Tigers pounce with victory roar

SOME sharp fielding has steered the CQU Tigers to first innings points in their Rockhampton Cricket Association 2005-06 Southern Star Sports Shield clash with Cap Coast.

The Tigers pounced on their opportunities in the field to score a hard-fought 35-run win in the opening round match at the Yeppoon Showgrounds on Saturday.

Chasing the Tigers' 182-run target, the Coast were all out for 146 after starting the day at 2/25.

The Coast suffered when Tigers youngster Andrew Flamank took a sharp catch in the covers off James Parr to remove dangerman Shaun Gilvear (34). Flamank split the webbing in his left hand taking the catch, but returned to the field and Tigers' bowling.

It proved a turning point in the match, with Coast captain Justin Stower (35) the only other batsman to get a start. Tigers captain Steve McDonald (4/19) cleaned up the tail with his medium-pacers.

At stumps, the Tigers finished their second innings at 1/82 with run-machine Craig Wilkes (57no) posting a powerful half-century, which included eight boundaries.



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