Cricket Corner

Murray Everett bats against the Gympie Colts

Murray Everett bats against the Gympie Colts

James Worthington

The Rainbow Beach Cricket Club is looking to continue their current form into the new year after a forfeit win in round six and a strong win over Colts Cricket club in round eight.

The 40-degree heat made the decision for captain Merv O’Neill when he won the toss an easy one.

Rainbow Beach batted first and in the scorching heat it proved to be the correct decision, as Rainbow Beach found themselves at 3-120 mid way through the innings, with an impressive half century from Murray Everett (59) and a good knock from Andrew Simpson (38).

This partnership put Rainbow Beach in prime position come the second drinks break. However Colts found form with the ball and took the rest of the wickets conceding only 15 runs.

It was then Colts turn with the bat who required 156 to win their second match for the season. The lethal Rainbow Beach bowling attack stood in the way and Colts struggled to keep the runs ticking over. Colts were eventually bowled out for 108 after 30 overs, after Andrew Simpson took four wickets for only 13 runs.

For all wishing to come and support us, our games for this month are January 5 and 19 at home, and an away game in Gympie on January 12. For anyone wishing to play or get involved contact Merv at mervoneill@hotmail.com