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Glen Innes High defeated Macintyre in open boys' cricket

The cricket season is just around the corner but Glen Innes High School have leapt into the season already.

The Glen open boys' team took on Macintyre High School at King George Oval last Friday and managed to snare a victory.

The home side won the toss and opted to bat with Ryan Mcintyre and Harrison Cooke stepping up to the crease.

Their partnership ended when Mcintyre was caught on 12 by Mcintyre's Alex Portass, with Bailey Edwards bowling.

But that brought youngster of the team, Mitch Duddy, to the crease.

Duddy and Cooke put on a 117-run partnership before Cooke was caught on 49 by Charlie Baker off the bowling of Tom Bell.

Bradyn Campion stepped up before Macintyre's Jake White claimed his first wicket with Duddy dismissed for 52.

Luke Mepham was next at the crease for Glen and he survived 27 runs before he was bowled by Dylan Gardiner.

Campion finished the 40-over innings 21 not out with Kaleb Hope on 12 not out.

Glen Innes only lost four wickets and Macintyre a target of 223 to win, or 222 for the draw.

With the ball in hand, Glen Innes made quick work of Macintyre openers with Ryan McIntyre bowling Portass for two while Campion snared the wicket of Nick Page for eight, with Jack Grob snagging the catch.

Campion didn't have to wait long before he secured his second, bowling Tom Bell for a duck.

Dylan Gardiner stepped up for the innings of the day.

As wickets tumbled around him, Gardiner kept steady at the crease.

Jake White went for five off the bowling of Harrison Cooke and Bailey Edwards was next with 18, Jack Hillier claiming the wicket.

Jarrod White departed on six with a stumping off Hillier's bowling and then Duddy dismissed Charlie Baker for two.

Luke Mepham and Duddy finished off the remaining Macintyre batsmen, Timmy Matheson and Zack O'Grady, while Gardiner remained at the crease with a match-high 107 not out.

Macintyre were all out for 200, giving Glen Innes the win.