Queensland vets win a close one

QUEENSLAND Cricketers Club (QCC) proved too strong for Lismore Emerging Greys at Nielson Park, East Lismore, yesterday in their annual cricket match.

The local veterans have had the upper hand in recent years, but a superb 41 retired by QCC No 3 Andrew Walsh proved the difference.

QCC won the toss and batted on and it appeared that the total of 8-157 from the 50 overs would be a touch short. Ken Clark, Bernie MacDonald, Peter Koskela and John McMahon bowled conservatively while Geoff Gaggin took 2-19.

The Emerging Greys got off to a slow start, but timely innings by Peter Gow (40 retired), Ken Clark (31), Bill Crane (22) and Glenn Roff (19) put the locals in with a show.

But former Queensland leg-spinner and QCC captain Dennis Lilley showed his class in a late spell to capture 3-20 and the visitors won by three runs.

The Ray Heaps Trophy will be recontested again mid-year, with the QCC hosting the clash at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.



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