Beaudesert cricket side claims premiership double

Premiers: Beaudesert's Division 1 winning side are from back row: Jason White (Manager) Blake White, Caleb Callaghan, Hamish Tilney, Kasey McMillan, Michael Deeran, David Parry, Riley Baldwin, Andrew Hardy, Grant Ralston (Coach).

Front Row:  Shaun Love, Brendan Cook, Noah Percy, Nathan Buchanan, Max Harkin, Kyle Ralston.
Absent:  Peter O'Donnell (Coach)  Keegan O'Donnell, William Conroy.
Premiers: Beaudesert's Division 1 winning side are from back row: Jason White (Manager) Blake White, Caleb Callaghan, Hamish Tilney, Kasey McMillan, Michael Deeran, David Parry, Riley Baldwin, Andrew Hardy, Grant Ralston (Coach). Front Row: Shaun Love, Brendan Cook, Noah Percy, Nathan Buchanan, Max Harkin, Kyle Ralston. Absent: Peter O'Donnell (Coach) Keegan O'Donnell, William Conroy.

Beaudesert Division 1 played Springwood Sun Blue at Ray Antcliff Oval on Saturday in a two day game with Springwood winning the toss and electing to bat as they looked to claim the premiership and minor premiership double. 

In a slightly rain affected (reduced to 41 overs each) match Springwood were out for 140. 

Max Harkin 3/25, Blake White 3/21 were the pick of Beaudesert's bowlers. 

Hamish Tilney took two great catches in the outfield.

With rain overnight Beaudesert took to the field on the second day. 

Shaun Love top scored with the bat with 41, Kyle Ralston 30 not out seeing the team home with a total of 144 with the loss of seven wickets.  

The match was viewed by coaches and parents as a great win won with a lot of grit and determination from Beaudesert who finish the season as Minor Premiers and Premiers.

Seniors

On Sunday the Beaudesert Tigers were defeated by the Cannons during a tight clash under lights at Selwyn Park.

The loss means the Tigers are now out of the premiership race with one week of games remaining before the grand final.

Needing to force a result the Tigers elected to field first and following an early breakthrough it may have looked like a great option.

However, the Cannons top order K Kuskopf and A McClung dug in and formulated a partnership which would set up a match winning total.

The pair but on 143 runs before Kuskopf was dismissed for 81. McClung fell shortly after for 69 and the Cannons were 3/163 in the 34th over.

From here the Tigers were able to put the brakes on and dismiss the remaining batsmen for a further 78 runs.

B Burrows contributed a valuable 31 with the Cannons all out for 241. 

With the ball A Steindl collected 3/33 while A Darton was economical with 2/19. J Hughes chipped in with 2/49 and J Stephan 1/27.  

In reply the Tigers suffered a two wicket early setback before D Watts (15) and opener J Stephan put together a 70 run partnership.

The partnership was typical of any of the partnerships to follow which was dominated by Stephan’s run scoring ability.

J Teese made a 19 run contribution but the Cannons bowled well and continued to claim new batsmen at the crease.

In the end it was a valiant effort by Stephan who scored an unbeaten 133 to have his team drastically short when the Cannon’s effected a run out in the 41st over with the Tigers just 8 runs short of the Cannons total.

For the Cannons attack it was B Burrows taking the credits with 4/54 while B Holley (2/43), K Kuskopf (2/69) and J Kuskopf (1/45) all assisted with the ball.