Frenchville Falcons’ captain Jason Wells is looking forward to the change in pace
Frenchville Falcons’ captain Jason Wells is looking forward to the change in pace Allan Reinikka

Falcons skipper Wells looks to change of pace

FRENCHVILLE Falcons' captain Jason Wells is looking forward to the change in pace as Rockhampton Cricket A-grade fixtures switch to the 40-over format again.

Frenchville remain unbeaten at the top of the table after five rounds, but not after slugging it out with Brothers last weekend in the second day of their 80-over clash.

"It was nothing we didn't expect going up against Brothers, they have plenty of good players. But the game turned out how we expected and we knew it would be difficult to bowl them all out in time but we got there," Wells said about Frenchville's 48-run round-five win.

The A-grade teams will switch their focus back to the 40-over format again for today's (Saturday) round six, with Frenchville taking on Norths, who are propping up the table, while the second-placed Gracemere play Brothers, in third.

It will be the last round played this year, with round seven (80-over matches) getting under way on February 2.

But there will still be plenty of cricket action happening in the area with the third Central Queensland Championship round scheduled for January 13. Callide Dawson play Rockhamption in Biloela while Gladstone host Central Highlands.

Also, most of the cricketers will be involved in the three week Frenchville Sports Club Twenty20 competition, including Wells' team, who will line up in the A-grade. They are also entering a team in the corporate division.

"It's always good to have a change and play the shorter form of the game, and it's on at a good time of year...it's a break from normal cricket and it's fun," Wells said.

The T20 competition gets under way on January 5.