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Verrall classic delivers Ippy hard-earned pennants win

Action from the Pennants representative vigoro game between Ipswich (white) and Fassifern (purple). Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times
Action from the Pennants representative vigoro game between Ipswich (white) and Fassifern (purple). Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times Claudia Baxter

IN THE dying moments of yesterday's veteran's vigoro contest at East Ipswich, Fassifern looked to have the game wrapped up but a classic one-handed catch by Kelly Verrall changed all that.

With Fassifern requiring just three runs to win on the first innings with two wickets remaining, Verrall plucked a catch out of the air just as the ball threatened to cross the boundary and give the visitors victory.

Lynelle Packer then made it two wickets in two balls when she cleaned bowled the final Fassifern batter with the next ball to give Ipswich a memorable win.

Manager Dot Jarvis, who was scoring the exciting contest, said it was a wonderful finish.

"It was pretty nerve-wracking at the end," she said.

"It looked like we were going to do it easily but Fassifern fought really hard with the bat and in the end we had to pull out something special to win.

"Kelly Verrall's catch in the outfield was the moment that swung the game.

"I had just said to my fellow scorer we are going to need two wickets in two balls and that's exactly what happened."

Jarvis said it was just another great contest played in fantastic spirits between the two teams.

"It was a good hit-out for both teams," Jarvis said.

"We are all really good friends but there is always a bit extra in the local derby."

For Ipswich, Lee Scuds, Lynelle Packer and Fiona Burns were the key contributors with the bat while Naomi Schaper took 2-5 with the ball.

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