QUALITY: Tucabia Copmanhurst all-rounder Brayden Pardoe scored 73 not out to guide his side to victory in the Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket match against Coutts Crossing on Wednesday night.
QUALITY: Tucabia Copmanhurst all-rounder Brayden Pardoe scored 73 not out to guide his side to victory in the Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket match against Coutts Crossing on Wednesday night. Rob Wright

Pardoe steers Tucabia to victory

NIGHT CRICKET: A near faultless 73 not out from Brayden Pardoe secured Tucabia Copmanhurst’s place in the 2015/16 Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket finals series.

Pardoe joined with Joe Pigg (48) in a 125-run second wicket partnership in his Tucabia’s successful run chase against Coutts Crossing, who set 4 for 157 at McKittrick Park on Wednesday night off their 30 overs. It was the first century stand in Night Cricket this season

For the most part the partnership was chanceless, with the pair picking the gaps at will and running extremely well between the wickets.

“It was good to have someone who is pretty fit at the other end,” Pardoe said. “You get the threes a lot easier.”

Pardoe has been in top form with the bat and ball since of late returning from hip surgery.

Meanwhile for Pigg, who started tentatively, it was a successful return to top grade cricket since retiring hurt after being struck in the head by a bouncer in December.

Pointscore

After 14 rounds

Harwood 28

Coutts Crossing 26

Tucabia Copmanhurst 22

Brothers 13

Westlawn 10

South Services 9

GDSC Easts 4

Next week:

Westlawn v South Services



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