Tight bowling guides Hit and Run to victory

DUCK Duck Gone fell just 12 runs short of winning against the undefeated Hit and Run team in Jimboomba's Twenty20 Last Man Standing cricket competition.

ECONOMICAL: Hit and Run bowler Craig Stace guided his team to victory.

ECONOMICAL: Hit and Run bowler Craig Stace guided his team to victory.

Hit and Run batted first and scraped a modest 124 runs from 20 overs after an early batting collapse had them at 4-17 earlier in their innings.

Top run scorer Shaun Harkin scored 52 runs from 38 balls while key Duck Duck Gone bowler Craig Stace took three wickets for 11 runs. Debut player Jason Hart also did well to stump to batsmen. Duck Duck Gone looked on track to win at half time with a score of 0-55, but momentum started to shift.

Hit and Run's economical bowler Max Harkin did not take a wicket in his four overs but only conceded 11 runs, slowing down Duck Duck Gone's strike rate.

Jason Hart made an impressive 52 runs from 39 balls in his first batting innings, but it was not enough to get Duck Duck Gone over the line.

Meanwhile, the Jimby Crickets took on the Bengal Warriors in game two.

Jimby Crickets won the toss and batted first but found themselves in early trouble at 6-43.

A tail end partnership between Andrew Rice (38) and Jason McNamee (40) guided Jimby Crickets to a defendable 116 runs from 20 overs.

Key Bengal Warriors bowler Prince HR took three wickets and conceded 23 runs.

Bengal Warriors failed to capitalise on their good bowling and fielding work to only score 67 runs.

Only two batsman achieved double figure scores.

Bowler Brad Hamill took three wickets and conceded four runs and was backed up with Sandro Santa who took three wickets for 11 runs.

Jimby Crickets won by 49 runs.

The Last Man Standing season is three weeks away from completion and the search is on for more players and teams to join in the next season.

To express interest call 0402 236 085 or email beaudesert@lastmanstanscricket.com.au