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27 September, 2021

Win to close out T20s

ATHERTON played their final two matches of the T20 comp on Saturday and left it until the final ball of their last game to break through and secure a win.


Atherton’s Tom Boorman.

ATHERTON played their final two matches of the T20 comp on Saturday and left it until the final ball of their last game to break through and secure a win. 

In the first match, Atherton were sent in to bat by Mulgrave at Walker Road. Chris Adams got away to a good start hitting 29 runs off 30 balls, as key wickets fell around him, and the team were in trouble 5-50 at the halfway mark.

Caleb Constant showed some good form with the bat partnering with Fred Pittorino to put on a valuable 41 run partnership. Luke Parnell and Fred batted through to stumps for a final score 6-107.

Mulgrave's classy batting line-up made easy work of chasing the total down for an 8 wicket win in the nineteenth over. 

Paul Nasser won the toss in the final match against Norths at Griffiths Park and elected to bat. Chris Adams took control again with a quick 31 off 20 balls.

Logan Poggioli kept things steady coming in at first drop and batting through to stumps for a handy 27 off 35, while Mason Blaney blasted 29 off 18 balls. Atherton's final score 6-135. 

Norths looked to be comfortable chasing the target but credit to Atherton's bowlers who kept the pressure on throughout the match for an exciting finish.

Alex Nasser on debut, bowled Tom Maher for his maiden 1st Grade wicket.

With Norths needing 6 runs off the last over, Tommy Boorman took the ball and finished his tidy bowling spell with a wicket for 3 runs to win the match and break Atherton's losing streak.

There are no local games over the long weekend as Cricket Far North reps travel to Bundaberg to contest the Bulls Master's T20 Country Challenge. 

Atherton's Dan Parnell will captain the Far North Fusion side with team mates Chris Adams, Paul Nasser and Tom Boorman also selected. CFN's 50 over competition is scheduled to start October 9, 2021.

T20 RESULTS: Atherton 6-107 (C Adams 29, C Constant 26*, F Pittorino 20*) Def. by Mulgrave 2-109 (D Parnell 1-17) Atherton 6-135 (C Adams 31, M Blaney 29, L Poggioli 27) Def. Norths 7-133 (T Boorman 3-20, A Nasser 1-13, D Parnell 1-20, L Parnell 1-30)

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