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ALBERTON batsman Troy Gaunt takes a run as Terranora?s Chad Ruddy, left, Maddy James, wicketkeeper, and Craig Baker look on.
ALBERTON batsman Troy Gaunt takes a run as Terranora?s Chad Ruddy, left, Maddy James, wicketkeeper, and Craig Baker look on.



TERRANORA is riding a wave of confidence after clinching the first innings points in their Gabba Sports Cup clash with Alberton by 25 runs at the weekend.

Chad Ruddy captured four wickets as Terranora completed their second consecutive win for the season, lifting them to the top half of the table after two rounds.

Alberton, chasing 183, had resumed at 3-20 but after a defiant knock of 60 by Grant Heath was bundled out for 158 in its first innings at Bilambil on Saturday with the home side 5-49 in their second dig at stumps.

"We had them five wickets down and they only needed 45 runs but we just kept on going," Terranora skipper Mick Gray said.

"The boys stayed really positive and once we got that sixth wicket we were right.

"Everybody was confident and we all believed we could win it."

Ruddy (4-32) was the chief destroyer while Grant Thompson (3-31) also made batting difficult for Alberton.

Fast bowler Steve Wilson was the star for Queens, finishing with eight wickets as the home side wrapped up an outright win over Pottsville by an innings and 77 runs.

Chasing 207, Pottsville was bundled out for 69 in their first dig with Wilson claiming 3-33 on the Angove Park pitch.

Wilson continued his demolition job in the second innings, snaring 5-12, including a hat-trick, as Pottsville crashed to be all out for 61 in just 25 overs.

Tom Brennan top-scored with 29 in a dismal Pottsville batting performance before Wilson added his scalp to his haul.

Queens will look to continue their momentum in round three when they line up against a Cudgen outfit desperate to discover winning form.

Cudgen crashed to their second first-innings loss of the season, going down to Palm Beach-Currumbin by 63 runs at Reg Dalton Oval at the weekend.

Chasing 228, Cudgen was all out for 165 with Chris Moase (37) and Jamie Wilson (31) leading the scoring.

Veteran pace bowler Troy Newton did the damage, claiming 4-44.

Palm Beach was 2-102 at stumps in their second innings.