Cap Coast capt disappointed in result despite close scores
THE GLADSTONE games in Round 3 of the Capricornia Club Challenge between Frenchville and Gladstone Brothers and Gracemere and Yaralla were both washed out.
As such, only one game was played on Saturday, with Capricorn Coast taking on The Glen at the Yeppoon Showgrounds.
Going into the match, Cap Coast were yet to win a game. And they remain without a win, despite a competitive match in which they fell just 28 runs short of the Glen's 177.
Cap Coast captain, Mark Wigginton said while he was not pleased with the loss, his side is improving and there were encouraging signs as they pushed The Glen.
"I am disappointed with the result," Wigginton said.
"But it was our first home game of the season and I was pleased with our improvement. We are starting to get some things right and it was great we were competitive in this match."
The Glen won the toss and elected to bat, as most teams in this competition do.
"There was nothing in the pitch," Wigginton said.
"It played well and it did take a bit of turn later on. There was a little bit of rain, but the outfield and wicket were dry. Most teams like to bat first and make the opposition chase. Not a lot of teams chase well in this competition."
And this game followed that script, despite Cap Coast coming close. In the field they restricted The Glen to just 177, bowling them out in the 38th over.
Daniel Eyles and Nathan Millar were the pick of the Cap Coast bowlers, both sending down tight spells and claiming two wickets each.
In reply, Cap Coast batsman Josh Wigginton and Daniel Eyles both got starts and formed a partnership. They looked comfortable at the crease at the midway mark of their 40 over run chase. Then it unravelled.
"Josh was bowled LBW for 21 in the 21st over, just after the drinks break," Wigginton said.
"Then Daniel was bowled for 19 shortly after that. We were looking good, as was their partnership, up to that point but when they both fell in quick succession we were in a bit of trouble."
Despite a blistering run-a-ball-65 from Nathan Millar late in the game, The Glen's Jason Seng bowled well to clean up the Cap Coast tail and Millar ran out of partners, just 28 runs short of their target.
Rd 3 Capricornia Club Challenge
The Glen 177 all out off 37.4 overs defeated Cap Coast 149 a.o off 36.3 overs