CQ too good in NQ clash
CENTRAL Queensland's under-19 cricket team won its North Queensland Championship final in Mackay yesterday.
Playing Tropical North, CQ posted a first innings total of 186, with Gladstone's Nathan Rabnott top-scoring with 56 runs before CQ's bowlers shared the honours in dismissing Tropical North for 129 runs.
The match then became interesting with CQ bowled out for 114 in their second innings leaving Tropical North needing 172 runs off 27 overs for victory.
Tropical North finished at 6/124, an innings which included three run-outs.
The CQ open team could not overcome Tropical North in their final.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, CQ needed more runs on the board on Saturday when they were bundled out for 203.
Rockhampton's Sean Toovey (61) and Emerald's Shaun Richardson (40) were CQ's top scorers.
In reply, Tropical North's innings ended on 367 with veteran Darren Frakes retiring on 108 runs.