LMS cricket games go down to the very end

BEAUDESERT'S Last Man Stands cricketers played out a series of tight games on the weekend, with three matches decided by fewer than 15 runs.

TOP CLASS: Grip it and Rip it notched up a comfortable win against Hit and Run in their flashy pink kit.

TOP CLASS: Grip it and Rip it notched up a comfortable win against Hit and Run in their flashy pink kit.

Now or Never B piled on 184 thanks to a half century from Shalin Vohra and quickfire 49 from Gagan Singh but only managed a slender win over Crafty Tappers.

Corey Zarb once again starred with the bat for the Tappers, scoring 42 from just 19 deliveries but a tidy spell of 2/33 from Rajeev Sharma was enough for Now or Never to deliver an eight run win.

Beauy Bucheurs defended 147 against Borobies thanks to a pair of two wicket halls from Josh Browning and Stuart Beadel.

Jayden Stephan claimed 3/24 and Troy Walters notched 42 at greater than a run a ball but it was not enough for the Borobies, who went down by nine runs.

Purple People Eaters faced a Josh Henderson masterclass but still came within touching distance of BrokeBatMountain.

Ashley Brown's 52 from 39 was almost enough to match Henderson's 55 and 2/20 but the Purple People fell 14 runs short in another tight affair.

Elsewhere, Grip it and rip it had a comfortable win in a low scoring match against Hit and Run at Jimboomba.

Just 245 runs were scored in all, as Grip it and Rip took the match by 45 runs thanks to a boundary hitting masterclass from Josh Graham (43) and Tom Jellie (55).

No Limits did not live up to their name against Duck Duck Gone, scoring just 121 from 20 overs to hand the opposition a 33 run win.

Matt Simmonds led the way for Duck Duck Gone, scoring 51 from 29 deliveries. Only Sunny Gilhotra, 51 from 31 and 2 for 20, was able to make any headway for No Limits.

Purple People Eaters 2.0 were decidedly off colour in their clash with Jimby Crickets, scoring just 131 as the opposition chased down their total with just under four overs to spare.

Daniel Nolan was the difference between the two teams, scoring 56 from 33 balls and claiming tidy figures of 3/28.

Now or Never C were never in the contest against Test Eagles at Greenbank.

Jordan Korte (53) and Jamie Brathwaite (3/16) blew the opposition away to claim a comfortable 42 run victory for the Test Eagles.

Deep Ghuman was a shining light for Now or Never, snaring three wickets for 22.

There were limited opportunities for play in other parts of south-east Queensland as wet weather put a dampener on the first match back since before coronavirus lockdown for many competitions.

Those playing on synthetic turf had an advantage, with rain ruling out play on a number of turf wickets.

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