Sport

Scorchers rue call to bowl first

HARD YAKKA: Scorchers paceman Ben Smith finds the going tough.
HARD YAKKA: Scorchers paceman Ben Smith finds the going tough. Warren Lynam

CRICKET: Scorchers skipper Gerard Flegler was left rueing his decision to bowl after winning the toss, with Toombul reaching 4-335 before declaring on the first day of a two-day clash at John Blanck Oval.

Flegler admitted he underestimated how batsman friendly the Buderim wicket was as wild child Luke Pomersbach and opening partner Samuel Thomson both scored centuries in the XXXX Gold Premier Grade encounter.

Pomersbach - thrown a lifeline by Queensland this season but yet to play a game for the Bulls - made 141 before being caught by Sam Gardiner off the bowling of Alecz Day.

Day then claimed Thomson's wicket when he was caught by English import Sam Northeast late in the day for 103.

The Scorchers youngster was the pick of the Coast's bowlers, finishing with 3-100 off 20.2 overs.

Opening quick Matthew Gale - backing up from a mid-week man-of-the-match performance for the Bulls in a one-dayer against New South Wales - claimed 1-66 off 20 overs.

The powerful visitors declared with about 30 minutes of play left in the day, and Scorchers openers Northeast (7) and Julian Nielsen (3) were still there at stumps.

Flegler said: "The wicket played a bit better than I was expecting.

"If I had the chance again, I would have batted on it, I think ... But they batted really well.

"We hung in. There were a couple of chances that we didn't grab.

"Look, we're still in with a chance, but we're going to have to bat extremely well tomorrow."

Sunshine Coast coach Brad Murphy insisted the Scorchers could still win.

"Absolutely," he answered when asked if he fancied the Coast's chances.

However he said it was vital the improving Scorchers did not lose early wickets.

"I've got a lot of confidence in us now," he said.



UPDATE: RSPCA abandon search for dog with tape on muzzle

 RSPCA Inspector Laurie Stageman.

UNSUCCESSFUL end to a 12-day search for malnourished dog

Police issue warrant over $24K theft

Security camera footage captures a thief stealing $24,000 from Indian Mehfil Restaurant in Ipswich.

CCTV footage crucial in arrest of alleged thief

Cops punched, cut during violent arrest of alleged car thief

RUSH: Police were on a frantic rush to a Boyne Island street after receiving multiple 000 calls.

Police have charged a man and a woman following the incident

Local Partners

WATCH: Sneak peek at landmark legal drama 'Don't Tell'

Sara West

'Two thirds of the movie was filmed in Ipswich'

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Actor Jim Parsons has dished on an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

Ipswich house prices looking up in "seller's market”

Region's median house price climbed 1.4% to $325,000 and the median unit price fell 13.8% to $235,000 in the September quarter.

Median house price climbs 1.4% to $325,000 as unit price falls 13.8%

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Work to be done before Hungry Jack's opens

Roadworks outside the Hungry Jack's restaurant at Brassall must be completed before it opens.

Ipswich residents will have to wait for their Whoppers

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!