Pressure rises in run chaseo Cricket
By TANIA PHILLIPS
THE pressure will be on Cudgen and Pottsville batsmen as they look for first innings points on day two of the opening round of the Gabba Sporting Products Cup today.
At Presley Park, Broadbeach, Cudgen will resume on 5-78 chasing the home team's first innings total of 188.
Rookie first grade captain Craig Wilson will resume on 18 with Jamie Wilson, who faced just one ball last week, resuming on 0.
The pair are the last of the recognised batsmen, although many of Cudgen's tailenders are very handy with the bat. Among those to come in are 15-year-olds Mitchell Lawrence and Luke Waide, who are making their A-grade debut. Jordan Wilson, also 15, opened the batting making six last week.
"Jordan batted last week so we are looking for some contributions from the others," Craig Wilson said.
"Although the main pressure is on Jamie and myself."
He hopes he and Jamie Wil- son can get through the opening half hour and see off quick Jason Cox. Cox is still not bowling at full pace after shoulder surgery last year but "is still quite quick and moves the ball around well".
n?At Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters, Pottsville will resume on 9-74 still 53 runs short of Palm Beach Currumbin's first innings total of 127.
Pottsville's opening batsman Aaron Laycock, who missed most of last week's batting performance due to severe leg cramps, came back in at the fall of the eighth wicket and will resume on 0, with number 11 Brett Singh not-out 11.
"We will see how we go," Pottsville captain Josh Singh said. "We will be trying to consolidate and earn as many points as we can."
n?Meanwhile at Redlands, South Tweed Colts resume on 1-15 chasing Redlands' 216 with Tony Mcdonald on 5 and Justin Pierce on 0.
n?Murwillumbah is in a strong position in its game against Terranora at Bilambil, setting the home side a run chase of 5-273.