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Weston Creek upsets Queanbeyan

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Lee Gaskin

Michael Minns took 3-22 off four overs.

Michael Minns took 3-22 off four overs. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

ALL-ROUNDER Harry Medhurst believes Weston Creek's stunning victory against Queanbeyan will kickstart his club's one-day campaign.

Queanbeyan was cruising in its pursuit of Weston Creek's 257 before collapsing in drastic fashion, losing a remarkable 7-28 to fall 47 runs short at Stirling Oval on Saturday.

Weston Creek is within striking distance of the top four, with Medhurst confident the momentum can serve it well for the remainder of the season.

''It does wonders after the break for New Year's,'' Medhurst said.

''We've come off a few harsh losses in the last couple weeks, so it was good to start the New Year well.

''I think it's going to pump the boys up and hopefully we have another win next week.''

ACT Comets regulars Jono Dean (63) and Aaron Ayre (59) had the chase under control at 3-183, but once they went, Queanbeyan's lower order didn't provide much resistance.

Leg-spinner Michael Minns did the damage with the ball with 3-22, but it was classy half-centuries from Brentyn Wilson and Medhurst that laid the platform for the win.

Wilson and Medhurst made 81 and 71 respectively, while Guy Gillespie was the pick of Queanbeyan's bowlers with 4-48.

With Queanbeyan missing several players due to Australian Country Championships and national under-19 commitments, Ayre conceded it was up to him and Dean to provide the bulk of the scoring.

''For us to win the game, one of us probably needed to make a hundred,'' Ayre said. ''It's disappointing we couldn't convert, but it's more disappointing we lost the game.''

In other games, Wests/UC beat Gininderra by 21 runs, ANU rolled North Canberra Gungahlin to win a nine-run thriller while Eastlake was too strong for Tuggeranong at Chisholm.