Central Burnett hammered Gympie in a friendly cricket match at the weekend.
Central Burnett hammered Gympie in a friendly cricket match at the weekend.

No boundaries for Central Burnett

CRICKET: Despite less than ideal conditions, the Central Burnett Cricket team withstood the cold and wind for a friendly match on Saturday.

Central Burnett hosted a Gympie over 40's side at Gayndah's Peter Dunn Oval, and put on a seamless performance for a comprehensive 276-run win.

Central Burnett batted first but Ben Slack said it wasn't smooth sailing straight off the bat.

"We got off to a poor start with two wickets falling in the first two overs," he said.

Ben Allen then got his eye in, belting 137 off 52 balls in an impressive display of power hitting with 13 sixes in his innings

Allen retired at the first drinks break with the side well-positioned on 185 after 15 overs.   

Tucker was out for 42 soon after play resumed, but a Lex Webster and David Shepherd partnership steadied the ship until drinks at the 30 over mark. 

Webster then came out and blasted 10 sixes of his own on his way to an unbeaten century, retiring on 108 from just 61 balls. 

Shepherd's cameo ended when he was bowled on 41, Central Burnett finishing on a mammoth 5/376 after 45 overs.

Slack said his team set a hard task for Gympie.

"Gympie started off well, but the towering total set by Central Burnett was always going to be difficult to reach," he said. 

Blake Augustine opened the bowling and got an early breakthrough in the 5th over. 

The next two at the crease shared a 43 run partnership before Bailey Kimber bowled both batsmen in quick succession. 

"After this, runs were hard to come by for the Gympie, with Kimber and Phil Brine bowling some tight lines," Slack said. 

Gympie capitulated to be all out for 100, Kimber being the pick of the bowlers with 4/11 off 8 overs. 


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