Casino's SCG Cup hopes dashed
A LATE-ORDER batting collapse led to Casino being trounced by seven wickets in the third round of the SCG Country Cup cricket knockout at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, yesterday.
The hosts were going well at 5-142 before being bowled out for 152.
Tweed passed the target in just 24.2 overs.
Casino's cause was not helped by key batsmen Sam Irvine, Rodney Wells, Mick Wood and Jake Hellyar being unavailable.
"We still had a strong line-up that took the field but we just didn't bat well," Casino player Myles McDowell said.
McDowell (69 runs) and Wade Sweeney (33) were Casino's best batsmen in an otherwise disappointing performance.
"We were 5-45 when Wade Sweeney came in and we put on 95 runs in only 12 overs," McDowell said.
"But then Tweed turned it around.
"It was good for me to finally get a big score this season."
Tweed's new-ball bowlers Michael Anderson (4-20 from nine overs) and Chris Moase (0-7 from 10) proved too good for the Casino batsmen.
"Chris used the deck well and got the ball to cut away from our batsmen," McDowell said.
"We couldn't hit him."
In Tweed's chase, opener Jayden Hoare negotiated the new ball with ease, scoring 96.