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  • Jason Regan

Cricket results in Country Victoria/NSW

Local cricket returned across parts of Victoria over the weekend with the Hume first grade competition completing round two of matches for the new season.

Red Cliffs Cricket Association A grade

At Quandong Park, Nursery Ridge won the toss and put Millewa into bat first. No Millewa batter made it into double figures with the Nursery Ridge bowling too much to handle. Millewa was bowled out for just 62 with David Tanner the stand out bowler for Nursery Ridge, taking 3 for 19 from 5 overs.

In reply, Nursery Ridge openers Lampard (20*) and Bowen (44*) needed just 12 overs to reach the target without a wicket being lost.

At Cardross Rec Reserve, the home side took on the new kids on the block in Robinvale Euston. Cardross won the toss and sent the newcomers to the crease to bat first. Opener Thomas Lister top-scored with the bat, making 21 in a total of just 91.

In reply, Cardross raced to the target, finishing at 3 for 94 in the 21st over. J Aworth top-scored for Cardross with a well made 44 while Benham and the Zappia boys took 1 wicket each for Robinvale Euston.

At Blackburn Park, the match between the Ouyen rams and the Tempy Tigers was abandoned due to bad weather. However, there was plenty of cricket played before the rains came.

Ouyen won the toss and chose to bat first. They finished their rain-reduced innings of 35 overs at 7 for 129. Leach top-scored with an unbeaten 32 with Ryan Monaghan bawling well for Tempy taking 4 for 17 from 8 overs. In reply, Tempy was 2 for 45 after 9 overs before the bad weather halted play.

Colac and Districts Cricket Association Division One

Rain also affected matches played in round one of the Colac and Districts cricket. Only one Divison One match returned a result with the other two matches abandoned.

At Eastern Reserve, City United hosted the Visiting Alvie who won the toss and elected to bat first. Alvie was under pressure from the opening over of the match and was eventually skittled for just 110 with number 10 batter Mitchell Buhrmann leading a late rearguard action to give his team something to bowl at.

It was nearly enough, with Alvie also struggling in the bowler-friendly conditions. Slater top-scored with 30 and a patient 18 from 62 balls from Shane Currie was enough to get Alvie to the target with just two wickets in hand in the 42nd over.

At Colac's CMTP Oval, the home side took on Birregurra who won the toss and sent Colac in to bat first. Colac was well-positioned at 4 for 156 at the end of the 46th over when the rain came. Sam Mulgrew top-scored with a well made 77 with Burnett taking 2 wickets for Birregurra.

At Warrion Recreation Reserve, the home team won the toss and elected to bat first against Stoneyford. Warrion battled away with the bat but were unable to put together any significant partnerships during their innings. They were eventually bowled out for 144 in the 50th over.

Xavier Prime top-scored for Warrion with 38 while Dale Boyd bowled superbly for Stoneyford finishing with 4 for 29 from his 10 overs. In reply, Stoneyford found early trouble and was reeling at 4 for 46 before rain halted play.

Hume Cricket First Grade

At Osbourne Oval, the home side won the toss and elected to bowl first against Lockhart. Opener Spencer Small top-scored for Lockhart with 34 as his side struggled its way to 120 all out in the 39th over. Edward Perryman did the most damage with the ball for Osbourne, finishing with figures of 4 for 25 from 8 overs.

In reply, Edward Perryman proved just as damaging with the bat, smashing a brilliant 80 to get his team to the target in just 25 overs for the loss of only 2 wickets.

At Brocklesby, Brock-Burrum hosted The Rock Yerong Creek who won the toss and elected to bat first. TRYC opener Mark Alcorn top-scored with 32 as his team struggled their way to a total of 154. The wickets were shared between 6 Brock-Burrum bowlers with Dane Fenner the pick of them, finishing with figures of 2 for 5.

In reply, Brock-Burrum locked to be cruising to victory at 5 for 142 before they struck trouble. In an incredible collapse, Brock-Burrum lost their final 5 wickets for 10 runs to fall just 2 runs short of the target. Cox (3 for 19) and Alcorn (2 for 0) took the final 5 wickets to be the heroes for TRYC with opener Zac Barrenchea scoring a well made 56 for Brock-Burrum.

At Rand Oval, the home side won the toss and elected to bat first against Henty. Skipper Bryce Swift top-scored for the home team with 46 with Rand bowled out for 168 in the 40th over. Daniel Terlich was best with the ball taking 3 for 20 from 7.3 overs for Henty.

In reply, it was Shannon Terlich who almost single-handedly pulled his team over the finish line. Terlich crashed and bashed his way to 102 from 104 balls before losing his castle to Daniel Lieschke with the score at 4 for 147.

In a thrilling final over it was Sam Terlich facing the final ball needing 4 to win or 3 for a tie. He was run out looking for the third run leaving Henty an agonising 1 run short of Rand's total. Will Swift was the hero for Rand with the ball, taking 4 for 28 from his 8 overs.

Holbrook v Culcairn: This result is in dispute. Click here for the match card.


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