Batting saviour Lachie Ryder breaks Last Man Standing record with 97 run innings

A TROUBLED Beauy Bucheurs batting line up collapsed under the pressure of a formidable Jimby Crickets bowling onslaught on Sunday in the Beaudesert Last Man Standing series.

LAST MAN STANDING: Duck Duck Gone saviour Lachie Ryder scored a record 97 runs to guide his team to victory against No Limits.

LAST MAN STANDING: Duck Duck Gone saviour Lachie Ryder scored a record 97 runs to guide his team to victory against No Limits.

Batting first, the Bucheurs struggled to make inroads with only Tyson Breed scoring a respectable 43 runs from 20 balls.

Jimby Crickets bowlers Sandro Santo, Craig Whatmore, Arden De Lima and Colin Ginn claimed two wickets apiece, and restricted the Bucheurs to 8-126.

In reply, the Jimby Crickets took longer than expected to chase down the total but won with four balls and wickets to spare.

Allrounder Colin Ginn was declared man of the match with 32 runs not out and a two wicket haul.

Jason McNamee also steadied the ship for the Jimby Crickets with 50 runs from 38 balls at a crucial moment in the game.

Game two

THERE was only six runs separating top of the ladder favourite Hit and Run and Grip it and Rip it.

Hit and Run went out to bat first and scored 5-160 from their 20 overs.

Batsman Shannon White performed well through most of the innings with 47 runs from 36 balls.

Grip it and Rip it's prospects of victory went up in smoke as Hit and Run's "chief destroyer" Simran Singh snared four wickets for 20 runs.

Outfielders Hayden Teese and Max Harkin held on to some cracking catches made possible by Singh's bowling.

Grip it and Rip its star batsman Tye Avery gave the side a glimmer of hope as he hit a blistering 53 runs from 23 balls, but was forced to retire.

The remaining eight runs were too much for the new batsman at the crase to chase down, leaving Grip it and Rip it with 5-154.

Game three

NO LIMITS came agonisingly close to securing their first victory in the series against Duck Duck Gone.

The underdog side were hopeful after posting a reasonable 5-144 total from their 20 overs on a day were conditions favoured bowlers.

Number three batsman Keith Ford hit 53 runs from 22 balls in a masterful performance. However, No Limits' batting attack was held back by Duck Duck Gone's Jason Hart (2-11) and Daniel Pigram (2-19) who were devastating with the ball.

Duck Duck Gone did not chase down the batting total with ease and only scraped through with 7-145 on the last ball of their innings.

Duck Duck Gone's saviour Lachie Ryder scored a Last Man Standing record of 97 not out from 65 balls.

Ryder scored 46 of these runs with no other batting partner.