Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Cup Teams on Their Way to Finals

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Cup Teams on Their Way to Finals

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IT WAS a 'nail-biter' at Valleys last Sunday when the Pioneers' Shane Watson side got up in the last over to beat the home team.

Chasing 208 runs, the Ipswich boys reached 210 in a hard-fought chase led by Josh Schweitzer (60), Tobias Nugter (47) and Jonathon Bill (21).

The win sees the Pioneers unbeaten in four games and likely to meet Valleys again in the final.

In the final round tomorrow, Ipswich plays Redlands at Baxter Oval.

The Ipswich Ray Weier team also maintained its unbeaten record with a convincing win over Metro South West last Sunday when promising young Pioneers' batsman Noah van de Werken notched 101 (retired).

Ipswich finished on 4-291 with Matt Andrews (60), Lachlan Vellacott (40) and Damien Brandley (29) also batting well.

Vellacott led the bowling attack with 4-39 as the visitors struggled to reach 187.

Riley Wilton with 3-39 and Aidan Bichel (2-34) also bowled well.

The young Pioneers travel to Wynnum Manly tomorrow for their last game of the round.

In the Lords Taverners game between the Hornets and Wests being played at Graceville, the Hornets are well placed for a win after posting a first innings score of 244.

Wests are at the crease and have already lost an early wicket.

The match continues tomorrow.

Enviable depth

THE performances of the junior representative teams this season show the great depth of young cricketers in this city, so the future for the Hornets and the local clubs looks bright.

It is essential cricket administrators provide support and encouragement to these young players as they rise through the grades to senior cricket.

Junior co-ordinator Wayne Bichel has reported that 39 boys from Ipswich have been selected in South East Queensland teams to compete at forthcoming state and development carnivals.

This is by far the largest representation by any centre in the zone.

Well done players and team officials.

Rule amendments

THE Junior Grade Committee has made the following rule amendments for the current season.

Two electronic scorebooks may be used at any junior game.

A paper scorebook should be available in case the electronic device fails. …

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