Hickson and McIntosh demonstrate all-round attraction

SOME of Ipswich's leading all-rounders took the opportunity to prove their value on the weekend.

Both Swifts' Dylan Hickson and Laidley's Andrew McIntosh starred with bat and ball to ensure wins for their teams.

Hickson fired his team to an outright win over Thunder at Ivor Marsden 4.

Following his first innings duck and 5-27 with the ball Hickson hit 81 not out in the Bluebirds' second dig.

It enabled Swifts to declare at 3-144, setting Thunder 230 to win, which they fell well short of.

Thunder was dismissed second time around for 73, marginally better than their first innings total of 65.

Meanwhile, at Mark Marsh Oval Laidley had no problems reeling in Centrals' first innings of 146.

After losing half-centurion Jason Cubit (60) soon after the resumption, Laidley's middle order ensured there were no mishaps as the Bluedogs reached 270.

Division One debutant Andrew McIntosh capped off his five first innings wickets by contributing 53 with the bat, then taking two of the four Centrals wickets to fall in their second innings (4-98).

In the weekend's other match Northsiders beat Taipans on 1st innings.



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