Knights claim second win for 2018-19

The Creswick Imperials have claimed their first two-day win of the season, successfully defending their total of 147 from the continued batting of MKM.

After the Knights were bowled for 147 and Mill made 6/75 the week before, the end result probably wasn’t expected to be as close as it was.

With just five batsmen in the bank, Mill again took to its home crease with the mission to rack-up 72 runs for victory.

Former captain Joel Radlof and leading wicket taker Dion Hedger got Mill started on the right foot on Egan’s replacement, running Tarkyn Balzan out for zero.

Aaron Balzan held steadfast alongside Collicoat as his total rose, and managed to contribute 11 runs before he was claimed by Sam Bartlett.

Rhys Wagstaff was next up with the bat and he was able to help Collicoat nudge the Colts into triple figures before Bartlett came for the prolific runscorer.

Collicoat was able to make 68 alongside four partners, and his dismissal left the Colts 7/103 with just three low-list batsmen to bring home the winning total.

Wagstaff (11) partnered with skipper Dayne Baker, before he was claimed by the powerful bowling of Postle.

In a last ditch effort to save the Colts’ unblemished win-loss record, Baker and Ritchie Clark fought hard to add a combined 29 runs to the board but the side was still 28 runs shy of Maryborough when Baker was claimed.

For more on this story see Page 23 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, December 18

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