at 1pm at the Rockhampton Cricket Ground.
The Bangarangs' skipper Angelo Conway said that despite his team having defeated James XI in the round matches, it would have to be at its best to get the win on the weekend.
"They've got some good players and it will be a really good match-up,” he said.
"My cousin, star batsman Jason Conway, plays for them so that's a nice little rivalry.
"We've played them once and had a really good win, with David Buchanan scoring 97 off 38 balls.”
This is The Bangarangs' second year in the competition. Last year, they just missed a place in the semis.
"We've got much the same line-up again. We've shown some good improvement this year and I'm really happy with how we've played,” Conway said.
"We've had solid team efforts in the majority of our games, with everyone chipping in.”
Conway said the corporate competition was a great concept, allowing players to get involved who wouldn't otherwise be able to commit to a full season of regular cricket.
"I enjoy the fact that we all still really love playing the game. There is some good cricket played in really good spirit.
"We just want to go out this weekend and play as well as we can.
"Win or lose, at the end of the day it's not the be all and end all as long as we go out and give it a good crack.”