Tough Guy in pain

By TANIA PHILLIPS

MURWILLUMBAH batsmen Dean Guy has a reputation as one of the toughest and most dedicated cricketers on the Tweed and on Saturday he proved it after being hit on the elbow in his side's Gabba Sports Cup Games against South Tweed Colts.

Murwillumbah made 195 and in reply Colts were 1-30 in the game at Fraser Drive South Tweed. But Guy, who opened the batting, only spent eight overs in the middle. He underwent emergency surgery on the Gold Coast on Saturday evening to insert pins in his shattered elbow after being struck by the ball.

Murwillumbah captain Kevan Newell said Guy, a heart specialist, would probably spend the next five days in hospital.

"Then he has six weeks rest and six weeks of physio," Newell said.

"Basically it is the end of his season and probably his career. It was just a normal good delivery from Jason (Wilson)."

Despite his injury, Guy, who is known for his tenacity with the bat, was reluctant to leave the ground.

"He couldn't even hold the bat," Newell said.

"But he didn't want to take his pads off. He wanted to go back in if we needed him."

Murwillumbah performed well with the bat with Paul Dhillon scoring 40, Sam Porter 39 and Newell 42 in their 195 while Nigel Chapman 2-38 against his old club. Colts will resume on 1-30.

Cudgen have a big chase ahead after Mudgeeraba-Nerang scored 241 at Mudgeeraba.

"We started off well, we had Travis Short run out in the second over," Cudgen captain Craig Wilson said. "But we played them into form."

Opener Jay Tremeer scored 37, Mark Biskupski 44 with Shane Davis scoring 85. Wilson alleged Davis continually walked into the middle of the wicket before the end of the over was called.

He said the side talked to the umpire and gave notice that they would run him out if the practice continued.

The opportunity arose end of the final over before tea but the incident occured at the nonstrikers end just as the square leg umpire had looked away.



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