Thursday, October 19, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Rising all-rounder Etienne Pretorius underlined his value with another stand out performance for the Walkerston Roosters in Mackay Cricket Association action at Harrup Park’s George Gorrie Oval.
The sixteen-year-old Mackay-Whitsunday representative top scored with 49 off sixty balls and grabbed 3-17 off four overs with the ball in the Roosters’ five wicket loss to Pioneer Valley in the Under 17s division limited overs competition.
Pretorius – rated one of the region’s most promising young cricketers – cracked three boundaries and a six during his stylish knock in the 25 overs per side clash but was denied a half century when caught by Pioneer’s Darcy Sanderson off the bowling of gun all rounder Wes Homewood.
The talented Homewood top scored for the Valley with an unbeaten 31 off 24 balls.
In the other Under 17s fixture, Walkerston/Brothers proved too strong for Mackay Magpies in an 80-run victory at Cameron Oval.
Charles Lott (40 not out), Jack Muller (32), skipper Cameron Tomerini (17) and Marcus Sammut (17) made handy contributions with the bat while Sam Gordon (2-5) and Jamon Smith (2-12) impressed with the ball.
In Under 15A division action, Proserpine’s Kai McLoughlin snared 4-19 in his team’s 26-run triumph over Pioneer Valley/Norths at Proserpine Cricket Ground.
McLoughlin was ably supported by teammates Jack Valmadre (25), Oliver Seamer (18 not out), Matt Logan (2-5 off two overs) and Malaki Gabey (2-7) off three overs).
Mackay Magpies White edged out Brothers Under 14s at Magpies Sports Ground with Rohan Cherian (29 not out), Ishan Rana (21 and 2-15), Zac Pace (3-15 off five overs) and Brodie Graham (2-20 off three overs) sharing the spoils.
Number four Callum Strydom top scored for Brothers with an unbeaten 31 while Liam Anderson took 2-18.
Outstanding Mackay cricket prospect Etienne Pretorius hit 49 and took 3-17 for Walkerston Roosters