Laycock caught short of century

AARON Laycock fell agonisingly short of a century in Cudgen’s thrashing of Marist Brothers in the LJ Hooker League match at Reg Dalton Oval on Saturday.

Chasing a meagre 113, Cudgen resumed on Saturday at 1-53 and had little trouble getting the required runs to claim victory.

Cudgen opener Craig Wilson scored 53 after resuming on 38 and Jamie Wilson (43) paved the way before Laycock walked to the crease with only a few runs needed to secure first innings points.

Having achieved that target, Laycock then compiled an impressive innings before he was dismissed for 93 with the home side finishing at 231.

“He has always had that ability, there is no doubt about that, it’s unfortunate he wasn’t able to go on to get three figures,” Cudgen skipper Terry Wilson said.

“It probably would have been nice to get the 100 but it is only the first round and he will have plenty more opportunities.”

Wilson said it was good to have a tough game against last year’s runners-up to start the season, and win convincingly.

While Laycock had shone with the bat, Cudgen’s lower order struggled with none reaching double figures.

Wilson was disappointed but said some might not have valued their wicket with the game already in the bag.

“It was a little bit disappointing, considering the conditions ... it was a really good day for batting,” he said. “We are very happy to take the first innings points from the first round and will look forward to taking on a resurgent Pottsville (next weekend).”



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