Impressive cricket skills show at Goondiwindi at weekend

Good form: Nathan John swings hoping to hit a six on Saturday.
Good form: Nathan John swings hoping to hit a six on Saturday.

Goondiwindi and District Cricket Association’s Scott Larkin was impressed with Saturday’s match up between All Whites and the Hawks, and Border versing Yagaburne.

He said game one began with All Whites winning the toss and electing to bowl first on a very green wicket.  

“Hawks batsmen Verney and Kingston got off to a good start scoring 32 and 18 respectively.  

“Once Verney let one go to clean up middle stump and Kingston following soon after, there was little batting to hang around with O’Toole (32) and the Hawks were quickly bundled out for 103.  

“Connor Clement was the best of the bowling for All Whites with 3/19,” he said.

Larkin highlighted Casten and Turvey who “got All Whites off to a flyer”.

“When the editor’s (Ian Jones) car was targeted by the All Whites batsmen, he promptly introduced himself into the bowling attack.

”To his dismay, Turvey demonstrated this was not good judgement on the editor’s behalf with the end result being a smashed windscreen.”

However Jones didn’t leave without leveling the playing field by bowling a pearler and breaking Turvey’s brand new bat.

“Once Casten departed for 17, there was not much work to be done and All Whites triumphed, Turvey finishing on 59 not out,” he said.

Next up was a continued rivalry between Border and Yagaburne.

”After Border scored 80 all out with 10 men, it looked like Yagaburne only had to show up to take the points.  

“Travelling nicely at 4/65 after 13 overs it would seem probable with the record Yagaburne have of accomplishment in the competition,” Larkin said.

A couple of young Border bowlers had other plans with Declan Gibson taking three quick wickets while Marshall Smith also chimed in for a double.  

Border took the points with four runs to spare.

Next week will see All Whites take on Railways at Riddles Oval.

While, Barry McGregor Oval will see fierce competition between Macintyre and Border. 

Spectators are more than welcome to head down, show some community spirit and cheer on Goondiwindi’s senior cricketers.