Lachlan Hartley’s ton sets up win for Frenchville
LACHLAN Hartley broke through to score his maiden century as Frenchville claimed its first win of the 2014-15 season, but big brother Brent still holds the bragging rights in the Hartley household.
The Hartley brothers opened the batting together for Frenchville on Saturday afternoon as the Falcons claimed a 38-run win over a resurgent Capricorn Coast at Yeppoon Showgrounds in the opening round of the Capricornia Club Challenge.
Lachlan, 19, scored his first century in the Frenchville Sports Club A-grade premiership competition in Frenchville's 6-192 before he was dismissed for 111 (125 balls).
Older brother Brent, 21, scored 113 - his first A-grade hundred - last season in Frenchville's 7-330 against Capricorn Coast in March.
"He looked pretty good the whole time," Brent said of Lachlan.
"I've still got him covered. I was scoring (with mum Vicki) and I was like 'he's getting close' but then he popped a ball up and was out just short of my score."
Lachlan and Brent had Frenchville off to a steady start, combining to put on 53 before young paceman Brad Dunsby broke their partnership.
After a quickfire 19 from Matthew Oates, Dunsby strode to the crease and put on a 54-run partnership with Daniel Stubbs (33) before he was dismissed for 22.
The A-grade club premiership takes a break next weekend as the region's top cricketers host Mackay in a 100-over match in Round 1 of the North Queensland championships.
2014-15 Capricornia Club Challenge
ROUND 1 - SATURDAY
Frenchville Falcons 6-192 (L Hartley 111, J Wells 22; B Dunsby 8-0-31-4) def Capricorn Coast 111 (J Wiggington 35, D Stubbs 33; T Applewaite 7-0-29-3) at Yeppoon.
Gracemere Bulls 9-147 (M O'Keeffe 49, L Johnstone 35; R Doherty 8-1-21-4) def Rockhampton Brothers 73 (M Jones 18, Z Myles 14; L Knuth 8-2-11-5, J Peacock 5.1-1-11-3) at Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.
Yaralla 7-119 (D Cross 44) def The Glen 118 (D Heymer 38) at Yaralla Oval.
Gladstone Brothers 9-206 (M Shallcross 69, T Sawyer 43; N Pellin 4-37) def BITS 6-155 (D Webber 41, M Mole 28; M Kiriazis 3-21) at Boyne Island after the match was abandoned in the 35th over due to bad light.