Tewantin Thunder 5th grade’s one day final was on at Read Park on Australia Day. Unfortunately the boys couldn’t keep the momentum going. Buderim got away to a flyer with the bat before Matt Smalley pegged them back with 3 quick wickets. A change of pace to spin reaped rewards and Charlie Chaplin picked up 4 wickets and Gary Madsen two – including a screamer of a catch from skipper Deon Baker, to have the visitors skittled for 124. This looked a very gettable target. However, a wicket on the very first ball of the Thunder innings didn’t help and no batsman could really get a start to some tight Buderim bowling. It ended up being a comfortable victory to the visitors with the Thunder being bundled out for 78, well short of the target. The two-day finals are now firmly in focus and there’s extra incentive to take out the final.