Rolleston’s Boyd Schwarz (batting) belts one for six in his undefeated innings of 83 against the Dysart Dingos.
Rolleston’s Boyd Schwarz (batting) belts one for six in his undefeated innings of 83 against the Dysart Dingos. Contributed

Wow of a game

ROLLESTON'S Boyd Schwarz has a century to his name and a six-wicket haul, but never put it together quite like he did at the weekend.

The Roosters all-rounder belted 83 not out with the bat and chimed in with 4-20 with the ball in easily his best performance of the year.

Chasing a competitive total of 178 set by the Dysart Dingos, Rolleston was looking shaky at 2-46 before Schwarz and opener Isaac Jones put on 133 without losing another wicket.

Schwarz said the duo rotated the strike well and sent the bad balls away to the boundary.

"We had lost a couple of quick wickets and me and Jonesy were out there and going all right. I got a couple of loose ones, which I was able to put away and just went from there," the 25-year-old said.

"I got a few full tosses, which I got a hold of. I hit a few good pull shots, which felt pretty good, and a few down the ground.

"He is great at turning the strike over, so that helped. He didn't get as many bad balls as me, but he definitely played his part.

Isaac Jones has enjoyed a solid season with the willow, hear about his 88* earlier in the year. 

"I got to bowl downwind, so I got a bit of drift and spin for my off-spinners.

"I had one LBW, two bowled and one caught at mid-wicket.

"As an all-rounder's performance this is one of my better ones."

The weekend marked the club's third win in a row and has seen them quietly move up the table to sit in second place.

It is also the only club to have tarnished the undefeated record of Emerald Brothers, but Schwarz is not daring to dream just yet.

"At the moment, we are just going week to week and see how we go," the Emerald Magpies junior said.

"We have a fairly good group of fellas. It's just trying to get a full team together.

"I thought the team bowled pretty well on the weekend, but we fielded poorly. We dropped a few catches but had a talk at drinks and improved a lot.

"We are a good bunch of blokes and good team.

"We are a good community here, and always get a decent crowd in to watch.

"I love playing for the club."

With two rounds remaining, only four points separate second from fifth as Rolleston, Clermont, Springsure and Blackwater look to join Brothers in the finals.

Round 13 fixtures

Dysart v Brothers

Clermont v Blackwater

Rolleston v Springsure

Magpies - bye


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