Colts? finals hopes take battering



SOUTH Tweed Colts have slipped out of the Gabba Sports Cup top four for the first time this season after a poor performance with the bat against Terranora at the weekend.

Colts dropped to fifth spot on the ladder after crumbling to a first innings loss against Terranora at Bilambil.

Chasing Terranora's first week total of 8-259, Colts were all out for 114 in their first dig and were struggling at 7-142 at the end of play.

Terranora spinner Grant Thompson took 3-15 while Dave Parkes captured 3-23 and Craig Bonner 2-21.

Colts captain Joel Walle, who top scored in both in- nings with 25 and 58, was a disappointed man after the match.

"I was pretty disappointed with the preparation of the pitch," he said.

"It had only had one hour of rolling between Thursday and Saturday. But that doesn't excuse the shots that our batsmen got out on.

"I thought it was a very average display of batting."

The loss puts pressure on Colts who now need to win all three remaining matches to ensure a finals spot.



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