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KEEGAN Lankowski produced a master-class, scoring 95 at a strike-rate of 100% to spearhead Easts Magpies to a crucial 61-run victory over Waves in their Bundaberg Cricket Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership clash at Salter Oval on Saturday.
By the win, they claimed outright second position ahead of Waves, but they will need to beat them again in their rematch at Salter Oval at 11 am tomorrow to earn the right to play off for the Tallon-Giles Trophy, which is contested between the top two sides after the first six rounds of the competition.
If Waves can turn the tables on them, they will join Easts on 18 points, and it will come down to percentages to decide who is ahead.
No. 3 Keegan was the main-stay in the Magpies’ total of 7-242 last week, before Waves finished at 181, thanks mainly to the efforts of No.’s 8 and 9 Brody Coates and Matthew Pozzebon with 48 and 57 respectively.
Keegan’s younger brother Arden wreaked havoc with the ball for Easts with 4-29.
The unbeaten Brothers will meet the win-less Norths in the other Division 1 game tomorrow.
Waves’ Kori Pope was named in the South Queensland Under-21 Denis O’Dea Shield Team of the Tournament and the Batter of the Tournament after being a star for Wide Bay in the Carnival at Gatton last weekend.
He scored 98 from 128 balls in a total of 240 on Saturday against South East Queensland, who were then bowled out for 172, and 21 in a total of 198 on Sunday against Darling Downs and South West Queensland, who had amassed 8-232.
Meanwhile, Brothers’ Toby Lamond was a hero as Wide Bay broke through for their first win of the season in the Queensland Premier Cricket Under-17 Lord Taverners Shield on Sunday, reaching 77 before being run out in a modest total of 159 against Northern Suburbs, before also snaring 2-19 from 10 overs and fellow local Sam Stuchbery also picked up 3-39, as the hosts fell three runs short in their run chase.
Wide Bay get the chance for rare back-to-back wins when they are again away this Sunday against Valleys, who like them have a 1-6 win-loss records.
Last Friday night, Takalvans Taipans held on for a seven-run victory over Betta Heat in the Aussie Bundy Big Bash with Mitchell Waters blazing a match-winning 79.
Tonight at 6.30 pm, reigning premiers Headlands Pies will clash with Searle’s RV Centre Vikings.
Bundaberg will take on Fraser Coast in Maryborough in the second round of the Goodchild Shield this Sunday.
Highlights in Bundaberg Juniors last Saturday included a superb 93 from Nic DeLacy to set up Waves’ victory over Norths Knights in Under-16, and 4-3 from Norths SES Strikers’ Nathan Job in their win over Brothers Beach 360 in Under-12a.
On Sunday, Bundaberg had good wins over Fraser Coast in Maryborough in both the Wide Bay Under-14 and Under-12 Championships, with in the former, restricting the hosts to 133, with Samson Juster (3-13) and Ashton Lamond (2-23) sharing the bowling honours, before replying with 7-233 with opener Archie Webster leading the charge with 54.
Bundaberg was bowled out for just 149 in Under-12 with Leyton McDonald top scoring with an unbeaten 29, but captain Tyson Melein was their best, cutting loose with 5-12 as the Coast was bundled out for a mere 96, after he had scored a handy 22.
Explosive inside centre Lachlan Andrews bagged a double as Waves Falcons continued to sweep all before them in the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup with a well executed 33-13 away-victory over Gladstone Goats on Saturday.
But captain/coach Tom Akers said No. 8 Dean Honeysett, uncompromising tight-head prop Jaiden Davis and workaholic second rower Jayden Nadilo were their best in another robust team performance.
Defending champions Eastern Suburbs Pythons also maintained their perfect record, also making a statement with a 36-24 despatch of their hosts Fraser Coast Mariners, with electrifying scrum-half Villiami Maluka also grabbing two tries.
Wests Barbarians also flexed their muscle, outgunning Turtles Brothers 51-7 at Waves Sports Complex, led by inside-centre Viliama Molisi also with a brace.
Tomorrow, all matches are at Waves Sports Complex, with Barbarians to serve it up to Mariners at 3 pm, Turtles out to break their drought against the Goats at 5 pm, and Falcons and Pythons to battle it out in a top of the table blockbuster at 7 pm.
Waves Tsunamis will continue their Coral Coast/Hervey Bay Softball A Grade Ladies’ title defence when they take on Bargara Leopards at Brothers Sports Complex at 2 pm, before Bargara Bandits do battle with Brothers United Firesticks at 3.50 pm.
Both A Grade Men’s matches are also at 3.50 pm, with Waves Schooners up against Terrors, and United Heat taking on Misfits.
Here are the scores from the weekend:
CRICKET BUNDABERG RUM CITY FOODS PREMIERSHIPS
EASTS 7-242 (Keegan Lankowski 95, River Felstead 46, Arden Lankowski 29, Sam Stuchbery 9-0-35-3, Matthew Pozzebon 9-0-75-2) d WAVES 9-181 (Matthew Pozzebon 57, Brody Coates 48, Arden Lankowski 9-1-29-4, Trent Seeds 5-2-3-2, Ben Davey 7.1-0-26-2).
NORTHS 8-193 (Shaun Pinney 46, Oliver Wendt 45, Jade Hyde 36no, Nick Catasti 8-0-44-3, Drew McAullay 8-0-30-2, Lochlan Modrow 8-1-37-2) d WAVES 7-191 (Nic DeLacy 49, Jason DePapi 36no, Shaun Pinney 8-0-36-2, Alex Turner 8-0-38-2).
BROTHERS 4-235 (Giles Cunningham 54ret, Ryley Gibbs 54, Toby Lamond 48, David Boge 40, Laurie McCloskey 4-0-25-3) d EASTS 9-208 (Kurt De Silva 83, Simon Millett 4-0-25-2, Nick Clarke 8-3-27-2, Scott Lamond 5-1-39-2).
BROTHERS 4-223 (Neil Trebbin 94no, Clint Mathiesen 54, Josh McInnes 36no) d EASTS WHITE 10-158 (Richmond Felstead 45no, Jason Haack 7-4-12-4, Anthony Rehbein 4-0-17-2).
EASTS BLACK 10-200 (William Barritt 79, Michael Eade 7-1-32-3, Steve Tucker 6.2-1-15-2, Ethan Hamel 7-1-60-2) d NORTHS 9-167 (Jordan Mather 80, Sarbjit Singh 7-3-10-4, William Barritt 7-0-31-2).
ISIS 10-119 (Charlie Tenggren 37, Finn Heads 4-1-8-3, Jack Kleidon 7-4-11-2) d WAVES 10-113 (Trevor Key 32, Andrew Santacaterina 7-2-31-3).
UNDER-16 (JUNIOR 3)
NORTHS TALLONS 2-170 (Lachlan McDonald 70no, Jack Bigg 33, Ferdy Jenner 31) d HERVEY BAY COLTS 6-160.
WAVES 7-197 (Nic DeLacy 93, William Fletcher 44) d NORTHS KNIGHTS 9-167 (Harrison Single 64, Beau Donnison 37, Finn Heads 5-1-22-3, William Fletcher 2-0-15-2, Ben Grey 5-1-22-2).
BROTHERS BIG MEATS 8-186 (Riley Collin 39, Jaxon Hill 27) d MARYBOROUGH 10-184 (Xander White 5.1-0-42-3, Charlie Steele 6-0-19-2).
UNDER-14 (JUNIOR 3)
EASTS 5-155 d BROTHERS INLINE CABINETS 6-136 (Adrian Cunningham 39ret, Hunter Schnabel 27ret, Noah Biju Alex 6-0-16-3)
MARYBOROUGH BULLDOGS 8-158 d HERVEY BAY COLTS 5-102
NORTHS BEARS 7-219 (Corin Driver 56no, Tielman Nieuwoudt 34, Thomas Dwyer 26no, Olivia Abell 26ret, Darcy Reeves 3-0-10-2, Marcus Dean 4-0-25-2, Khoda Sippel-Casey 6-0-49-2) d WAVES 10-58 (Tielman Nieuwoudt 3-2-1-2, Lachlan Rogers 3-0-6-2, Thomas Dwyer 3-0-8-2).
UNDER-12A (JUNIOR 2)
EASTS 4-152 (Nathan Francis Joby 24no, Alex Kelly 3-0-18-2) d BROTHERS DENTAL EXCELLENCE 8-74 (Nathan Francis Joby 3.1-0-9-2, Blaike Campbell 4-1-12-2).
NORTHS SEI STRIKERS 6-179 (Leyton McDonald 34, Cadel Driver 33no, Lewis Rowan 29, Sem Custers 4-1-12-2, Lucas Cole 3-0-12-2, George Cronin 4-0-23-2) d BROTHERS BEACH 360 (Nathan Job 3-2-3-4, Zia Nieuwoudt 2-1-6-2).
NORTHS AVENGERS 5-228. (Jack Juster 42, Oliver Begeda 33ret, Jackson Harm 32no, Hayden Banks 26) d WAVES 5-84 (Cameron Sorbello 4-1-6-2).
AUSSIE BUNDY BIG BASH
TAKALVANS TAIPANS 6-188 (Mitchell Waters 79, Jaden Bond 43, Matthew Pozzebon 4-0-37-2) d BETTA HEAT 4-181 (Ollie Horne 60, Ryan Norton 47, Arden Lankowski 40, Dale Steele 4-0-32-2).
RUGBY BUNDABERG SPRING CUP
WAVES FALCONS 33 (Lachlan Andrews 2, Safinati Tua, Tumeli Naco, Sam Puusaari tries; Tumeli Naco 2, Alfred Norman, Puusaari conversions) d GLADSTONE 13 (Craig Henderson 2 tries; David West Penalty Goal).
WESTS BARBARIANS 51 (Viliama Molisi 2, Daniel Cavanagh, Jesse Krenske, Ulaiasi Naitila, Jordan Maley tries; Jesse Krenske 3 conversions) d TURTLES BROTHERS 7 (Levi Douglas try; Conversion)
EASTERN SUBURBS PYTHONS 36 (Villiami Maluka 2, Ed Ngatai, Viliami Tufele tries; Sakiusa Dreunimolea 3 conversions) d FRASER COAST MARINERS 24 (Brigden, Douglas, Brown, Toka tries; Toka 2 conversions).
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