U15s led the pack

Martin Kelly on his way to an unbeaten 71.

The U15s were the stand out of the weekend for the Eumundi-Cooroy Cricket club, when they dominated Nambour on the Sel Bonnel turf after winning the toss and electing to field first. Tight fielding and sharp catches (take note 3As!) built the presssure, combined with an outstanding bowling performance by Ryan Christensen (4 for 3), helped dismiss Nambour for 71 runs. Then, Cooroy openers Martin Kelly (71no) and Lachlan Harrison (72no) combined for an undefeated 162 run partnership. A superb team performance, and with the first innings already won, the boys will start fresh next Saturday in an attempt to force the outright win.

U12 White were again not at their best in their home clash against Tewantin-Noosa Storm. In a low scoring encounter, Cooroy could only manage a disappointing 3 for 78 off their 30 overs mainly due to some good, tight bowling. Reilly Carroll again in the runs with a classy 21no. In reply, Cooroy also bowled well but with no luck, as TNT batted solidly to 2 for 90 off their 30 overs. The boys have a bye this weekend, which may just recharge those batteries and get them back to their winning ways.

It was the same story for 3As this weekend, as they let multiple chances slip by at Coolum. Losing the toss and asked to field first, Cooroy bowled well, but with little luck, restricting the run rate early on. Andrew Beveridge (3 for 52) and Peter Clark (3 for 64) got amongst the wickets, but it was those dropped catches that made the difference, enabling Coolum skipper Paul McNamarra to amass a superb 146. Dropped on 20, and a further 4 times, he made Cooroy pay, and led his side to a respectable 8 for 241 when bad light stopped play. Oh, what could have been had those catches been taken! But with a strong batting line up, all is not lost, and the boys will be confident in chasing the total down.

5th Grade were given a lesson in batting when they hosted Caboolture on Sel Bonnel Oval. Winning the toss and batting first, Caboolture hit 4 for 220 off their 40 overs. In reply, Cooroy were in trouble early until junior Ryan Christensen (25) and Darcey Crawford-Rickards (40) offered some resistance. But it was not enough, and Cooroy were dismissed for a disappointing 94 in reply.

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