Jimboomba Bushrangers cricket teams sitting pretty ahead of finals after dominant weekend victories

A CONSUMMATE display from the Jimboomba Bushrangers first XI bowling attack helped the side return to winning ways against Greenbank Lumberjacks at the weekend.

RUNS: Ryan Galea has been in career-best form with the bat for Jimboomba Bushrangers. Photo: Matt McLennan

RUNS: Ryan Galea has been in career-best form with the bat for Jimboomba Bushrangers. Photo: Matt McLennan

Samuel Matthews, Phil Bourke and Hayden Teese claimed eight wickets between them as the Bushrangers went on to dismiss the visitors for just 53.

Sundries top scored for the Lumberjacks, with only two batsmen managing to reach double figures during an innings that lasted less than 23 overs.

Matthews finished with figures of 4/25 and Bourke 3/10 before the Bushrangers opening batsmen completed the job in the 16th over.

The Lumberjacks attack failed to claim a wicket as Kelton Maguire (29*) and Owen Maguire (13*) finished the innings unbeaten.

The Bushrangers sit in second position on the ladder with three rounds left to play in the regular season.

They take on Yarrabilba in another home match at Glenlogan Park on Saturday.

Jimboomba Gold also earned a comfortable victory over the weekend, defeating Greenbank Gregory's by nine wickets away from home.

Much like the first XI game, it was the bowlers who did the damage, dismissing the home side for just 69.

Robert Lose led the way with 4/10 from eight overs, while Brett Hayward and Jason Feeney chimed in with two wickets each.

The Bushrangers lost Scott Leach for 10 early in the chase but Philip Myors (34*) and Lester Mason (9*) guided the team home, chasing the runs inside 24 overs.

Jimboomba Green put the cherry on the Bushrangers' cake and made it three wins from three games for the club over the weekend after trumping Greater Springfield at home.

The visitors put on a respectable 156 but it was not enough, with the Bushrangers chasing the total in 30 overs thanks to an unbeaten half century from Corey Schofield.

Tomas Newsham and Joshua Graham were also instrumental in the chase, scoring 34* and 28 respectively.

Graham was the chief destroyer with the ball earlier in the day, claiming four scalps after Greater Springfield won the toss and elected to bat.

Connor Roberts chimed in with 3/22 and opening bowler Ty Avery a tidy 2/18 from six overs.

Jimboomba Green have not lost a game this year and currently sit third on the ladder behind the Bushrangers Gold team and league leaders Beenleigh Pirates, who have lost just two games this season.

Three rounds remain in the division two season before the semi-finals in a month's time.

Bushrangers Green travel to Homestead Park on Saturday to take on Springwood Suns before returning home for an all Jimboomba clash and finishing the season against Greater Springfield.

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