Big-hitting Biddle leads Grenfell to victory

Cooper Biddle Cooper Biddle belted 54 off 23 balls and retired in Saturday's junior clash against Cowra. Photo Grenfell cricket Facebook.

Cooper Biddle Cooper Biddle belted 54 off 23 balls and retired in Saturday's junior clash against Cowra. Photo Grenfell cricket Facebook.

Cooper Biddle scored 54 not out off 23 balls to lead Grenfell Bowling Club to victory over the Cowra Sixers in junior cricket on Saturday.

Biddle scored eight fours and three sixes as he belted a big part of the Grenfell total of 128 off 21.2 overs.

The Sixers won the toss and went in to bat first - and openers B Wilson and L Saunders got the side off to a cracking start.

B Wilson sent the ball to the boundary three times on his way to 19 off 34, before sending one into the hands of CJ Dun.

Saunders made 21 off 29 runs before being caught out as well.

The rest of the batting line-up was constrained to single figures, then A McDonald came in at the end and top scored with a smashing 29 off 11.

Two fours and one six saw the Cowra Sixers finish their innings at 7/117 off 24 overs.

Wickets fell to L Beaseley (1/11), R McCann (1/6), B Metcalfe (1/13) and W Wilson (1/17).

It was Grenfell's turn and W Wilson and B Smith were first to head to the crease.

Cowra struck pretty early, with Wilson run out for four and Smith caught out for eight.

M Reid made 13 off 21, including three boundaries, and CJ Dun hit a six to made 16 off 20.

Biddle's 54 took Grenfell to a total of 9/28.

Cowra's wicket-takers were L Saunders (2/2), H McDonald (1/5), I Doorey (1/8 plus a run-out), A McDonald (1/19), B Wilson (1/18), M Savage (1/25).