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Avatar prove they can walk the talk

Avatar batsman Alex Christian attempts a shot in his side’s match against Frenchville Falcons.
Avatar batsman Alex Christian attempts a shot in his side’s match against Frenchville Falcons. Sharyn Oneill

NEW kids on the block Avatar Cricket Club proved they could walk the talk after a dominant start in the Frenchville Sports Club Twenty20 competition.

Ahead of the competition club president and player Dhamodharan Raman said he believed his side could be lining up in the second division final of the competition in three week's time and the club made a very positive start at the weekend with back-to-back wins at Rockhampton Cricket Ground.

"We made a really good start to the competition and we're very happy with how we played in our first two matches," Raman said.

On Saturday, Avatar lined up against Cap Coast and restricted them to 83 runs in their allotted 20 overs, with Rajkumar Devdoss taking 4-9, and Alex Christian snaring 2-9, of the nine wickets that fell.

Avatar went into bat and earned themselves a bonus point by reaching their target in 11 overs to nab an eight wicket victory.

Avi Brighton reached 36 runs not out, while skipper Arun Mohan contributed 19.

Yesterday Avatar faced Frenchville, who Raman expected to test his side.

Avatar batted first, reaching 9-135 with Brighton performing well with the bat again, top scoring with 55 off 32 balls.

Vatsal Naik chipped in with 21 and Achille Wood made 16, before backing up with the ball taking 3-9.

Avatar's impressive bowling and fielding attack saw Frenchville all out for 77 runs in 18 overs, and once again Avatar's convincing 38 run win earned them a bonus point, positioning them at the top of the table.

In yesterday's other second division matches Norths defeated Cap Coast and Gracemere had a win over Brothers.

"I saw come of Gracemere's match and they look very strong - they will be a challenge but we will put up a good fight and try to keep playing good cricket," Raman said. Corporate division games also got underway yesterday, while premier division matches begin on Friday.

Frenchville Sports Club T20 Draw

Jan 10: Corporate Div, Rnd 1.2, 5.30pm Back on Track Eagle v Hawks (RCG2)

Jan 11: Premier Div, Rnd 1.2, 5.30pm Gracemere Brunny Bulls v Cap Coast (RCG2).

Jan 12: Premier Div, Rnd 2+3, 10am Frenchville Falcons v Brothers (RCG3); Gracemere BYE; Norths v Cap Coast (RCG1). 2pm, Frenchville Falcons v Norths (RCG3); Gracemere v Brothers (RCG1); Cap Coast BYE.

Second Div, Rnd 1.2, Brothers v Norths (RCG2).

Topics:  avatar, cricket



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