Far North beats Central
CRICKET: Last weekend proved to be a whitewash for Central Queensland with both the Under-17s and Under 19s joining the Open age team in defeat.
With a quality line-up, the Central Queensland Under-19 team was expected to beat Tropical Far North in the two-day game at Rockhampton Cricket Ground.
The home side looked to be on the way to posting a big score with openers Alex Raguse and David Pezeros giving the innings a sold base as they took the score towards a hundred.
Pezeros made a half-century with first wicket down, Matthew Inwood, also scoring a half-century.
Unfortunately nobody went on to dominate the Tropical North attack and consequently the total was restricted to a score a little over 250 rather than an anticipated 300.
While the CQ total was modest on a good playing track, it quickly started to restore its favourites tag by knocking off the Tropical North top order to have the visitors struggling at 4-30 at stumps on the first day.
Unfortunately that was as close as CQ got to the win as some big scores in the middle order took the Tropical to victory.
The under-17s also worked hard to get into a winning position and then let the opposition in to take the match.
With the pace attack, led by Lachlan Collins, showing some fire, Tropical Far North was dismissed for 260.
Unfortunately the visitors' innings ended in time for CQ to bat out six overs before stumps were drawn.
This proved a disaster as the top order crumbled and CQ went into the second day with four wickets down.
They never recovered and were all out for 140.