Welcome to a new-look Goondiwindi cricket competition.
The new year has had a dramatic effect on the season and has punters renewing their tips.
Boomi has folded which is, according to reports, been good news for Railways who have picked up at least four new players. At the Golf Club, All Whites took on Yagaburne for the second time in as many rounds.
All Whites chose to bat and at 2-120 it looked as if they’d made the perfect choice.
That is until spun twins Paddy Glasser and Brendan Rice teased and tantalised the young All Whits batting.
The town team lost 4-10 and were eventually bundled out for 152.
Sam Turvey was the pick of the batting with 57 and looked set to make his maiden ton before a Paddy Glasser “lob” proved too tempting. He was drawn down the pitch and was easily stumped. Game, set and match.
Bowling spearhead Dylan Jones got All Whites off to a top start when he knocked over Brendan Rice’s middle stump.
And while Yagaburne through Mick Casey fought hard wickets fell and at 4-50 All Whites were on top. But Levi Wilson and Groat had other ideas.
They took the match to All Whites after drinks and slowly but surely Levi began to dominate.
Both were still there at the end with plenty of overs left.
A handful of dropped catches didn’t help the town team’s cause.
Wilson however only gave a chance late in his knock when the game was well and truly beyond doubt. It was a top knock and possibly his best for Yagaburne.
It was a top knock and possibly his best for Yagaburne.
And while it was a tough, tight match at the Golf Club it was the Macintyre-Railways which had cricket followers talking. The new-look Railways had an easy win. A note to all teams. We know they want the scoresheets in the paper. Could they please ensure they update the My Cricket website so we can put them in.