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Ireland Wolves stay in hunt thanks to Young's bowling

 

By Ian Callender

The Ireland Wolves go into the final day of their three-day game against Gloucestershire II with a lead of 55 and only five second innings wickets standing after a day of hard toil in Rockhampton.

An unbroken last wicket stand of 51 kept the Wolves in the field for a total of 93 overs and gave the county a first innings lead of 40.

In 24 overs before the close, the Wolves lost their top five for 95, but first innings century maker Simi Singh is still there 14 not out.

Peter Chase was the most impressive bowler but Craig Young bowled with good pace and was the most successful while Nathan Smith kept it tight, unlike the spinners, Singh and Jacob Mulder, who conceded 149 runs in 34 overs.

SCORES: Rockhampton: Ireland Wolves 330 (88.4 overs, S Singh 107 not out, J McCollum 52, S Getkate 43, N Smith 30; M Taylor 4-54) and 95-5 (J Shannon 29) Gloucestershire II 370-9 (P Grieshaber 66, G Hankins 65; C Young 4-107, P Chase 2-52, Nat Smith 2-52). Today 11am-6pm

Campbell College: Ireland Schools 92 (35.3 overs, D Brogan 39 not out; G McFaul 3-13, V Chopra 3-13, A Cawley 2-23) Ireland U17s 95-5 (21.5 overs, N Rock 22; D Robinson 2-5). Under 17s won by 5 wickets.

Ireland U19 World Cup qualifying squad: H Tector (capt), I Anders, A Cawley, V Chopra, M Donegan, JJ Garth, J Grassi, R Kelly, G Kennedy, J Little, S Murphy, M Neville, N Rock, M Topping

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