Finals come with mixed results for cricketers
The cricket season has come down to the pointy end of the competition with semi-finals played on the weekend. Guyra seniors were represented in all three finals with mixed results.
The first-grade side will have to back up again next week after going down to City/UNE in the major semi.
Guyra batted first and the top order failed to fire, losing early wickets. Brandon Landsborough was the saviour of the innings with a big-hitting 60 which included four sixes. He received good support from Joey Ryan on 19. They were the only two batsmen to make it to double figures with Guyra all out for 118.
In reply City/UNE’s batting line up were up to the task and they chased Guyra down with time to spare, finishing the day on 6/119 for the win.
Wickets went to Mitch Woods (1/13), BJ Cameron (2/22) and Jake Ellis (3/24). Guyra will back up this week against Hillgrove for another chance to make the decider.
The second-grade side continued their good run this season with a win which takes them straight to the grand final.
Guyra put the runs on the board, setting TAS a solid total of 251 to chase. Best for Guyra with the bat were Jake Davies (68) and Corey Torrens (77). In reply, TAS batted out their overs to finish the day at 7 for 217 (CC). Wickets went to Justin McKay 1/26, Corey Torrens 1/48, Jake Davies 2/17 and Heath Dowsett 3/36.
Third grade have played their last game for the year, bowing out in the semi-final. Guyra were never in the game and capitulated against the Hillgrove attack to be all out for just 56 runs. Craig Lockyer (18) was the only batsman to make double figures.
The Guyra bowlers were in better form and almost pulled off the win, taking eight wickets before Hillgrove got past their total. Wickets went to Cody Patterson (1/27), Al Boney (2/6), Tim Brazier (3/5 and Simon Brown (2/6).