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Dawson Valley clinches T20 victory

TWENTY20 VISION: The Dawson Valley Taipans took out the mid-season short format tournament on Saturday night.
TWENTY20 VISION: The Dawson Valley Taipans took out the mid-season short format tournament on Saturday night. Contributed

CRICKET: Dawson Valley Taipans pulled off a lucky escape on Saturday night, slithering out of Monto's grasp to claim the Callide Dawson T20 trophy after successfully defending a 100-run total.

Played under lights, the final saw more than a few batsmen fail to make their mark, with only four breaking in to double figures in what is traditionally a slug-fest.

Dawson Valley captain Simon Green won the toss and elected to bat first, making use of the remaining afternoon light on what at first looked like a batsman's wicket.

But thanks in no small part to Shane Carter's lethal 3-9, the Taipans were soon struggling at 5-30.

GOING FOR IT: Taipans captain Simon Green tries to lift one over cover.
GOING FOR IT: Taipans captain Simon Green tries to lift one over cover. Andrew Thorpe

A sixth-wicket partnership from Cameron Hourn (27 not out) and Ross Clancy (7) steadied the ship, guiding the Taipans to 8-100 after 20 overs.

"That partnership gave us a bit of hope and helped us get to that final total,” Green told the Central Telegraph.

GOLDEN BOY: J Parker picked up 1-20 for Monto.
GOLDEN BOY: J Parker picked up 1-20 for Monto. Andrew Thorpe

"Going in to their innings, we thought 'We've got nothing to lose' so we gave it our all.”

The attacking attitude paid off, with Monto suffering a similar collapse to the Taipans.

"When they got to 5-35 I thought, it's a level playing field - we kept the pressure on and capitalised on the situation they'd created for themselves.”

Despite some last-wicket resistance coming from No. 6 Shane Carter (38 not out) - this time with the bat - the Taipans ripped apart the Monto line-up and finished the day with a run-out to stop Monto short at 91.

NIGHT WATCHMAN: Monto's Shane Curtis handled the end of the Taipans' innings.
NIGHT WATCHMAN: Monto's Shane Curtis handled the end of the Taipans' innings. Andrew Thorpe

Green said the win would be a confidence boost for the team going into their final two games of the regular season, the team needing to win just one of those games to guarantee themselves a grand final berth.

"We'll have to get back into the 40-over format, but most of the guys in our team have been in a few seasons now so they're pretty used to being in this situation,” he said.

"We're pretty confident we'll be able to secure our spot.”


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