Cudgen charges into final
CUDGEN capped an exhausting weekend of cricket by winning its one-day semi-final over Lennox Head yesterday.
Cudgen batted first at Reg Dalton Oval and finished with 8-200 off its 40 overs.
Craig Wilson (72) got back amongst the runs, with the rest of the batting line-up pitching in to bring up the competitive score.
Cudgen again proved it has arguably the most potent bowling attack in the competition when it bowled Lennox out for 182.
James Julius was the pick of the bowlers with 3-27 off eight overs and Jimmy Adams (2-29 off seven) was also amongst the wickets.
“After two hot days in the field, to get away with the win, they are more than happy. It was a really all-round effort,” Cudgen president John King said.
“Our only bit of concern was that Mick Anderson broke down after five overs with a back injury but other than that, we are happy to get away with the win. We will be doing our best to take the one-day competition out.”
Cudgen also set a challenging run chase for Byron Bay at Reg Dalton Oval on Saturday.
Jordyn Wilson (42) and Tait Burns (48) put together a 96-run partnership after Craig Wilson was dismmissed for five.
The rest of Cudgen’s batsmen chipped in to register 221.
Nick Gray and Terry Wilson both scored 26 while Jimmy Adams (23) was another who reached the 20s.
Byron’s Jeewan De Silva toiled away to take 7-71 off a marathon 30 overs.
Byron Bay faced two overs before the close of play and Cudgen managed an early breakthrough.
Chris Moase took the wicket of Byron Bay’s opener and skipper Reid Campbell for a duck and the visitors finished the day at 1-7. “Again that was an all-round performance,” King said.
“They are just starting to play as a unit and that is what cricket is all about.”