A wrap from the cricket fields across the region.January 23, 2014 4:12am
Eastern Hill v Nagambie
Nagambie cruised to an easy victory over Eastern Hill by seven wickets.
The Hill batted first and found the going tough against an accurate Nagambie attack, after 23 overs was 4-34.
Michael Brown and Matthew O’Sullivan with a 27-run partnership tried to steady the ship.
Brown was dismissed for 14 and O’Sullivan retired hurt for 14 to be 6-67.
Brodie Sherwood and Stuart Hanley combined for a 33-run partnership.
Sherwood made 19 and Hanley, number nine batsman made 27 off 24 balls.
The Hill was all out for 117. Mark Nolan took 4-13.
Nagambie in reply was 2-17, a three and four-wicket partnership turned the game around Nagambie’s way; a three-wicket partnership of 50 runs off 36 balls between Kyle Winter-Irving and Brayden Biggs, then a four-wicket partnership of 52 off 53 balls between Kyle Winter-Irving and captain Tyrone Muir took them to victory.
Kyle Winter-irving was 84 not out (109 mins, 98 balls, 12 fours).
Kilmore b Broadford
Broadford had a 40-run victory over arch rivals Kilmore and inflicted its second defeat in a row.
Broadford batted first on a good wicket and with steady batting and a partnership made 186 with James Ingham top-scoring with 90 and opening batsman Evan Mills 37 with captain Liam Collier 17. Rhys Frost took 4-19.
Kilmore got away to a bad start to be 3-20, a third-wicket partnership of 105 runs between Ben Trezise and captain Matthew Rose took the score to 125 when Rose was bowled for 50.
Two runs later Trezise was out for 48 to be 5-127. The next five wickets fell for 19 runs. Lee McKenzie took 6-8 from 8.1 overs.
Tallarook v Alexandra
Tallarook batted first and poor batting saw them bundled out for 96.
Ross Malcolm 4-6 and Marcus Hill 3-4 did the damage with the ball.
Alexandra was in trouble at 4-26 then 6-35, a 65-runs partnership between the seven and eight batsmen in Ben Cooper and Michael Wilson steered the side home to a four-wicket victory.
Cooper made 32 not out and Wilson 26 not out.
Seymour v Avenel
Seymour in another poor batting performance was bundled out for 76 in 33.4 overs.
Kasey Duncan starred with the ball taking 7-14 off 8.5 overs.
Avenel cruised to victory in 24 overs to be 3-81, Harry Wheeler made 27 and max Jones 21.
The Kookaburra Seymour Total Sports one-day final will be played next Sunday between Kilmore v Nagambie at Kilmore cricket ground at 12.30
Nagambie won the one-day final last season and Kilmore won it in 2011-12.
Final one-day ladder: Kilmore 30 (1.74 per cent), Nagambie 30 (1.31), Alexandra 30 (1.09), Avenel 24 (1.24), Broadford 24 (1.21), Eastern Hill (1.00), Tallarook 12 (0.88), Seymour 0 (0.25).
— Ken Daniel
Round 11, January 25 & February 1: Alexandra v Avenel, Seymour v Tallarook, Nagambie v Broadford, Eastern Hill v Kilmore.
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