Sport

Blue Dogs have sniff of treble glory after latest win

Craig Jesberg seen here bowling for Laidley against Eastern Taipans.
Craig Jesberg seen here bowling for Laidley against Eastern Taipans. David Nielsen

LAIDLEY has edged closer to achieving an impressive feat after beating Brothers in their Twenty20 clash at Mark Marsh Oval on Monday.

The Blue Dogs are already assured of a semi-final berth in the two-day competition, have qualified for the one-day final and are one win away from a guaranteed spot in the Twenty20 semi-final series.

"We're pretty assured of finals in all three comps, which is pretty good I guess," Blue Dogs skipper Chris Wilson said.

"There's a lot of different factors.

"We've got a pretty settled side this season.

"We've only used 13 or 14 players.

"Jezza (club coach Craig Jesberg) is another big influence.

"He's brought a lot of professionalism to the club."

On Monday Laidley batted first and reached 138, with Dan Wilson making 30 and Frank Neser 25 not out.

"We try and stagger the batting order," Wilson said.

"So there is one guy to work the strike over and one more aggressive batter."

Batting deep also helps.

"We've got so many all-rounders, with Mick (Sippel), Welshy, Dan and Anthony (Wilson)," the skipper said.

"We bat all the way to 11."

It was a good score on a wicket that is gaining renown as a "raging turner".

Laidley, with tweakers Alex Welsh, Byron Cubit, Jack Wood and Dan Wilson, were in a perfect position to exploit it and Brothers could only manage 97 in reply.

"We've played a few games now and field three or four spinners every game," Wilson said.

"It takes a lot of turn.

"It's hard for the new batsmen to score runs when the wicket's turning."

Topics:  craig jesberg laidley blue dogs mark marsh oval twenty20 cricket



Nardya Miller honoured by her best friend

Nardya Miller passed away in January.

"She would have wanted something positive to come out of this."

Child safety intervention targets Ipswich families

A boy on bike and a car on the road

Program helps families safely care for their children at home

Burglars break into four Ipswich homes in four days

** WARNING: FACES IN MIRRORSMUST BE BLURRED ** SHATTERED: A Heights College student captures the action after a stupid member of the public tossed a glass beer bottle at the school bus. Photo Contributed

The suburbs property offenders targeted

Local Partners

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture. During the acceptance speech, the real winner was revealed.

Blue Heelers' Ditch Davey joins 800 Words cast

Ditch Davey joins the cast of 800 Words as Terry, the younger brother of George, played by Erik Thomson.

George Turner's brother, Terry, arrives to Weld with a 'few demons'

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner.

Why can’t Nicole Kidman clap properly?

Nicole Kidman's style of clapping has puzzled Oscars viewers.

FOR some reason, it seems Nicole doesn’t really know how to clap.

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.

NO ONE OFF LIMITS: Kimmel burns down the house at Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

HOST delivers a torrent of abuse on Hollywood’s night of nights.

Oscars guest’s shocking wardrobe malfunction

Blanca Blanco arrives for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017.

ACTRESS suffers X-rated wardrobe malfunction.

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!