Nick Selman and Ben Edwards led an undermanned Maleny Redbacks’ Under 17’s cricket team to a stunning one day victory over the Caboolture Snakes.
Playing short due to the start of the school holidays, the Redbacks were disadvantaged from the outset. However Nick Selman and Ben Edwards turned the game in Maleny’s advantage with a fine batting display. Selman dominated the scoring, regularly depositing the Snakes’ bowlers to the boundary, while Edwards supported his partner with many classical strokes. The pair combined to produce a 148 run opening partnership.
Edwards was finally out in the late overs for a well made 42. After securing an outstanding century, Selman was dismissed in the last over of the innings for an impressive 107. At the end of their allotted overs Maleny had scored 161
The Redbacks started their time in the field knowing that their lack of numbers would make scoring easy for the Snakes. Maleny’s opening bowlers, Tim McMurray (0 for 19 off 6) and Moe Lima (0 for 22 off 6), limited the oppositions scoring opportunities with line and length bowling. Caboolture were cruising at 0 for 83, before run outs to Robert Corkin and Lima, and an inspired spell of bowling by Edwards change the game. Edwards claimed 3 for 29 off 6 overs and remained strong to restrict the Snakes to 5 for 145 off their 30 overs.
This week’s victory has secured Maleny’s position in the top three as they enter the school holiday break. The Sommer Fuel Supplies player of the match goes to Nick Selman for his outstanding century.
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