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LISTEN: Errors prove costly against the top team Gracemere

CRICKET: It was a tense game.

And at the end of it, both BITS and Gracemere could not be separated in round seven of the Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Challenge in Rockhampton.

As BITS chased 100 set by top-of-the-table Gracemere, batsman Ryan Finlay was run out as he attempted the match-winning run.

But BITS captain Terry Sawyer said there were other which contributed to what otherwise should have been a famous victory for the young side.

"It was a bit of inexperience. We only needed 12 more and had four wickets in hand. We just panicked a bit," he said.

"That's going to happen with a young side."

BITS were in trouble at 6-40 before a solid partnership between Josh Finlay and Bryce Hardwick.

The final three wickets were run-outs as Gracemere applied the pressure.

"It sort of felt like a loss in the end. I think it felt more like a win for those guys," Sawyer said.

"But one point's better than none I guess."

BITS' bowlers were outstanding. All-rounder Nathan Cobb and towering quick Ky Hull claimed six wickets between them.

Wily veteran Jason Batchelor opened the attack to finish with 2-25 and his partner-in-crime Fergie Comrie took 2-9.

Following excellent bowling performances in their past two matches, BITS started the chase well to be 0-30 before a six-wicket collapse

BITS went to lunch at 3-36 and then were 6-83 after 19 overs as panic plagued the visitors.

BITS have the bye this weekend and then an away game against Rocky Brothers on December 15.

The Glen had the bye and face Frenchville this Saturday in Rockhampton.