Tasman’s Wilks bats through

65 NOT OUT: Tasman's opener George Wilks carried his bat to be 65 not out at the end of the innings against Wayback.

65 NOT OUT: Tasman's opener George Wilks carried his bat to be 65 not out at the end of the innings against Wayback.

B grade

Tasman lost to Wayback

Batting first, Wayback made 188 against Tasman in their clash at Ravendale.

Experienced players Troy Sargeant, Peter Kleinig and Brenton Hammond were the top scorers for Wayback with 49, 30 and 29 respectively. Jaiden Jude was the pick of the Tasman bowlers with 4/37 from six overs.

Tasman started their innings steadily thanks to some good batting and loose offerings from the Wayback opening bowlers. With the score on 29, Bryce Sellen finally found his range and clean bowled Jack Bunder for eight. Jake Vincent was next to go caught hooking in the deep from the bowling of Dylan Vonderwall. 

Tasman’s top order struggled to get going until Ben Wilks joined his son, George, to put on 44 for the fourth wicket. Ben was eventually caught in the deep for 27 off Darren Atkins.

The game was evenly poised at 4/99 when, after much campaigning on his own behalf, Peter Kleinig was finally thrown the ball. Bowling a perplexing combination of arm balls, straight breaks and wides, Kleinig finally broke through and caused a run out, mainly due to the non-striker's over-exuberance in getting down to the other end to cash in. Kleinig was afforded just the two overs, more than enough to get through his repertoire.

George Wilks continued to bat well but ran out of partners and remained 65 not out when the Tasman innings closed at 159, 29 runs short. It is pretty rare for an opener to remain not out in any grade and this was a good effort from Wilks.

Both teams will be pushing for the double chance in the finals.

B GRADE: Jack Bunder bats for Tasman in their loss to Wayback at Ravendale on Saturday.

B GRADE: Jack Bunder bats for Tasman in their loss to Wayback at Ravendale on Saturday.

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