Sport

Heat out to beat Renegades to secure spot in BBL final

MASTER BLASTER: Chris Lynn of the Brisbane Heat will show his skills at Kingaroy tomorrow.
MASTER BLASTER: Chris Lynn of the Brisbane Heat will show his skills at Kingaroy tomorrow. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

THREE Brisbane Heat players will sleep particularly well if they beat the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL semi-final at Etihad Stadium tonight.

Chris Lynn, Chris Sabburg and Cameron Gannon have not had much time to rest since the Heat beat the Hurricanes in Hobart on Saturday night.

The trio were up at 4.30am on Sunday to catch a 6am flight home to Brisbane to play in the Premier Grade T20 semi-final between Toombul and Wests.

Lynn top-scored with 66 not out for Toombul, smashing a six off the final ball of the game to secure the win.

He, Sabburg and Gannon then headed back to the airport to catch an evening flight to Melbourne and re-join their Heat teammates, arriving at 11.30pm.

Paceman Ben Cutting also joined the squad yesterday after being released from the Australian ODI squad following his debut against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.

He replaces fellow paceman Matthew Gale in the 13-man Heat squad.

The Renegades will also benefit by the release of opening batsman and captain Aaron Finch from international duties.

Heat physio Martin Love expects explosive opener Luke Pomersbach to play, despite the blow to the foot he took for paceman Doug Bollinger while smashing the fastest half-century of the BBL season in Hobart.

Whoever wins tonight will play the winner of tomorrow's semi-final between the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars.

They will also qualify for the Champions League T20 tournament in India later this year.

The Heat are the $2.15 outsiders tonight.
 

Topics:  bbl, big bash league, brisbane heat, cricket, melbourne renegades, t20




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Salvos deal with family pain in wake of suicide

Domestic violence spiked in Logan over the Christmas and New Year break.Photo illustration Claudia Baxter JA1310BZZ

Captain Jo Chant has witnessed the devastating affects of suicide.

Track trio involved in major injury scares

Denis Smith

Latest race falls at Albion Park

Latest deals and offers

Armed Robbery North Booval

Jarrad Alexander Stanton Deane, 29, was jailed for seven years for more than 40...

Fatality Free Friday urges motorists to take the pledge

A 31-year-old man is due to front court in custody today charged with stealing five motorbikes from various locations in the past few months.

As part of Fatality Free Friday today, police are pleading with motorists to take...

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked