Tamworth 12s break duck at Lismore

TAMWORTH 12s enjoyed their first win of the Lismore carnival with a four wicket win over South East Queensland yesterday.

It was a bit of a cliffhanger, coach Bede Maher said, with Tamworth getting to the target with one over to spare.

Earlier they’d been beaten by Hornsby by 10 wickets.

Both games were supposed to be 25 overs but were shortened to 21 because of rain.

Against the Hornets, Tamworth batted first and was dismissed in the final over for 52.

Ryan Rogers was the top-scorer with 11 followed by Oliver Keft-Gill with nine.

Hornsby replied with 0-55 in 13 overs.

They had to come off with three runs to get for rain but that only delayed the inevitable.

Maher said all five bowlers tried their hearts out.

“They all put their hands up,” he said.

Tamworth did things the opposite way round against South East Queensland, fielding first and restricting the Queenslanders to 9-50.

Joey Mead was a big part of the reason for that. 

He didn’t concede a run off his three overs.

Rowan Meyers topped the wickets with 3-7 including a “fantastic caught and bowled chance”.

Keft-Gill (2), Conrad George, Jess Davidson and Rogers also chipped in with wickets.

Then after a steady start from Toby Smith and Thomas Haling, Angus Cameron really put Tamworth in a strong position, hitting 17. 

Davidson also batted well, Maher said, for six before Luke Maher (3no) and Meyers (2no) polished off the runs.

“The boys are over the moon at getting their first win,” Maher said.

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