Frenchville bundled out for 34 runs
By AARON KELLY IT WAS a performance that would have done Glenn McGrath proud, but for Biloela's Ryan Harth it was just another day at the office.
Harth, 24, produced one of the best bowling displays in recent times at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds on Saturday.
The Gracemere bowler finished with the figures of 6/12 off 15 overs, which included 10 maidens, to single-handedly guide Gracemere to back-to-back Southern Star Sports Shield wins over Frenchville.
Defending his side's 84-run target, Harth ripped through the Frenchville batting line-up with the competition frontrunners losing their final six wickets in as many runs to be all out for 34.
Harth continued on his matchwinning ways with the bat, topscoring with 39 for Gracemere in their second innings.
Harth's man-of-the-match performance is quite incredible considering this time last season he was recovering from a knee reconstruction from playing rugby league.
"I've been working really hard on my batting, but I got a little bit out of the pitch with the ball on Saturday,'' Harth said.
In other games, defending champions Brothers survived a scare against Cap Coast.
Staring down the barrel of two straight defeats, Brothers held on to record a thrilling one-run victory against a 10-man Coast outfit at Kalka Shades.
At Jardine Park, a captain's knock from Steve McDonald (100) and five-wicket haul from young leg-spinner Justin Peacock, on debut, steered the CQU Tigers to a 91-run win over Bluebirds.
Round 5 (Nov 26/Dec 3) ? Bluebirds v Gracemere (Kalka Shades), Brothers v CQU Tigers (Rockhampton Cricket Grounds), Cap Coast v Frenchville (Yeppoon Showgrounds). ? Points ? Brothers 30, CQU Tigers 26, Frenchville 26, Bluebirds 18, Gracemere 18, Cap Coast 8.