Murgon's Ryan Heness gets set to unleash a fast delivery.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
Murgon's Ryan Heness gets set to unleash a fast delivery.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Nanango ties with Murgon in junior cricket final

THE junior division 2 cricket grand final came to an unlikely end after the two top teams could not be separated.

Nanango took on Murgon at its home ground on Saturday only to finish the game with a 153-run-all tie.

It was the visitors who looked to make the most with the bat first as they took to the crease.

Murgon posted a total of 153 which Nanango's captain Ryan Jones thought was a definite reachable target.

"I reckon we were in with a shot," he said.

"We have a good (batting) line-up."

Ryan said he partnered well with his fellow opening batsman Matthew Bradford to bend the pressure back onto the Murgon bowlers.

"The openers got 41 which is nice," he said.

With more than a quarter of the runs made up by Nanango's opening, it all looked like it was going to be smooth sailing.

But with batsmen limited to facing 13 balls, it did not allow Matthew to really get going despite scoring six boundaries.

Wickets then held back Nanango's batting line-up to finish 153 a piece.

Junior results

  • Nanango tied with Murgon 153-all
  • Murgon's best batting: Ryan Heness 27 not out.
  • Nanango's best bowling: Ethan Willard 2/9 off two overs.
  • Nanango's best batting: Matthew Bradford 38 not out.
  • Murgon's best bowling: Fletch Prendergast 5/1 off two overs, including a hat trick.
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