Beckett impresses in debut for Comets

BOMADERRY fast bowler Lain Beckett has made a smashing start to his ACT senior cricket campaign last week playing for the ACT Comets.

The 18-year-old was a surprise addition to the team, which played Western Australia in a two-day game last Monday. 

It was a tough first match for Beckett, who came up against former Australian left arm spinner Michael Beer, who captained the Western Australian side, as well as regular Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League bowler Nathan Rimmington.

Western Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Beckett received just four overs in the first innings but produced the second best bowling figures for ACT, bowling 2/6 including two maiden overs.

Western Australia was all out for 123 after 23 overs.

NSW responded with 177 runs, with Beckett, batting 11th, caught for no score. 

Western Australia found it’s momentum in its second innings with 240 runs.

Beckett bowled six overs and produced 1/24.

Unfortunetely for ACT it was not able to replicate it’s first innings momentum and were bowled out  43 runs short of the win.

Beckett was the only ACT batsmen left at the crease with 0 not out.  

Beckett will now play for an ACT XI v NSW XI in a practice match at Manuka Oval to be played from today.

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