Brothers Matthew and Adam Pozzebon each stood tall as Waves reversed its loss to Easts a week earlier in the Bundaberg Cricket Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership with a 165-run demolition of them at Salter Oval on Saturday to also earn the right to play off for the Tallon-Giles Trophy against Brothers, who maintained their unbeaten record with a 60-run dispatch of the win-less Norths.
Adam cut loose but fell an agonizing five runs of a second century for the season, while team-mate Michael Loader also hit out for 87 as Waves amassed a healthy 8-276 despite a five-wicket haul from Easts captain and spinner Ben Davey (5-42).
The Magpies had no answer with the bat, being bundled 0out for 111 despite veteran promoted opener Lachlan Donovan carrying his bat for an unbeaten 41.
Opener Matthew Pozzebon was the destroyer for Waves with 5-30.
Brothers recovered from 3-18 to be all out for 230, thanks mainly to under-17’s opener Toby Lamond and all-rounder Lachlan Heycox with 64 and 63 respectively.
Norths were never a chance in their run chase despite a signature 50 from No. 3 Brendan Handley, with paceman Dean Krebs cutting a swathe of destruction through their lower order with 4-31.
Brothers will be without their Wide Bay Open representative stars Mitchell Parsons and Sam Pearson for their clash with Waves at Salter Oval at 11am tomorrow, with the Blue and Golds also without their veteran opening Rock of Gibraltar Luke Owen, while Easts get the perfect chance to bounce back against the hapless Norths, who have Brendan Handley also missing on Wide Bay duty.
Bundaberg is well represented in the Wide Bay team for the South Queensland Country Open Schaeffer Shield in Toowoomba this weekend.
The team is: Trent Riddell (w/k), Brendan Handley, Luke McInnes, Chris Napper, Luke Owen, Mitchell Parsons, Sam Pearson, Corey Perren, Nathan Roderick, Harrison Sippel, Matthew Springate, Nathan Van Eekeren ©.
Adam Pozzebon’s knock came after he had also scored a blazing 81 to spearhead Searles RV Centre Vikings to a big win over title holders Headland Pies in the Aussie Bundy Big Bash on Friday night, laying the platform for a mammoth total of 3-190, but his veteran team-mate seamer Damian O’Neall was the Player of the Match with 5-26 to rock the Pies as they were restricted to 9-130.
There is no Big Bash game tonight due to the Schaeffer Shield.
Meanwhile, Wide Bay went down to Valley in the Queensland Premier Cricket Taverners Old Boys Under-17 Shield at Ashgrove on Sunday, being bowled out for 124, chasing the hosts’ 6-184 from a rain-reduced 36 overs.
Bundaberg players featured for Wide Bay with vice-captain Lachlan Heycox snaring 3-37, and Toby Lamond and Sam Stuchbery picking up one wicket each, while Toby also top scored with 30 in their run chase, but only three others reached double figures.
Wide Bay will meet Sunshine Coast in the penultimate round at Salter Oval this Sunday at 10am.
RUGBY: Exciting Scrum-half Cornelis Van Der Merwe returned from South African Under-18 representative duty to score a try in another Player of the Match performance as Waves Falcons powered on unbeaten in the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup with a well executed 22-10 victory over the previously undefeated Eastern Suburbs Pythons at Waves Sports Complex on Saturday.
Captain/coach Tom Akers, who again led from the front and kicked two conversions and a penalty goal, said the rising superstar “played the house down”.
But in another robust team effort, rampaging Loose-head prop Dean Honeysett and outside centre Alfred Norman were also outstanding.
It was the only match in the competition played on the day with forfeits happening in both other scheduled games.
The Falcons could have another field day when they take on the beleaguered Turtle Brothers at Waves Sports Club at 3pm tomorrow, before Gladstone Goats will meet Fraser Coast Mariners at 5pm, and West Barbarians come up against the Pythons at 7pm.
Coral Coast/Hervey Bay Softball fixtures will move from Brothers Sports Club to Frank Coulthard Complex for the rest of the season, and tomorrow’s A Grade Ladies showpiece will be a clash between Brothers United Firesticks and Bargara Leopards at 2pm.
Then at 3.50pm, in the A Grade Men’s division, United Heat will do battle with Bargara Bombers.
All Waves teams will play in Hervey Bay, with their A Grade reigning champions Tsunamis taking on Terror, and A Grade Men’s Schooners crossing bats with Misfits, both at 2pm.
Here are the weekend’s scores:
AUSSIE BUNDY BIG BASH
SEARLES RV CENTRE VIKINGS 3-190 (Adam Pozzebon 81, Scott Irwin 60, Mitchell Parsons 2-0-27-2) d HEADLAND PIES 9-130 (Patrick Power 31, Damian O’Neall 4-0-26-5, Jack Munro 4-0-26-2).
BUNDABERG RUM CITY FOODS PREMIERSHIPS
WAVES 8-276 (Adam Pozzebon 95, Michael Loader 87, Hayden Pope 33, Ben Davey 9-0-42-5) d EASTS 10-111 (Lachlan Donovan 41no, Matthew Pozzebon 9-2-30-5, Kori Pope 5-3-14-2).
BROTHERS 10-230 (Toby Lamond 64, Lachlan Heycox 63, Sam Pearson 43, Shannon Smith 3-0-20-2, Patrick Power 8-0-42-3, Damian Turner 9-3-41-2, Bruce Worthington 9-0-46-2) d NORTHS 9-170 (Brendan Handley 50, Dean Krebs 7.3-1-31-4).
BROTHERS 6-106 (Angus Rehbein 37, Ryan Santacaterina 4-1-18-2, Zac Dann 5-0-26-2) d ISIS 10-105 (Adam McCoombe 38, Clinton Honor 6.5-1-14-6, Scott Lamond 8-1-27-3).
EASTS 8-270 (Kurt De Silva 103, Laurie McCloskey 54, John Howard 8-0-42-2, Harrison Single 8-2-68-2, David Wendt 8-0-74-2) d NPORTHS 9-144 (David Wendt 39no, Darren Jacobsen 7-0-45-4, Arty Richardson 2.1-0-8-2, Roy Heath 8-1-32-2).
EASTS BLACK 4-148 (William Barritt 39, Dave McKenzie 7-0-34-2, Josh McInnes 5.3-0-40-2) d BROTHERS 10-144 (Josh McInnes 37, Leon Pearson 36, Sarbjit Singh 7-1-20-5, Tom Chadwick 6-0-34-3).
EASTS WHITE 5-140 (Lex Webster 68no, Albert Motbey 5-1-15-2, Jack Kleidon 7-2-18-2) d WAVES 10-138 (William Fletcher 41, Phynn Boase 39, Richmond Felstead 7-0-54-5, Lex Webster 7-1-24-3).
NORTHS 1-106 (John Balaam 70no, Ethan Hamel 30no) d ISIS 10-102 (Jason Sim 35, Andrew Santacaterina 31, Steve Tucker 7-1-25-4, John Balaam 6-1-19-3, Bailey Canino .4-0-5-2).
UNDER-16 (JUNIOR 3)
NORTHS KNIGHTS 6-177 (Jett Sim 56, Oliver Wendt 40, James Cronin 4-0-20-2, Charlie Steele 5-0-28-2) d BROTHERS BIG MEATS 6-164 (Cale Anderson 39, Riley Collin 38no, Jordan Mather 5-0-29-2).
MARYBOROUGH 6-211 d HERVEY BAY COLTS 6-179
WAVES 4-248 (Alex Stuchbery 100no, Nic DeLacy 90, Travis Kapernick 6-0-31-3) d NORTHS TALLONS 5-187 (Lachlan McDonald 63, Tom Elphinstone 49no, William Fletcher 4-0-27-3).
UNDER-14 (JUNIOR 3)
MARYBOROUGH BULLDOGS 3-266 (Mitchell Wilcox 106ret, Lachlan Pennell 50) d BROTHERS WILD’S CONCRETING 9-104.
NORTHS BEARS 3-178 (Corin Driver 53, Beau Donnison 29ret, Tielman Nieuwoudt 27ret, Noah Biju Alex 3-0-14-2) d EASTS 7-125 (Beau Donnison 3-0-12-2, Darcy Hollands 3-0-13-2).
HERVEY BAY COLTS 2-153 d WAVES 8-62
UNDER-12A (JUNIOR 2)
NORTHS SEI STRIKERS 6-152 (Nathan Job 22, Ruby Hooper 4-0-20-2) d BROTHERS HOOPERS PAINTING CONTRACTORS 8-70 (James Atkinson 3-2-2-3, Levi Donnison 3-1-2-2).
NORTHS AVENGERS 8-119 (Jackson Harm 27no, Oliver Begeda 27, Nathan Francis Joby 3.1-1-7-2) d EASTS 8-87 (Rhyan Balaam 4-1-6-2).
BROTHERS MIXED BEACH 360 8-148 (Chase Madden 31no, James Kelmanson 3.4-0-14-5) d WAVES 5-124 (James Kelmanson 34ret).
WAVES FALCONS 22 (Jaiden Davis, Netava Naruma, Cornelis Van Der Merwe tries; Tom Akers 2 Conversions & Penalty Goal) d EASTERN SUBURBS PYTHONS 10 (Konna Hussey try; Sakiusa Dreunimolea Conversion & Penalty Goal).