Tweed reps win a thriller
By TANIA PHILLIPS
TWEED District Cricket's representative side took the Webb Shield monkey off their back winning their first game in two seasons at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff, yesterday.
Despite last minute team changes the Tweed side came through in a thriller to beat Beenleigh in the opening Webb Shield, South East Queensland respresentative game of the year.
In what was a solid team effort, Tweed scored 148 off 29 of the 50 allotted overs but the small total proved defendable with Beenleigh falling for 131 - 18 runs short of victory in their 30th over. South Tweed Colts player Tony McDonald added some much-needed experience to the young side, coming in at the top of the order and scoring a solid 25 with big-hitting Pottsville all-rounder Michael Anderson smashing a quick-fire 29. The Tweed bowlers stuck to their guns with Damien King taking 3-22, Brad Julius 2-26 and Damien Billings 2-25. The team had some anxious moments with Beenleigh's tail staging fightbacks. After being 8-91 they fought back to be 9-110 then all out for 131.