Frenchville's Chew downs the runs set by The Glen in round 3
CRICKET: Despite a superb 5-33 from The Glen's red-hot Jason Seng, it was not enough as his team suffered its first loss of the Frenchville Sport Club Capricorn Challenge competition.
The round three clash saw visitors Frenchville run down The Glen's total of 6-165 and win by three wickets.
The Glen built a competitive total on the back of solid efforts from Liam Kirk with 40 not out, Greg Purdon (38 runs) and Seng who scored 20, but its bowlers were inconsistent as a collective unit.
"We bowled very poorly at the start and they scored quickly early and before we knew it, the game was almost over," The Glen captain Dave Heymer said.
Frenchville's opening batsman Sam Chew set the platform of the chase with 48 while Jack Harris scored 45 before Seng sent a scare through the visitor's shed.
Heymer said his team fought back well and could have won the game if the bowlers kept it tight early.
"We bowled well at the end to save it a little bit, but it was not a great bowling performance and disappointing because we should have won the game," he said.
The captain praised Frenchville's bowlers well led by Sean Walsh (3-24).
"We batted alright and their bowling made it hard to score runs as it was very slow off the pitch and couldn't really get any pace on the ball," he said.
"But Greg Purdon and Liam (Kirk) batted well for us and I think we had enough runs to win."
The Glen take on Gracemere in Rockhampton while BITS host Rockhampton Brothers on November 10.
Top-level cricket takes a break this weekend because of the North Queensland Championships in Mackay.
Frenchville Sports Club Capricorm Challenge - R3
Frenchville 7-166 (S Chew 48, J Harris 45, C McMahon 30; J Seng 5-33) d The Glen 6-1165 (L Kirk 40no, G Purdon 38, J Seng 20, Z Robertson 18, D Heymer 15, H Rideout 13no; S Walsh 3-24)
Gladstone Cricket Incorporated - R3
BITS Strikers 5-190 (J Haward 31, H Allan 28, R Adams 18, A Kelly 12; J Neervoort 1-9, N Hodge 1-17)
Gladstone Brothers 4-106 (J Mattson 26, D Ogden 18, J Bebendorf; B Price 15; V Patel 2-7, S Shayla-Rouvray 2-19) d The Glen 8-103
Gladstone Brothers Blue 5-145 v BITS Bulls 124 (F Judd 35, L Nye 13, J Shea 11; W Barker 3-2, H Manttan 3-12, L Sanders 3-16)