Robb destroys Pelicans batsmen

POTTSVILLE miraculously denied Alstonville an outright win at Hill Park on Saturday, despite scoring just 89 runs in a disastrous first innings.

The Pelicans started well in reply to Alstonville's first innings total of 222, with openers Adam Rodgers (31) and Jamie Bennett (21) impressing.

When Rodgers was out caught off the bowling of Joshua Cowan, Trent Bennett (5) put up some resistance.

However, his dismissal triggered a dramatic Pottsville collapse of eight wickets for 19 runs.

The Pelicans were sent straight back in to bat, but this time were able to stay at the crease for a little longer, and the match finished with the team at 7-108.

It gave Alstonville an innings and 25-run victory.

But Pottsville was able to at least take a point from the encounter and sit sixth on the ladder.

Steve Robb was the chief destroyer for Alstonville.

He took a career-best 6-14 in the first innings and another four in the second to finish with 10 wickets for the match.

- James Perkins



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