Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Harwood Keep Dream Alive; Eight-Wicket Win over Maclean a Boost

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Harwood Keep Dream Alive; Eight-Wicket Win over Maclean a Boost

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Byline: Jarrard Potter jarrard.potter@dailyexaminer.com.au

LCCA CRICKET: Harwood has kept its grand final hopes alive after they scored an eight-wicket win over Maclean United in the semi-final of the LCCA competition.

For much of the season Harwood has struggled to hang on to its chances, but with the season on the line, Harwood veteran opener Geoff Simmons said the team would leave nothing to chance.

"We bowled well and fielded really well, which was the secret to winning," Simmons said.

"The lads have been bowling well all year, but sometimes the results just haven't been there, but we made the most of our opportunities.

"The wicket was in our favour at the start, it was tricky to bat on early but it got better as the day went on."

Leading the way with the ball for Harwood was Mitchell Niemiec, picking up 4-18 off seven overs. While Craig Moran (47) fought hard for his team the wickets fell around him as United finished its innings on 8-145. …

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