CRICKET: It came down to the penultimate over but Boyne Island/Tannum Sands continued their winning streak to four games.
BITS were too good for Yaralla on a hot Saturday afternoon, winning by three wickets.
Captain Lucas Hall said they were obviously happy with the result although it was far from perfect.
"We played well in patches, I thought we didn't bowl as well as we would've liked," he said.
"I think we got a bit lackadaisical with our batting, a few guys got good starts and didn't go on with it.
"It's a credit to Yaralla, they played some really good cricket, they made us work pretty hard for it."
Hall said stand-outs for BITS were Trevor Tickner, who took 3-21 off just seven overs.
Terry Sawyer was pretty handy with the ball too, keeping things tight at one end, and scoring 77.
Yaralla captain Jason Batchelor and Trent Sorohan kept their team's innings together, putting on a 60-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Hall said he hated playing against Batchelor as he was a quality player and always put in.
"They nearly put them in a match winning position," he said.
Batchelor, who is Yaralla's captain, said it was disappointing to lose but there were some good signs.
"We bowled some good areas we just have to get our control and get rid of our sundries," he said.
"If you take the 25 sundries off that we bowled, it would have made it a lot closer."
Batchelor said fixing that just came to training and perseverance.
"In those pressure situations, you look to the fellas that are going to stand up and do it," he said.
Teenage bowler Harry Rideout was given a special mention by the captain for his effort in the Cap Challenge match.
The other Gladstone team, the Glen, lost to Frenchville by six wickets.
The Rockhampton-based team chased down 198 in the 38th over of the 40 over match.
BITS play Gracemere at home next week. Their only loss of the season so far came in round one against them, so they will be looking for revenge.
Yarrala host Frenchville next weekend.