Beaudesert's senior cricketers fight for finals positions

PACEMAN: Beaudesert cricketer Jack Stanley hurls one down at Gleneagle's Everdell Park earlier this season.
PACEMAN: Beaudesert cricketer Jack Stanley hurls one down at Gleneagle's Everdell Park earlier this season.

The Borobies first XI is fighting for a spot in the finals for its debut season in the Logan district competition.

This follows the team’s first innings loss to Loganholme on February 16.

The team conceded first innings points after scoring 142.

Having the visitors at 8/148 by stumps, the Borobies had a big task to win on second innings.

The team cleaned up the tail with Loganholme all out for 171, just 29 runs clear of Beaudesert.  

The local boys went about the plan of scoring fast runs and setting a teasing total with the hope they may be able to bowl Loganholme out short of the total.

The Borobies declared at 9/173, setting the visitors 145 runs to win outright.

The Borobies attack was seemingly up to the task and fell marginally short when play ceased at 6pm and Loganholme was 7/99.

Despite its gallant attempt, Beaudesert came away with no points.

This should see the team placed in fifth spot.

The team needs to get back into the top four to make the semi-finals.

Over the next two weeks the team will take on Jimboomba in a two-day game.

Jimboomba is currently at the top of the table.

The Borobie Division 2 team travelled to Bethania and enjoyed a comfortable victory.

Bowling first, the Borobies was able to restrict the flow of runs by the opposition.

Bethania scored 135 off its allotted 40 overs with the loss of eight wickets.

Jayden Stephan was the pick of the attack taking 3/21 while Carl Johnston, Jeffrey Teese, Brock Sorrenson and Ryan Johnston all claimed a wicket each.

The game did not run to plan for Beaudesert especially after losing 3/21 in the first session.

This brought Andrew Steindl and Ryan Johnston to the crease.

The pair managed to settle in with a patient innings and to wear down the new ball.

This added 90 runs before Johnston was bowled for 33.

Steindl and Jeffrey Teese (11not out) saw the innings to victory with Beaudesert finishing at 4/136 in the 23rd over with Steindl unbeaten on 65.

This keeps the Beaudesert team in the top four.

The team plays  Logan Village at Selwyn Park on Saturday.