Jimboomba Bushranger Kim Watson blasts 189 to help side to huge win over Greenbank

GREAT BATTING: Kim Watson made an unbeaten 189 for Jimboomba Bushrangers, after an extended sideline stint. His knock included eight sixes and 12 fours, and helped his team to a massive win at Glenlogan Park.

GREAT BATTING: Kim Watson made an unbeaten 189 for Jimboomba Bushrangers, after an extended sideline stint. His knock included eight sixes and 12 fours, and helped his team to a massive win at Glenlogan Park.

JIMBOOMBA Bushranger Kim Watson made a brilliant return to cricket on Saturday, blasting an unbeaten 189 just 14 months after neck surgery.

Watson's knock came from 139 balls, and included eight sixes and 12 fours. It helped Jimboomba to a 243-run win over Greenbank.

Phil Bourke made 68 as the Bushrangers piled on the runs to make 2-332. Greenbank could only manage 89 in reply.

Nathan Mackenzie took 3-10 from seven overs, Sam Mathews 3-39 from eight and Will Goss 2-28 from eight.

The Division 2 Green team was way too strong against the Greenbank Gregorys on synthetic at Mailling Street.

Rain put an end to the contest on Saturday, allowing the Mad Dogs to take a Duckworth Lewis method win after a strong opening partnership between Ryan Galea and Declan Abberton.

The pair put on 59 at the top of the order, as the Mad Dogs wanted to make a quick start to the 113-run chase with storms threatening.

Players left the field for one rain interruption, before resuming play after 45 minutes.

When the weather set in for good, the Mad Dogs were 2-77 and well ahead on Duckworth Lewis.

Earlier, Corey Schofield did the damage with the ball for Jimboomba, taking 4-6 from 1.5 overs.

Kieran Anderton was back to his best, with 2-21 from eight overs, and Braeden Lose chipped in with 2-15 from five.

The team was sharp in the field, with six catches taken. Haydn Teese bagged two.

Springwood asked Rodney Teese's Gold team to bat first at Homestead Park, but the decision backfired for the hosts.

The Bushrangers rolled Springwood for 36 inside 16 overs, with all 10 wickets shared between the opening pair of Rob Lose and Brett Hayward.

Lose took 7-24 from eight overs and Hayward 3-12 from 7.5.

The Bushrangers wobbled, losing four wickets on the way to the small total.

Hamish Carroll hit the winning runs with the first ball he faced, in the seventh over.

Next weekend the First X1 host Yarrabilba at Glenlogan Park, while Green takes on Beaudesert at Everdell Park and Gold has the bye.

HUGE HAUL: Rob Lose.

HUGE HAUL: Rob Lose.

The Beaudesert first XI continued their solid start to the year with a victory over Yarrabilba.

They made 6-331 before rolling their opposition for 119 in a solid bowling and fielding display.

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