Hibo Colts crushed by Soldiers in first round

It was a clear victory for the Soldiers in the opening round of cricket on the weekend. Photo: supplied.

It was a clear victory for the Soldiers in the opening round of cricket on the weekend. Photo: supplied.

Hibo Colts played Soldiers Warriors on the weekend.

Colts won the toss and elected to bowl. The Colts got their first wicket in the fifth over with M.Flack trapping S.Rreejesh lbw for 0. 

Jobin Thomas and Jestin Jacob took to the bowling, with 6's and 4's a plenty – taking the score to 65 before Jacob was caught on the boundary by Bush with a very good catch.

The score was 2 for 65 in the 11th over. Rahim and Thomas then advanced the score, with Thomas hitting six massive 6's before being caught for 87 off just 56 balls.

Rahim followed with a very solid 24. Mani Chahal batted with controlled aggression, giving no chances in his 81 not out off 49 balls, including fifteen 4's. 

Pawan scored a fast and hard-hitting 29 to see the Soliders Warriors score  8/270  in their 40 overs. 

D.Bush was the best off the bowlers, with 3 for 17 off 4 overs. 

The Hibo Colts’ innings started badly with Sibin Paul’s first ball taking the off stump removing Hibo Colts’ captain Josh Wearne. Steady wickets followed with only Tim Elliot putting up a bit off resistance scoring 21 before falling to Hammad for 21 runs. 

Sibin Paul finished with 3 wickets, while Hammad had 4 and the Man off the Match Jobin Thomas had 3 wickets to back up his 87 runs. 

Hibo colts were all out for 97. 

The Workers Super Stags made 184 runs and defeated Railway Bowlo 6/209.  Hibo Gold (1/38) defeated Hibo Green (8/30) and the Workers Stags White had a bye.

The best batsmen for the first round was Jobin Thomas from the Goulburn Soldiers Warriors who made 87 runs. Ben Stance from the Workers Super Stags made 83 runs and a close third was Manpreety Chahal with 81 runs. 

The bowling was tightly contested between Jacob Mutton of the Workers Super Stags who took four wickets for 32 runs over seven overs, and Hammad Farooq who took four wickets for 33 runs over three overs. 

Hibo Green is set to compete against Workers Stags at Seiffert Oval this Saturday. 

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