Good hit out for Macleay’s trio at regional big bash

Spin: Nulla captain Ben Taylor sends the ball down the pitch for the Macquarie Coast Stingers on Saturday. Photo: Paul Jobber.
Spin: Nulla captain Ben Taylor sends the ball down the pitch for the Macquarie Coast Stingers on Saturday. Photo: Paul Jobber.

Nulla Premier League cricket captain Ben Taylor has labelled the Macquarie Coast Stingers’ three losses in Saturday’s Regional Big Bash carnival as “frustrating”.

The Stingers had an opportunity to close out their three games with a victory but fell agonisingly short.

In their first match, the Stingers suffered a one-run loss to the Northern Rivers as they chased down their total with the final ball.

Their woes were compounded against eventual winners Coffs Coast Chargers as a batting collapse resulted in the Stingers falling 11 runs short of victory.

In their final match, the Stingers recorded an imposing 202 runs but the Northern Inland Bolters surpassed their total in the 19th over.

“It was a frustrating weekend as we should’ve won the first two games but a lapse here or there cost the team in every game,” Taylor told the Argus.

Despite losing the three games, Taylor was impressed with what he saw from Rovers’ Callan McKiernan and Jackson Korn.

“Cal and Jacko looked great with the bat and together they’ll make Rovers a formidable opposition for any team this year,” Taylor said.

“All 14 players will take something out of the weekend to take back to their club sides for this Saturday.”

The Premier League cricket competition commences this Saturday.

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