U12 Lightning at home v Coolum. Winning the toss and electing to bat, TNT made a solid start before the constant loss of wickets had TNT in trouble, a strong performance from Piyush pushing the total to 69. TNT took the field eager to put the pressure on, and it started with a wicket first ball by Max, and a run out soon after. More wickets fell, with two taken by Ollie, and Coolum were on the ropes at 6-40. Then Coolum needed 12 runs, TNT 1 wicket, but Coolum’s last wicket partnership prevailed for a narrow win.
U12 Storm v Coolum away. TNT were sent in to bat and reached 6/92 by drinks, Coolum only needing 1 more wicket. Jacob and Max hung in and kept making runs, lifting TNT to 153, Jacob 58no. After taking 3 quick wickets in the first few overs TNT were looking good, but Coolum dug their heels in and piled on the runs and in a good position at drinks 3/90. A tight contest came down to the final ball, TNT needing 1 wicket, Coolum 4 runs. 2 runs came off it, TNT taking out this nailbiter.
U13 Lightning v SC Grammar away. TNT were sent in to bat, and it was low scoring from the start, and that continued on until the drinks break, reaching 4/58. The run rate picked up with Luke S and Oliver W putting a good partnership, TNT finishing 8/123, Luke 54 and Oliver 24no. TNT took to the field with lots of energy, and put the pressure back on with tight bowling and great fielding, restricting Grammar to 7/106. Tom L 3/11, and a wicket each to Brandon H , Cohyn N (and 2 catches), Mitch R and Samuel M.
U14 v Caloundra away, day 1 of 2. Caloundra won the toss and batted, and first session TNT had them at 3/58 after 18, but a few missed chances were capitalised on by Caloundra in the next session as they really ramped it up and put plenty of runs on, finishing all out for 202, Ben Anderson taking 4 catches. Caloundra’s bowlers had us under pressure immediately, TNT limped to 5/45 at the end of play, with lots to do next week.
U15 v Palmwoods away, day 1 of 2. The 4th placed TNT faced a must win game guarantee a semi-final spot. TNT were sent in to bat and compiled a solid 8/162 after their 55 overs, a good score on a pitch that had plenty of life for the fast bowlers. Top scorers were Ben Stewart 45 , Ben White 28, Cooper Langan 21 and Dan White 16. Good line and length bowling will be the key for the TNT bowlers next week.