Taroom attack sets up big win
ROB Lethbridge and Rob Adcock tore through the Crossroads batting order to help Taroom-Wandoan to a four-wicket win in the third round of Chinchilla and District Cricket Association premiership fixtures.
Crossroads danger-man opener Lindsay Lean got the home side off to a strong start and was starting to look dangerous on 41 before he was caught behind by Taroom keeper Clint Adamson off Lethbridge's bowling.
The right-arm medium pace seam bowler claimed the prize scalp only eight runs after ending Crossroads good start and getting the other opener LBW, with Crossroads at 2/58.
After a 36-run, third-wicket partnership, the bowling of Lethbridge (5/31) and spinner Adcock (4/40) saw a steady flow of wickets.
When Adcock had number eight B. Horton stumped for one, Crossroads were 8/135 and looking to be skittled for a low score.
Crossroads tail-enders S. Roberts (23 no) and K. Horton (20) had a late flurry with their highest partnership of 40 to add some respectability to Crossroads innings which finished at 176 in the 43rd over.
The home side bowlers started well, claiming opener Adamson, first drop Lethbridge and number four Sean Sorrell early to have the visitors at 3/51.
Opener Steve Newton, who top scored with 78, and Tom Ryan (27) steadied the ship before Graham Nowell (19) and Brian Argus (10 no) finished the job.
Crossroads best bowler was B. Causton with 2/15.
After a shock loss to Canaga in the first round, defending premiers Taroom-Wandoan are back on track with two wins.
All-rounder Lethbridge showed with last week's half century in the six-wicket win over Jandowae that he is lethal with bat and ball.
It was Will Argus (2/11) and Russell Sorrell (3/15) who shone with the ball in the Jandowae match.
Club secretary Tom Ryan said the side would work on its catching for this week's match against Miles at Chinchilla, as they dropped six catches during the stand by the Crossroads tailenders.