Our mens 1st grade squad had a confidence building win in their first 50 over trial match of season at Graceeville Memorial Park on Sunday against Toombul.

The bulldogs were in the field first and made immediate inroads into Toombul’s top order through Darcy Murphy 3/20 and Aiden Watterson 1/22 at one point reducing Toombul to 6 for 33. Skipper Paddy Dooley chipped in with 3 wickets of his own along with alrounder Steve McGiffin claiming a miserly 1/11 off 6 overs. Toombul eaked out a total of 133 being boweld out in the last over of the innings.

Openers Brendan Smith and Isaiah Snell made light work of the total with both batsmen belting centuries in quick time with Smith being dismissed for 109 0ff just 72 balls and Snell being retired for 110 from 105 deliveries. Steve McGiffin then chipped in with a 30 ball 50 to take wests total to 6 for 363 at the end of their 50 overs.

1st Grade play another trial this saturday against Norths at GMP.


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