CHIPPING IN: Duane Lihou’s 39 runs helped RSL to an impressive total of 285 against a depleted Valleys side.
CHIPPING IN: Duane Lihou’s 39 runs helped RSL to an impressive total of 285 against a depleted Valleys side. Ella Archibald-Binge

RSL uses first shot at the crease to pip Valleys

BACKING up from Friday night's Twenty20 match, Valleys could only field 10 players when the side took on RSL at CF White Oval.

RSL batted first and quickly set the pace.

Captain Todd Brady hit 12 fours to help him to an impressive 106 not out, leading the way for the RSL batsmen who piled on 285 against a depleted Valleys.

Jason Lawer (27), Will Dowie (28), Ross Lupton (37) and Duane Lihou (39) all contributed to the massive score.

Damian Anderson returned figures of 2-39 but the pick of the bowlers was his brother, Josh.

In reply Valleys was bowled out cheaply for 92, with only Curtis Allen (22) reaching double figures.

Will Dowie (3-42), Daniel Anderson (3-13) and Anthony DiBella (3-16) collected the wickets.

Wanderers v Souths

THE absence of Hayden Lanza left a gaping hole in Wanderers' batting line-up, setting them up for a tough assignment against Souths.

Wanderers headed out to bat first, posting 124 with captain Tim Harslett (31) and Trent Rogers (17) the only batsmen to really trouble the bowlers.

Souths shared the spoils among five bowlers who collected wickets.

Stepping out to bat, Souths cruised to victory in the 22nd over, hitting a six to pass the Wanderers total and losing only three wickets.

Batting together for the first time in four years, ex-Coasters captains Danny Folkers (50) and Tim Featherstone (33) made a triumphant return to the game, scoring the bulk of the runs for Souths.

Matches this weekend

 6.30pm Friday - RSL Diggers v RSL (Twenty20 match under lights) at CF White Oval.

 12.30pm Saturday - Souths v Valleys, CF White Oval.

 12.30pm Saturday - RSL v Wanderers, Sheahan Oval.

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