Sport

Cavaliers closing in on Webb Shield final

THE Toowoomba Cavaliers are just one game away from the Webb Shield final after making short work of Tweed District at Rockville Park yesterday.

The Cavaliers cruised home by five wickets to pick up a double bonus point and move into second spot on the ladder with one round left to play.

Tweed District batted first but struggled to build any momentum against the Toowoomba attack.

Shaun McCarthy (2-16) and Aaron Watson (2-18) struck early and often as the Cavaliers took control of the contest.

The visitors were on the ropes at 4-16 before a true captain's knock from Tait Burns (47) stemmed the flow of wickets.

But it was the only highlight in an otherwise dismal innings for Tweed District as they were knocked over for just 97.

In reply, Toowoomba needed just 11.2 overs to chase down the target with debutant Liam Brown (34no) leading the way.

The Cavaliers shared the workload with Dean White (2-9), Tom Carty (2-21) and Matt Elford (2-30) also picking up wickets.

Cavaliers skipper Troy Gurski praised the efforts of the team's bowlers to knock over Tweed so quickly.

"The boys all bowled good areas," he said.

"To go out and knock them off before lunch with the double bonus point is great."

Gurski said he was confident the Cavaliers would secure a place in the Webb Shield final.

"We're quietly confident. We've still got to put it all together in our next game," he said.

"But going on today's performance, I can't see why we won't be there."

Topics:  cricket rockville park toowoomba cavaliers webb shield



Caught in the act: Ipswich cop's good deed

A police officer was there in Joan Bell's time of need when her tyre burst in front of a busy shopping centre.

WHEN a police officer saw a distressed woman, he jumped into action.

Why Ipswich ideally placed for an A-League team

Popular Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo enjoys meeting new Ipswich City junior recruits at Sutton Park.

Brisbane Roar player backs another Qld derby

Man crushed to death in Ipswich industrial accident

Ambulance with lights on

Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

A MAN in his 60s has died in an industrial accident.

Local Partners

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

IF AUSTRALIA does have a tall poppy syndrome, Mia Freedman has most certainly been a victim.

Home town support spurs on Ipswich chef

CONTENDER: Judges have praised the work of Ipswich cook Ben Ungermann, who has avoided the dreaded elimination rounds.

Ben gets a little sweeter

Shannon Noll: What I don't like about The Voice

ON TOUR: Shannon Noll will perform in Ipswich on June 3 as part of a 35-show run.

Australian Idol veteran talks reality TV during 35-date Aussie tour

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!