Stoneyford captain Levi Dare’s blistering knock of 82 against Mortlake has helped the Maroon Caps advance to the semi-finals of a regional Twenty20 championship.
Just four teams remain in the Warrnambool-based Sungold Twenty20 Cup after yesterday’s quarter-finals.
Stoneyford made 6-201 after Mortlake sent the Maroon Caps into bat.
Dare led all scorers, while James Menzies also got to a milestone, hitting 57 runs.
Dare praised his side’s performance in the 51-run win.
“We lost two quick wickets, but then didn’t lose another until the ninth or 10th over,” he said.
“We controlled the game after the second over and put ourselves in a real position to win.”
Stoneyford restricted Mortlake to 150 in its innings.
Joe Dare took 4-29 with the ball, and captain Dare said his side’s good start with the ball was pivotal to the win.
“Obviously we got a few tight overs early on and it put them well behind, so we restricted them to 150,” he said.
Dare said the Twenty20 format was a strength for Stoneyford and that a big score to start the competition gave his side confidence going forward.
The Maroon Caps earned entry into the regional competition after winning the Colac district Twenty20 tournament in early December.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.