Tamworth Public chases down Gunnedah

LIAM Rogers  led the way for Tamworth Public School as it  beat Gunnedah South with a good run chase in the State Cricket Knockout in Tamworth yesterday.

Gunnedah won the toss and chose to bat.

Gunnedah school captain Adam McGuirk led the way and topscored in the game with a brilliant unbeaten 40 at the top of the order.

The rest of the top order also chipped in to finish with 3-111 after 25 overs.

The Gunnedah batsmen finished strongly after Tamworth Public  contained them early.

They were 1-39 at the halfway mark, before putting on 72 runs in 12 overs at a run a ball.

Tamworth coach Michael Payne said  the side was a bit charitable in the field.

Jeremiah Barbara was good with the ball, taking a very tight 1-9 off five overs.

Captain Rogers was wicket- keeper for half the game before whipping the gloves off and taking 2-10 off four overs.

Mitchell Watts (25) and Alex Hawkins (15) got Tamworth  off to a great start with a first wicket stand of 41 runs.

With that platform set, Rogers came to the crease and almost put the game away.

He also put on a stand with Watts of 25 runs.

Tamworth was cruising at 1-64 at the halfway point.

Rogers was run out on 38 just a few runs short of winning the game.

The next over they hit the winning runs to finish at 3-114 in the second last over.

Tamworth has booked a trip west to play the winner of the Narrabri and Gulargambone game next week.

They will have to wait until next term for that fixture, which is the final game of the regional rounds.

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