Bushies send Tilpa back into bat

In an act of fair play, the Bushies senior cricket team sent a young Tilpa side back in to bat after they were bowled out early in Saturday’s Twenty/20 cricket match at Ward Oval.

The game had only reached the 7th over before the Tilpa side was dismissed for a total of just 18 and so in an act of good sportsmanship, the Bushies generously sent Tilpa back in to bat out the remainder of their 20 overs.

(Their second score was however not recorded.)

Former NRL great, Peter Robinson, who was back in Cobar for the weekend, made a guest appearance in the Bushies’ side for Saturday’s game.

Robinson did most of the damage with the ball claiming four wickets and conceded just one run from the two overs he bowled.

Craig Tanke grabbed three wickets for five runs off his two overs and Carl Reick took 1/5 off one over.

Patrick Sullivan (4) top scored for Tilpa and hit the only boundary of the innings.

In reply, Robinson opened the batting for Bushies joining Alec Fraser at the crease.

Robinson however was only there for a short stint before he was bowled for a total of six by Travis Buckman with the score at 1/8.

Fraser was joined by a few batting partners and went on to top score with 23 before he too was bowled by Buckman.

Stephen Nicholson contributed 21 and Craig Tanke added 17 to Bushies’ final total of 94.

Buckman finished with figures of 2/11, Cody Martin took 1/5, Scott Toomey 1/10, Jack Fazulla 1/14 and Fred McClure finished with bowling figures of 1/23.

Last Friday’s scheduled game was washed out and will be replayed at a date to be advised.

With much better weather, there was feast of cricket played yesterday to celebrate Australia Day with the Camels taking on the Bushies in the opening game.

Tilpa came up against CSA in the second match and Empire were to take on Peak in the game under lights.