JOE SELWOOD’S 130 wasn’t enough as Tetbury fell short against Rockhampton.

Hosts Rockhampton won the toss and elected to bat.

The bowlers had to be meticulous. Despite the occasional boundary, Tetbury did well to restrict the scoring opportunities and keep the run rate between 4-5 an over – without finding a breakthrough.

It wasn’t until after drinks with the score at about 140 when the first wicket fell. Alex Evans getting the breakthrough.

Rockhampton’s young opener batted well to reach his score of 120.

Evans later came back for a solitary over and bagged himself another wicket. Price also came back on to take a couple of late wickets. In the 43rd over a seemingly blatant run out was given not out by the umpire but they managed to take seven wickets.The home side finished on 271-7 from their 45 overs.

In response, James Westhead opened with Dan Price. Westhead cut a short pitched delivery straight to point. He struck it well enough but the fielder didn’t have to move. Westhead hung his head in disbelief.

With Ryan Walker suffering from a headache, Selwood was promoted and what an inspired decision it proved to be.

After Price was dismissed for eight, bringing captain Meacham to the crease, a wonderful partnership then ensued with Selwood. Always good for 15/20 runs nobody expected what followed as he rocketed up to 130.

Walker came out to partner Selwood and despite a crisp boundary and some singles, was bowled off his pads. The game was still in the balance.

In the end Tyler Stevens and Jamie Ponting were left with 50 to win from three overs but Tetbury finished 44 runs off the target.