Jimboomba Bushrangers get wins in first round of Logan District Cricket Association competition

Sending one down: Declan Abberton bowling for Jimboomba Bushrangers on the weekend. Photo: Melissa Benstead

Sending one down: Declan Abberton bowling for Jimboomba Bushrangers on the weekend. Photo: Melissa Benstead

The Jimboomba Bushrangers had a fantastic start to the new Logan District Cricket Association season, with both division one and two teams winning.

The division two team hosted the Springwood Suns on Glenlogan Park's turf, winning by six wickets.

The hosts chased down the 9-161 with plenty of wickets left in the shed.

A new-look team, including four players under the age of 20, took to the field after captain Rob Lowe lost the toss.

Roxanne Thomson took three wickets and Lose, Brett Hayward, Hadyn Teese, Declan Abberton and Connor Mills one each.

Jimboomba's opening pair of Thomas Cook and Max Harkin put on 36 before Cook fell for 13.

Phil Myors had a few chances during 55 run partnership before Harkin fell for 35. When Myors was finally out for 43, this had the Bushies 4-110 in the 24th over.

The young pair of Teese and Abberton pushed for a Bushrangers victory and confidently set out to chase down the Springwood total.

Teese hit a cover drive to seal the win.

Teese finished on 30 not out and Abberton 25 not out.

The first 11 got a win over Beaudesert, rolling the host team for just 162 at Selwyn Park.

In reply, they posted 4-165, the same score as the second division team, to win.

New skipper Ash Hughes also lost the toss and was sent in.

Cameron Hatcher did not take long to get his first wicket for the club, with the sixth ball of his opening over.

Hatcher bowled his seven overs straight with figures of 2-8, which included four maidens.

He ended up with two wickets. Tony Pentecost and Craig Tatters took three each.

Matt Reeve and William Goss also got wickets.

Hughes and Kim Watson found the boundary often in the Bushies' reply.

Watson scored a brilliant 94 from 62 deliveries, leaving the Bushies with just eight more runs for a victory.

They lost two further wickets but still got the double bonus point.

The juniors look forward to finishing off a great game against Springwood Mercury next week.

They are on 5-88 and will carry on batting next week.

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