Colts captain Travis Chandler was handy for some runs on Saturday.
Colts captain Travis Chandler was handy for some runs on Saturday. Contributed

Colts cope with two paced pitch

COLTS managed to set up a fair score of 174, after being two for 20, for Valleys to chase when Gympie A-Grade play resumes this Saturday.

Colts' 174 first innings came after they were five down for 109 before the tail wagged. They then backed it up with three quick wickets after change over in the afternoon, leavings Valleys at three for 36 with plenty of work to do to overhaul Colts total next Saturday.

Colts captain Travis Chandler said the lively One Mile Oval wicket proved difficult for all batsman.

However he said some of the Colts were able to knuckle down and build up some runs.

"It was a bit two paced," Chandler said.

"But a few people put their head down and made some runs."

Chandler added 48 to the day's total and exited thanks to a catch from Tyson Hillcoat on the back of a ball from bowler Matthew Brady.

Chandler credited opening batsman Jackson Waugh with a successful day on a difficult pitch, lasting long enough to put up 31 runs until Ryan caught and bowled him to send him to the sheds.

Travis Chandler held the Colts innings together towards the end to score 48 before being dismissed with the score 152.

Justin Chandler then kept the score ticking over to remain not out 17 at the close.

Lawless was the best of Valleys bowlers with five for 35 off 16 overs. The best of the other bowlers tied with three for 40 off 12.

Valleys faced 13 overs with Travis Chandler and Andy Batten finishing the day both at one for 17 off six overs apiece.

Valleys will resume play this weekend on 3 for 36 and Chandler said the quick three wickets earnt on Saturday afternoon had given Colts a good start for this weekend.

Play continues at the One Mile this Saturday.

Scoreboard

Colts vs Valleys

COLTS 1st INNINGS

J Waugh c & b C Ryan - 31

A Smerdon c M Brady b A Lawless - 9

N Lynam lbw A Lawless - 1

N McFarlane b R Venn - 28

A Batten c T Hillcoat b C Ryan - 11

T Chandler c T Hillcoat b M Brady - 48

M Carlton b A Lawless - 6

G Preston b A Lawless - 1

J Chandler not out - 17

B Waugh b A Lawless - 0

R Gottke c A Leppien b C Ryan - 2

Sundries - 20

TOTAL - 174

FOW: 18, 20,72, 74, 109, 134, 152, 153, 157, 174.

Bowling: M Brady 16-6-29-1; A Lawless 16-4-35-5; R Venn 8-0-42-4; C Ryan 11.2-2-40-3; T Hillcoat 2-0-9-0.

VALLEY'S 1st INNINGS

E Streat c G Preston b T Chandler - 6

Z Gagen c N Lynam b A Batten - 19

T Hillcoat run out N Lynam b T Chandler - 9

Sundries - 2

TOTAL - 3 for 36

Bowling: T Chandler 6-2-17-1; A Batten6-3-17-1; J Waugh 1-0-3-0.