Start is mixed for busy Wells
TODD Wells’s busy couple of weeks in cricket has started with mixed results.
The Queensland Country captain took off for Brisbane last week with his team playing a couple of warm-up matches against the Queensland Bulls Second XI before travelling to Albury, New South Wales for the National Country Carnival.
It was always going to be a tough call, even for a player as experienced as Wells, as he was expected to travel almost directly from the airport, after flying from Rockhampton, to the Gabba.
After some practice the Queensland Country team and the Bulls Second XI met in a Twenty20 match.
Not surprisingly the Bulls won that one with Wells, batting at number four, getting to 28 before losing his wicket.
The following day the Country side had its second session together, playing a 50-over match against the Bulls.
This time Country was up to the challenge and despite Wells only accumulating 13 runs, his side was victorious.
That win should have been the confidence booster the side needed for its campaign in the Country Carnival.
Usually the carnival is played in just a 100 over format but this year the teams meet for games of Twenty20, 50-over and also 100-over.
Yesterday Queensland began its campaign with a Twenty20 match against Western Australia. Again Wells made a start, scoring 24 runs, but it wasn’t enough to guide his team to victory.
Queensland scored 131 runs but the Western Australians passed that total with just two balls remaining.
The carnival continued yesterday afternoon with a further Twenty20 clash.