Jeffers ton delivers Eastern Taipans first win
RAIN and a weekend job robbed Taipans of a deserved outright win over Swifts at Redbank Plains on Saturday.
The home side went into day two of the match minus opening bowler Taylor Peach due to work commitments and having lost one-and-a-half hours to rain.
Taipans went within two wickets of an outright win but will instead have to settle for first innings points on the back of a Greg Jeffers century.
The batsman carved out an impressive 100 to give his team a 171-run first innings lead.
The home side then grabbed eight second innings Swifts wickets but ran out of time in sight of a memorable outright win.
Batsman Greig Cumming, who added 40, said his team should be satisfied.
"We took all of our chances and they had a little luck at the end so I don't think we could have done much more to get the outright," he said. "That's just cricket."
Cumming said his team would take plenty of confidence from the result despite falling just short of the outright win.
"Taylor's our opening bowler and he's pretty nippy so that set us back straight away," Cumming said.
"We fell just short but that result might just get us up a bit in coming weeks. The mood in the dressing room has been pretty good all year, even in the losses.
"It's easy to say you are focusing on the positives but for us there has always been plenty there. It's just a shame we have a bye now ... it would be good to keep the momentum going."