Tigers really burning bright with Big Bob

CQU Tigers unleashed a new bowling weapon on Saturday ? Andrew Keiler, otherwise known as "Big Bob''.

In his first A-grade appearance for CQU Tigers, Keiler is big, fast and his team-mates love him.

Keiler's fast bowling produced the figures of 5/18 (10 overs) in the Tigers' win over Gracemere in a reduced to 40-overs match in the Southern Star Sports Shield action at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds on Saturday.

The Tigers needed Keiler to fire after Gracemere's Harth brothers, Ryan (6/26) and Michael (3/30) destroyed the Tigers' batting line-up to have last year's runners-up dismissed for 134.

However, Gracemere were then bundled out for just 66 runs in the 26th over.

Keiler just hopes he has done enough to keep his spot. "I can't do much more,'' he said.

Keiler, originally from Monto, has played second grade for Tigers about two years ago and played for Valentine Plains in the Callide Dawson competition.

In other matches on the weekend, Brothers claimed the top spot with an impressive win over an under-manned Frenchville outfit at Jardine Park.

Cap Coast's Shaun Gilvear fell one run short of a century in his team's loss to Bluebirds at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds after being caught at mid-on by Cameron Milne.

"It's not the best (feeling), but it's better than getting nothing,'' Gilvear said.

That was the second time Gilvear had lost his wicket on 99 ? he suffered the same fate playing for the Central Queensland under-19s about three seasons back.

Round 3 ? CQU Tigers v Frenchville (RCG wicket 1), Bluebirds v Brothers (RCG wicket 2), Gracemere v Cap Coast (Yeppoon).



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