Port City Leagues Magpies downed a gallant Camden Haven in the May Kelly Cup T20

Playing forward: Camden Haven took on Port City Leagues Magpies in the May Kelly Cup T20 at Oxley Oval on Saturday. Photo: Letitia Fitzpatrick.

Playing forward: Camden Haven took on Port City Leagues Magpies in the May Kelly Cup T20 at Oxley Oval on Saturday. Photo: Letitia Fitzpatrick.

Port City Leagues Magpies has advanced to the semi finals of the May Kelly Cup T20 competition with a solid performance against the rising Camden Haven XI.

The match was played at Oxley Oval on Saturday.

Port City Leagues Magpies has now booked its place to take on Wauchope in the finals series on Australia Day.

The Premier League side won the toss and batted first.

Ben Marron and Charles Adnum (in his final game for the Magpies) were under pressure from the start with the express, accurate bowling from Zac Alchin.

Marron hit a quick 20 before his stumps were shattered, Adnum top scored with a patient 23 and Koby Smith hit 14.

Haven tightened their grip on the game with a group of smart young bowlers who were relentless attacking the stumps on a length or there-about. Magpies felt this pressure and were all out for 102.

The Havens shared the wickets around.

Camden Haven took their turn at the crease and soon discovered the difference between local first grade and The McDonalds Premier League players.

Brendon Badenoch took the new ball and was quickly into gear taking three (3) quick wickets in an opening four (over) spell of pure pace.

At the other end leg-spinner Zac Jones deceived four batsmen in four overs, one in each over. One was a high-light reel special at 1st slip catch by Sean Minns.

The young Camden Haven side were in trouble, but the tail-end did what tail-ends often do, they hung around and fought hard to finish with 74.

Well done to Matthew Cheers and Patrick Calicetto for their 50 run 8th wicket partnership. Captain of the Havens, Ben Cole, is to be congratulated for the work he has put into making this team and club come to life.

As well as the final round of the May Kelly Cup, cricketers took the field in a series of matches including, the Brett Border Cup and the George Spencer Cup.

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