Frenchville has finals in sights



FRENCHVILLE all-rounder Jason Wells has the runs on the board to warrant a batting promotion.

Thanks to his quickfire 67 (68 balls) last weekend, after coming in at number nine, Frenchville are in a strong position today defending 229 against Gracemere at Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.

But the 23-year-old admits he is yet to ask older brother, and captain, Todd for a promotion up the order.

"No, not yet. Maybe two or three spots would be good, but that would be it,'' Jason said.

Adding more merit to his newfound form with the willow, is the fact Jason is fighting to cement a permanent place in the first grade line up.

"It (scoring runs) is a good feeling ? it doesn't always happen, but when it does you sort of soak it up a bit.

"It's looking a bit more promising to be staying there (first grade).''

Jason is also in good form with the ball.

His off-spinners yielded 5/37 (15.3 overs) against CQU Tigers in the previous round.

"I haven't had much of a bowl this season in first grade.

"Because of the way the wickets have been playing not many innings go past 40 or 50 overs and that's when I'd usually come on.''

Jason said Frenchville were looking to hold on to third place with a win today, and gather momentum heading into the finals.

He believes premiership favourite Brothers, shooting for their seventh straight title, are beatable.

"You've got to put them under pressure, but you've got to do it for two days.

"Otherwise they're that good a side they can come back if you give them a chance.



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