South Tweed Colts wicketkeeper Matthew Bedford prepares to glove a catch as Tony McDonald and John Fallows watch in anticipation against Pottsville on Saturday.
South Tweed Colts wicketkeeper Matthew Bedford prepares to glove a catch as Tony McDonald and John Fallows watch in anticipation against Pottsville on Saturday. Blainey Woodham

Colts favoured as wickets tumble

A SODDEN pitch proved hard to bat on at Seabreeze Oval on Saturday with home side Pottsville dismissed for a paltry 117.

South Tweed Colts are in a strong position at 4-87 ahead of next weekend’s second day.

Pottsville opener Trent Bennett got his side off to a good start with 66 from 85 balls. But when Bennett fell, Pottsville crumbled from 3-99 to be all out for 117.

South Tweed captain Tait Burns was the architect of the Pottsville collapse, taking 6-48 and was at one stage on a hat-trick.

Daniel Hawkins chipped in with 2-27 while John Fallows and Butch McDonald got a wicket each.

South Tweed were in trouble at 3-8 but opener Matt Bedford (54 not out) and Burns (16) steadied the ship and Paul Dhillon was not out on eight at the close of play.

Seabreeze Oval will still be soggy even if there is a week of sunshine but Colts will be chasing an outright win when play resumes.

“We only need another 26 runs (for first innings points) and have six wickets remaining so should do it easily,” Burns said. “It was a good day of cricket and there was a bit of sledging but the game was played in a good manner.”



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