Jets land first win
THE Ipswich Jets had their first win of their debut season on Saturday, beating Macgregor in a one-day match at Aspley’s Marchant Park.
After notching 198 on the back of Trent Kammholz’s 84, Steven Doyle’s 37 and Brent Gill’s 26, the Jets bowled Macgregor out for 106.
“It was a great win,” captain Andrew Doyle said.
“It was good to get our first.
“It was good just to play a game of cricket.”
The key to victory was simple, though the Jets had not managed it previously.
“Probably consistency,” Andrew said.
“When you score 198 you are going to win games.
“This time we had a few contributors, rather than relying on one or two.
“We built little partnerships all the way through.”
Allan Doyle, father of Steven and Andrew, took 4-12 from seven overs.
“The old man bowled well,” Andrew said.
“The old boys do all right.
“He probably should have had a couple more if we hadn’t dropped a couple.”
Doyle senior wasn’t alone in bowling well.
“Overall that’s the best we’ve bowled, consistency wise,” Andrew said.
“I think we only bowled about five or six balls down the leg side.”
Ipswich missed players not yet returned from university holidays.
In their stead, Ipswich West Moreton Cricket Association players Gill and Kammholz filled in, with the IWMCA fixtures not set to resume until this weekend following the floods.
“Hopefully the university guys will be back next week,” said Andrew.