ROCKED BACK: Rockhampton opener Mark O’Keeffe is bowled by Gladstone’s Trent Sorohan during the limited-overs clash at Yaralla Oval.
ROCKED BACK: Rockhampton opener Mark O’Keeffe is bowled by Gladstone’s Trent Sorohan during the limited-overs clash at Yaralla Oval. Mike Richards GLACRIK

Gladstone batsment fail to fire against Rocky cricket side

JUST over 100 runs in a 50-over match is not enough when you are playing against good opposition, something Gladstone found out the hard way against Rockhampton at the weekend.

Gladstone made a strong start, powering to 2-66 after 15 overs but Rockhampton bowler Justin Peacock (4-26) then took charge as the home side was bundled out for a meagre 122 at Yaralla Oval.

"The plan was to bat for 50 overs, but we didn't do that," Gladstone batsman Michael Heymer said.

"We didn't get enough runs and that didn't give the bowlers enough to bowl to."

Despite the small total, the Gladstone bowlers provided a contest early, snaring both Rockhampton openers cheaply.

Teetering at 2-3, the visitors recovered and looked on track for victory at 2-72 but then the Gladstone bowlers struck again, claiming four quick wickets for just five runs.

It wasn't enough however with Rockhampton finishing at 6-123.

"We made it look better than it could have been when we got those four quick wickets," Heymer said.

The main positive for Gladstone is the youth being brought through their side, with top-scorer Dave Heymer and bowler Waqar Yunus still available for the Under-21 side.

Scorecard

Gladstone 10-122

  • Liam Kirk: 3
  • Dylan Cross: 5
  • Dave Heymer: 35
  • Michael Heymer: 26
  • Jason Seng: 3
  • Terry Sawyer: 9
  • Matt Shallcross: 1
  • Waqar Yunus: 21*
  • Trent Sorohan: 5
  • Josh Grieving: 1
  • Chad Gilmour: 2
  • Brock Siegert: 3-24
  • Justin Peacock:4-26

Rockhampton 6-123

  • Brendan Handley: 0
  • Mark O'Keefe: 2
  • Ken Litschner: 20
  • Shaun Gilvier: 47
  • Aaron Harmsworth: 0
  • Jason Wells: 19*
  • Brock Siegert: 4
  • Tim Reid: 22*
  • Waqar Yunus: 2-31
  • Jason Seng: 2-19