Laane scores big to try and regain top spot

Carisbrookʼs Kade Lusby watches in despair as his bowling is dispatched to the boundary during the Brookersʼ round 13 clash with Laanecoorie Dunolly.

Big scores have continued to feature in the lead up to the Maryborough District Cricket Association’s 2017-18 semi-finals, with the season’s penultimate round kicking off at the weekend.

Carisbrook had no chance of stopping Laanecoorie Dunolly as it won the toss and took to the crease first at its home ground on Saturday for round 13.

A Liam Mottram and Brady Templeton combination opened the match in style, making 43 and 64 respectively.

Skipper Jayden Templeton replaced Mottram at the crease to make his second century of the season with 103 not out, significantly boosting Laane’s already impressive score.

However, it was to be the last of the side’s big scores with Brad McHugh (13) the only other batsman to score more than one run.

Liam Hurse did the most damage for Carisbrook taking 3/51, including sending out Nathan Leist for a duck.

Cole Harris and Brad Reeves were the only other bowlers to take wickets, taking 1/31 and 1/48 respectively. But the day’s earlier high scores were enough to see Laane stroll out comfortably 5/245, leaving the Brookers with a big task on their hands.

Batting out the rest of the day’s overs, Carisbrook was overpowered by Laane’s bowling side, with Darren Rowe (11) the only batsman able to score over 10, while three went out for ducks, including skipper Leigh Koop.

For more on this story see Page 23 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 20.

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