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Can’t catch competitive Coolum out

B-GRADE: YANDINA GREEN V COOLUM AT YANDINA

SKIPPER Jeffrey "Rude" Morris won the toss for Coolum and elected to bat first. On a hot muggy day Coolum ended up with a competitive total of 7/269 after the allotted 40 overs.

Openers Goz (14, including three fours) and Andy Paltridge (59, including 11 fours) started proceedings with a solid partnership of 43 runs, followed by another 70-run partnership between Andy Paltridge and Rod "Rocket" Chambers (28).

John "Junior" Hefferan top scored with a superb knock of 75, including four massive sixes and seven fours.

Yandina went on the run chase after the tea break and were bundled out for a dismal total of 117 runs.

Andy Paltridge led the bowling charge and captured a few vital wickets in his two-over "wideathon" display, snaring 3/20 including 12 wides.

The rest of the wickets were shared by Rod "Rocket" Chambers (2/18), with another sensational display of accurate and deadly seam bowling, jagging, The Eagle (2/29), Nick Denniston (2/13) and "Oohh Aahh" Craig Trahar (1/34).

There were some Classic Catches taken, including the catch of the century, with Rocket, running backwards and hanging out the left mitt to take an absolute blinder. He also took a caught and bowled chance.

Andy Morris also took a screamer inches off the ground. Coolum won the match plus one extra bonus point, remaining at the top of the table leading up to this month's one-day final. We are now back to the two-day format against Maroochydore at Kerry Emery Oval, Maroochydore on Saturday.

Until next week - keep tuned and stay focused

The Goz


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