Finals disappointment for Borobies in maiden season

SUPPORTERS: Division two player Andrew Steindl and Beaudesert RSL Club manager Sharon Cullen show off the shirts the Beaudesert Cricket Association was able to buy this season thanks to the RSL's generous sponsorship.
SUPPORTERS: Division two player Andrew Steindl and Beaudesert RSL Club manager Sharon Cullen show off the shirts the Beaudesert Cricket Association was able to buy this season thanks to the RSL's generous sponsorship.

The RSL Beaudesert Borobies' season came to a close prematurely on Saturday.

Following the large amounts of rainfall on Friday night, the division two team's grand final was called off with Loganholme unable to provide a pitch suitable for play.

Unfortunately for the Borobies, Loganholme finished above them on the ladder, so they were handed the premiership and Beaudesert was resigned to runner up in its maiden season in the Logan District Cricket Association competition.

The 1st XI had a delayed start to the second day of its away clash with Logan Village.

Resuming in the field, it didn't take long for strike weapon Adam Jordan to claim further scalps, picking up a class 15/5/38 to help Beaudesert secure first innings points.

After scoring 236, Beaudesert had restricted Logan Village to 9/179 to take a lead of 63 into the second innings.

Determined not to die wondering, the Borobies hit the crease in search of quick runs in the hope of gaining all-important bonus point to leapfrog opponents on the ladder and stay alive.

With just short of an hour left in the day, Beaudesert declared at 4/68 after Dan Samphier contributed an unbeaten 24.

Set a target of 126, Logan Village were content with the loss and unwilling to take risks during the run chase.

They shouldered arms and survived the day's play with just the loss of two wickets, finishing 2/37.

The team awaits official notification but calculations suggest they will finish in fifth place and narrowly miss the semi-finals.

The Beaudesert Cricket Association and its players wish to thank all sponsors for their valued contributions to the season.