Super 77 by Seng sets up big win in T20 grand final at Gabba
CRICKET: The Glen's Jason Seng made a splendid 77 to lead CQ Seamers to a grand final win against last year's champions Mackay-Whitsunday Nitros at the Bulls Masters T20 Country Challenge in Brisbane today.
Seng was named man of the match.
Seamers set Nitros a total of 6-162 and were dismissed for 135. And Seng, left-arm spinner Logan Whitfield (3-24) and quick Ben Milne came to the fore with devastating results.
Nitros raced to 1-34 after three overs before CQ Seamers applied the breaks.
Seng made an almost immediate impact when he dismissed hard-hitting Mitchell English for 18 runs and had Nitros 2-41 at the end of the fifth over.
English had previously sent speedster Milne and Joe McGahan over the rope for sixes.
But Milne had put opening bat Brenton Polzin on his backside with a searing delivery.
Whitfield then made it 3-58 when Peter Blaik lofted the ball to Adam Keen for 11.
Paceman Joe Pratt was given some stick when Jason Butterworth and Jack Sambell hit him for 15 runs to take Mackay-Whitsunday for 3-79 off just nine overs.
Whitfield again showed his class when Butterworth spooned a catch to mid off and the game then swayed in Seamers' favour.
Joel Bruun was next to go when Whitfield flighted a ball to have him stumped.
Milne then took successive wickets in what was a maiden over to be on a hat-trick before Adam Knezevic squeezed Milne's yorker away.
Sambell then teed off leg-spinner Justin Peacock's first over (18 runs) for two sixes before he holed out to deep mid on by Todd Harmsworth for a well-made 40.
Seng was then re-introduced in the 17th over and kept it tight save for a dropped catch and an inside edge for four off Knezevic's bat.
Mason Kholer was McGahan's first victim and the ninth wicket before Seng closed it when he ran out Lane Kohler.