Frenchville looks ominous

Frenchville’s Karl Batey put everything into his delivery in Saturday’s game.
Frenchville’s Karl Batey put everything into his delivery in Saturday’s game. Sharyn Oneill Rokscri

AS THE PFD Cup rounds draw to an end Frenchville is well on its way to another premiership in the 80-over competition.

Frenchville was superb in the field and a combination of tight bowling and quality batting from its top order helped steer the reigning premier to victory in its final-round match against Norths.

Undefeated throughout the final rounds, Frenchville looks the goods in the 2011/12 PFD Cup A-grade competition in the field, with David Goltz and Karl Batey arguably the best bowlers in the competition.

"They bowled good areas. A lot of early breakthroughs put a lot of pressure on the Norths side," Frenchville captain Todd Wells said.

"We bowled Norths out for 110, with our top bowlers taking those early wickets.

"Chaice Bidgood and Jason Wells cleaned up the last couple of wickets fairly quickly to secure our win."

Frenchville finished the day in a good position, deciding to bat for a second innings, after making Norths chase a competitive total.

"We batted for the last 30 overs of the day, with Joe McGahan getting 39 runs off just 30 balls," Wells said.

"Carl Batey and Brock Siegert also batted really well, using the second innings as a practice before the final."

Wells said the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds pitch played well, with a perfect bounce and carry for bowlers and batters.

"It would come close to being the best wicket we have played on all year," he said.

The Frenchville team is confident heading into the finals in two weeks, with Wells impressed with his team's efforts all-round.

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