Lusty hitting by Coolum batsman Craig Madden saw Coolum amass a good total. Photo: Geoff Potter/n22098
Lusty hitting by Coolum batsman Craig Madden saw Coolum amass a good total. Photo: Geoff Potter/n22098

Cricket result up in the air

Coolum captain Tim West lost another toss with rain looming and put Coolum into bat – a cunning tactic, with the Duckworth Lewis system a chance of deciding the game.

But there was to be a twist in the tail of this game.

“Rose” Hill opened with “Libretora” but Libby didn’t stay long.

Craig Madden came in and the partnership put on 67 before Rose left for 24.

Craig opened up and had some good partnerships along the way, with “Timmy”, Lance and Jeff “Rude” all getting all getting a few runs.

“Witty” cracked a useful 28 and Big Zac was two not out.

Craig top scored with 68 runs.

Coolum amassed 203 on a slow Noosa outfield – a fair score off 40 overs.

Noosa started like Coolum and lost an early wicket but had a good third and fourth wicket stand until Douglas “DC9” literally broke the bail with a great in-ducker.

Benny, Lance and Craig bowled great line and length to restrict the run rate.

After 31 overs Noosa-Tewantin was 7/118 when bad light stopped play.

But the strange thing was Noosa-Tewantin was not behind the bowling rate and neither was Coolum so the game will be decided by the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association.

But Coolum at the same over rate was only 4/139 – Noosa-Tewantin still needed about 10 runs an over for nine overs.

So, all in all, I think the “Ducky” system go Coolum’s way.

– OVER THE HILL


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