High drama in women's sevens semi-final
IT'S the last ball of a see-sawing encounter between Gayndah's Wannabees and Mundubbera's Pitch Slappers.
Pitch Slappers captain Shannon Prendergast has the strike.
She needs to wallop a four to tie the match and send it into a super over.
Bowling is young Sara Mealand.
Prendergast rocks back, late cuts and the ball rockets past gully.
Mundubbera is screaming, yelling, urging the ball to skim across the turf and past the markers for four.
But it doesn't have the legs. It will pull up just short.
Wannabees are into the final of the Mundubbera ladies' seven-a-side competition.
"Spewing,” was Prendergast's assessment after the match.
"It was a metre short.”
Pitch Slappers at least have a chance at redemption, when they face Wicket Whackers next week to see who will face Wannabees in the final.
Opening the batting for Wannabees, Tekiya George ensured a strong total of 45 off their six overs with 19 runs, including the only four of the match, straight down the ground.
At 1 for 33 from four, the total could have been higher than it was, but Lisa Fuchs and Kelly Voss only conceded 12 from their last two overs.
Pitch Slappers opener Robyn Maeyke hammered a series of straight drives for two, scoring 14 to take her team close.
But after her run-out attempting a cheeky second, the Slappers just couldn't find the acceleration they needed.
After receiving the wooden spoon last year, captain Prendergast remains upbeat.
"We'll see you in the final, Gayndah,” she said.