Rock-solid Siegert to the rescue one more time
FRENCHVILLE Falcons middle-order batsman Nick Hills expects nothing less than a match-winning performance from teammate Brock Siegert.
And, that's exactly what he delivered on Sunday.
Siegert once again initiated the killer blow for the reigning premiers, steering Frenchville to a three-wicket win over Yaralla in their Capricornia Club Challenge second-round fixture.
After bagging a couple of wickets with the ball to restrict Yaralla to 203 from 40.1 overs, Siegert made his way to the crease with Frenchville battling at 4-57 from 17 overs.
Combining first with the big-hitting Joe McGahan, and then with Hills and Travis Applewaite, Siegert guided the side to victory.
"As always Brock Siegert steps up and does the job for us," said Hills, who contributed 34.
"Brock's always the one who's going to hang in there and score some runs."
In trouble after losing top-order batsmen Brent Hartley, Ricky Sutton and Jason Wells cheaply, Hills was confident while Siegert was at the crease.
"I knew once Brock and I batted for a while that we could score the runs, because it was a good pitch and a quick outfield," he said.
Yaralla's opening batsman Dylan Cross starred with the bat and the ball for the Gladstone-based side.
Opening the batting, Cross (127) delivered a fine century before he was caught by Hills off the bowling of Chaice Bidgood to end Yaralla's innings.
Capricornia Club Challenge
Round 2: Frenchville 7-204 (B Siegert 50no, J McGahan 39; D Cross 3-16) def Yaralla 203 (D Cross 127, A Bianchi 23; J McGahan 3-33).
Rocky Brothers 6-185 (K Litschner 85no, R Pershouse 48; T Sawyer 4-35) def Gladstone Brothers 7-182 (J Rideout 53, A Cobb 40no; T Reid 4-33).
The Glen 9-230 (J Seng 78no, M Heymer 69; A Johnson 4-35) def Gracemere Bulls 120 (J Smith 26, A Harmsworth 23; J Miner 3-22).
Cap Coast 8-263 (S Gilvear 119, M Oates 40; T Eggmolesse 4-51) def BITS 124 (A Blake 32, M Walhin 25; B Thring 3-18).