Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Father and Son Blast Way Forward to Final

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Father and Son Blast Way Forward to Final

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

SCOREBOARD

Pioneer Valley 4-222 (Peter McGiffin 70, Steve McGiffin 69 not out) d Walkerston 2-218 (Sam Vassallo 62, Luke Jackson 61 not out)

Magpies 4-82 (Regis Chakabva 37) d Magpies 80 (Ian Dunn 28)

Norths 286 d Souths 117

CRICKET: Father and son combination Peter and Steve McGiffin have ensured Pioneer Valley will defend the club's one-day crown this season.

Opener Peter McGiffin and his son put together a 97-run partnership as Pioneer Valley scored 4-222 for a victory over Walkerston, who had earlier compiled 2-218.

The Pioneer Valley score is the biggest one-day total so far this season at Harrup Park. The win left Pioneer Valley unbeaten after four rounds.

It has guaranteed last season's one-day champions a place in Saturday week's final, with only the final round to be played this weekend.

After the dismissals of Todd Hamilton (2) and Jeff Lituri (34), McGiffin was joined by his 17-year-old son in a winning partnership, Peter scoring 70 and Steve carrying his bat for 69. …

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