Quilpie stay on target

A Redcaps player delivers a sweet cover drive.
A Redcaps player delivers a sweet cover drive. File

CRICKET: Quilpie have sounded a warning shot across the Charleville Cricket Association with a comprehensive victory over the Redcaps at Charleville High School over the weekend.

Although Railways sit comfortable in first position on the ladder, Quilpie sit just below them alongside Tambo, with only a handful of games remaining.

Quilpie won the toss and elected to bat, with openers getting off to a steady start with scores of nine and 23.

While the visitors kept the scoreboard ticking over, none of the batsmen really found their feet.

Consistent 20's across the middle order were posted before H. Park bucked the trend and scored a 34, before finding himself caught out through the bowling of J. Steer.

He would remain Quilpie's leading scorer.

The lower order were dismissed rather cheaply with E. Truss contributing with nine runs.

In an innings of attrition, Quilpie posted a difficult run-chase of 159 runs.

The Redcaps would look to build a solid foundation early to chip into the Quilpie's total, however disaster struck early, with both openers dismissed cheaply.

The middle order compounded the home team's batting woes, and the Redcaps were staring down the barrel at four wickets for five runs.

Only a middle to lower order fightback saved the Redcaps' blushes with M. Taylor and M. Johnson putting up a brief stand before succumbing for eight and nine runs respectively.

The Redcaps finished their innings on 41 runs which fell short of Quilpie.

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