Big start to T20 championships

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Big start to T20 championships

South Gambier has begun its Sungold T20 Championship campaign with a comprehensive win on Sunday.

After winning the 2022/23 Dycer Constructions Big Bash the Demons got the chance to test themselves against some other local winners.

The first match was the quarter finals in Warrnambool as South Gambier played Victorian team St Andrews.

South Gambier won the toss and chose to bowl first and it did not take long for the first breakthrough to come, with Adam Vause taking the wicket.

Stephen Easterbrook snared the next wicket through a run out, as St Andrews fell to 2/29, as Jakob Opie then took a wicket, causing a monumental collapse from St Andrews.

Dave Somerfield took two quick wickets, before Robert Drenthen added another as South Gambier quickly had the opposition on the ropes at 6/54.

South Gambier cleaned up the tail quickly with Somerfield and Eastbrook picking up a wicket each, with Vause taking two.

South Gambier had bowled St. Andrews all out for 57 and only required 58 off 20 overs to win the match.

Vause was the pick of the bowlers for South Gambier taking 3/9, while Somerfield was also lethal with ball in hand taking 3/10.

In response Jed Sims and Stephen Easterbrook opened the batting for South Gambier and showed little difficulty with the run chase, with South Gambier needing just under three an over.

The pair looked to score quickly and finish the game, and the St.

Andrews bowlers had little response to the openers’ fire power.

South Gambier remarkably chased down the total within six overs with Easterbrook finishing top scorer on 38 not out, while Sims finished 18 not out.

South Gambier won the match by 10 wickets and qualified for the Sungold T20 Championship semi finals.

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