Charleville crushes Roma in Knox Shield Cricket
CRICKET: THEY came, they saw, they conquered.
Damian Watts led a team to Roma on the weekend for the district's Knox Shield cricket competition.
The Romans never knew what hit them
"We busted them," Watts said.
"We won the toss and elected to bat first.
"We sort of had a bit of strife. We were 3-18.
"Then Robby Nassy and I put on a 100 run partnership
"Nassy got out for 42.
"By that point were were on 118 or something.
"I was the next to go for 59.
"We ended up with 149 all out."
Andrew Wade also managed another respectable 16.
It was a bridge way too far for Roma, bowled over by Rob Nassy and Watts.
Roma was a perilous 6-39 after 14 overs.
"Nassie and myself got three wickets each in our opening spell and had them six for thirty nine," Watts said.
Roma was absolutely on the ropes, nine down and nowhere near the target score.
Then near disaster almost struck.
"We had a slight shower of rain when they were nine down, and we had to go on the field looking like we'd be washed out.
"And we had one to get."
They knocked it over quick smart, shortly before a storm.
"It was a great win, especially when we only had ten players."
Roma fell short by 50 runs, all out for just 99.
In two weeks time, Charleville plays St George in Dalby on Saturday, turning it around to play Goondiwindi in Chinchilla on Sunday morning.
The Knox Shield is a representative tournament between eight sides from western Queensland, including Tara, Dalby and Roma.
The Charleville side also includes a bunch of players from Tambo, and hopefully next time Quilpie.