Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

State Title Winning Captain Backs Charity Events

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

State Title Winning Captain Backs Charity Events

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State of play

1st Division: T.C. United defeated Wildcats by 21 runs on 1st innings; Sports defeated Occasionals by three runs on 1st innings.

Latest 1st Division points: Wildcats 53, Sports 37, T.C. United 35, Occasionals 16.

Full results review in sport notes.

VIGORO: Ipswich captain Clare Gillett is among the first to praise her teammates at club or representative level.

However, she deserves credit for the way she's regained her best batting form in recent weeks.

Gillett again topscored for T.C United in their latest first-innings win over runaway Ipswich first division competition leaders Wildcats on Saturday.

The victory was crucial with T.C United battling with Sports for the second spot heading into next month's finals.

"It was a really positive win,'' Gillett said, pleased to take points off the competition pacesetters.

"We were one (player) short and were still able to get on top of them, which was a big confidence boost for our team, especially leading into finals.

"It was a credit to the girls especially over a quality side like the Wildcats because they are having a really good season.''

Gillett's 43 runs opening the innings was valuable in helping her team score 96 before restricting Wildcats to 75.

The consistent performer led the Ipswich Senior 1 team to another Queensland title success at the recent rain-affected tournament in Cairns.

"Just before I went away I started to feel good,'' she said.

"Then going away, it definitely helped me regain my confidence a lot more, especially batting in those conditions, because it was incredibly wet. So to make runs in that, you believe in yourself a lot more.

"It was an unusual carnival and testing carnival.''

Ipswich scored wins over Fassifern, Cairns Gold and Cairns Blue, with Gillett winning trophies as player of the tournament and for batting aggregate, batting average and highest individual score. …

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