City United start New Year with important win

CONFIDENT: City United skipper Matt Trappel believes his team's season is back on track after a first-up win after the Christmas break.

CONFIDENT: City United skipper Matt Trappel believes his team's season is back on track after a first-up win after the Christmas break.

City United skipper Matt Trappel is confident their first up win after the New Year can propel them to a top-two finish.

Trappel was particularly delighted with the effort of his bowling attack which bowled Thornton Park out for 138.

City made 174 on a tricky wicket at Thornton No.1 with Thornton bowler Elliott Thompson having a day out claiming 5-18 from his 10 overs.

City spinner Blake Chandler was in top form as well taking 4-38 off his 10 overs, with Josh Adams and Steve Baker also taking braces.

“We had played really well in patches but hadn’t had a win since round two,” he said.

“The performance in the field was excellent, we really backed up the bowlers with good fielding.

​“It’s always good to start back with a win, but I think this one was particularly important and we can build momentum for it and hopefully make the top two.”

Trappel top-scored for City with 66, with Andrew Mullard 22 and Matt Latham 20 also making good contributions in the absence of Anru Kriel and Karl Bowd.

Trappel top-scored for City with 66, with Andrew Mullard 22 and Matt Latham 20 also making good contributions in the absence of Anru Kriel and Karl Bowd.

Apart from Thompson, Daniel Willis was the other major wicket taker for Thornton taking 3-40 from seven overs.

Ricky Mace led the way with the bat making 32 not out. Opener Johathan Gabriel scored 24 and Matthew Thompson showed resistance at No.10 scoring 23.

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