BITS win in A-grade style against Frenchville

CRICKET: BITS is relishing its opportunity at A-grade level after a comprehensive 101-run win over Frenchville in round three of Cap Challenge.

Frenchville may have rued winning the toss when BITS were sent in.

The home side made 279 with Tim Jackson again among the runs with 74 and excellent contributions from Matt Toohey (38 runs) and Dan Harvey who made 31.

"With the loss of Humphrey (Toohey) after drinks, the order was shuffled around with the run-rate travelling well,” BITS captain Lucas Hall said.

"Jordy Wilson, Dan Harvey and Paul Rose were pushed up the order to keep the run-rate going up and they did just that.”

BITS were superbly-placed at 2-128 after 20 overs and pushed on in the final 20 overs.

It was anyone's game when Frenchville were 3-112 at drinks before Terry Sawyer (3-49) claimed two wickets which sparked a collapse from which the visitors were never in it.

Justin Singh chipped in with 2-29 while Jackson completed a great game by cleaning up the tail to finish with 2-5.

"Kye Hull and Justin Singh did a great job and both bowlers claimed an early wicket each to put Frenchville on the back foot,” Hall said.

Yaralla's miserable start continued after it was bowled out for 67 chasing Cap Coast's 244.

Asher Colley had an outstanding match with 43 runs before he claimed 4-30. He also made 43 while Brendan Dunbar made a brilliant 103.

Yaralla captain Jason Batchelor snared 3-23 to be the pick of the bowlers while Angus Dow and Harrison Rideout took two wickets each.

It was a similar result between The Glen and Gracemere. The Glen were bowled out for 60 at Sun Valley with Gracemere's Tim Reid's six wickets doing the damage. The visitors got the runs after losing just two wickets.



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