Borobies romp to clinical victory over Loganholme, start new year on a high

THE Beaudesert Borobies first XI started the new year in fine style with a comfortable home win over Loganholme.

EXPRESS: Andrew Staines bowls for the Borobies first XI at Selwyn Park on Saturday against Loganholme, who they dismissed for 115.

EXPRESS: Andrew Staines bowls for the Borobies first XI at Selwyn Park on Saturday against Loganholme, who they dismissed for 115.

The Borobies bowlers set up the victory in the game's opening stanza, claiming six wickets for just 16 runs courtesy of some clinical swing and seam bowling.

A middle order fightback saw Loganholme recover to post a below par 115 as chief destroyer Alex Darton finished with 4/13 from eight overs.

In reply the Borobies batsmen took the long handle, chasing down the runs in the 21st over thanks to hard-hitting knocks from Luke Gittins (31), Sam Stewart (37*) and Dan Samphier (25*).

Other top performers for the match were Geoff Klease and Adam Jordan, whose tidy two-wicket spells kept the Loganholme batsmen quiet.

Elsewhere, the Borobies second XI were unable to continue their winning ways, going down to Logan Village Blue away from home.

In a game that mirrored the first XI's clash with Loganholme, the Borobies limped to a mediocre total after finding themselves in trouble at 4/13 early in their batting innings.

Some middle order resistance from Troy Walters and Brock Sorrenson turned the innings around but it did not stop the Borobies from being skittled for 130 in the 35th over.

Logan Village started their run chase full of aggression and continued in that vein to the finish the match in a hurry.

Spinner Lewis Steindl did his best to stem the tide with four scalps but it was not enough to stop Logan Village from chasing the runs in the 18th over, five wickets down.

The Beaudesert Pioneers posted 222 against Beenleigh Pirates after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Andrew Hardy (25) and Keegan O'Donnell (39) got the innings off to a steady start before Max Harkin put the match in fast forward with 85.

Will Davison (25), Kyle Ralston (17) and Shaun Harkin (13*) all chipped in with valuable innings to see the Pioneers through to a challenging total.

Some tight bowling and tidy fielding helped the Pioneers hold the Pirates to 185 in reply.

The bowlers cleaned up the opposition in the 35th over as light began to fade.

O'Donnell was the pick of the Pioneers' bowlers, backing up his batting exploits to with an eight over spell of 4/20 and a run out assist.

Simon O'Hare also chimed in with three valuable scalps for just 38 runs.

The first XI take on Springwood Suns away this weekend, while the second XI travel to play Greenbank Lightning and the Pioneers host Jimboomba Bushrangers Green.

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