TPS through to regional final

Top score: Max Keft-Gill lines up this Moree delivery as he top scored for Tamworth Public to book a place in the regional final with the win.

Top score: Max Keft-Gill lines up this Moree delivery as he top scored for Tamworth Public to book a place in the regional final with the win.

TAMWORTH Public School has booked the first spot in the State Cricket Knock-out regional final on Monday with a good victory over Moree Public in Tamworth.

They will find out who they will meet in the regional final on Thursday, when Armidale’s Ben Venue Public meets Nemingha Public in the other semi-final.

On Monday Tamworth batted first and put on a very competitive total of 4-114 from 25 overs.

Max Keft-Gill top scored with an excellent innings of 31, closely followed by Jack Dadd who put on 30 as the pair set more than half the total between them.

While a few early overs went for big scores Moree’s Kobie Rutledge stepped up with a great spell of tight bowling to tie and end up and finish with figures of 1-9 from five overs, while Jack Van Vegch took 2-26.

In reply Moree struggled to get the Tamworth bowlers away as Zac Walters and Dan McCormack took 2-1 and 2-2 respectively from three overs as the visitors finished at 9-43.

Tamworth will now face the winner of Thursday’s match in the next fortnight.

The home ground advantage proved to be good for Tamworth Public as a big crowd watched them progress to the final with the win over Moree.

The home ground advantage proved to be good for Tamworth Public as a big crowd watched them progress to the final with the win over Moree.

TAKE THAT: Moree's Toby Rutledge lets a low delivery slide out of the hand as he proved to be one of the best for the visitors. Photos: Peter Hardin

TAKE THAT: Moree's Toby Rutledge lets a low delivery slide out of the hand as he proved to be one of the best for the visitors. Photos: Peter Hardin

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