Batsmen's efforts deliver victory to All Stars

SOME big hitting by Alchemy All Stars batsmen Gordon Kerr and Tom Briscoe helped their Riverside-aligned team to a first- up win over the Star Bar Slashers in their Carlton Mid Aussie 15s debut at Aurora Stadium last night.

Kerr, from the University Club in Hobart, made 34 off 15 balls including three boundaries and a six.

Lindisfarne all-rounder Briscoe hit 30 off 14 with two sixes as the All Stars made a competitive total of 145.

The pair put on a valuable partnership to help their side recover from 3-11 at one stage to 5-116 - both batsmen belting some big hits straight for boundaries in the bonus scoring zone.

They were particularly hard on Slashers medium pacer Liam Reynolds, taking 22 off one over - Reynolds finishing with figures of 0-50 off three overs.

Richard Considine bowled well for figures of 3-16 and Legana's Matty Wells picked up 3-20, off two overs.

The Mowbray-aligned Slashers faced a big run chase to record their second win of the tournament and the task proved beyond them finishing at 10-135, off their 15 overs.

Openers John Le Fevre and Matthew Scolyer got them off to a good start hitting plenty of boundaries early - Le Fevre smashing three sixes in his knock of 23, off 13 balls.

Scolyer hit three fours and a six in making 24 and Ian Champion chipped in with 16 with two fours and a six.

But after being well placed at 3-85 off nine overs, wickets fell regularly and the required run rate became unmanageable.Alex Saunders took 3-37, off three overs and Kerr 2-25 for the All Stars earning him man of the match honours.

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